Certified Crossfit Level 1 Instructor
Certified Crossfit Gymnastics Instructor
Whole 9 Nutrition Workshop Participant
Whole 9 Vegetarian & Vegan Nutrition Workshop Participant
Jonathan’s mother described him as a “spirited child.” Growing up in sunny/sleepy Sequim, Jonathan found an outlet for his “spirited-ness” through sports, and any and everything that could occupy his ever-active mind. Hobbies for Jonathan growing up included, but were not limited to, playing baseball, soccer, and basketball, practicing the piano, writing terrible rock songs on his guitar, competing in math challenges, and memorizing the statistics off of every single baseball he could get his hands on.
Upon reaching high school, Jonathan narrowed his sports related focus to baseball, which eventually led to his interest in strength and conditioning. Jonathan began Crossfit in his parent’s garage at the age of 17, after googling “fitness programs” - and he’s been hooked ever since.
Jonathan’s thirst for knowledge and love of physical activity found a perfect synthesis in Jogo, where he can not only train hard, but also think hard about training. He is intensely interested in program design, ideal human movement, and the pursuit and discovery of balanced fitness.
HOMETOWN: Sequim, WA
WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO BELLINGHAM: WWU originally, but then I decided that I like it so much, I might as well stay!
SOME FAVORITE MEMORIES: Setting “booby traps” outside of my brother’s room when I was 5. Winning the high school talent show as a member of a Beatles cover band (“The Feables”). Competing (and taking 2nd place -- added by Em) in “Team Amanda” at the 2011 Northwest Crossfit Regionals.
CURRENT PLAYLIST: Radiohead, Kanye West, Sufjan Stevens.
FAMILY: Dad (Ron), Mom (Sue), Brother (Andy), & Sister in law (Sara).
FAVORITE LOCAL EAT: Sweet potato fries from Bayou on Bay, or Mallard’s ice cream.
FAVORITE BOOKS: “The Complete Calvin & Hobbes” (Watterson), “Olympic Weightlifting” (Everett), “Animal Farm” (Orwell), or anything to do with philosophy, especially metaphysics and ethics.
FAVORITE HOBBY: A tie between reading philosophy and writing training programs.
FAVORITE LOCAL HANGOUT: Jogo!
LAST LOCAL PURCHASE: Dark chocolate and bacon from the Co-op.
DREAM VACATION: Perhaps a trip to watch the Olympics in a far away exotic location.
ONE THING ON YOUR BUCKET LIST: Be published in a field I’m passionate about.
WORD THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOU: “Spirited”
BIGGEST PET PEEVE: Anything that prevents me from sleeping.
FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT: I’m a man of simple taste… Fiamma Burger.
GUILTY PLEASURE: Ice cream. But I do not feel guilty about it!
WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE ABOUT YOUR LIFE: Mark Hamill, circa 1977.