Oly Coach: Jake “The Destrominator” Walsh

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Jake at Greensboro
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CrossFit Certified Level I Trainer
USA Weightlifting L1 Sports Performance Coach
CPR/AED Certified, American Red Cross
Sergeant US Army, Medic with the Infantry (2004 – 2010)
Seeking BS Sports Medicine from South University
Founder: Honor Our Heroes Foundation


Email: jake@crossfithiltonhead.com


Jake is a no nonsense guy. He doesn’t hear excuses. He cares only about your success; which he will tell you, happens when you quit talking about it and just do it.

Coach Jake’s dry sense of humor makes him fun to be around and his laser eye for detail makes him a master of coaching technique. Coach Jake was introduced to CrossFit while serving in Iraq, he found he could perform most exercises and piece together workouts from the CrossFit main-site WODs with his limited equipment and challenging environment. His desire to learn more and do more led him to CFHH after his honorable discharge in August 2010.

He’ll never forget that first CFHH WOD when Coach Craig told him, “you have the worst form I’ve ever seen,” as Jake attempted to replicate a self-taught snatch. It was then, the coaching and community portion of CrossFit clicked for Jake. He realized CrossFit is SO much more than the pre-programmed WODs which have been posted daily on the main-site for the past 15 years and he wanted to be more involved. He earned his CF-L1 Coaching Certification in June 2011, his USAW L1 in 2012 and is currently working towards his college degree. Coach Jake is the founder of Honor Our Heroes Veteran’s Foundation. He says, “I’ve never been healthier, happier, more confident or more able than I am today, thanks to CrossFit and the superior individuals I’ve met along the way.”

Coach Jake Specializes in Military Fitness, Functional Training, Olympic Weightlifting and CrossFit. He is the assistant Coach of the CFHH Barbell Club and enjoys helping competitive athletes find their edge. Coach Jake’s Military Experience gives him the tools to prepare any new recruit or reservist both mentally and physically. He’s been improving lives at CFHH since 2011, yours could be next.