Wodify: Results in a box


John Carstensen, C.S.C.S.

Fitness has been a constant in my life since I was child. It’s level has varied from riding my bike through the various trails of New York City’s parks to flying 17ft through the air as a division one collegiate pole vaulter for the University of Rhode Island. While earning my degree in exercise science from Rhode Island and competing at national levels for their track and field program I learned the importance of good physical training. Now that I am no longer considered an “athlete” by most definitions I have turned fitness into my new sport. Feeling and seeing the differences that fitness has made in my life has inspired me to spread my knowledge and passion to every person I meet and/or coach. You should be able to go out on a run, be a starter on every team you play for, ride your bike, or pick up a 50lb bag of dog food without even considering the option of failure. I strive to make exercise as fun and as beneficial to all of my athletes as it is for me. I say athletes because as far as I’m concerned we are all athletes in our own right. If we all trained like Olympians, military personnel, or various professional athletes, being “out of shape” would never be an issue. I have trained children, mothers, college, high school and professional athletes, each with different ability levels. Implementing functional high intensity movements to all of my athletes fitness programs is the key to great success. I love what I do and could not imagine doing anything else.

B.S. Exercise Science – Univ. of Rhode Island 09’
National Strength and Conditioning Association – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer
USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Certified Coach
American Council on Exercise – Certified Personal Trainer
American Red Cross CPR/AED Certified