ISORROPIA: ( ISO-ROW-PIA) GREEK FOR “BALANCE”
CROSSFIT ISORROPIA: THE PURSUIT OF A WELL BALANCED LIFESTYLE THROUGH PHYSICAL, MENTAL, SOCIAL AND SPIRITUAL TRAINING. FINDING BALANCE IN ANUNBALANCED WORLD
The History behind Isorropia
I’ve had a passion for playing sports my entire life. Growing up I mainly focused on competitive soccer, football and track. I received a scholarship for Football at Ouachita Baptist University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science. In 2007 I moved to TX to become a Sports Performance Coach at Velocity. I worked with all levels of athletes focusing on strength and speed training. I also began CrossFit Training in 2007 & was immediately hooked! I found my new sport! I finally discovered an avenue of training that incorporates a team environment, pushed my body to new limits and fed my hunger for competition again. In 2008 I became a Personal Trainer incorporating CrossFit methods to help “regular” men and women lose weight and construct lean bodies. With only a hand full of clients (which I am honored to say are still my faithful clients to this day) I started Isorropia Performance & Fitness. From 2009 to 2012 I along with the help and support of my wife, Jamie Lynn continued building Isorropia and the CrossFit community in North Dallas. On 3/1/12 we officially affiliated with CrossFit becoming the 1st CrossFit in Carrollton, TX and changed our name to CrossFit Isorropia. With humble beginnings our first “box” was literally built out of our garage which ended up expanding to our driveway, the ally and a nearby park. After 8 months we realized it was time to relocate. In November 2012, we moved to 1467 Lemay Dr. Carrollton, TX 75007. As of August 2015 we decided we needed more space so we expanded next door. We now have over 6,500 sq ft to play and we’re loving every minute of this exciting journey that God has placed before us. We are also excited to announce that our very own Masters Athlete, Lidia Beer finished 2nd in The World during the 2016 CrossFit Games held in Carson, CA. As Lidia’s Coach I was so proud and honored to see her stand on that podium as 2nd Fittest in The World for her age division. CrossFit has changed the face of fitness and with good reason, It works! This is my passion and I don’t ever see myself doing anything else.
- B.A. KINESIOLOGY / EXERCISE SCIENCE
- CROSSFIT LEVEL I CERTIFIED
- CROSSFIT LEVEL II CERTIFIED
- CROSSFIT MOVEMENT & MOBILITY
- CROSSFIT COMPETITORS COURSE
- CROSSFIT ENDURANCE
- USA WEIGHTLIFTING (2007 and 2016)
- VSP PERFORMANCE COACH
- AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE
- SPARQ TRAINER CERTIFIED
- FIRST AID/CPR CERTIFIED
Fitness in 100 Words:
Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports.
Spiritual Fitness in 100 Words:
Start with grace. Train to be more like Jesus. Pray and truly listen. Serve, encourage and live in community. Love others with your words AND your actions. Break bread with people who aren’t like you. Move toward your fears. Be quick to forgive the faults you see in others. Pray for others more than you pray for yourself. Use your talents to honor Him, but recognize pride and be humble. Seek contentment. Choose Joy. Give with a generous heart. Be thankful for His blessings and learn to appreciate challenges. Seek to know God deeper. Study His word. End with grace.