Chris Lenzi

Owner/Coach

Qualifications

CrossFit Level 1

Crossfit Strongman

Crossfit Rowing

Crossfit Kettlebell

About Coach

As a young child, I grew up riding dirt bikes from age 7 and it turned into a successful racing career of over 25 years. Now that I am "retired", older, and wiser, I frequently ride for fun and exercise. I spend a great deal of time in the winter rehabbing older dirt bikes and turning them into gems. I chose to pursue racing dirt bikes (Motocross) after high school and going to college at night. I attended MCC for Mechanical Technology and then transferred on to Rochester Institute of Technology for a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology with a minor in construction management. Outside of my "day job", I'm dedicated to my Brickyard CrossFit gym partners and making our dream of creating a strong, beautiful CrossFit gym a reality. I enjoy my busy life raising 3 children and coaching them through their activities and sports.

Turning Point

Motivation & Passion

After multiple injuries racing, I was still focused on being in best shape for racing and living a healthier lifestyle. I was introduced to CrossFit in 2006. I have spent the last 15 yrs rehabbing my body and making it stronger and more flexible for my future! It made sense to me to learn CrossFit at the coaching level in order to truly get the most out of it and keep myself as healthy and strong as I could. Before starting CrossFit in 2006 I thought I was in shape for CrossFit. Then I went through Foundations and was shocked that I could not hold a barbell overhead, complete more than 3 pull ups, or squat more that 135 #’s. I said to myself, "this will never happen again!" This motivation has turned me into a better CrossFit athlete and given me a stronger mental fortitude to accomplish anything I face in life. In 2020 I was diagnosed with cancer and it scared me to no end! But, with the mental fortitude that I have developed as a CrossFitter has given me the healthy body and mental toughness to overcome cancer. There is a saying I live by - “You just can’t beat the person who won’t give up." Babe Ruth.

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