“Pursue virtuosity in functional movement. Believe unconditionally in yourself and the ability of others. Learn new skills – Teach them to a friend. Forge an indomitable body and spirit. Apply character traits learned in the gym to life: Perseverance – Honesty – Integrity – Resilience – Courage – Loyalty – Respect and Service. Be humble. Encourage others.” – Greg Amundson
The above quote perfectly encapsulates LJ Cunningham’s approach to fitness and what he strives for every day as a CrossFit trainer. After finding CrossFit in 2012, LJ threw himself full-time into the CrossFit world of training, fitness and community and hasn’t looked backed since. Now, with 4+ years of experience in CrossFit, mobility, aesthetics, competition programming and endurance, LJ is excited to be joining the team at Patriot CrossFit.
He began his fitness career obtaining a NASM-CPT and began interning at CrossFit Queens in Astoria, NY. From there he grew to full-time coach and sales manager, with a strong focus on community building — his favorite aspect of CrossFit. In 2015 he took a position at EVF Performance CrossFit Columbus Circle in NY, NY where he introduced a mobility program based on Kelly Starett’s Supple Leopard and built a competition program “Vikings,” while coaching CrossFit, building up his personal training clientele and serving as Member Outreach Coordinator for the gym. He launched Battle Axe Built in 2016 as a lifestyle fitness brand with a goal to make fitness accessible to anyone who has the mindset and grit to build their armor from the inside out.
CF-L2 (August 2016)