Coach AJ “Joey” Shishineh’s BIO

I am a CrossFit Level I part-time trainer at a CrossFit affiliate in Columbia, MD and I work full time as an aero engineer. I am obsessed with anything relating to CrossFit or nutrition and I love to pass any knowledge I have to others with the same passions. I have been CrossFitting on my own since September, 2010. I joined a box in August, 2011.
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My CrossFit Story:

Throughout high school and college I did typical globo-gym workouts and played a couple recreational sports. After college I became very bored with my workout plan (which had no nutritional component) and I wasn’t making any progress. On a summer trip, my friend said, “hey, let’s do a workout here at the beach house…”, I thought to myself there is no way I can workout without dumbbells and a bench. The workout was: 10 rounds of sit-ups, squats, and push-ups. By the 3rd round I couldn’t even do a single push-up. I continued CrossFit on my own for about a year but I did not see significant gains until I received formal coaching and cleaned up my diet. It sounds cliche but CrossFit has changed my life – from the friends I have made to the things I have learned about myself.

I started coaching and training clients in the summer of 2012 and I am passionate about helping others achieve their fitness goals.

Certifications:

-CrossFit Level I

Athletic Achievements:
-7th place finish Mid-Atlantic 5TON5K
-6th place finish 2013 Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Open (Team)
-13th place finish 2013 Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Regionals (Team)
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