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THE CROSSFIT 919 COMMUNITY

CrossFit 919 opened in 2011 as a way to bring more fun, health and wellness to the RTP community. Our passion is helping people new to fitness achieve goals they never thought possible.

WHO WE ARE

CrossFit 919 is a family-run affiliate in the RTP and SouthPoint area of Durham. We run a 6,000 square foot facility with a small gym feel. Our community ranges from people new to exercise, to busy working parents, to collegiate athletes. We are here to help you push outside the boundaries of past experience and comfort. Together, we have fun and build confidence through healthy physical activity.

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“The staff has always been incredibly nice and encouraging, and I have never had an experience that would make me not want to return (this is kind of a big deal in the world of workout classes… I’m hard to please). What impresses me most is their attention to the safety of the exercise program. I am an experienced exerciser, and I have never seen them do anything at the gym that is of questionable safety. At CrossFit 919, the trainers seem to be highly trained in proper technique and safety – and they educate us on these issues before we attempt the exercises. They also always offer modifications or alternative exercises if someone can’t do something for some reason. They have earned my respect with regard to their gym and their training system.”
Erin
“I am really proud of where I am now. I have lost almost 30 pounds, and I did my first Rx workout at CrossFit today. I have a long way to go, but I’m so excited about how far I have come!! Huge thanks to all the coaches who have pushed me, and all the other CrossFit members for encouraging me!! And to Krista Spicher for the all nutrition consultation over the past month. She provided constant support and led me towards a lifestyle change I can maintain! Eating real foods and following her program has given me so much more energy to be the mom I’ve always wanted to be!”
Vanessa

MEET OUR COACHES

Jason Turner

Owner & Coach

Education:
BAs in Psychology and Philosophy & Religion

Certifications and Seminars:
CrossFit Level 2
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Endurance
CrossFit Gymnastics
Carl Paoli Freestyle Seminar (gymnastics)
RP Strength Nutrition Seminar
Whole 30 Nutrition Seminar

Favorite Movements:
Running, cleans, toes to bar

Hobbies:
WODs, workouts, workouts of the day, fitnessing, travel, CrossFit, reading, hiking. Also, gym stuff.

Barbara Turner

Owner & Coach

Education:
BA in Anthropology

Certifications and Seminars:
CrossFit Level 2
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
CrossFit Powerlifting
CrossFit Mobility
CrossFit Scaling
Pendlay Olympic Weightlifting Level 2
Klokov/Ilyin/Polovnikov Olympic Lifting Seminar
Donny Shankle Olympic Lifting Seminar
Caleb Ward Olympic Lifting Seminar
Outlaw Way CrossFit Training Camp
Carl Paoli Freestyle Seminar (gymnastics)

Favorite Movement:
Clean

Hobbies:
Any kind of travel, coffee, time with my daughters

Motto:
“Be as I am – a reluctant enthusiast….a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure.” – Ed Abbey

Stew Peters, DC

Coach

Education:
Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine, BS in Health Science/Rehabilitation Biomechanics and Occupational Therapy, 8 years of service with the US Marines

Certfications and Seminars:
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Defense
First Degree Black Belt, Kempo Karate

Favorite Movement:
Linda (Three Bars of Death)

Hobbies:
Yoga, time with my kids

Motto:
Master your mind, fortitude. Master your basic movements, virtuosity. Begin as you mean to go!

Katrina Donahue, MD

Coach

Education:
MD (Professor of Family Medicine at UNC), Masters of Public Health in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (MPH)

Certifications and Seminars:
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Gymnastics
USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
USA Weightlifting Advanced Sports Performance Coach
Carl Paoli FreeStyle Seminar (gymnastics)

Favorite Movement:
Snatch

Hobbies:
Running after my 4 boys (2 sons, husband and cornish rex cat)

Motto:
“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face” – Mike Tyson

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