Joe Chavez

Joe Chavez



Exercise Physiology Degree University of North Carolina at Pembrok

Crossfit Level 2 Certification

Crossfit Level 1 Certification

Burgener Strength Level One

USA Weightlifting Level 1

Precision Nutrition Level 1

Safesport Certified

Crossfit Gymnastics Course

Crossfit Scaling Course

Crossfit Spot the Flaw Course

About Coach

My name is Joe Chavez, and I became a member of Crossfit Jackson in the summer of 2020. I joined the coaching staff at Crossfit Jackson in April 2023. Before moving to Jackson, I was a full time student and part time CrossFit coach. And before that I served in the United States Army from 2007 until 2015. Like many members of the military, I was on deployment (2010-11) and was told about these workouts the Navy Seals were doing. I was initiated with a little workout called Fran. Ten minutes later I felt my femoral artery pumping, I was breathing hard, sweating, and trying to figure out what happened. Throughout my career I maintained an excellence in all categories of the Army Physical Fitness Test and was humbled by a simple couplet. After that I would add a CrossFit workout on occasion with regular hypertrophy training

Turning Point

After leaving the military I did zero cardio for the next few years. Zero. I gained some weight even though I still lifted weights. On the recommendation of a friend I joined a CrossFit gym in 2017 and have been humbled ever since. Joining a Crossfit gym has been a fantastic experience. Working out alongside other who push themselves to see what they are capable inspires me to work harder.

Motivation & Passion

As a former senior non-commissioned officer in the Army, training and leading were always present in my day to day activities. Coaching brings back that sense of purpose for me. Investing in each athlete and celebrating their accomplishments in life and at the gym are the reason I coach.