Paul Martin

Paul Martin

Crossfit Level 1 Coach


Before Crossfit, I had been mostly a runner with a smattering of weight training thrown in for good measure. I have run a few marathons and a large number of half marathons, 10k’s, short distance triathlon’s, etc. My personal best time for a half marathon is 1 hour and 40 minutes (7:37/mi average pace). I am exceptionally proud of that, since I was 42 years old at the time. In 2013 I completed Ironman Lake Tahoe. Ironman no longer runs the Lake Tahoe venue because after two years, it was deemed too high of a “did not finish” (or DNF) rate to keep it going. I followed that up with a half Ironman in 2017, and continue to throw half marathons in here and there. I started coaching crossfit in 2011, and quite by accident. I was introduced to crossfit in 2010, and immediately fell in love! I was very passionate and got my coaches certificate really just to be a better crossfitter. When our gym owner needed some time to have a baby, I was asked to step in, and they liked my style enough to keep me hanging on until that gym was closed in 2017. As a coach, I continue to look for insight into movement, mechanics, and the theory behind the exercises and workouts. I feel my style is a safety first type of attitude. At 48 years old, I have been plagued with few injuries and I am constantly looking to help members avoid common pitfalls and problems. Scaling workouts to fit your particular needs and goals is a challenge but one that a lot of time coaching has helped with quite a bit. I do a lot of focus on mechanics and your particular body mechanics to bring about the most efficient movement for YOU so you can reach the goals you want. In my spare time, I am a board certified Head and Neck surgeon.

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