Joon Kee Bae

CrossFit and Sweat Coach, Private Training, Olympic Lifting

Joon Kee Bae

CrossFit and Sweat Coach, Private Training, Olympic Lifting

Biography

  • CrossFit and Sweat Coach
  • Private Training
  • Olympic Lifting

Joon began his fitness career after joining the local gym to try to get bigger for football. He fell in love with the science behind strength and hypertrophy and became obsessed with going to the gym. As much as he loved the physical gains he was receiving, he loved the mental gains even more. He began going to the gym twice a day, before school and after practice, and eating healthier. Then he watched the CrossFit Games on ESPN and felt inspired. The goal to excel in all areas, rather than specialize in one area, really connected with him. He took Foundations and got his butt kicked. Since then, he spent way too much time inside of CrossFit Englewood in New Jersey. After being asked a few times by the owner of Crossfit Englewood, he finally took the Crossfit L1 seminar and began coaching.

When coaching, he felt he had the answers for most questions regarding form and movement, but stumbled on helping members out with nagging pains and injuries. He switched majors at his local community college from psychology to exercise science, went to massage therapy school, took online courses and seminars about anatomy, and shadowed a couple therapists and doctors. He realized that most people are getting hurt because they are moving poorly or not moving at all. He therefore decided to try to help people at what he believed to be the root of the problem and worked to become a full time coach. He became a coach at CrossFit Catacombs in January 2019. Although he began this career to help people move better, he enjoys helping strengthen people’s mental game the most, not only in the terms of being a better athlete, but also a better person. He ultimately cares about the character of a person in and outside the gym.

Certifications:

  • CFL-2
  • RockTape FMT IASTM
  • USAW
  • OPEX CCP L1
  • NASM