James Audia

James Audia


  • CrossFit Level 1 Certificate


I have spent my life doing various types of sports. Most recently (within the last 10 years) I have become an avid cyclist and competitive mountain biker. I have really enjoyed it, but felt that there was something else I could be doing to improve my standings. In 2016 I was introduced to Crossfit by my amazing sister-in-law and her husband at their local gym. I remember feeling overwhelmed at what was happening walking into the gym for the first time.  There was loud music, barbells crashing to the floor and people laying on the floor after finishing their workout…..I was a little scared to say the least.  After that experience, not only was I sore for days, but I was hooked!   When I got home, I immediately went to the closest Crossfit gym I could find and joined.

After joining Purgatory I don’t think I missed a 5 am class the first 6 months.  After being at Purgatory for a few months I realized that the workouts were great but what I really liked was the environment.  Every day I got to share an experience with other athletes.  The positivity in every Crossfit gym I have been to, especially Purgatory, is addicting.  There is a great mix of comradery and competitiveness.  

I decided to become a coach to help others, but mostly I like being at the gym.  I love high volume cardio workouts.  The longer the better! 

Hope to see you in class!

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