Jax Purwins

Jax Purwins


  • CrossFit Level 1 Certificate


I’ve been an athlete all my life and reveled in throwing myself into sports growing up from gymnastics, to track & field, to lacrosse, and finally diving. Gymnastics was my primary passion, and I competed at various levels for ten years. I ended up making the switch from gymnastics to diving during my senior year of high school and immediately fell in love with the new challenges it provided. Thanks to coaches who saw more potential in me than I ever saw in myself, I got to compete for the University of Arizona’s Swim and Dive team for three years.

I discovered CrossFit in the summer of 2020, thanks to the Covid pandemic. Covid shutdown all of our dive training for six months, so I was searching for some other way to stay active and motivated. Although I haven’t been a part of the Purgatory Community for very long, I absolutely love this gym and the energy & passion that its members bring every single day. Crossfit has helped me recognize, acknowledge, and attack weaknesses in my fitness that I’ve long ignored in my specialized sports training, and I can’t wait to continue expanding my knowledge and love of this sport while helping others achieve their goals as well!

A Few Other Facts about Me:
-I’m an Honors physiology student at the UofA
-My favorite CrossFit movements are muscle ups, handstand walks, and dumbbell snatches
-I love country music and baking (cookies are my specialty!)

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