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Our king of the Point is Jose Ramirez! Everyone loves JOSE because he is just so nice. He is a hardworking, dedicated and humble athlete that is willing to learn from his coaches.  Jose is committed to improving his mobility, movement progression and weightlifting. The most rewarding part of knowing and training Jose is that he shares his loves for fitness, strength, conditioning with his students. We are proud of Jose and all his accomplishments. Get ready for his workout!


What brought you to East Boston?

Work. In the summer of 2015 I was hired to work for Excel Academy Charter school as Physical Education Teacher. Even though I don’t technically live in east boston (Chelsea) most of my life is in East Boston and I really enjoy being in this community


What drew you to CrossFit?

I always worked out to be more athletic. I wanted my workouts to make me into a better athlete for whatever specific sport I was interested in at the time. Nothing against individuals who train for body building or physique but for me that was never my goal. Even though I was very hesitant to try it at first CrossFit programming trained individuals to be all around fitter which in turn incorporated a lot of the things I was trying to do in my training.


What was your expectation on your first day at CJP? How has your perception changed since that day?

I expected extremely knowledgeable and committed coaches. My first conversation with a Javy was basically an interview to see is his experience and expertise was worth the money I was going to give lol. For me my two main expectations and biggest factors as to why I am a part of this community is a place where coaches are invested in being great coaches, and members are committed to creating a positive community.


What keeps you coming back to CJP?

At times work, other commitments and just life takes me away from the gym. No matter how long I’m away it always feels like a genuine heart felt welcome when I return. CJP creates a truly positive environment. It makes you want to go there. It makes you trust that just showing up will is always the right decision.


Biggest improvements/struggles with CrossFit?

Recently I have been really comfortable with my double unders. By leaps and bounds my biggest improvement has been my flexibility and overall mobility. I would like to think my C&J has improved over the years as well lol. I struggle the most with my endurance and I still don’t have the skill to preform kipping hand stand push ups. #goalsfor2018


If you could create your own WOD, what movements would you use?

Basically something similar to 15.1 (9 minutes AMRAP then 6min to find 1rep max of something)


Meat head nickname (with explanation)?

JB…not a meathead nickname but I funny story behind it. When I first moved to MA I worked for a nonprofit in Lowell. During the first week, I was in a meeting discussing a young person named Jose who had an altercation with another young person in the program also named Jose. I was advised to reach out to one of their advisors/counselors named Jose to make a final decision on the mater. #josegate. After that meeting, I asked members of the program to help my find an alternate “name”. At the end of the day a student came to me and said “You’re JB now”. He explained.. “Jose from the Bronx”. A bit corny but feel free to call me JB at any time.


If you were to encourage someone on the fence of joining the CJP community, what would you say?

CJP is a truly positive, inclusive, and nurturing community. It creates an environment that makes you want to give it your all and commit to your goals. This culture of growth and progress is what I believe embodies this community.