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Our Story

KJ CrossFit was born out of the desire to create a place that allowed people to not only get fit, but also become strong and balanced. We want to create athletes that are fit for whatever life throws at them, whether it is day to day challenges, or competition.

We LOVE CrossFit! We believe it is extremely effective and will help people reach many types of goals. CrossFit is the main form of training utilized in our gym. We also understand that there are things that can be added to CrossFit, in order to maximize results and prevent injury. Utilizing accessory work from strongman, Olympic weightlifting, and strict gymnastics, we are able to further enhance our athlete's development.

Meet the Team

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Kristy Bauer

Owner/Head Coach

Kristy grew up in Centennial, Colorado. She was a competitive horseback rider for many years. After moving to Longmont to take a job on a ranch, she found a school that was teaching thai kickboxing. After committing three years to kickboxing, CrossFit was introduced and she was instantly hooked. The complexity of the sport has kept her passionate and the intensity has gotten her the best results.

Bachelors degree in Biology

CrossFit Level 1 Certified

CrossFit Gymnastics

USAW Sports Performance Coach

i99 Gymnastics Clinic

Attended clinics with Dmitry Klokov, Vasiliy Polovnikov, Jenny Arthur, Rachel Wood

Completed StrongFit seminar as well as in depth coaches week. Training was focused on the StrongFit philosophy and application.

Currently training with Jenny Arthur, weightlifter in the 2016 Olympics.

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Jeremy Bauer

Owner & Coach

Jeremy grew up in Berthoud, Colorado. He played football and wrestled in high school. Jeremy is an Army veteran that served two tours in Iraq. He started CrossFit four years ago after it was introduced into the kickboxing school he was training at. He was instantly hooked by the variety and the intensity. Since then he has been competing in local competitions as well as coaching.

CrossFit Level 1 Certified

CrossFit Gymnastics

i99 Gymnastics Clinic

Clinics with Oscar Chaplin and Jenny Arthur

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Shelby Dickson

Coach/Member Specialist

Fitness has always been a passion of mine. I grew up in the sports world playing volleyball all through high school and college. I began my college career at Blinn Junior College. In 2011, we had an undefeated season which put us on the path to become National Champions. I received the National MVP award pushing me into an opportunity to play at the Division I level. I finished my career at The University of Texas at Arlington where in my senior season we finished 2nd at the Sunbelt Conference Tournament. Having graduated with an Exercise Science Degree I knew I wanted to continue on in the fitness world for personal goals as well as a career. I completed my Personal Training Certification in 2015 and my L1 CrossFit Certification in 2018. The community and the opportunity to build those forever type of friendships is why I love being a Coach at KJ CrossFit. Seeing others achieve incredible success and transformation is the most rewarding opportunity in my job. We are a family!

Bachelors in Exercise Science

CrossFit Level 1

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Matthew Rasler

Coach/New Member Liason

Matthew was born and raised in Northeast Indiana, graduating college from Purdue University. As an outdoor enthusiast he was naturally drawn to the beautiful state of Colorado and relocated here with his wife Catriona in 2014. With a love for adventure and outdoor sports and more than 10 years studying Karate, CrossFit became a natural progression. Though a software engineer by trade, he has a particular passion for understanding how the human body works and adapts in sport and fitness and thrives on pushing past physical barriers.

Bachelors degree in Computer Science with minors in Anthropology and Mathematics

CrossFit Level 1 Certified

StrongFit Seminar

Clinic with Jenny Arthur

 

 

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Kira Waite

Coach/Newsletter Coordinator

Coach Kira grew up all over the US, but has been in Colorado for over 20 years.  In high school, she was a competitive cheerleader and started olympic weightlifting as accessory strength training. She discovered Crossfit in 2013 and has never looked back!

What Kira loves most about Crossfit is that absolutely anyone can participate in the sport, regardless of their age, fitness level, or skill. She believes in coaching with positivity, fun cues, and providing individual-focused feedback. She is loud, crazy, and loves to laugh; you will likely hear her the second you walk into the gym.  Outside of KJ, Kira loves spending time with her fiance Alex and telling everyone she meets about her awesome cats, Puffy & Chunk.
Bachelor of Science in Finance/Business Administration Colorado State University
MBA in Strategic Management, Regis College.

 

Crossfit Level I
Crossfit Judges Course
Dmitry Klokov Clinic
i99 Clinic
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Catriona Rasler

Coach/Podcast Manager

CrossFit Level 1

i99 Gymnastics Clinic

StrongFit Clinic

Jenny Arthur Clinic

Dmitry Klovkov Clinic

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Tyler Patty 

Coach/Head of Athlete Development Camps

Coach Patty was a four year varsity lettermen for El Dorado High School where he earned multiple all-conference honors and had appearances on the academic honor roll. After high school he received an athletic scholarship to play baseball for Hesston College. During his years there Coach Patty earned all-conference honors as a 1st Basemen and Pitcher. From there he transferred to Longview Community College leading the team in Inning’s Pitched and ERA before completing his Associate’s Degree in Psychology. Coach Patty finished his baseball career playing for Fort Hays State University. While pitching he amassed the most strikeouts and was runner up in innings pitched as well as wins. On top of these sport specific accomplishments, he was named Academic All-American his junior and senior seasons.

Following his academic and playing career Coach Patty joined the Erie High School program. Over the past 5 years he has coached multiple levels of skill and performance. Within this time he also had the opportunity to coach a pro-amateur baseball team and led them to the Semi-Final game of the Conference Tournament. Their only loss was to the championship winner. Coach Patty continues to work youth camps over the summer months working with all levels on skill and performance training.

In 2018, Coach Patty’s passion for sport and competition guided him into discovering CrossFit. His dream is to take this style of training to create a sports performance program that will help each athlete reach their max potential and make it to the next level.

CrossFit Level 1

i99 Gymnastics Clinic

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