MEET THE CREW

 

Jason Struck

Jason Struck

Owner / Coach

Jason opened Full Circle in 2008, has a BS in Exercise Physiology from VCU, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the NSCA, and has been CrossFit certified since 2008. Learn more about Jason.

 

 

James Boatwright

James Boatwright

Owner / Coach

James currently holds a HKC certification for kettlebells, and has worked with everyone from eighty-year-old men and women directly out of physical therapy, to collegiate athletes and fighters. Learn more about James.

 

 

Mike Ricketts

Mike Ricketts

Coach

Mike recently completed his BS in Exercise Science at VCU and hold the prestigious CSCS certification from the NSCA. He’s spent hundreds of hours interning at university weight rooms in Richmond.

Megan Edwards, MPH

Megan Edwards, MPH

Coach

Megan joined Full Circle in early 2012 and began coaching endurance classes in 2015. A former college soccer and track athlete, she is passionate about teaching people to run better and faster. Learn more about Megan.

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The Bigness Project

By Jennifer Burns After a few months of breaking a sweat trying to get in and out my favorite jeans, I finally bought a pair a size up this month. It was a pretty exciting milestone for me. Yesterday (Jan. 16) marks one year since starting a six-week Macros workshop at CrossFit Full Circle. The coaches at Full Circle can and do help people lose fat (and/or weight) when that is a person’s goal, but they can also help when that is not your goal. Last New Year’s, I sat down and thought about my fitness goal, breaking it down until I came to two small steps that could lead me there. When I joined Full Circle in 2015, it was with an eye on eventually trying out a CrossFit competition. Physically, I tend toward “jack of all trades, master of none” and CrossFit seemed like it could be a good fit there. Plus, my brain and my knees were tired of focusing on running. So my big secret desire/goal became to compete in a CrossFit competition in the Master’s division when I turn 40. January 16, 2016 (my birthday) marked three years until 40. Thinking through where I was and where I wanted to be, sure, I needed things like double unders and muscle ups, but my biggest weakness is just that. Weakness. Especially weakness related to all things barbell. Strength is something that takes a lot of time and effort, but I thought three years might be enough. From the goal that was three years out, I extrapolated a plan that meant moving from the WOD classes... read more

What’s Going On With CrossFit Full Circle Programming?

By Coach Jason Struck Since 2016, Full Circle has experimented with a few approaches to programming the Workout of the Day (WOD). In the early part of the year, we were following the same basic template we have been utilizing pretty continuously since maybe 2012. It served us well as far as balancing the basic demands of CrossFit programming with regular and productive strength training. However, it also meant that each week had certain patterns to it, and some clients were either always missing certain types of training on days they consistently couldn’t attend, or frankly people just didn’t like how predictable certain aspects of the training had become. So we switched it up! Greg, Matt, and I worked together to come up with a new template that met our ongoing needs training wise: regular strength and skill work, development of the energy systems, and more variety, which we all felt was a lot of fun from the client perspective. However, there were drawbacks to that as well. When 2017 rolled around, it afforded me the opportunity to fix some of those drawbacks, while keeping things that were really working for everyone and to apply some of the feedback I had been getting about programming. Before I delve into an explanation of why some things are the way they are today, I think it’s relevant to quickly explain what CrossFit is, and how Full Circle intends to uphold those CrossFit principles in a way most beneficial to our clients. Then with that in mind, I think most readers can understand where I am coming from. What is CrossFit? CrossFit... read more

Goodbye to Coach Matt

By Coach Jason Struck  It is with a considerable breadth of emotion that CrossFit Full Circle, and James and I specifically, say goodbye to Matt Bahen. Only a few weeks ago, Matt approached us with the firm commitment that he was ready to move on in the next phase of his life, and that didn’t include being an owner of Full Circle Fitness. We recognize that this message comes quite late, as it corresponds to the last day that he will coach a class with us, and for that we deeply apologize. No party wanted to make any statements until it was clearly decided how his departure would be handled. And that agreement was not finalized until yesterday. So, after 6 years as an owner, 8 years as a member, and countless hundreds of WODs, Matt moves on. He’s looking forward to spending more time with his family, and the freedom that not being a small business owner often provides. He will be competing on January 29th with Mike C. as part of a Master’s team at the SuperFit Championships here in Richmond, and training with us on Saturdays up until then to continue getting ready. We hope you’ll consider going to the event to support him and cheer on our whole crew (currently 8 people, and possibly more... read more