James is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a BA in English. He has been involved in various forms of strength and conditioning since middle school, including bodyweight movements, barbell, and kettlebells.
James found CrossFit online in 2008, and after trying a workout was immediately hooked. His passion for kettlebell lifting led him to Jason Struck, whom he has studied under intensively for many years.
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. This experience training such a wide variety of individuals has given James the insight and objectivity to help every client achieve their goals, no matter their fitness level.
His passion outside of CrossFit is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, which he competes in regularly and medals in almost every tournament he enters. He is currently Richmond’s MMA fitness examiner on examiner.com, where he shares his insight and knowledge on strength and conditioning for mixed martial arts and grappling.
Meet Our Other Coaches
Owner / CoachJason 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.
Owner / CoachJames 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 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.