Jason Friedman

Coach

Certifications:
CrossFit Level 1 and 2
CFSC (Certified Functional Strength Coach)

Programs:
Private Sessions
Small Group Training
Daily Programming

What is Fitness?
I believe in the passionate pursuit of growth toward our own human potential. My company, Blues City Strength, LLC, exists to help you become the strongest version of yourself. Whether you are new to fitness or a competitive athlete looking for an edge, I will meet you at your level and work to take you to where you want to be.
I am dedicated to the practice of Functional Movement, which allows us to do the things our bodies were designed for, while functional training teaches our bodies to apply what we learn inside the gym to our life on a daily basis. This kind of training involves running, jumping, throwing, pushing, pulling, picking things up, rotating side to side, and more. We pay close attention to form, ensuring that you perform these movements as effectively as possible. We want to be strong and fast; we want to be powerful and flexible; we want great balance, accuracy, agility, stamina and endurance.

What to Expect:
Fat Loss
Increased Strength and Flexibility
Increased Energy and Self Confidence
Nutritional Guidance
Motivation & Support (Our community is awesome; we grow better together!)
Accountability
Increased Functional Movement
Scalability (New to fitness? Advanced Athlete? Movement is infinitely SCALABLE to any level)

Specialties:
Fat Loss
Strength Training
Functional Movement
Movement Efficacy
Olympic Style Weightlifting (if so desired)
Power Lifting
Sport Specific and Youth Training
Senior Fitness

I am originally from Hyde Park, Chicago and I attended Whitney Young H.S graduating with all-city and all-state honors. I played Division 1 Baseball at Miami (OH) and UIC. I continued playing and coaching baseball professionally overseas in Brunswick, Germany, as well as in Barcelona, competing in Spain’s National League and for the European Cup.
I began fitness training in Madison, WI in 2012.. My passion for professional growth and development lead me to CrossFit Farmland’s Elite School of Fitness. I was a full time coach and Boot Camp Director, earning my CrossFit Level 1 and 2 certifications. I am thrilled to be back in the Hyde Park community, and I can’t wait to work with you!

Favorite Food: “RoxMama’s” pasta
Favorite Color: Green for “Go!”
Favorite Vacation Spot: Granada, Spain

“My wife Sue always tells me when discussing my own fitness routines, ‘You might be overdoing it.’ Ha!”