I'm Jason Ackerman, owner of Albany CrossFit and CrossFit Clifton Park with a special invitation for you:
Try CrossFit. It might just change your life. I know it changed mine.
The most satisfying part of my job is seeing lives transformed. Our members are happier and healthier than ever before. When we started modestly five years ago in cramped and shared space, I never dreamed we would come so far so fast. We’ve grown to two locations and one of the most successful CrossFit affiliates in the Northeast U.S.
What a long, strange trip it’s been for me! I’m a guy who grew up very un-athletic. But one day in high school my Earth Sciences teacher more or less “made” me join the wrestling team. Me! Like most nice Jewish boys, I thought I wanted to become a doctor… not a trainer.
I spent my first wrestling season getting my ass whooped. But I gradually improved and even got into bodybuilding. By my last semester in high school, I was working in a local fitness club.
But I still wasn’t sure I wanted to make fitness a career. I majored in psychology in college. Little did I know how useful it would turn out to be!
After some more fitness jobs after college, I caught the CrossFit bug – big time.
A Jiu-Jitsu friend thought CrossFit would help with my own training.
I found myself watching countless of hours of videos. I studied as much as I could. I dove in as far as training myself. In time, I started using CrossFit with most of my one-on-one personal training clients.
But, you know what? Until that time, I still wasn’t sure I’d stick with fitness as a career. But then it dawned on me: I can do this fitness stuff forever, the CrossFit Way.
I got certified and opened my own CrossFit Affiiliate.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Our workouts are based on natural and functional movements. The workouts change every day. Every workout is coached and the coaches scale the workouts to accommodate different ability levels. We use uses barbells, kettlebells, pull up bars and many body weight movements including squats and pushups.
It’s a privilege to lead the coaching staff you see expressing their gratitude to members in the video at http://bit.ly/Qc8rG5
It’s also been my privilege to certify other coaches, organize CrossFit competitions, serve as a CrossFit judge, attend the CrossFit Games, and lead fun-raising campaigns that have raised tens of thousands of dollars for charity.
Today we have 500 members and two locations. But it’s the people who make us special. We’re a true community. It’s a bit like the TV series “Cheers.” Everyone knows your name. A few of our members have even gotten married.
May we explain more about what makes us special? We offer a select number of free hour-long, one-one consultations and private training session, with no obligation or strings attached.
Call us today at 518-250-9348. Ask for Murph. Tell him Jason sent you.