Patrick Burton

Patrick Burton

Owner/Head Coach

Bench is my favorite......260 1 rep max

Qualifications

Patrick obtained his Level I in June of 2014. After 2 years of experience coaching CrossFit, he obtained his Level II in February of 2016, his Gymnastics certification in fall of 2017, and Olympic Weightlifting Specialty certified in October of 2018, and renewed the L2 in February 2021.

About Coach

Born and raised in Big Bear, Patrick is a long-time local that graduated from Big Bear High School where he lettered in baseball and football. Patrick is also an avid snow, mountain, and water sports enthusiast including mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, water skiing, wakeboarding, and paddle boarding. He worked in the construction industry for several years before discovering his love for the fire service. Patrick began his full-time fire service career in 2000. The demands of being a fireman meant fitness must always be a priority. He has been a youth sports coach and member of his fire department training cadre for over 16 years. His involvement, he discovered CrossFit in 2010 and helped implement CrossFit as an integral part of his fire department fitness program. Patrick obtained his Level I in June 2014. After 2 years of experience coaching CrossFit, he obtained his Level II in February 2016, his Gymnastics certification in the fall of 2017, and his Olympic Weightlifting Specialty certification in October 2018. With over 8 years coaching CrossFit, his passion for helping others has only grown stronger! His goal is to help others find health and wellness through nutrition and the CrossFit methodology.

Turning Point

I had experienced many years as a Fireman. I worked out regularly, globo gym, and mountain biking. I considered myself "fit". Then it happened. I injured my knee and back while on the job. I thought I was invincible. After all, I was "fit" right? During my rehabilitation, I realized how weak I actually was. I couldn't squat much weight, lunge, or deadlift. Like most, I was a back and bi's Chest and tri's globo gym junky. It was at this point I knew I needed something different. A few guys at work were doing CrossFit. I was hesitant. Just as most people, and probably you reading this right now. But I knew if I was going to continue to be the strong Fireman I needed to be I had to try. Let me tell you this, I am stronger and faster now in my 50s than I ever was in my 30s! CrossFit saved my back, gives me the strength to do a young man's job, and best of all, perform better in every aspect of my life! I now own two CrossFit gyms as well as continue to train new Firemen at work in its methodology! I know now what I am capable of!

Motivation & Passion

My purpose is to help others be the best version of themselves. For themselves and for others. Whether its the High School athlete or the Grandfather taking care of the Grand-kids. The functional methodology has changed my life and I know it will change countless others as well! Any life I can touch is a win in my book!

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