CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach, ISSA CPT, FMS Level 1
Owner, J.R. Kuchta, has been a trainer and coach since 2007 when he left a corporate finance career to pursue his passion for fitness. He cashed out his 401K, opened a personal training facility and hasn’t looked back. After years experimenting with various training programs for his clients, he stumbled upon a CrossFit workout in 2010 (Filthy Fifty) and was instantly hooked.
Even though he owned his own training facility, J.R. would drive 25 minutes across town just to CrossFit at one of the only affiliates in the city. From that moment forward, J.R. knew he wanted to ditch his previous training methods and start coaching CrossFit, so he began planning a way to open his own affiliate.
He received his CrossFit Level 1 Trainer certificate in September of 2011 and launched his affiliate at a new location in March of 2012 with just a handful of clients. A year of growth later and Solution 1 CrossFit had to move again to the bigger location it now calls home. J.R. continues to share his passion for CrossFit and coaches every workout with enthusiasm and positivity.
In addition to his Level 1 Trainer Certificate, J.R. has earned the distinction of Certified Personal Trainer through the International Sport Sciences Assoc. and is a USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach. He is also personally mentored by the legendary Olympic Weightlifting Coach Istvan Javorek. This gives him a unique advantage in developing his coaching for the Olympic Lifts.