5/17/17 – A Letter from Jesse

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Please take a minute to read through the letter below from Mobility Coach and huge part of the CFSE family, Jesse.  He will be an irreplaceable part of the community with his mobility knowledge and always positive presence.  Jesse, you will be missed!  Don’t worry, mobility-lovers, we have a plan in place to make sure you are still getting that extra mobility work in. Stay tuned for more info soon!  The final Mobility Class led by Jesse will be on Thursday, May 25th at 630pm and then on Friday, May 26th we’ll head over to Craft to say goodbye!

CFSE Family,

Three and a half years ago I wandered into CrossFit SouthEnd on a whim that the owner might be looking for a mobility coach, as I had not long before received my CrossFit Movement and Mobility Certification.  Like some wiseman somewhere once said, “fake it til you make it.” Somehow I convinced Stu to hire me, and the rest was history. My nervous old self taught one of my first classes ever, there to 20-some athletes interested in improving their fitness potential and movement quality. While that attendance number hasn’t sustained, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with so many of you over the years.  I just want to take this time to share my appreciation for every single one of you, especially those who have supported me in so many different ways, whether you are aware of it or not. You have all taught me more about myself than I ever thought possible. I only hope I’ve touched you to a similar degree.  

The direction and my experiences over the last 6 years or so I feel have prepared me for the next stage in this little play of mine.  I was introduced to the work of Bob Cooley and a modality of flexibility training he’s developed called Resistance Flexibility.  If you’ve attended classes in the last few months I’ve incorporated some of those concepts into the mobility training.  I will be working with him as he brings his discoveries further out into the world.  This will require me to live in Boston from June through September and Santa Barbara, CA the rest of the year, as those are the locations of his 2 main studios.

This surely won’t be the last you’ll see of me, but it certainly doesn’t dull the sting of leaving you all to the grueling hands of Stu.  Don’t fret, we’ll find a suitable replacement to fit your recovery and mobility needs – perhaps not as good looking, approachable, amiable, knowledgeable, sensitive, caring, effective, and just a total babe as myself – but for sure someone in the vicinity.  Anyways, it’s been a pleasure watching you all grow and put in your heart and soul with every workout. Truly inspiring. Take care my dudes and dudettes.
Jesse out


For Time

50 Cal Assault Bike

400m MB Run

40 DB Hang Power Cleans

400m MB Run

30 DB Push Press

400m MB Run

20 DB Snatch (each arm)

400m MB Run

10 DB Thrusters

*30 min cap


A. Rope Climb/Modified Rope Climb – collect 5-10 reps



Min 1: 2-5 Rope Climbs/Mod. Rope Climbs

Min 2: AMRAP Cals on Ski Erg

Min 3: AMRAP Burpees

Min 4: Rest

*score = total cals + burpees each round

Olympic Weightlifting

A. Muscle Snatch – heavy single

B. Power Clean @80% – 4×1

C. Jerk – heavy single

3×1 @80%

D. Push Press @84% – 3×3