Jacob Lawson

Jacob Lawson


Fran: 2:52

Diane: 2:58

Mile 1/2 run: 8:45

Snatch: 215

Squat clean: 275


Sports Management Bachelors Degree

About Coach

In High School, I played golf, soccer, baseball, and swimming. I continued my athletic career playing college golf at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. My senior year of college is when my CrossFit career began at Longroad CrossFit. I have been a member at several different gyms throughout my CrossFit career due to moving for jobs, but Longroad has always been home. I started coaching CrossFit in 2017. Also, In 2017 I met my wife (Brooke Lawson) at 5 am boot camp. Shortly after that I went to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy and was stationed in Van Wert. During the academy, we got engaged at Longroad on a Saturday morning after comp class. My wife and I were finally able to join the Longroad family again, as we moved back home in March with our daughter Emerie. It is so good to be back.

Turning Point

My turning point was in the Ohio State Highway Patrol academy. During the academy, there were many times I wanted to quit. Take the easy way out. If it were not for my family and friends I probably would have quit. The biggest take from this experience is becoming comfortable with being uncomfortable. Growth does not come from comfort. Growth comes with facing new challenges every day and learning from our mistakes. At the beginning of each, we all have one big choice to make, and that is our attitude. You can choose to have a good attitude or a bad attitude. No one else can make that choice for you. Finally, I learned that God's timing is perfect timing. You may not understand why you are facing certain challenges at times in your life but, God does. Everything happens for a reason. It just might be some time before you realize why.

Motivation & Passion

I am passionate about spreading the knowledge of health and wellness. As we all saw over the past few years just how important it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I want to help people realize their health is an investment and should be taken seriously. Also, as a coach, my goal is to make sure people know CrossFit is for everyone. No matter the skill level of the athlete, they can come in and make themselves better than they were yesterday. At the end of days it’s you against you. It’s your fitness.

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