Jason Struck has a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from VCU, where he is also currently pursuing his Master’s degree in the same field. He holds the respected Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification from the NSCA, as well as an RKC from Pavel Tsatsouline. He has been Crossfit certified since 2008, and Crossfit Gymnastics certified since 2009. When Jason opened Full Circle in 2008, he was not only the first RKC in Richmond, VA but also one of the first Crossfit trainers in central Virginia. He’s certainly the first in Richmond to offer classes as a CSCS, RKC and Crossfit trainer!
Jason’s background is in martial arts, where early on he realized that combative sports are just that: sports! Hence, combat athletes should train like athletes, not like their ancient asian masters supposedly did. With this basic premise in mind, he pursued the accumulation of information on training for sport: most notably professional combat athlete preparation as well as collegiate athletics. To date, Jason has served as an intern or volunteer in multiple college weight rooms in excess of 1000 hours. It’s this insight to collegiate athletics that Jason brings to group and personal training at Full Circle.
Matt’s background is almost as varied as CrossFit itself. His strength training began with his days as a high school football player here in Richmond and then followed that up with some intense military physical training while attending VMI. Upon graduation, he spent time honing his conditioning by volunteering for assignment to the Navy’s elite Explosive Ordnance Disposal units. It was here that he found a passion for endurance sports. His experience ranges from the 5K run or Sprint Triathlon distance all the way up to the Marathon and Ironman distance events. Re-discovering the fact that strength is the key for success in ALL sports, he started with CrossFit Full Circle in December 2008. He quickly found himself in the company of others who yearn to train with people who strive to do their best every day and leave nothing on the mat, bar, or platform. With almost 20 years of experience in sports and physical conditioning, he hopes to help others achieve their own standards of success whether that be a first pull-up, a faster 5K time, or a twice bodyweight squat.
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
CrossFit Endurance Level 1 Certification
US Navy Command Fitness Leader