James Buxton has been a member of CrossFit Trussville for over five years and has recently received his CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate in late 2017.
James loves to serve athletes and see the best come out in them. In High School, James played varsity soccer for Hewitt-Trussville High School, and has always been pretty active.However, while coaching his son’s soccer team one day, he realized he could barely keep up for 5 year olds, he knew something had to change. James tried everything, but was never able to “stick” to any one thing. Shortly thereafter, a friend invited him to try out CrossFit Trussville. On that first day of Fundamentals, he was so nervous, he even drove around the parking lot a few times before finally getting up the nerve to park the car, and walk through those glass doors. That day would change his life forever.
James quickly connected to others in his same shoes. He went from wanting to just “get into shape” to competing in his first of many CrossFit competitions. And that’s not all. Becoming a part of the CFT family opened up so many doors to other athletic opportunities outside of the box. You see, James never considered himself a runner, but he soon found himself leading a Saturday morning running group along with several other CFT members. This fellowship and motivation from other CFT athletes lead the way to James competing in several 5k’s, 10k’s and even the Nashville 1/2 Marathon and a Sprint Triathlon at Lake Guntersville, AL. Then, he did not stop there, in 2015 and 2016, James completed two 50k trail races at Lake Logan Martin and in North Georgia.
“I truly see being a coach a CrossFit Trussville as a opportunity of a lifetime. I get to help and see athletes of all types accomplish more than they ever thought possible, just as other coaches have, and still do for me. We are all learning from each other and get to experience it all together. I love to serve our gym and represent what we are all about, inside and out of the box. I love my CFT family and cannot wait to see what our athletes accomplish next!”
James works full time in higher education administration at a local community college and loves to spend time with his wife, Brooke, and his two kids, Mason and Meredith.
- 5-year CrossFit Veteran
- CrossFit CFL1 Level-1 Trainer Course Certified
- Nashville, Tennesse Half Marathon
- CFT Running Group, Founder/Coach
- Lake Guntersville, Alabama Sprint Triathlon
- Lake Logan Martin, Alabama 50k Trail Race, 2015
- North Georgia 50k Trail Race, 2016