Brian was kind enough to eloquently pen Jason’s farewell
roast post and put into words what all of us who know Jason is thinking and feeling as we say goodbye to one of our own. Hopefully, Jason will stay true to his word and ‘skype’ into work out with the 4pm class (7pm EST) so we can still see him every day!
If Crossfit Intrepid were a bar Jason would definitely have his personal mug hanging behind the counter and a favorite barstool conformed to his butt cheeks. He has been a mainstay in the gym for such a long time, it’s tough to find someone who doesn’t know Jason. He would continually eclipse 3 classes chatting up the previous class to get their strategy and cheering on the class after his as they gutted through theirs. It’s funny ’cause for someone who personally hates the attention while he’s working out he is incredibly encouraging to everyone else. That may be because he just doesn’t want to be noticed for his half squats or be caught on camera making a painful face or with his hair out of place. Or it may be because this incredibly humble guy just doesn’t want you to notice how much of an animal he is. Jason consistently puts up huge numbers which is amazing for someone who spends 0.05 seconds warming up.
A consummate salesman (being his profession) Jason has been one of the BEST marketers for the gym, bringing in members from all across the South Bay, most who have stayed and become important members to the family. Not many people love CFI as much as Jason does. In fact the only things that overcome his fondness for CFI are his love for his wife Kelly and gorgeous little girl Sophia. If you ever want to see the brightest smile you have ever seen ask him how his little one is doing. So its not surprising he does whatever it takes to make them as happy as they can be.
That being said its with heavy hearts that we must say goodbye to one of the gyms most indelible members as Jason, Kelly and Sophia will be moving to Pennsylvania shortly (along with all of Sophia’s stuffed animals including the one that talks like a French Al Pacino). While its tough to see you go we here at CFI wish you all the best in your move. You and Kelly are going to be incredible parents to little Sophia and will have an amazing opportunity to raise a family with room to grow. I can sincerely speak for everyone here and say that you are an irreplaceable part of the family and you will be sorely missed….. except when you fart mid workout… personally im not going to miss that. We wish you luck in your move and hope you better keep in touch.