Ralphie Sylvester

Ralphie's Credentials

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certification
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified Trainer

About Ralphie

I have always been an active person, playing sports consistently throughout my life. During high school I found a passion and talent for extreme sports. This led to the realization that there is so much more to being an “athlete” then simply fitting into a conventional mold. Each person that is active, and wishes to excel, is using his or her fitness in a manner that is worthy of being admired. This idea remained with me post college, as I searched for that perfect “athletic outlet”. Being in the North East, I found ways to remain active no matter the season; snowboarding, swimming, hiking, club sports. The need for physical challenges led to partaking in winter overnight hikes along triple­summit routes. Anything that would test the bounds of my abilities physically and mentally. However, with the responsibilities of life such times were few and far between. Spending hours at the air­conditioned local chain gym trying to push myself had become tiresome. It was at this point that a friend of mine said, “Hey, I think you’d really like Crossfit”. After the first workout I knew I was hooked. The full­bodied functional fitness that Crossfit fosters cannot be denied. “I just don’t want to lose my explosiveness” is how I would phrase it. Whatever “explosiveness” means to you, as a Crossfit Coach I am intent on helping you realize that there is nothing you cannot accomplish. The community aspect creates the perfect environment for each and every person to succeed in whatever they set their mind to. The programming allows each person to consistently challenge his or her self each and every day. No matter if you are someone that is totally new to any form of fitness training or a professional athlete. The most amazing thing about Crossfit is that regardless of where anyone is in his or her fitness, everyone in the room is working exactly as hard. That is ultimately what drives me; to see people push themselves to be even just a little better than they were yesterday. When you get a community of people all set on that goal, anything is possible.