Marcus Taylor | CrossFit Petworth

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Marcus Taylor

I was born, bred, and raised in Petworth, DC so the 3 Stars and 2 Bars are part of my DNA. I attended Gonzaga College High School where I played cornerback/kick returner for the football team and was a sprinter on the track and field team.While I had a few official recruiting visits to some colleges, a back injury I suffered in my senior year of high school left coaches wondering if they should risk a scholarship offer. I came grips with the fact that collegiate level athletics were not in the cards for me. I decided to take my talents to Hampton University (yes, the REAL HU) where I graduated with a B.S. in Business Marketing while working as a personal trainer to help put myself through school. I worked at a tiny 750 square foot personal training studio and loved to help people get in shape.

After college, I came back home and became a federal government desk-jockey. I hated every second of it except for the 75 minute “meeting” I hosted everyday at the weight room at noon that only I showed up to. Growing increasingly sick and tired of being sick and tired of my job, I started training clients again on the side just to make some weekend money. At that point I realized that the suit and tie “going to a meeting to meet about a meeting” life was not for me.  After 8 years, I made a career switch into fitness and my life has been better ever since.

I founded the Chocolate City Kettlebell Club where I both coached athletes and competed and won world and national kettlebell titles. 5 years ago, I stumbled onto CrossFit and was hooked. I loved the diversity of the programming and the ability to incorporate different disciplines of human movement into one comprehensive system. As a coach, I put a premium on educating athletes on both the fundamentals and nuance of movement technique. I am also a consummate student, always seeking to learn from other training philosophies in order to share my knowledge and experience with others.

My credentials include:

  • CrossFit Level 1 
  • CrossFit Football
  • American Kettlebell Club National Champion 2010 & 2011
  • World Kettlebell Club Master Coach
  • USAW Sports Performance Coach
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • American Kettlebell Club Master Kettlebell Trainer and Weightlifting Coach
  • National Federation of State High School Federation (NFHS) Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • NFHS Track and Field Coach
  • TriggerPoint Therapy

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