My name is Jake Smith also know as the DNR “Tarzan”. I didn’t invent the manbun but I make it look good! I began doing CrossFit when I was 17 years old and started coaching shortly after at a box in Denver. I moved to Fort Collins in 2014 and quickly found my new home at CrossFit DNR after meeting Kody and Kyle at the CSU plaza. About a year after being a part of the hooligan family I began coaching at DNR. As an athlete I’ve made substantial improvements in all facets of fitness, including cardio, strength, flexibility and much more but a lot of that comes easy when you feel accountable to your fit fam. Although I enjoy the overall athleticism of CrossFit, I have found Olympic Weightlifting to be a personal favorite. It was a huge weakness of mine for a long time but after spending a substantial amount of time working on technique and improving mobility, I’d say it is what I look forward to most now.
CrossFit gives you a place to push yourself in a safe and friendly competitive environment. However, as a coach, my priority is to improve your overall health and well being therefore, technique and injury prevention takes precedence over speed.
In my classes you can expect attention to detail, an emphasis on mobility/flexibility, and the occasional Lumineers.
Oh and on a personal note, I met my girlfriend Julie at DNR! “Couples that lift together, stay together.”