James (aka “The Kitch”) is the newest addition to the staff at Fourth Power Fitness. He’s graduate of Fordham University, a CrossFit Level 1 Instructor, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has also completed the newly minted CrossFit Level 1 Nutrition Certification.
When he’s not training athletes or working out or spending time with his wife and family James also is the “web guy”, remote producer and sometime guest and guest host for The Rear Naked Choke, a weekly MMA focused podcast / vodcast featuring long time friends Joe and Ted that focuses not so much on the fights as on the personalities in MMA.
As for his work here, right now James is teaching Tuesday Afternoons, Weds mornings and Thursday afternoons and filling in on Fridays while Brooke is away on her humanitarian trip to Africa.
More than anything – James likes to see the athletes here succeed and become fitter. Here’s what he has to say in his own words…
I’ve got a broad competitive sports background – ranging from team sports like hockey to individual sports like track & field, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, Judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Fencing. I’ve also spent untold hours toiling away in places like Gold’s Gym and 24 Hour Fitness. Then I met CrossFit and the folks at CrossFit Sacramento and everything changed. It turns out there’s a much more effective way of training and that’s CF. I want to spread the love!
To help you become fitter, no matter where you’re starting from.
Fitness. It’s not a workout, it’s a lifestyle. It’s a physical manifestation of your character — of your dedication, responsibility and integrity. It’s a barrier against infirmity and a shield against stress, anxiety and depression. It’s about deciding to live well. It’s about making positive choices and letting those positive choices add up and being able to push through when things get tough – in the gym or outside. Like anything worthwhile, fitness is earned. I can facilitate that.
When you hire me, when you train with me — I’m your coach. I’m not going to hold a clipboard and count reps as you move from machine to machine. I want you to improve your fitness. I want you to achieve your goals. I want to share in your successes and brag about you to everyone I meet.
In order for that to happen, you’re going to have to be an active participant in the relationship. I can teach the movements and be a facilitator of good habits (discipline, responsibility, situational awareness, eating well) — to arm you with knowledge about how to workout properly with and without me as well as providing nutritional guidance, but ultimately you are responsible for your fitness, well being and vitality.
James is available for private sessions and specializes in getting people started through an eight session program that covers bodyweight movements, slow lifts, metabolic conditioning (metcon) and Olympic lifts.
He can be reached at 916.548.5808 (cell) or via email at jameskitcher91 AT yahoo DOT com.