Tim Mead


In 2011, I stumbled across the CrossFit Games on TV and it peaked my interest.  I started following the CrossFit mainsite workouts, but I was limited by equipment and an understanding of how to do many of the moves.  I finally made the decision to join a local CF box.  I really enjoyed working out in groups and learning how to do the WODs.  As my desire to get into coaching grew, I also found J5 and Jordan Unfried welcomed me in, along with the rest of the J5 community.  I expressed my interest in coaching CrossFit classes to Jordan. He spent several months working with me, teaching me how to become a coach.  Every day I’m getting better and stronger at J5.  I enjoy helping others improve their fitness to whatever level they want to achieve.  Being part of the masters division, I have a healthy respect for proper form and mobility, as I know how important they are to keep everyone at their best.

  • Favorite thing about coaching? The moment when someone’s face lights up when they conquer a new skill or PR a WOD.
  • First CrossFit WOD & when? It wasn’t any special Hero WOD or anything, but I remember that I had to scale every single movement, which felt very humbling. The experience left me feeling both overwhelmed with love of CrossFit, and exasperation of how much I had to learn in respect with strength, metabolic conditioning, and technique all under high intensity. My first official WOD in a box was in the first week of July 2013.
  • Least Favorite Benchmark: FRAN!!!
  • Favorite benchmark? Barbara
  • Movement in my wheelhouse: Deadlifts.
  • Favorite Cheat Meal: Pizza & Ice Cream.
  • Favorite supplement: Whey Protein, for multiple reasons.
  • Favorite CrossFit Athlete: Rich Froning.
  • Advice to New CF Athlete: Workout at your level and not someone else’s level. Always strive for proper form over speed, if you get injured the time lost and the recovery will be very frustrating.
  • If you could have one super power what would it be?: To become invisible.
  • Tell us one thing about yourself not related to CrossFit? I’ve been married to my wife Rebecca for over twenty years, and we have one son Ryan.

Tim’s Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Mobility