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Jonathan McDaniel

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Fun Facts
  • My favorite part of an EVF 360 class is congratulating each sweaty, worn out athlete on working all the way through the hour-long workout.
  • My favorite movements to teach are heavy cleans and handstand walks
  • My pre-workout snack of choice is banana and bacon!
  • My mantra when I’m struggling through a workout: “JUST ONE MORE.”
  • My special talent is ambidextrous eyebrows. Plus I got sick moves in the club.

Jonathan’s CrossFit story is a common one: his globo gym workouts had lost their luster and he went on the hunt for something more. His cousin, a competitive CrossFitter, planted the seed, and Jonathan walked over to a box in Astoria.

“It was a long metcon, and they just didn’t stop,” he said. “That was it for me.”

He quit his job, joined the box and was working as a coach with his Level 1 certification within a year.

Jonathan, the son of a Baptist minister and a rocket scientist, is a Huntsville, Alabama native. He moved to New York to pursue a career in acting. When he’s not in the gym, he works as an actor and stuntman for film and television and as a musical theater performer. Think the poor man’s Hugh Jackman: musicals and action films, just usually a smaller budget.

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