CFLJ/SF has held my hand and whittled my waste through two pregnancies in 3 years. Now people don't believe I have two kids. I never could have done it without the support and the ass kickings from CFLJ.The trainers are HANDS DOWN the BEST in the business.An unpretentious one stop spot to get a good mood. A place to go where you work out hard not because you hate your body, but because you love your body.
Sharpe Fittness is a place where you actually look forward to working out. They are my team, my family, my support, my friends, and the positive energy that keeps me going and makes it impossible to quit.
I have been working out with Katherine Cox for the past seven years! She is a amazing trainer and also a very close friend! Her motivation and dedication inspires me to work out regularly as well as to push my self harder and try anything!! I am 37 years old, mother of two and I am in my best shape ever thanks to her! After having kids, she has helped me loose 20 pounds and not gaining it back!
I highly recommend her and assure you that she will get you in your best shape ever!
I’m 32 years old, married, we have a ~1yr old boy, and I’m a proud stay at home mom. About 4 months ago my husband suggested I meet with Catherine Cox, a CFLJ trainer, in hopes she could help with my ongoing back problems. I’ve been battling back pain for years and this past March I had my worst “flare-up” to date. After a month of being confined to a bed, 6 weeks of physical therapy and numerous trips to the chiropractor I was still unable to take care of my son and resume the life I desired.
Thankfully, I finally made an appointment with Catherine. During my first appointment she listened to me, studied my medical history and laid out a plan to help reduce my pain and strengthen my core. After only a couple of months I was able to squat deeper than I ever have and my pain was significantly reduced. What makes Catherine so special is she not only strives to help my back, she also strives to help my spirit and confidence. I have worked with dozens of professionals over the years trying to determine the cause of my pain and methods to heal, but no one has helped me as much as Catherine.
Prior to my flare-up this past March I signed up to participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day here in San Diego. My heart sank because I assumed I wouldn’t be able to walk, BUT I’m proud to say that with Catherine’s help, support and guidance this November I walked every step of that 60 miles.
I came across Crossfit and started the fundamental training at Crossfit La Jolla in spring 2011. I was hooked at once for three reasons. First, Crossfit is hands down the best all-around exercise you can do. Second, Brandie and her whole staff is incredibly motivating, highly knowledgeable, down to earth and very cool professionals. Brandie and Cat didn't get the WINNER title of Best Trainer in La Jolla 2011 for no reason. Third, the athletes at the gym from the "Elite" to the "Beginners". The quality of these people is amazing. It's like somehow Crossfit La Jolla just extracted the "cool" from the "masses". In the beginning of my fundamental training Brandie said she is going to put me in the best shape of my life. She was right.
A little about me: I’m 31 years old, married, we have a ~1yr old boy, and I’m in the Navy. I joined CFLJ about 6 months ago because I was ready to take my fitness to the next level.Living in PB, I checked out all of the gyms in the area. Each has its own personality, and I thought CFLJ was right for me.First of all, the classes are small. That means the trainers make sure each person gets the attention they need. They take the time to be sure each person is doing the exercises properly and safely. Second, my fellow “trainees” have made me part of the family from day one. We are always pushing each other to improve, but there’s still a relaxed, “have-fun” camaraderie. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, is the trainers themselves.The primary trainers I’ve experienced have been Brandie Sharpe (owner) and Catherine Cox. Both are excellent. Brandie pushes me farther than I think I can go, and Catherine is an encyclopedia of joint mobility, mechanics, and running technique. That doesn’t fully describe their capabilities, but you’ll just have to experience it to understand. I think each person gets from them something different, but just what they need. Along with the other great trainers, they’ve created an incredible team atmosphere that is both motivating and challenging!
Soon after I proposed to my girlfriend I noticed the extra training she was benefitting from by the daily training with Brandie. While I have been an avid surfer most of my life, I had never worked out before and had no idea where to start (and honestly was a little intimidated of the gym.) Brandie was amazing from the moment I walked in her gym. She made me feel comfortable and at home like I had been weight training my entire life. Not only did I look and feel great with my wife on our wedding day but I also feel stronger and quicker and more flexible while surfing.
As someone who has always kind of just "gone through the motions'' of working out, I wasn't really sure what to expect from Crossfit La Jolla/Sharpe Fitness. After my first workout of the day, I very quickly learned what it was like to REALLY work out. The coaching staff pushed me harder than I ever normally would push myself, encouraging and supporting me all along the way. Thanks CFLJ for always keeping me motivated and STRONG!
I am so grateful to have Brandy around! I do CrossFit at least four
times a week and having Brandy to work out the inevitable knots and
sore muscles is incredible. She is one of the most intuitive and
caring masseuses I have ever gone too. I can't describe how restored
and relaxed I feel after only 60 minutes with her, she's truly
phenomenal at what she does. She has strong hands, but is always very
conscious about ensuring that the pressure during the massage is just
right. She's amazing! I wish I could go to her every week!
I tried out crossfit by going to a free Saturday morning class at SharpeFitness more than two years ago and it was amazing! Going through one of the toughest workouts ever (and wanting to keep coming back) wouldn't have been possible without the encouragement from the trainers and the other participants in the class.Working out with Brandie and her trainers has been a blessing. It's all about strong mind, strong body and an even stronger community at Crossfit La Jolla. Getting into the best shape of my life thanks to CFLJ is one thing, but being and feeling like part of the CFLJ community has been an even better experience. I moved away to North County and tried a different crossfit gym, but decided that the 30 minute commute to CFLJ is easily worth the benefit that I get from working out here!
On my trip to San Diego a friend told me to go to her(Brandy's)
workout on the beach and it was brutal but it was a blast.
Afterwards, I needed to get a some maintenance after a rough week of
travel and the beach workout. As a Trainer/Therapist, Brandy was able
to relieve my pain and soreness in my psoas and calves with ease. If
you are at Sharpe Fitness, I highly recommend stopping by and getting
a session in with Her. Brandy is not only a great trainer but an
I went to the dentist this morning wearing black capri pants I bought at the beginning of the summer. They were literally falling off me. I bought a new pair on my way to work.Thank you so much! I've been having a great time at cross-fit! I really enjoy the experience and appreciate the support of you, Brandy, Cat and Tom! See you soon...
I have been training CrossFit on and off for about a year but
consistently for the past two months. I noticed that my muscles were
more sore frequently and took a while to recover. I saw Brandy for the
first time and she helped tremendously loosen up my tightness
throughout my body. After her massage my workouts are better than ever
and my recovery time has shortened a great deal thanks to Brandy.
I never liked working out. As a team sport athlete all my life, I've always enjoyed the competition of the game but never a big fan of the gym. Somehow it's different here. The trainers customize things to fit the individual or the group and you can compete if you want or do your own thing... It's the best of both worlds.
Great tailored workouts that build strength and flexibility. Brandie has a great personality, drives my workouts, and has fixed shoulder/back problems that nagged me for many years.
Expect nothing less than amazing. Brandy Adams is the best. Because
she's certified in both Massage Therapy and CrossFit, she really knows
how to find your tight muscles and knots. She maximizes her skills to
figure out how to release your pain, soreness and increase mobility.
She's got gentle hands which may be deceiving but she really gets into
deep pressure points and stretches so that you feel awesome
afterwards. I've already gone to her 5-6 times now and highly
recommend her. Great massage, great personality and great service!
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I first started training with Brandie, owner of Sharpe Fitness, when I made the professional football team, San Diego Seduction. Although I excelled in multiple sports in high school and college, I knew I was going to need to step up my game for this new challenge that lay ahead. Brandie was nothing short of exceptional. Her daily excitement, enthusiasm to kick my ass, and push me to the next level coupled with her knowledge of intense physical fitness training allowed me to achieve my goals to become stronger, quicker, and mentally tougher. While the other girls on the team and in the league were much younger, bigger, and more experienced, I won a starting position on both offense and defense during my rookie year. Thanks to Brandie's continuous support on and off the football field I had a successful season and one of the best experiences of my entire life.
When I go to Brandy I am usually really sore. After my hour massage
with her I always notice a remarkable difference in my recovery from
her amazing touch. She's really good at identifying trouble areas and
honing in on that area to provide relief and it takes me a few minutes
to peel myself off her warming bed after she has finished doing her
magic on me. She is incredibly welcoming so you feel like you can talk
to her about anything, which helps to create the extremely relaxing
and comfortable environment during her massages. And for that
experience, her prices can't be matched in all of SD.
Personalization. That's what I love about Sharpe Fitness and CrossFit La Jolla. From doing the CrossFit WOD that Brandie adapts just for me to my personal training sessions that take my injuries into consideration to the stretch class on Friday with Cindy where she chooses a routine that works for everyone in our small group.
Personalization. That's what keeps me coming back to Sharpe Fitness!
My trainer Brandie Sharpe is a genius. I have a fractured back (spondylolisthesis) and had debilitating sciatic pain with foot numbness. I was a candidate for spinal fusion at the L4 and L5. My life changed when I started working out with a trainer who gave me a rehab program that was tailored to my unique set of challenges. She was able to help me stabilize my spine by building up my back muscles, glutes, and core. Besides regaining 95 percent of my function, I am physically stronger and look pretty damn good. I have continued to work out with Brandie, because she is truly gifted in her ability to spot imbalances in my musculature and prescribe corrective exercises so that I can maintain an active lifestyle.
I had been training with Brandie for a couple years when my fiance and I set a wedding date. As I was already in great shape from Brandie's daily beat down, my new goal was to become leaner and in the best shape of my life for the day I walked down the aisle. Even after training with Brandie for 4-5 days a week for the last couple years, she constantly researched and brainstormed new fun and exciting methods of training which never let the sessions become dull or repetitive. Not only did she help me burn calories and lean out but her knowledge of nutrition was also a huge benefit in slimming down to look great in my wedding dress. In addition, her intense cardio training, upbeat attitude, and motivating vocal skills helped relieve everyday wedding planning stress. Brandie, I thank you and my husband thanks you for making me "the hottest bride ever."