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A Change of Hats: Meet Coach Clayton

You've seen him around the gym time and time again. He's been to every class time and is a guy to count on when you need a partner for the WOD. He used to be "my little brother"... When he started here, he was about two feet shorter than he is currently. Back around early 2013, Clayton came to Myrtle Beach to visit me for a weekend. It just so happened that I had a competition that weekend with CrossFit Myrtle Beach. Shortly after that weekend visit, I got a call from my mom saying that my brother expressed interest in starting CrossFit. I recommended he start at CrossFit Rage and the rest was history. Four years later, Clayton has shown tremendous growth both physically and mentally. He takes his confidence and fortitude gained through CrossFit, and shows a great deal leadership outside of the gym. Don't let his youth fool you, it was an easy decision to bring Clayton on the coaching staff. He has the passion for fitness and is willing to learn and grow as a coach and athlete. Here's your chance to get to know him a little better!


"Clayton Hollinger"

Where are you from?:

"Pennsburg, PA"

What is your athletic background?:

"Little league baseball, middle school basketball, and high school soccer."

What was your first experience with CrossFit?:

"Older brother came home from college and took me to a CrossFit gym."

When did you start CrossFit?:

"Winter of 2013. I started full time in the spring of 2014."

Why did you chose CrossFit Kazam?:

"I'm a little biased with my brother as the owner."

What keeps you coming back?:

"To strive to become better and be healthier."

How do you like to spend your free time (other than CrossFit)?:

"Snowboarding, activities on the beach, and hanging with friends."

What are one or two improvements in your life since starting CrossFit?:

"Energy level, physical and emotional improvement, and the want to excel with every day life."

What have been some notable achievements at CrossFit Kazam?:

"First muscle up(s).. both bar and ring! I've also added a lot of weight to all my lifts."

What would you tell someone thinking about starting CrossFit?:

"There is a community that walks you through and pushes you through the journey of always wanting to improve."

What’s your favorite and least favorite CrossFit movement?:

"I love double unders! ...and I hate Turkish Get-ups."

What’s your favorite cheat meal?:

"Anything buffalo. Especially buffalo chicken quesadilla!"

Anything else you would like to share with your Kazam family…. Kazamily!?:

"I love all of you and you make it enjoyable to come to the gym every day. Remember through all of the burpees, there is an end to the WOD!"

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