Listen in to this incredible episode as we sat down the co-founders of Catalyst Sport NYC, discussing the strength and conditioning industry, jiu-jitsu, the business of owning a gym in NYC, and much more!
Jason Kapnick is a personal trainer, entrepreneur and one of the Co-Founders of Catalyst S.P.O.R.T. His training philosophy centers around building a strong foundation of movement quality, and then layering strength and conditioning on top of that. He believes in empowering his clients to take responsibility for their results through mindful practice, education, and a collaborative approach.
Prior to becoming a fitness professional, Jason worked in investment management, where he specialized in leveraged credit, analyzing companies ranging from start-ups seeking growth capital, to investment grade credit, as well as distressed credit and special situations.
Jason is also a lifelong athlete. He was an All-State midfielder in lacrosse and went on to play Division 1. Following that, he was a successful strength athlete in Powerlifting, where he made multiple "Elite" totals, including best lifts of 545lbs squat, 355lbs bench press, and 660lbs deadlift in the 198lbs weight class. Jason was the 17th person to ever complete the prestigious kettlebell challenge known as “The Beast Tamer Challenge”—which requires one to overhead press, one-legged squat, and perform a pull-up with the 48kg (106lb) kettlebell. Currently, Jason practices brazilian jiu-jitsu at the Renzo Gracie Academy, where he is a purple belt under the legendary John Danaher.
His certifications and continuing education have included the StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor Level 2, Functional Movement Screen Level 2, Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist, Russian Kettlebell (RKC) Level 2, and others.
Jason lives in Morris Plains New Jersey with his wife Veronica and their mutt dog, Tormund Giantsbane.
Joe Boffi is an accomplished Muay Thai Kickboxer with a record of 4-3-1 and currently has a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Master Renzo Gracie and Professor John Danaher.. One of the co-founders of Catalyst, Joe has extensive experience coaching clients and athletes from a wide variety of backgrounds. He is certified as an SFG2 Kettlebell Instructor, Functional Movement Screen Specialist, RKC kettlebell Instructor, and SFB bodyweight training instructor.
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