Published January 16, 2015

Jeff Smith



Jeff is a Physical Therapist, board certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He became a CrossFit Level 1 certified trainer in 2010.

One of the things Jeff loves about CrossFit is how closely CrossFit’s functional approach to training matches with his approach to rehabilitation. People need to be challenged to get better but should train in a way that prepares them for their daily life. Helping athletes scale and modify to increase or decrease their intensity allows this to happen.

Jeff graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University where he played soccer before attending St. Ambrose University where he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Jeff, a native of Petoskey, and his wife Heather have lived in Petoskey since moving back in 2000. CrossFit has become a family passion for them as well, as their two boys enjoy CrossFit Kids Petoskey.


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