Shane Kokoruda grew up in Madison and now lives here with his wife, Sharon, and three kids—Riley, Jacob, and Karleigh. He has always been an active person and athlete, playing football and lacrosse in High School and going on to play four years of lacrosse at Bates College. Today, in addition to being a crossfitter he is an avid runner, triathlete, skier/snowboarder, and golfer.
However, the active lifestyle that he enjoys today was not always the case. Like many of us, “life” began to get in the way and Shane’s career and growing family superseded the need and desire to stay healthy and active. As a result, he gained 40-50lbs and considered Madison “beer” league softball his primary source of exercise. Health and fitness simply were not a priority in his life.
In January of 2007 that all changed. Shane was challenged to do an Olympic triathlon (1 mile swim, 24 mile bike, and 6.2 mile run) by a good friend, and without hesitation he committed. As with most things in his life Shane jumped head first into this new world of triathlons and fitness, and six months later completed his first of many triathlons. Five years later, and 50lbs lighter, Shane completed his first full Ironman distance triathlon at the 2011 Lake Placid Ironman. He went from barely being able to run a mile to an “Ironman.”
After the Ironman Shane needed a break from his triathlon training and, upon the urging of his brother, tried CrossFit. Needless to say Shane quickly became addicted to the methodology and community that is CrossFit. Shane has been crossfitting ever since and is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. He loves coaching and helping people learn new skills and achieve things they never thought possible.
Outside of CrossFit, Shane is the Director of Information Technology for Eversource Energy. He is also Co-founder of the Jacob’s Team Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises money for Autism. Shane is the acting President of the Madison Youth Lacrosse program and enjoys coaching and watching his kids play sports.
Contact Shane at: Shane@HammonassetCrossFit.com
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
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