Jeff Bender is a 22 year active duty Coast Guard member who is originally from Pennsylvania and moved to Maryland in 2017 by wave of New Orleans, LA. In 2012, in Portland, OR, Jeff found CrossFit after trying to reignite his passion for fitness and to find an alternative to his mundane gym routine. After a year of training with CrossFit Happy Valley Jeff found a passion for coaching and attained his CrossFit Level-1 Trainer Certificate. A military transfer took him to Yune CrossFit in 2014, a small box in Picayune, MS where he continued his love for fitness and coaching. In 2017 Jeff transferred to Maryland and now trains/coaches with CrossFit Berengei.
“Watching someone doubt themselves and then surpass their own expectations is truly a remarkable thing to behold and it never gets old.”
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
2015 Adaptive Athlete Seminar
(hosted by CrossFit Happy Valley)
CrossFit Super Total by Kabuki Warrior (bench, deadlift, snatch)
2010 Unit Health Coodinator; U.S. Coast Guard