HOME OF THE BRAVE!
AUTUMO, the Latin word for “believe” is designed to instill belief, determination, drive and inspiration in the community of fitness. “I say yes, I believe”. With this motto, we firmly believe that the members of AUTUMO CROSSFIT will not only tackle tough WODs and competitions but also knockdown walls that may hinder their growth outside of the gym. “Our members, Our community, Their growth”. AUTUMO will help you become successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal. Building a community on believing in yourself will eliminate selfishness which creates weakness. But loving and caring for others is a position of power beyond anything we can possibly imagine.
“Into the wave, we make you brave”- AUTUMO CROSSFIT
What Is Crossfit?
Getting Started at Autumo CrossFit
Get to know our coaches!
My name is Lindsey Valenzuela and I have been an athlete all my life. As a child I participated in jazzdance, swam, and pla…yed volleyball. My main athletic focus turned to volleyball as I grew into my middle school and high school years. I was fortunate enough to carry my love for the sport of volleyball into a college career at California Lutheran University. It was as a college volleyball player that I discovered Olympic Weightlifing. I used the lifts as my offseason strength program during my college volleyball career. Although my college volleyball career eventually ended my passion to compete did not. The passion for competition led to my start as a competitive Olympic Weightlifter. It was also through Olympic Weightlifting that I stumbled upon the sport of CrossFit. I now use these two sports to satisfy my competitive spirit, and am very thankful for the opportunity to be an elite athlete in both. The motto I swear by is simple, BELIEVE!
- Masters in Kinesiology
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- 7th place – 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games
- 2nd place – 2015 Kill Cliff East Coast Championships
- 1st place – 2015 OC Throwdown
- 2nd place – 2014 Kill Cliff East Coast Championships
- 1st place – 2014 OC Throwdown
- Team USA – 2013 CrossFit Inivitational
- 2nd place – 2013 Dubai Fitness Competition
- 2nd place – 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games
- 1st place – 2013 Reebok CrossFit Southern California Regionals
- 1st place – 2013 OC Throwdown
- 1st place – 2012 Outlaw Open Invitational
- 9th place – 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games
- 4th place – 2012 Reebok CrossFit Southern California Regionals
- 2nd place – 2012 OC Throwdown
- 2nd place – 2011-2012 Next Level Invitational Series
- Competitor – 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games
- 2nd place – 2011 US Weightlifting Championships 75kg class
- 3rd place – 2011 CrossFit Southern Calfornia Regionals
- 3rd place – 2010 CrossFit/USAW Open 69kg class
- 1st place – 2010-2011 Next Level Invitational Series
- 1st place – 2010 American Record Makers Open 69kg class
My name is James Townsend. Born in Bronx, NY but raised in south Jersey. I have been an athlete since the age of 4. My two older brothers would have me race their friends at the age of 4 for money and I would beat them. I was not your normal child growing up. My talent surpassed the kids of my own age. I was able to play football with the older kids at age 5. After realizing how fast and good I was, my brothers encouraged our mother to put me into football. I started playing at the age of 5 and the rest became history. I went on to become a All American HS WR and 100m Track star at Holy Cross High School in South Jersey. I took my talents to the University of Iowa and played as a true Freshman. As I was done playing college football, I was then picked up by the Chicago Bears as a free agent. My career in the NFL was short lived but I humbly thank God for the opportunity. Now I am here competing as a CrossFit Athlete looking to achieve big things.
- NSCA CSCS Coach
- NASM CPT/PES Trainer
- CROSSFIT ATHLETE,BOXER, POWER/OLYMPIC LIFTER!
- ELITE ATHLETE OF THE 1%
- 2013 2x Legendary Competitor Iron Cross Power Lifting Champion
- 2nd place 2013 Legendary Competitor Olympic Lifting Competition
- 1st Place Individual Best Lifter at Waxman’s Affiliate Weightlifting Showcase
- 7th place at 2014 Legendary Competitor NLI
- 2008 Chicago Bears WR
- 4 yr Div 1A starter at WR at Iowa/Rutgers
- 2004 BIG 10 Champion
- Governors Bowl All-star Game MVP!!
- 2003- 33rd Best HS football player in the Nation. 4 yr Varsity letter winner.
- High School All American. 2nd player in NJ history to have back to back 1000 yard season as a WR. 2000 State Champion. 3x All State WR. 3x All County WR.
- 4 yr Varsity Track Letter Winner. 4x Parochial A state 100m champion. Highschool Track All American. 2003 Meet Of Champions Champion!! 3rd fastest in NJ History (10.35) 6th fastest in the nation in 2003.
After having my first baby, I did not imagine being able to fit exercise in my daily routine. Then a friend (my old 6am CrossFit beastie) told me about Autumo CrossFit. It seemed too good to be true… A CrossFit box in my hometown, with elite athletes coaching, exists minutes away from where my baby is being taken care of? Someone pinch me. Autumo CrossFit is of the highest caliber. The coaches are elite athletes with huge humble hearts. Every member of Autumo CrossFit receives the same level of respect, attention & motivation. The programming is designed to fit all levels of athleticism. I am genuinely grateful to be part of the Autumo Family. I get to train alongside so many driven individuals. The community here is very inspiring. Everyone walks in motivated & ready to encourage each other. A few months into it (9 months postpartum) and here I am callused hands and all, setting new goals & hitting PR’s. Gracias Autumo.
Why Crossfit? Because you will get in great shape, never have a boring workout, be challenged in a good way, meet new friends of all ages, and accomplish goals you never thought you could.
Why Autumo? Because this is a gym that truly cares about your goals and progress. You are coached by an incredible staff consisting of a four-time Games athlete and a former NFL player. They are there every day teaching, pushing and making sure you finish the journey – whether it be 20 more reps or 20 more pounds.
Why I came to Autumo? I am 51 years old and am still attempting to keep up with the young guns while trying not to hurt myself. I’ve been to a few Crossfit gyms now trying to find the right fit. Autumo is the right fit for me because my goals are to build on my base, get personal attention, trust the coaching, and be encouraged by a great staff.
What I also have learned is that simply performing a CrossFit movement or workout will not bring you all the benefits that CrossFit has to offer, you need to belong to an affiliate, you need to be a part of a community. Autumo Crossfit is my community, it is my family and I love it dearly. It is a place where faith, integrity, accountability, humility, drive, determination and compassion lay the foundation for a life changing experience. Autumo is unlike any other affiliate because it is a place where fitness and performance is the byproduct not the purpose. It is a place where we put others ahead of ourselves in and out of the gym. It is a place where we will work, we will sweat, we may bleed, we will have lots of laughs and maybe some tears, we will have victories and we will have defeats but it is through these experiences that we will grow together as a family, become better athletes and come out as better versions of ourselves. Which, to me, is what CrossFit is all about.
I started CrossFit looking for a challenge after finding myself getting bored in local gyms. Autumo CrossFit has definitely stood out from other CrossFit gyms I have tried. Not only are you coached by elite athletes you are truly valued and supported regardless of your fitness level. The coaches take pride in each one of their athletes, teaching them proper form and techniques so you are able to improve and meet your fitness goals. Whether you are a games athlete or brand new to the CrossFit world you are treated like family at Autumo CrossFit.
My husband and I have been doing CrossFit for 2 ½ years and we recently switched to Autumo. We have absolutely loved our experience here! The coaching and community is so supportive and encouraging. The focus on foundations and strength have helped me improve my skills and achieve things that I didn’t know I could. As a member, I can truly see and feel the passion for helping others achieve their goals which comes through in the way the coaches run their classes and maintain the gym. I am very thankful to be a part of this community!”
What sets Autumo apart from other Crossfit gyms is the coaching. Not only are the coaches elite athletes, but the level of attention that goes into each and every member feels like personal training.
Whether you are new to the sport or a veteran Crossfitter, you will greatly benefit from the knowledge and experience of these coaches. The best part? They are genuinely as happy as you are when you succeed.
Autumo CrossFit is a gym that’s second to none. I’m able to learn so much. Not just from the coaches but the community as well. We all look out for each other and build one another up. I’m better because of the dedication I put into my training and Autumo CrossFit plays a big part of it.
What’s different about Autumo CrossFit is the community here. Everybody is rooting for one another. Building each other up and wanting you to be your better self. That’s what separates them from everyone else
I came to the realization that I can always be good but I also can be better. Autumo CrossFit provides that will and determination for you. “Into the Wave We make you Brave” is not just a motto but a way of life.
I’ve been a gymnast my entire life. I thought that was challenging but Crossfit is more challenging. Being apart of Autumo CrossFit allows me to stay sharp as a gymnast. I’m able to stay sharp because the coaching is sharp itself.
Autumo CrossFit is the first gym and my first time ever doing CrossFit. Was I nervous and afraid, of course but they helped me overcome and be apart of the family, community and sport. I’ve lost a huge amount of weight and gained energy I never thought I had.
“Grab their attention”
“Demonstrate the Movement”
“Put Others First”
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