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The CrossFit Games are the ultimate test of fitness. It’s a grueling multi-day competition in which the world’s fittest athletes compete in a variety of workouts. What are the workouts? Each year they change, and the details of them are not announced until a couple days before the event. This means that all year long, the athletes are training for a competition whose format is almost completely a mystery.

Coaching spotlight and Athlete of the Month Jesse Holland

Jesse Holland is one of those guys that you wish you had known your entire life. He’s someone you can count on, trust and are as happy to see him as he is you! When Jesse enters the room even before he speaks you know and feel his presence, then after he speaks he is in complete command of the room. I have had the pleasure of knowing Jesse for over three years and have been working along side him for the past fifteen months. His life has changed at SICFIT Scottsdale and now he changes lives. From fat to FIT to athlete Jesse has been crushing workouts, races and competitions lately. Which is why I decided to honor him with the coveted title of Athlete of the Month. Thank you Jesse for walking the talk and representing the SICFIT lifestyle. You have a huge heart and even bigger soul. Thank you for being you a man that I respect and enjoy time with. Luke Kayyem
Check out and read his full story below.


I was born in Vermont. I lived in upstate New York and in the North Shore of Boston prior to packing up and heading West to Arizona in 1993. I moved here in high school and went to Brophy College Prep before transferring to Chaparral where both my sister and I graduated from. I then moved to Tucson and graduated from University of Arizona.  I moved around with work after school and lived in Las Vegas, the Inland Empire, Los Angles, San Francisco, and Sacramento before I came back to my family here in Scottsdale. My family is everything to me!

My mother (Cindy), father (Mark), sister (Ashlee), and niece (Makayla) are all very close to me. I have many other family that has moved out West since we made the Pilgrimage back in 1993. The worst job I ever had would have to be no job at all. I would rather have something I don’t enjoy doing than doing nothing at all. My best place of employment would be Claim Jumper. I grew up while growing that company from one to twenty locations. I had many great teachers and mentors along the way that propelled me into the places I wanted to excel to. I was introduced to SICFIT three years ago. It was just a gym that people went to before it became my home. I was slow to the dance at first but, once I had gone through my first introduction workout out with Coach Luke and afterwards knew that this place was the missing element I needed in my training and in my life to get back to a healthy place.  After a lower lumber surgery and 11 month recovery process. I joined team SICFIT in January 2014. Luke, and the rest of the coaching staff had given me the guidance and support I needed to shed over 70 lbs and start rebuilding the muscle mass I had lost in the recovery process.


The experience that I have had over the last two years in making SICFIT my rock and having the fruition of all of my hard work show is part of how I motivate others to know that we are all capable. We are all capable of achieving more, everyday. It is a great feeling to do things that you never thought you would or could do. It’s very empowering and from a coaches stand point that is to me the largest reward, when I see an individual see more in themselves then they thought they had,  it makes my day, my job and my life. I love celebrating SICcess.
My greatest weakness in my current training is that I have not completed a Muscle Up on the rings. I will break through this weakness within the first half of the year. This last year I had competed in a few competitions to see where I stood in the group. The taste of SPORT did nothing but, make me even more hungry. I am going to compete in five competitions this year to take it to another level (one of my personal goals for 2015). I also plan on continuing my education in nutrition, health, and fitness in the years to come.

The greatest accomplishment of mine is when I was able to be resilient enough to pull myself back up from a serious back surgery. To continue the journey of the recovery process and take it beyond what I ever thought was possible. I was able to lose the weight I had gained and push past the darkest portion of my existence to return to living a healthy and happy life surrounded by friends, family, and loved ones doing what I love most, coaching. When I was in the recovery process I struggled with defining my self worth. I made a decision that I would crawl, walk, jog, run, and sprint my way back to the man I was before no matter how long it took me to get there. I wake up feeling great everyday!


In good health,

Jesse Holland


Tribute to the SICEST Day Ever!


Strength in Conditioning for Friday, January 23, 2015

SICEST of the Southwest III, the first of the SICEST series to be held in our own back yard, was a day that will live on the memory of all those who participated for years to come.

This video is a tribute to the athlete’s that laid out everything they had on the arena floor; to the volunteers who diligently judged competitors, organized logistics, and prepared equipment; to the supportive and encouraging fans who fueled the event that day; and to everyone who gave their hearts and souls to create the SICEST competition that Southwest has ever seen.

As you enjoy the highlights in this video, let it also get your blood pumping for round four of the SICEST series. Because if you didn’t think it could get any better…  just wait!

5 position Lunge Complex
EMON for 5 Minutes
5-8 Tempo Air Squats
PVC Pass Through, Around the World, Shoulder Grind
Wall Ball Technique
5 Rounds
30 Seconds Slam Ball + Slam Ball Squat
30 Second Rest
AMRAP for 10 Minutes
LIFE: 10 Wall Ball Shots + 130 Meter Run or Row
FITNESS: 20 Wall Ball Shots + 300 Meter Run
SPORT: 30 Wall Ball Shots + 300 Meter Run with Ball

The SICEST of the Brawl…


Strength in Conditioning for Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Next time you see Deric Andre walking around the gym, ask if you can hold his 2nd place medal from this weekend’s competition, The Westside Brawl 2.0, for good luck!

Deric rolled deep with a crew of SICFITTERS – some of whom also competed – and three events plus a lot of sweat later, earned his place on the podium!

Great job, Deric, showcasing what SICFIT – Strength In Conditioning FITness – is all about! You may not have been crowned the “Baddest of the Brawl,” but your were definitely the SICEST!


2 Minutes of Jump Rope
2 Minute Row
Run Big Lap
Handstand Push Up Progression
Ring Tuck and L-sits
Tabata Mashup
Sit Ups and Pushups
Heavy Sleds
Walking Rest


Will Team SICFIT be the Baddest of the Brawl?


Strength in Conditioning for Saturday, January 17, 2014

After you finish this brutal workout, come support Team SICFIT as they battle it out for the title of Baddest of the Brawl!

This is SICFIT’s second year competing in The Westside Brawl, a functional fitness competition hosted by out friends at CrossFit 623. We had a blast last year cheering on our athletes, hanging out at the SICFIT tent, and enjoying the food and apparel vendors. Join us this year for round two!

The events begin at 9am and will last through the late afternoon. Come for a little or a lot, just make sure you come!

Share this link of Facebook with some fellow SICFITTTERS you can carpool with after class!

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Movement Priming and Prepping for KB Swings and Kipping Pull Ups
3 Rounds for Time
400 Meter Run
21 Kettle Bell Swings
12 Pull Ups
LIFE: Ring Rows + Russian Swings
FITNESS Jumping Pull Ups + Russian Swings 55/35
SPORT: Kipping Pull Ups + American Swings 55/35


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