John Welz

John Welz



CrossFit Level 3 Trainer

Adaptive Inclusive Trainer

Masters Athlete Certified

About Coach

I purchased CrossFit Ares in 2021 after working as a construction superintendent for 8 years in Boston. He had a passion for helping people and experienced firsthand what high-stress corporate work and life can do to one's physical and mental health. That all changed when he found CrossFit, which helped him through one of the most challenging times in his life. Learning that fitness isn’t about going to the gym and checking the box, it is about learning to move better and creating an atmosphere that prioritizes long-term health and longevity. I don’t want to be the person who can’t enjoy life when they get older, and I don’t want any of my members to be that person either.

Turning Point

My turning point was when I was working my previous construction career down in Washington DC, away from my family and friends, and doing something I did not enjoy. I had the feeling that there was more for me, and it brought me to one of the lowest points in my life. I found CrossFit at that point. I began to understand the importance of health and fitness as a whole. Not just to look better, but to benefit my life in its entirety to be the best person I could be.

Motivation & Passion

We live in a world that takes away the most important thing the world, who we are as human being. We let stresses and outside sources dictate that to us. We are all unique and all have the ability to be the best versions of ourselves. All it takes is one small pivot in a different direction, and our destination changes completely. We deserve the best version of ourselves and the journey to finding that day after day.

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