THE Dissent Athletics STORY
Jonathan and Kelsey Royston - OWNERS
Jonathan- “As soon as people stopped telling me to exercise I really wanted to do it so for me entering college I found fitness. It took a few years but then I found a local CrossFit gym and started up there. Within months of doing group classes and following their nutrition plan I stopped taking allergy and asthma medicine I’d been prescribed since I was 8 years old. My goal is to help others remove the chains of illness and disease the same way I did – and have a lot of fun along the way.”
Kelsey- “I’ve always been into sport and competition, but I did not truly get into fitness until I began CrossFit. I thought playing in tournaments every weekend and waking up for 6am weights equaled fitness. After finishing my Master’s in Counseling Psychology, I began working with clients who struggled with mental and physical health daily. I could see how easily they were impacting each other and I even started to find anxiety relief for myself through fitness. Due to CrossFit and education I have been able to cultivate an actual understanding of fitness and all its facets. My mission is to bridge the gap between physical and mental health, one athlete at a time.”
I love coaching. I really enjoy encouraging people to push themselves & reach potential they maybe didn't know they had. I love getting to know the individual athletes, and finding out what they need from me as their coach. One of my favorite things is seeing something just "click" on a particular movement, skill, or challenge that an athlete has been working on, that excitement or progress is why I love this & being a tiny part of someone's guess is truly humbling & inspiring, as well as motivating.
I love coaching because of the opportunity to help people realize what they are truly capable of in terms of strength, endurance, etc., and apply that both in and outside of the gym.
I love coaching because of the connection we are all able to create through our passion for fitness. This connection helps to build a community that I am so happy to be a part of!
I enjoy sharing my passion for health, wellness, and fitness with others in search of a way to create a functional method to the aging process.