Berton Austin

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Berton started CrossFit around two years ago. He dropped-in for classes for a couple months in 2013 until Murph on Memorial Day. He says, “any group of people that could find that workout fun have to be worth getting to know!”


Determining his favorite part about coaching is hard for Berton. The longer he is able to coach, the reason he enjoys it changes. He says that, “originally, I enjoyed the fact that coaching got me out of my comfort zone. It forced you to communicate and get to know people I may have otherwise never meet. As I’ve learned what it means to actually coach it’s more about seeing someone accomplish something they never imagined possible!”


Coaching Credentials:
CrossFit Level II (CF-L2)

Weightlifting Level I


Athletic Background:






Natural Bridge, Virginia


Mechanical Engineering, VMI


Fun Facts:
Favorite Lift: All of them!
Favorite WOD: Fatal Forty (Check it out!). Berton gets together with a group of friends to complete this workout every Thanksgiving Day! It’s a great buy-in to Thanksgiving Dinner!


Berton played football at VMI. After VMI, he spent a few years power lifting before a shoulder injury. He then began marathon running. Berton completed five half marathons and two full marathons before switching to CrossFit. He has also completed a few obstacle course races, a few GORUCK Challenges, and one Ragnar Relay Race. He believes the best is yet to come and is always looking for ways to push the envelope!