Owner/Head Coach Jason Doherty was a successful classical musician before he became a CrossFit coach. “Playing in orchestras all over the world is why I was a member of so many different boxes!” he says.
He’s been a member of CrossFits in Philadelphia, Singapore, Guatemala, Kuwait, Spain, and Texas. “All of these gyms have given me great things,” he says. “I’ve tried to create a gym that uses all the best aspects of these different boxes.”
Jason specializes in Olympic and power lifting, and he’s passionate about making his gym as welcoming to the beginner as it is to the elite athlete, as well as “creating a community in which everyone has a place and is seen,” he says.
His favorite quote is “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi
Membership Manager Molly Doherty loves encouraging members that have mobility and physical challenges because she says she has “been there.” In fact, CrossFit is the first sport Molly has ever committed to! She was drawn to CrossFit because not only did it allow her to have an instant friend network, but she became part of a community that helped her become a healthier version of herself.
In addition to her role as the Membership Manager, Molly is also known as the “Gym Mom” at CrossFit Gonzo. She is an expert at teaching, nurturing, and caring for others, as she specializes in teaching young children and earned an MA in Early Childhood Education.
Even the most committed CrossFitters have their vices… For Molly, she says she can eat her bodyweight in tortilla chips!
Her favorite quote is, “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou