Brock Looysen


Brock Looysen

Brock is a coach at Yucaipa CrossFit.

"I've grown up my whole life being active, lots of biking, running, hiking and backpacking with my family and all kinds of recreational sports. In high school I ran cross country and played baseball. One of my favorite things to do outside of the gym is longboarding and my newest love/hobby is climbing!

Before crossfit I had never really "worked out" before. When I was 5 years old I started riding bikes with my dad and quickly made a hobby out of that, I even competed in a mini triathlon once. Freshman year I messed around a couple times at Fitness 19 but didn't really know what I was doing.

My crossfit journey began in the summer of 2011. I had just finished up my freshmen year of baseball and started to realize I needed to get stronger and put on a little weight if I wanted to make varsity in the future years. My uncle (Ron Sams) had just started this new thing crossfit and insisted I try it and that it'd really benefit me on the field. He began training me in his garage with a wallball, kettlebell, and an old barbell. I had no clue what I was getting myself into but I would ride my bike up to his house and we would do crossfit. It took about one year before he got me completely hooked, and when that happened there was no turning back.

I think one thing that I have really enjoyed about coaching so far is seeing our athletes succeed. The stuff we do at YCF can be so intimidating and so hard and to see someone overcome that and reach/surpass their goals or expectations is truly amazing!"

Brock has his Level 1 Certificate.

 


Recipes

THE BEST GRAIN FREE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
THE BEST GRAIN FREE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
April 27, 2015

Who doesn't love a good chocolate chip cookie? And who doesn’t love spending time in their kitchen baking with their kiddos. Well I have found an amazing, Paleo-friendly, grain free chocolate cookie that is super scrumptious, easy to make, and has my kiddos screaming for more!!!! Just follow these quick easy steps to get to chocolate chip cookie heaven!

Blog

BUILDING MUSCLE & FRIENDSHIPS
BUILDING MUSCLE & FRIENDSHIPS
April 15, 2015

Deciding to do CrossFit was one of the best decision of my life. Not just because it has gotten me into the best shape of my life, but because of the people that I have become so close with in the process.

Events

THE OPEN 2015
THE OPEN 2015
February 23, 2015

Last year the thought never crossed my mind to sign up for the CrossFit Open. Last year the idea would have made me laugh out loud. But that was last year. This year my son Brock said to me, “You’re signing up for the Open, right?” This year I’m thinking it might not be such a ridiculous notion after all.

Crossfit News Sites

CrossFit Journal: The Performance-Based Lifestyle Resource

Yucaipa CrossFit Kids

The Murph Challenge - Official Host