Tell us about you and your family.
My name is Jason Squatrito and I live in Zelienople with my wonderful wife Brooke. I have 4 awesome nieces and nephews with a 5th one on the way. I grew up the youngest of 3 brothers. All 3 of us were very sports oriented doing just about all sports between the 3 of us. Being the youngest, I’ve always wanted to be as good or better than my 2 brothers so I’ve always pushed myself to try to be better.
In high school a friend helped convince me to get into law enforcement and I pursued that passion. I then obtained a degree in Criminal Justice and went to police academy to pursue that passion. I love what I do even with all the craziness going on in the world. I’m still very much into sports and try to get in different leagues whenever I’m able to have time off from work. I also like to volunteer with youth programs at my church and really enjoy helping the kids find their faith as they move on with life.
What brought you to CrossFit TPA?
I felt that my workouts at home just weren’t cutting it enough for me. No matter how much I pushed I just couldn’t get better or stronger. I watched a bunch of crossfit competitions including the regionals and games and finally decided in October 2015 to look and found TPA and read some of the great reviews. It really kicked my butt at first but it felt great to push myself again since leaving the academy. Now I hate missing workouts in the week!
If You created a WOD, what would it be called and what would it consist of?
I like to do a workout I call the Spartan. Just for the fact that it’s 300 reps for time. It consist of:
25 sit ups
50 kb snatches 44 lb
50 kb clean and jerk
50 mountain climbers
How has CrossFit Changed your life?
Crossfit has changed me in many ways. It definitely helps to push me to be a better person but in the gym and out of be gym. And it also helps me look good in a uniform!
Most memorable moment at CrossFit TPA.
My most memorable moment would have to be this years open. Coach Alex worked with me to get my first muscle up! I might have only gotten through one full round of that workout but it was something I never thought I’d be able to do.
Advice for people getting started at CFTPA.
Check your ego at the door and don’t get discouraged. There are a lot of tough movements in crossfit and even tougher workouts. Take your time and work all the movements. And there is nothing wrong with doing a lighter weight and working your form.