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Markian Kaczaj

Owner - Coach- Head Program Director (currently on medical sabbatical)

I opened CrossFit 580 in June 2010 as I passionately believe in the life-improving benefits of functional fitness excellence and the teachings of the CrossFit Methodology. Beginning at a young age, I have been involved with competitive team sports such as soccer, swimming and martial arts. After suffering recent years of training set backs due to knee and back surgeries to correct athletic injuries, I discovered CrossFit in the Spring of 2008 at CrossFit Pleasanton. I was instantly hooked! Following several months of training focusing on mechanics and consistency, I was able to introduce and scale significant loads while increasing my work capacities. After my rehabilitation was complete, I realized the full benefits of functional training and proper Paleo nutrition as an integral component in my fitness rehabilitation. From that point on, I never looked back to conventional methods of fitness-isolation movements and corporate “globo-gyms”.

My goal as owner and head fitness coach at CrossFit 580 is to inspire individuals to make long-term lifestyle fitness and nutritional improvements. CrossFit's short, scalable workouts and commitment to functional movement and nutrition, makes it the perfect program for individuals of all ages and abilities.

I believe that the psychology, competitiveness, and camaraderie of sport and fitness training plays a vital role in the success of any program. The coaches at CrossFit 580 share a common ideology of fostering a positive training environment to help our growing community of fitness achieve and maintain fitness excellence. We look forward to partnering with you.

Credentials/Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified Instructor. April 2010
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Certified. April 2010
  • CrossFit Movement and Mobility Certified. August 2010
  • Hapkido Black Belt Instructor. August 1995: World Hapkido Association, Sin Moo Hapkido, Korea Hapkido Federation, World Martial Arts Union. Trained with the following Hapkido Masters: Doju-nim Ji Han Jae, Master Merrill Jung, Master Son Tae Soo  and others.
  • B.S. Degree Dual Major: Marketing/Russian Minor: International Business, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA 1991
  • Silicon Valley Technology Executive
  • Lyme Disease Warrior and currently on medical sabbatical. As I continue to recover from late stage disseminated lyme neuroboreliosis and co infections , CrossFit  and Paleo nutrition will play an even greater  role in my rehabilitation to wellness.