Patrick Griffin

Patrick was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to San Francisco after graduating from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 2006. He played many sports, but loved none so much as the game of lacrosse, whose speed and savagery left his 13 year old mind fixated on little else. His varsity lacrosse career continued through his freshman year of college, but feeling burnt out by the intensity of varsity athletics, he left the team to find a new outlet. At the prompting of a close friend, he joined the local volunteer fire department which quickly left him hooked on the rush of running fire calls and being called to help people during their most dire moments.

For the first time in his life, however, Patrick found himself unable to maintain his level of fitness. He quickly found himself unmotivated to stay fit without the drive of athletics, and worse yet, unable to perform the extremely demanding duties of a firefighter without being crushed under the physical stresses of the job. Finally in 2008, Patrick discovered San Francisco CrossFit and found himself motivated once again to push his levels of fitness to new heights and have fun while doing it. Now his goal is to bring the same sense of satisfaction and motivation to others that he felt after discovering SFCF.

Patrick currently holds his CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting and USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach’s certifications and has attended the CrossFit Mobility and Naka Athletics Freestyle Connections seminars. He’s California certified as an EMT-Basic, is a competitive Olympic weightlifter, and in his free time enjoys riding his bike around San Francisco and brewing delicious beer in his kitchen.

Contact Patrick at patrick@sanfranciscocrossfit.com