Coach Einar Leon


Coach Einar Leon

If you haven’t already noticed Coach Einar is at the gym on Tuesday nights! In case you haven’t had a chance to meet him here is little bit about him and his background! Not only is he a stellar coach he also writes a pretty awesome blog that you can find at the end of this post!

Einar hold a BS in Mechanical Engineering from San Jose State University and currently works as a Principal Manufacturing Engineer for a local medical device company. A native of Los Angeles CA, Einar’ s relationship with sports such as swimming, tennis, and various martial arts started at an early age and continued into adulthood.

After working in the high stress environment of Silicon Valley he decided to get married, change jobs and moved to Durham in 2006 settling into life of zero physical activity. After being involved in a serious car accident and learning that his cholesterol was at extraordinarily “high risk” levels, Einar decided to look for an alternative to get healthy and discovered CrossFit in 2012. Six months later he was given a clean bill of health.

Early on during his CrossFit journey Einar recognized the importance of stretching and proper movement patterns in preventing injuries. He also learned the influence of proper nutrition and rest in athletic performance, and applies these principles into his coaching style. His main goal as a coach is to safeguard the health and longevity of each athlete by enforcing proper technique, in a fun and encouraging way.

His blog is called Project Never Quit. Project Never Quit is a place to share ideas, strategies, stories and more. His intention is to motivate you to Never Quit in the pursuit of any goals you may have.

You can check it out here-


CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Level 2
USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach