Mischa Jemionek graduated from Salisbury University with a B.S. in Athletic Training in 2004. She went on to complete her graduate degree at Villanova while working as a graduate assistant with the Football, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, and Crew programs. After earning her MA in Education, she worked at Temple University with the Football, Women’s Basketball, and Field Hockey programs. In 2010, she went on to work at Princeton University with the Women’s Soccer, Women’s Lacrosse, and Squash programs. During her tenure in the Sports Medicine Department at Princeton, Mischa also coached CrossFit at CrossFit Love in Philadelphia. She was also responsible for the mobility and corrective exercise programs for their competitive athletes.
My love for fitness grew out of a passion for snowboarding and mountain sports. I loved how so many different elements of human movement could come together and work to move throughout the environment in such an incredible way. The sport of fitness is an outlet that can help anyone of any level explore these elements. I am excited to work with all of you as we help each other continue to grow and learn about this physical culture. It truly is my passion.
As a standout collegiate track and field athlete at the University of Delaware, Jillian knows what it takes to get to the top of an athlete’s game, winning two conference championships and breaking a 30 year old record in the javelin throw during her career. Her experiences as a NCAA Division 1 athlete combined with the knowledge of the exercise science from her Athletic Training degrees make her a valuable resource to athletes looking to enhance their performance- in the gym, on the field, and in life.
I have always had a love for fitness. When I think of fun, it usually involves something active. In 2011 I was bored with my current fitness routine. I needed something new. Something that would allow me to be healthy and have fun doing it. Thats when I found CrossFit. I fell in love right away. I finally found a program that kept me focused, got me to my goals and allowed me to have fun at the same time.
I found my purpose in my life and it was time to share that same passion and purpose with other. Thus CrossFit Ironborough was born.
James has a physical performance background that began in childhood. A 1998 graduate of Dallastown Area High School in York County, PA…James was a three sport athlete as member of the football, wrestling and track and field teams. Upon completion of high school, James initially attended Penn State University…but after a short time decided to put his education on hold. Wanting to do something “bigger than himself”, James enlisted as an infantryman in the US Marine Corps in April 1999. Shortly thereafter, James reported to Boot Camp at Parris Island, SC, followed by School of Infantry at Camp Geiger (Lejeune), NC.
When I was 18 years old, I was overweight because of a sedentary lifestyle and bad food choices. After discovering a passion for rock climbing in college, I lost a lot of weight and gained a focus on a healthy lifestyle and balanced nutrition.
After 5 years of rock climbing, I started CrossFit to improve my overall conditioning and strength. CrossFit helped my break through a rock climbing plateau, but soon I started doing more and more CrossFit and less and less climbing.
I remember my first workout where I was sore immediately after the first class and coming down the stairs was painful. I felt like I trained muscles that I had never trained before and I just loved the intensity and group spirit.