James “Jim” Kupko

Director of Programming / Head Trainer / Owner

James “Jim” Kupko

Director of Programming / Head Trainer / Owner

Biography

  • CF Level 2
  • CF Weightlifting
  • CF Strongman
  • CF Scaling Course
  • AED/CPR Certified
  • BA Physical Education , Health and Athletic Training Kean University

About six years ago I got fed up with the “globo-gym” culture when I was asked to leave during a workout while performing medicine ball slams. I thought about the regular gym goers & how different they looked if at all from month to month. Did any of them, myself included make any real progress? The overwhelming consensus was no. So I built a gym in my garage at home & started training without rules and away from any discerning eye. The end result was I started seeing results. Shortly after I started training others, & they too began to see results. 8 years later my tiny Backyard Barbending boot camp operation which started with a single client referral has grown into CrossFit Barbending. Patience, consistency & persistence enabled me to achieve my dream of becoming a gym owner. Now I’m in the business of helping you achieve all of your dreams.