Jason Kolodziej

Jason Kolodziej


  • CrossFit L1/L2,
  • First Aid/CPR/AED (by the American Red Cross),


Jason Kolodziej has been an athlete at Rising Wave Athletics (RWA) since December of 2018, and began coaching classes soon thereafter in March 2019. A part-time member of the RWA coaching staff, Jason works full-time as an early-career Public Health professional, having earned his Master of Public Health degree from the University of Southern California in December 2021. Prior to pivoting to Public Health, Jason served for 20+ years in the U.S. Army in various positions and roles, attending a collection of specialty courses, and completing 3 combat tours overseas.

With experience leading groups in various settings, Jason aims for creativity and engagement in his classes and finds the most reward in providing coaching that makes every workout as inclusive as possible. Jason is a generalist, by way of credentialing, but enjoys coaching bodyweight movements, gymnastics movements, and conditioning elements. Has completed the CrossFit Online Scaling Course and Judges Course for each year of the CrossFit Games Open.

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