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Nov 7, 2018

Jason Khalipa is a former CrossFit Games world champion, author, and lifelong competitor. Jason is also the CEO and Founder of NCFIT, a global company aimed at making fitness effective, fun, and accessible.


In January 2016, Jason and his family were faced with a parent’s worst nightmare. Jason’s daughter Ava was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of four. As all things in life, Jason and his family embraced Ava’s diagnosis, and faced it with unyielding positivity.


Cancer, especially when it affects a child, isn’t the easiest conversation to have, but Jason has approached the subject with compassion and a determination to spread awareness. With all the confidence that Ava will win her battle, Jason aims to support other families faced with the same adversity. Jason and his wife have since focused on philanthropy and spreading awareness for pediatric cancer.


Jason is also one of the most accomplished athletes in CrossFit Games history. In 2008, Jason was crowned the Fittest Man on Earth. He has also earned top finishes including placements as the 5th, 16th, 7th, 5th, 2nd, and 3rd Fittest Man on Earth. Jason had the honor of representing Team USA three times in the worldwide CrossFit Invitational and earned Spirit of the Games honors in 2009. Jason attributes much of his success in life and competition to the love and support of his wife and children, as well as to the AMRAP Mentality.


In this episode, we to Jason about his AMRAP Mentality, what it means to prepare for the unexpected and have a daughter with leukemia, his mental toughness through adversity, how to build an international business and stay present, how to implement the AMRAP Mentality into your own life, and more.



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