Juris has been involved in sports from very young age starting with Karate Shotokan at age of 5, then moving on to Muay-Thai, and boxing, as well as playing volleyball/beach volleyball for RVS (Rigas Volleyball School) 1st team . After spending some time in Cyprus he then moved to Manchester where he began training boxing alongside karate, and for extra conditioning joined a Primal fitness which was a first introduction to functional movement. As the training progressed an interest in coaching started to arise. After the gym in which he was currently training in closed down, he looked for similar training facilities in proximity and discovered Crossfit. It was love from first WOD. Later that year he completed his Level 1 Crossfit cert and started interning at a Crossfit box. About a year later he started coaching some classes. And is now a certified Crossfit and PT coach.
Level 2 gym instructor, Indoor cycling instructor, Circuit instructor, Outdoor fitness instructor, Level 3 award in sports conditioning, Level 3 diploma in exercise referral, Level 3 personal trainer, Crossfit level 1 coach, Crossfit football coach, Crossfit powerlifting, and LVL 1 Strength and Power education certified, Precision nutrition certified.