Jason Leydon Founder and Head Coach

Founder and head trainer at CrossFit Milford in Milford CT, which has been to the games 4 times and has had athletes at the games 10 years in a row. Team CrossFit Milford finished 2nd in the world in 2015 and Jason has produced 9 podium finishers.

After opening his gym and establishing himself as a head coach during the inception of the sport in 2008, he has since shifted his focus to teaching his own seminars for both Athletes (Athlete development) and Coaches (proper coaching theories and techniques). His athletes include International record holders in power lifting, National Team members for USA weightlifting, All American wrestlers, the elite in the CrossFit universe (30+ games athletes and over 9 podium finishers), State champions and All American high school basketball players.

His professional focus is on personalized strength, conditioning and movement quality which ensures the foundation is properly built on an individual level so each athlete can reach genetic and athletic potential. He is an established, knowledgeable and respected teacher, coach and resource in the global fitness community. Jason earned his degree in Physical Education and Health from Eastern CT State University where he also played basketball.


  • SCS

  • Certified Speed & Agility Coach

  • EXOS Sport Performance Specialist

  • Postural Restoration Institute - Postural Respiration Certified

  • Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms)

  • Power Monkey Camp Programming Coach

  • Gym Jones Level 1

  • Juggernaut Training Systems

  • USAW Level 1 Sport Performance Coach

  • SFMA Seminar Completed

  • Functional Movement Screen Level 1 Coach

  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach

  • OPT CCP level 1 Business Systems

  • OPT CCP level 1 & 2 Lifestyle Coach

  • OPT CCP level 1 & 2 Nutrition

  • OPT CCP level 1 & 2 Assessment

  • OPT CCP Level 1 & 2 Program Design

  • CrossFit Coaches Prep Course

  • CPR Certified

  • Consultant for Peloton

  • Hybrid Strongman Seminar

  • CrossFit Powerlifting Certification

  • CrossFit Mobility and Recovery

  • CrossFit Football Certified

  • CrossFit Level 2 Weightlifting Coach

  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification

  • CrossFit Basic Barbell Certification

  • CrossFit Science of Exercise Certification

  • CrossFit Gymnastic Certification

  • CrossFit Nutritional Certification

  • CrossFit Endurance Head Coach

  • CrossFit Level 2 Certified

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified

  • CrossFit HQ Seminar Trainer

  • CrossFit Kids Certified

  • ISSA

  • CrossFit Endurance Certified

  • Consultant for Soul Cycle in the development of their "activate” class

  • Art of Breathe Certified

  • Wim Hoff Foundations

  • Tactical Athlete Kettlebell Course.

  • Blood Flow Restriction Certified Under The BFR Pros