ABOUT THE FOUNDERS
In 2017 two best friends, Jason Franciosa and Phil Gauthier, came together due to frustrations with the high injury rates associated with CrossFit Training. For years they experienced first hand what can happen to the CrossFit community if preventative and rehabilitative measures are not taken seriously. Jason, throughout his time in the US Army had direct experience with both CrossFit and Military HIIT training for years and not only experienced personal injuries but watched many of his Soldiers develop pain and symptoms which could have been avoided. Phil, spent years coaching/training weightlifters and CrossFit athletes to perform at their best level. However, as a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Phil was receiving a lot of CrossFit athlete patients in the clinic for pain and symptoms caused from training and poor warm-up/preventative techniques. Out of these frustrations they created:
Element 26 is a Company focused specifically on enabling athletic weightlifters to perform at the highly competitive level they desire without succumbing to injuries. Element 26 provides functional gear for functional athletes, enabling them to achieve new PRs without injury and setbacks.