An athlete from birth, twenty-five-year-old Jesse Sherriff began his childhood in his dad’s Dorchester-based karate dojo. As he grew from boy to young adult, Jesse spent the majority of his time in the dojo, eventually teaching lessons to adults and children alike. This was just the start of Jesse’s flair for fitness.
When Jesse started high school, no one who lived in his small town (with a population below 10,000) was shocked to see him participating in every sport he could.
This love for fitness eventually bled into his post-secondary years, where he attended Fanshawe College to study Fitness Health Promotion. Afterward, Jesse got a job at Goodlife Fitness as a personal trainer.
Jesse didn’t feel like GoodLife Fitness was where was meant to be, so he opted to depart the company and seek out something more inspiring and personal.
He soon met up with a friend who worked at West London CrossFit and assisted him with this opportunity. He felt passionate about CrossFit Training and believed it was where he was supposed to be. Jesse felt comfortable with the atmosphere and concept of the fitness program.
In case you’re not familiar with CrossFit Training, it is a branded training approach that varies regularly, and involves high-intensity functional movements. It can be applied to all kinds of fitness platforms, including yoga, bodybuilding, gymnastics, and others.
At that time, Jesse wasn’t mindful that his new journey would lead to ownership of his own fitness club. After a couple of years employed as a personal trainer, Jesse was given the opportunity to own a West London CrossFit. He wasted no time seizing the chance knowing it was that path he was meant to be on.
Although Jesse competes in London, Ontario, he loves to travel to support the athletes he trains for big competitions.
Jesse knew that risks were involved when competing, though. In the Fall of 2017, at a local CrossFit competition, Jesse’s UCL (ulnar collateral ligament) was ruptured, leading to an avulsion fracture. However, no one expected this setback to derail him.
Right away, Jesse looked for medical treatment. His specialist advised surgery, which would warrant a few months of immobilization – a derailment to both his training and career. This wasn’t an option for Jesse, so he opted to be proactive and find another way to rehabilitate.
One of this program’s aspects involves the use of anti-inflammatory medicine, which Jesse’s doctor was happy to prescribe.
Without any detailed information offered by his doctor on the medication, Jesse chose to do some studying. He learned that there were opioids in this anti-inflammatory drug – a typical pain treatment substance that is quite addictive. This wasn’t something Jesse was interested in, as there was a history of addiction in his family.
Jesse lost his uncle to a fight with addition when he was ten years old. Another member of his family suffered from addition right to the age of fifty. Because he had similar traits as these loved ones, Jesse knew he could succumb to addition if he weren’t selective about what he put in his body.
Jesse chose to find other choices and discovered cannabis, which a friend had recommended to help with his rehabilitation pain. Because he was athletic his entire life, Jesse was conditioned to believe that cannabis would make you lazy and curb motivation. He had never tried cannabis before, but since his choices were few and far between, he decided to give the plant a go.
Rather than visit his family physician, Jesse spoke with Dr. Mike Hart, a specialist in cannabis.
Although he knew his doctor would write him a prescription for cannabis, Jesse wanted to be under the eye of someone who would track his journey. Because everybody’s dosage level is different, Jesse wanted a medical expert who was willing to personalize the experience for him.
To simplify his choice, a ban on CBD oils was lifted by the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency), making it a feasible treatment for Jesse’s injury.
Jesse is feeling much better five months later thanks to his natural rehabilitation and treatment. He opted to use CBD oil as an advanced approach to assist his training.
This natural choice of treatment aids in initiating muscle recovery and repair, and can aid in anxiety alleviation that comes with training.
Dr. Mike Hart says that cannabis prescriptions are a better medial choice than opioids, and Jesse’s results are a perfect representation of that.