Death: Former owner of CrossFit Hercules, died unexpectedly at age 51 – Bryan Kastl, the previous owner of CrossFit Hercules (together with his wife @leshaempathicart), passed away unexpectedly yesterday at the age of 51. His wife, Lesha, and little son, Bohdi, survive him.
Bryan, you were an inspiration to us, and we appreciate everything you’ve done for CrossFit and our community. Sir, best wishes. You’ll be sorely missed.
Almost every original CrossFitter in the Bay Area knew Bryan or had competed with him and Lesha at their Hercules Box. Bryan’s shaved head, remarkable physique, tribal tattoos, and booming voice made him an intimidating presence in the gym. You did what he said when he encouraged you to work harder. He was also quite nice and enthusiastic about exercise, particularly CrossFit.
He and Lesha were able to sell out every “Rookie Rumble” they put on because they were well-organized and a lot of fun. Affiliates came from all around NorCal to watch, compete, and hang out. For many Bay Area CrossFitters, his competitions were their first. Bryan and Lesha gave back to the community by sponsoring a number of local businesses, including ours.
Bryan was a coach, a healer, a husband, and a father who did it all. Bryan had inspired and guided countless others, making the world a better place for everyone he touched. Bryan has a unique commitment to the field: he has always had a passion for helping people heal through massage, nutrition, and coaching.
I’d want to contribute all of the funds in his memory to his wife Lesha and son Bodhi to help them cope with the burden of navigating this tough time in their lives. Please consider assisting the Kastl family and offering them some words of love during this difficult time. In our hearts forever: Greetings, Coach B!
According to Bryan Kastl’s GoFundMe Page, His work saved innumerable lives, and others who came after him learnt a great deal from him. Bryan was humorous, and he made it a point to make everyone he worked with laugh, resulting in a welcoming environment. Above all, Bryan had a huge heart and was always concerned about his family. The Obituary as not been release at the moment, check back later.