Coaches

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
USA Weightlifting SafeSport Certified

Ashley

Owner, Coach

Background:

Ashley played both softball and basketball in high school.  After working a desk job full-time, attending college and getting married, she became inactive and put on some weight.  She started back with an active lifestyle with at-home fitness programs and began running half marathons.  In January 2014, she began her CrossFit journey and hasn’t looked back. She got her CF-L1 in July 2015 and began coaching in January 2016.

I CrossFit because:

I enjoy the variety.  Every day is different and you’ll never get bored.  There’s always a new skill to work on or a new number to shoot for on weightlifting.

I coach because:

I  want to help others become better than they believe they can be.  It’s exciting to watch people develop a skill they never though they’d learn or lift weights they wouldn’t have ever dreamed of.

My favorite exercise is:

Cleans, followed closely by snatches!

My favorite “cheat” meal is:

Definitely tacos.  I could eat them every single day!

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach

Philip

Owner, Coach

Background:

Philip was on the track team in high school.  He always enjoyed running and continued to do so after school.  He has completed 5 half marathons and several mudruns.  He started venturing outside of running by starting P90X and then eventually found CrossFit and has been doing that ever since.

I CrossFit because:

It’s the only way I’ve found to not get bored working out. CrossFit pushes me past my comfort zone which also helps me with confidence in my daily life.

I coach because:

I love being a part of other people’s improvements.  It’s amazing to be around a group of people that work hard and constantly strive to be better.

My favorite exercise is:

The overhead squat.

My favorite “cheat” meal is:

Cheeseburgers.  Is there anything else?

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Chris

General Manager / Head Coach

Background:

Chris has always been active.  He grew up playing sports, including football, basketball and baseball.  He went on to play D1 college baseball.

I CrossFit because:

There’s nothing like competing with others.

I coach because:

I want others to realize they may be facing a mountain, but with one foot in front of the other, they can always persevere.

My favorite exercise is:

The clean!

My favorite “cheat” meal is:

Diego’s!

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Daniel

Coach

Background:

Daniel has always enjoyed staying active.  In the past, he has played baseball and soccer and also participated in BMX.  He started CrossFit in 2014 when he was traveling a lot and wanted to find a way to stay in shape.  He saw people online doing “Fran” and decided to try it.  He thought it would only take a couple minutes to finish it.  Six minutes later, gasping for breath, he was hooked!

I CrossFit because:

The community and the intensity makes it the best program on the planet.

I coach because:

CrossFit completely revolutionized my perspective of what it means to be healthy and I want to lead others down the same path.

My favorite exercise is:

Diane!  Deadlifts and handstand push ups.

My favorite “cheat” meal is:

The biggest burger you can find with all the bacon in the world.

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Jenna

Coach

Background:

Jenna has been active since high school, where she played a variety of sports, including volleyball, tennis, track/field, softball and basketball.  She continued her active lifestyle in college where she played ultimate frisbee.  In addition, she also completed a marathon (26.2 miles) in 2015.

Jenna started CrossFit in 2011 while she was in graduate school. She has been coaching adults and kids CrossFit for over 3 years.  She also competed in the CrossFit Regionals (Central Region) in 2016 with the CrossFit Kinesis team, placing 14th.

I CrossFit because:

1 – I love to eat!  2 – I want to improve long-term functional fitness and health 3 – I am super competitive so it keeps working out fun for me.

I coach because:

I  love being part of helping people succeed at meeting their health/fitness goals.  It has also taught me many things as an athlete and I’ve learned so much about nutrition as well.

My favorite exercise is:

Double Unders

My favorite “cheat” meal is:

Red Robin Bacon Cheeseburger with fries, ranch and beer!

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Bachelor of Science, Certified Athletic Trainer
Masters of Science, Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science

Justine

Coach

Background:

Justine grew up playing several sports and chose a career in the sports medicine world.  She has always enjoyed working out and decided to try CrossFit over 3 years ago and hasn’t stopped since.

I CrossFit because:

It’s effective and therapeutic and it brings people together through health and self improvement.  (And it allows me to drink all the beers and eat all the chips!)

I coach because:

It gives me a better understanding of the sport and how to apply it to everyday life.

My favorite exercise is:

Power Cleans and GHD Sit Ups

My favorite “cheat” meal is:

A whole bag of jalapeño kettle chips and cheese and crackers and wine and chocolate…this could go on forever!

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach

Kristen

Coach

Background:

From elementary school through high school, Kristen always played soccer and did gymnastics.  She also dabbled in a variety of other sports including basketball, volleyball, cheerleading and cross country.  After college, she continued running, but began having painful knee flare ups from a previous soccer injury.  A friend convinced her to try CrossFit and she was surprised that it was more challenging than any sports she had done in the past.  She was hooked immediately and has been doing CrossFit now since 2013.

I CrossFit because:

It’s so much more than a gym.  While the constantly varied, high intensity keeps my body ever changing and getting better, the community is why I keep doing it.

I coach because:

I love having the opportunity to help others reach their goals.  I love when I see that “aha” moment and being that little bit of extra motivation someone might need to push through one more rep or add 5 more pounds to that lift.

My favorite exercise is:

Handstand Push Ups and Squat Snatches

My favorite “cheat” meal is:

Hawaiian pizza and beer, especially on a hot summer day.  Or freshly baked cookies that are soft and slightly gooey!  I’m a self-diagnosed cookie monster!

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