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Emily Shubin, Coach
Credentials: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Movement & Mobility, CrossFit Kids, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach, ISSA Personal Trainer, Movement Fix Seminar; CPR/AED/First Aid.
Why I love CrossFit: SO many reasons (but I'll limit myself to three)! I love that CrossFit:
Is more focused on what your body can do versus what it looks like.
Can provide quality of life benefits to anyone and is infinitely scaleable, regardless of age, weight, fitness background, etc.
Has the best community of people, all so welcoming, fun and supportive of your goals.
Favorite Movement: Bench Press
Fun Fact: My mom signed me up for rhythmic gymnastics when I was young (picture a tall, uncoordinated kid with a ribbon dancer). Let's just say CrossFit is a much better fit!
Brett Kuhn, Coach
Credentials: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Barbell, IAFF peer fitness trainer (Fire Department), EMT
Why I love CrossFit: A good friend of mine who was also a peer fitness trainer for a neighboring Fire Department introduced me to CrossFit in 2008. He introduced me to “Cindy” (5 Pull-ups, 10 push-ups, 15 air squats, As Many As Possible in 20 minutes). It was sweaty, exhausted love at first gasp! I had been unknowingly utilizing some of the CrossFit principals in my own training and coaching at the time, but hadn’t even begun to put this kind of structure to it. I had previously utilized a globo-type gym lifting coupled with other types of fitness, road and mountain bicycling, yoga and running, to stay fit for work and play. CrossFit showed me a much better system to combine the functional aspects of these movements for a well-rounded program that produced results! Amazing results! Needless to say, I was hooked! Also amazing to me was the direct crossover to firefighter fitness and safety. CrossFit is clearly the best physical preparation for effective and safe fire ground operations that there is. Most of the workouts found in CrossFit emulate the physical taxation of fighting fire. And if you spent at least 4 days a week preparing your body to fight fire, then when the bell rings you’re ready to perform at your best. And so the path was clear, bring as many co-workers into the CrossFit fold as possible. Through the fire service I attended CrossFit training and seminars so that I could bring back this innovative system and share it with my co-workers. So here I am, fyears later and still passionate about what I have experienced. Not only have I witnessed benefits for my fire department co-workers and family, but also in my personal life. My over all conditioning and core strength have surpassed my own expectations. I find myself doing feats I never thought I could. Can I get a “hey” for PR’s?! And the best part of all is I get to share this with others. Because I believe that everyone can benefit from CrossFit!
Favorite Movement: Really hard to pick just one, Box jumps are fun and “Linda” AKA the three bars of death. Not that I like the “death” part, but its real challenging and feels so good to finish!
Jenelle Greninger, Coach
Credentials: CrossFit Level 2; CrossFit Level 1; CrossFit Gymnastics; CrossFit Kettlebell; CrossFit Mobility/Movement; National Academy of Sports Medicine (Personal Trainer)
Why I love CrossFit: I started CrossFitting in 2008, and have always found it to be efficient, effective, inspiring, challenging, and fun.
Favorite Movement: Bench press, kipping Pull-ups, and KB Swings are my jam.
Fun Fact: I’ve been to all 50 states!
Will Baxter, Coach
Credentials: CrossFit Level 1
Why I love CrossFit: I love the community and helping others reach their potential. Seeing improvement on a consistent basis is always encouraging to keep trying a little bit harder.
Favorite Movement: Hang Power Clean, all day long.
Fun Fact: I do the best Wookie impression ever.
Christian Basilio, Coach
Credentials: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Mobility Trainer, Mobility WOD Mobility Specialist (MWODms), Functional Range Conditioning (FRCms), Functional Range Assessment (FRA), Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
Why I love CrossFit: CrossFit is a great Movement Practice. You are able improve on functional movement patterns that all humans were built to do, whilst working with a fun and loving community that encourage each other toward their individual goals.
Favorite Movement: Kettlebell Swing. Power, speed, and endurance in one movement. (Oh and CARs)
Fun Fact: I perform CARs (controlled articular rotations) on a daily basis no matter the setting and environment. (as shown in profile photo)
Morgan Hamilton, Coach
Credentials: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Level 2, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach, AFPA Pre and Post Natal Fitness Specialist, CrossFit Running Course Certificate, CrossFit Scaling Certificate, CrossFit Spot The Flaw Certificate, CrossFit Lesson Planning Certificate
Why I love CrossFit: No matter your age, fitness ability, or physical ability, there are modifications to get you through any workout. I worked out through pregnancy, and through a 100 pound weight loss. CrossFit is for everyone, not just the super elite athlete. Plus, it’s a different workout every day so it never gets boring!
Favorite Movement: Squat Cleans
Fun Fact: I’m pretty obsessed with Halloween.
Tracy Nagai, Coach
Credentials: CrossFit Level 2, Licensed Massage Therapist, B.S., Exercise Science, ACSM-CPT, NSCA-CSCS
Why I love CrossFit: 2 main reasons (amongst 1000s of others):
1) You get the most bang for your buck. It’s always different and you get to improve on every aspect of fitness (strength, gymnastic, endurance, high intensity, etc etc.) all in a 60 minute class.
2) Through CrossFit, I’ve met the most amazing people that I want to hang out with everyday for the rest of my life. And I’ve found this to be true no matter where I travel around the world.
Favorite Movement: I never have a good answer for this. Every movement is always hard. I’m “better” at some movements than others, but it doesn’t mean I necessarily like them. Maybe heavy-ish snatch? It requires a combination of technique, strength, mobility, and explosive power.
Fun Fact: I have a blog site on WordPress about Tim Tam Slams, but I never wrote anything on it. I do love Tim Tams tho.
Doree Armstrong, Coach
Credentials: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Scaling Certificate
Why I love CrossFit: I started doing CrossFit in the summer of 2012 and was hooked immediately. I love the variation and the strong sense of community. I’ve never, ever been bored during a CrossFit workout!
Favorite Movement: It’s changed over the years from Back Squat, to Deadlift to Pull-ups. Not sure what my next favorite will be!
Fun Fact: Until very recently I was a journalist/writer. Now as a CrossFit coach, I still provide people with relevant information, but in a different way.
Katelyn Nies, Coach
Credentials: CrossFit Level 1
Why I love CrossFit: CrossFit taught me that exercising didn’t have to be boring or lonely. I love the variety of movements and the community the most!
Favorite Movement: Anything with a heavy barbell! Deadlifts, back squats, cleans, front squats...all of it!
Fun Fact: I love to knit garments with lace, cables, or colorwork and sometimes spin my own yarn.
Amanda Nations, Coach
Credentials: CrossFit Level 1
Why I love CrossFit: So many reasons! But I love that it gives me new ways to challenge myself everyday. I love the people. And its fun!
Favorite Movement: Deadlifts!
Fun Fact: I am mom to two little rescue dogs.