Hometown: Lexington, KY
Birthday: July 12
Degrees/Certification: BS in Biblical Studies; CrossFit L-1; ASFA Kettlebell
Family: Wife Nakada, twins (Sophie and Riley)
Why you CrossFit: It works better than anything I've ever experienced
Why you coach CrossFit: it has changed my life and i want to change others.
Favorite WOD: Diane
Least favorite WOD: Anything with double-unders
Favorite quote: "What we think about when we are free to think about what we will--that is what we are or will soon become." A.W. Tozer
Favorite cheat meal: French toast
Something people might not know about you: I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 10 years ago and am now symptom-free.
Hometown: Oxford, MI
Birthday: December 24
Degrees/Certification: BS in Exercise Science; CrossFit L-1; Working on a Masters degree
Family: Dating David
Why you CrossFit: Challenges me like nothing else, always room for improvement
Why you coach CrossFit: To help people improve their lives physically and mentally by making health and wellness a life-long regimen.
Favorite WOD: Murph and Filthy 50
Least favorite WOD: CF Open 15.5
Favorite quote: "There are two paths you can go by, but in the long run, there's still time to change the road you're on." Led Zeppelin
Favorite cheat meal: Pies and Pints and ice cream!
Something people might not know about you: I sailed around the world on a ship visiting 15 different countries.
Hometown: Bainbridge, NY
Birthday: June 28
Degrees/Certification: BSN in Sports Nutrition in Health and Wellness; CrossFit L-1
Why you CrossFit: Because I cannot settle to be average--I need to consistently better myself so I can be prepared for any challenge life throws at me. Plus, it is fun to lift heavy stuff.
Why you coach CrossFit: To help better others--if I can affect one person positively in my lifetime, then I believe that I live an accomplished life.
Favorite WOD: Badger
Least favorite WOD: The Seven
Favorite quote: "Out of every hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine and the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring other back." Heraclitus
Favorite cheat meal: Blizzards from DQ
Something people might not know about you: I've read every Harry Potter book.
Hometown: Nicholasville, KY
Birthday: August 15
Degrees/Certification: CrossFit L-1; BA in Communications; Juris Doctorate
Family: Husband Lincoln, twin boys John and West
Why you CrossFit: To stay healthy and to be able to chase (and catch) my kids!
Why you coach CrossFit: I love helping people discover how strong they really are.
Favorite WOD: Diane
Least favorite WOD: Fran
Favorite quote: "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." Dr. Seuss
Favorite cheat meal: Pizza
Something people might not know about you: I am a huge Harry Potter nerd!
Hometown: Ocean City, NJ
Birthday: December 18
Degrees/Certification: Masters of Health Administration; CrossFit L-1; USAW L1SP
Family: Wife Andrea, 2 daughters (Reece and Rory)
Why you CrossFit: It is unequivocally the best way to stay fit and active. It is a fountain of youth!
Why you coach CrossFit: I enjoy fitness, and helping people achieve their goals
Favorite WOD: Anything heavy with a barbell
Least favorite WOD: Anything without a barbell
Favorite quote: "If the wind will not serve, take to the oars." Latin Proverb
Favorite cheat meal: Something with lots of cheese!
Something people might not know about you: I was the 300th American in history to run a sub-four minute mile.
Hometown: Xenia, OH
Birthday: April 14
Degrees/Certification: CrossFit L-1; CAPEC Certified
Family: Wife Angela, 4 kids (Eli, Emerson, Stella, and Wrenn)
Why you CrossFit: CrossFit is the only method of training that I have found that addresses all aspects of fitness for my day to day life as well as my athletic endeavors. My CrossFit community is my family.
Why you coach CrossFit: I believe in the lifestyle and training that is CrossFit and I want to give that to other people.
Favorite WOD: Fran or DT
Least favorite WOD: 15.2
Favorite quote: "Greatness isn't owned. It's leased and rent is due every day." J.J. Watt
Favorite cheat meal: Currently Puccinis' Campfire Pizza
Something people might not know about you: I like to paint with acrylics and watercolors.