At The Fort CrossFit our coaches are focused on you. We take pride in getting to know our members on a personal level and as athletes. We understand your goals and do everything we can to help you achieve them. Our coaches have diverse backgrounds and skill sets which creates a well-rounded and knowledgeable coaching staff.
Full Time Job: Owner of The Fort CrossFit
Quote: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” -Theodore Roosevelt
Fitness Goal: Continue to become stronger and more fit than the day before.
Years in CrossFit: I started in August of 2009
Specialty (If applicable): Effectively communicating training practices to veterans and beginners
Programs I Teach: Personal Program Design, Personal Training, Teens Group and Adult Group
Favorite Food: Animals.
Personal Hero: Navy SEAL Chief Nate Hardy and My Dad “Big Dave”
Pet Peeve: Making excuses for why one did not accomplish their goal or mission. Complaining.
Favorite Exercise: Muscle ups and most movements with a barbell.
Least Favorite Exercise: Handstand push ups. I can do them, just not at the level I would like.
What motivates me to be better: I have a constant internal desire to be better as an athlete, owner and person. I also have a community of friends and family who rely on me to help them on their fitness journey.
Full Time Job: Head Coach at The Fort CrossFit
Quote: “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” -Henry Ford
Fitness Goal: To continue getting stronger while staying healthy.
Years in CrossFit: 6+
Programs I Teach: Adult CrossFit Classes and Nutrition Education/Programming
Favorite Food: Is coffee a food? If not, then eggs fried in coconut oil, pinch of salt.
Personal Hero: I have three: Mom, Dad, Brother Kyle.
Pet Peeve: Not listening.
Favorite Exercise: Back squat
Least Favorite Exercise: Wall walks
What motivates me to be better: Believing in my potential and my strength and knowing that others rely on me.
Full Time Job: Framing Contractor
Fitness Goal: To be as fit as I possibly can be.
Years in CrossFit: 2 1/2
Programs I Teach: Adult CrossFit
Favorite Food: Lasagna
Personal Hero: Chuck Norris
Pet Peeve: Plates being put back in the wrong stacks.
Favorite Exercise: Clean and Jerk
Least Favorite Exercise: Burpee
What motivates me to be better: The people around me that are committed to being better.
Full Time Job: Full time Mom
Quote: “It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard…is what makes it great” (A League of Their Own)
Fitness Goal: to stay healthy
Years in CrossFit: 2 years
Programs I Teach: Adult CrossFit Coach and Teens Program Coach
Favorite Food: Steak
Personal Hero: I’d have to say Ashley Rochefort. Her knowledge and drive is what makes me want to be a better coach and athlete.
Pet Peeve: Whining
Favorite Exercise: Toes to Bar
Least Favorite Exercise: anything that involves running
What motivates me to be better: The members who walk through those Fort doors wanting to change their lives for the better.
Training Focus: Coaching
Favorite Quote: “Treat people the way you want to be treated.”
Favorite Physical Activity: Working out!
Favorite Exercise: Power cleans, jumping rope.
Favorite Workout Song: Anything I can dance to
Favorite Healthy Snack: Fruit
Favorite Cheat Day Snack: Ice Cream
Specialty: I would say people are my specialty. I really enjoy sharing what I’ve learned with others.
Why you love working at The Fort CrossFit: I’ve been working at the Fort for about 4 years. I love walking in the Fort every day. I love seeing our members every day. It feels like I’m seeing my family. I’m so happy to be coaching because I really enjoy helping people accomplish something they never thought they could.
Credentials: Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
Training Focus: Regionals
Favorite Quote: “I’m going to do today what others aren’t willing to, so I can do tomorrow what others can’t.”
Favorite Physical Activity: Crossfit
Favorite Exercise: Muscle Ups
Favorite Healthy Snack: Banana
Favorite Cheat Day Snack: Ice Cream
Why you love working at The Fort CrossFit: The Fort is like a big family and I am passionate about fitness.