I’ve been coaching fitness for over 10 years and have seen multiple individuals ranging in age from 12-81 years. My career as a coach started at 24hour Fitness and then I was converted to CrossFit through my friends who are coaches themselves. I’ve worked with athletes, children needing to lose weight, individuals recovering from injuries, mothers with multiple kids, etc. For me, coaching is more about connecting with individuals and helping them establish their goals. This type of group training brings out very similar camaraderie for me as the military.
CrossFit Level 1 (2009)
CrossFit Olympic Lifting
CrossFit Level 2 Coach (CrossFit Coach’s Prep Course) (2016)
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through National Strength and Conditioning Association
*Masters of Public Health (emphasis in physical activity and nutrition), K-State University (Manhattan, KS).
*Prior service as an Army Officer (6 years total).
*Developed, implemented, and evaluated a 14-week physical activity program as part of K-State Research within the Kinesiology Department where we taught different behavioral skills to woman of all ages to help them increase physical activity. (Manhattan, KS)
*Ran the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) for Riley County for six months to help low-income families eat healthier and smarter. (Manhttan, KS)
*3 time competitor as a North Central Regional athlete.
Nick began CrossFit in the summer of 2012 and knew this was the routine he could stick to. He credits the constant variety and camaraderie for unlocking his fitness potential he never imagined he’d have. Regardless of previous athletic background or current fitness level, Nick believes CrossFit is the perfect way for anyone to achieve their goals and improve their overall lifestyle. Currently Nick works for Onyx Collection as his part-time job. He has a B.S. in Economics and is working on finishing his electrical engineering degree.
CrossFit Level 1 in September 2014
Jaquelyn began coaching in November 2013 at Get Mean CrossFit. After moving to Waco, Texas, and coaching there for a year, she is happy to be back in Manhattan. Her career in CrossFit started in 2012, but she eventually shifted focus to Olympic Weightlifting. Her goal is to qualify for the American Open as a 58kg weightlifter. She enjoys a WOD every now and then, especially workouts with gymnastic and barbell movements. When she is not at the gym, she enjoys reading and spending time with her cat.
Jaquelyn is currently deployed with the 2-130 Field Artillery as a Fire Direction Officer/Platoon Leader. She plans to return to Manhattan in April 2018.
CrossFit Level 1 (2013)
Jessica was first introduced to CrossFit in 2013, but it wasn’t until she had her daughter in 2015 that she really dove into CrossFit. Weighing 215 lbs, Jessica knew it was time for a change, so she went to a CrossFit class and never turned back. After losing 65 lb, she is currently pursing what is now the beginning of her coaching career. Jessica currently works as a para at Eisenhower Elementary and a host/waitress at Cracker Barrel.
CrossFit Level 1 (2016)