Our coaches will help you FEEL Amazing
Meet the team that’s dedicated to making your goals a reality.
Every journey starts with that first step! All of the members of Full Metal CrossFit clearly remember their first step into our gym. How nervous and unsure they were – scared they were not “fit” enough, afraid they would get hurt. That was me – a little over 10 years ago as I stepped foot into what was then “Square One CrossFit”. I was 37 years old and not in the best of shape (as noted in my BEFORE picture). I was pushing just over 200 lbs and didn’t do any kind of fitness, other than walking to and from my car. I ate horribly and still “socially smoked”. Not the picture of health by any means.
I decided I needed to make a change, and the owner – Coach Kristine – (who was a friend of a friend at the time) reached out and offered to introduce me to the world of CrossFit. This was early 2010 and CrossFit was still very new, I had no idea what I was getting into. Needless to say those first few workouts were a complete eye opener. I had never been so sore, and was totally unsure why I was doing this to myself. But – after a few weeks I did start to notice changes. The workouts were still brutal, and I was modifying pretty much everything – but I was getting a bit better. I was actually looking FORWARD to coming into the gym. The people in the gym (coaches and members) were all so supportive.
Week by week I was feeling better, and the changes were noticeable. My “pot belly” was disappearing fast – and after some time, I had a reputation of “losing” my shirt mid workout. Never had I imagined having the confidence to do that – and now, well – for those that know me, some things never change.
It now been over 10 years since I first walked into a CrossFit gym – and over that time my passion for CrossFit, and the impact it has on people, has grown – from member, to coach – and now to Owner of that very same Box (now Full Metal CrossFit). Helping educate people that it’s never too late to start your own journey. Making health and fitness a priority does not have an expiry date. If your 25, 45, 55 or 65 – you can and should keep active.
I started at 37 years old, other members in the gym have come back in at 30, 40, 50 and all across the board. They are either getting back into shape – or starting out for the very first time. I love being able to relate to that journey – and to see it play out as they continually surprise themselves at what their body can accomplish.
I never get tired of hearing an excited member telling me how they could keep up with their kids, or have more energy or hit that half marathon. It’s what keeps me going and motivated. It’s the passion that drove me to want to coach, and to eventually take the leap into ownership.
No journey is without it’s hardships – but I look back at where I started – and more importantly – how many people I’ve been able to have some impact on their health and fitness – it’s simply amazing. By always being reminded of my “WHY”, busting through those hardships is just like any other WOD!
meet your support team
What I love most about coaching is seeing someone accomplish something they didn't think was possible when they first walked through our doors. It is extremely satisfying to know you had a hand in helping them get there. I am continually amazed at the positive results CrossFit has on our members, mentally and physically. FMCF is one of the most supportive and fun gyms I've been in, it is truly one of a kind.
Great things never come from comfort zones. I was coasting in mine when I walked into the Full Metal box. By far, it was one of the best decisions I have made. The community, awesome members and coaches plus challenging workouts kept me wanting more. When those things weren't enough, I made the decision to transition from a member to a coach.
The aspect of a group of individuals from different backgrounds, age and level of fitness, etc coming together is what CrossFit is all about. We are all challenged in our own way in the box … both physically and mentally. I am proud to be a part of a family that helps me become a better version of myself as an athlete and a coach. The feeling of helping and encouraging others to reach their goals or perfect a movement is extremely rewarding. Trust me when I say, “A CrossFit box will make everything and everyone better”.
Being competitive by nature and heavily involved in sports at a very young age, nothing is more fulfilling than seeing someone succeed (whether it's from the skill that they want to learn, to competitions, to their respective sports and in life in general). Knowing that you have contributed to their success is my accomplishment/s too. That's my goal here at FMCF.
I have always had a passion for leading and developing within sport. I love being challenged by athletes and finding different cues for everyone to have success with a movement. What may work for one individual, does not always work for the one next to them. Being able to solve the puzzle and seeing them have success, grow confidence, hit PR's, while being pushed out of their comfort zone, is what it is all about for me.
What I really love about coaching is helping others become better versions of themselves, be that a stronger version, a more mobile version, a more confident version or an overall healthier version. Bridging the gap from where they are and where they want to get to has been and continues to be extremely rewarding.
For me CrossFit has been a constant reminder that impossible feats today won't always be impossible. With some guidance, focus and commitment to put the work in, there is no such thing as a goal that is out of reach. FMCF was where my CrossFit journey began in 2014 and where the coaches pushed me to master countless new movements. Now it's gone full circle and I absolutely love being on the other side helping others reach their fitness goals.
CrossFit has changed my life inside and outside of fitness. I have a strong passion for self-improvement and love the supportive and inclusive FMCF community. As a trainer it is truly fulfilling to be a part of an athlete's journey.
CrossFit has been my passion since 2017 where I started off as a sweet little cupcake and have now developed into a pretty spicy one. I may be working out in a box, but CrossFit is what has taken me out of mine. Learning to push myself to do things I never imagined possible, is what I love the most about the family and community here at FMCF.
Going through a long nutritional journey myself, and discovering I have Celiac Disease, has created a passion of healthy living for me. I am now Level 1 Precision Nutrition Certiﬁed, and ready to help others succeed in their nutritional goals. Let’s get you out of your box and try new things, solve problems and feel good. I want to help others make positive changes to their lifestyle, diet and mindset, because I know what it’s like to be on the opposite end.
Time to learn all about how to Eat to Live!