Our Coaches

Quinn Megargel »

Coach, Owner

Qualifications:

  • Certified CrossFit Trainer (Level 3)
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids Trainer
  • CrossFit Endurance Trainer Certification
  • Power Monkey Fitness Camp
  • USA Weightlifting
  • CPR/AED
  • B.S. Exercise Science/Strength and Conditioning, University of Delaware
  • M.S. Sports Science, Sport Administration, University of Northern Colorado

Quinn Megargel

Coach, Owner

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2010

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I began a college athlete with strength and conditioning minor and I thought I was in great shape… that’s where I was wrong. I was humbled the first week of trying CrossFit. It engaged my core more than any other workout method I used in the past. I am faster, stronger, and healthier than I have ever been in my life.

Why did you become a trainer?

I love expanding my knowledge and sharing that information with people. I want to develop an environment for everyone in my community to become the best athlete they can be.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Squat Snatch and Thruster

What is your favorite cheat food?

Tacos and Chocolate Chip Cookies

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Superman because he can fly and run fast.

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Endurance

Courtney Seiders

Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2013

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I needed something to challenge me athletically after college and international field hockey. CrossFit provided that challenge and provided me an amazing community!

Why did you become a trainer?

I fell in love with CrossFit. The science behind the movement and emotional camaraderie that was felt in each workout made me want to have a bigger impact helping people.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Squat snatching and wallballs!

What is your favorite cheat food?

Tacos!

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

I guess Batman…

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 2 trainer

Ashlee Shannon

Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2011

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I got into CrossFit after having my first daughter. I never played sports- I was a horseback rider and my workout was usually farm work. However after having a baby I needed another way to get back in shape. Quinn introduced me to CrossFit and I loved it. I inspire to continue to live a healthy lifestyle and be a role model for both of my daughters.

Why did you become a trainer?

I became a CrossFit coach initially to help Quinn with her growing gym. However now I do it to help others and encourage them to grow as athletes and living healthy. I truly love seeing people accomplish their goals and hitting PR’s!!

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

My favorite CrossFit movements are definitely any type of power clean (high hang, hang or power clean)

What is your favorite cheat food?

Favorite cheat meal is a Bertucci’s Oven pizza and glass of red wine

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

I can’t say I have a favorite superhero but Batman is close. I like how he is mysterious and always has cool toys. The batmobile would be fun to drive.

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Gymnastic Cert

Ryan Street

Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2013

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I liked working out, and i enjoyed competition. So it appealed to me right away.

Why did you become a trainer?

I realized it was a great opportunity to influence and help people better themselves

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Thrusters and burpees

What is your favorite cheat food?

Cheating isn’t in my nature

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Mermaid man and barnacle boy.

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Wayne Wilson

Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2013

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I was looking for a way to train for OCR. The normal gym routine was not working. Also I wanted to live healthier life style and set that example for my family.

Why did you become a trainer?

I wanted to help people become healthier and reach their goals. I love when people achieve something they never thought they could.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

I have a few – rowing, cleans, and box jumps. I also secretly like Burpees.

What is your favorite cheat food?

Cookies

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Superman – because his beliefs. He honest and tries to do the right thing. Never asks for a thank you he just knows inside he did the right thing.

Janelle Bowman »

Nutrition Specialist

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Masters of Science, Exercise Science
  • NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification
  • Nutritional Coaching Institute, Nutrition Coaching Specialist

Janelle Bowman

Nutrition Specialist

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2007…Wow…just totally dated myself there!

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I feel like I’ve always just been “into” fitness. I played some sports in school, and really got into weight training in college. I like feeling strong and fit, and have a little bit of a competitive streak in me! I found CrossFit because I was looking for something more challenging that I could do with a group of people, rather than working out by myself all the time. Once I started I was hooked, and really haven’t looked back since!

Why did you become a trainer?

After college, when I got my first “real life” 9-5 job, I quickly realized that my favorite part of the day was when I was in the gym. After a year of working a job I didn’t love, I decided to change directions and make fitness my career path. I love helping people learn new skills, whether it’s in the gym or cooking in the kitchen. It’s awesome when people realize they are capable of so much more than they thought they were! It motivates me to motivate others.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

For sure kettlebell swings…and, while I will get harassed for this, I do have a fondness for burpees!

What is your favorite cheat food?

Soft-serve vanilla ice cream. Gets me every time!

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

I kinda wanna say the Hulk, because I feel like we share similar issues when attempting to wear a button down shirt…but I’m going to have to go with Spiderman for his super athleticism and web spinning powers…feel like he’d never struggle with a muscle up, and those sticky web throwing hands would be key for gripping a bar! 😉

Lindsey Hughey »

Dr. of Physical Therapy

Qualifications:

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Board Certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT)

Lindsey Hughey

Dr. of Physical Therapy

What year did you start CrossFitting?

August 2015

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I grew up loving everything fitness and sports. From playing volleyball & lacrosse in high school, to D2 collegiate volleyball, to trying all types of fitness regimens (bootcamp, yoga,  pilates, kickboxing, spinning, and weight lifting). I found CrossFit in 2015 when Coach Ashlee invited me to friend day. From there my love and passion for CrossFit was born! It combined all the things I love about sports and fitness- competition, excellence, fun, health, wellness, friendship, and mental focus.

Why did you become a trainer?

I became a physical therapist because it involves helping people, learning about the body, and involves teaching/empowering your client/patient to help his self or her self move better. I love nerding out on movement science.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

The snatch – it’s an art comprised of the perfect balance of mobility, stability, and timing (a movement I am still striving to improve)

What is your favorite cheat food?

Wings, cheese fries, and beer!

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Wonder Woman. She kicks ass!

Lamar Shaw »

Intern

Lamar Shaw

Intern

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2015

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

For me, fitness was a way a life! It was a way for me to get away from the negativity and turn my life into something meaningful. All stemming from high school football, then on the collegiate level and now CrossFit. In football there is a sense of brotherhood/community and that is one of the main reasons for trying CrossFit.

Why did you become a trainer?

Becoming a trainer is a dream come true. I always wanted to help people to some degree. Becoming a trainer to train individuals attain their goals mentality and physically is awesome and it is something I simply love doing.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Power Cleans and Snatches

What is your favorite cheat food?

Chic-Fil-A and anything sweet (Reese Cups)

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

My MOM – Strongest person i know! Willing to go the the end of the earth for those that ask for help.

Art Dreher »

Intern

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Army Master Fitness Trainer

Art Dreher

Intern

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2013

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I read the book, “Lone Survivor” while in Afghanistan and learned about Memorial Day Murph. Memorial Day 2013 (20130526), my unit lost a soldier and MDM took on a more special meaning to me. One of my best friends and I completed this workout in our full kit. Since then, MDM is the one workout I will always complete. “Lone Survivor” made me want to ensure I always ready to protect my fellow service members and LEOs. I want to ensure I am always fit enough to get my friends home to their families.

Why did you become a trainer?

I have always enjoyed teaching. I want to be someone who can help others reach their greatest potential. I love watching people reach heights they only imagined they could. I want people to believe in themselves and do whatever I can to help them reach that goal. My mother always told me, if you have the means to help others, you should do so. I believe I can help others maintain healthy life choices, so I try to strive to do so.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Clean and Jerk

What is your favorite cheat food?

Cheese steaks, bourbon, cookie dough ice cream

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

My favorite superheroes are Superman and the Hulk. As a calm person, I resemble Dr. Banner, who believes he can help the world. When I am calm, I identify more with him because when I am calm, I am very rational and believe I be a role model. When I am angry, I do become a different person. In my line of work, I walk the fine line between Dr. Banner and The Hulk and understand the constant internal struggle and the fear of letting and succumbing to your raw emotions. Superman always fought the same internal battle. He believed he should be a beacon for humanity but fought against showing his true power and strength because of his fear of scaring the people he wished to protect.