Our team of coaches is dedicated to helping all members exceed limits together!
BRYAN – OWNER & SPECIALTY COACH
Certifications: Level 1 CrossFit Certified, Level 2 CrossFit Certified
Bio: I am from Springfield, IL born and raised. I was a three sport athlete in high school. Went on to play college basketball at LLCC. Always have been a fitness enthusiast. Received my degree in Business Administration.
I have been doing CrossFit since 2011. I started conventional lifting in high school and fell in love with health and fitness. Once I found CrossFit it was a game changer! I found that I knew very little about fitness. My life has been changed through CrossFit and I hope to change others through it as well! I love the feeling of accomplishment I get from helping others exceed their limits and do things they never knew they could!
My favorite movement is the Snatch.
Favorite girl WOD is “Elizabeth”
Favorite hero WOD is “DT” and “Adam Brown”
Favorite quote- Jeremiah 29:11
JAKE – HEAD COACH
CrossFit level 1 & 2, CrossFit kids,
CrossFit Anatomy, Precision Nutrition, USA Weightlifting level 1
I grew up in Springfield, IL with 2 brothers and 3 sisters. We spent majority of our time outdoors playing games or sports with each other. When I wasn’t playing with family I was with friends or teammates staying active. The 2 sports I enjoyed the most were basketball and soccer. I attended and played soccer at both Mckendree University and LLCC.
I found CrossFit in 2014 to stay in shape between soccer seasons. I fell in love with CrossFit because of the health benefits, the community and I myself enjoy competition.
I currently live in Chatham with my wife Abbey, who I met through CrossFit, my daughters Avery and Quinn, and our German Shepard Apollo.
Favorite movement- snatch
Favorite girl WOD- Fran
Favorite hero WOD- Holleyman
Favorite quote- “I’d rather suffer the pain of discipline than the pain of regret.”
JASON – COACH
L1 Certification 2017
I was born and raised in the Chatham area. I was a three sport athlete in high school where I spent a lot of time in the weight room where I became very enthusiastic about fitness, but just not finding the drive to do more than just conventional weightlifting.
I began Crossfit in 2014 just by chance and haven’t looked back since. To be around other like minded athletes really gave me the drive to excel and get better. I decided to make the move into coaching to teach other athletes the crossfit methods, ideas, and fundamentals to help them improve on their health and fitness goals.
Favorite Girl WOD-“Nancy”
Favorite Hero WOD-“The Seven”
“There may be people that have more talent than you do, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you!”
SHANNON – COACH
L1 Cert 2/2016
USAW Cert 4/2015
AFAA Certification 1/2015
I have lived in Chatham most of my life. I love the community and after college, decided that this is where we wanted to raise our family. I am wife to Sean and mother to 4 children, Zack, Zane, Zaiden, Zoe and our Goldendoodle, Harrison.
I have been an athlete all of my life and am competitive in everything I do. I played soccer and volleyball competitively to the collegiate level and have taken that passion to coach both sports today. Crossfit came into my life about 8 years ago and has escalated into a passion. I have taken pride within the fitness community and love watching people conquer things they never thought they could. Along with Crossfit I have taken an interest in nutrition and have lived the Paleo lifestyle for about 5 years now. Fitness and nutrition go hand in hand. I encourage people to live and eat healthier to sustain a functional lifestyle longer.
Favorite movement(s): Double Unders, Snatch
Favorite WOD: Annie
“Strength is a matter of a made up mind”
MARK – COACH
CrossFit L1 Certification 08/2018
CrossFit Judges Course Certificate
CrossFit Running Certificate
CrossFit Scaling Certificate
CrossFit Spot the Flaw Certificate
Certified Personal Trainer
I was born and raised in Springfield. I am married to Alinda, my high school sweetheart. We have three children (Seth, Tye, & Mason), and three grandchildren (Sage, Auggie, and Aria).
I am a chiropractor and practice in Springfield. In addition to traditional chiropractic treatments, I specialize in weight-loss and nutrition, acupuncture, cupping therapy, and Instrument Assisted Soft-tissue Mobilization.
I found CrossFit in 2017 and immediately got hooked. Prior to starting CrossFit, I had lost a significant amount of weight and was working out on my own. I was going to the gym lifting weights and doing cardio, but never felt pushed or like I was making gains. I also ran a significant amount and did a marathon and several half-marathons, but I never loved running. I love the community and variety of CrossFit! I have been fortunate to develop some great friendship through CrossFit, and I love the accountability that we have with one another. My favorite thing about CrossFit is that it is functional and can be carried over into activities of daily living. I also love that every movement and workout can be scaled to your abilities.
Favorite Movements: Cleans, Pull-ups, Rope Climbs
Favorite Girl WOD: Cindy
Favorite Hero WOD: DT
TONYA – COACH
CrossFit L1 Cert 2020
Weightlifting L1 (Burgener strength) Cert 2020
Precision Nutrition L 1 2020
I’ve lived in Springfield all my life. I have two adult children, Hailey, and Alexis. I work full time with KEB as a management consultant.
I started CrossFit in 2013/14 and it became an instant obsession. I love the competitive side and enjoy competing as often as possible. The community and family environment is amazing and brings so much joy. Coaching is extremely rewarding and gratifying for me. Nothing is better than helping someone achieve a goal or do something they never thought they could.
Favorite movement(s): Clean and Jerk
Favorite WOD: DT
NATE – COACH
I began my CrossFit journey in 2014 at XLT. I was looking for something different than the typical planet Fitness or anytime fitness vibe. I had a friend that was apart of XLT at the time and told me I should give it a try, so I did. The Rest Is history. I was a Multi-sport athlete in high school and always a competitive person. CrossFit is an outlet that curves my competitive edge. I decided I wanted to coach and give to others the knowledge I have gained from my CrossFit peers. I am a huge believer in keeping ones body healthy and in shape for what the world can throw at you next, and CrossFit does that.
Favorite Movement(s): Anything Shoulder Related
Favorite Girl WOD: Grace
Favorite Hero WOD: “Big Sexy” and “Holleyman”
Quote: “Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving; we get stronger and more resilient.” –Dr. Steve Maraboli