Many professional and elite athletes are participating in the CrossFit Program. Prize- fighters, cyclists, surfers, skiers, tennis players, triathletes and others competing at the highest levels are using the CrossFit approach to advance their core strength and conditioning, but that’s not all. CrossFit has tested its methods on the sedentary, overweight, pathological, and elderly and found that these special populations met the same success as our stable of athletes. We call this “bracketing”. If our program works for Olympic Skiers and overweight, sedentary homemakers then it will work for you.
Katie's path to coaching crossfit has been a natural progression. She started crossfitting in 2013 and became hooked. she liked that she was able to satisfy endurance training with weightlifting and body-weight calisthenics in just one hour. As her love of crossfit grew she knew she wanted to start training others. since 2013 she had received her level 1 crossfit certification, level 2 crossfit certification, weightlifting level 1 certification, and crossfit kids certification. "working with people and showing them what they are capable of is an addiction for me." I love seeing their reaction when they do something they thought they could never do.
My whole life I was always active in sports. I played football, hockey, and basketball in highschool and moved on to play Division 1 Rugby at Central Michigan University. This is where I worked on getting my degree in health fitness rehabilitation and preventative rehab. As an exercise physiologist, working with athletes was natural and this lead to the start of my CrossFit career. I found my wife during my first couple weeks in the crossfit gym and drove me to love the sport even more. We continue to grow and learn what our bodies can do. I believe in what we are doing is helping the overall population and look forward to helping others achieve thier goals.
Coach Anthony Johnson. My obsession with fitness started about twelve years ago when I began training for body building and power lifting. I coached the varsity powerlifting team at cros-lex high school for 1 year before enlisting into the Marine Corps. I started training crossfit ideologies in 2015. I started training at port huron crossfit in March 2017 and immediately fell in love with the community. In december 2017 I attended the crossfit level 1 training seminar. In September 2018 I competed with team POHO fit at the kill cliff granite games.
As a youngster I played various team sports depending on the season. Powerlifting was his basis of training for these sports. After high school I became interested in long distance running and through my college years I focused mainly on aerobic capacity while foregoing strength training. Once I began my 30 year career in law enforcement I once again turned my attention to strength training. It wasn’t until late in my career in 2013 that I found CrossFit. I felt as if I had discovered the fountain of youth! By following the CrossFit methodology I was able to combine strength training and aerobic training to help me become the fittest I have ever been in my life! As I neared the end of my law enforcement career I realized that I wanted to help others make the same discovery I had when I found CrossFit no matter what their age. I take great satisfaction in helping someone achieve physical goals that even they didn’t realize they could accomplish.
I achieved my Level 1 certification in November 2019 and since then have taken several online courses through CrossFit Training on lesson planning, scaling and spot the flaw in an effort to become as well trained as I can possibly be to help those in our community. CrossFit is now a big part of my lifestyle and I intend on continuing my education and training for as long as I am breathing!
10 General Physical Skills
If your goal is optimum physical competence then all the general physical skills must be considered :
Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance - The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen.
Stamina - The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy.
Strength - The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply force.
Flexibility - the ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint.
Power - The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time.
Speed - The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement.
Coordination - The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement.
Agility - The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another.
Balance - The ability to control the placement of the body’s center of gravity in relation to its support base.
Accuracy - The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity.
Nutrition - Nutrition plays an enormous role as the foundation for success in all that we do. Read more on the importance of proper nutrition.