MEET OUR COACHES

Jason Turner

Owner & Coach

Education:
BAs in Psychology and Philosophy & Religion

Certifications and Seminars:
CrossFit Level 2
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Endurance
CrossFit Gymnastics
Carl Paoli Freestyle Seminar (gymnastics)
RP Strength Nutrition Seminar
Whole 30 Nutrition Seminar

Favorite Movements:
Running, cleans, toes to bar

Hobbies:
WODs, workouts, workouts of the day, fitnessing, travel, CrossFit, reading, hiking. Also, gym stuff.

Barbara Turner

Owner & Coach

Education:
BA in Anthropology

Certifications and Seminars:
CrossFit Level 2
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
CrossFit Powerlifting
CrossFit Mobility
CrossFit Scaling
Pendlay Olympic Weightlifting Level 2
Klokov/Ilyin/Polovnikov Olympic Lifting Seminar
Donny Shankle Olympic Lifting Seminar
Caleb Ward Olympic Lifting Seminar
Outlaw Way CrossFit Training Camp
Carl Paoli Freestyle Seminar (gymnastics)

Favorite Movement:
Clean

Hobbies:
Any kind of travel, coffee, time with my daughters

Motto:
“Be as I am – a reluctant enthusiast….a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure.” – Ed Abbey

Stew Peters, DC

Coach

Education:
Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine, BS in Health Science/Rehabilitation Biomechanics and Occupational Therapy, 8 years of service with the US Marines

Certfications and Seminars:
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Defense
First Degree Black Belt, Kempo Karate

Favorite Movement:
Linda (Three Bars of Death)

Hobbies:
Yoga, time with my kids

Motto:
Master your mind, fortitude. Master your basic movements, virtuosity. Begin as you mean to go!

Katrina Donahue, MD

Coach

Education:
MD (Professor of Family Medicine at UNC), Masters of Public Health in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (MPH)

Certifications and Seminars:
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Gymnastics
USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
USA Weightlifting Advanced Sports Performance Coach
Carl Paoli FreeStyle Seminar (gymnastics)

Favorite Movement:
Snatch

Hobbies:
Running after my 4 boys (2 sons, husband and cornish rex cat)

Motto:
“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face” – Mike Tyson

Kim Kurtz, DPT, CSCS

Coach

Education:
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), BS in Health Science

Certifications and Seminars:
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Mobility
Carl Paoli FreeStyle Seminar (gymnastics)
ClinicalAthlete Weightlifting Certification

Favorite movement:
Toes to bar

Hobbies:
Traveling, playing with my pup, watching Buckeye football

Motto:
Remember why you started.

Ryan Johnson

Coach

Education:
Physician Assistant Student at Duke, BS in Exercise Physiology

Certifications and Seminars:
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting

Favorite Movement:
chest to bar pullups, muscle ups

Hobbies:
all sports, board games, slack lining

Bree Heestand, PhD

Coach

Education:
Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology, BS in Biology

Certifications and Seminars:
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting

Favorite movement:
Snatch

Favorite benchmark workout:
Any 1RM

Hobbies:
Helping you achieve your goals, time with my family

Motto:
Feel the tide turning

Jaclyn Espinosa, PhD

Coach

Education:
PhD in Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis, BA in Neuroscience

Certifications and Seminars:
CrossFit Level 1

Favorite Movements:
Cleans, wallballs, box jumps

Hobbies:
Dancing, scrapbooking, winning

Motto:
“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Melanee Swanson, MBA

Coach

Education:
MBA, BA in Political Science

Certifications and Seminars:
CrossFit Level 1

Favorite Movement:
Clean

Hobbies:
CrossFit, traveling, trying new restaurants with my husband, watching sports, and playing with Max and Miggy (cat and dog)

Motto:
“To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.” – Steve Prefontaine

Kate Souto

Coach

Education:
BA in Marketing

Certification and Seminars:
CrossFit Level 1

Favorite Movement:
Handstand Pushups

Hobbies:
Spending time with my husband and little boys

Motto:
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.

Francisco Gomez

Coach

Education:
BA in Business Administration

Certifications and Seminars:
CrossFit Level 1

Favorite Movement:
Snatch

Hobbies:
Sport, travel, wine and eating at different restaurants around the world.

Motto:
“Live every day like it’s your last.”

Abe Saldena, MBA, Captain, US Army

Coach

Education:
MBA, BS in GIS from United States Military Academy (West Point)

Certifications and Seminars:
CrossFit Level 1

Favorite Movements:
laying down after a workout, power cleans

Hobbies:
Nerd stuff, taking care of the kid then dropping him off at daycare for a sanity check, reading

Krista Spicher, DC

Owner, Next Level Performance and Wellness

Education: Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine

Certifications and Seminars:
CrossFit Level 1
ART Certified

Favorite Movement:
Back squats

Hobbies:
Avid sports fan, especially football and hockey, being outdoors, hiking, kayaking, and spending time at the beach

Motto:
Work hard, play hard.

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