Rebecca

Owner

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
CrossFit Mobility
CrossFit Kids Trainer

NASM CPT (Certified Personal Trainer)
Fu Barbell Olympic Weightlifting Seminar
CPR / AED Certified

Previous Affiliate Owner

Simply, this is my passion.  When I made the decision years ago to set foot in my first CrossFit Box I could never have imagined how it would change the course of my life.  My career had been focused in the world of finance and business strategy.  I was good at this but something was missing.  Several years ago I took a leap of faith and invested in a CrossFit Affiliate with another trainer.  It was a way for me to combine what I was good at with what I felt passionate about.

My first affiliate was an amazing experience.  It was during this time that I was able to immerse myself fully into the world that is CrossFit.   I got to experience firsthand what it is like to change people both physically and, more important, mentally.  The feeling one gets from being a CrossFit athlete is something you have to experience to understand.  Coaching athletes is a way for me to help people experience that strength and empowerment.  There is nothing more rewarding than this.

I believe that CrossFit, combined with a strength program, is the perfect combination to achieve a high level of fitness.  My programming includes both Power and Olympic Lifting.  It was in early 2012 that I attended the CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification.  I try to incorporate these skills every day when I train athletes.  I also hope to share this passion with our children.  I attended the CrossFit Kids Certification and launched a CrossFit Kids Program.  As the Head Coach I was able to guide our kids at an early age towards a healthy lifestyle.

Given the opportunity to open another CrossFit Affiliate and make a difference in people’s lives is a dream come true for me.  I am excited and honored to be a part of your CrossFit experience!

Joe

Head Coach

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Fu Barbell Olympic Weightlifting Seminar
Krav Maga Training

I was always the “runt” of the group I ran around with.   That ended one year during my Sophomore year in high school.   I decided to walk into an underground gym in my small home town.  From that day forward I have had a passion for weightlifting.  My coach taught me that being small didn’t mean I couldn’t compete at a high level in Power lifting.  He gave me confidence I had never felt before and I carried that strength onto college.  After college I continued to lift and through the urging of my wife we started Krav Maga (Israeli Self Defense).  Once again I found a coach that was able to motivate me.  It didn’t hurt that we got to kick and punch for an hour everyday!!

We (Me, my wife and 2 sons) moved to Sugar Gove in 2013 after being born and bred in Kansas City.  To say it was a tough decision is an understatement.  We didn’t know a single person here.  I knew I needed to dive into something to keep my mind off home.  That something was CrossFIt.  After my first foundations class I was all in.  The workouts are intense, we lift heavy and now we get to kick and punch the pads.  But for me and my family it’s so much more than that.  Everyone at the box took us in as part of their family when we needed it most.

“Don’t look back, you’re not going that way”

Craig

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Kids Trainer
Fu Barbell Olympic Weightlifting Seminar
CPR / AED Certified

I’ve had a passion for sports and fitness my entire life. I grew up playing a variety of sports as a kid: baseball, basketball, football, soccer, tennis and golf.  In college I was part of club rugby and club volleyball teams and eventually had the opportunity to take up downhill skiing.  Over the years downhill skiing turned into snowboarding and playing sports turned towards coaching sports.

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to help other young children throughout high school and college.  In high school I volunteered for a sensory swim program for special needs children.  Throughout college I was a Special Olympics Alpine ski coach.  With the addition of two boys to our family I’ve taken up coaching for all of the basics – tee ball, baseball, basketball, and soccer.  After earning my CrossFit Level One certification I also received my CrossFit Kids certification and helped run a CrossFit Kids program over the summer of 2012.

I’ve always considered myself to be an active person but struggled with the typical gym style and atmosphere.  Going to the gym to run on a treadmill, walk on an elliptical machine and bounce from weight machine to machine never held my interest.  In 2011 I was (pushed/pressured/conned) into trying CrossFit.  This introduction of CrossFit in my life changed the way I see health, strength, nutrition and life balance.  I see CrossFit as a means to keep myself healthy and fit so that I can live a great life and see my boys work their way through their lives.

Jessica

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Kids Trainer
CPR / AED Certified

I started racing motocross at a young age. It quickly turned into a serious sport for myself and my family. We all loved the traveling, the hard work, the dedication and community that came along with motocross. I ended up racing Women’s Pro for 12 years. It was a great experience and something that I can say I enjoyed whole-heartedly. An injury sidelined me for over 2 years so I decided to hang it up but I did continue to train young kids to ride.

After getting married and having a little boy I was still not happy with where I was in my physical journey. I had always been so active with my training and riding so I had a difficult time finding a balance at any “gym.”

I started running a lot of 5K races and literally ran into Crossfit Sugar Grove during a race. I loved what they had to offer in the line of hard work, dedication and community. This time instead of traveling we just get to lift heavy!!! And now I’m even more excited to know I’m able to help others reach their goals, both adults and children.

Kelsey

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Crossfit Latin America Regionals Competitor 2013 & 2014
USA Weightlifting

Bio comming soon…

Josiah

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CPR / AED Certified

Growing up as one of five boys in a family of nine, there was never a shortage of competition in everything we did–whether at home or on the field. I was both active and adventurous as a kid, from climbing trees, to playing any and all sports. I especially loved soccer and track, which I played all through high school.  Unfortunately, both left me wanting in the area of strength. Toward the end of my senior year of high school, while preparing to attend the International ALERT Academy, a friend invited me to a CrossFit gym for a workout. I said, “yes.” Up until that time, I thought I was in pretty good shape, but soon found out differently. Maybe there was more to CrossFit than I thought! That’s the first taste I had of what CrossFit was all about, and that exhilarating taste has never left my mouth.

After graduation, I spent the next year and half being trained at the International ALERT Academy in Texas, where I encountered months of military-style training geared toward disaster relief preparation.  Being put through innumerable physical and mental tests (daily PT, middle-of-the-night quick response drills, multiple hikes leading up to a 24-hour, 56-mile, endurance hike w/ 40 lb.+ backpacks, and more), I was pushed to a breaking point unlike anything I’d ever experienced before. Within a few months, I was put in a position of leadership where I soon found a love for teaching and leading the men (17-23-yr. olds) in different aspects of our training, especially physical training in which we incorporated many CrossFit workouts. When I returned home, I went back to CrossFit Sugar Grove and fell in love with the inspiring community and environment that is cultivated by coaches and athletes alike.

Consequently, CrossFit has equipped me, through attaining my CrossFit Level 1 Certification, to have a daily opportunity to show people how they can push beyond their limits, and move powerfully and efficiently in all areas of life. I specifically have a desire to help teens and young adults break through their own mental and physical limitations, opening them up to world of success they never imagined possible.

“If you think of this place as a place of ease and comfort, then you will find it quite unbearable. But if you think of it as a place of pain and discomfort, then you will find it quite rewarding.”
– Ernest Shackleton

Meg

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

I grew up in a very athletic family and sports were always a part of our lives. I began running at a very early age. I absolutely loved the sport and the mental battles it put me through. As is pretty common the minute school was over, so were athletics. I spent a lot of years dabbling with different fitness routines but never running again.

In 2010 I gave birth to my son and six months later went through a medical crisis. Fitness landed on the end of my priority list. Years later when life calmed down I found myself in uncharted territory. I was overweight and incredibly out of shape. I could not find the motivation to correct my situation alone. I had been hearing a lot about CrossFit but was absolutely terrified. I had never once lifted a barbell and only vaguely understood some of the movements. I was excited to hear about CFSG and joined the very day it opened. I was slow and awkward at first but I was instantly hooked. The community was like nothing I’d ever experienced. Getting up at 5am and working out became my new routine. My first year was a shock to my ego. Sports had always come easy to me but this was outside of my comfort zone. I once again found myself attracted to the mental battle that I had loved with running.

In 2015 I signed up for my first triathlon to fulfill a promise I’d made while I was sick. My love for endurance sports was once again ignited. This time was different though. I realized just how much CrossFit had prepared me for this race. It had given me an edge both physically and mentally. My new fitness love had made me better at my original love. They were not mutually exclusive.

This is my driving force in coaching. Most of us just want to be healthier and more fit. We want to be able to play with our kids or grand kids, to run a race with friends, go on a hike, and to be more confident. I love showing how CrossFit transfers over into all other aspects of our lives. I coach people to show how it helps us reach goals, not just inside the box, but outside as well.

Joel

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Masters Regional Competitor 2014

Growing up with three younger brothers, we had always been involved in sports, especially wrestling. I’ve always had a passion to excel in both life and sports and I thank my parents for instilling ideals such as hard work, always giving your best, doing the right thing, and being thankful for everything you have.

Upon my departure from college I served in the United States Air Force for 9 years.  I never forget those I served with, as well as those who served before and those serving today; we should all be thankful.  As I was getting older, I knew I needed to maintain some sort of core strength and conditioning program so that I could maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.  Like many others, I was looking for something different since the normal back, biceps, chest, triceps, and legs lifting regime was not keeping my interest nor producing the results I wanted to see.  I’ve always been a self-motivator, but I needed something that would challenge me and maintain my interest as well as show the fruits of my labor.  One day while searching for “core strength” on the internet, I happened to stumble upon CrossFit.  I honestly spent close to 12 plus hours reading, looking at videos, “drinking the Kool-Aid” per se on the CrossFit site.  I’ve been hooked ever since.

For me CrossFit has changed my life in so many positive ways and I’m absolutely certain it will change your life as well.  I look forward to sharing our journey together and more importantly, helping you to achieve your personal goals.

 Jimmy

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Bio comming soon…