I had the good fortune of starting at Titletown CrossFit while I was in the best shape of my life… or so I thought. I ran long distance regularly… up to 40-50 miles a week during marathon training season. For me, running was mentally therapeutic and yet the impact of all that “therapy” really took its toll.
I had persistent knee pain, recurring plantar fasciitis, and stiffness in my lower back. It was time to find an alternative to all that running!
Enter CrossFit… Simply put, CrossFit helped me move better. It is only with full concentration and the grace of God that I can talk and walk at the same time… and yet, CrossFit fits.
CrossFit introduces people to functional movements in and outside of the gym. Being taught how to “move” sounds so simple and yet it is often overlooked. Learning to move properly has significant benefits for everyone, especially those who lack mobility, have soreness or stiffness, or nagging injuries.
We work one-on-one with our members to determine and develop personalized plans. These plans include steps to rehabilitate injuries, restore mobility, and rejuvenate ability to live YOUR life to its fullest.
CrossFit Goal: To help individuals break through personal barriers and realize new strengths.
Favorite Workout: Any WOD that has a lot of different movements, low weights and high reps.
Qualifications:CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer
I was born and raised in Ironwood, Michigan where sports and activities were always a huge part of my life. Some of my earliest memories as a child are of my mom teaching me how to dribble a basketball and my dad molding me to be the next Ken Griffey Jr. I played 5 seasons of basketball collegiately where I learned valuable life lessons and principles while continuing to fall in love with competition. However, when the final buzzer sounded, I was reduced to an open gym hero and felt incomplete. That is, until my best friend introduced me to CrossFit. I remember looking up at the ceiling after my first WOD thinking, “this is definitely it, this is what I’ve been searching for” and haven’t looked back. CrossFit has improved my life in ways I never thought possible, showing me that barriers are not dead ends, but merely obstacles on the way to victories. Now I want to help you get past your obstacles on the way to your own personal victories.
CrossFit Goal: To help you live your life to the fullest and fittest!
Favorite WOD/Type: Hero WODs, Chippers, Linda.
Favorite Lift: Cleans, Muscle Ups.
Qualifications:CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer, CrossFit Movement and Mobility Certified
I grew up (and currently live) in Shawano, WI with my husband (Nate), son (Logan) and daughter (Zoe). Throughout high school and college I was involved in many sports such as cross-country, track and field, basketball and tae-kwon-do. I ran cross-country and track at UW-River Falls for 3 years while getting my BS in Exercise Science. After graduating from Chiropractic school and starting a family, I became more interested in training others and started personal training at SNAP Fitness. I later began teaching HIIT workout classes at my chiropractic office. I heard of CrossFit through my sister and a few of my patients in 2011 and started by trying it at home with minimal equipment while following the main CrossFit site. As soon as Titletown CrossFit opened I joined and never looked back. I love the everyday challenges CrossFit brings to the table and the fact that there are so many different moves to master. Over the past year I’ve begun to put together my own home gym for days when work, kids or the drive are too much to fit in. CrossFit has become a way of life for me now. I love introducing its basic concepts and principles to people who have never heard of it before and seeing them transform their lives and accomplish things they could never have imagined right in front of my eyes. It’s truly an awesome feeling!
CrossFit Goal: Getting you to realize that eating well, thinking positive, sleeping good and working out shouldn’t be an on and off thing. It’s a way of life and if you stick with it, day after day, changing little things at a time, you WILL become a newer, better, stronger person… on the inside and the outside.
Favorite Workout: Hero WOD’s, Chippers.
Favorite Lift: Clean
Qualifications:CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, Doctor of Chiropractic, Nutritional Counseling Certification, Fascial Movement Taping Certified Levels 1 and 2 by Rocktape.
I grew up in Wisconsin Rapids playing just about every sport I could sign up for: hockey, basketball, baseball, football, track & field. I spent a brief time playing football at UW Eau Claire before severely spraining my ankle, which helped me in a very short span gain about 30 pounds in one summer. After that I ate poorly and skipped out on exercise as much as I could and constantly battled my weight and health. Even as a chiropractor I didn’t really follow my own recommendations while living up in Lakewood and continued to put on the pounds. Since moving to Green Bay it’s been easier, and since finding CrossFit, it’s been a breeze (with a lot of hard work). Now I want to pass my success on to you.
Currently, I live in De Pere with my fiancé Kim, my son Liam, our beautiful daughter Sydney and our son Cayden. After working as a chiropractor for the past 10 years, I discovered my true passion after finding CrossFit in 2011. CrossFit has made a significant impact in my life, both personally and professionally, and I am here to help you on your CrossFit journey.
CrossFit goal: To help you get better at living your everyday life. From picking up the little ones (kids and grandkids) to taking your dog for a walk. I want you to get better and better, every day in every way!
Favorite WOD/Type: Anything with some Olympic lifts involved, Chippers and Hero WODs.
Favorite lift: Snatch
Qualifications:CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer; CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified Trainer; Doctor of Chiropractic; Nutritional Counseling Certification
Current Wisconsin State Masters Record Holder in Snatch, Clean & Jerk and Total 105, 112 =217kg
Born and raised in the heart of Titletown, USA, Jake grew up with a passion for his faith and for investing himself in the wellbeing of others. As a young adult, Jake developed a strong competitive drive as a cross-country skier and runner, competing in regional competitions and completing several Birkebeiner races.
After several years of falling out of shape and taking a break from competitive skiing, Jake became a member of CrossFit Green Bay, looking for an opportunity to regain his passion for fitness (and lose his muffin top). After a couple months, he was hooked. He noticed significant changes in his overall wellness, energy, and performance.
Having experienced a significant physical transformation from his training as well as changes in diet and lifestyle, Jake became increasingly excited about the opportunity to use CrossFit to help others. Jake firmly believes in helping people to experience health spiritually, mentally, and physically. He works full time as the Student Pastor at Life Bridge Christian Church, seeking to share the hope of Jesus Christ with students and families in the Howard-Suamico Community. In his work as a coach, Jake desires to mirror his work as a pastor, glorifying God by giving people the tools they need to thrive and walking alongside them through their physical and spiritual growth.
Jake is also passionate about his role as a husband and father. He currently lives in Howard with his wife Shawna and his three children; Rylie, Judah, and Waverly.
CrossFit Goal: Help people exceed their own expectations.
Favorite WOD/Type: Chippers, Hero WODs