Jared is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. He grew up in Fruitland, Idaho but moved to Springfield to attend college. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Health from Evangel University. He was a nationally ranked receiver and kick returner at Evangel. Jared also played football in Germany and France after college. In addition, Jared has participated in several combines and even qualified for and attended the Elite Combine in 2007. Jared was a Student Strength & Conditioning Assistant at Evangel University for 3 years.
Nicole was born and raised in Staten Island, NY. She grew up playing many different sports and always loved being active. Although she enjoyed all sports, Nicole fell in love with the game of basketball around 8 years old and it consumed her life from then on. She went on to play for a private high school in Staten Island, NY and a premiere AAU team in NYC.
Amanda grew up in a small town outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, then relocated to South Florida for high school and college. Amanda was a competitive dancer and gymnast throughout her childhood where she discovered her love for health and fitness. Always knowing she wanted to do something in that field, she continued on into college to study exercise science and health promotion at FAU. Her focus has always been helping others understand the human body and proper nutrition, and since finding CrossFit in 2014, she has been able to follow her passion to do that.
Alessandra was born and raised in a small town in Connecticut as a competitive dancer turned fitness professional. She attended Central CT State University to obtain her B.S. in Exercise Science and currently is the Co-owner of SD Evolution, a health coaching business alongside her husband, Josh.
Brenton grew up in North Platte, Nebraska. He played football at Evangel University from 2005-2010 graduating with a degree in Electronic Media. He went on to coach at 3 different CrossFit facilities over a 5 year span before returning to Evangel to be the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the football team from 2015-2017. Brenton has been focused on constantly improving as a coach and providing the best programming and training experience to his clients. He is passionate about the growing community that comes from fitness and loves seeing this strong support system flourish. Outside of the gym, Brenton loves his family, faith, Patriots Football, Celtic Basketball and hunting.
I was born in Massachusetts, moved to Ohio when I was 14 for gymnastics where I was on the USA National team from 2005-2007 and got to represent the USA at many international competitions. I then moved to Georgia for a gymnastics scholarship to the University of Georgia where we won 2 National Championships…
Paige started her CrossFit journey in 2009 & immediately fell in love. A few years later she decided she wanted to share her passion for health & fitness and decided to help others reach their goals. Paige got her CFL1 & CFL2 and coached for 6 years at her first gym CrossFit Explode in West Chester, PA. While helping others in the gym she decided to take it a step further and help transform people’s lives doing nutrition counseling. “CrossFit really changed my life, mentally & physically. I want to share that with as many people as I possibly can.”
As a son to a college football coach, Tyler Christophel was born knowing drive and competition. This upbringing lead to success at the high school level in football, basketball and baseball. Baseball would prove to be the one that would benefit most, earning him a scholarship to Southwest Baptist University. After playing four years of college baseball, Tyler earned a degree in Sports Administration and Business.
Jade was born in Missouri. She played indoor volleyball at Mizzou graduated in 2.5 years with a degree in Health Science. She then transferred to play indoor volleyball at UCF and got her masters in Physical Education and teaching. Jade then transferred to play a fifth year of beach at South Carolina. Jade then played two years pro AVPs, CBVAs, and P1440 (Kerri Walsh’s new brand).
I have had the pleasure of competing as an individual at the regional level for five years (2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, and 2017), with one year off in 2013 for the birth of my son, Beau, and one year with a team in 2014. We enjoy spending time at the gym together as a family — we want Beau to have a love for fitness and health just like we do.
I began Crossfit at the age of 26 and have loved it ever since! I’m now 31 and have had a major shoulder injury where I tore my lat, Teres major, biceps tendon, and labrum. I did this on July 4 and the games were August 1. I was super bummed I didn’t get to go to the games to compete, but I got to spend some time with my family and I’m a firm believer in everything happens for a reason! I’m still training daily but trying to defeat this obstacle. My main focus right now is to rehab to fully functioning, but also do movements correctly.