Kristie and her husband Phillip started going to CrossFit 66 in 2010. Her investment of time and energy in the 66 family has given her a great perspective on what it is like for others to take that first step in the doors.
Kristie was nervous every time they walked in the door that first couple of months. Slowly, she gained confidence and strength through a community of people looking to get stronger and healthier. As she became more involved her nervousness turned to excitement and a desire to help others through the same stages she had been through.
As she discovered, being pushed out of comfort zones can be extremely beneficial to our lives. Becoming a coach in 2015 has given her the opportunity to help others increase their confidence which transfers to other areas of their lives. Kristie now has certifications through CrossFit and USA Weightlifting.
Kristie looks forward to continuing her journey in health and fitness while encouraging and serving others to do the same.
Wes came to CrossFit 66 in 2017 and has never looked back. Physical fitness and performance is a lifestyle he only knows. Challenging the mind, body, and setting the example for others to follow. Currently serving as an Officer in the Army Reserves among other government duties. He is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and in the process of completing the U.S. Army Master Fitness Course. What to expect when you see Coach Wes: Get ready for a challenge.
Shad is a passionate person so after his first CrossFit WOD it is no wonder that he found a new passion. He recalls his first day of CrossFit and likes to say he went in thinking he was in shape and then a bunch of 50yr old women mopped the floor with him. He quickly checked his pride at the door and started enjoying the development of CrossFit skills and techniques and most importantly, the community of CrossFit. After 4 years of loving the sport of fitness he got his CF-L1 and has now been coaching for 4 years. It was an easy transition to coach since coaching is the core of who he is.
Shad started coaching soccer at the age of 16 and coached for 24 years including development camps, state champion high school teams and competitive travelling teams. He has a US Soccer Federation E license and has spent time learning, developing and obtaining multiple coaching certificates. He is also a certified Life coach where he helps people dream again and then walks alongside them to help see those dreams become reality. He and his wife Samantha also coach people financially and help facilitate Financial Peace University at their local church.
Drew started at CrossFit 66 shortly after getting married in the summer of 2017. With a background in sports and fitness (B.S. Kinesiology-Exercise/Fitness Management), Drew was looking for something with more variety and excitement than a traditional strength program so as to maintain consistency and dedication. After seeing the CrossFit games many times on television, he decided to give it a shot, and quickly found that the competitiveness and continuously varied classes were just what he was missing in a fitness program.
The goal of getting back into shape quickly turned into a passion for CrossFit after competing in his first CrossFit Open in 2018. From that point forward Drew became a very active member of the 66 family and has attended daily classes ever since. This passion became a desire to help others achieve their goals and to add to the second family he found in the gym.
Drew is married to Monique and has two daughters, Olivia and Emery.
Chris has spent over a decade serving people in their pursuit of fitness and health. He has also invested over 20 years in equipping individuals to lead more balanced lives in general. His love of serving people expanded in 2008 when he and his wife began doing CrossFit and fell in love with the concept of coupling fitness with community.
This love has led to his study of human performance and health through multiple avenues. Chris has spent hours pursuing certifications through CrossFit, USA Weightlifting, and Opex Fitness, while also taking classes on nutrition, programming and life coaching. He holds both masters and doctoral degrees.
Chris believes that CrossFit creates opportunities for individuals of all ability levels to discover their potential while having fun with a community of people who are supportive and encouraging. These discoveries will transfer to their daily lives as they build confidence and feel better about themselves overall.
Chris also knows the demands of both the competitive CrossFit athlete and of the normal father/husband. He has competed as a top 200 CrossFit Masters athlete in the world while balancing responsibilities as the father of 5.
Kelly was not an athlete growing up. She worked out occasionally on her own but nothing consistent and no formal training.
After her first 2 children were born she was looking for a place to workout and spend some time with other adults.
She had a family friend that owned a CrossFit gym at the time, not knowing what CrossFit was, she went to her first class and has loved the encouraging environment ever since.
About a year later she became a coach. After 6 years at CrossFit 66, her gym has become part of her family and looks forward to meeting new people everyday.
Kelly now has certifications through CrossFit and USA weightlifting. She is a mother to 4 children, and has a degree in Elementary Education.