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    Coach Andy

    Crossfit The Challenge - Owner 

    CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CSCS, NCSA

    2011-2014 CrossFit Regional Competitor 

    German National Baseball Team (1999-2010) 

    • 2008 Olympic Qualification in Taipei, Taiwan. 
    • Club Team Heidenheim Heidekoepfe 
    • German National Title 2009 and Runner-Up 2010 
  • Coach Coco

    Crossfit The Challenge - Coach

    Coco grew up as the least coordinated / athletic person within a 30-mile radius (scientific fact).  In college she was introduced to fitness when she began attending a class at the local YMCA.  Falling in love with group fitness, she quickly became a certified instructor of bootcamp, kickboxing, HIIT, yoga and cycling.  When a friend convinced her to try a local CrossFit class she tentatively walked in, having no idea what it entailed.  Although initially intimidated, she quickly fell in love with the physical and mental challenge, newfound confidence, barbell movements, and most importantly - supportive community.  Coco was also thankful she could finally break up with the boring elliptical machine (they are not on speaking terms). Her favorite CrossFit movements include olympic lifts and handstand walks.  She is passionate about helping people, women especially, discover their own physical, mental and spiritual strength.  Coco has her L-1 certificate and has taken the CrossFit Scaling course and 2017 Judges course. In her spare time, she enjoys sharing the love of the Lord with others, playing with her son, eating peanut butter (from the jar), and traveling.  

    ABOUT:

    Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Scaling, 2017 CrossFit Judge

    Degrees: Bachelors in Communication (University of Northern Iowa), Masters in Teaching (Drake University)

    Favorite Lift: Squat clean

    Favorite WOD: Linda

    Musical Motivation: NF

    Foods: Non-discriminate (except beets)

    Words to live by: “Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.  Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter  of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the thrown of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2


  • Coach Jill

    Crossfit The Challenge- Coach/ Administrative Assistant

    When Jill joined the CrossFit community, in October 2012, she had no idea the transformation that was about to take place. The amount of inner strength one has comes alive in a CrossFit class and Jill was hooked from day one. She found a belief in herself she never knew existed. While she enjoys being a student, working to push herself to the next level, she loves sharing her passion for fitness and strives to encourage others as well. Jill has been in the fitness industry for 20+ years and has taught step aerobics, group cycling, Zumba, and HIIT style classes. She became a certified Fitness Nutrition Coach through NESTA in 2010 and most recently became a certified Fitness Instructor through Revelation Wellness, a faith-based fitness ministry that incorporates Nutrition and Bible Study with fitness. Not only does Jill enjoy encouraging you on the workout floor, she works for us as our Administrative Assistant and is ready and willing to assist you with any questions you have regarding your membership.

    Favorite Lift: Squat Snatch

    Favorite WOD: EMOM’s and anything with kettlebell swings, wall balls, and hand stand push-ups.

    Musical Motivation: Two all-time favorite songs to workout to: Fight Song by Rachel Platten and Roar by Katy Perry

    Favorite Foods: Cauliflower with Cottage Cheese or Peanut Butter (but not together)

    Words to live by: For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7)

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