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Our Coaching Staff

Ryan McStockard

Owner, Director & Head Trainer

Ryan McStockard

Best Fitness Tip:

  • If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

Education:

  • BA, Recreation Management, Entrepreneurship Certificate University of Iowa

Certifications and Achievements: 

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
  • Crossfit Level I Certified
  • CrossFit Coaches Prep (Level 2)
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Certified
  • CrossFit Movement and Mobility Certified
  • American Red Cross CPR & First Aid
  • Freestyle Connection Movement Seminar
  • Strength Specific Weightlifting Level Bronze
  • FuBarbell Seminar

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Mandie Chapman

Mandie Chapman

Best Fitness Tip:

  • Consistency, consistency, consistency! You will only see improvements when you consistently workout!

Education:

  • BS, History and Political Science, Eastern Michigan University.

Certification:

  • Current First Aid and CPR for Adult, Child and Infant – American Red Cross
  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
  • Crossfit Gymnastics Certified
  • Crossfit Level I Certified
  • CrossFit Movement and Mobility Certified

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Jennifer Cornell

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Best fitness tip:

  • Seek balance. Find something you love to do on your own, like hiking, running or biking. Balance the activity you love with a healthy dose of the things you don’t like to do so much (lunges or push-ups, anyone?).

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Alma College

Certifications and Achievements:

  • ACE certified personal trainer
  • Russian Kettlebell Certified (RKC) trainer
  • American Kettlebell Club certified coach
  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified
  • CrossFit Movement and Mobility Certified
  • USA Weightlifting certified Club Coach
  • Strength Specific Level Bronze
  • CPR certified
  • American Red Cross First Aid certified
  • Marathoner

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Melissa Gerharter, MS, RD, CSSD

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Best fitness tip:

  • Fitness is 70% nutrition, 30% training. Being smart about fueling your body could be the change you need to get to your desired goal.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Human Nutrition, The Ohio State University
  • Master of Science, Human Nutrition, Eastern Michigan University
  • Dietetic Internship, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Certifications and Achievements:

  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • Johnny G certified spin instructor
  • Crossfit Level I Certified
  • CrossFit Coaches Prep (Level 2)
  • CrossFit Movement and Mobility Certified
  • CPR, American Red Cross
  • Triathlete, Half Ironman finisher
  • Marathon finisher

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Mara Greatorex

AGL_5764

Best fitness tip:

  • 90% of the workout is getting to the gym. Once you are there, give 110%.

Education:

  • BA Telecommunication, Michigan State University

Certifications and Achievements:

  • Crossfit Level I Certified
  • Crossfit Gymnastics Certified
  • CrossFit Movement and Mobility Certified
  • Strength Specific Level Bronze
  • Personal Trainer Certification-AFFA
  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
  • Certified Spinning Instructor Mad Dogg Athletics
  • Standard CPR/AED Adult and Child American Red Cross

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E.J. Winslow

EJ Winslow

Best Fitness Tip:

  • Give your best EVERY TIME and be willing to make changes when necessary.

Education:

  • BS in Sociology Central Michigan University

Certifications and Achievements:

  • AFAA Personal Trainer
  • Yogafit Level 3
  • Jonny G Spinning Instructor
  • Kaiser Cycling Instructor
  • Concept 2 Spinning Instructor
  • Crossfit Level 1 Certified
  • Crossfit Coaches Prep (Level 2)
  • Crossfit Olympic Lifting Certified
  • Red Cross CPR/First Aid

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Richard “Ricky” Eikstadt

Richard “Ricky” Eikstadt

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Ohio University

Certifications and Achievements:

  • Crossfit Level I Certified
  • CrossFit Movement and Mobility Certified
  • CPR & First Aid – Red Cross
  • Master’s Division National Ultimate Champion in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Grand Master’s Division National Ultimate Champion 2012
  • Master’s Division World Champion of Beach Ultimate 2011
  • Master’s Division World Runner-up in 2010
  • Head Coach, Michigan Men’s Ultimate, 1999-present

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Rob Oswald

Operations Manager

Rob Oswald

Best Fitness Tip:

  • Your training must have symmetry. Train holistically to develop all aspects of physical capacity, mental capacity, and ultimately, your overall health. 

Education:

  • BS Exercise Science, Bowling Green State University

Certifications and Achievements:

  • CrossFit Level One Trainer Course
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist NSCA
  • CPR and First Aid Certified American Heart Association

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Blair Fitzpatrick

Blair Fitzpatrick

Best Fitness Tip:

  • Strength does not come from physical capacity, it comes from an indomitable will.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, International and Comparative Politics, Appalachian State University

Certifications and Achievements:

  • 2010 Crossfit Level 1 Certified
  • 2016 Crossfit Level 1 Certified

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Sharon Lapides

Sharon Lapides

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Eastern Michigan University
  • Masters Social Work, University of Michigan

Certifications and Achievements:

  • K -12 Physical Education Teaching Certificate
  • Crossfit Level 1 Certified
  • Two Time Crossfit Movement and Mobility Certified 
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    Strength Specific Weightlifting Level Bronze
  •  
    CPR/First Aid,  American Red Cross
  •  
    Marathon Finisher
  •  
    Crossfit Open Masters Qualifier (top 200 in world)  2015/2016

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