Our Coaches

Reagan Prather »

Head Trainer, Co-Owner

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 2 (2015)
  • CrossFit Level 1 (2009)
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • CrossFit Kids
  • CrossFit Judge
  • USAW Sports Performance Coach

Reagan Prather

Head Trainer, Co-Owner

What year did you start CrossFit?

2009

Why did you get into CrossFit?

I started CF to lose weight after having two kids. I fell in love with the friendly competitive atmosphere and the community. I saw so much positive change mentally and physically that I became a student of the methodology. The rest is history.

Why did you become a trainer?

I became a trainer because I genuinely believe in the power of functionality and capability. I was tired of exercising with what seemed like no purpose with little result. I wanted to help people have the same life changing experience I had through a great CF regimen.

What’s your favorite movement in CrossFit?

Bahahaha! I do love me some thrusters and burpees.

What is your favorite cheat food?

TexMex and any HOMEMADE dessert. I typically want to know who made it to know if it is worth falling off the wagon for!

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

She-Hulk or Captain Marvel (I literally had to look up a list of superhero’s and spent waaaaay too much time on this.) 😉

JP »

Trainer, Co-Owner

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (2017)
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (2009)
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • USAW Sports Performance Coach

JP

Trainer, Co-Owner

What year did you start CrossFit?

2004

Why did you get into CrossFit?

While stationed in Fort Benning, GA, I heard about CrossFit from guys who redeployed from overseas raving about these brutal workouts they could do in any austere environment, and so I tried it out. I became hooked with the community and bonding experience from shared suffering and accomplishments.

Why did you become a trainer?

As I got more involved in Fort Hood, TX, I decided to get my Level 1 certification. A couple good friends we were working out with were creating a military affiliate on base, so I started helping those around me and loved assisting them in achieving new “firsts” and goals. The rewarding feeling of sharing in other’s accomplishments got me hooked.

What’s your favorite movement in CrossFit?

Cleans and Ring Dips

What is your favorite cheat food?

Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter with Chocolate, Pizza, and Peanut Butter

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Don’t have one – was never into Superheroes.

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • USA Weightlifting

Kelly W. Anderson

Trainer

What year did you start CrossFit?

2010

Why did you get into CrossFit?

Needed a change in my fitness routine! And my high school freshman daughter was wanting to try this Crossfit thing!

Why did you become a trainer?

 

What’s your favorite movement in CrossFit?

Deadlifts and Power Cleans

What is your favorite cheat food?

Zappa potato chips but thank goodness I cannot get those often

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Stretch – gotta love flexible people

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • USAW Level 1

Donald “Dee” Batiste

Trainer

What year did you start CrossFit?

2012

Why did you get into CrossFit?

I started fitness for a better quality of life.

Why did you become a trainer?

I became a trainer to help people achieve their desired goal.

What’s your favorite movement in CrossFit?

Back Squats

What is your favorite cheat food?

Depends on the day, the time and what is my life situation.

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

None – I have real life Superhero!

Jen Garinger »

Trainer

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids Trainer

Jen Garinger

Trainer

What year did you start CrossFit?

2011

Why did you get into CrossFit?

I was curious what CrossFit was, then when I got involved the former athlete in me became addicted to the friendly competition of it. The fact that I wasn’t doing the same thing over and over in the gym was nice too!

Why did you become a trainer?

Because Reagan needed trainers and she thought I might be good at it…I knew volleyball very well and felt comfortable only coaching volleyball. So to train people in something I was just becoming familiar with was a little scary. But Reagan was an awesome coach and motivator and friend…well here I still am since taking my Level 1 in 2012.

What’s your favorite movement in CrossFit?

Cleans, any kind of clean

What is your favorite cheat food?

frozen yogurt w/toppings

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

wonder woman…duh

Tim Hamilton »

Trainer

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • USAW Sports and Performance Coach
  • CrossFit Judge's Course

Tim Hamilton

Trainer

What year did you start CrossFit?

2012

Why did you get into CrossFit?

Looking for something new after years of back and bis, chest and tris workouts.

Why did you become a trainer?

To help other people meet and surpass their fitness goals.

What’s your favorite movement in CrossFit?

Anything with a barbell… except for SDLHP!

What is your favorite cheat food?

Chocolate chip cookies

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Barnacle Boy… no explanation necessary!

Shannon Hill »

Trainer

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Shannon Hill

Trainer

What year did you start CrossFit?

2013

Why did you get into CrossFit?

I have always been active. I was going through a divorce and looking to get rid of stress and make new friends. I like pushing myself to see what I can do at my age. It’s always fun to make some goals and achieve them.

Why did you become a trainer?

I love learning new things. I love working out and helping people become better.

What’s your favorite movement in CrossFit?

Deadlift

What is your favorite cheat food?

Cookies

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Captain America because he’s handsome and awesome!

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Katie Palenzuela

Trainer

What year did you start CrossFit?

2014

Why did you get into CrossFit?

I had recently lost weight and wanted to try something different to take my Fitness up a notch. And my husband had nagged me about it for years!

Why did you become a trainer?

CrossFit made such an impact on my life, I wanted the opportunity to share it with others, and I wanted to be a part of a motivated coaching team.

What’s your favorite movement in CrossFit?

Hang snatch

What is your favorite cheat food?

Cheeseburgers!

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Wonder Woman. Duh. She’s strong and fearless – and she doesn’t let the fact that she’s a woman define what she can do

Dave Taylor »

Trainer

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Running
  • POSE Level 1 Running Coach
  • USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach

Dave Taylor

Trainer

What year did you start CrossFit?

2007

Why did you get into CrossFit?

I wanted to improve my overall shape and started getting into CrossFit at a military course to better prepare for my job responsibilities and improve my overall health.

Why did you become a trainer?

To help people, after doing CrossFit for a short time I found out I like learning about how we move and work. That along with wanting to help people got me into training.

What’s your favorite movement in CrossFit?

Snatch

What is your favorite cheat food?

Beer

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Don’t have one, I think everyone can be super in their own way

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • MobilityWOD Movement and Mobility 1 & 2
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment 1&2 Certified

Jen Wardynski

Trainer

What year did you start CrossFit?

2010

Why did you get into CrossFit?

I had a shoulder surgery in 2010 and physical therapy wasn’t going well, so I started rehabbing myself with CrossFit.

Why did you become a trainer?

I’m a physical therapist for the army, so my whole job is looking at and diagnosing movement. It’s nice to do it in this setting where you can see such immediate improvements in people with good coaching- I️ don’t always get that same interaction with patients during my day job.

What’s your favorite movement in CrossFit?

Rope climbs

What is your favorite cheat food?

Wine… but is it a cheat if I never actually restrict myself from it?

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Wonder Woman… can hold her own and look good doing it