MEET THE TEAM

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COACH BECCA | CF-L2

This unicorn enthusiast and ex-college cheerleader exudes ‘big kick energy’! After college, CrossFit served as the perfect outlet for Becca to still compete (and flip upside down occasionally). With a knack for teaching, Becca is passionate about helping members unlock their potential!

Hometown | Clayton, North Carolina

Alma Mater | East Carolina University

 

Favorite CrossFit movement | Snatch and overhead squat

 

Favorite cheat food | Cheese fondue

Favorite movie | Mulan

 

Favorite book | I am Malala

 

Fictional Character Persona | Mulan

 

Hogwarts house | Gryffindor

 

Dinner guest list | Stevie Nicks, Ghandi, Anne Frank 

COACH JUSTIN | CF-L1

This legend, also known as Pizza Gainz, is the official hype man of Trailside. With a highly energetic and enthusiastic disposition, it’s no surprise that Justin has an extensive history in the entertainment industry, including experience working for Walt Disney World, Universal, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Disney Live, just to name a few. When he’s not working out, Justin loves traveling, eating pizza, 90’s music, and binge-watching great shows.

Hometown | Columbus, Ohio (Go Buckeyes!)

 

Favorite CrossFit movement | Power Snatch or Toes to Bar

 

Favorite cheat food | Pizza and a pint of Ben and Jerry's

Favorite TV show | Dexter, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones. Also Love Island.

Favorite book | Goosebumps. All of them.

 

Fictional Character Persona | Troy Bolton from High School Musical

Hogwarts house | Gryffindor

 

Dinner guest list | Tony Hawk, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Princess Diana

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COACH NORA | UESCA Certified Running Coach | CF-L1

Our running specialist is built different - she eats marathons for breakfast and supplements her race training with CrossFit. If you're looking to improve your marathon time or you just want some tips on running your first 5K, this is your girl! Nora utilizes research-based running practices to help clients achieve their goals.

Hometown | Jackson, New Jersey

Alma Mater | University of North Florida

Favorite CrossFit movement | All variations of the clean and jerk!

 

Favorite cheat food | The cheesiest pizza

Favorite TV show | The Office OR Dexter

 

Favorite book | Elvis and Me

 

Fictional Character Persona |If Leslie Knope and Indiana Jones had a baby

 

Hogwarts house | Hufflepuff

 

Dinner guest list | Des Linden, Cher, and Walt Disney

COACH SASHA | CF-L1

Hailing from the UK, Coach Sasha will be joining our team in late 2022. Sasha began her CrossFit journey in 2019 while residing in Abu Dhabi and fell in love with the community (and Coach Justin). Come train with the real life Mary Poppins!

Hometown | Oxford, England

Alma Mater | Urdang Academy, London

 

Favorite CrossFit movement | Squat Cleans and Burpees

 

Favorite cheat food | Doughnuts and Cookies

Favorite TV/Movie | Peaky Blinders, The Office, and Love Actually

Favorite book | The Wind in the Willows

 

Fictional Character Persona | Frances Houseman

Hogwarts house | Slytherin

 

Dinner guest list | Freddie Mercury, Audrey Hepburn, and my Grandma

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COACH TONY | CPA, NASM-CPT, CF-L1

As a CPA, it's no surprise that Tony applies an analytical and methodical approach to fitness.  With an emphasis on safety and injury prevention, Tony believes proper mechanics are the most important aspect of any fitness program. With an unhealthy tattoo obsession, Tony is not your stereotypical accountant. In his free time, Tony enjoys playing guitar and listening to an absurd amount of Audible.

Hometown | Burlington, North Carolina

Alma Mater | East Carolina University

 

Favorite CrossFit movement | Box Jump

 

Favorite cheat food | Pancakes

Favorite TV show | The Office (the only correct answer)

 

Favorite book | American Psycho

 

Fictional Character Persona | Vision (Avengers)

 

Hogwarts house | Durmstrang (not Hogwarts - Viktor Krum's school)

 

Dinner guest list | Kurt Cobain, George RR Martin, and George A Romero

COACH TRACY | CF-L1, CrossFit Kids Certified 

If you need someone to whip your kids into shape, this is your girl - Coach Tracy specializes in youth training. For Tracy, CrossFit is all about the community: "I love the fact that within the CrossFit community people from all walks of life can come together for a common purpose. We can all suffer together and build each other up. Even if life outside the gym feels like too much I know I can come to the gym and my community will lift me up and always stand beside me."

Alma Mater | Winthrop University, Converse College

 

Favorite CrossFit movement | Pull-up

 

Favorite cheat food | Pancakes

Favorite TV show | Friends

 

Favorite book | The Nightingale 

 

Dinner guest list | My Great Grandmother (who walked the Trail of Tears), Jesus, and Robin Williams

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DR. JESS | Doctor of Chiropractic

Our in-house chiropractor is different from your typical doctor. As an ex-college soccer player, she knows what it means to be an athlete (and to sustain injuries). CrossFit became an outlet for Dr. Jess in 2018 after she finished playing soccer. With her specialization in sports rehabilitation, she fits right in! Jess has a huge sweet tooth, a love-hate relationship with cardio, and would spend every single day at the beach if she could. We are so excited to have her!.

Hometown | New Orleans, Louisiana

Alma Mater | Belhaven University & Palmer College of Chiropractic

 

Favorite CrossFit movement | Clean & Jerks

 

Favorite cheat food | DONUTS

Favorite movie | Mamma Mia! 

 

Favorite book | The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

 

Fictional Character Persona | Joey from Friends

 

Dinner guest list | Harry Styles, my dad, Blake Lively

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