Karen Ward

Owner

Certifications:
CF-L1, CF-L2, CF Gymnastics, CF Mobility, CF Endurance, CF Kids

Related experience:
BS Physical Education, PE Teacher, HS Gymnastics & Cross Country Coach, Fitness Center Director, Personal Trainer 30 years, Aerobics Instructor 25 years, Bootcamp Trainer – 10 years, Gymnast, Runner, Step Aerobics Competitor

Recent Seminars & Camps – Power Monkey Camp 8 and 9, Outlaw, William’s Weightlifting, Carl Paoli’s Gymnastics, Power Athlete

2018 CrossFit Open – Placed 83rd in the world (Women 60+ division), 2018 CrossFit Online Qualifier – Placed 49th out of top 200 in the world (Women 60+ division)

Coach at GoFitness/DFC Since:
2011

Favorite gym activity:
Coaching all my wonderful and unique DFC Peeps, watching my own daughter develop into an awesome coach/athlete, and playing around with gymnastics skills

Interesting fact about your life outside CrossFit or Weightlifting – what you do in your spare time:
Spare time – Not sure what that is. 😉 Honestly, my work is my passion, so I would choose to do fitness activities even in my leisure.  My most recent pastime is watching Snapchats of my adorable new grandson, Henry.  I also enjoy spending lake time with my husband Matthew and our furry dog child Kona. 

Jessica Frizzell

Head Coach

Certifications:
CF-L1, CF Gymnastics

Related experience:
Played soccer since the age of 4, competitively for 20 years, coached youth soccer 5 years.

Recent Seminars & Camps – Power Monkey Camp 8

Coach at GoFitness/DFC Since:
2016

Coaching Goal:
Teaching functional movement that will keep our members healthy for the rest of their lives.

Favorite gym activity:
Obsessed with pistols and all things handstand. Did I mention I LOVE gymnastics? Currently working on strict ring muscle ups.

Interesting fact about your life outside CrossFit or Weightlifting – what you do in your spare time:
Most people don’t know I was struck by lighting at the age of 13 and I learned to fly a single engine plane at 19. Outside the gym I enjoy spending time with my fiancé and our 2 dogs, DIY projects for my house, and exploring craft beers. 

Rudy Cortjens

Certifications:
CF-L1, CF Kids, CF Endurance

Related experience:
Currently: Compete in the sport of fitness, coach my 5 year old in sports (tee-ball, lacrosse, and soccer), use my fitness for MTN biking, skiing, hiking and any other activity that comes along. 

Previous: played high school football. Ran and threw the discus in track. Participated in club sports while at GSU. 

Coach at GoFitness/DFC Since:
2012

Favorite gym activity:
Lifting heavy weights and working on my weaknesses (currently my gymnastics). If it is explosive or heavy I am right there wanting to go!!!

Interesting fact about your life outside CrossFit or Weightlifting – what you do in your spare time:
Own and run a technology company. Crew my wife for crazy long ultra runs around the US. 

Chris Nichols

Certifications:
CF-L1, CF-L2, CF Mobility, USAW Strength and Performance Coach

Related experience:
Attended seminars/camps:  GWOD Freestyle Connection Seminar w/ Carl Paoli, Lauren Polivka’s Repair and Recovery Workshop, 2015 Masters Training Camp – Olympic Training Center Colorado Springs, CO.

2016 Masters Pan American Weightlifting Competitor – Men’s 85K 40-44 Bronze Medal

Coach at GoFitness/DFC Since:
2012

Favorite gym activity:
Coaching/helping people who are passionate about self-improvement.

Interesting fact about your life outside CrossFit or Weightlifting – what you do in your spare time:
I am an extremely creative person, and somewhat of an introvert.  I’ve always had an artistic bent, especially toward sculpture.  Being an artist/fabricator is a sort of part-time gig for me, and occasionally I make money at it.

I also like adventures.  I’m not the type of person who can sit and watch things happen, rather, I prefer to go and do things.  I like traveling to new and interesting places and learning new things.  I also enjoy rock climbing and am an open water certified diver.  I am a long-standing member of a historical organization and have 27 years experience in western martial arts (Medieval Armored Combat). 

Kim Duffield

Certifications:
CF-L1, CF Kids, CF Endurance

Related experience:
Danced during all of my school years. 

Coach at GoFitness/DFC Since:
2016

Favorite gym activity:
Burpees and Chipper WODs

Interesting facts about your life outside CrossFit or Weightlifting – what you do in your spare time:
I’m raising five busy children so there isn’t much spare time; just keeping up with their schedules is an all day AMRAP.  I love it when we get to do WODs together. Working out as a family makes CrossFit more fun. Also- love Mexican food, a good nap and helping at church and school. 

We’re ready to help you with your fitness and health goals!