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 35 years, Aerobics Instructor 30 years, Bootcamp Trainer – 15 years, Gymnast, Runner, Step Aerobics Competitor

Recent Seminars & Camps – Power Monkey Camps 8, 9, and 10, Outlaw, William’s Weightlifting, Carl Paoli’s Gymnastics, Power Athlete

2019 CrossFit Open – Placed 53rd in the world (Women 60+ division).

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 grandson.  I also enjoy spending lake time with my husband Matthew and our furry dog children. 

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. 

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. 

Derek Lee

Certifications:
CF-L1, Spartan SGX L1

Related experience:
I have been consulting clients in nutrition as a pathway to optimal health for over 10 years – first in the area of micronutrition, and now have added in macronutrition coaching as owner of MacroRx+, a food-based coaching program.

Coach at GoFitness/DFC Since:
2018

Coaching Goal:
Helping members achieve their optimal health, both in the areas of achieving a healthy body weight as well as achieving their best results in fitness. Assisting members in obtaining a breakthrough by giving them a different angle/cue to produce the correct technique.

Favorite gym activity:
Anything that is a challenging movement requiring mobility – my favorites include 1-Arm Overhead Squats, Zots Press, and the Snatch.

Interesting facts about your life outside CrossFit or Weightlifting – what you do in your spare time:
My family and I enjoy running Spartan Races – Aroo! We also enjoy playing board games, especially Euro-style games like Settlers of Catan, 7 Wonders, Carcassonne, Gloomhaven, etc. It’s a great activity away from the electronics. For the past couple of years, I’ve begun experimenting with the more outdoor cooking in the form of smoking meats – there is something about making your own jerky, pulled pork, and brisket that is very satisfying and delicious!

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