Karen Ward

Owner

Certifications:
CF-L3, CF Gymnastics x2, 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 – 11 Power Monkey Camps, 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 and playing around with gymnastics skills- especially handstands

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 pastimes include doodling on my iPad, watching videos of my three adorable grandkids, and hiking Stone Mountain with my husband. (He’s adorable, too!)

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!

Vince Greco

Certifications:
CF-L1, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialization, NASM Behavioral Change Specialization

Related experience:
Bootcamp Instructor at Outlaw Sports, 2013 – 2015.

Started CrossFit in 2013, but have always been active whether it was tennis, golf, running, weightlifting, cycling, etc.

Coach at GoFitness/DFC Since:
2020

Favorite gym activity:
I LOVE the Snatch. It’s so completely ridiculous and difficult. 

Interesting facts about your life outside CrossFit or Weightlifting – what you do in your spare time:
I like playing video games, collecting/experiencing craft beer (mostly Stouts), playing music (mostly drums and vocals), and learning useless information. I know a LOT of useless things. 

Jimmy Ross

Certifications:
CF-L2

Related experience:
Coach at Bombers CrossFit (4 years, Dayton, OH), Jr. High Football Coach (9 years), Weightlifting coach, CrossFit Competitor, USA Weightlifting Competitor

Coach at GoFitness/DFC Since:
July 2022

Favorite gym activity:
Awkward object carries, Gymnastics

Interesting facts about your life outside CrossFit or Weightlifting – what you do in your spare time:
I Golf a lot with my wife and friends!. I also love playing softball, football, hiking with dogs, playing board games, and skiing.

Holly Rappaport

Certifications:
CF-L1

Related experience:
Played sports growing up and have always enjoyed fitness.

Coach at GoFitness/DFC Since:
August 2022

Favorite gym activity:
Jerks, Push-press, and bench press

Interesting facts about your life outside CrossFit or Weightlifting – what you do in your spare time:
Pretty much anything that involves laughter. Spending time with friends and family. Going to concerts, comedy shows, and sports events.

Myra Carmen Hall

Certifications:
CF-L1

Related experience:
Fencing instructor

Coach at GoFitness/DFC Since:
September 2022

Favorite gym activity:
Snatches and anything inverted.

Interesting facts about your life outside CrossFit or Weightlifting – what you do in your spare time:
Fencing, canicross, paddle boarding, reading

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