Joe is the co-owner and head trainer of Block CrossFit. He has been doing CrossFit for a number of years now. He has been able to turn his love for fitness and his goal of helping others into a career.
From a young age, Joe has always had a passion for fitness. He has been cycling and mountain biking since he could reach the pedals. Cycling led him to start training for triathlons as a young adult. He had heard about CrossFit and began immersing himself in it. Soon it became more than just a passion for fitness, it became a way of life.
Kelly comes from a decidedly nonathletic background. She was not involved in sports or athletics as a child. In college she tried everything from running to pilates, and although she stayed active through her adult years, it was not until finding CrossFit that she developed a true passion for fitness. Kelly has now been doing CrossFit since 2010 and got her CrossFit Level One in August of 2013.
She works as a mild mannered teacher during the day and loves sharing her passion for squats and pull-ups with her students. She still enjoys yoga, donuts and sleeping in, but now also loves picking up heavy things, making progress at Block and watching others become better versions of themselves through hard work and consistency.
Alan sees CrossFit as a way to make the world better one movement at a time. He sees natural, powerful, and safe movement as foundational to not only better athletics and general fitness but also for overall wellness throughout the length of our lives. So, if he can tune your mechanics a little or get you to squeeze a bit more power out of your movements, he’s a happy coach.
You could say that Alan’s background is non-athletic. But it would be more precise to say he has eaten a lot of donuts and smoked a lot of cigarettes. By the time he started doing CrossFit (2010), he had put in an accumulated twenty years of smoking. This is perhaps why he views CrossFit the way he does. He knows that he lives a better life because of CrossFit, and he wants to share that with…well, anyone who’ll listen.
I was a competitive gymnast and gymnastics coach for several years. I gradually realized how critically nutrition impacts sports performance and how much misinformation is available to athletes regarding proper nutrition. After having completed my Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science and having worked in the field of Corporate Health and Wellness, I returned to school for my Master’s of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics to better understand the Science of Nutrition and share it with other experienced or novice athletes who want to improve their performance.
Athletes and non-athletes alike are bombarded with information regarding a myriad of diets supposedly designed to target weight loss, sports performance, health and disease management without any parameters for deciding what route is appropriate for their individual lifestyle and abilities. My goal is to assist you in assessing how your nutrition is impacting your goals, (whether they be in the realm of performance, weight loss, or health management) and working with you to create a personal, unique plan for your success.