CF-L1 Trainer, Kids CrossFit Trainer
About Craig Buchanan
As a local farm boy, I have always enjoyed outdoor activity and sport. I never even thought about doing anything for the sake of “exercise” alone. Some time later, as a full time farmer, husband, and father of three, life caught up with me, and I found myself looking for a way to “get in shape”. I found Crossfit when Iron Up opened early in 2016, and I was immediately hooked. [···]
CF-L1 Trainer, Kids CrossFit Trainer
About Brand Baker
I am 31 years old and currently live in Sumner, IL but grew up in Shoals, IN. I have been employed at Marathon Petroleum in Robinson, IL for the past 7 years. I previously served four years in the United States Navy.[···]
CF-L1 Trainer, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist
About Brit Miller
I am Brit Miller. I am a CF-L1 Trainer and currently live in Robinson, IL with my husband David and two boys, Cade and Coda. My current position is a Corrective Exercise Specialist for Mobility Physical Therapy and Wellness.Growing up, I was always an athlete. I played multiple sports but softball is where I excelled. I had the pleasure of competing at both the Junior College and Division 1 collegiate level and learned so much about life as an athlete. I loved everything about competing and a part of me went missing after I stopped. After college, I became a wife and mother of 2 beautiful boys. In 2012, I became a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and worked in the hospital setting for 5 years while also coaching Junior High softball and helping with high school as well. In 2017, I was introduced to Crossfit Iron Up and I knew then that this gym was where I was meant to be. I fell in love with the "community" it provided and I found myself able to work on myself so that I could be a better wife, mother and person. I also began competing again, which is something I truly love doing. This gym is more than a gym to so many of us. We are all fighting our own fight in this life but when we walk into those gym doors, we fight together. We support each other, we encourage each other, we push each other to never give up. I became a Crossfit Level 1 trainer not only because I love the sport and want to help others become the best athletes they can be, but because I want to inspire and encourage others to keep striving to be the best that they can be in this life and that anything is possible.
ACTION certified personal trainer, CF-L1 trainer, Kids CrossFit Trainer
About Stefanie Hedrick
I am so excited to be a part of CrossFit Iron Up! I spent the last 10 years traveling the world singing and dancing onboard Disney, Norwegian and Celebrity Cruises. After pursuing my passion for singing for so many years I discovered a new passion for health and fitness. I started teaching group exercise at the YMCA in Evansville Indiana when I got introduced to CrossFit in September 2014. I quickly knew this was where I was going to excel. I come from a zero lifting background but quickly grew passion and skill for the sport." [···]
CF-L2 Trainer, ACE Personal Trainer, Gym Manager
About Travis Hedrick
My name is Travis Hedrick. I have been doing CrossFit since the end of 2012 and have been coaching it since the beginning of 2014. I have become extremely passionate about what CrossFit has to offer every individual pertaining to their health, lifestyle, and fitness goals. [···]
CF-L1, Kids CrossFit Trainer
About Ryan TracyRyan Tracy grew up in Lawrenceville, Illinois playing basketball, football, baseball, and motocross.
After becoming more competitive with racing I quickly realized that fitness played a huge role in getting to the next level. After excelling in multiple fitness regimens, I earned my pro license and competed for over ten years as a motocross and supercross level athlete. My first experience with CrossFit was in 2012, which proved to be very humbling and also life changing! My athleticism continued to grow because of CrossFit and I achieved my CrossFit Level One, and Kids CrossFit Trainer certificates." [···]
About Josh DeCausey
I am 38 yrs old originally from Lawrenceville. I played football and wrestled in high school. I work full-time in the Oilfield. Because the oilfield slowed down considerably last year it gave me an opportunity to achieve a huge goal of mine. Last May I weighed about 268 lbs and was unhappy and decided to set my mind on making big changes in my life. [···]
About Jake Hoalt
Hi my name is Jake Hoalt. I am a farmer in Illinois and I also own a seed buisness. I have always liked any type of competition and working out. I wrestled for 8 years when I was younger and did jujitsu and boxing in college. I started doing CrossFit in my garage with a few buddies and then came to Iron Up as soon as it opened! I have always had a passion for competing and I enjoy the community that CrossFit creates. I decided to get my CF-L1 because I enjoy helping people reach their fitness goals and I look forward to furthering my CrossFit education.
Angie Dawn Dining-Tracy,I can't say enough about the coaches. The facility is awesome. Love it!
Stefanie Rene Schapker,
Great gym! Great Coaching! Great place to feel like you have not only a “gym” but a family!
This crew has it going on! I'm so pumped to be a part of this facility. Amazing staff and beyond great coaching.
Thank you Box Media for creating this testimonials from one of our members, Brandy-Lett Hunter!
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