Morrisville Community CrossFit has coaches with more than a certificate from CrossFit, we have experienced and degreed individuals that have committed the majority of their lives to wellness and helping people become as healthy as possible. Head Coach and Programmer, Jonathan. He’s got nearly 25 years of weightlifting experience, 18 years of personal training and leading group exercise experience, and 14 years of CrossFit programming and coaching experience. Jonathan is a CrossFit and Team Strength and Conditioning Coach. Hey, everyone! I’m Jonathan and I was born in Georgia, but have spent most of my life in North Carolina. I started playing competitive sports in 4th grade. I started resistance training when I was 13 after realizing that becoming stronger would make me a better athlete.I’ve been resistance training for almost 25 years and through that time, I’ve also learned about and gone through endurance training programs for marathons, triathlons and relay races. I’ve also trained weightlifting and powerlifting cycles. I have spent time training alongside aesthetics athletes. I started CrossFit programming in 2006 and soon realized the great potential this style of training could have for the majority of people, if done correctly.Since 2001, I’ve been a personal trainer and group exercise instructor. I’ve also been a manager at Corporate Fitness Centers and Wellness Centers in hospital settings. Through my experience in varied exercise settings, I’ve programmed exercise for people with heart and/or pulmonary disease, college athletes and all fitness levels in between. The programs I provide for MCCF are backed by all of my experience, a degree in Exercise Physiology and a master’s degree in Biomechanics. CrossFit is redefining exercise and I am glad MCCF is part of the changing landscape Coach Kristen was also one of MCCF’s original members. With a degree in Health and Wellness Promotions and a background in personal training and leading group exercise, coaching CrossFit came naturally! Kristen is a CrossFit Coach.I grew up just outside of Winston-Salem and spent my youth playing piano, singing in vocal ensemble, playing in the band and participating in the color guard. I started working out for fun in high school (maybe I should have just played sports??) and once I went to college at UNC-Asheville I decided to pursue a degree in Health and Wellness Promotions. After college, I worked full time in the fitness industry for over 9 years as a Health Fitness Specialist, certified personal trainer, and group fitness instructor before moving to my current role with the American Heart Association. I started doing CrossFit in 2011 and was immediately hooked. After years of taking part as solely an athlete, I decided to add to my certification and get my CFL1 in 2014, and CFL2 in 2019. I’ve have had the immense pleasure of coaching the amazing members at MCCF since then and am grateful to be a part of this amazing community. Our next Coach intro is Rachael! She’s one of MCCF’s original members. She’s a CrossFit and CrossFit Kids Coach.I grew up in Noarlunga, South Australia, but I’ve been in the United States now for some time so I have a very strange accent. I didn’t grow up playing any sports and sometimes I can’t walk in a straight line, so I’m constantly surprised by everything I’ve accomplished in CrossFit.I’ve been a CrossFit athlete since 2012 and decided to get my CFL1 in 2014 after encouragement from other coaches. I then went and got my CrossFit Kids certification in 2016, and my CFL2 in 2019. I’ve also participated in the Aerobic Capacity seminar and was certified as a USA Weightlifter Level 1 Coach.CrossFit has changed my life! It has brought me into a community I love and cherish and created a passion for spreading the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle. I love coaching and seeing the progress our members make in their fitness, personal, and lifestyle goals! You gain more than just physical strength at MCCF. You gain mental strength and confidence, as well as a community and a family, that supports you! Maria coaches CrossFit and is one of our Team Strength and Conditioning Coaches. I’m originally from Arkansas and lived there most of my life. I grew up with a brother and sister, but I’m the oldest, so I love being bossy. I’ve been married for almost 15 years and have two amazing sons. I found Crossfit in 2013 shortly before my dad passed away. Having a feeling of community from people I didn’t know well was everything I needed. Fast-forward to 2015 when my family and I moved to NC. I was lucky enough to find MCCF and felt like I fit right in. I recently got my CFL1 in 2019 and have been coaching at MCCF ever since. I am currently attending NCSU for my Bachelor’s in Applied Nutrition. I want to set a good example of health and fitness for my children. Being a coach has really given me the opportunity to help so many different types of people with their fitness goals. I honestly love it so much! There is nothing I would rather do! Lindsay is a nurse, a Strongwoman, a CrossFitter and our Redneck Unicorn! Lindsay is a CrossFit and Team Strength and Conditioning Coach. Hey guys! I’m Lindsay AKA Shaw from Bear Grass NC #population73. I have a background in Basketball, Volleyball, and softball. I started CrossFit back in 2014 in Greenville, NC. I started being competitive in 2016. I’m a Regional team competitor, 2x team Wodapalooza competitor, and competed at Nationals for Strongman corporation. While I’m not coaching or competing I work as Registered Nurse here in Raleigh. I love being able to help people get better in their fitness whether it’s for their health or for competing. Heather is a CrossFit Coach and brings her elite gymnastics and competitive drive to the Morrisville Coaches team.Well hello there! I’m Heather and I’m originally from sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I’ve been in the Durham area for 15 years now so NC has become my home. I’m the mom of a killer teenage boy, wife to a chef turned renovator, and have a busy career in Corporate Operations. I have a rich athletic background in elite gymnastics and soccer. I’m most comfortable on the rig, the rings, and upside down on my hands!I came a little late to the CrossFit ballgame and joined a local gym in 2015 to add in some cross training for Spartan Races. At 36, I’d never done Olympic weightlifting previously but got hooked pretty quickly. I LOVE being challenged physically and going hard. I also enjoy that CrossFit provides a way to measurably track progress every day. I came to MCCF in 2017 and have found some of my dearest friends along with a community where I feel at home. I moved forward with my L1 in the beginning of 2021 and I’m so glad I had that opportunity. I enjoy coaching so much. Helping our members find their inner athlete at any age, build confidence in their bodies and minds, set and achieve their goals, and enjoy a time during the day that’s all theirs brings me joy. Our very own bodybuilder, turned Strongman, turned CrossFitter, turned hybrid Strongman/CrossFitter, Seth! He is a CrossFit and Strongman Coach.I’m Seth, originally from Michigan. My fitness journey started out at an early age with wanting to excel at sports. I competed in football, wrestling, and baseball. I’ve been working out now for 19 years. After high school, I wanted to maintain a competitive lifestyle which led me to bodybuilding for a short amount of time, and then my first go-around with strongman. I moved down to North Carolina and got into CrossFit in 2013. I fell in love with the sport and how CrossFit’s methods can train the body. I’ve been coaching at MCCF since 2016. Through training and coaching at MCCF, I’ve qualified and competed at Strongman Corporation Nationals and World’s Strongest Man: Official Strongman Games. I went to school and have an associates in Emergency sciences and I’m a certified EMT-P. I then became an RCIS where I work in the cath lab and assist with the procedures. I enjoy coaching and hope that I can change lives for the better and keep people out of the procedure room.