Our community is the best around. Leading them in fitness and funness are:
OWNER, HEAD COACH
Michael has been active all his adult life, spending the 90's and early 00's in the Army. He was a triathlete and competitive skydiver in college and started doing CrossFit in 2004 while preparing his soldiers for combat. He holds numerous training certificates through CrossFit including Nutrition, Barbell, Mobility and Endurance and is a CF-L1 and CrossFit Kids trainer. He started CCCF (as CrossFit North Fort Collins) in 2008 in his garage.
COACH, COMPETITOR, PERSONAL TRAINER, HEAD PROGRAMMER
Lauren is a CF-L2 Trainer, ACE personal trainer, Intro Coach, CrossFit Kids assistant trainer. She's a jill of all trades and was a long-distance runner before finding CrossFit. She’s responsible for programming our daily WODs and ensuring our ITP Interns get quality training and experience. Getting people fit while having a blast is her bread and butter.
Buddy is a very good boy. He is a rescue dog, road trip co-pilot, ladies' man and a good listener. He likes treats and belly rubs, but mostly treats. He's a constant presence in the gym.
We don’t mess around with the capabilities of our coaches. In order for us to provide the best possible coaching experience, we run coaching candidates with 6 months or more of consistent attendance at CCCF through our Instructor Training Program. We do not hire CF-L1 athletes sight unseen. We grow them from within.
ITP consists of 10 classroom sessions covering Foundational Movements, Metabolism, Scaling, etc., 3 observational hours, 40 co-coaching hours, 2 evaluation classes, and Intro session familiarity. Once those are all completed, the athlete must attain and hold their CrossFit Level 1 (or higher) and take the 2 hour long, CCCF Comprehensive Exam.
Laura has a PhD in Biology, her CF-L1 is an avid outdoorswoman. She can be found either in her guppy lab or dragging her husband Rick and dog Morty all over tarnation.
Steve is a helicopter pilot, diesel mechanic, former Marine tanker, and motocrosser. He plays and coaches rugby for a local team. He's dog dad to Francine aka Franny.