Co-Owner, Coach, Director of Training
Founding Member and President of of Iron Girls
Level 1 CrossFit Certification
USAW Level One Sport Performance
Eat to Perform Nutrition Certificiation
High School Basketball and Tennis
Bachelor of Science in Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
MA Health Education, East Carolina University
I grew up playing sports with a coach for a dad and a taste for competition. I played tennis and basketball competitively throughout middle and high school and decided to take a break upon graduation… a very long break. Eight years later I found myself really out of shape and unhappy about how I was feeling and looking. I tried to pick up tennis again but wasn’t satisfied, so I settled for distance running. After a series of aches and pains and the birth of my daughter, I met some inspirational mothers who really made me think twice about fitness, competition, community, and what my little body was capable of. If they could do pull-ups and thrusters, then surely so could I … Fast forward 1 year and I was hooked. Pull ups and thrusters, check. But here is the cool thing- you can always improve and get stronger- that’s what keeps me coming back for more. The strength I have gained permeates every aspect of my life. I walk a little taller knowing what I have accomplished and what I have yet to conquer.
Corey Duvall, D.C.
Clinic Director of The Stay Active Clinic
OPT CCP Level 1, OPT CCP Assessment Level 2,Level 1 CrossFit Strength and Conditioning Coach ’07, Black Box Summit, “Chasing Performance” Seminar with Kelly Starrett, Elite Sport Science Certification by the American Athletic Institute, Lake Placid Olympic Training Center, Advanced Biomechanics for Clinical Excellence: Integrative Diagnosis,
Doctor of Chiropractic, New York Chiropractic College, Bachelors of Science: Biology and Philosophy, Juniata College, PA 2005
HS Basketball, Collegiate Club Rugby
Perfection of human movement is both my passion and my career. The display of control and grace under conditions of duress are what allow for both injury prevention and athletic dominance. Your fitness and life goals, whatever they may be, are achieved through the pursuit of perfection. To do this in a supportive community atmosphere, such as CrossFit Asheville, is powerful, inspiring, and successful. It is my desire to help you fulfill the mantra: Just Be Awesome.
Director/Head Coach of CFA Tactical Athletics
CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Endurance Trainer, USAW Level One Sport Performance, Tactical Athlete Level One and Level Two Kettlebell Instructor, Tactical Athlete Level One Instructor, CrossFit Strongman Trainer, ACE Group Fitness Instructor, CrossFit Mobility Trainer, NREMT-Paramedic (1995-99)
Black Belt Kwanmukan Karate, Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, and Speed Hiking.
United States Army, Army Reserve (1986-91), and Army National Guard(1991-94) (2006-present).
I have continually chosen careers that allow me to help others. Whether through my military service, working as a counselor, paramedic, guide or teacher I’ve dedicated myself to being as strong as I could be and helping others achieve the same. CrossFit allows me to continue that pursuit well beyond just the physical aspects. CrossFit permits me to utilize all my past experiences to help people achieve their goals for personal fitness, as well as growth and development. For me it has been the key to personal empowerment. It can, if you allow it, make you stronger, physically, mentally and emotionally.
Level 1 CrossFit Certification
HS Soccer, Intramural Soccer in college
In June 2005, I was 260 lbs. and in the worst shape of my life. I made a decision to get in the best shape any member of my family has ever been in. I would go up and down and have my struggles with strength and weight loss just like everyone else. In February 2009 I attended my first CrossFit class and knew I had found something that could push me through the wall I had hit multiple times before.
I got into coaching because I sensed that this could help everyone who was willing to put in the work. I started learning the ways of coaching since September 2009 and have learned so much. I love helping people reach PRs and taking two minutes off of WOD times. This has changed my life for the better and it can change yours as well. My “CrossFit heroes” aren’t people with a 600+ lb. deadlift, a 700+ lb. back squat, or a 1:30 “Fran” time. If you show up and give 100%, YOU are my CrossFit Hero!
I am a self professed music and sports nerd.
CrossFit Level 1 Certified
President of the Appalachian State University Weight Lifting Club (2 years), Cottonwood Racing Team (Mountain Biking), MedWars Finisher, 5 Time Pisgah Mountain Bike Adventure Race Competitor.
When I was fourteen I moved to South Florida. One day I was riding my bike around to get to know the area. I saw a Gold’s Gym and thought that would be a good way to get involved in my new community. I rode up the street and convinced the manager of the Taco Bell why he should hire me (even if I wasn’t the legal age) so I could pay for my new gym membership. I went home and told my parents what I had done that day and not to worry about me adjusting to my new home. I asked for an advance until I would receive my first paycheck because I was not about to wait to join the gym. Since that day, I have been some form of a “gym rat!”
I am convinced that whatever it is in life we want, we can have it. The phrase, “Mind over matter” has a ton of meaning for me and is why I am an endurance athlete at heart. Pushing past the limits we impose on ourselves is a thrill and I am excited to share my thoughts and experiences with the clients with which I work. I am so grateful to be involved in the CrossFit Asheville Community where we all work together to support one another in this great adventure of life.
Head of Forever FIt Program
Licensed, full time practicing RN since 1985; N.C. School of Advanced Body Work, LMBT 4.12; ART LE certification 10.12.
Having practiced in Cardiovascular Intensive Care for more than 25 years I promoted a “healthy” lifestyle for my patients, though one focused around medications and surgical interventions for what are greatly preventable processes. After joining CFA in 2009 I found a passion for health promotion through movement/strength development, local/whole foods, and a commitment to lifestyle changes. A sedentary lifetime of poor habits, minimal / sporadic exercise, and one super-intense sugar addiction is merely a memory. Taking control of my life, I am now more fit and feel healthier both physically and mentally than I have since in my 20s. This CrossFit community opened my eyes to a whole new world that I want to share with others who desire health and need knowledge and support to take personal control for their well-being.
“Hills Hurt, Couches Kill”
Coach and Yoga
CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Endurance Certification, 230 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification, Pre/Post Natal Yoga Certification
BA from the University of Connecticut, CMR from Certified Medical Representative Institute
HS Track and Cross Country, running, road cycling, mountain biking, yoga, hiking
I have been a member at CrossFit Asheville since September, 2009 and have a running and cycling background. I love endurance sports and like to stay on the go. I enjoy coaching CrossFit and seeing the joy spreads across an athlete’s face when they hit a PR or master a movement. My goal in coaching is to inspire and help athletes meet their own goals. Yoga helps me to slow down, clear my mind and increase my range of motion. Classes are tailored to compliment CrossFit activities and help our community improve mobility and flexibility. I lead a dynamic flow class. All levels (including beginners and first timers) are welcome! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.