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Amber Beane

Co-Owner, Coach, Director of Training

Founding Member and President of of Iron Girls

Certifications:
Level 1 CrossFit Certification, USAW Level One Sport Performance

Sports Background:
High School Basketball and Tennis

Education:
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.
Contact: AmberBeane@Gmail.com


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Corey Duvall, D.C.

Co-Owner, Coach,
Clinic Director of The Stay Active Clinic

Certifications:
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,

Education:
Doctor of Chiropractic, New York Chiropractic College, Bachelors of Science: Biology and Philosophy, Juniata College, PA 2005

Sports Background::
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.

Contact: StayActiveChiro@Gmail.com


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Randy Kite

Coach
Director/Head Coach of CFA Tactical Athletics

Certifications:
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)

Sports Background::
Black Belt Kwanmukan Karate, Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, and Speed Hiking.

Military Experience:
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.

Contact: budokakai@hotmail.com

 


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Daniel Smith

Coach

Certifications:
Level 1 CrossFit Certification

Education:
Sports Background:
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.

Contact: Daniel.CrossFitAsheville@Gmail.com

 


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Zach Greenwald

Coach

Certifications:
CrossFit Level 1 Certified, CrossFit Gymnastics Certified

Education:
B.A. Exercise and Sport Science, UNC-Chapel Hill

Sports Background:
Baseball, Collegiate Rugby

Affiliate Owner of CrossFit UNC

Though participation in both movement and sport brings me tremendous clarity and confidence, it is through the coaching of physical performance that I find the greatest pride and enjoyment. I have experience working with and coaching very diverse training populations including Top 100 ranked Regional CrossFit Athletes, breast cancer patients, and stroke patients to improve locomotion and balance. In addition to my four year CrossFit career, my education in Exercise and Sport Science has provided me with wonderful insight into proper biomechanics of sport, responsible training practices, and emergency care of injuries and illnesses. What is most important that you know now, is how genuinely excited I am to work with each and every one of you, and I promise to know all names in short time!

Contact: unccrossfit22@gmail.com


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Katie Rice

Coach

Certifications:
CrossFit Level 1 Certified

Sports Background:
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.

Contact: KatieRice333@Gmail.com 


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Dawn Greene

Head of Forever FIt Program

Certifications/Education:
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”

Contact: ProgrammingDawn@Gmail.com 


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Angela Wyrick

Coach and Yoga

Certifications:
CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Endurance Certification, 230 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification, Pre/Post Natal Yoga Certification

Education:
BA from the University of Connecticut, CMR from Certified Medical Representative Institute

Sports Background:
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.

Contact: ajwyrick2@gmail.com

 


 

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Mado Hesselink

Yoga

Certifications:
Registered with the Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level & E-200 level (E stands for experienced and indicates 1000 teaching hours after RYT 200.)

Education: 2001 BA University of Northern Iowa

Athletic Experience: 2 years of Karate & 2 years of Ba Gua martial arts styles. 3 x/wk at CrossFit Asheville since 2010.

Growing up as a bookworm in the jungles of Hawaii, I never imagined that a physical discipline would have such a profound impact on my life. After discovering Marial Arts in college, I found my way to yoga in the late 1990s in order to balance my body from the intensity of martial arts training. When the time constraints of motherhood required that I choose one or the other, yoga won out as my passion. I’ve been in love with helping others discover the benefits of yoga since 2005. My classes include both mental & physical aspects of yoga in a welcoming and lighthearted atmosphere with a focus on deep breathing, therapeutic (safe) alignment, and fun. In addition to yoga, I love moving & challenging my body through hiking, dancing, aerial arts, and CrossFit.

Mado’s website & newsletter here!

Contact: TrueSelfYoga@Gmail.com


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Becca Lee

Coach

Co­Founder and Coach of the CFA Weightlifting Club

Co­Founder of Iron Girls, a non-profit Crossfit Program for adolescent girls

Small business owner of her own Massage & Bodywork practice

Certifications:

Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist (NC #12009)

USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance coach

Education:

B.S. in Sociology/Anthropology Guilford College, Greensboro, NC – May 2000

North Carolina School of Advanced Bodywork, Fairview, NC – March 2012

Sports Background:

High School Basketball

Flatwater Kayak racing

Running

Rock Climbing & bouldering

Whitewater kayaking, canoeing, and rafting

Mountain Biking

Mountaineering

Becca is inspired to come to work everyday to help facilitate people pushing through barriers

whether they are physical, mental or emotional so that they can reach their full potential. She

believes and personally understands how fitness can be a vehicle to personal growth and a truly

life­changing and empowering endeavor.

Prior to coaching, Becca was a full time Outdoor Educator for 11 years working with the NC

Outward Bound School instructing backpacking, rock climbing, and whitewater canoeing. She

holds certifications with American Mountain Guides Association, American Canoe Association,

Leave No Trace and Wilderness Medical Institute. Having been an athlete since childhood,

Becca dedicated herself to rock climbing and alpine climbing has climbed extensively in the

United States and around the world before being introduced to CrossFit and Strength Training.

Becca now mainly trains and competes in Olympic Weightlifting and still loves to jump into

CrossFit competitions from time to time. In addition to her fitness training, she enjoys the

outdoors and can be found out locally hiking, mountain biking, climbing and paddling with her

partner and dog.

Schedule a massage with Becca here! 

Contact: hibeccalee@gmail.com