Shanna Duvall, D.C.
Co-Owner, Coach, Director of Training
Certifications:OPT CCP Level 1, OPT CCP Assessment Level 2,CrossFit Level One, Pendlay Olympic Lifting Seminar, Wilkes Olympic Weightlifting Seminar, Black Box Summit, Dutch Lowy Trainer Development Seminar, CrossFit Running and Endurance Certification; Elite Sport Science Certification by the American Athletic Institute, Lake Placid Olympic Training Center
Education: Doctor of Chiropractic, New York Chiropractic College
Athletic Experience: Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Regional 2012 12th, 2011 10th, USAW American Open Qualifier 2010, Optathlon 1.0 4th, Optathlon 2.0 1st, Optathlon 3.0 3rd, 2010 Carolina Fitness Challenge 2nd, CF NC/SC Sectional 2010 2nd place,CF Southeast Regional 2010 11th, CF Midwest Regionals 2009 9th, Kent State University Cross-country and track 2000-2004
While in chiropractic college I learned a great deal about human mechanics, movement efficiency, and training theory that I easily related to my training mistakes of the past. While the desire to work hard comes from the heart one cannot ignore the success from working smart. Knowledge of the body, the repair mechanisms, and proper movement patterns allow great efforts to be truly rewarded.
There are many people in our society unhappy about how they feel, how they move, or how they look. While there are many factors in life over which we have no control, we DO have control over the decisions made in our own daily lives. All of these decisions whether seemingly big or small work to shape who we are and how we perceive ourselves.
Allow yourself the opportunity to take a chance and discover your true capabilities. I am living proof that athleticism is an acquired skill. Regardless of your present or past ability I can help you work towards reaching your own goals and experiencing your own athletic potential.
You can follow Shanna’s training here.
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 â€™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.
Co-Owner and Coach
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, 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 ArmyNational 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 Iâ€™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.
Certification: Level 1 CrossFit Certification
Education: Graduate of UNCA, 2009, B.A. in General Music
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” arenâ€™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.
Education: BSBA Marketing and International Business from Appalachian State University
Certifications: Crossfit Level I
Military Experience: US Army 2004-2009; Airborne Ranger, Platoon Leader 1-87 Infantry 10th Mountain Div
After leaving the Army, I sought a way to stay in shape and better my fitness; I found Crossfit Asheville and a great new community. I love the gym’s atmosphere of competition, challenge, growth and friendship, and I am glad to be a part of such a great group.
I am excited to coach and help people move better, encourage them to achieve goals and see them become fitter.
Personally, I love the outdoors and being active. I use Crossfit to improve my physical preparedness for all that life has to offer. I am proud to have jobs that encourage me to improve physically, so I can be better at the things I enjoy.
I look forward to working along side everyone in the gym as we strive be healthier and achieve better fitness
Certifications: CrossFit Level I
Sports background: soccer, football, volleyball; Firefighter Combat Challenge competitor, 2007 – present
Military experience: U.S. Navy, 1998 – 2002, Aircraft Fire/Rescue
Firefighter/EMT, 2006 – present
Growing up I spent a lot of time playing one sport or another from recreational to competitive, even during my service in the Navy, and considered myself in great shape. At the fire department I compete in the Firefighter Combat Challenge and it is one of the most demanding things I have ever been a part of.
When I started CrossFit, I found a new kind of training to help me push through to the next level of competition. During the 2009 season, I used CrossFit training to secure a spot in the Finals of the Firefighter Combat Challenge and finished the year 53rd in the world.
Now, my job requires me to be ready at all times just as life does and there is nothing better to prepare me for the unknowable than CrossFit both physically and mentally. With CrossFit Asheville I have found a family that inspires me to continually improve myself through the hard work, dedication and positive attitudes of every member. The community atmosphere is exciting and will push the limits of what you thought was possible. I invite you to challenge yourself to realize what you’re capable of.
CrossFit Level 1 Certified Coach 2011
CrossFitter since summer 2010,HS Basketball and Tennis
Education:UNCG- Public Health (epidemiology)
I have always played sports and grew up 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.
Coaching came easy once I realized the amazing potential we each have inside, and how reaching for it can transform your life. Watching our athletes transform their lives, one step at a time, is truly an honor. What are you capable of?
You can follow Amber’s training here.
Certifications:CrossFit Level 1 Certification, USAW Olympic Weightlifting
EMT – Paramedic, EMT – Tactical
Certifications: 230 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification, Crossfit Endurance Seminar Education: BA from the University of Connecticut, CMR from Certified Medical Representative Institute
Sports Background: HS Track and Cross Country, running (completed 7 marathons), 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. Yoga helps me to slow down, clear my mind and increase my range of motion. My goal is to tailor the yoga classes 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 or would like private sessions.
Mado Hesselink- Yoga
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.
Certifications: 230 hour yoga teacher training from Asheville Yoga Center, advanced work in Yin Yoga, Yoga and Philosophy, working on 500 level yoga therapy training.
Education: B.A. in Creative Writing from Appalachian State University, M. Ed. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Virginia.
I’ve recently taken the leap of faith to work with clients for yoga, career consulting, and goal writing full time!! My new adventure, Align Yoga and Wellness, has its main focus on the whole individual. I’m excited to be a part of the CrossFit Asheville community and regularly practice yoga and Pilates as well. I currently teach at Asheville Yoga Center, the Lelia Patterson Center, Asheville Racquet Club, and Asheville Family Fitness.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 828.545.1954.