Trainers

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Michael  O’Brien, 38

Shogun CrossFit Affiliate Manager/Head Coach

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Coach’s Preparatory Course
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Olympic Weight Lifting Trainer
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
  • CrossFit Kettle Bell Trainer
  • CrossFit Endurance Trainer
  • CrossFit Certified Judge
  • 2012 CrossFit Asia Regional Team Winner
  • 2012 CrossFit Games competitor
  • 2013 Open, Regional and Games Official (Judge)
  • 2014 CrossFit Asia Regional Team Winner
  • 2014 CrossFit Games competitor

Bio: Michael is a testament to those people who are working to overcome significant injuries through CrossFit. He has had not one, but TWO spinal surgeries while on active duty in the United States Marine Corps. The doctors said that after his cervical spine was fused with titanium plates and screws he would be left with had over 70% nerve damage to the right side of his body. The nerve damage, paired with severe muscle wasting, the doctors told him his career was over. After 18 months of rehab there was no measurable improvements in strength. Michael turned to CrossFit and was forever changed. With hard work and dedication to the “sport of fitness” he is back to nearly perfect performance on physical fitness tests and competed in the CrossFit Games for the Fourth year in a row in 2014.

Favorite WOD: Isabelle
Favorite Lift: Snatch

Lisa “Chalk Queen” O’Brien, 42

Lisa Ring

SCF Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Olympic Weight Lifting Trainer
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
  • 2012 CrossFit Asia Regional Team Winner

Bio: Lisa started CrossFit in November 2010. She was a recovering triathlete in need of a program that fit into her busy lifestyle as a Marine, Mom and Wife. The introduction to CrossFit enabled her to push past strength and endurance goals not obtainable with traditional long, slow, distance (LSD) training methodology. She quickly became addicted to the challenging and competitive training and loves the family atmosphere that surrounds the CrossFit Community. As a CrossFit Trainer with Shogun CrossFit, Lisa motivates and inspires athletes during their workouts, helping them achieve their goals!

Favorite WOD: Anything with Weights
Favorite Lift: Clean

Alleem “the Viking” Humber Jr, 32

SCF Trainer

       •   CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
       •   CrossFit Olympic Weight Lifting Trainer
       •   2011 CrossFit Mid-Atlantic Regional Competitor

Bio: Alleem started CrossFit late 2006 at CrossFit Dover close to his base of 11 years.  A fierce competitor since a young age, Alleem was into many disciplines of martial arts.  Boxing and Taekwando kept him out of jail during his teens.  Then Haidong Gumdo and Jiu Jitsu kept his mind focused after joining the Air Force and constantly flying missions into the desert.  Entering every kind of “stand up fighting” tournament was his passion, till a knee injury took him out of the ring in fall of 2006.  Searching for something to fill his competitive nature long time friend George Dobbins introduced him to CrossFit and said, “Bro, every day is a fight here, and then the next day it gets fiercer!”.  Even after his surgery in 2007 the functional movement and ability to scale WoDs brought Alleem back from his injury so fast his surgeon was even amazed!  Now joined with Shogun CrossFit, Alleem has found his new passion, training others in whatever goals they may have or want to achieve.

Favorite WOD: Isabel and Annie

Favorite Lift: Deadlift

Kaylee “She-Ra” Martin, 25

KayleeM

SCF Trainer

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Certified Judge
  • Bio: Kaylee began CrossFit in January 2012.  Throughout high school she competed all 4 years on the varsity cross country and track teams.  Upon entering college at Indiana State, Kaylee was no longer running competitively…but she was slangin’ weight at the school’s globo gym.  After gaining a whopping 15lbs of muscle her freshman year, she began competing in the Indiana State bodybuilding show, as well as various Figure competitions through the National Physique Committee.  Kaylee continued doing Figure competitions until she graduated in 2011.  Shortly after, a friend asked if she wanted to try CrossFit since his buddy had just opened a “box”.  It only took a 7min AMRAP of 7 burpees & 7 thrusters to surprisingly, convince her to go back.  Since then, Kaylee has trained consistently due to the gains that CrossFit has provided her – increased endurance, better flexibility/mobility, regular PRs for all Olympic lifts, growth in gymnastics, and overall a healthier lifestyle.  Kaylee qualified individually for the Asia Regionals in 2013 (45th) and 2014 (23rd), and subsequently filled a spot as a Shogun CrossFit team member to Reebok CrossFit Games 2014.  She recently placed 16th in the Open for 2015.  You’ll find her reining hate & destruction on the 1730 WODers.
  • Favorite WOD: Anything…stay positive, right??
  • Favorite Lift: Clean & Jerk
  • Lauren “Horse Legs” Strike, 34
  • LaurenStrike
  • SCF Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Endurance Trainer
  • Bio: Lauren started CrossFit in 2011 at CrossFit Valdosta. After years of half marathons and marathons she had great endurance but realized her fitness was missing something important… strength!! A friend suggested she try CrossFit and the rest is history. When Lauren moved to Okinawa in 2012, she instantly fell in love with Shogun CrossFit and decided to become a Level 1 trainer. She attributes several top place mud run finishes to CrossFit. When Lauren isn’t galloping around the fitness center track she can be found coaching at the 1200 or 1730 WOD’s.
  • Favorite WOD: Kelly and Karen (Wall Balls baby!!!)
  • Favorite Lift: Squat Clean

Raynard “Tsuki” Tsukiyama, 31

SCF Trainer

       • Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
Bio: Tsuki’s first WOD was while he was deployed in 2010.  Thought he was in shape, he quickly learned that just bench pressing 300# doesn’t make you in shape.  That humbling experience was enough to show Tsuki that globo gyms was holding him back.  “3 sets of 8-10 will only get you so far,” says Tsuki.  It is the shared suffering of fellow athletes that really keeps him coming back.  Now as trainer he really strives to share that sense of community, and family to every athlete that comes through the SCF doors.  “Seeing people come back is one of the most rewarding parts of being an SCF trainer.”

Favorite WOD: Chelsea

Favorite Lift: SQUAT Clean

Heidi “Handstand” Wolfe, 40

SCF Trainer

       -CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

       •  European Individual Competitor 2010

       -CrossFit Endurance Trainer

       -CrossFit Kettle Bell Trainer

       -CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer

       – CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

Bio: Heidi has a strong instructional and athletic background earning her Masters of Education from Michigan State and completing a 17 year gymnastics career as a Division 1 collegiate gymnast. In 2008, after having her second baby and needing a workout that was quick and efficient, her husband encouraged her to try CrossFit. Heidi spent the next few years hitting WODs at a globo gym and the base fitness center. While in England, a Health and Wellness Center trainer suggested she compete in the 2010 Games Sectionals. Heidi followed the advice, and placed second. She went on to compete at the 2010 European Regionals in Halmstald, Sweden. Later that year, Heidi received her Level 1 Certification at CrossFit Central London. She has gone on to further her CrossFit education by obtaining other certifications to include CF-L2.

Favorite WOD: Fran

Favorite Lift: Deadlift

 

 

 

 

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