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Kaylee “She-Ra” Martin, 26


Shogun CrossFit Affiliate Manager/Head Coach

  • 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

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

Lauren “Horse Legs” Strike, 34


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 (Wallballs baby!!!)

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

Scott Bennett, 47


SCF Trainer

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Scott began CrossFit in 2012 with Shogun CrossFit and immediately knew he was in it for the long haul.  Scott is a 4th degree black belt in karate and had been practicing and teaching for many years.  However, Scott felt like he was missing something since he was not building muscle or endurance.  Karate is training is basically repetition, doing the same thing over and over week in and week out.  With CrossFit, there is so much variance in the training and no two weeks are ever the same. Scott fell in love with the practicality of the exercises and how they improved every aspect of his life. He became a trainer in April of 2015 with the purpose of wanting to give back to the box and fellow athletes.  Scott’s favorite part of CrossFit is that he is continually learning a new skill and improving the techniques already learned.

Favorite WOD: Karen

 Téa Music, 28


SCF Trainer

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Endurance Trainer
  • Certified to make you sweat…

Tea began CrossFit training in July 2013 with Shogun. She has been a competitive athlete her whole life playing various sports, predominately volleyball and racing motorcycles (yes that’s a sport!). After several years of the typical gym routine, she grew tired of it, desired for something new and challenging, and finally found it with CrossFit. CrossFit has helped Tea to continually improve upon her weaknesses and enhance her strengths, which has shown positive results in her other sports. Tea has always enjoyed training and helping others in the gym to become fit and have a better/healthier lifestyle. She is also knowledgeable in proper nutrition.

Favorite WOD: Annie

Favorite Lift: Deadlift & Back Squat

Cindy Newberry, 31


SCF Trainer 

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Cindy was introduced to Crossfit during her internship at Wright-Patterson AFB in 2010 and has been in love with it ever since! Upon arriving to Okinawa in 2014, she immediately connected with Shogun CrossFit and fell in love with the unique community of Shoguns and the enthusiasm of all the volunteer trainers.  With being active duty Air Force, a wife, and a mom of two rowdy boys, Crossfit has not only provided an efficient way to work out, but a way to challenge herself both mentally and physically.

Favorite WOD: Anything with power cleans or deadlifts

Favorite Lift: Deadlift

Marq “Beast Mode” Taylor, 26


SCF Trainer 

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • International Sports Science Association (ISSA) Master Trainer

Marq began CrossFit in 2013 while stationed at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho. Growing up, he competed in various sports such as football, ju-jitsu, baseball, and soccer. In high school he focused on cross country/track and field, specifically in the 800 meter run and pole vault. After joining the Air Force in 2006, Marq found a passion for nutrition, physical fitness, and pushing the human body to its limits. In 2010, he earned his personal trainer certification through ISSA and began to train others in the basics of fitness. One day, while debating with an old supervisor over bodybuilding vs. CrossFit, Marq was challenged to the WOD “Nancy” (5 rounds: 400m run & 15 overhead squats at 95lbs, for time), and after feeling a pain like never before, he was hooked. Marq dove in, learning the methodology, efficiency, and science behind CrossFit.  It was the first fitness program that incorporated everything to create the total athlete. He was captivated and quickly “drank the coolaid”.  Recently, in March on 2015, Marq earned his CrossFit Level 1 Certification and happily joined Shogun CrossFit trainer family.

Favorite WOD: Helen

Favorite Lift: Deadlift

Isabel Wei, 28

IsabelSCF Trainer

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Isabel found CrossFIt during her journey to becoming a Marine in 2010. She received her Level 1 Certification in 2011. CrossFit has been her gateway drug to olympic lifting. Isabel understands the nutrition and lifestyle struggle, as she had to come back from years of overeating and inactivity to lose 60 pounds and fulfill her goal of joining the USMC.

Favorite WOD: Isabel (ha!)

Favorite Lift: Snatch





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