Trainers

 Meet our Team:

MARQ “Beast Mode” TAYLOR
Shogun CrossFit Affiliate Manager
Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
International Sports Science Association (ISSA) Master Trainer
Favorite WOD: Helen
Favorite Lift: Deadlift

Marq

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.

 

SCOTT BENNETT
Assistant Shogun CrossFit Affiliate Manager
Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
Favorite WOD: Karen
Favorite Lift: Push Press

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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 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.

ALLEEM “the Viking” HUMBLER Jr.
Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
Crossfit Olympic Weight Lifting Trainer

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Favorite WOD: Isabel and Annie
Favorite Lift: Deadlift

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.  Between Boxing, Taekwando, Haidong Gumdo and Jiu Jitsu, Alleem was able to keep his mind focused after joining the Air Force with the constant 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, Alleem’s long time friend, George Dobbins introduced him to CrossFit.  George said, “Bro, every day is a fight here, and then the next day it gets fiercer!”.  Even after Alleem’s 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.

DENNIS COOKE
Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
Favorite WOD: “Amanda looks pretty awesome.” #goals
Favorite Lift: Snatch

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Name a sport and Dennis has played it. Dennis grew up in PA and played competitive golf at Haverford High School and Delaware County Community College; where he allegedly carded a 3rd place finish in the PCAA State Championship (the internet doesn’t go back that far J). Dennis credits his appreciation for proper mechanics to his history with golf. Dennis’ other physical accomplishments include a yellow belt (one above white) in Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu, a 2-week stint as an amateur parkourist, and 8 months as Jimmy John’s fastest known bicycle delivery boy (again, pre-internet proof). Dennis enlisted in the Air Force in 2009 and took up a passion for endurance training as means to stay fit-to-fight. In 4 years’ time Dennis completed 5 marathons and 3 Half-Ironmans (feel free to google that claim). In pursuit of the perfect endurance training program, Dennis found that high-intensity, CrossFit workouts were much more efficient, well-rounded, and fun than the typical long-slow-distance volume training familiar to most endurance programs. Upon arrival to Kadena in October 2015, Dennis committed himself to full-time CrossFit training and is hitting PRs almost daily; to include losing 30 pounds! Dennis received his L1 Trainer cert in 2015, as he simply cannot help being that guy who gives unsolicited advice (“the L1 gives me street cred”). Truthfully, Dennis loves all sport and human movement and takes joy in sharing that passion with anyone and everyone.

NATE CHU
Crossfit Level 1 Trainer

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PENNY CHILDERS
Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
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STEPHEN GREEN
Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
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Additional Trainers:

Stacy Green
Steven Bruhjell
Paige Kennel
Ron Ebert
Kareem Samuel
Kisente Fung

 

Interested in becoming part of the Shogun CrossFit Team? Be a volunteer Trainer!  Contact a member of our team and they will get you on the right path.

 

 

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