Coaches

Head Coach: Sarah Longshore

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Sarah started CrossFit in 2011. After her first CrossFit Games Open she competed in the South East Regionals team division in 2012. In 2015, she qualified for the CrossFit Games Master Qualifier and finished in the Top 100. Her favorite WODs are Fran and Murph, really any long work out incorporating a heavy barbell she enjoys. She loves CrossFit for the camaraderie and also being able to watch athletes reach their goals. Sarah graduated from University of Alabama with a Masters in Exercise Physiology. She is also a certified Level 2 CrossFit Trainer along with several other certifications under her belt. She enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs.

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

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American College of Sports Medicine Personal Trainer

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America Primary Group Fitness Instructor (AFFA)

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer

Fitness, Health, and Wellness Director Certification

Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education

Master of Science in Health, Exercise Physiology  


Coach: Brad Blackmon

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Brad started CrossFit in 2012. Prior to beginning CrossFit he participated in other physical activities such as BodyPump, Spartan Races, and wrestling during high school years. Brad graduated from Auburn University with a BS in Business Administration. Brad’s favorite thing about CrossFit is the community and being able to get through the work out together. His favorite movements are handstand push ups, deadlifts, and rope climbs. When he is not working out, you can find him outdoors going on hikes or runs, participating in obstacle course races, or paddle boarding. 

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer


Coach: Duane Evans

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Duane was born and raised in Corbin, KY and graduated from Corbin High School. After graduating high school, he attended Sue Bennet College, playing baseball and football.  He married his wife Vicky in 1999 and they had two children, Jacob and Hannah.  They moved to Shreveport, LA and after losing touch with his health and fitness and gaining some unwanted pounds he renewed his passion for it in 2010.  He found CrossFit in 2012 after he and his family moved to Madison, AL.  He fell in love with the community and intensity of the workouts.  After seeing the incredible impact it can have for all people from every walk of life and his desire to help others improve their health and fitness he decided to become a CrossFit coach himself.  “CrossFit is a life changing movement.  It is a fitness regimen that is designed for every person from young to seasoned to improve their quality of life through exercise.  We all push through the same workouts together with blood, sweat and sometimes tears and at the end we become the community that IS CrossFit”.

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer


 Coach: Chad Beddingfield

Chad began CrossFit in 2012, with the intentions of getting in better shape for his job. Him being a Firefighter Paramedic calls for high physical activity. Growing up he played baseball in high school and college. After no longer participating in sports he started running, biking, and swimming to stay in shape. He always thought he was in shape and ready for anything, until he started CrossFit. Now he uses CrossFit to train for other activities, such as the Half Ironman Triathlon or other outdoor activities. 

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

CrossFit Kids Trainer 


Coach: Jeremy Bailey

Jeremy started CrossFit in 2015 and has been working out since 1995, mostly incorporating isolation and other strength training movements. He also played football his junior and senior year of high school. After graduating high school he served four years in the Marine Corps and earned degrees in Criminal Justice and Sociology from University of North Alabama. Jeremy’s favorite WOD is anything with a heavy barbell, yet he enjoys the challenge that some bodyweight movements provide. His favorite movement is the back squat. He also loves the fact that CrossFit is constantly varied.  Jeremy is our Head Coach in our CrossFit Kid’s program.

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

American Sports and Fitness Association Personal Training Certification


 

Coach: Lorie Longshore

Lorie began her CrossFit journey in 2015 and has been working to become a better athlete/coach in this sport.  She has a passion for coaching athletes at any level and any sport.  Being a competitive athlete she knows what it takes to be successful, in which is hard work, determination, dedication, and a good coaching staff.    Lorie played college basketball and softball, earning her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in IT Management.  Lorie earned her Crossfit L1 Certification in 2016 and will continue to grow with CrossFit Madison.  

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

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