Meet Our Coaches

Owner: Sarah Longshore

–CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
–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

Sarah started her CrossFit career in 2011.  After her first CrossFit Games Open she competed in the South East Regionals team division in 2012. In 2015, 2016 and 2017, she qualified for the CrossFit Games Master Qualifier and finished in the Top 100. In 2017 she qualified for the Kill-Cliff Granite Games.  She loves CrossFit for the camaraderie and also being able to watch athletes reach their goals.

Coach and Manager: Brad Blackmon

–CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

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 wake surfing.   Brad qualified for the CrossFit Master’s Regionals in 2015 and 2016.

Coach: Duane Evans

–CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

Duane started 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”.

Coach: Jeremy Bailey

–CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
–American Sports and Fitness Association Personal Training Certification

Jeremy started CrossFit in 2015, prior 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 leads our Empire Kid’s program.

Coach: Brannon Flores

–CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

A lifelong athlete, Brannon has always been active and grew up playing baseball, basketball and football. He began his journey in CrossFit in 2014. Brannon is passionate about his faith, family, and fitness. He is married to Dana Flores and they have two children (Emery, 7, and Ethan, 4).  As a Licensed Pharmacist and Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist researcher, he has a solid understanding of the human body, nutrition, muscle growth, and recovery.  Brannon is a valuable asset to our team because of his passion for preventing illness and disease.  

CrossFit Madison Photographer: Shannon Gray

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