OUR COACHES

Blake Ruff - Owner

Started Crossfit in 2011

Certificates: CrossFit Level 1 Certified, USAW Weightlifting Level 1 coach, CrossFit Kids Certified, CrossFit Kettlebell Instructor, CrossFit Olympic Lifting, CrossFit Mobility, Chad Vaughn Olympic Lifting Camp, Power and Grace Performance Camp with Spencer Arnold, Faith Rx Camp and Seminar, Freestyle Movement with Carl Paoli camp, ACE certified, ACSM certification

First Crossfit WOD: “Fran” don’t ask why!

Favorite WOD: “karen”

Least Favorite WOD: too many to list! Any WOD that leaves me coughing for 2 days.

Favorite Movement: Thrusters, wall balls, ohs, and heavy squats

Least Favorite Movement: Running, running and more running!

What made you join the Crossfit community?

Ran a successful personal training company for many years, and came across crossfit on youtube. Had the brilliant idea of trying a “wod” and couldn’t finish the workout. In turn, made me question my fitness level. I then started to incorporate crossfit style workouts with my clients and myself and saw great results. I was sold!

Goals for Crossfit Career: To become a better athlete, but most of all help others achieve their goals. 

Hobbies you have outside of Crossfit: Any thing outdoors to stay active, sports, eating, yes this is a hobby, and movies

Terra Haag - Coach

CrossFitter Since: 2014

Certificates:

  • CFL1
  • B.S Exercise Science (Illinois State)
  • B.S Nutrition (Purdue)
  • ACSM exercise specialist
  • CPR

First Crossfit WOD: All I remember is it had burpees and running in it

Favorite WOD: Doesn’t exist

Least Favorite WOD: Murph

Favorite Movement: Cleans

Least Favorite Movement: Thrusters

What made you join the Crossfit community?

Wanted to see what the hype was about initially however then I saw results and wanted to be the greatest I could be physically.

Goals for your Crossfit career: Get stronger and be the best version of myself

Hobbies you have outside of Crossfit: I enjoy hiking, trying new activities and foods, movies, learning and my absolute love is my dogs.

Chase Larrison - Coach

Crossfitter Since: 2013

Certifications: CFL1

First WOD: I don’t know my first CrossFit wod, but my first CrossFit WOD at CrossFit Dash was heavy Air Force.

Favorite and Least Favorite WOD:

Favorite: Jackie Least favorite: DT

Favorite Movement: Favorite movement is Box Jumps and least favorite is heavy thrusters.

Why Did you Join the CrossFit Community?

My brother had done CrossFit for a while and I wanted to try it.

Goals for Crossfit Career: To become fitter and healthier in my everyday life and help other people with their fitness journey.

Hobbies outside of Crossfit: Soccer, watching and playing sports, watching movies, and hanging out with friends

Stefanie Anderson Manuilow - Coach

Crossfitter Since: 2013

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified
  • ACE certified personal trainer
  • Les Mills International BODYPUMP
  • BODYATTACK
  • BODYCOMBAT and CXWORX

First WOD: 10-1:, Air squats, HRPUS, Pullups, AMSU, Burpees

Favorite and Least Favorite WOD: Favorite is DT and least favorite is 14.5/16.5

Favorite Movement: Favorite is hang power cleans and least favorite is wall balls!!!

Why Did you Join the CrossFit Community?

I was a part of an awesome MMA gym in Fort Wayne and was looking for something that was at the same intensity. I had tried various other things and finally bought a groupon to try CrossFit.

Goals for Crossfit Career: To continue getting stronger and fitter, but even more importantly, to inspire and encourage others to do the same!

Hobbies outside of Crossfit: Cooking, watching true crime shows, and being a cat lady.

Luke Justus - Coach

Crossfitter Since: 2014

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified
  • currently studying Exercise Science at IUPUI

First WOD: Murph – “how bad could it really be…?”

Favorite and Least Favorite WOD: Favorite is Diane & WOD: 17.1 – “I would rather do Murph.”

Favorite Movement: Muscle Ups, Handstand Walks, and Front Squats

Why Did you Join the CrossFit Community?

I’ve always enjoyed lifting weights, and after high school I needed something to do outside of class. I stumbled upon the CrossFit Games on youtube in 2014 and began to watch more and more until I decided to put together my own home gym, and the rest is history!

Goals for Crossfit Career: My main goal is to enjoy being healthy and able-bodied, and sharing that joy with others by helping them achieve their own goals. I want to assist people in casting a vision for their own well-being and pursue that vision in a fun, disciplined way alongside others.

Hobbies outside of Crossfit: I love going on hikes, reading books, and growing my relationship with Christ.

Interesting fact: I am roughly 10% peanut butter and 90% coffee

Isabel Manahan - Coach

WHEN DID YOU START CF? March 2015

CERTIFICATIONS: RN

FIRST CROSSFIT WOD: Honestly, I don’t remember but it was enjoyable and challenging enough that I wanted to do more.

FAVORITE AND LEAST FAV WOD: DT and Kelly, respectively

FAVORITE AND LEAST FAV CF MOVEMENT: It’s hard to choose. I love snatches, cleans, and double unders. However, I definitely don’t like thrusters.

What made you join the CrossFit community?

I had fellow nursing colleagues who wouldn’t stop talking about it, so I bought into the hype and loved it.

Goals for CrossFit Career: 

Obtain my CL1 certification

Hobbies you have outside of CrossFit:

Reading, Netflix, being with my friends, and forcing love on my cats

An interesting fact most people do not know about you: 

I memorized about 600 digits of Pi for a Pi Day competition in 7 th grade. I only know about 20 now.

Bailey S. - Coach

WHEN DID YOU START CF? I started CrossFit in May of 2015

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • CrossFit L1
  • CPR/First Aid

FIRST CROSSFIT WOD: MURPH…I obviously regretted that decision immediately

FAVORITE AND LEAST FAV WOD:

  • Favorite: Grace
  • Least Favorite: 17.1….Brings back bad memories

FAVORITE AND LEAST FAV CF MOVEMENT:

  • Favorite: Clean & Jerks/ GHD Sit-ups
  • Least Favorite: Pull-ups/ Ring-dips

What made you join the Crossfit community?

I have always been a competitor in something growing up. When I got to college I knew I needed something to push myself to the next level. My first taste of CrossFit left me wanting more because I realized how much room for improvement I had….and nothing has changed. There will ALWAYS be something that you can get better at. CrossFit is both incredibly humbling and rewarding at the same time.

Goals for Crossfit Career:

My number one goal is to never get complacent and to never stop learning. I love that this sport is always evolving, it keeps us on our toes. I also hope to help others challenge themselves physically while improving their mental toughness.

Hobbies you have outside of Crossfit:

I LOVE spending time outside, no matter where that may be. I also spend almost all of my free time with my incredible family and pups!

An interesting fact most people do not know about you:

I am a professional cheerleader!

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