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Coaches

(Picture by Maili Godwin)

(Picture by Maili Godwin)


 

Lyndi Boyce – My fitness journey started after I had my first son.  By the time he turned 2, I still had not lost all the weight I had gained. I was getting increasingly frustrated with myself.  I did the normal things to try to lose weight.  I ran on the treadmill, did some Pilates, and did a few classes at a globo gym.  Everything was boring to me and so I never put forth the effort really necessary to make a difference.

In 2008, Ben suggested that I start doing CrossFit with him.  I loved the fact that I never did the same workout repeatedly.  That is still one of my favorite things about doing functional fitness. I lost about 13 lbs in the first 3 months.  Another 3 months later, I found out that I was pregnant!  This did not stop me, however.  I just kept on working out.  I worked out through out the entire pregnancy.  My last workout ended up being 3 days after my due date!!  After Harley was born, I waited until they told me I could workout again and have not stopped since.

After Ben suggested that we start eating Paleo was when I really noticed many changes, though.  Even though I didn’t actually lose anymore weight, I was starting to look leaner and losing clothes sizes!  In addition to that, my allergies became almost nonexistent.  I went from taking 2 allergy pills a day to only on occasion.  My asthma has gone away as well.  I occasionally have to take some allergy medicine as I am allergic to almost every tree, grass, and cats.  When the pollen counts get really high, I still react, but it is so much milder than before.

I love the fact that I can keep up with my kids and the feeling that I don’t need help when it comes to lifting heavy things!!!  I want to teach other people that they are stronger than they think they are.  Our bodies were not meant to sit all day!  If you don’t use it, you will lose it!!

Certifications/Training/Qualifications:
  • CrossFit Level I Certified Trainer
  • USAW Level I Sports Performance Coach

 

Ben Boyce – Fitness started for me in High School when I realized that I was tired of being overweight. I had little understanding of nutrition or fitness. So, I changed my diet to what I thought was healthy and joined the Cross Country running and Track Teams. Quickly in the span of a year I went from 5’4″ and 180 lbs down to 130lbs.

After High School I joined the Marines and was exposed to the standard Military fair of morning and afternoon Physical Training (PT) sessions. I also became somewhat of a “gym rat”. I was definitely going for the “beach muscles” without much focus on whether or not what I was doing in the gym would benefit me at performing my job. After a short break in service I joined the Army and shortly after met my wife, Lyndi. From 1999 till 2006 my PT program continued with the standard fair of exercises focused on increasing my performance on the Army Physical Fitness Test.

In 2007, after being exposed to functional fitness and CrossFit by Tony Blauer at one of his Capture Avoidance seminars, I was hooked. I had been exercising for years, but none of it really had much practical application towards my job, other than help to make me a faster runner. I immersed myself in reading all I could about functional fitness and CrossFit and I joined a local CrossFit gym to learn the proper techniques and receive coaching on improving my performance. After about a year and a half and after returning from a deployment to Afghanistan I convinced Lyndi to let me train her and to see if she liked it. She was hooked as well.

In 2009, while deployed again to Afghanistan I decided to try the Paleolithic Diet. After a lot of reading and research I asked Lyndi if she wanted to give it a try for 30 days. When I got home we tried Paleo for 30 days and have been strictly Paleo every since. Also in 2009, Lyndi and I decided to turn our garage into our own gym and we have been training each other, working out together, and training others ever since.

Certifications/Training/Qualifications:
  • CrossFit Level I Certified Trainer
  • USAW Level I Sports Performance Coach
  • USAW Club Coach
  • Tactical Athlete Level I Certified Trainer (by Jeff Martone)
  • Gym Jones Operator Fitness Training Seminar

 

laree_coachLaree Wolfe – In 2010, I made a commitment to my overall well-being and have never looked back. Like many people weight has always been a struggle for me. At my heaviest, I was tipping the scales at 210 pounds and hated the image I saw in the mirror.

One day I finally decided that my weight was no longer going to control my life. Enough was enough. I realized I needed to clean up my eating and be consistent with exercising on a daily basis. I started using Weight Watchers and attended fitness classes at the gym. At the time, Weight Watchers was a great tool for me because it taught me to pay attention to my food consumption, but also allowed me to still enjoy food. In about a year’s time, I had lost 70 pounds and was feeling like a new woman.

A milestone in my fitness journey was the day I ran two miles without stopping. I could not believe how good I felt after running my first mile so I decided to run another. Little did I know this milestone would be the beginning of my running addiction. Running became a huge part of my life. I slowly transitioned from a person who could only run a couple miles into a runner. I fell in love with running because I felt unstoppable. This fitness experience introduced me to some of my lifetime friends and gave me the opportunity to participate in numerous races; including many half-marathons, obstacles courses, and the 2013 Portland Marathon.

Needless to say, during this time I also became a gym rat. I absolutely loved working out because I felt healthy and fit. I enjoyed challenging myself physically and striving to enhance my athletic performance. I also started teaching group fitness classes and loved motivating others through exercise.

In 2013, I first learned about CrossFit when my friend was looking for another teammate for a CrossFit competition to raise money for local police officer. Without really knowing what CrossFit was I quickly volunteered to fill the spot. My competition involved mini workouts consisting of deadlifts, wall balls, burpees, and so much more. I had a blast participating in the competition.

A few months later, I made one of the best decisions of my life and joined CrossFit PFB. I love how CrossFit focuses on cardio, gymnastic movements, and Olympic lifting. The workouts are NEVER boring! CrossFit has transformed me from a runner into an athlete. I have been able to expand my athletic abilities and can perform movements I never thought were personally possible. I have learned how to do pull-ups, toes to bar, and handstand push-ups. CrossFit has also taught me strength is beauty. Through Olympic lifting, I continue to get stronger and stronger.

My love for CrossFit inspired me to pursue my CrossFit Level 1 Certification. I am very passionate about CrossFit and wanted to share that through coaching. I enjoy teaching individuals the fundamental movements of CrossFit and watching them improve their movements over time. There is just something special about encouraging, motivating, and inspiring individuals to unleash their inner athlete!

Certifications/Training/Qualifications:
  • CrossFit Level I Certified Trainer

 

kelseyKelsey Willard –

Certifications/Training/Qualifications:
  • CrossFit Level I Certified Trainer

 

 

 

 

 

 

micah_hMicah Hoffman –

 

Certifications/Training/Qualifications:
  • CrossFit Level I Certified Trainer

 

 

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