I have been athletic my whole life; playing basketball, softball and competitive cheerleading for over 10 years. In 2003 I was in a car accident that left me with 5 transverse processes missing,7 cracks in my pelvis and a broken tail bone.
The doctors told me I would never be able to run, lift weights or do strenuous activities. Needless to say, thinking I had to live my life with restrictions was devastating. For five years, I didn’t workout. I didn’t run. I didn’t lift heavy weights. I restricted myself to an elliptical, a stationary bike or walking. I had it in my head that I was never going to be able to do anything more.
Justin and I discovered CrossFit back in 2008 but being hesitant to remember what the doctors said, I took it slow. 5 years later, I have successfully done everything the doctors told me was impossible and living proof that no matter what your limitations are, Crossfit will help you become stronger! Pain free and hungry for more, I became CrossFit Level 1 certified and have been coaching for over a year. I enjoy sharing my story with others so they can see the difference it’s made in my life and to be an encouragement for anyone who maybe hesitant.
I stumbled upon Crossfit in 2010 after many years of leg press, cable curls, and 5Ks (and thinking I was in shape). Following my first Crossfit workout, I was immediately humbled and hooked. I enjoyed the variety of workouts and how functional the movements were in everyday life. Since then, I have used Crossfit as my main training method for my second love (running), ranging from 5Ks to 50ks.
What I love about Crossfit is it can help achieve a variety of goals for a diverse group of people. Whether its improving strength, endurance, speed, or overall health, Crossfit can help you reach them.
HAVE FUN and WORK HARD and the results will come.
When I am not picking up heavy things or running, I am spending my free time with my wife and 2 daughters.
Brianna was introduced to crossfit about 2 years ago after searching for something that made working out enjoyable. After about a month of doing crossfit she started competing in local Crossfit competitions. “The comradery and intensity of the crossfit community is what got me hooked. You get the best workout you can imagine and you are doing it with your friends.” She is a Level 1 Certified Crossfit Coach and is always expanding her knowledge of exercise science with additional certifications.
Manager and Head Coach
Aubrey has been around CrossFit for 4 years, coaching for 3. She has competed in many events, including the CrossFit Southeast Regionals in 2011 (photo to the left). She has been a part of organizing many Garage Games events, including Garage Games ONE since it’s inception. She is CrossFit Level 1 Certified, CrossFit Kids Certified, and holds a Masters of Education from University of Florida.
“I have been an athlete all my life (track, soccer, weight lifting) but have never had as much fun working out or made as many gains physically and mentally as I have with CrossFit. After hitting a major plateau at the “globo-gym”, even with a personal trainer, I knew I needed something different. Hooked after the second class, I can’t imagine doing anything different. I am passionate about helping all clients make progress, regardless of their background. A fiend for nutrition, she looks forward to helping you and your family achieve a higher quality of life!
Andy is one of the owners and coaches at CrossFit Silos. He has competed in sports all his life. Back in Parkview high school he wrestled, pole vaulted, and played soccer. At Georgia Tech he got a degree in Electrical Engineering and pole vaulted on the track team as well as play the assorted intermural sports (flag football, ultimate, etc). As a 38 year old father of 4 (as of 3/12) he has moved on to Adventure Racing (30 hours in the woods) and Orienteer Racing. Crossfit has been his sole training method since 2008. He is CrossFit Level 1 certified, and he also enjoys pina coladas and getting caught in the rain.
Dr. Eric is one of the owners and coaches at CrossFit Silos. He started CrossFitting in February of 2006, with his first workout being a strict pull-up Fran that took 18 minutes (the last round of 9 took 5 of those minutes with about 30 seconds between every rep). That day changed his life as he realized that CrossFit was true fitness. He has played hockey since three years old, and won two collegiate national championships, but contends that he is fitter now than he ever was during that time. Now he adventure races with Andy, and competes in CrossFit comps whenever he can. He is CrossFit Level 1 Certified, a Doctor of Chiropractic and has a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology. Eric is also co-founder of The Garage Games, the largest CrossFit Competition series in the world.