Coaches

 

pistolMitch is one of the original CrossFit trainers in the Dayton Area. He saw great potential in his passion for CrossFit and founded Centerville CrossFit out of a small corner space in a MMA gym; a place where future goals would be challenged and hard work pays off.

Mitch brings a rich athletic background to his coaching. In high school Mitch was a 2 time Ohio State wrestling qualifier and competed at the collegiate level at ONU. After being sidelined by a shoulder injury, Mitch competed as a professional MMA fighter. Although he loved the ring, he wanted to show his love for CrossFit by becoming a coach and a CrossFit competitor.

Mitch continues to bring the same level of focus and intensity to coaching as he did to knocking out his opponents. Mitch excels in training high caliber CrossFit Competitors and adjusting workouts for beginners and those who may need medical modifications. He has the ability to give the necessary individualized attention while bringing in the feeling of a community into every workout. Mitch has a great passion for training, not only other CrossFit members, but also trainers who are apart of the Centerville CrossFit community.

CrossFit South West Regional 2012

1239743_537783496307330_1704934208_nSpencer was born and raised in the rural town of St. Paris, Ohio and attended Graham High School. During his high school career he was a three-sport athlete who excelled in football, baseball, and basketball. The University of Findlay was the next step in Spencer’s educational and athletic career where he studied strength and conditioning and played varsity baseball. He obtained his Bachelor of Science, Associates Degree in Personal Training, and earned his varsity letter in his 4 year tenure. After undergraduate school the next task was graduate school, where he studied to become a licensed physical education and health teacher.

During this time, Spencer started his coaching career by helping out with the University of Findlay Baseball team and coaching Liberty Benton as the junior varsity coach. Shortly after school was over Spencer accepted 2 different positions as an English teacher in Jinju, South Korea. During the stay he studied the language and can speak, read, and write in Korean.

After his return from overseas, Spencer was driven to dive head first into fitness as a career and as an athlete. CrossFit fulfilled both of those desires and he is still “drinking the cool-aid.” He was fast-tracked right away by obtaining his Level 1 Certification and interning at CCF. Spencer is currently involved in all levels of classes at CCF and enjoys taking on personal training clients to round out his experience. Building a strong and fit community is his focus and is driven to become a better coach daily.

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— Strong Body Strong Mind

IMG_3467Jen Osborn was raised in West Chester Ohio and attended Mount Norte Dame High School where she was a three sport athlete: cross country, basketball , and track. She continued track at the University of Akron where she competed as a heptathlete and graduated with her degree in radio/ television broadcasting.

After college she started a part time job doing personal training were she then was hooked on helping others reach goals and become better. In 2008, she was introduced to CrossFit and got certified to coach in 2010. She has continued to grow and enjoys teaching as many people as possible! She received her CrossFit Level 2 certification in 2015.

IMG_3459Coaching CrossFit has become a passion for Jen! The ability to see people progress and reach goals is one of the most rewarding things to for her to be a part of and experience!

Jen also competes in CrossFit. She has made it to the CrossFit Regionals four times as an individual. She loves to improve herself and enjoys a challenge. Her goals to qualify for the games in two years as a masters athlete!

“Stay humble, work hard, and be kind”

 

imageAshlie was born and raised right here in Dayton Ohio. She started her CrossFit journey in 2012 where she quickly fell in love with the sport. After getting Level 1 CrossFit certification in December of 2013, she began coaching and sharing her passion for fitness.

Being a former competitive cheerleader and track and field athlete, the gymnastics and intensity of CrossFit fed her athletic drive. She now loves to coach as well as compete in CrossFit.

In the past few years, Ashlie has acquired knowledge about different types of training. She loves working with all levels of athletes on strength, conditioning, and the overall wellness of their lives. Ashlie is always seeking to grow as a coach and an athlete. She continues to grow her knowledge through different certifications, seminars, and her schooling. Ashlie is attending Sinclair Community College working to become a physical therapist assistant. Outside of coaching, Ashlie loves spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and achieving her fitness goals. Not only is she a CrossFit athlete, she is also a women’s physique competitor.

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“Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.”

Tina Durkin has been has been competing in the fitness world for over 10 years and is a top ranked IFBB Fitness Pro Athlete. She served 13 years in the Air Force Reserves and is a military dependent. In 2009, she started doing CrossFit to help her prepare for her competitions. In January 2010, she acquired her CrossFit Level 1 Certification and then continued on to get her CrossFit Level 2 Certification.

In high school, she was a cheerleader, ran track, and played softball. She received her BS in Business Management from Wright State in Dayton, Ohio where she also was a NCAA college cheerleader and played intramural volleyball.

Fitness is a way of life for Tina. She loves coaching and continues her  to better herself by attending a new certifications or seminars. Along with her CrossFit certifications, she is  a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Fitness Instructor, Zumba Instructor, Master Trainer for both P90X and Insanity LIVE. With her vast knowledge and experience, she makes a wonderful addition to Centerville CrossFit team.

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“You get out what you put in, so always give 110%!”

 

 

 

Ben Brown grew up in the suburbs of Seattle, Washington where he excelled as a high school athlete in three different sports (Football, Basketball, and Baseball). He also studied and trained Olympic lifting under former US Olympic Coach John Thrush. Ben’s hard work in both the weight room and football led to All-State Offensive Linemen honors and League MVP honors.

He then continued his athletic career playing football at the United States Air Force Academy, where he was a part of the most winning class in school history. Following graduation, Ben was commissioned in the United States Air Force.

While serving at Langley Air Force Base, Ben got his first taste of CrossFit when he was tricked into doing “FRAN”.  He immediately fell in love and shortly thereafter, gained his Level 1 CrossFit certification. After his certification, Ben then went on to help established a military CrossFit affiliate and served as a Head Coach at Langley Air Force Base.

Ben regularly competes in CrossFit and trains with the Centerville CrossFit Regional Team. When he is not competing or coaching, you will find him enjoying multiple outdoor sports. He has a passion for helping people improve their lives through fitness. Ben is extremely excited to work with all levels of athletes and hopes to bring energy and positivity to every training session.