Fitness Manager, Head CrossFit Coach
Greg has had a love of sports and training since childhood. He began with football but over time his interests expanded to include everything from power lifting and cycling to sprint triathlons and longer distance events (a couple Half Ironmans completed.) Greg holds both a B.S and an M.S. in Exercise Science and is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). With 20 years of personal training and 12 years of teaching under his belt, Greg has had the opportunity to observe plenty of exercise and fitness routines and trends…and still, he’s never seen anything that compares to CrossFit.
“Once I started learning about CrossFit’s approach to training I was hooked. It’s well-rounded, intense and offers a broad range of challenges guaranteed to keep people interested, excited and seeing serious results…the kind of results I promise you cannot be achieved by being a slave to the treadmill and weight machines alone.”
A certified CrossFit Level One coach, Greg also holds CrossFit certifications in Olympic Lifting and Mobility. He’ll do all he can to help you reach your goals and provide you with the support, knowledge and focus to achieve your fitness goals. He promises that with CrossFit, boredom is an impossibility. Do it!
Wellness Center Instruction & Crossfit Coach
After a successful career with the world’s largest management consulting firm (and then as an entrepreneur himself), Jay and his family settled in Boone in 2008 where he has played many roles with the Wellness Center team: member, volunteer and instructor among them. He has learned (the hard way) how challenging but important it is to integrate work and fitness. After years of prioritizing work and other activities over fitness, Jay found himself overweight, out-of-shape and unhealthy. Six years ago he made a commitment to rearranging these priorities with overall health and wellness at the top. Enter Crossfit. Jay has developed a great appreciation for CrossFit because of how it addresses the needs most of us have: well-rounded fitness, orthopedic durability, functional work capacity, overcoming the limitations of injuries and improving athletic performance.
Jay enjoys coaching and encouraging others and is glad to be part of the team bringing CrossFit to the High Country through ARHS. In addition to completing his certification as a CrossFit Level 1 Coach, Jay is a member of the NSCA and has received further CrossFit certifications in Kettlebell Instruction, Movement & Mobility and Olympic Weightlifting.
Last year, Sarah completed her Crossfit Level 1 Certification. As a trainer, she is especially motivated by helping athletes learn new skills and building community. Sarah also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Global Health. She has 20 years of global health experience living and working in 17 developing countries, primarily in Africa and Asia. She focuses primarily in the area of social and behavior change, which is also a key component of Crossfit. She and her husband, James, have 3 children – Noah (10), Grace (8) and Levi (3).
Tiffany Norman is a graduate from Greensboro College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. She holds certifications in American College of Sports Medicine – Certified Personal Training (ACSM-CPT), Spin and received her certificate as Crossfit Level 1 Coach. She has been working in the fitness industry since 2006 and joined the Wellness Center in 2009. Her experience includes working with high school and collegiate athletes, specifically volleyball, Thrive program, specifically cancer wellness and cardiovascular health and elderly population. One of her greatest achievements is being part of getting the Thrive Cancer cohort started and seeing the success of that program and their survivors.
When she’s not training or coaching, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids, weightlifting, sewing and crafting
Joe Taylor BS, CF-L1
Joe was first exposed to CrossFit when he saw the CrossFit Games being aired on ESPN in 2016. He decided he wanted to give it a try in 2017 after stepping away from his college baseball career and he has been hooked ever since. He had little to no experience with CrossFit but needed a way to stay active and fuel his competitive nature. He loved learning and working hard at mastering new skills and the variation that the CrossFit methodology offers. After a year and a half of doing CrossFit, he completed his CrossFit Level 1 Course in September of 2018. He has background experience with coaching youth and high school baseball and hockey, the two sports he grew up playing in Minnesota.