OUR TEAM

We provide an individualized experience in a group fitness setting. We believe in equipping and sending leaders, never settling for industry standard. We only hire the best and continuously invest in the education and development of our staff. As constant learners, we strive for excellence in all things, and we believe our coaches are the most crucial means to having the best client experience possible.  Our standard is excellence: professional, inclusive, and effective. These are the best coaches around.  Come try us out and see for yourself!

Manager/Head Coach

Head Coach/Manager

Bachelor of Interpersonal and Organizational Communication/Bachelor of Religious Studies, UNC; CrossFit Level 2; USAW-Sport Performance Coach Level 1

Dalton

dalton@UnitedFitnessCrossFit.com

While fitness and weight training were always part of Dalton’s life, CrossFit has become his passion. Almost six years into his CrossFit training, he continues to love the intensity, opportunity, and the variance of skills athletes can work hard to master in each workout. With a focus on discipline and technique, he helps our athletes realize their potential by doing “the thing that may not even seem possible now.” His motto: “Pay the man. Excuses are lies. Hard work pays off. Discipline equals freedom.” 

Formerly a cheerleader in college, Dalton maintains that he still holds onto a pretty mean toe-touch. He’s happy to demonstrate anytime. 

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Assistant Head Coach: Facilities, Inventory, and Programming

BS - Exercise Science: Concentration in Business Administration, Campbell University, CrossFit Level 1

Casey

casey@UnitedFitnessCrossFit.com

Casey earned a BS in Exercise Science and coaches with the motto, “Stay in your lane!” With a heart to help athletes fight unhealthy comparison, but to spur one another on towards their fitness goals, Casey loves functional fitness and translating what she’s learning and coaching in the gym into improving her everyday life and the lives of our athletes. She consistently helps athletes strive towards a healthier lifestyle with a positive attitude, a wide smile, and stellar coaching. 

She is an accomplished weekend bruncher at her favorite local spot: “About every other weekend, I get a takeout order (one blueberry pancake and a side of turkey sausage or bacon”, wants her grandkids to look at her and say, “Grandma, SLOW DOWN”, and loves how competition breeds a culture that pushes everyone a little harder and makes them stronger.

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Coach: Wellness & Nutrition

BS Hospitality Management, A.C.E. Personal Trainer, A.C.E. Health Coach, CrossFit Level 1

Michele

michele@UnitedFitnessCrossFit.com

With a background in personal training, Michelle helps our athletes discover that heath and fitness isn’t a one-size-fits-all venture, but encourages each individual to discover and fight for an overall healthier lifestyle. She regularly emphasizes the importance of community: “It’s hard for anyone to find motivation day-to-day to work out and push yourself. That’s where a community steps in.” Michelle provides the essential accountability, support, and a passion for nutrition needed to propel our athletes to their full potential and the highest levels of fitness. 

As the oldest of six children and oldest of twenty-eight grandchildren, it’s no wonder Michelle excels in leading our community well.

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Coach

Exercise & Sports Science, UNC

Caitlin 

Growing up in an active family that pursued a variety of sports and physical activities, Caitlin’s love for fitness started at a young age and has grown into a passion for CrossFit. “Because of my active family, I learned at a young age how to do really uncomfortable things for a long period of time. CrossFit is a perfect combination of all of the things I loved about working out – constantly varied functional fitness.” With more energy and positivity than anyone we know, her motto is, “Long obedience in the same direction.” She consistently encourages our athletes to press through failure, learn from it, laugh about it, and continue to press on as they pursue their goals. 

 

There aren’t many challenges Caitlin isn’t willing to take on – backpacking, cross country, flag football, lettering in three varsity sports, and carrying in all of the groceries in one trip. And you’ll find her laughing through all of it.

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Coach

AA in Fashion Marketing & Management, Art Institute of Charlotte; CrossFit L2; CrossFit Endurance Certificate

Sarah

After breaking her neck in 2007, Sarah began using CrossFit as a means of rehabilitation. Because of the various movements CrossFit offers, she as able to challenge her body in a different way each day and shortly after, began interning and coaching at her local gym. Now an experienced Level 2 coach, Sarah continues to challenge our athletes to have the same resolve and commitment she needed to recover from her injury. She is a master at scaling workouts for any member – no matter what their physical challenges are and encourages everyone to overcome their weaknesses: “All the adaptive athletes out there inspire me the most. They still show up and put in the effort every day.”

Sarah is a champion of community, having met some of her best friends through CrossFit, is a constant encourager and she loves to dip her green beans in ketchup.

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Instructor: Yoga & Mobility

BS - Psychology, UNC; Registered Yoga TeacherYT - 200hr

JENNY

Jenny found a love for yoga while trying out a prenatal yoga DVD and has been a regular on her mat ever since. "The physical and mental benefits of yoga have made a huge difference in my life, and I really believe in an approachable yoga practice where you come to your mat exactly as you are, without needing to change a thing."  Jenny's passion for spreading accessible yoga led her to pursue yoga teacher training, studying the Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin styles of yoga. "I want to break down the myth that yoga is only for 'flexible' people. Yoga has benefits for everyone, from the athlete with perpetually tight hips and hamstrings to the dancer that can drop right into the splits. Yoga really is for everybody and I want my classes to reflect that." 

You will find her classes to be a great mixture of challenging and relaxing yoga sequences, humor and a killer playlist (Yoga to the Hamilton soundtrack anyone?)

 

Meet the Founders

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Founder:

Operations

Bachelor of Music Education, Florida State University; CrossFit Level1

Rachel

rachel@UnitedFitnessCrossFit.com

Rachel is a wife, mother, vegetable lover and now business owner at United Fitness.  With a background in music, experience in cooking, and three small kids, Rachel's current career is an unexpected joy. "I can't believe I get to help people for a career." She had always had a passion for health and seeing others get well, but this passion was galvanized a few years ago when she found CrossFit. Frustrated with a half-hearted attempt at finding what would work for her fitness goals, she learned that strength training and metabolic conditioning were essential to development as an athlete and as a fully-functioning human being. She wanted to understand why her instinct told her that health was more than simply losing body fat.

As with everything, a constant learner, Rachel passionately pursues ways to constantly improve personally and professionally. "The more I know, the more I see how much I don't know.

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Founder:

Business Finance

Bachelor of International Economics, Georgetown University; CrossFit Level 1

AndrÉ

andre@UnitedFitnessCrossFit.com

André Mann is a multilingual entrepreneur and international business manager with 18 years of business experience in Latin America and Asia. In 2011, he co-developed Sovereign’s Capital, a private equity fund that invests in Kingdom businesses. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1992 with a degree in international economics from the School of Foreign Service. André began his career at Procter & Gamble in Puerto Rico and Mexico and then transferred to Citibank Mexico, where he was the director of core banking over all consumer banking products. In 2002, André moved to Uzbekistan and then Afghanistan, where he started several businesses, including an adventure travel company, a small manufacturing company, a consulting company, and a media production company. From 2015-2017 he was the director of European Operations at Diversified Conveyors, Inc.    He is currently the Director of the Center of Work and Mission, an elder at Summit Church, HOPE International Board Secretary, a Member of the Board of JusticeMatters, and co-owner of United Fitness CrossFit.