Our Amazing
Trainers

 

Our goal at CrossFit Crave is to provide our members with the best coaching and programming we can. In true CrossFit fashion our programming is broad, varied and inclusive. Our trainers help you build the strength and confidence to be, not only a great athlete, but a better person.

 
 
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Debbie Wagner

Specializations
Strength Training
Functional Training
LIFE class

Coordinator Mastermind/CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer

Debbie began CrossFit as a way to live a healthy life. Growing up in Celina, she had no background with sports or physical fitness prior to high school.  In order to maintain the lifestyle she desires for her and her family she understood the importance of living her best healthy life. Once she walked to the door and experienced her first class in June of 2012, she quickly became hooked. One of her greatest joys of CrossFit is being able to push athletes out of their comfort zone whether it’s walking through the door or lifting more than they did the day before. Her biggest goal in coaching is showing her athletes their potential. Growing them into the person God created them to be. 

Debbie is a former special education teacher now turned Mary Kay Independent Sales Director. She and her husband, Eric have 3 kids, Grant, Noah and Bella.

 

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Tyler Thithoff

Specializations
Strength Training
Functional Fitness

CrossFit Level 2 Certified Trainer

CrossFit has changed Tyler's life completely. In high school, Tyler ran Cross Country and Track. For him running was the only sport he had any interest in. After about a month of his stepfather, Matt, coming home from this place called CrossFit Crave did Tyler finally decide to try it out. Tyler started in May of 2011. At first he wasn't sure if it was for him. Every time he stepped in the door and seen there was a bar movement, he got disappointed. After two weeks, Tyler was hooked.

Sophomore year Tyler was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. After four years of medications working then wearing off, Tyler his family and GI doctor decided to have surgery. On March 11, 2013 he had his entire large intestine and part of his small intestine removed. After surgery Tyler had an iliostomy bag. This did not stop him from doing CrossFit. Nine months later on December 11, 2013 Tyler had the bag removed. Since then he has had zero pain and is hitting big PR's.

CrossFit for Tyler is about more than just working out. CrossFit is about building a community. Tyler received his Level 1 Cert in March of 2014, and was one of the greatest accomplishments he has made thus far. He loves educating and encouraging people to do their best so he jumped on board and received his Level 2 cert in March of 2019. Tyler can honestly say that stepping into CrossFit Crave was the best thing he could have done. Without CrossFit, Tyler wouldn't be as strong physically or mentally as he is now, and would not have been able to meet the amazing people that he has at Crave.

 
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Justin Kahlig

Specializations
Strength Training

CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer

Why did Justin originally join CrossFit? Because of his job.

Justin is employed at UPS which takes on a whole new level of keeping your body in shape and healthy. He knew if he wanted to last at UPS, he needed to be in shape. At the time, he also knew he didn’t want to join a fitness center. He wanted something new. Something to set goals with, strive towards and work hard on top of being a fun and competitive atmosphere. On Feb 24th, 2015 he walked into the doors of CrossFit Crave and never turned back.

Justin is known here at Crave for his deep passion for helping others become the best self they can be. In 2018, Crave held a 3 o’clock youth class and Justin shined. His positive attitude and impact not only kept the Crave family cheering but the kids continued to come back for more!

Justin likes long walks on the beach, keeping those abs chiseled from granite healthy and has a thrill for driving big semi trucks across country.

 

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Dane Dwenger

Specializations
Functional Training

CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer

At 32 years old, Dane has been doing CrossFit for the last 7 years. He decided to get his Level 1 at a time he wanted to learn more about the modality of CrossFit.

Dane is known to help realize what potential each one of our athletes really have. The best part of coaching for Dane? Getting people to do things they didn’t think they were capable of actually doing. he’s quite the supportive guy to say the least.

Him and his wife, Jamie, have 2 sons, Jaxsyn (9) and Jameson (1). They stay busy and on their toes with 2 amazing little boys.

Dane is a full time firefighter/paramedic at the Celina Fire Department. He credits CrossFit as a way to keep him ready for what comes at him any day on the job and in life, in general.


Shirley Gross

Specializations
Strength Training

CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer

Shirley grew up in Coldwater, have lived and worked in Celina for 24 years. She has an Associate degree in Business Management, Bachelors degree in Organizational Management AND currently pursuing Master Degree at Wright State University.

This wonder woman decided to start CrossFit after her sister had being doing it for about a year and could see how she was benefitting.

Shirley decided to get her level one after she graduated with her bachelors degree and wanted to continue learning movements. It just seemed to be a good fit.

Shirley is dedicated and super motivated. She’s always helpful and even though she’s one of the newer coaches, she has the drive, experience and a wide range of strengths.

Barry Peel

Specializations
Strength Training
Functional Fitness
Nutrition

CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer

Barry has been with the CrossFit community since 2011. He stumbled into the functional fitness world while training for his first Tough Mudder obstacle course. Using his background in weightlifting, power lifting, and strongman, CrossFit became the perfect way to not only train for obstacle courses, but also for his semi-pro football career with the two time National Champion Lima Warriors. Already being "hooked" after his first CrossFit workout (a modified version of "Nasty Girls"), Barry began to notice changes in his appearance and an explosive increase in his strength and stamina.

"I was shedding body weight, but still packing just as much, if not more, 'punch' on the football field, as well as moving faster and more efficiently. My squat, clean, deadlift, presses, everything began to increase (up to 50 lbs in some cases). Plus it was awesome to begin working on things I always thought looked liked fun such as hand stands, rope climbs, and double-unders. I knew I had found not only a way to train for my activities, but also a complete lifestyle change!"

Barry uses his passion for learning/teaching and helping others in his full time career as a middle school science teacher at Parkway Middle School. He also has over ten years experience coaching for varsity football, middle school baseball, and training athletes of all ages. Barry first earned his Level 1 CrossFit trainer certificate in the spring of 2016 to combine his passions for coaching/teaching and a fitness liftestyle together to help others achieve their goals to lead a healthier life.


 

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Jamie Pierce

Specializations
Strength Training
Nutrition
Gymnasty

CrossFit Level 2 Certified Trainer

Jamie Pierce is a graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School where she accomplish six varsity letters for cheerleading, making her one of the first two to ever receive that honor. During her school career Jamie also participated in basketball, volleyball, and softball. Along with those skills, she has 15 years of dance and tumbling which lead her to try out for a spot on the Cincinnati Bengals Cheerleading squad. After the three cut process she achieved that goal.

Jamie then went on to use her skills and knowledge to coach competitive cheer and Varsity cheer coach for 6 years. She also taught multiple styles of dance at a local dance studio for 5 years. During that time she attended business classes at the Wright State Lake Campus.

She has been employed at Crown Equipment since 1999 and continues to further her career there. Longing to stay active and fit, Jamie decide to try a new life style. In May of 2011 she enrolled in CrossFit Crave’s Ramp-Up Classes and went on to receive her CrossFit Level 1 Trainers Certificate in April 2013. In March of 2018 Jamie became a CrossFit Level 2 Instructor. Jamie has great knowledge, experience, and passion for CrossFit.

 

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Bo Maus

Specializations
Strength Training

CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer

A little bit about Bo? Bo has three Boston terriers and a fiance, Kendra. Story ends. ;)

Bo was initially against CrossFit before he started a couple years ago (someone smart talked the sense into him). But, he eventually saw how much better he and others had become. The community of CrossFitters at Crave was another selling point for Bo.

Bo started coaching because he saw how coaches impacted not only himself but others in the community. He wanted to have that impact on people as well. And, soon enough Bo got his Level 1 and began coaching. He is known for his selflessness on helping others and picking up classes to coach when needed. His strength also is helping those who need modifications to movements during WODS. During class, Bo goes over and beyond explaining movements while fine tuning weak movements through skills work and exercise therapy. He pays attention to detail and constantly looks to improve himself, others and even the entire environment at the box.

Bo grew up in Spencerville, Ohio and coached football for 4 years. He enjoys golf and sporting events.


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Matt Shindeldecker

Specializations
Sports Conditioning
Gymnastics
Strength Training

Owner/CrossFit Level 2 Certified Trainer
USASF Certification

Matt Shindeldecker has been through a life changing transformation due in great part by CrossFit. As someone with a full schedule, an active family of 6, a job that often takes him away from home and a small business he thought he had all the excuses in the world to remain out of shape and unfit. After just a short time participating in the "Sport of Fitness" that is CrossFit he quickly realized that regardless of age, level of physical fitness, height, weight or coordination anyone can obtain their goals if they want to put forth the effort in making that goal happen. He is now driven by results, both his personal goals and the goals of others that walk through the door at CrossFit Crave. He loves to see the smile of one of our new athletes when they learn their first kipping pull-up as much as he enjoys the loud grunt of one of the experienced athletes as they PR on a heavy snatch.

Matt has been CrossFitting since March, 2011 and received his Level 1 CrossFit Certification in April 2012. He has been Certified in speed, flexibility, and compression band therapy by Coach Dick Hartzel founder of "JumpStrech". Matt coaches Football for Celina High School in which he also coordinates their off season strength and conditioning program. He and his wife Jen own and operate Celina Gym and Cheer where he holds a USASF Certification and coaches tumbling, partner stunting and competitive cheerleading.

Favorite Bible Verse: Luke 6:37 "Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

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Dylan Luth

Specializations
Functional Training
MarathonTraining
Nutrition

CrossFit Level 2 Certified Trainer

Like many Crossfitters before him, Dylan's introduction to the sport of fitness was a life changing event. Through his middle and high school years being in shape for a year-round soccer schedule was very much a priority. But like many young adults, transitioning from high school to college to the real world presented its challenges. Finding the ambition to study and work was hard enough let alone make time for fitness goals. Eventually other vices and playing music in dive bars became more of a priority than anything. One big wakeup call and a helluva bad year told him it was time for major change.

Dylan began his Crossfit career in May of 2011 by enrolling in the ramp-up course at Crossfit Crave. It's been all downhill from there. Within a week he knew he was hooked. The community feel kept him coming back and the rest is history. Dylan received his level 1 certificate in August of 2012, Level 2 cert in August 2017, and looks forward to diving headfirst into coaching. Dylan also holds a BS in Biological sciences from Wright State University and is a chemist at the Lima Refinery.

 

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Lora Daras

Specializations
CF Kids
Strength Training

CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer

Lora started CrossFit in March of 2014. She had always wanted to try it but claimed she was too intimidated. Her husband, Andy, decided to bring their children to one of Crave’s intro classes and told her when he got home he was going to start. Andy then said that Lora could easily do it too! She went and Lora was hooked and loved it from day 1…. ok, besides the med ball/burpee WOD she claims.

Lora loves the variety of workouts and the strength training, but most of all she’s proud of the community of people at CrossFit Crave.

Ms Lora has taken a huge hand in helping kids and teens at CrossFit Crave. Her dedication and passion to help kids (her inner teacher skills are amazingly nice in this situation), has brought so many people the joy of becoming healthy and the best person they can be.

 

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Eric Sutter

Specializations
Strength Training

CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer

Eric’s CrossFit journey started in March of 2017. After learning the basics, Eric put in extra time at the box to learn the more complex movements. He decided he wanted to help others with their health and fitness journey so he obtained his L1.

Eric’s talents exceeds as a coach, as he is also a welder/fabricator by trade. We all know these type of special trades people in the CrossFit world are handy and always an asset to the community.

With 2 kiddos and a very motivated CrossFit wife (their third child on the way), Eric has help to keep him in shape and on his toes.


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Alli Daras

Specializations
Strength Training
CrossFit Kids

CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer

Alli has been with CrossFit as an athlete now for 5 years, and has been coaching for 4 of those years. Her favorite CrossFit workout is Annie, and she loves to be in the gym pushing herself as well as other athletes!

Outside of the box, Alli is employed as a 6th Grade Teacher. in her spare time she loves to read and she enjoys hanging out with her friends and family. Since her whole family CrossFits, she usually doesn’t have travel far to see them on days.

The thing Alli loves most about Crave is that there is such a strong support system and sense of community for all of the Crave members and their families. There is really nothing else like it!

Alli has a strong skillset with CrossFit and always willing to learn more. She is also great with the younger crew at CrossFit Crave!


McKenzie Fishbaugh

Specializations
Strength Training

CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer

McKenzie’s fitness journey started at a very young age and has followed her throughout life. She was an all-star cheerleader, soccer player and a swimmer. While McKenzie was in college, she wanted to change the intensity of my fitness. She began her CrossFit athlete journey in 2016. While falling instantly fell in love with the sport, she joined the box’s competition team. She then traveled to several CrossFit box’s to compete. After graduating at Ball State, McKenzie moved back to St Henry and joined CrossFit Crave community.

CrossFit Crave has changed her outlook on CrossFit entirely. She gives credit to the Crave atmosphere that bring friendliness and encouragement to the mix of everything great. Even though McKenzie has had a few injuries setting her back, the Crave members pushed her even harder than before to get back on track and take full advantage of her strengths. This led her to taking the L1 CrossFit course.

McKenzie considers CrossFit as a stress relief, a sport and a friendly hangout. She is very passionate to teach other athletes something that she absolutely love to do! She’s such an asset and her positive attitude in the box is contagious.

Ashley Luth

Specializations
Sports Conditioning
Strength & Resistance Training
CF Kids

CrossFit Level 2 Certified Trainer

Ashley holds a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master's as an Intervention Specialist from Wright State University. She also has a license in Educational Administration from Bowling Green State University. She has practiced CrossFitting since September 2011 and became a certified Level 1 trainer in August 2012. Coaching is not something new to Ashley, as she coached softball and volleyball from the junior high to Varsity level for 8 years. The more she fell in love with the sport of CrossFit, the more she was interested in spreading her passion to those around her.

Throughout the years, Ashley had tried every mode of fitness. From running, to strength training, to group classes at the local YMCA. "I thought I was in shape. I worked out every day for an hour and ate a balanced diet. But I never felt strong and always looked more like a bean pole.

Ashley's life was in a bit of a tail spin when a friend introduced her to CrossFit. From the first day she stepped foot in Celina's Crave box, she never looked back. "It gave me an outlet. A place to push all of my worries aside and focus on myself and becoming a better person. I knew it was time to take control and build myself back up." She quickly fell in love with the movements, the programming, and the results. But most of all she fell in love with the people and the community. "I soon realized that the people at our box had so much to teach me. I learned the difference between motivation and inspiration. Staring at long time CrossFitters with their six packs and killer bis and tris is what motivated me to get to the box every day and nix processed foods. But then you also have the athletes who start out at over 300 pounds and are now running a mile without stopping. That's inspiration. What more could you ask for.

 

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Derek Gamertsfelder

Specializations
Olympic Lifting
Strength Training

CrossFit Level 2 Certified Trainer

Derek grew up always playing sports and being active. He was the kid that was always playing some kind of sport every season of the year, participating in Football, Wrestling and Track in high school. While at college, he played football. After college Derek remained active and continued to workout at the typical gyms in his area. After a few years and bored with the same old gym routine, he found CrossFit.

He remembers the day learning of CrossFit. It was a local 5k run; there was a woman after the race passing out flyers for a grand opening of a new gym in town. He was intrigued in something new; talking about things like programming, movements, etc was interesting to him. Derek held onto that flyer and was really interested in CrossFit. It took him 10 months after the grand opening to finally decide to give CrossFit a shot.

And ten begins the journey! “CrossFit has been one of the best things that I have had the opportunity to be a part of. At first, it was very humbling and it took a while for my ego to accept relearning a lot of things that I had learned throughout my athletic experience. Not only has CrossFit made me a physically better but it has made me a better person. After a few months I realized the most important part I was missing, and CrossFit provided, was the community atmosphere.” says Derek.

As an athlete CrossFit has taught Derek to push beyond the limits that he once had thought were unattainable. “As a trainer I feel as I am there to educate, encourage and motivate the athletes of CrossFit Crave to push further than they thought they could go. The greatest gratitude from training CrossFit has been seeing an athlete have that moment when everything you have been teaching finally clicks and you can see the exuberance on their face.”

Derek holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio Northern University. Derek is currently a mechanical engineer with Crown Equipment Corporation. Derek has been participating in CrossFit since May 2011 and received his CrossFit Level 1 Certification in August 2012.


Austin Haines

Specializations
Functional Training

CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer

Austin is a graduate of Celina High School (Class of 2017). He came from an athletic background playing soccer and swimming for 13 years.

“I love trying new activities and learning new sports, also a big fan of The Office…” says Austin.

He started CrossFit to become more fit and ended up with a great family. Austin took his Level 1 to further his knowledge and education about CrossFit as a whole so that he could help others better themselves physically and mentally. Austins strength is that he’s a fast learner, he’s not scared to take on new tasks and movement wise gymnastics was a strong suit for him.