Our Trainers

Jake Fields »

Coach, Owner

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Course

Jake Fields

Coach, Owner

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2009

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

As an ex-athlete I like to be in shape and be competitive.

Why did you become a trainer?

I wanted to show people that getting and staying healthy can be fun.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Snatch

What is your favorite cheat food?

Greek Yogurt

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Iron Man because I liked him in Star Wars

Carissa Fields »

Coach, Owner

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Course
  • Olympic Lifting

Carissa Fields

Coach, Owner

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2010

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

Nothing delivers faster results and the community aspect is like no other.

Why did you become a trainer?

I became a trainer at CrossFit Devotion because I enjoying seeing clients reach new personal goals. As adults, we have so many day to day stresses working against us, it’s so rewarding to be apart of something that will help lift you up and make you feel good about yourself, regardless of where you are on your fitness journey.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Oh for sure Thrusters!!! They are my favorite!! They make me smile

What is your favorite cheat food?

For sure cookies, and I’m not prejudice I love them all

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

JoAnna Gaines, she is a decorators dream and she can decorate homes and still take amazing care of her family.

Jemi Ford »

Manager/Coach

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Kids

Jemi Ford

Manager/Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2001

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I was looking for a fun and sustainable way to be healthy.

Why did you become a trainer?

As an educator by trade, teaching others the amazing things I’ve learned in my own fitness journey was a natural transition. I really enjoy working with people and seeing them transform through CrossFit.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Double Unders and DeadLifts

What is your favorite cheat food?

Beer and Chocolate- but not together. 😉

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Iron Man- love the sass and humor.

Evelyn “Nicki” Bruce

Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

Why did you become a trainer?

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

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What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1

Todd Stone

Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2012

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I got into CrossFit after finishing my senior year of lacrosse in college. I was looking for a way to mix up my training and start enjoying it again.

Why did you become a trainer?

I became a trainer because I wanted to help people get and stay healthy before they got injured and sick. I was interning in physical therapy clinics and continuously thought that if we could get people active and teach them to move better, we would have a much higher quality of life.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Squats of any kind

What is your favorite cheat food?

Top Pot Donuts

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

All about them Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They make an awesome team.

Crystal Olmsted

Coach

What year did you start Crossfitting?

June of 2014

Why did you get into Fitness (and CrossFit)?

I’ve always had been active in my life, but after having babies I was out of shape and I wanted to take control of my health. I was actively working out when I signed my husband up for CrossFit and he lost 30-40lbs in just 4 months and he was strong. The fittest I’ve ever seen him and he wouldn’t stop talking about CrossFit. I just had to try it!

Why did you become a trainer?

I wanted to have a larger knowledge of fitness and nutrition. What better way to understand a skill than to teach it!

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

I LOVE squat cleans!!!!

What is your favorite cheat food?

Churros all the way!!!

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Thor! Umm…. 😉

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1

Ashley Coleman

Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2013

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I was always active growing up and specifically involved in dance for over 15 years. Once I finished college I was looking for something to get back into shape that would challenge me and push me to be better. One class at CFD and I fell in love with the sport.

Why did you become a trainer?

I love working with people and helping people reach their goals!

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Squat Clean and Thruster

What is your favorite cheat food?

Gyro

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Wonder Woman

Erin Pugmire

Coach

What year did you start Crossfitting?

I started Crossfitting in 2012

Why did you get into Fitness (and CrossFit)?

I had finished having my kids and couldn’t claim baby weight anymore! I started running and pushing my baby in her stroller. Then I tried CrossFit as a recommendation from one of my patients. I haven’t stopped since the first day I started….

Why did you become a trainer?

I am a teacher by nature. I can watch a task and break it down into steps that are easy to follow. I absolutely love seeing someone change their lives by following a healthier lifestyle and that keeps me going!

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

My favorite CrossFit movements are Double unders and squat cleans.

What is your favorite cheat food?

Chocolate chip cookies

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Wonder Woman. She is strong physically, has strong familial ties, has some wicked tools to help her. She is a role model for all women to aspire to be like as examples for our little girls!

Rebecca (Rebe) Claunch

Coach

What year did you start Crossfitting?

2008

Why did you get into Fitness (and CrossFit)?

I got into Fitness after being a CrossFit athlete for nearly 3 years. I felt a connection to people. I enjoyed helping them understand movements, and helping them move better.

Why did you become a trainer?

 

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

I love the Clean, power or squat, it’s just fun 🙂 and Handstand Walks, even though I still struggle with them.

What is your favorite cheat food?

TATER TOTS – extra crispy and baked with garlic salt

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Wonder Woman- she is just bad @$$

Qualifications:

  • OPEX Level 1

Nate Pecota

Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2015

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I wanted a challenge and a different way to get fit other than being a 24 hour fitness gym rat.

Why did you become a trainer?

I grew up most of my childhood/teen years being the fat kid and being made fun of for it. I ended up losing weight and getting healthy through trial and error and my own research. I want to help those who can’t see or don’t know a way out of their unhealthy lifestyle.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Deadlift, without question.

What is your favorite cheat food?

A whole pepperoni pizza and a pint of either Ben and Jerry’s or peanut butter and chocolate ice cream.

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Deadpool, he’s hilarious, inappropriate and still gets shit done.

Courtney Strugeon »

Nutrition Coach

Courtney Strugeon

Nutrition Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2012

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I started working out after I gained the typical freshman 15-20 lbs in college and my dad called me free willy at the pool that summer. But I found that I really enjoyed it and kept going because of how amazing I felt. Fast forward, I joined a CrossFit gym 2-3 months after my husband joined one. We were bored with 24 Hour Fitness and a friend told us we had to try it. Hooked from day 1, and still love it just as much if not more.

Why did you become a trainer?

I became a nutrition coach because health is a passion for me. I love learning about nutrition and sharing my knowledge with others.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Don’t make me choose, just give a nasty 30-40 chipper and put whatever movements you want in there.

What is your favorite cheat food?

Double stuffed Oreo cookies

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Emmet from Lego Movie, just a goofy dude who never gave up

Kari Gordon

Coach

What year did you start Crossfitting?

2008

Why did you get into Fitness (and CrossFit)?

I love working out!

Why did you become a trainer?

To help people create life long health.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

clean

What is your favorite cheat food?

whiskey

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

wolverine- he has amazing hair and he’s not too bad on the eyes

Jared Stilwill

Coach

What year did you start Crossfitting?

2014

Why did you get into Fitness (and CrossFit)?

I got into fitness in high school so I could stay in shape to paintball. After I stopped playing paintball in 2013 I was board until I found CrossFit in 2014.

Why did you become a trainer?

After retiring from my professional paintball career, I stopped working out as hard and soon fell out of shape. My trips to LA Fitness became inconsistent. At best, I was showing up 2-3 times a week. My globo gym routine got boring especially since I wasn’t training for anything in particular.

I think that’s why so many people fall out of shape and then stay there. They just don’t have anything active to do any more or any reason why they would want to put in the effort to be fit. I became a CrossFit trainer because I want to bring CrossFit to as many people as possible and give them a reason to train or at least show them a training style that is really fun, one that will keep them active.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Muscle ups and snatches

What is your favorite cheat food?

All of them

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Goku from Drangonballz – he never gives up and always win. Plus he loves to train and eat. 🙂