- CrossFit Level 1 Coach
- USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
- OPT CCP Exercise Physiology: Assessment with James Fitzgerald
- OPT CCP Exercise Physiology: Program Design with James Fitzgerald
Brittany Kopp – Co-Owner
I found Crossfit in the late summer of 2010, after retiring from 18 years of gymnastics (4 years competing NCAA Division I). My first Crossfit workout made my lungs burn so bad, a feeling that brought back so many exciting memories from my strength & conditioning days on the Kent State gymnastics team. It was that awesome feeling of getting your butt kicked so hard that you have nothing left, but knowing that you did everything possible to make yourself better. I train every day for that feeling. Then the community and competitive atmosphere just make it that much more enjoyable. I was lucky enough to compete at the Central East Regionals as an individual in 2011, on a team in 2012, and then as an individual again in 2013 and 2014. Through the years, I have learned so much about proper training, nutrition, recovery, and how to be a Crossfit competitor. I’ve been a part of Calibrated Crossfit since 2011, and Arjuna Smith has been my guiding light for all of the knowledge that I’ve accumulated. While I currently have a full time commitment as a Neuroscience PhD Candidate at the University of Cincinnati, I spend just about all of my free time at the gym. I absolutely love the community Arjuna and I have built at Calibrated, it makes training and coaching there the best part of my day.
-4 year letter winner for competing NCAA Division I for Kent State University as a beam and vault specialist
-Kent gymnastics strength and conditioning award, senior year
-6 years experience coaching gymnastics
-Level 1 Crossfit Trainer
-4-time Regional Qualifier as an individual (2011,2012,2013, 2014)
Zach found CrossFit while serving 4 years in the United States Marine Corps (Honorable discharge, Good Conduct Medal, awarded meritoriously for service abroad). Since getting out of the military, Zack has trained athletes of all capacities. He focuses on leading by example and believes the mental/emotional aspect of CrossFit is what has the most impact on his athletes.
- Certified Personal Trainer (ISSA)
- Certified Exercise Therapist (ISSA)
- Certified Fitness Nutritionist (ISSA)
- Olympic Weightlifting Coach
I have lived an active lifestyle my whole life. I grew up in the Chicago area playing organized football, basketball, and baseball as well as many other random physical activities around the city. Even though I played multiple sports growing up, I was always known as “the skinny guy.” Going into college, I was a whopping 6’4, 175lbs. Trying to shed this “skinny guy” designation, I started going to the gym, doing the conventional upper body and core days, but the terms Olympic Lifts, Muscle ups, Fran, etc. were a foreign language. I quickly gained 30+ lbs, but it was all in my upper body and I definitely wouldn’t have considered myself strong, in-shape, or healthy.
Once graduating from Ohio, I moved to Cincinnati to start my first career. My first day in the office, I was first introduced to Crossfit. A coworker of mine mentioned that he had started Crossfit recently and had not only seen immediate physical improvements, but was having fun too! That day after work, I drove to the closet Crossfit gym and joined in on this “fun.” After a few months of “fun,” I decided that I wanted to take Crossfit more seriously, and that involved finding a gym where I had the potential to grow into a premier Crossfit competitor. Luckily, at the same time, another coworker was shopping around for a Crossfit gym, and asked me to accompany him to Calibrated Crossfit for a free WOD. After talking with Arjuna for just a few minutes and discussing his competition programming, I knew Calibrated was the real deal.
So, in August 2013, I started my official Crossfit journey at my new gym, Calibrated Crossfit. I wasn’t easy at first, especially since I had never done a squat snatch, muscle up, thruster, kipping pull-up and many other movements. With the help of the coaching at Calibrated, I was able to snatch 200+ lbs, string multiple, muscle ups together, and get a sub 3 minute Fran time in just my first few months!
After competing in the 2014 Crossfit Open, I knew that in order to crack the top 48 in 2015, I would not only need to work my butt off in the offseason, but I would also need to obtain some sort of training in the Crossfit movements (since a year ago I had never heard of half of them). Deciding to take the Crossfit Level One certification not only gave me the knowledge to improve myself as an athlete, but it has also allowed me to discover a new passion, coaching. There is no better feeling than coaching someone to their first pull-up, or cheering someone on through a grueling metcon! I am excited to join the Calibrated team and am looking forward to helping our athletes achieve all of their health and fitness goals!
Level 1 CrossFit Trainer
I began CrossFit over five years ago, was incredibly weak and out of shape. If someone would have asked me five years ago if I’d ever be able to put 200 lbs over my head, I would have laughed. Having worked with some of the best CrossFit, Kettlebell and Olympic lifting coaches has helped me achieve tremendous gains in overall strength and fitness. I’m currently a third year medical student and former paramedic, so I really value the functionality and mobility that CrossFit has to offer. Being an osteopathic student I am really big on injury prevention and overall nutrition, fitness and health. If you want to do CrossFit right, Calibrated is the place to be. Having moved around I have worked out at five different gyms, and have seen the biggest improvements while here at Calibrated CrossFit.
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
I was introduced to CrossFit at the age of fourteen. In the beginning, I only started CrossFit to improve my high school wrestling, but it wasn’t long until I realized how much I enjoyed the sport of fitness and the community CrossFit offers. After being trained and pushed by some of the best coaches, I decided I wanted to get more involved in the aspect of teaching and helping others at Calibrated CrossFit.
Level 1 CrossFit Trainer
I found CrossFit through my cousin Lucas back in June of 2008 and it has become a huge part of my life since then. After being active in many sports growing-up, I found myself overweight and out of shape due to a sedentary office job and lack of exercising so I decided to do something about it. The first five months we would work out at a local globo gym because there were no boxes open in the tri-state area yet. By October 2008 he had opened his own box and I became a trainer and an avid CrossFitter myself. For me, it was love at first WOD. Growing up as a competitive track & field athlete I was never interested in weight lifting, because I always thought that lifting weights would make me really big and inflexible. After 6 years of doing CrossFit I can say that I was completely wrong! I now understand the importance of strength and conditioning for any sport and how important lifting weights is. For me, CrossFit is not only the sport I practice, but my new lifestyle. I believe that through CrossFit we are able to help athletes and non athlete achieve their fitness goals. CrossFit is truly for anyone who is willing to try it. I love my Calibrated family and without a doubt I can say that Calibrated is the place to be if you want to be the best!
-CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
3rd Place- 2014 CF The Tracks Benchmark Challenge
1st Place – 2014 Triumph Games Master Challenge
1st Place- 2013 Barbells & Bacon Competition
3rd Place- 2013 Fight in Ft. Wright Team Competition
1st Place – 2013 Splash & Dash Team Competition
3rd Place – 2012 Friendship CF Fall Masters Challenge
2nd Place- 2012 CF Covington Team WOD Challenge
2011 CF Games Central East Regional Competitor-Team
2010 CF Games Midwest Sectional Competitor
2009 CF Games Midwest Qualifier Competitor
Puerto Rico High School/Junior National Track & Field Athlete (800m, 1500m & 3000m with Steeplechase)
Constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensity – the definition of CrossFit. I first heard those words in my late thirties when I was introduced to CrossFit in Seattle, WA. Unfortunately for me, I did not truly appreciate and apply those words until my forties when I started training at Calibrated CrossFit in June of 2013. I can say from personal experience that the CrossFit method works! It is a holistic scalable approach to fitness that trains the body in a systematic integrated fashion which produces tangible results. My fitness goals have changed as I enter my mid forties. I am no longer as concerned with the same strength and power numbers that preoccupied me in my twenties and thirties. My focus now is to maintain my strength and mobility so I can participate in all the activities I enjoy with my family. I look forward to leveraging the scalability of CrossFit with all athletes across all fitness levels to achieve their fitness goals.
“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”
Level 1 CrossFit Trainer
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