I began my CrossFit journey in 2012. I became a Certified Level 1 CrossFit trainer in March of 2015. I am also certified in Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries since 2013. I played college football at Northeastern State University for three years while perusing my degree in Secondary Education. Coaching is my passion and I am lucky enough to do it for a living. In addition to being a trainer at 918, I teach history and serve as the varsity football defensive coordinator, head varsity wrestling coach, as well as strength and conditioning coach at Memorial High School. When working with athletes, my approach is simple. Whether you are a beginner, experienced, or an athlete looking to improve your performance, I start where you are and develop a plan to reach your personal goals.
Justin discovered CrossFit in 2012. His experience in the US Marine Corps as an instructor of the Military Martial Arts Program made a perfect match for CrossFit. His love for competitive sports led him to cycling and endurance training. He has coached several marathon and half marathon programs locally. Justin has paced the 4:15 Route 66 marathon group, completed 5 marathons, over 15 half marathons, a sprint triathlon and two duathlons. His passion or learning and sharing knowledge has has led him to become a better coach and athlete. Justin receives his CrossFit Level 1 certification in August 2012 and is an integral part of 918 CrossFit Endurance.
Laura began her CrossFit journey in January 2012 with 918 CrossFit. As a Registered Nurse, her continued passion for health and wellness is a perfect match for CrossFit. She began her running pursuit in 2006 on her own then soon realized her need for running with a group. She has completed 3 marathons, many half marathons and countless 5-10K runs. She has also coached several 5K training programs through Fleet Feet of Tulsa. She is CrossFit Endurance Certified and has begun been a huge asset in implementing and coaching the 918 CrossFit Endurance program.
In 2012, Kendra received her Bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Science from the University of Oklahoma. In May 2015, she graduated from Texas Tech University with a Masters in Kinesiology. Kendra has presented several abstracts at conferences and published studies in notably recognized Scientific Journals on neuromuscular fatigue, function, and adaptations. Kendra’s studies have also appeared in Breaking Muscle and on numerous CrossFit/Fitness web pages.
Kendra is passionate about coaching and teaching others to be the best version of themselves. For eight years, Kendra has worked in the fitness industry as a strength and conditioning coach for athletes of various ages. After her collegiate softball career ended, Kendra was searching for something to fulfill the need and desire to compete and in 2013, she found that in the sport of CrossFit. Since that time, Kendra has competed in several CrossFit competitions and events within the State of Oklahoma and Texas. Outside of the gym, Kendra loves to travel, snowboard, wake surf, and playing other sports such as basketball, softball, football, and golf.
Emily began her CrossFit journey in 2009. Her love for competitive sports and camaraderie is what drew her to the sport. She currently holds a Level 1 CrossFit Certification, CrossFit Mobility Certification, and CrossFit Kids Certification, in addition to her Yoga and Group Fitness certificates. Emily has been guiding people along their path for health and wellness for 7 years, teaching Yoga, Pilates, and Boot Camps in the Tulsa area. She believes in potential, no matter what your current fitness level.
Alton began her CrossFit journey in 2009. Her background as a high school and collegiate athlete and her competitive nature made CrossFit a perfect fit. She holds a Level 1 CrossFit Certification. Alton has been coaching and educating people and adolescents about the benefits of being more active and healthy for many years. She is currently a middle school volleyball coach and has coached several 5K training programs through Fleet Feet of Tulsa as well as coordinated the CrossFit fitness/wellness program for her employer. Alton has been a member of the 918 CrossFit family since it opened in April 2011. Alton is also CrossFit Endurance certified and has been integral in implementing the 918 CrossFit Endurance program.