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Alan Wissbroecker

Founder/ Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2007

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I’ve always been active. I thought it was cool when I joined the Army and I’d get paid to workout (it was a requirement to do PT). I competed nationally in Taekwondo, which led me into kettlebells. After training several years with kettlebells, I got into CrossFit. I no longer compete in Taekwondo, instead I do some CrossFit competitions to satisfy my competitive spirit.

Why did you become a trainer?

I’ve always loved helping people. I have worked for over 20 years in the occupational safety profession.

After many people saw changes that kettlebells had on me, they asked to join my workouts. That led to me getting certified in kettlebells, and then starting the gym.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Pull-ups and cleans.

What is your favorite cheat food?

Beer, pizza and any kind of Mexican!

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

The incredible hulk – he’s big and green.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Crossfit Level 2 Trainer
  • Brand X Professional Youth Coaching Certification
  • CrossFit Power Lifting
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Advanced Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • NASM-CPT
  • FMS
  • WKC Coach
  • RKC (2013 – 2015)
  • OPEX Assessment – Level 1
  • OPEX Program Design – Level 1
  • OPEX Life Coaching – Level 1
  • OPEX Nutrition – Level 1
  • OPEX Business Systems – Level 1

 

Renee Wissbroecker

Co-Founder/ Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2006

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

When I was 36 my son told me I couldn’t do CrossFit because I never worked out. (Essentially a couch potato!) I decided I had to 1) Prove him wrong and 2) set a better example for the rest of my kids. The first time I had that barbell overhead and someone said “Wow, you’re really strong!” I knew I was hooked for life! My husband introduced me to kettlebells and my CrossFit performance improved 100% so of course, I fell in love with that as well!

Why did you become a trainer?

I grudgingly subbed for my husband whenever he had to go out of town. Eventually I got comfortable and discovered I really liked coaching and helping people. Now it has become a passion to get women (especially “older” women like myself) to realize how many things they can do. That it is not to late to be strong and healthy!

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Snatches

What is your favorite cheat food?

Potato Chips or Margaritas if a drink counts!

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Wonder Woman. She was the first strong and gorgeous role model I was introduced to. Charlie’s Angels would be a close second! (Kick-ass women!)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Advanced Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • Original Strength
  • RKC
  • WKC Coach
  • Art of Strength Kettlebell Essentials
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1
  • OPEX Assessment – Level 1
  • OPEX Program Design – Level 1
  • OPEX Life Coaching – Level 1
  • OPEX Nutrition – Level 1

 

Travis Wissbroecker

Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2006

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I started CrossFit for my taekwondo training, our coach had just gotten certified and wanted our competition team to start to help cross train.

Why did you become a trainer?

I’ve always liked CrossFit and kettlebells and as I did them more and more I wanted to learn more and more about them. Eventually, I started teaching my own classes and like teaching just as much as doing it.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

pull ups

What is your favorite cheat food?

Cinnabon

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

If I had to pick a favorite superhero it would have to be Batman, because he doesn’t have any super powers and is just a person.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Powerlifting
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Advanced Weightlifting
  • WKC Coach
  • OPEX Assessment – Level 1
  • OPEX Program Design – Level 1
  • OPEX Life Coaching – Level 1
  • OPEX Nutrition – Level 1
  • OPEX Business Systems – Level 1
  • Taekwondo 4th Dan (4th degree black belt)

 

Lindsay Bury

Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2012

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I started at the gym before CrossFit was introduced. My husband and I married in winter 2012 and after everything was done I found myself coming home from work eating Hamburger Helper and sitting on the couch for hours which in turn made me lazy and out of shape. Our friends told my husband and I about Crow River CrossFit aka Core Fit N Motion, it was literally in walking distance from our old house. We thought, why not give it a chance! The moment we walked in, we loved it…I loved it! Fast forward to September 2012, I tried CrossFit for the first time and was addicted. The adrenaline rush as the coach is yelling 3-2-1 GO is like no other! CrossFit has brought back my passion for competition and the athlete side of me that I so long missed! Now my husband and I have date nights at the gym and take our 1 year old twins with us sometimes too!

Why did you become a trainer?

Ever since I started CrossFit, I knew I wanted to be a bigger part of our community at Crow River CrossFit. In February 2014, I decided to take the next step and get my CrossFit Level 1 Certification. I wanted to give back what CrossFit has given me, a new outlook on fitness, help make positive changes in someone’s health and wellness and to motivate and inspire others to reach their goals.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Pull-ups, I have never been able to do a pull-up, not even in grade school. It took a long time to achieve a kipping pull-up but once I did, it was the best feeling ever!

What is your favorite cheat food?

Pizza and Chips, not together though!

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Supergirl is my favorite Superhero because she is lean, muscular and feminine. Supergirl is known to be honest and a defender of the innocent. In CrossFit, it shows that woman can lift weights, and still be feminine at the same time as does Supergirl!

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

 

Lindsey Johnson

Coach

What year did you start CrossFit?

December, 2015

 

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I got into distance running, hiking and backpacking after college, but didn’t do anything else for several years. I have really enjoyed CrossFit for the results and benefits outside the gym (I’ve done so many things I never dreamed of doing before). Finding Crow River CrossFit saved my life and has increased my confidence, self-esteem, and general ability to take on life.

Before CrossFit, I’d be at the gym off and on, never seeing any progress or results (if you only sorta try, you only sorta get results).

 

Why did you become a trainer?

In early 2017, I changed my lifestyle entirely, new goals and a new me. Crow River CrossFit was significant and the support from all the coaches. Now, I find coaching someone else to a new skill or PR is extremely rewarding and also important to me is seeing the confidence build and long-term health, both physically and mentally outside the gym. I want others to know that it might not be easy, but they can achieve their goals. No matter where your story starts, you can write the next chapter and as a coach I hope to help change more lives. This includes goals such as weight loss, lifestyle changes, performance, overall health and any other health markers. The opportunities for continuing coaching education are enormous and I’m excited to bring my experience and knowledge to Crow River CrossFit.

I also enjoy being creative with the workouts and have a lot of fun thinking about or planning workouts.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Currently, pistols and toes-to-bar. Or any WOD with running.

 

What is your favorite cheat food?

Ice cream!

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • NASM – Certified Personal Trainer

Nic Moore

Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2015

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

My husband started CrossFit almost a year before I did. He told me I would love it but I was resistant at first. I believed I’d get “bulky.” This is hysterical as now all I want to do is gain more and more muscle! At the time there were a lot of factors that made me realize that to live my best life I needed to take care of my body, which would also help me manage stress in a healthy way. CrossFit worked for me because there is so much variance and we keep each other accountable. Left to do any workout on my own I will not go as long or as hard.

Why did you become a trainer?

CrossFit has changed my life. The coaches and members at CRCF played a huge role in that. I’m the type of athlete that relies on other members and coaches to keep me going. My head often gets in the way of what I can do. I felt it was time to give back and be a part of helping others. Motivating others and sharing good vibes energize me. I want to work to help others get stronger and recognize their own strength.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

A three way tie between Pull-ups, Snatches and Overhead Squats

What is your favorite cheat food?

I don’t cheat. The Zone Diet and I have an open relationship with pizza, chips, fries, queso and margaritas.

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

I’m torn between any female superhero with muscles vs. stick limbs and the women who walk in to the gym alone for the first time. I admire when someone makes the choice to take that hour and devote it to her own well-being.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Functional Gymnastics Trainer
  • USA Weightlifting – Level 1