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VERNON GARARD

Owner and Head Trainer

Certifications and Education

-Crossfit level 1&2 trainer

-USA Olympic Weightlifting Coach (USAW)

-CrossFit Gymnastics instructor

-certified personal trainer (ACE)

Various other certifications include:

-Functional Movement Screening (FMS)

- American Council of Trainers(ACT)

-the American Sports and Fitness Association(ASFA)

-Group Trainer Certification (NWU)

Vernon is a former U.S. Marine, who instructed and counseled Marines on physical fitness and nutrition. He is also a former police officer and worked as a physical fitness instructor at the training academy. Vernon now works full-time as a firefighter and is also a peer physical fitness trainer for IFD. He is an Emergency Medical Technician(E.M.T.) and is certified in CPR. His approach to fitness training is inspiring, positive and motivational.

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NICK MICHAEL

trainer

CERTIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION

-B.S. IN EXERCISE SCIENCE/PHYSIOLOGY

-CROSSFIT LEVEL 1 TRAINER

-PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN PUBLIC HEALTH (ACSM)

NICK HAS BEEN IN EVERY REALM OF THE HEALTH AND FITNESS WORLD, FROM PERSONAL TRAINING AND CORPORATE WELLNESS, TO COACHING ELITE LEVEL ATHLETES. HE HAS BEEN COACHING CROSSFIT SINCE 2014. NICK PROGRAMS FOR AND LEADS THE COMPETITOR’S GROUP AT IXF.

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NICOLE GAMM

Trainer

Certifications and Education

-Crossfit level 1 trainer

-Crossfit Online Courses Certified (scaling & spot the flaw)

Nicole works full time as a juvenile probation officer for the past 6 years and has been doing crossfit for 2 years. Planet fitness wasn’t cutting it anymore so she walked into IXF and hasn’t looked back since. She loves helping people (hence her job), animals (2 dogs and 1 cat), and anything outdoorsy. Her best piece of advice? Consistency is key, and Embrace the suck!

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DANIELLE FOUTZ

trainer

Certifications and education

-b.a. psychology (BYU)

Level 1 CrossFit trainer

-Licensed Massage Therapist

Like many others Danielle became hooked instantly to CrossFit and found a different direction and focus in her life. Danielle is passionate about the whole CrossFit model and preaches the importance of nutrition, mobility and correct movement in the CrossFit experience. The best part of CrossFit for Danielle is the community and being part of other people’s experience in finding health, determination and accomplishment in ways they hadn’t realized they were capable of.

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KAREN DUVALL

Trainer

Certifications and Education

-Crossfit level 1 trainer

-former gymnastics coach

Karen has been doing crossfit for 6 years. She loves hanging out with her husband, kids, and dog. On the side, Karen owns a hair salon and has been doing hair for 11 years. She has learned that being consistent and staying “c-o-m-m-i-t-t-e-d” will get you the best results!

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SYDNEY HAYES

trainer

Certifications and Education

-crossfit level 1 trainer

-b.s. in criminal justice

sydney comes from a law enforcement background and is currently pursuing her dream to be a firefighter for ifd. she started crossfit and developed a passion for it immediately. being consistent and working hard is what sydney is all about. when she’s not at the bos you’ll find her with her husband and 3 dogs outdoors and traveling. Sydney loves helping others through their fitness journeys.

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ZACK WRIGHT

Trainer

Certifications and Education

-Crossfit level 1 Trainer

Zack has been doing crossfit for over 2 years. he runs the elements class every tuesday and wednesday. when he isn’t at the gym, he enjoys listening to metal music, attending concerts, and riding his harley.

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DAKOTA BAGWELL

Trainer

Certifications and Education

-Crossfit level 1 Trainer

“I lift heavy and I know things”

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SAMANTHA SMITH-MICHAEL

Trainer

Certifications and Education

-Crossfit level 1 Trainer

-CPR Certified

Sam runs a non-profit by day, obsesses over CrossFit by night, and tries to keep up with their seven-month-old 24/7! Sam was an avid runner before finding CrossFit 3.5 years ago, and hasn’t put the barbell down since. She loves pouring into the athletes, the community, and any opportunity she gets to trash-talk fellow coach and programmer, Nick, who happens to be her husband. They welcomed their first little one, Kai, in December of 2018. He is already obsessed with all things weights & is a happy, welcomed distraction most evenings at IXF.