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VERNON GARARD

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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JOE SHEPHERD

Certifications and Education

- B.S. in Exercise science (University of Indianapolis)

-Crossfit level 1 Trainer

-Certified Exercise physiologist (ACSM)

-Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM)

Joe is a former “fat kid” who fell in love with fitness and what it can do for people when he lost 70 pounds. joe began doing crossfit on his own in college and decided to change his major to exercise science when he found out people can help others get fit for a living. HE STARTED IN THE PERSONAL TRAINING WORLD FOR BIG GYMS, BUT QUICKLY SAW THE SHORTCOMINGS OF GLOBO GYMS AND MOVED TO CROSSFIT. His biggest dream in life is change people’s perception of pursuing fitness and health from a chore to a privilege!

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KAREN DUVALL

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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NICOLE GAMM

Certifications and Education

-Crossfit level 1 trainer

-spot the flaw certified (CROSSfit)

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. NICOLE LEADS THE ELEMENTS PROGRAM AT IXF. Her best piece of advice? Consistency is key, and Embrace the suck!

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NICK MICHEAL

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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DANIELLE FOUTZ

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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SYDNEY HAYES

Certifications and Education

-crossfit level 1 trainer

-b.s. in criminal justice

sydeny 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.