Learn To Thrive
The staff at CFSQ is held to the highest standards. Each instructor is required to complete 100 hours of student teaching under a senior instructor, maintain a nationally recognized personal training certificate or hold an exercise related degree and keep certifications in good standing through continuing education credits. Additionally, the coaching staff attends monthly instructor training in-house or under other subject matter experts. Quality results require quality coaching staff. NO exceptions.
Eric ‘LB’ Lauterbach is one of our original senior instructors here at CFSQ. He is a CF1 Instructor, an SFG II Instructor, and a Crossfit Football/Power Athlete Coach. LB also has a Level 3 background in Krav Maga. LB has spent most of his life involved in sport. One of his passions in life is to make himself stronger every day, but most importantly, making the people around him better too. He is an ex-collegiate all-conference middle linebacker, and we love LB for his intensity and encouragement that he brings to the gym and to our clients every day. Named one of Atlanta’s emerging elite by Jezebel Magazine, Eric also works for the Asbury Automotive Group as an Internet Sales Director. He also holds degrees in both Social Psychology and Leadership.
Lyndzey started taking gymnastics at 12 years old and has been coaching for almost 10 years, both recreational and competitive gymnastics. She was a member of the Georgia Tech club gymnastics team and practiced with KSU’s team. Currently, Lyndzey is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs Alumni team. Lyndzey also played club rugby for UGA and Georgia Tech where she served as the vice president for the women’s rugby team. Lyndzey hosts gymnastics seminars for CrossFit athletes throughout the year. Lyndzey is the head MVMNT Olympic Weightlifting coach. Currently lifting under John Coffee, Lyndzey brings her pursuit of technical mastery to the platform writing custom weightlifting programming for each Tribe member. She is CrossFit Level 1 certified and a USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach.
“I fell in love with CrossFit from the very first workout I did a couple of years ago. I knew from that first day that this was something that I could excel at and be passionate about. A few months into training, I realized that I had an opportunity to help people achieve their athletic and fitness goals. Once I felt that my own personal skills were refined enough I got my L1 cert and dove right into coaching. I love interacting and helping people reach their goals; whether it’s a first pull or a one rep max with an Olympic lift. CrossFit has changed my life in so many positive ways and nothing makes me feel better than being able to share that gift with someone else.” He is married to Danielle, a yoga instructor at Be Yoga, with their son, Maddox. Trent coaches CrossFit, MVMNT Barbell, and is available for private Elements and personal training.
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Amanda joined MVMNT in June 2012 as a CrossFit athlete. After attending a powerlifting workshop, she fell in love with the sport of powerlifting. She has since competed in a total of 6 full power competitions and 1 deadlift only meet. She received her USAPL Coach’s Certification in August 2014 and loves seeing the excitement on her lifters faces when everything clicks and they make PRs. Amanda is the assistant strength coach regularly handling lifters at powerlifting meets.
Laura started gymnastics at age 6 and competed competitively until she was 17. When she stopped competing, she had reached level 8 and frequently placed first in events and all around at gymnastic meets. She is a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Club, works with Kennesaw State University’s gymnastic team, and has taken up mixed martial arts training. Laura’s love of gymnastics turned into a passion for coaching new and competitive young gymnastics for the past 9 years. A fellow gymnastics coach convinced her to try a workout at MVMNT and Laura was immediately hooked. Laura started training under the watchful eye of Mario and was soon offered an assistant Kids MVMNT coaching position. After a year in the this position, Laura is now the head Kids MVMNT coach. Additionally, Laura is available for private kids gymnastics and strength and conditioning coaching.
Niki started taking yoga in 2000 and finally decided she wanted to become an instructor in 2008. Since then, she has taught group fitness classes at universities and in the corporate setting. She started teaching yoga at Georgia Tech in the Fall of 2009 and currently instructs several classes each week. Niki was one of the original members of the gym bringing with her several years of CrossFit experience allowing her to create yoga flows that focus on the current week of CrossFit programming. Niki received her 200-hour yoga teacher training certification from Peachtree Yoga, is an AFAA Primary Group Exercise instructor, is CPR/AED certified and is a practicing Six Sigma blackbelt chemist.
Eric Lichtfuss, LMT
Eric discovered CrossFit while in massage school in 2010, in the midst of adopting healthier lifestyle. Through massage school, and his personal transition, Eric began to feel like helping his clients on the massage table was only a part of the equation. As a NASM-CPT, Eric aims to help all his clients in their health and fitness goals with a well balanced approach, focusing as much on quality as quantity. He believes that with new challenges and new successes in the gym, come new personal growth and confidence.