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.
Bethany has been a part of MVMNT for almost 3 years. Already having a strong passion for fitness and nutrition, being introduced to CrossFit gave her an entirely new understanding of what fitness is and how quality nutrition affects it.
Starting off as a member, with at-home workout videos and recreational running being her only exercise experience, she quickly fell in love with CrossFit and the tight-knit community at MVMNT. She started gaining strength, learning more about nutrition, and about herself. She found that she was capable of so much more than she had ever considered possible.
Leaving behind her 8 year hairstyling career, she completely changed directions and became our Gym Administrator. She is now a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer teaching CrossFit classes and working with clients one-on-one both through personal training and intro sessions.
She is so thankful for the opportunity to welcome newcomers into MVMNT, knowing that they may be feeling the same things she felt as she walked in the doors for the first time – nervous, intimidated, overwhelmed. Her constant goal is to turn those feelings into hope, belief, and determination.
Braden discovered CrossFit in 2010 while training the martial arts of Jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, and Judo as well as boxing. He saw the benefit of CrossFit training firsthand when it was used to help one of his training partners prepare for a fight. The improvement was evident and Braden was hooked immediately. He signed up at his first CrossFit gym soon after and started coaching 6 months later having already been a personal trainer for several years. He has been coaching CrossFit for over 5 years now. His certifications include CrossFit L1, CrossFit Mobility, SealFit Kokoro camp graduate, SealFit Kokoro internship, SealFit SOF Immersion Academy graduate.
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.
Jessica has always had a passion for sports and fitness. At age 6, she started Tae Kwon Do where she later earned her First Degree Black Belt. She played volleyball and cheered on the competition team for her local high school. After high school, she joined a gym and also ran in her spare time but did not find this challenging enough. In between the gym and running, Jessica received her BA in theatre and was a member of Pensacola’s #1 improv troupe, Improvable Cause. In 2012, after a move to Austin, Texas, she went ahead and tried “this CrossFit thing”. It was love at first WOD. Everything from the community to constantly pushing herself to doing what she thought was impossible, she was all in. At the end of 2013, she made the move from Texas to Georgia where she joined MVMNT, her new home away from home. After gaining as much knowledge as she could on her own, she then decided to get her CrossFit Level 1 so she could help others on their fitness journey. Whether it’s your first day working out or you are an old pro, she is excited to help you reach your full potential.
“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.
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.