Shane is a CF Level 1 CrossFit Trainer/Coach, N.E.S.T.A.Certified Personal Trainer and Tactix Instructor.A 15 year law enforcement veteran with assignments in patrol, investigations, narcotics, special operations, and training lay the foundation for Shane’s philosophy of discipline and dedication to a fitness lifestyle. Shane is living proof that one can allow life to ruin your health. At the age of 29 he was on five different medications and weighed in excess of 270 lbs. A bout of extreme high blood pressure landed him in the emergency room where he subsequently crashed a short time later. 13 years later he is medication free and dedicates himself to a healthy lifestyle and knows what physical as well as psychological barriers can lay in ones way to accomplishing such a goal.
I have always considered myself an athlete. For as long as I can remember I participated in sports of some kind. Whether it was playing whiffle baseball with my 6 brothers, throwing the football around at lunch time while working on my father’s farm, or playing organized sports, I have always wanted to be the best I could be. I have had the privilege of growing up in a family that was very sports minded and so it was just assumed that I would participate in baseball, football, wrestling, and all kinds of recreational sports. I was a decent high school athlete receiving all-conference honors in football several years in a row, I was a state level wrestler, and our high school baseball team did well in the state tournaments. I found CrossFit about 4 years ago somewhat by accident. I was a member of a gym and was doing some high intensity interval training on my own, when I was kind of tricked into trying CrossFit. The first workout I ever did was Cindy. (20 minutes of as many rounds as possible of 5 pullups, 10 pushups, and 15 air squats) I thought it would be easy. I was wrong. I was also hooked. Since then I have participated in the CrossFit Open in the Masters 55-59 year old division and have finished in the top 200 worldwide in 2013, 2014, and 2015. The very best part about CrossFit is the friendships that are built through the mutual hard work and discipline that each person experiences. Most of my friends are 15-20 years younger than me and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Wayne Dubois is a CF-L1 Coach/Trainer that began lifting weights in high school, competing in Power and Olympic lifting in his senior year. In the early 90’s he was a competitive natural bodybuilder. Soon after, he became a law enforcement officer in the mid 90’s and was selected to be a part of a regional SWAT team. As a member of the SWAT team that was required to pass a physical test annually, which meant he was in great shape right? Wrong. He soon became aware that the physical standards were minimum standards and the training he was doing helped me to look like he was in good shape, but was far from being in the kind of shape to be able to face the “unknown and unknowable.” After being introduced to CrossFit, he was hooked by the constant challenges it brought, as well as the improvements he saw in himself. Additionally he has been a law enforcement instructor for over 10 years and has coached his own kids in CrossFit. He has been able to see them make great improvements in their physical abilities and it has been a great motivator to work with people that have a great desire to improve, but just need some guidance in doing so. His goal is to help you meet your fitness goals, and be a positive influence in helping others defeat any barrier to their improvement.