Coaches

Tyler Quinn – Owner

My personal athletic history started at a young age. I grew up playing a number of different sports but found in time that my true passion lay in hockey and rowing. I went on to play hockey at the collegiate level for St. Olaf, where I was first introduced to CrossFit.  CrossFit has allowed me to realize my athletic potential, and work with a range of people from professional athletes and military special operations unit members to my mother and father.

Certifications:

CrossFit Level I Certified Trainer
CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics Certified Trainer
USA Weightlifting Level I Sports Performance Coach

Stephanie Cantu

My approach to fitness has always been constantly varied, which is why the CrossFit methodology fits with me. As a native Texan, my sport of choice growing up was competitive dance. I trained in classical ballet for 10 years before cheering on the varsity dance team all through high school. In college, I practiced Vinyasa yoga and Pilates (both mat and reformer bed) to maintain my flexibility. I also trained in and taught kids the martial art of Shaolin-do kung fu for five years. I joined CrossFit in July 2009 and found a new sport that met all my fitness needs and wants at once! I welcome all people with various fitness backgrounds and levels and strive to relate CrossFit to what they feel most comfortable with.

Certifications:

CrossFit Level I Certified Trainer
CrossFit Kids Certified Trainer

Mike Jones

I was a college lacrosse player and an infantry officer in the Marine Corps before moving to St Paul.  I was always able to maintain a high level of fitness during college and my time in the military because of the active nature of my lifestyle and putting in countless hours in the gym.  Once I left the military and had less time to devote to working out I had difficulty maintaining a high level of fitness with the traditional 30 minutes of cardio followed by 30 minutes of bodybuilding weight routine.  The day I found CrossFit it changed my life, and within a few months of becoming a CrossFitter I knew that this was something I wanted to share with everyone in my community who seeks health and fitness.

Certifications:

CrossFit Level I Certified Trainer
CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified Trainer
CrossFit Kids Certified Trainer
USA Weightlifting Level I Sports Performance Coach

Andrea Jones

I was a high school athlete and have had a lifelong passion for fitness, completing multiple marathons and countless other races in the past ten years. Before I became a personal trainer I would spend 99% of my time on the cardio equipment and 1%  of my time doing a bicep curl or two.  CrossFit allows me to combine my strength training into my endurance and speed work for a challenging, fun, and competitive workout! I love sharing this enthusiasm with people and take a personal approach to helping people reach their goal, whether it be weight loss, completing their first 5k or half marathon, or doing their first box jump!

Certifications:

CrossFit Level I Certified Trainer
USA Weightlifting Level I Sports Performance Coach
CrossFit Kids Certified trainer
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Group Training Coordinator
Prenatal Certified Trainer

Zach Krych

Zach Krych recently retired from competitive Olympic weightlifting after training as a resident athlete at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs for the past nine years.  During his career he won U.S. National Championships, was a gold medalist at the World University Games, and competed at the Pan American Championships and the World Championships.  He was awarded Minnesota Weightlifter of the Decade and Best Lifter at the American Open in 2010 after recovering from a devasting injury in 2009. His best competition lifts are a 152kg (335lbs) snatch and a 195kg (429lbs) clean and jerk.  Zach recently moved back to his hometown of Robbinsdale to attend veterinary school at the University of Minnesota, and is USAW certified and holds a Crossfit Level 1 and Olympic Weightlifting certificate.

Sara Krych

Sara Krych has been training and coaching for the past eight years.  She was introduced to Olympic Weightlifting in 2004 while working in the sport physiology lab at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, and has been certified as a USAW Coach since 2006.  For the past five years she has been an instructor at the National Personal Training Institute in Colorado Springs where she taught exercise phyiology, biomechanics, nutrition, program design, and exercise technique, and well as an elective class on kettlebell training and Olympic Weightlifting.  Sara has her master’s degree in exercise phyiosology, and is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, ACSM Health Fitness Specialist, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Functional Movement Screens Specialist, IKFF Kettlebell Instructor, and holds a Crossfit Level 1 and Olympic Weightlifting certificate.  She is excited to be here in Minneapolis with Zach, who can finally do Crossfit with her since his retirement from competitive weightlifting.