Dan stumbled into CrossFit in 2014 and was hooked immediately. A long time medical professional, Dan recognized the power of a welcoming, supportive fitness community and how it improved people’s health.
Through the combination of strength training, aerobic training and focused nutrition he saw a profound effect to improve one’s health Additionally, as a dad to a little girl, Dan appreciated how not only men, but women were celebrated for being strong. With all this crystal clear and the unwavering support of his family, Dan decided to make a shift from clinical medical work and open CrossFit Woodslawn in 2018.
Dan has his CrossFit L2, 15+ years as a medical professional and a lifelong purser of all things active. When not coaching Dan enjoys spending time with his family, Wife-Cynthia and kids- Mabel and Cole, mountain running and drinking good coffee.
Katie fell in love with CrossFit over 4 years ago and hasn’t looked back. As a former collegiate athlete, physical activity and nutrition heavily influenced her life from a young age. CrossFit provided her with…
CrossFit provided her with the supportive community and accountability she craved when she left the environment of team sports.
Katie believes in the CrossFit methodology because functional movements should be the baseline of any fitness regimen – be it an independent lifestyle or more specific athletic pursuits. She loves working with individual clients as well as groups and seeing the confidence developed through consistent effort and pushing themselves beyond what they thought capable.
Katie has her CrossFit L1, is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, and a Certified Precision Nutrition Coach.
Tyler lives by the idea of promoting an “active and balanced lifestyle.” During his years at the University of Oregon, Tyler worked with community members as a certified personal trainer as he obtained…
During his years at the University of Oregon, Tyler worked with community members as a certified personal trainer as he obtained his Bachelor’s in Human Physiology. Tyler furthered his pursuit of optimizing human strength and movement by working towards a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Southern California. Tyler began coaching CrossFit while in physical therapy school. He is a believer that there is great opportunity for the marriage of the functional movements learned in the CrossFit gym and the prevention of injury. Tyler’s emphasis in coaching is to help everyone understand their full physical capabilities in an engaging and safe manner.
Tyler holds a Doctorate in Physical therapy from USC and has his CF-L1
She has worked with clients one-on-one, in small group settings, and in large bootcamp/CrossFit classes.
Coach Em’s fitness philosophy is that you can only become strong where you are flexible, and she stresses the importance of listening to your body and appreciating it’s abilities and limits to optimize your fitness potential. She believes it’s important embrace strengths as well as weaknesses and creates a fun and supportive environment to do just that.
As a self-proclaimed “nutrition nerd,” Coach Em has tried it all from Paleo to Vegan and believes that because no two people are the same, there is no cookie-cutter approach to a healthy diet. She loves to geek out on helping individuals find the tools they need to develop their own unique way of eating to fuel their lives and support their goals in and out of the gym.
Coach Em’s mission is to positively influence everyone that she comes in contact with to become not only their healthiest, but also their happiest.