Personally, Brian’s been married to his wife, Crystal for 11 years, self proclaimed CrossFit wife turned CrossFit lover herself and is also a Father to 3 of the cutest little CrossFit girls. Professionally, an 11-year startup success story and CrossFit enthusiast. Brian has a drive and work ethic like none other. An insurance pro by day and a CrossFit junkie, basically every other minute he’s awake. Brian’s positive outlook, compassionate approach and “give me everything you’ve got left’ attitude bring out the best out in us all. Be it on the gym floor, out for coffee or gutting it out through a WOD, you want to do better for him, and he wants you to be better and get better for YOU. Brian has been passionate about Personal Training, Olympic Lifting and healthy living since(before it was cool) high school and college. He did back and bi’s & chest with tri’s at a Globgym, like so many before until he drank from the sacred Kool-Aid and his CrossFit hobby, soon became his passion. Brian’s coaching experience includes everything from 1 on 1 to small and large groups of 30+ Athletes.
Crystal is a CrossFitter by marriage and a business person by trade. Her professional background includes small business management and extensive time in her role at a global wealth management firm which she continues to do as a consultant during her day job. She is the proud mom of 3 girls with Brian and lives in Holly Springs. She enjoys cooking with her girls, fundraising and community events and wine and travel. Her favorite CrossFit WOD is anything with box jumps. Crystal’s role at CFC is managing the business side of our gym. She prides herself in creating an unparalleled fitness community AND growing our small business from the ground up.
Eva spent 5 years as an officer in the Air Force before separating in 2019 and diving into crushing life as a coach and Mom of one sweet girl. She always had a passion for health and fitness. She earned her bachelors in Kinesiology and Masters in Exercise Science with a focus in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention. Since then, CrossFit and nutrition have become huge pillars in her daily life.
She started coaching in 2016 in South Dakota and once she made NC her home she continued while also earning certifications. She is passionate about meeting athletes where they are and helping them achieve their goals. It’s her goal to bring you the best hour of your day.
Erin is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP®) who teaches various styles of yoga; Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Slow Flow, Restorative and Yin. Her passion lies in tailoring yoga to suit your lifestyle. She truly believes incorporating a consistent yoga practice into your regular routine will affect positive change in all areas of your life. Her focus is awareness of body, breath and mind through stillness, flow and meditation.
She has found a passion in working with athletes, specifically CrossFitters, helping them supplement their extensive regimen with yoga to bring better mobility, strength, balance and focus to their training. As a CrossFit Athlete herself, she is able to use her own experiences inside the gym to offer personalized yoga sequencing that compliments the weekly programming.
Coach Meghan Barrett has been a CrossFitter and CrossFit Coach since 2012. She has helped hundreds of athletes achieve their goals both inside and outside of the gym.
She originally started CrossFit so she could do a pull-up in her wedding dress! She now continues to CF in order to keep up with her 2 boys.
She is 2x Regionals Team Athlete in both South America (2013) and the Mid-Atlantic (2016).
She has experience CrossFitting and coaching at all stages of life and uses this to tailor to individual athletes. Her motto is "something is always more than nothing."
Lacy is a wife, momma of 2 young children and a Flight Attendant for over 20 yrs. After living in Florida for many years Lacy a her family relocated to Holly Springs in February of 2020. That summer her dear friend introduced her to CrossFit for the first time, She absolutely loved it and has been doing it daily ever since.
Lacy loves CrossFit because it truly is for everyone. No matter your age or fitness level there is something you can do and improve upon. As long as you show up and challenge yourself you WILL be able to do movements and lift weight you might not thought possible.
Lacy knows this first hand, at 42 yrs young she is lifting heavier weights, and doing gymnastic skills she had never done before! This is why she has decided to begin her coaching journey, she wants others to fall in love with CrossFit like she has and help people grow within this sport no matter their fitness level.
Moto: Do better than yesterday
Brit is extremely passionate about encouraging others in fitness and in life. She started coaching group fitness in Charlotte in 2011 and loves personal training one on one. Her background in gymnastics & cheerleading plus her competitive nature & love for community gave her an instant zeal for CrossFit. Brit started CrossFit in Belize in 2016 and after competing in the Garage Games in Mexico, she was hooked!
What she loves about CrossFit is the drive to achieve new challenges which in turn is motivation for all areas of life. As a coach, Brit loves affirming confidence in other athletes and witnessing transformation through technique, consistency, and accountability. She also acquired her Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism Certification to help women through their journey and found it helped tremendously in her own.
Brit’s favorite place to be is with her husband Chris, their sweet daughter Avery, and two golden doodles Jack & Peedee. Chris and Brit are local to the area and have both been a part of CrossFit Contrivance since 2019..
Growing up Roxy was always active in sports and various extracurricular activities which led her to becoming the leader of her teams. After the end of her competitive sport career, she continued her physical fitness passion by taking up trail running and the joining the Iron Chapel (Gold’s Gym).
Roxy started her CrossFit journey in 2017 and since day one of stepping inside the box, Roxy was hooked. CrossFit gave her everything she was missing in the physical fitness realm; accountability, intensity, competitiveness, and an amazing community of friends.
Today, Roxy is happily married to an enchanting husband with which they have a beautiful daughter and another daughter on the way. When she isn’t in the gym crushing workouts, she is outdoors enjoying sunny days.
She aspires to help others reach their physical fitness and health goals, as well as help athletes carry forward the same mental fortitude used in the gym to their families, careers, and community.
Morgan was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina and has been an athlete all of this life. A natural leader as a high school football player, Morgan served as a captain on the team. While in college at Campbell University, Morgan spent a great deal of his free time as football coach at Cardinal Gibbons High School. Since joining CFC in 2018, Morgan has been a well-respected athlete and a valuable part of our community. He recently graduated from college with a degree in business administration. While not working his full time job as a home builder or working out at the gym, Morgan enjoys spending time with his dog, his friends, and his family.
After competitive sports ended at the end of high school, Ryan was looking for a new way to compete with others while maintaining his health and fitness. A small CrossFit box was located in the ice hockey rink where he grew up having practice, so he decided to give it a try. After getting smoked by people two and three times his age in a simple WOD, he knew he need to come back and figure this “CrossFit” thing out.
Now after over 6 years of being members of various boxes across the country, 3 of which also as a coach, Ryan’ passion for the sport and love for the CrossFit community is stronger than ever. His favorite movements and workouts include anything with a heavy barbell and short sprints. When Ryan is not in the gym he is working as an engineering and construction project manager, building biotech and pharmaceutical facilities in the greater Raleigh area.
Favorite movement: Back Squat
Favorite WOD: Fran
In the summer of 2012 Jenn had found herself 65 pounds overweight and incredibly unhealthy. She started CrossFit in a friends garage as a way to try and lose some weight and get healthy. CrossFit and nutrition became a passion that changed her life! Jenn lost 70 pounds and hasn’t looked back.
In 2015, Jenn got her CFL1 because she wanted to share with others her newfound passion. She has now worked as a coach for 7 years in three different boxes. Jenn has experience in coaching CrossFit group classes, nutrition, and personal training.
Jenn also teaches and tutors high school math but is taking a year off to spend time with her 2 year old, Asher. She loves spending time outdoors and being with her family.
Elaina stumbled onto CrossFit in 2004. From the first workout, she knew she had found something that would change her life forever. She thought she knew what fitness was, but, CrossFit totally changed her appreciation for being in shape, strong, and healthy.
Elaina believes the best part of CrossFit is discovering what your body can do, regardless of your age, gender, or size. That was the element that kept her going to the gym - the accountability, support, and community that CrossFit provided.
She is a former Affiliate owner. Elaina is continually working to improve her knowledge and expertise as a trainer.
She enjoys being a positive influence on those around her. Teaching fitness can enhance the quality of life, so why not spread it?
Emma is in charge of our child watch program and also operates in an administrative role for CFC. Emma, immigrated from the UK to the USA in 2010 and has worked in the Health and Wellness industry for the past 13 years. Running a thriving chiropractic and massage therapy business in Chicago. Prior to that Emma was a trained professional Dancer in the UK, she performed and taught dance across the UK to children of all ages & abilities. Emmas heart's compass always points towards service and giving back. That's why she's thrilled to reconnect with her roots and work with children as our caring Child Watch caregiver.
When Emma is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and daughter Soifa (11). She loves to travel, being active, hot & aerial yoga classes, exploring new states & visits with family and friends back home in the UK. If she is ever lost you'll probably find her at the Ocean!