Coaches

Preston Soechting (Owner/Coach)
Preston Soechting (Owner/Coach) CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (September 2010)



2011 CrossFit Coaches Prep Course
2011 Starting Strength Training Camp Attendee



Military Experience:
U.S. Army Captain

4 Years Active Duty Service (October 2006 - March 2011)



Education:
Freed-Hardeman University (May 2006)
B.A., Business Administration



Competition Experience:
CrossFit Central East Regional Individual Competitor (2012, 2013)
CrossFit Central East Regional Team Competitor (2014)


Preston has been CrossFitting since July 2010. Prior to CrossFit, his strength and conditioning background came from training for the ARMY. Preston has competed in several sprint triathlons, half marathons, 5Ks, 10Ks, U.S. Army Best Sapper Competition, and local CrossFit competitions.
Dustin Soechting (Owner/Coach)
Dustin Soechting (Owner/Coach) CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (September 2010)



Military Experience:
U.S. Army Captain
7 Years Active Duty Service (October 2006 - June 2013)
Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran



Education:
Freed-Hardeman University (May 2002)
B.A, Business Administration

Samford University (May 2006)
Masters of Business Administration


The Cumberland School of Law (May 2006)
J.D. 



Dustin found CrossFit while deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 and has participated ever since. Prior to CrossFit his strength and conditioning consisted primarily of Army physical training, Army Combatives, and traditional bodybuilding style weight training.

Joe Lynn
Joe Lynn CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (January 2012)
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (January 2017)




Education:
Freed-Hardeman University (December 2007)
B.S., Mathematics



Competition Experience:
CrossFit Central East Regional Team Competitor (2013, 2014)


Joe has been CrossFitting since April 2011. Prior to CrossFit his strength and conditioning consisted of traditional Globo-Gym style workouts.
Rebecca Lipsey
Rebecca Lipsey CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (December 2012)
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (June 2017)




Education:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Bachelor's in Child and Family Studies (December 2007)

Lipscomb University
Masters of Education with a Mathematics Speciality (December 2012)



Competition Experience:
CrossFit Central East Regional Team Competitor (2013)

TN Record Holder for Snatch Clean & Jerk and Total


Rebecca has been CrossFitting since June 2011.  She is a USAW member and has competed in several competitions, even qualifying for USAW Regionals in 2015.  She has competed in the CrossFit Open since 2012 and many local CrossFit competitions. One of her proudest moments is being able to compete on the Crossfit Nashville Central East Regional team in 2013.  Rebecca also enjoys participating in intramural sports through the Nashville Sports League including flag football and kickball.
Melanie Smith
Melanie Smith CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (November 2012)
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (June 2017)



Education:

Abilene Christian University
B.S., Psychology (May 2008)

University of Alabama
Ed.S, School Psychology (May 2010)



Competition Experience:
CrossFit Central East Regional Team Competitor (2013)


Melanie has been crossfitting since August 2011. She played competitive youth softball for 10 years before playing 2 years at Abilene Christian. After softball and prior to CrossFit, Melanie's attempts at strength and conditioning training consisted of running, intramural sports, and rec center exercise machines.

Bethany Bedard
Bethany Bedard CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (March 2013)
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (June 2017)




Military Experience:
U.S. Army Sergeant First Class

March 2005-Present - U.S. Army Reserves
Operation Iraqi Freedom



Education:
Boston University (January 2016)
Masters, Criminal Justice

University of Connecticut (August 2010)
B.S., Diagnostic Genetic Science
National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (May 2007)
EMT


Bethany has been CrossFitting since April 2012.  Prior to CrossFit her strength and conditioning background came from 7 years of competitive cheerleading and military training through the Army.  Bethany has participated and competed in 5Ks, 10Ks, Warrior Dash, Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, GoRuck, Army Best Warrior Competition, Army Ten Miler, Army Airborne School, and competed in her first CrossFit competition, the Scary Strong Games, in October 2012.

John Barron
John Barron CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (May 2015)



Education:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (May 2011)
B.S., Communication


John has been crossfitting since 2011. Prior to Crossfit his strength and conditioning came from traditional weight training and growing up playing sports. Over the years he has competed in several CrossFit competitions, run a half marathon, and continued to play rec league sports for fun.
Matthew Andreatta
Matthew Andreatta CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (February 2016)



Education:
University of California, Davis (May 2007)
B.S., Biotechnology

Purdue University (May 2011)
UM.S., Plant Genetics

Purdue University (May 2013)
Ph.D., Evolutionary Genetics


Matthew has been CrossFitting since July 2012. Prior to CrossFit, he ran varsity cross-country/track, trained for half marathons, played soccer, and trained acrobatics in capoeira. Matthew has competed in multiple CrossFit competitions and intramural sports through the Nashville Sports League.

 

Zoey Miller
Zoey Miller Crossfit Level 1 Trainer (March 2016)



Education:

High Point University (May 2015)
B.A. Communication
B.S.B.A. Business Administration



Zoey has been CrossFitting since November 2013.  Prior to CrossFit, she was a Division 1 Athlete in Track and Field. 

She competed in the Heptathlon and Javelin Throw, which provided the foundation for her strength and conditioning

background. Over the years, she has competed in multiple CrossFit competitions, run several Tough Mudder races and

participates in Recreation League sports for fun.

Katie Giglio
Katie Giglio
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (August 2017)
CrossFit Kids Specialty Course (August 2017)



Education:
University of Florida (May 2011)
B.HS., Communicative Disorders

University of Tennessee (May 2013)
M.S., Speech-Language Pathology


Katie has been CrossFitting since March 2013.  Prior to CrossFit, she did competitive cheerleading, ran cross country and track, and swam.  Katie has competed in multiple individual and team CrossFit competitions in the Middle Tennessee Area.
Allison Strnad
Allison Strnad

Crossfit Level 1 Trainer  ( February 2012)



Education:

University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD, Australia.  1993

Emory University, (May 1996)  B.S., Biology and Anthropology

University of Tennessee, College of Medicine, (May 2000), MD

Brown University, (June 2004)  Residency Obstetrics and Gynecology


Competition Experience
CrossFit Games Masters Qualifier: 2016 and 2017


Allison has been CrossFitting since 2012.  Prior to this she was an avid runner doing several half and full marathons and ran cross-country at Emory University. She has competed in several local CrossFit competitions.

Adam Gray
Adam Gray CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (August 2017)

Education:
University of Alabama (May 2008)
B.S., Quantitative Corporate Finance

University of Alabama (May 2009)
M.S., Applied Statistics




Adam has been doing CrossFit since October 2012. Prior to CrossFit, he played golf competitively through high school.  He began bodybuilding style training in 2004 after golf and has been in the gym ever since. Adam has competed in a few local CrossFit competitions as well as a USAW meet.
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