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Geoff Lane has his Level 1 Crossfit

Mark Olson has his Level 1 Crossfit

Pat Alduenda has his  Level 1 Crossfit

Jin Nelson has his Level 1 Crossfit

Kier Boyea has his Level 1 Crossfit

Larry Platts has a Level 1 Crossfit, a Kettle Bell cert and a CF Power lifting cert.

Paige Tabor has her Level 1 Crossfit

Chad Anderson - Chad Anderson grew up in Helena and was a four sport athlete.  Upon graduating college and returning to Helena, Chad coached kids co-ed soccer, girl’s fastpitch softball, and boy’s competitive soccer over thenext 10 years.  Chad is the Enforcement Program Manager at the MT Department of Environmental Quality, is a First Sergeant for the MT Air National Guard, and has a wife, three children, and one grandchild.  He enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, skiing, camping, and long walks on the beach (because running on the beach sucks!)  Chad has always enjoyed working out (aka lifting weights) but was tired of the treadmill, spin bike, and cross-trainers (aka torture devices) for winter cardio.  After a bit of online research about CrossFit, he grabbed his wife and headed down to CF Helena in November 2012.  Chad became CrossFit Certified in Power Lifting (Aug 2012) and has 2013 PL meet records of Squat 475, Bench 350, Deadlift 535.  Surviving the Spartan Race three weeks after that PL meet was the icing on the cake!  Chad enjoys helping people achieve their goals, whether it’s increasing foundational strength or improving a core lift.  If it’s heavy, let’s lift it!    Chads has a CrossFit Power lifting cert.

Born and raised in Helena, Genevieve Anderson ran around the neighborhood and parks  like orangutan who drank an energy shot; climbing trees, swing-set frames, and occasional nearby buildings.  Not thinking of ankle or vest weights to slow her down and unable to afford gymnastic lessons, her parents allowed her to train in the yard with self-made tumbling apparatuses,  hang out on the rooftops of  houses,and explore the great outdoors to her content while they hoped for the best. As dumb luck would have it, she never broke a bone, signed up for every free sport offered throughout school, and went on to compete with real athletes in college for indoor track, outdoor track and cross-country.  Apparently living under a rock, unaware of the contagious workout fun-in-a-box, years flew by like time at a theme park. Eventually, she stumbled upon CrossFit thanks to her thoughtful husband, and it was a perfect fit, like peanut butter and jelly, like Calvin and Hobbes…like bacon and Crossfitters!  And she has been consistently attending since November of 2012.  But what keeps her coming back is primarily the encouraging positive atmosphere and the friendships that develop over a great cup of athletic kicka**.  Her hero is her husband, a power lifter and a genuinely nice, considerate guy, not to mention handsome. She looks up to her 3 kids who tackle their own personal challenges without giving up. Mountains find her hiking, biking and painting them while rivers carry her, her boats and her camera gear often. Teenagers flock to her class to listen, text, or daydream while she awes them with one-of-a-kind art lessons.  Presented with a Level 1 Certificate in July of 2013, her passion for sports coupled with a huge love for coaching is official  – a 25 year old bucket list item that had been waiting for the right place and people to come along.  

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Angie Gifford is a Helena native. She started at CrossFit Helena the week first it opened in 2009. Angie is a lifelong athlete-wanna-be enjoying all the awesome activities living in Montana affords including hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, skiing, and roller disco. As a former gym rat, she fell in love with the intensity of the workouts but more importantly the community. Angie achieve her Level One Certification in January of 2013.

Cody Melton was raised in Helena and was always involved with endurance sports in high school and college.  After moving away from Helena, he desired something more out of fitness.  He spent countless hours in the gym trying to fill the void until he discovered CrossFit while living in Spokane.  After a year of training with CrossFit Spokane Valley (then CrossFit FTP), Cody obtained his Level One certification in 2010.  While coaching at CrossFit 509, he then decided he wanted to share his love of fitness with kids and gained his CrossFit Kids certification in 2012.  When not doing CrossFit, Cody enjoys hiking, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, spending time with family, and playing his banjo.  Returning to his hometown in 2013, Cody looks forward to sharing his love of CrossFit with the Helena community – both kids and adults.

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