Nick Paradise -
MEET THE COACHES
Has a master's degree in clinical psychology and did the supporting research for a book that advocates treating depression through lifestyle changes such as fitness, nutrition, sleep and socialization. During his career as a personal trainer, Brian has specialized in helping people reach big weight loss goals, restoring movement and function in older, injured or de-conditioned folks, and has helped numerous athletes develop speed, power and strength to advance them in their individual sport. Brian now writes the programing for CrossFit On Track and coaches the majority of the classes.
Is a former basketball and volleyball athlete. While studying to be a trainer, she worked towards becoming a fitness model until she injured her shoulder and lost all the muscle she had worked so hard to build. She then started doing CrossFit and regained full use of her shoulder and build up her strength and musculature better than before the injury. During her career as a personal trainer, Amanda has specialized in helping people through the final stage of their weight loss journey where she helped her clients look past the scale and into the mirror to begin sculpting their new body shape. She now runs the 8 week physique weight loss program, and CrossFit for kids program, and helps new members get acclamated at CrossFit On Track.
Dennis comes to CrossFit on Track with a background in Sports Medicine. He received his bachelor's degree in Exercise Science/Athletic Training from the University of Kansas in 1998 and his Master's degree in Sports Science from KU in 2006. He has provided athletic training coverage for KU Athletics, Rockhurst High School, Shawnee Mission Northwest Highschool and has been the Athletic Trainer for Olathe South High School for the past 10 years. Dennis started doing CrossFit in March of 2010 and applied CrossFit methods to his athlete's rehabilitation and strength and conditioning programs with exceptional results.
Reggie graduated from Baker University with a Bachelor's degree in exercise science. During his 4 years, he was a student athletic training assistant when he wasn't playing varsity football and running track. These sports taught him discipline and showed him what it takes to be successful at a high level. Because he grew up on olympic lifting and was a college level athlete, crossfit had the perfect combination for him. He is a technique enthusiast as well as a crossfit generalist. "Never sacrifice form for speed." He is now a class instructor and personal trainer at CrossFit On Track. He has had success training young athletes, CrossFit newbies, and weight loss clients.
Nick graduated from Colorado State University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in business management with a minor in aerospace studies, but has found a new passion in life in the form of CrossFit Personal Training. He enjoys learning every facet of the sport almost as much as he loves competing in it. He is approachable, friendly and easy to work with while providing technically sound instruction and workouts tailored to your goals. His specialty is in motivation and believes that a "build slowly but surely" approach to CrossFit is a great way to achieve results without injury. He has a background in gymnastics and track and field and is a 3 time Junior Olympic Medalist in the high-jump and long-jump.
Jacob is an Exercise Science major at Ottawa University and comes to us with a strong background in gymnastics and Olympic weightlifting. He is a former wrestler, football player, and college level cheerleader. He placed 8th in the 2012 national cheerleading coed stunt competition, and was a 2013 University National Weightlifting Championship qualifier and competitor on the 85kg weight class. Jacob is certified USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach. He loves coaching because it allows him to see growth in others that he has seen and continues to see in himself. He says, “Now, when I coach an athlete and see them succeed, it’s as if I succeeded.”
Janelle is majoring in exercise science with a minor in coaching at Mid America Nazarene University. She has competed in All Star Cheerleading Nationals, earned a 9th place finish at Collegiate Weightlifting Nationals in 2012, and is a collegiate cheerleader at MNU. She enjoys the mental toughness and community that comes with CrossFit. She considers it a privilege to help others experience those things and to watch and help them progress in their CrossFit skills.
Sam and Dean (The Dogs)
Sam and Dean spend their days patrolling the halls and performing various office tasks like napping in the bathroom and lounging by the doors. Being a German Shepherd, Sam is extremely loyal to the gym and anyone who will play fetch with him. Dean is very "special" so don't think it's strange when you see Brian or Amanda carrying him from point A to point B on any given day. They are both valuable assets to our great gym.
While CrossFit On Track adheres to the foundational structure of CrossFit, we include 8 tenets of our own to help guide our programming: