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Trainers


ABOUT US.

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Trainers


ABOUT US.

WHAT SEPARATES RED HILLS CROSSFIT?

  • Athlete Operations - Providing professional membership services

  • Capped Classes - Allows our coaches to focus on each member

  • Continuing Education - Keeping our coaches accountable

  • Largest Coaching Staff - Staff of 8+ knowledgeable and approachable coaches, 6 of whom are CrossFit Level 2 Trainers, who continue to add value to our members beyond class time

  • Most accessible schedule - Sessions starting as early as 5:00a and as late as 7:30p

  • Two Locations - Members have access to two state-of-the-art facilities, BOTH of which have air conditioning

  • Largest and most inviting Fitness Community in Tallahassee

WHAT WE DO.

WORKOUT OF THE DAY (WOD).

Workouts are typically short—30 minutes or less—and intense, demanding all-out physical exertion. They combine movements such as sprinting, rowing, jumping ropes, climbing rope, olympic weightlifting, carrying heavy objects, and many bodyweight exercises. Equipment used includes barbells, dumbbells, gymnastics rings, pull-up bars, kettlebells, medicine balls, and boxes for box jumps. These elements are mixed in numerous combinations to form prescribed “Workouts of the Day” or “WODs”. Hour-long classes at affiliated gyms, or “boxes”, typically include a warm-up, a skill or strength development segment, the high-intensity WOD, and a period of individual or group stretching. Performance on each WOD is often scored and/or ranked to encourage competition and to track individual progress.


WHAT IS CROSSFIT?

Simply put, CrossFit is constantly varied functional movement performed at a high intensity. CrossFit combines a mix of  metabolic conditioning, gymnastics, and Olympic weight lifting to get the best fitness possible. CrossFit is described as a core strength and conditioning program used to supplement your profession,  your sport or your life. The aim of CrossFit is to physically prepare people for whatever life might throw at them. It is not about following a particular routine, but about constantly varying workouts.


OUR TRAINERS.

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TRAVIS PERKINS - Owner/Coach

CF-L1, CF-L2, CrossFit Coaches Development Course, CrossFit Competitor’s Course, US Army Fitness Instructor, US Army Combat Lifesaver, Camargo Olympic Lifting Course, Pendlay Olympic Weightlifting Level 1 & Level 2

Travis is an Owner of Red Hills. He is a former runner and recreational triathlete, but has been doing CrossFit since 2008, and received his CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate in 2012. Since then, he has earned numerous other CrossFit certifications as well as many outside the realm of CrossFit. Travis’s passion for teaching is evident in his “other career” as well, where he is a US Army Instructor Pilot in the UH-60 Black Hawk.

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TRAVIS DANE - Owner/Coach

CF-L1, CF-L2

Travis came to Tallahassee in 2003 to attend FSU and throw the hammer for the Track and Field team. During his time at FSU, he was trained by some talented strength coaches and fell in love with olympic weightlifting. After college, he eventually found CrossFit by seeking out a facility that would allow the Olympic lifts. He immediately became fascinated by CrossFit’s ability to get results for such a wide variety of individuals, no matter what level of fitness they currently were at. At that point, he committed himself to becoming the best CrossFit athlete I could and quickly was in even better shape than he was during his time as a college athlete. A short year after my first WOD, RHCF was born.

“My favorite movements still involve the Olympic lifts and probably always will. Burpees, however...not so much.” -Travis

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BRIAN CHAMBERS - Coach

CF-L1, CF-L2, USAW-L2, CF Mobility, StrongFit

Brian has done CrossFit for 4 years, and has coached at Red Hills for 2 and a half years. He is very passionate about all forms of strength and conditioning, and specializes in teaching weightlifting to youth athletes.

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JOE CROOMS - Coach

CF-L1, CF-L2

Joe is a Crossfit Level 2 Certified Coach. Joe first fell in love with Crossfit in the Spring of 2014 and has been expanding his knowledge of the movements ever since. Joe started coaching in the Spring of 2016. He especially loves working with athletes with mobility or pain issues to find movements better suited for recovery while still getting a great workout each and every day.

“There truly is no greater feeling as a coach than to see an athlete overcome an obstacle in their way.” -Joe


CHARLIE MYERS - Coach

CF-L1, CF-L2, CPT (ISS)

Charlie is a CrossFit Level 2 coach and has been doing CrossFit since 2012. He's a International Sports Science Certified Personal Trainer and Physical Therapist Assistant. Charlie grew up playing football and baseball and played college baseball. He also has 4 years experience as a high school varsity football and baseball coach.

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BILL LIVINGSTON - Coach

CF-L1, CF-L2

Bill initially got into CrossFit by testing out the workouts for a year in a traditional gym. He officially joined an affiliate in 2010. The benefits he noticed were immediate and he’s been hooked on both the community and fitness aspect of CrossFit ever since. Bill began his coaching journey in 2014 when he got his CF-L1 certification. He’s taken his coaching to the next level and obtained his CF-L2 certification in 2018. Bill has been a part of the Red Hills Coaching Staff since 2014.

“I am continually rewarded with seeing the same benefits from our members as I have personally experienced since starting CrossFit. Seeing our members work towards accomplishing their goals and seeing the joy when they achieve their goals is what keeps me motivated as a coach. I look forward to continuing to help our RHCF members reach their goals for many years to come.” -Bill

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CONSTANCE HOSEY - Coach

CF-L1

Constance has always enjoyed working out and has been working out in a gym since the age of 15. A few years ago a friend of hers convinced me to try CrossFit. She joined Red Hills Crossfit in April 2014 with the intention of staying for one month and now here she is 4 years later as a Coach with her CF-L1. She is an avid attendee of the 6:00 AM class at Red Hills CF West and has been coaching at Red Hills since January of 2017.

“CrossFit is more than just working out to better yourself, it’s the best community and it can be competitive and challenging. The one thing I always tell people when they ask why I love crossfit and why I keep doing it is that there is always something to improve on or something that you can be better at. It keeps you motivated and engaged. The thing I love the most about being a coach is helping people reach personal goals that they have set for themselves. Watching a member get their first pull-up or box jump or hit a new PR on a lift that they have been working on is just the best feeling for them and for me as a coach.” -Constance


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KEATON COATES - Coach

CF-L1

Keaton is a student at Florida State University where he’s studying Technology and Communications. He was born and raised right here in Tallahassee, Florida and has always loved fitness and sports growing up. He’s been active in sports throughout his life and in high school he was a three-sport athlete participating in Baseball, Lacrosse, and Basketball. Keaton has been doing CrossFit for over 2 years and recently received his CF-L1. After completing our in depth Coaches Development Program, he has been coaching classes regularly since July of 2018.

“I love being able to come to work every day and help others reach their fitness goals and push members to become even better versions of themselves. Seeing people grow and do things they thought impossible makes this job incredible. I hope to continue to grow as a Coach and own a gym in the future so I can continue to do what I love.” -Keaton