Michael, from Plain City, has always had a passion for sports and fitness. He has a love for competition and played sports through high school and college. The satisfaction from pushing past old limits and achieving goals is what motivates him to be better every day. Micahel leads CrossFit classes, facilitates the Steadfast Athlete Development program, and manages many of the day to day operations at Steadfast Performance Training.
As a CrossFit gymnastics and USA Weightlifting coach and athlete, I’m excited to share my passion for fitness with others by helping them become the best version of themselves.
When not at the gym I enjoy spending time with my husband (Kit) and son (Corbin) and our 2 dogs. I also work as a hairstylist and I’m currently studying nutrition.
I’ve been working in the fitness and sports industry since 1995. I started competing in weightlifting in 2000. I coach to hopefully help others reach whatever goals they have in lifting or fitness and maybe more just like all my coaches have done for me.
I was born and raised in Curitiba, Brazil. I received my MD degree in 2002 followed by residency in ophthalmology. Now married with two beautiful daughters, I’m happy to join the Steadfast team where we can help others to develop the same passion for sport and fitness. When I’m not at Steadfast I spend most of my time taking care of my family. As we can never stop learning, I love to read about nutrition and on how to keep our movements safe while performing this beautiful sport.
A certified personal trainer through the National Personal Training Institute of Columbus, Daniel first fell in love with fitness during his time in the Army. He believes in promoting not just physical health, but mental and spiritual health as well and is passionate about helping his clients achieve their goals through lifestyle changes and daily disciplines. Outside of training, Daniel loves pursuing relationships through discipleship, expanding his knowledge through reading, and exploring Columbus with his wife.
As a lifetime athlete, participating in a variety of sports as a child, varsity and Junior Olympic volleyball throughout high school, and collegiate Track and Field, fitness and sport is a big part of who I am. I have been training in CrossFit (and dabbling in Olympic Lifting) for 5 years, and have been a CF-L1 for just under 2 years. I love to share the joy of fitness with others. My particular passions as a coach are working with new athletes, pregnant athletes, and helping every athlete I have the pleasure of coaching define and reach his or her goals.
I am a wife to Philip. I am a mom to my two girls Lucy and Lily, and my two babies in Heaven, Joseph, and Jude. I believe that no matter where you are on your journey, there is no “bad” time to start down the road to fitness. I hope I can share in that journey with you!
The family-friendly atmosphere and wonderful staff and athletes at CrossFit Plain City inspire me every day, and I am so blessed and honored to work with you to meet your goals.
I grew up involved in a variety of sports, fitness, and activities. From playing organized sports like volleyball and track to backpacking on the Appalachian Trail, I’ve found joy and community in many different forms. I’m a strong advocate for doing something different every day, and that’s exactly what CrossFit provides: high-intensity cardio, heavy, dialed-in weightlifting, and skilled gymnastic movements. As a coach, I strive to provide athletes with the best possible use of their body and skills. The uniqueness of each day and the community aspect keeps athletes coming back for more.
If I’m not actively in the gym or playing a sport with my husband Louie, I’m probably curled up under a tree reading a good book. I’m pursuing a career as a Language Arts teacher and hope to use my passion to educate the next generation.