Meet Our Coaches

Owner / Head Coach / Personal Trainer
Coach / Usa Weightlifting State Record Holder
Crossfit Coach / Personal Trainer

Alex Kain

Owner / Head Coach / Personal Trainer
  • Owner/Head Coach
  • CF-1
  • CF Kids
  • USAW certified coach
  • M.S. in Exercise Science, C.S.C.S.

 

What is your fitness background?

I have been a high school and college athlete participating in Diving and Cheerleading primarily. I played/participated in just about every sport under the sun and still like to participate in anything I can. Having been a college D1 athlete with a scholarship I never thought I would be in better shape than I was in college. I am 39 yrs old and can lift more than I could when I was 25, and can workout harder and handle more volume. I wish I had this when I was in college, I would have been such a better athlete than I was!

What is your favorite WOD?

Fran

What is your least favorite WOD?

Murph

What is your favorite lift?

Thrusters/Snatch

What is your least favorite lift?

Deadlift

How long ago did you get into CrossFit?

9 years ago

What were your thoughts after your first CrossFit workout?

After I was able to scrape myself off the floor and could actually breathe I thought “this is an amazing workout, why have I not heard of this before!?”

What advice do you have to any newcomers to CrossFit?

Be patient and stick with it, once you learn the fundamentals it gets so much better learning what you are capable of doing. The results you will see will not compare to anything you’ve ever done before.

When did you join CrossFit?

September 2010

Jen Fullhart

Coach / Usa Weightlifting State Record Holder
  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified
  • USAW Certified Coach
  • Wisconsin state record holder in Olympic weightlifting

 

What is your fitness background?

I’ve always enjoyed an active lifestyle so I participated in just about any sport that looked fun over the years. It all started with ballet when I was 4 years old. I dabbled in soccer, basketball, gymnastics and a little cheerleading prior to high school. In high school, I found that track (sprints, of course!) and dance were a good fit for me. I continued to run when I was in college just to stay in shape, but actually began to enjoy running so I kept working on more distance. To supplement my runs, I began doing Insanity and T-25…then I found CrossFit!

What is your favorite WOD?

Nate

What is your least favorite WOD?

15.3…but only because I couldn’t do RX at the time.

What is your favorite lift?

Handstand push-ups! And I must admit….I love to clean!

What is your least favorite lift?

Thrusters!

How long ago did you get into CrossFit?

August 2014 

What were your thoughts after your first CrossFit workout?

I remember thinking that I finally found something that I could see myself doing for many years that provides me with challenges, yet is fun and exciting!

What advice do you have to any newcomers to CrossFit?

Stick with it! The progress and results you see are amazing! Spend time learning the fundamentals and you’ll be amazed at what your body is capable of doing. Most importantly, have fun becoming the most fit you’ve ever been!

Matt Grasso

Crossfit Coach
  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified

 

What is your fitness background?

I used to be a big runner (figuratively and literally), and lifted a few times a week. Prior to that just high school sports. I realized that I wanted more of a challenge and shortly there after I found A1 CrossFit. I haven’t looked back since and have enjoyed every minute and every day at this gym.

What is your favorite WOD?

Murph!! Body weight movements and an endurance tester.

What is your least favorite WOD?

That’s hard to say because I love everything in CrossFit, but any WOD that has thrusters in it would be a least favorite.

What is your favorite lift?

Cleans 

What is your least favorite lift?

Overhead Squats

How long ago did you get into CrossFit?

I first started doing CrossFit style workouts with bodyweight movements and running, but I officially joined my first box around February 2015.

What were your thoughts after your first CrossFit workout?

This just kicked my @$$, how do I join?

What advice do you have to any newcomers to CrossFit?

Pace yourself! That goes for WODs and overall progress. It’s been well over a year and I’m still learning new things all the time. Don’t give up and keep with it. Give it time and you’ll truly love everything you are able to achieve.

Adam Harmelink

Crossfit Coach / Personal Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified

 

What is your fitness background?

High school football, cross country, and track & field. Solo workouts at P-fit for two years and ten months of CrossFit.

What is your favorite WOD?

I’m a fan of Helen and—as much as it kills—the Murph, as well.

What is your least favorite WOD?

Fran

What is your favorite lift?

Power clean

What is your least favorite lift?

Thrusters/ bear complexes

How long ago did you get into CrossFit?

1+ years

What were your thoughts after your first CrossFit workout?

That was awfully painful, but so much more fun than P-fit

What advice do you have to any newcomers to CrossFit?

It’s going to hurt for a few days after the first workout. Don’t let that deter you. Keep coming back and know that the pain is growth and the more experience you get by returning the more confident in each movement you will be.