Sharon Chandler, Owner/Trainer
- Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
- John North Attitude Nation Olympic Weightlifting Level 1
- Group Fitness
- BTS Programs
- Certified Nutritionist
- Personal Training (AFAA)
The very first time I stepped into a health club over 22 years ago I was an overweight teenager and I felt just like everyone else, intimidated and quite nervous that I would be the heaviest one there and everyone would be looking at me! Little did I know that once I got over my fear and opened the door, I would be walking into a passion that would consume my life. Since that day I have been involved in every facet of the business, starting out as a personal trainer, to eventually owning a health club. Fitness is not just what I do it is who I am. I hold a wide variety of certifications. I thought I had seen and done everything until I was introduced to Crossfit. That moment was a turning point, I left traditional training behind me and never looked back. My passion is helping others find their inner “athlete” and helping them to become the best version of who they can be.
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Since I was a child I have considered myself an athlete. I grew up playing football, basketball, and baseball. But like most adults you find that your job, kids, and life happens. I woke up one day and realized that I was grossly out of shape and didn’t really resemble the athlete that I wanted to be. A friend from work talked my ear off for several months about Crossfit before I finally decided to give it a shot. One class is all it took for me to fall in love with the program. I not only found that the workouts that were constantly varied but they were difficult and never boring. I know that there is no shortcut to success in life or in fitness and I quickly found results like you would see in an infomercial from eating clean and working hard. I had tried the globogym scene, running, and at home videos but was never able to stay motivated long enough. In all my other failed attempts at fitness and many hours repeating the same routine I realized that I never new anybody’s name at the gym. I found that in Crossfit the community is very welcoming, I gained many new friends that encourage me to finish every workout. I love the results and the camaraderie so much I want to pass on the knowledge that I have gained. You may have heard “the first rule of Crossfit, is you never shut up about Crossfit”. That’s true because it works!
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- CrossFit Gymnastics
- CrossFit Endurance Seminar
Since taking a weight training class Freshman year in highschool, working out has become a passion and a lifestyle of mine. As the years progressed since that class, so did my desire for helping myself and others to improve themselves and become athletes through various workout programs. Like most people, I first heard about Crossfit after college because someone (my sister) wouldn’t stop raving about it. She knew how much I loved fitness and working with people so she invited me to an open house at her Crossfit gym to check it out. Because I love my sister, I figured I’d appease her constant offers and finally come see what all the fuss was about. After completing a team workout with a couple dozen people, I instantly fell in love with the concept of CrossFit. Not just because the workout was extremely different and effective, but because there was a smile on everyone’s face from beginning to end. The community aspect of Crossfit is what really stood out and hooked me. Every day at the gym is a new challenge and opportunity to have fun and get in better shape with others that have the same goals. To me, that’s a lifestyle and community that I look forward to being a part of for the rest of my life.
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Before joining the BCF Community in February 2014, I couldn’t have even told you what CrossFit was. My sister dragged me in for my first session one evening and even though I was completely exhausted, shocked at how out of shape I was and drained, I knew it was the best workout I had ever had! From that point on, I was hooked! In April 2014 I started participating in performance training at Breathe and made great progress under the guidance of the BCF coaches and my teammates. It was shortly after this that I found myself wanting to further my knowledge of the movements and learn the overall aspects of coaching. Fast forward to Fall 2015, I completed my L1 Certificate Course and became a trainer here at Breathe. Overall, I can say that CrossFit has really changed my life; I’ve lost over 35lbs, chosen a healthier lifestyle, become a more well rounded athlete and have gained a new family at BCF.
- Crossfit Level 1 Certified
- Functional movement systems certified
- 2013 Crossfit Free Regionals Athlete
- 2014 Crossfit Free Regionals Athlete
- 2015 Crossfit Free Regionals Athlete
- 2013 Weightlifting Nationals Athlete
- 2013 Weightlifting American Opens Athlete
- 2014 Weightlifting Nationals
- Jon North Attitude Nation Certified
- USAW Memeber
- USAW Certified Referee
- BLSC Certified
- Team Red Line
- Certified Orthopaedic Technologist
I started CrossFit in 2012 simply to be more active. I always played sports growing up and at the time was playing rugby. I wanted and needed to be stronger, faster, and more aggressive, so I tried CrossFit. After a few classes something clicked and I have been hooked ever since. "CrossFit allows you to see struggles, progress and results. It keeps you motivated and always wanting more."
CrossFit also introduced me to the world of Olympic weightlifting, which quickly became a passion. Each year I have qualified for weightlifting nationals and the American open and I am currently a nationally ranked weightlifter in the 58k class.