Sharon Chandler, Owner/Trainer
Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
Crossfit Level 2 Trainer
John North Attitude Nation Olympic Weightlifting Level 1
Personal Training (AFAA)
The very first time I stepped into a health club over 30 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
Nutrition Coach, Healthy Steps Nutrition
AHA CPR & AED
Lifetime milestones prompt us to re-evaluate where we are and where we are going. The birth of my youngest son made me take a good look at myself and realize that I needed to make some changes. My goal when I started Crossfit in December of 2012 was to always be able to keep up with my 3 sons. At the time, I couldn’t do wall balls, couldn’t run 200m without having to stop, and struggled with just about every movement.
5 years later, I decided to become a Crossfit and Nutrition Coach. Though fitting it in with family, a full-time job, and my own training is sometimes a challenge, I love it. Introducing kids to Crossfit through BCF kids, coaching adults to get a new movement or get through a really tough workout, and helping people dial in their nutrition have become the highlights of my week.
The BCF community has truly become extended family. My goal is to make the hour people spend at the gym with me – either working out or talking about nutrition – the best hour of their day.
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Endurance Trainer
In a prior life, I had believed that running and a couple days per week at the gym were all I needed to be satisfied with my fitness routine. Eventually, complete disregard and ignorance for proper technique in both running and weightlifting left me with recurring back injuries and a lot of frustration. I finally joined Breathe Crossfit on a whim after driving past their sign for months, and I haven’t looked back since. The workouts, combined with the guidance from the Coaches, left me amazed at the quality and value of belonging to a Crossfit gym. Not only did I get in the best shape of my life, but I was able to do it safely and as part of a welcoming and supportive community. Four years later, my back is stronger than ever, and I’ve had no recurrences in injuries. I became a CrossFit and running coach to help others reach their fitness goals, help them do it safely and have a good time while they're at it.
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 Certified Referee
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.
E-RYT 200, Reiki II Certified, Life Coach, Certified Recovery Coach
Yoga and Dance Instructor
Sandra began her yoga journey in 2017 when she started exploring different ways to help with her debilitating anxiety and fibromyalgia.
In 2018 she decided to immerse herself into the studies and philosophies of Yoga. She completed a 200 hour intensive Yoga Teacher Training. Right out of the course, she started guiding her very own classes at the studio she will forever appreciate, and became certified through. With a background in Dance, Psychology, Life and Recovery Coaching, and being a Caregiver, she knew this was a natural progression in her life’s journey. Sandra’s wish is to guide others through a joyful/spiritual practice that will not only build strength for the body, but more importantly, build strength for the mind and soul. Sandra has learned that Yoga is never meant to be perfected which is why we say “practice”. Yoga is for everybody!
“To be a good teacher you must be willing to always continue to be the student. Learning is a never ending road and I welcome humbly always.”