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Ryan Robertson

Ryan is a PGA Golf Professional and was the Head Professional at Hunting Hills Country Club for 6 years prior to entering the fitness industry. In 2016 he co-founded CrossFit Unify Roanoke and in May 2017 purchased Brickhouse CrossFit from founders Jay and Amanda Forrester. Currently Ryan leads a team of amazing employees at Brickhouse and focuses his time and energy on creating the absolute best environment for his clients of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.   Ryan loves…

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Elizabeth Milne

Elizabeth joined Brickhouse in February, 2018 because her lifting had plateaued. Being able to attend a class where her workouts were planned and coaches where there to help her through form and scaling, had her instantly hooked. She enjoys getting to know the other members before and after class, as well as working out beside them. Her favorite thing about CrossFit is that not only does it push her further than she thought she was capable of, but also…

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Ginny Hoover

Ginny joined Brickhouse to take control of her health and fight against morbid obesity and type 2 diabetes. She considers Brickhouse a second home and family. Ginny loves being on staff because it gives her the opportunity to take care of the people that have helped her on her journey. She thinks that we’re incredibly lucky to have such a great place to train and she takes pride in making sure it stays that way. Athletic Background: Softball Volleyball…

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Sami Cilek

Sami got started at Brickhouse Crossfit on April 1, 2011, after a friend talked her into trying it out. In addition to her CrossFit Certifications, she has taken multiple gymnastics courses, and has her judges’ certificate.   Her favorite thing about coaching is watching people do things they never thought they’d be able to do. Sami ran her first 5K at the age of 42, completed the Tough Mudder at 43, and ran her first half marathon at 47…

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Mike Garrison

What got Mike back into Crossfit is his special needs son, Robert, and the necessity to maintain as much fitness as possible for as long as possible in order to be able to have his son at home. Functional movement, mobility and the ability to maintain focus under adverse conditions is his primary goal.   Mike is a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1) and is our resident Kettlebell enthusiast. He is a proud veteran of the United States Army…

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Matthew Allen

Matthew has been working out since I was old enough to drive himself to the gym. He had found a flier for a power lifting competition and that is where his competitive career started. After years of competition, he decided that he wanted to try something a little more challenging. He ended up giving bodybuilding a try and continued with that for about five years. Eventually, his younger brother asked him to join him in a CrossFit workout and…

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Casey Almarez

Casey and his wife, Renee, were introduced to CrossFit through a couple of Renee’s friends. He had developed some bad habits during and after college and had a hard time getting back into the gym to do the same “old” stuff. They decided to check it out and once they started, they were hooked. Casey loves coaching because he is able to help people become better versions of themselves, while watching them do something that they never thought they…

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Melody Pope

Mel immediately loved the atmosphere when she walked into Brickhouse CrossFit for the first time over six years ago. She knew this was where she needed to be. The main thing she likes to see from athletes is that they are OK taking the good days with the bad and using what they’ve learned or accomplished that day as a positive. She knows that there’s always something to be thankful for and finding that with each workout, even if…

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