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Brittany Broughton

Brittany got into CrossFit when she was hired as a personal trainer and group coach at Golds Gym. She started working out using the CrossFit methodology to prepare for teaching classes. Her favorite part of coaching is the connections she makes with the members! Brittany says that “getting to talk to each person about their goals and then seeing them achieve them and grow their journey is amazing.”   Coaching Credentials: CrossFit Level I (CF-L1)   Athletic Background: Track…

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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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Donald Jackson

Donald got into Weightlifting through CrossFit. He said that he doubts he ever would have known Weightlifting was a sport if it hadn’t been for CrossFit.   Donald says, “I enjoy coaching for the same reason that I enjoy teaching and the general aspect of working with people. I love when the light bulb comes on for an individual and you see that “Ah-Ha” moment on their face. It is priceless and seeing a person apply new lessons and…

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Sientje Henderson

Sientje got into Olympic Weightlifting through CrossFit while she was in law school in Charlotte. She joined in November of her 3L year and once she moved back to Roanoke in the summer, her bar study schedule got in the way of her training. In order to finish the cycle from her box in Charlotte, Sientje went to a lot of open gyms and found most days she ended up just doing the strength portion of the workout. Eventually, Donald…

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Blake Johnson

Blake got into lifting while performing Olympic lifts during training for High School football season. His favorite part of being at the gym is seeing the impact CrossFit has on an athletes mood, mindset, and effort. He says it’s inspiring to see on a daily basis.   Athletic Background: Tennis Football   Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia   Education: Sports Management Degree, Roanoke College   Fun Facts: Favorite Lift: Deadlift Favorite WOD: Has to be Murph, the reasoning behind why it’s done…

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