Meet Our Coaches

 

Let me introduce you to our amazing staff. We take pride in having the best staff in Toledo.

You won’t find a more motivated staff anywhere!

Mickey “Metcon” Porter          Jim Sutphin         Conner McCullen

Mickey “MetCon” Porter

CrossFit Coach

After years of lifting weights, marathon training, and other various fitness activities, Mickey discovered CrossFit in 2011. After a year in Denver and visiting dozens of different CrossFit boxes, Mickey returned to CrossFit Toledo, completed his CrossFit L1 training, and joined our coaching staff. As a graduate of the University of Michigan business school, Mickey works as a personal financial advisor when he is not at the gym. His passion for people lead him to becoming a coach for both physical and fiscal fitness.

Jim Sutphin

CrossFit Coach
From: Toledo, OH
Bio
Jim Sutphin began Crossfit in 2011. He completed his CF! in 2018. Thank you Rosa (Jimmy‘s better half) for bringing Jim to the gym. Jim embraced the Crossfit methodology for all the right reasons…Most notably, not for being into the sport of CrossFit, but instead for the practical application to his actual life. As a member of Toledo‘s finest, Jim strives for excellence with his career, family, and life in general. As a father of three beautiful boys, Jimmy is a role model for his family, our CFT family, and the community in general.

      

Katie Shaffner

CrossFit Coach
From: Toledo, OH
Bio
Katie fitness found Crossfit in 2013 and has been hooked ever since! By day, you can find Katie helping the 419 do better in Toledo by learning to move better as a PTA. Before or after work, you can find her in the gym helping people to move better, get stronger, and run faster. As a former runner and soccer player, Katie has a fun Ness for fitness and her passion is contagious.
My favorite thing about CrossFit is the community, family, that is always your biggest supporter. And learning/doing things I would’ve never dreamed I could do.
Favorite Movement: Anything Gymnastics
Favorite WOD: Badger

      

Gregory Semonin

CrossFit Coach
From: Toledo, OH
Bio
Gregory Cinnamon began Crossfit in 2015, and he has a long and distinguished fitness background. Greg completed his CFL1 in 2018, and we are grateful that he finally joined our coaching staff. By day, you can find Greg keeping our military aircraft flying as a jet mechanic, or you might see him coaching baseball. But when he is not, we are glad to have him giving us his guidance and leadership.
My favorite thing about CrossFit is
Favorite Movement: Muscle Up
Favorite WOD: Cindy

      

Nikki Ritter

CrossFit Coach
From: Toledo, OH
Bio
Nikki barbell has a long and distinguished life of fitness. As a former cardio/fitness instructor and marathon runner, Nikki found Crossfit in 2016. Since then, she has developed a real passion for the barbell, especially with the snatch and clean and jerk. By day, Nikki takes care of half of Ohio’s doctors and heart catheter patients, and when she’s not doing that you can find her lifting something heavy, getting out of breath, or helping our family improve their lives by getting fitter.
My favorite thing about CrossFit is
Favorite Movement: Power Cleans
Favorite WOD:Grace

      

Jason Jacob

CrossFit Coach
From: Toledo, OH
Bio
Jason Jacob’s began Crossfit in 2015 and has former coaching experience with Maumee Valley Crossfit. Jason has also spent time at many different boxes, and has a real passion for weightlifting. Jason spent some time in Columbus, not only getting educated and doing CrossFit, but also learning the intricacies of weightlifting at Project lift. We are so thankful that Jason joined our team in 2019.
My favorite thing about CrossFit is
Favorite Movement: Snatch
Favorite WOD: Grace

      

Tashina Lemons

CrossFit Coach
From: Toledo, OH
Bio
Tashina Lemons joined our coaching staff in 2018. She is a Renaissance woman… With a rich and distinguished background of fitness. Lemons grew up on a ranch in Wyoming doing “real“ work and grew up as no stranger to working hard. And she has had a very distinct background since then… physical education teacher, physical therapist, elite cyclist, military, mother, wife, visually impaired fitness guide, adaptive athlete trainer, Community developer, movement specialist, and just generally “good people.“ unfortunately, her military obligations took her away from us temporarily, but we hope to have her back in the near future… Stay tuned.
My favorite thing about CrossFit is
Favorite Movement: Deadlift/Handstand push-ups
Favorite WOD:Death Race

      

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