Agents of Progress
Train Alongside The Best!
General Manager, CSCS, CF-L2
Ben has been in the fitness industry since 2004, private training for 15 years. He's been doing CrossFit since 2010, and coaching since 2014. He's a unicorn, as he's a Charlotte OG! His favorite part of coaching is the moment when he sees athletes realize they can do more than they thought they could. It's both motivating and gratifying!
Head Coach, CF-L1
Mie has been doing CrossFit for over 16 years, and has been coaching/personal training at UCF for 13! She grew up all over the world in Japan, Hong Kong, CA, Guam, CT, MA, and RI. Her superpower would obviously be flying!
Manager of Fun
Maddie has been doing CrossFit for 5 years, and has been having fun for 25 years. She's a sucker for a great Powerpoint presentation or Excel spreadsheet, and can usually be found dancing her way through the workouts. One day she hopes to have her very own clipboard!
Coach, CF-L2, CFSC, Mobility, Gymnastics, Rowing
Jaye grew up in Pennsylvania and has vast CrossFit coaching experience. His favorite quote is "You don't have to like it, you just have to do it", and his favorite part about coaching is helping others improve their lives through fitness.
Coach, CF-L1, NASM
Susanne has been coaching CrossFit for 4 years and personal training for 16 years. She moved a lot growing up and lived in 6 different states. Her favorite workout song is Work It by Missy Elliot and her superpower would be to be strong and helpful. For Susanne, the most inspiring thing about coaching is seeing an athlete accomplish a goal!
Kelly grew up in Tampa, Florida and she is a mediocre athlete but an EXPERT hugger. Her entrance song would be Hulk Hogan's Real American, and she would love to be able to teleport if she could. Kelly's favorite thing about coaching is watching athletes and friends get better, smil, and celebrate in the gym. She's a sucker for a happy moment!
Sam grew up in Belmont, NC and played College soccer at UNC Charlotte. In addition to coaching at Ultimate since 2015, she's been coaching youth soccer for CSA since 2012 and has coached/played Irish Football since 2008. She loves some Lady Gaga and if she could have any superpower it would be to fly (not Mie-flying, just low flying).
Austin grew up in Ocean Isle Beach, NC and coached at CrossFit Ocean Isle Beach and CrossFit Soda City before joining us as a coach at Ultimate in January 2020. His favorite workout song is Get Into It by Doja Cat, and his favorite thing about coaching is inflicting pain - call him a sadist!
Coach, CF-L1, CF-L2, USAW-L1, Personal Trainer
Tez grew up in Philadelphia, PA, but is NOT an Eagles fan. His favorite part about coaching is making people move better and making them suffer just a little bit! He believes everyone should do what they want, because we're all going to die anyway (he chuckles).