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Leslie Allen, #CEO and Head Coach
Always active as a kid, Leslie tumbled and cartwheeled her way through childhood until she learned to row on the Potomac River in Virginia her freshman year of high school. Rowing kept her, mostly, out of trouble. She enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1989 where she served as an aircraft firefighting and rescue specialist.
Leslie has been in the fitness industry since 1994. She started teaching aerobics and strength & conditioning classes in southern California after she completed 5 years on active duty in the Marines. She continued to teach fitness classes until she transferred to UC Davis. She was a competitive collegiate rower for UC Davis, where at the ripe old age of 25, she was the ‘oldest’ person to ever compete on the UC Davis crew team. Happy to be in the land of collegiate athletics she did her best to keep up with the 18 year olds and learned invaluable lessons in focus and determination. Leslie also assisted with dry-land training for the UC Davis Novice crew team.
She started CrossFit in 2010 and acquired her Level 1 Trainer in 2011. She has been coaching CrossFit since 2011. Leslie became a Level 2 Trainer in September 2014, she is also a Level 1 Precision Nutrition Coach, a USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach, a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher and holds a CrossFit Endurance certificate.
Leslie is a US Masters Olympic Weightlifting competitor. She is the 2012 American Masters Champion and former record holder in her age and weight class. She is the 2013 Pan American champion in her division and holds two Pan American records. She is the Montana State Champion and record setter in her division. She finished second in the world in her division in the 2017 CrossFit LiftOff.
Leslie coaches CrossFit, Yoga and Foundations classes. She offers nutrition consultation and is happy to collaborate with anyone of a personal plan to health and wellness.
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
Level 1 Precision Nutrition Coach
USA Weightlifting Sport Coach
200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance
James Hedges, #CFO and CrossFit Coach
James grew up with the outdoors as a part of his life, camping, fishing, hiking and gardening. James played organized soccer for 14 years, ran cross country and track, plus marching band… yes, the tuba in marching band. (Heck of a work out if anyone cares to know.) James is a climber, road/mountain biker, telemark skier, runner, fisher and more. He’s participated in triathlons, marathons, century bike rides, long distance trail runs, epic rock climbing adventures and he looks forward to utilizing this background to assist True Spirit CrossFit members in achieving their goals whatever they may be.
For his day Job James works for Simms Fishing Products in the Custom Branding customer service dept. James values customer service and a commitment to community (MCC board member and chair). In addition James has extensive skills in managing a business and will be helping out with day to day operations for True Spirit CrossFit.
James has been participating in CrossFit since the summer of 2010 when he stared doing park workouts. He completed his CrossFit Level one training in 2014 as well as a CrossFit Endurance Trainer course in 2012. He’s assisted with rowing seminars as well as attended an Olympic lifting class taught by Sage Bergener. James recognizes coaching its a life long process, just like being fit. He looks forward to continually growing his skills through on going education and assisting all TSCF members in working towards being fit and healthy.
“My favorite part of CrossFit is that it is infinitely scalable so that anyone can participate safely and still achieve the benefits of becoming healthier. My mission at True Spirit CrossFit is to assist our members in achieving wellness to live life to the fullest.”
To show up to class is victory! So show up, we’ll help with the rest…
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
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