Tanya Carter has had her CF-L1 since 2005. In 2007 she started training friends and family in her 20×20 ft garage. Word of mouth spread and the size of her classes outgrew that garage. Prompting her to briefly open Paladin Health & Fitness in Hartland before affiliating and moving into The Commons building in August of 2013.
Certifications: CF-L1, CF-Kettlebell, AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, BSBA, Concept 2 Rowing Certification, CPR/AED.
Favorite Movements: DeadLift, Snatch, Kettlebells & Rowing.
Best peice of advice?: “Never give up!”.
What do you like best about Crossfit? What I like best? Hands down its the people that CrossFit brings together, The Community and Bonds that are made.
Favorite Movements: Snatch, Clean&Jerk, Pistols.
Best peice of advice?: “If you suffer through the structure, you can conquer the chaos.”.
What do you like best about Crossfit? I like that anyone of any age, gender, or body type can participate. I like that a variety of people from different backgrounds and fitness levels, who may have never interacted, find something in common through CrossFit. I like that there is ALWAYS something to work on and that others in the CrossFit community are almost always willing to help you reach your goals. (It’s impossible for me to narrow it down to one specific thing I like best about CrossFit).
Certifications: Personal Training from NCCPT, CF-L1.
Favorite Movements: Hand Stand Walks, Over Head Squats.
Best peice of advice?: “Please don’t throw up”.
What do you like best about Crossfit? I love how there are always continuous challenges and new things to try. I also love the community that comes with CrossFit! The support and encouragement that is shared is unlike anything I’ve experienced anywhere else!
Favorite Movements: Snatch.
Best peice of advice?: “Go as hard as possible but know your limits”.
What do you like best about Crossfit? Like most- it provides the opportunity for people of all ages and fitness levels to improve their fitness and allows everyone to compete with one another through scaling.
Brenda Hively started her fitness journey in her mid 30’s when she discovered a passion for running. In 2013, Brenda began attending Tanya Carter’s fitness classes and has since enjoyed challenging herself with CrossFit workouts that have improved her overall strength while at the same time benefitted her running. Since taking up running in 2007 she has run 8 full marathons (including Chicago Marathon, Disney’s Goofy Challenge, and Disney’s Dopey Challenge), and too many half marathons, 10k’s, 5k’s and other races to count.
Certifications: AFAA Group Fitness, CPR/AED Certified, Attending Road Runners Club of America Run Coach Certification February 2016.
Favorite Movements: Planks, Wall Ball Sit-ups, Sled Pulls, Kettlebells.
Best peice of advice?: “Never set limits, go after your dreams, don’t be afraid to push the boundaries. And laugh a lot – it’s good for you!“.
What do you like best about Crossfit? I like the way CrossFit continuously motivates, challenges, and encourages those who show up. Some days you’re there because you want to workout and other days you need to talk yourself into going. Some workouts are suited to your strengths and others push you to your limits. Every day you are part of a community full of support and you’ll leave knowing you did it which makes you stronger both physically and mentally.