Education: CrossFit Level-2 FMT Level 1 & 2 CrossFit Kids MWOD L-1
Hi all!! Welcome to CrossFit Achieve! I am so excited you are browsing through our website. Getting to know your coaches is important as it will be the connecting dot to helping you achieve your goals! I was a 3-4 sport athlete growing up and very competitive! I went on to play DI Soccer at Southeast Missouri State University where I received my BS and MS. After college soccer I needed something fun and competitive and that is where CrossFit came into play! I drank the Kool-aid just like you will soon ;)! After finding CrossFit it changed my whole life for the better and I made the decision to coach it Full-Time/Own a box in 2014. I spent 8 years in the space prior to deciding it was time to open my own and that is now CrossFit Achieve! All I am going to say is, DO NOT JUDGE a book by it’s cover and understand you don’t have to get “FIT” to start CrossFit. CrossFit is designed to meet you where you are and get you where you want to go!
I’m Mike and I look forward to meeting you in class! I can’t wait to share my enthusiasm about our gym and how it has changed my life. I am originally from Texas and grew up around sports. Throughout middle and high school I played baseball, football, ran track and cross country before finally retiring from competition my junior year. After that, things went off the rails.
I completed my undergrad degree at Texas A&M University but to be honest, didn’t really take care of myself that well. I ate whatever I wanted, occasionally went to the gym and when I did, mainly stuck with cardio machines. After college, my new “fitness” habits didn’t really change for about 15 years. By that point, I was overweight and depressed with high blood pressure and cholesterol while trying to fix my issues with a week’s worth of whatever fad diet trend there was and 3-4x a week of cardio at the globo gym while barely touching weights. This wasn’t what was best for me, my wife or my three kids.
I walked into Coach Rachel’s gym, went through on-ramps and started taking classes. And honestly, it was brutal! CrossFit was harder than anything I done before, but I kept coming back because of the commitment to myself and because of the best part of the gym: the community. Over the years, I’ve improved in just about every area in terms of my physical and mental health, hit personal record lifts I never thought attainable and cleaned up my nutrition to be in the best shape of my life in my late 30’s.
Wherever you’re at in your fitness journey (including the beginning!) and whatever your goals are, this is the right place for you. And we look forward to helping you on your journey.
Coach & Head of Online Programming
My name is Reid, and I can’t wait to see you in class!
I was born and raised about an
hour south of St. Louis, in a small town near Bonne Terre, Missouri. I am a huge sports fanatic, so if anyone wants to talk basketball or football I am always down! I was a multi-sport athlete for as long as I could remember and eventually played collegiate golf for one year before deciding it wasn’t for me. After getting out of the strict college training regimen I really let myself go. I ended up being around 50 pounds overweight and completely unhappy with my life. After attempting to play basketball with the kids I was coaching once and having to quit after 5 minutes, I knew something needed to change. Luckily, my Dad just started doing CrossFit at a very small local gym around us. I was hesitant at first, but after a while I became obsessed with everything CrossFit. CrossFit not only helped me lose 50 pounds and eventually get in the best shape of my life, but it also helped me break old habits, get my nutrition on track, and most importantly brought my best friends and role models to me.
As far as credentials and experience, I am a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, as well as an NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist. I have been coaching in some capacity since I was 18, and now at 23 I cannot wait to bring my own unique experiences and coaching style to this badass community you all call home! I cannot wait to learn more about this great community you all have going here at CrossFit Achieve, and I am beyond excited to help this crew reach their goals and become the best version of themselves they can be!
Goal Review Coach & Intern AN Assistant Coach
Carissa always had a passion for helping others, whether it was teaching children how to stay active and healthy as a physical education teacher, or serving the community as a police officer. However, it was her own weight loss journey and enjoyment at Crossfit Achieve that ultimately led her to Achieve Nutrition as the Goal Review Coach & future coach.
After struggling with her weight as the years progressed in law enforcement, she decided to make a change and dialed in on nutrition and exercise. Along the way, she realized she had a deep understanding of how to motivate and inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to achieve their own goals.
As a Goal Review Coach & CSM in the group for Achieve Nutrition, Carissa is committed to helping others reach their goals by providing personalized support, guidance and accountability. Whether you’re struggling to lose weight, maintain a healthy lifestyle, or simply need a little extra motivation, Carissa is here to help. With her knowledge, experience, and passion for helping others, she can help you overcome obstacles, stay on track and achieve the
results you want.
Hi everyone! I am excited to join CrossFit Achieve and accompany you on your health and fitness journey. I have been doing CrossFit since I was 15 when I walked into a box and quickly realized it was something I wanted to be part of for the long term. From coaches who inspired me to new friends I made, I fell in love with health and fitness and all the positive results that come from it. Since I started, I have found my passion for becoming the best version of myself and helping others to do the same. I earned my coaching certification at 17 and have been working to inspire people to be their happiest and healthiest ever since!
Some other things I enjoy are traveling and spending time with my family. I recently moved to Saint Louis after living in Des Moines, Iowa. I currently serve in the National Guard and am applying to Flight School, hoping to get stationed in Missouri, Colorado, or Germany. In the meantime, I cannot wait to see where your goals take you at CrossFit Achieve!
Assistant Nutrition Coach
I first started learning about nutrition and macros 7 years ago when I started my CrossFit journey. I quickly realized that my performance in the gym was directly correlated to what I was fueling my body with and that’s how I got my start. Fast forward a few years to having a baby, gyms being shut down and simply not prioritizing my health/well-being, I basically started from ground zero again.
After going through multiple “day one progress pictures”, crash diets, yo-yo dieting and you name it, I finally found Achieve Nutrition and can tell you from experience, that it has changed my life. I’m what I call a “recovering perfectionist” and have found that life, especially nutrition, is all about balance. I’m here to help you find sustainable, long-term habits that will lead to the results you are looking for. It might take some time, but I can tell you from experience that quick fixes end in disaster and most of the time leave you right back where you started.
Let’s make this your last “DAY ONE” (no more starting and then stopping!) and work toward a healthier, happier YOU!