Jason is the owner and director of Buckeye Strength and Performance. He has an impressive background that consists of military, firefighter, and paramedic training. He’s also a veteran educator with over 20 years of teaching experience. For Jason, CrossFit was a game-changer. It was a breath of fresh air that altered his life for the better. At Buckeye, Jason wants our members to transform both their bodies and lives. Don’t just meet your expectations, surpass them.
James is the head coach at Buckeye Strength and Performance. He’s a former collegiate athlete (basketball and track) who found his calling as a fitness professional. He transitioned from personal trainer to sports and conditioning coach which eventually led to CrossFit. For over a decade, James has used his knowledge to guide athletes at every fitness level.
He’s known for making complex ideas understandable for a variety of clients. James is invested in your progress and determined to get you results. “My primary goal is to get an athlete from point A to point B as effectively and efficiently as possible.”
Daniel is a coach who loves to lift. As a young adult, it was a positive outlet that he thoroughly enjoyed. In college, two life-changing events occurred: Daniel began studying exercise physiology and a friend convinced him to try CrossFit. After one session, he got a rude awakening. Despite his years of lifting, nothing prepared him for that type of training.
“I knew I needed to do more if I wanted to consider myself “in shape.” So, I became a full-fledged CrossFitter and did everything I could to be stronger and more proficient.” That included taking his training to the next level by becoming a certified coach. “It’s a new challenge every day in working with athletes. I love the positive effect that fitness brings to people’s lives.”
Sue is no stranger to athletic competition. Over the years, she’s participated in high school and college basketball, multiple marathons, and half marathons. She’s also an accomplished martial artist with a black belt in Krav Maga. The latter of which served as a gateway to CrossFit. When a local affiliate opened nearby, she decided to try it out. The first few WODs planted the seed of her becoming a coach and the rest is CrossFit history.
Aside from training, Sue is passionate about nutrition. She understands that exercise is only part of the fitness journey. If you want to see results, you have to be all in. No shortcuts.
Amanda is a coach who specializes in endurance and human movement. “I started as an endurance runner, and quickly shifted gears to trail and ultra-distances. I’ve been on the podium a few times, but my proudest moment was finishing the Umstead 100 Mile Endurance Run in 26:13. It was based almost entirely on CF GPP programming.”
Initially, Amanda earned her Level 1 certification to improve her knowledge base and grow as an athlete. But it merely pushed her into a new career where she could truly excel. “I drew on my past endurance coaching and found a passion for sharing that knowledge and experience with others.”
Matt is a soccer player turned CrossFit coach who loves working with new people. He currently specializes in our intro/On-Ramp program that lays the foundation for your fitness future. Matt began his journey in 2012, by applying CrossFit training principles to his workouts. “After a few years, I took a leap of faith and decided to get my Level 1.”
Since then, Matt has become a vital part of the Buckeye Strength and Performance community. As a coach, he loves teaching efficiency and monitoring human movement patterns. It can be extremely useful in coaching athletes BEFORE and during a workout.
Tyler is an Olympic weightlifting coach who’s passionate about helping others achieve their goals. As a former wrestler and high school football star, sports have always been a part of his life. In college, he worked within multiple strength and conditioning programs that aided his transition to weightlifting.
Tyler loves training with the Buckeye Strength and Performance team because everyone is receptive and open to coaching. They understand that learning lifts is a journey and each day is an opportunity for growth.