Ben Gleason - Owner
Ben Gleason was born and raised here in Greensboro, North Carolina. Ben is a Level 2 CrossFit Trainer . He also holds certifications as a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer, USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach, FMS Level 1 Certified, CrossFit Strongman Trainer, CrossFit Endurance Trainer, CrossFit Olympic Lifting Trainer, CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer, and is CPR/AED certified.
Ben has been participating in CrossFit for over 6 years but has been active in sports and fitness throughout his life. He coached at a large CrossFit Affiliate before deciding to open his own. He actively participates in the sport of CrossFit and competes in local events.
Ben enjoys working with clients of all ages. He believes that everyone has the desire to be fit and healthy and the will power to get there through proper training and diet. Ben finds nothing more inspiring then seeing someone surpass a goal or accomplish a new skill for the first time.
Favorite Movement: Muscle Up!
Favorite WOD: "Nasty Girls"
Casey grew up in Greensboro, NC but moved to Western NY where she was a Fitness Coordinator for a community center until 2013 when she moved back to be closer to her family. Casey grew up playing a variety of sports but specialized in soccer for over 15 years. She stepped into the NPC figure competition world between 2009-2010 and dabbled in power lifting before being introduced to CrossFit in 2014, when, like we all do, she got hooked!
Casey has been personal training since 2007, is certified in NASM and NCCPT, and also is a Level 1- CrossFit Trainer. She has clientele ranging from triathletes to people wanting to lose weight and increase their overall health/fitness.
Casey believes that each person has a different path and journey to get where they want to go. She wants to be a helping hand through the struggles so they can push past their comfort zones and see their full potential, allowing them to maximize their life in every aspect!
Sarah Carter grew up in Bedminster, New Jersey and moved to Greensboro to attend UNCG in 2011. Sarah participated in many sports growing up, including football, pole vaulting, cross country, soccer, and lacrosse. She pole vaulted at UNC-Charlotte before moving to Greensboro to pursue her goal of becoming a Registered Dietitian. Sarah has actively participated in CrossFit since 2012 and has been a member of multiple affiliates. She was a 2013 Regionals Team Athlete.
Sarah is also a Level 1 CrossFit trainer and very outgoing. She believes coaching is an art where beauty lies in one’s ability to adapt programs and workouts to every member’s individual needs and abilities. Sarah prides herself in movement efficiency and pushing people to reach the goals they have set for themselves. She believes each clients’ success is a reflection of a craftsmanship in which both member and coach are active participants. Sara is also a remote athlete for Muscle Driver.
Meredith is a graduate of North Carolina State University (2010) and worked in pharmaceutical research and development for 6 years prior to switching to CrossFit full time. She has been a coach for 4 years and has her CFL1, CFL2, and USAW 2 certifications. She grew up swimming and playing soccer competitively and dabbled in olympic triathlons before finding CrossFit (and never looking back!). She has competed nationally in olympic weightlifting as well in the 53kg and 58kg weight classes where she ranked in the top 10. Her favorite movements to coach are gymnastics and olympic weightlifting and she prioritizes good movement across the board! Her favorite benchmark workout is "Amanda" because it rewards efficiency in both gymnastics and weightlifting!
Her competition appearances include:
2013 USAW American Open 53kg
2013 USAW Nationals 53kg
2014 USAW American Open 58kg
2014 USAW Nationals 58kg
2015 USAW American Open 58kg
2015 CrossFit Regionals Team
2016 CrossFit Regionals Individual
2017 CrossFit Regionals Individual
2016 & 2017 Wodapalooza Elite
2016 Granite Games Pro
Jess was born and raised on Long Island, NY and has relocated to Greensboro after living in Bellevue Wa for the past six years. Jess got into CrossFit back in 2011 and hasn’t looked back since. She loves to lift and finds CrossFit to be an amazing outlet and tool for developing as an individual.
Jess is a Level 2 CrossFit trainer passionate about helping members improve themselves on their path to becoming mentally, physically, and emotionally proficient athle tes. Jess loves working with and helping fellow CrossFitters reach that AHA! moment in their training. She genuinely wants to help athletes reach their personal goals and overcome things that once seemed impossible.