NCSA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Red Cross CPR-AED Certified
Robert began his love of strength and conditioning when he started lifting for high school football. He and his teammate Tanner flipped tires, pushed trucks, and invented many other ways of moving heavy objects around. In the summer of 2012, Robert studied abroad in Russia. It was there while working out on a Soviet-era jungle gym and studying the history of kettlebell training that Robert decided he wanted create a career for himself in the strength world.
Robert interned for the strength and conditioning departments at Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill during college. He graduated from UNC in 2015 with degrees in Exercise/Sport Science and Peace, War, and Defense.
East Carolina University was the landing spot after college. Robert worked on Jeff Connor’s staff as a strength and conditioning graduate assistant with the football team.
Robert was introduced to cross-training during his time at East Carolina. He was drawn to the unique ability to constantly evolve and its use of high-intensity movements. Robert worked as the strength and conditioning coordinator and assistant coach at Metro CrossFit before the genesis of Crown Town Athletics. Outside of the gym, Robert enjoys reading, debating, volunteering, and hanging with his cats.
CrossFit Level 1 and 2 Trainer
TRX Suspension Training
After a 30 year career in sales, Chip went back to college taking classes in exercise science and biology (human nutrition) to obtain his A.C.E. personal training certification. In 2011 a good friend (his spinning instructor) took Chip to a CrossFit class and he realized a different level of working out. It was far more challenging than anything he had ever done. Chip worked as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor until getting his Level I in 2012, then began his journey to become a CrossFit coach helping others embrace and enjoy this new fitness phenomenon. Chip loves learning and sharing new methods and information to help others achieve their fitness goals.
Chip was born and raised in Bellevue, KY (5 min outside of Cincinnati, OH) and his wife’s job brought their family to Charlotte in 2013. Chip has 2 beautiful daughters, Jennifer (23) and Rachel (20); and a wonderful wife of 32 years, Julie.
Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
Originally from western NC, Nichole started CrossFit in 2013 after finishing up a figure body building competition and realizing heels and the stage was not for her. Nichole still wanted to compete and Crossfit was just the challenge she needed. Nichole enjoyed personal training, but loved how crossfit made her feel and wanted to be able to help others feel the same way, so she decided to get certified by the end of the year. Nichole have competed in several team competitions in the southeast. She has 4 crazy kids, 1 dog and an amazing husband. Life is busy! Nichole loves being outdoors and anything active with my kiddos. Her favorite lift is deadlift and all things gymnastics! :-)