crossfit charlotte coaches

ANDY HENDEL (COACH A)
OWNER | HEAD COACH, CCFC L-4

Twelve years ago, Coach A had the foresight to open Charlotte's first CrossFit box - CrossFit Charlotte (CFC). He is the owner and head trainer at CFC, has over 30 years of strength and conditioning experience, and 20 years of high school and college football coaching experience.

In his 12+ years of Crossfit experience, he has achieved Certified CrossFit Coach (CCFC), which is CrossFit’s highest credential offered for trainers (CF-L4). Seminar staff as a Level 1 instructor. He also has a Sealfit Basic Training certificate and is an instructor for 20x and Kokoro.  Coach A attended NC State University and played in the NFL for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins, where he received All­-Pro honors. 

Andy lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife Dina and has one son (Spencer), one daughter (Andee) and one dog (Georgia).

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GREG CLEWIS
CROSSFIT LEVEL 2

Coach Clewis has over 33 years of service and professional experience as a teacher and coach. In his time at Myers Park High School he served as head baseball coach and Athletic Director, retiring in March 2011. During his tenure at Myers Park won the prestigious Wells Fargo Cup (most outstanding overall athletic program in NC) three times and aided in the school being name an NCHSAA Exemplary School. He received a Superintendent's Accommodation for his leadership in athletics, was recognized by the NCHSAA and the NCADA for his years of service and was inducted into the NCHSAA Hall of Fame in 2016. Other achievements include: M.S. Degree in Athletic Administration, Water Safety Instructor, Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA) and an NIAAA Coaches Certification.

Coach Clewis began his Crossfit journey in 2010 and has been coaching since November 2012. He competed in the 2011 and 2015 CrossFit Games, and finished in the top 20 (Master's division) at the 2016 Games. 

Greg lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife Susan. They have a daughter (Amy), son (Will), grandson (Damen) and one grandchild on the way.

JACOB BURNS
CROSSFIT LEVEL 2

Jacob began his CrossFit journey in 2009 and has over six years of coaching experience. Jacob is motivated by the camaraderie, walking into the gym and knowing that no matter the fitness level of the person next to you, you're both going through the same thing. When new people ask if CrossFit gets any easier, his answer, "it doesn't get easier, you just get stronger and faster." Jacob's favorite thing about coaching is seeing the "light bulb" go off in the mind of an athlete – when they nail a lift or movement, hit a PR, or do something they didn't think they ever could or imagine. 

Jacob is our resident 5:30 a.m. coach and enjoys walking through the gym door, turning on the lights for the first class and helping athletes begin their day by getting through what could possibly be the most physically and mentally challenging thing they do all day.

Jacob attended Mount Wachusett Community College (Computer Information Systems) and is married to fellow CFC athlete, Taryn (CF L1 cert.). When she's not keeping their household in check, she's at CFC beating him in workouts. They have two beautiful daughters, Emerson and Marleaux.

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Branden Dewese
Level 2 Certificate
Burgener Strength
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Branson grew up in southern West Virginia. As a soccer player, he was interested in training during the off-season and in 2012 was introduced to CrossFit. Very quickly, he developed a love for this sport and type of fitness.

He went on to study this passion at Marshall University and earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science. He has hundreds of hours in the Marshall University exercise physiology research laboratory under the guidance of Dr. Terry Shepherd. 

Throughout college, Branson developed a desire to pass on what he had learned and help people throughout their fitness journeys. He began coaching strength and conditioning to high-school athletes as well as adults in WV.

After college, he attended the CrossFit Level 1 Certification Course in 2017 and immediately began coaching at an affiliate.
Since then, Branson has went on to become a combat medic in the Army Reserves and is now studying to become a nurse in the Army.

 Taylor Self
CROSSFIT LEVEL 2 

Coach Taylor, 24yrs, started CrossFit three years ago with the intent of getting into better shape. With a long history of sports, including wrestling, swimming, football and baseball, Taylor grew up in a competitive and active environment. At the suggestion of his sister, Taylor joined a CrossFit gym and was hooked at once. Not long after he started Taylor attended his Level 1 Seminar to get a strong grasp of the foundational concepts of CrossFit in order to become a better athlete. Soon after, Taylor saw an opportunity to coach and decided that coaching and helping others was going to be a major part of his continued passion in CrossFit. Taylor Is currently coaching part time while pursuing his Bachelors in Social Work at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and training to compete in the Sport of Fitness

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hours

Monday

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5:30AM - 8:00PM

Tuesday

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5:30AM - 8:00PM

Wednesday

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5:30AM - 8:00PM

Thursday

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5:30AM - 7:30PM

Friday

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5:30AM - 7:30PM

Saturday

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9:00AM - 12:00PM

Sunday

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10:00AM - 12:00PM


 

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