Coaches Of Crossfit Charlotte

ANDY HENDEL (COACH A)
OWNER | HEAD COACH

Ten 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 11+ years of Crossfit experience, he's obtained several certificates/certifications, including Level 1 and level 2 CrossFit instructor, Seal Fit Basic Training, CrossFit Kids and Level 1 track and field. 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 (Maxine).

GREG CLEWIS
CROSSFIT LEVEL 1 & 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 1 & 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.

DAVID BOWMAN
CROSSFIT LEVEL 1

David (also known as firefighter Dave) has over10 years of CrossFit experience and holds additional certificates in kettlebell, endurance, gymnastics and nutrition He has 16 years of experience participating in the Firefighter Combat Challenge (3 time World Champion and 8 time Grand National Champion). David has participated in over 200 road races and played Rugby for East Carolina University.

BOOMER ALRED
CROSSFIT LEVEL 1

Boomer Alred walked into CrossFit Charlotte in 2010 and was hooked. The bare bones, primal nature of the gym spoke to him. “No mirrors, no egos" was a concept that he could get behind.


His day job as a filmmaker keeps him on the road nearly half of the year, creating the challenge of balancing life and fitness; it is a challenge he gladly accepts. He revels in sharing his knowledge and promoting functional fitness to the CrossFit Charlotte community. 


In 2013, Boomer joined the Unbeatable Mind Academy (www.new.unbeatablemind.com) in the SealFit community. This academy helps develop mental clarity, and can be applied to any facet of your life (i.e. goals, breathing, meditation, positivity). In 2014, Boomer and Coach A became further immersed in SealFit (www.Sealfit.com) by attending a Level 1 weekend academy. Boomer was also selected to attend the weeklong SealFit Mentor Academy. In February of 2015, Boomer and Coach A graduated Kokoro 36. The intense three-day camp is modeled after the Navy Seal Hell Week and is designed to forge mental toughness.


Through his years of experience with CrossFit and SealFit, Boomer provides the CFC community a unique view of coaching and training.

hours

Monday

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5:30AM - 6:30AM

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7:00AM - 8:00AM

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9:00AM - 8:00PM

Tuesday

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5:30AM - 6:30AM

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9:00AM - 8:00PM

Wednesday

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5:30AM - 6:30AM

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7:00AM - 8:00AM

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9:00AM - 8:00PM

Thursday

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5:30AM - 6:30AM

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9:00AM - 7:30PM

Friday

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5:30AM - 6:30AM

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9:00AM - 7:00PM

Saturday

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7:00AM - 12:00PM

Sunday

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9:00AM - 12:00PM


 

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