The coaches at  CrossFit Lumberton come from diverse athletic backgrounds and experience, but they all have one thing in common, they care. Their passion and commitment to helping you achieve your personal fitness goals is what separates us from other gyms. We know every member and their fitness goals, and strive to provide the training, education, support and motivation to meet these goals. As a coaching staff, we are committed to pursuing excellence and pushing you to thrive, not just survive. We are invested in taking care of you and take pride in helping you to enjoy life. We are in the business of getting you prepared for any obstacle or task life may throw at you.

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Sean Hardy – Head Trainer

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  • CrossFit Level 1 Instructor (CF-L1)
  • CrossFit Movement and Mobility Trainer
  • Texas Dept of State Health Services EMT-B
  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection – Firefighter
  • AHA CPR Healthcare Provider Certified
  • USPA Licensed Skydiver A-61827

I started CrossFit in March of 2010. I needed to get into a better exercise program than my usual “upper body today and lower body tomorrow” routine. I started CrossFit feeling like I was already in shape, so I wasn’t hesitant to try it out. I went to my first workout ready to show everybody “how it’s done.��� Before I stepped in the door, I read the sign that said “check your ego at the door.” I think I muttered something like “oh crap” and immediately got worried. As I walked in I was very nervous, but everyone there came and shook my hand and genuinely wanted to get to know me. After peeling myself off the floor when the workout was over I knew this was the program for me! Since I started CrossFit, I have not only made more gains than with any other program, but I have met and surpassed nearly all of the goals I have set. I love that I have found a way to train that is not only fun, but, IT WORKS!!!! As a professional firefighter for the City of Beaumont, being in good physical condition is not just a plus, it is a requirement. Much like our daily WOD’s (workout of the day), my job is highly unpredictable. CrossFit has helped me to be physically prepared for whatever the next emergency call requires of me. I am now healthier, stronger, faster, more powerful and more confident than I have ever been in my life! All it took was going to the “box��� and putting my best effort into every workout.

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Stephanie Hardy-

  • CrossFit Level 1 Instructor

Aside from a few school sports I have no athletic background to speak of. I started CrossFit in August of 2010 at a free class. I wasn’t immediately hooked although I signed up and used CrossFit as a supplement to personal training. That lasted about a month; I dumped the personal trainer and dedicated my gym time to CrossFit. The results were fast and lasting. I got my L1 with the intent of only coaching kids however, the opportunity to coach a regular class came up and I loved it. I’ve been coaching ever since and love watching people do things they never thought they could do and achieve goals they never thought they could obtain.

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Stacey Millican

  • Steadfast Bootcamp Instructor
  • CrossFit Level 1 Instructor
  • ACE Personal Trainer

Fitness has been my passion since I can remember. In 2006, I decided to make my passion my career. I became a personal trainer certified through the American Council on Exercise and am presently a senior at Lamar University attaining a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. I have taught group fitness including: spinning, Pilates, yoga, water and step aerobics, muscle conditioning, HIIT, kickboxing and Body Pump over the last 8 years. I’ve ran countless 5Ks and 10ks, 2 half marathons, 1 full marathon and a sprint triathlon. Always a firm believer in mixing things up to avoid plateaus and to create muscle confusion, I was intrigued when I heard about CrossFit in 2010. I had to try it! Never before had I experienced such an adrenaline rush. Every time I went, the workout was different with everything from gymnastics to weightlifting with people from all different walks of life. It is functional training, teaching our bodies to react and handle anything life throws at it. This was exactly what I’d been looking for! With a toddler and 2 teenagers, I definitely need that kind of training. I continued to personal train and teach classes while training at CrossFit until June 2014 when I was offered the opportunity to coach Steadfast bootcamp and yoga and Pilates classes at CrossFit Lumberton. I love the idea of sharing the CrossFit experience with people who can start at any fitness level and watch them meet their goals while they gain strength, stamina, endurance, flexibility and overall quality of life!

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J.R. Mora

  • Crossfit Level 1 Instructor

As for back as elementary school I was always doing some kind of athletic sport. I continued staying active throughout my junior high and high school years, and even now at the age of 48 years old. I was never great but good enough to start with what ever sport I was doing at the time but I never stayed with it because I would get bored . Ive done taekwondo, football, 5ks, baseball, softball, working out in global gyms and have even been a jockey. One day, Sean Hardy invited me to try what I thought was another fitness fad called CrossFit. At first I wasn’t sure what to think about it other than I wasn’t in shape like I thought I was. I decided to try the global gyms again, you know the drill leg days, chest, arms and cardio and this lasted for about a year. I got bored again so I gave CrossFit one more try and committed to 3 months . After I was hooked! Five years later CrossFit is still here, bigger than ever and I’m now a Level 1 crossfit instructor. I love competing in this sport as much as I do coaching others to improve their way of life. As a coach I really enjoy seeing people begin with no athletic background start to accomplish pull ups or even complete a 1 mile run without stopping. My wife has now drank the kool-aide and has been doing crossfit with me for 2 years. We both love this fitness family we are a part of at CrossFit Lumberton.

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Shelby Fehnel

  • Crossfit Level 1 Instructor

I started CrossFit back in April of 2016 after a hesitantly agreeing to join my best friend who had been bugging me to go. She knew I’d love it from my athletic and competitive background. I was pretty hooked after my first few Saturday free classes. Despite being in what I thought was good shape each workout was a reminder that I wasn’t but, each workout made me want to be my best. CrossFit has helped me through Chronic illness and makes each day better by helping me feel my best mentally and physically. Being a coach lets me give back to others what CrossFit has given to me. I love pushing people to be their best each day and achieve new things.

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Chris Isenblitter

  • CrossFit Level 1 Instructor

Hey, my name is Chris. My passion for fitness started when I was about 13. I was a little “Hefty” and didn’t wanna be “average” I despised being average, so I took it upon myself to change that.

Upon doing that a fire was lit inside me that still burns bright to this day. I poured over books ( including Arnold’s Encyclopedia) and articles about nutrition and training. I was very fortunate to have a training partner who was much older then I was. He took me under his wing and shared tons of knowledge with me ( Thanks Dale).

I played a few years of football in school but I got involved in powerlifting and chose to pursue that. I continued bodybuilding through college and ultimately for about 10-12 years. At this time I met the women who is now my wife and she wanted to try crossfit. We tried it and I have loved it ever since.

I love that it’s challenging and that their are so many aspects to improve in. I love that it requires mental toughness and grit. I love the community that comes with it. Bonds are built with people that you previously didn’t know, all in the pursuit of a healthier, fitter self. It was unlike anything else I have ever done.

Come join us and let us help you in your pursuit for better health and fitness. I hope to see you in the gym.

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Keri Buxton

  • CrossFit Level 1 Instructor

My name is Keri Buxton, I have lived in Southeast Texas my entire life and Lumberton since 2005. I have been married to the most exceptional man since 2006 and we have three children together: a stepson, Nate and two daughters, Addalee and Brylee Buxton. I have helped coach or been involved in many different children activities from cheer, track, teach talent show dances, kids church, volunteer boards, PTO, and much more! I have volunteered in All these to just be surrounded by kids. Coaching Crossfit Kids has not only been rewarding for them but also for me. I am able to watch the kids work out and have a fun while having a boisterous time doing it. The kids love learning new fundamentals and building on new things each week. They are amped up for class each week and come ready to learn! They have such amazing eagerness to learn these new things and that is inspiring to me. In Crossfit kids you are not working alone, but as a group that is there to invigorate, rally and encourages each other! There is always something to learn and ways to improve but the most important thing to remember is to have fun!!! You will develop skills that will enhance anything from daily activities to sports they are involved in! This class will enhance their level of enjoyment for physical fitness and Crossfit as a whole! Crossfit kids, you are able to push yourself further physically and mentally than you ever thought possible! I love that I get to combine my love for Crossfit and love for kids in one! ❤️

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Alisha Granger

  • Crossfit Level 1 Instructor
  • Texas Department of State Health Services EMT-Paramedic
  • Texas Commission of Fire Protection- Firefighter

Ever since I was a kid I have always been very active, I enjoyed being outside and playing Sports. I was never much of a gym person prior to CrossFit and did not have a clue about weight training. In 2012, I moved to Texas from California to progress my career and began leading a sedentary lifestyle. I could no longer do the activities I once enjoyed in California like playing hockey or going for long hikes in the foothills and mountains. After about a year of contemplating joining CrossFit I finally took the leap and haven’t looked back. I fell in love with CrossFit, the people, and the way it made me feel. I felt myself getting stronger, having more endurance, becoming all around healthier. I fell in love with weight training and Olympic weight lifting. CrossFit has helped me develop as an athlete but also develop my physical and mental capacity. In 2015, I joined Pearland Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic. CrossFit has helped me be able to do my job without any question or doubt. I am now apart of the Health and Wellness efforts at my department, assisting other with making healthy life style choices and workout routines. CrossFit has become an essential part of my life and has become a second family for me. I could not ask for a better box to be a part of as a member and an instructor.

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Heather Latino

  • Crossfit Level 1 Instructor

Hey there!! My name is Heather Latino. I really started thinking about my health and fitness about seven years ago, after my third child. I had really packed on some pounds! I just started walking and watching what I would eat. I had my ups and downs like everyone when it comes to this lifestyle. Just doing that got me started, but what really got my attention was one of those beautiful kiddos calling me fat! They’re kids they tell the truth, meaning no harm. That really got the ball rolling! Our kids are always watching us and learning from us. I want to be a good role model for them. I started doing some harder workouts at home but eventually, I was bored with them and needed more, needed something to push me more. So three years ago I, scared to death, tried my first Crossfit class. It just took me walking in the door to know that they were going to make me feel comfortable, welcomed and most importantly not want to run out the door. It just took one workout and I was hooked! I knew I was going to be back right away. I LOVED IT!! From then on all the other coaches and members helped me fit right in. Crossfit Lumberton is just the place to be.

What I didn’t know then is that I would be coaching at this wonderful place one day. I’m really excited to take this step and help other people like myself to take that scary step in the door.

Sean Hardy thanks for helping me not only in my fitness but getting me to where I needed to be with coaching. He has, from the beginning, always worked hard to build my confidence up in everything I do.

JR, Shelby and Stephanie thanks for letting me coach all y’alls classes and teaching me all y’alls ways. Y’all were a huge help and still are.

And last but NOT least I want to thank my husband, Lance. He needs a big ole pat on the back for putting up with me through all this. He’s alway encouraging in every way. He’ll always have my back.

I cannot wait to help coach people through this wonderful thing called Crossfit.

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Katie Wooten

  • CrossFit L1
  • CrossFit Kids
  • USAW Sports Performance Coach

Since discovering Crossfit 6 years ago, I have discovered a level of fitness I never thought possible. I have been coaching adults for 3 years and kids for 2 years at CrossFit Lumberton. Our community and members are unmatched and I’m thankful I get to watch them become better each day.

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Clayton Manzer – [email protected]

  • CrossFit Level 1 Instructor (CF-L1)
  • Judge – 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games South Central Regional
  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection – Intermediate Firefighter
  • Texas Dept of State Health Services EMT-B
  • FreeBirds Fanatic Rewards Club Member
  • Level 20 Ninja Gaiden Instructor
  • AHA CPR Healthcare Provider Certified

Being a Professional Firefighter, physical fitness is of the utmost importance. Pulling hose and breaching walls wearing 75 pounds of gear in temperatures in excess of over 1,000 degrees, operating extrication equipment, and carrying patients on stretchers are just some of the challenges that we face at any given time. Being physically fit is one of the best ways to guarantee that I go home to my family after my shift. I’ve tried all different kinds of exercise programs, even finished 3 half-marathons. I’ve spent countless hours running the roads and pushing weights in the gym. Nothing ever seemed to help me reach the goals I was looking for. That all changed when I was introduced to Crossfit in 2010. It���s my esteemed honor that you have entrusted your fitness goals with me. Together, with our thorough Coaching, nutrition education, and dedication on your part, were going to do a remarkable job making you the athlete you’ve always wanted to become. Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.