MELISSA CURRIER — MBA, BS, CROSSFIT L2 TRAINER, USAW WEIGHTLIFTING L1, REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER RYT200, COREPOWER YOGA L1, APA GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR (LAND & AQUATICS), CPR & P-PRO
MIKE CURRIER — CROSSFIT L1 TRAINER
In my 20s, I participated in competitive powerlifting. In my 30s, I found some CrossFit programming online and found it very challenging but I really liked it! I found a local CrossFit gym, and haven’t looked back for the past 7 years. I really like the competitive aspect of CrossFit, but also love the fact that anyone can do it. I found that I really enjoyed coaching others and got my CF-L1 Trainer certification to help others on their CrossFit journey.
DR. GARY CHILDERS — CROSSFIT L1 TRAINER, NUTRITION GURU
My early years were spent with the usual sports like football and track. I always found myself spending more time in the weight room than my teammates not because I had to but because I loved it. A three-year run as a competitive bodybuilder kept me focused on my appearance more than my athletic abilities. As I grew older I began running with my wife and after finishing far behind her in my third marathon I switched to backpacking then mountain biking and snowboarding. I quickly realized that pretty muscles do not translate to functional abilities. My wife Chris, a lifelong runner also felt that running alone was not adequate to keep us in the shape we needed to be in to keep up with our four kids; so at 47y/o we both tried CrossFit. We still participate in many other sports but CrossFit is our focus not only because it is fun and forever challenging but also because it allows us to stay adept and competitive in everything in life.
My love and therefore my focus in CrossFit is grounded in the lifestyle it promotes. As a physician for over 27 years, I have seen what the lack of attention to activity, functional fitness and nutrition can do to a person. My belief in this type of training prompted me to obtain my L1 certification at age 55. I am in the process of my second certification in masters athlete training. My hope at this stage of my life is to help people realize that attention to their nutrition and functional abilities early on will translate into fitness and longevity for years to come. I can think of no better way to accomplish this other than coaching CrossFit.
CASSIE SCHUURMANS — CROSSFIT L1 TRAINER, CYCLING INSTRUCTOR
I have always been an athlete and when I got done with college sports I didn’t quite know what to do with my time. I ended up looking in the mirror 30 pounds heavier than I had ever been. I have always struggled with going into a fitness center and not knowing quite what to do. I have always been competitive and one day I found myself in a Crossfit gym and have not looked back.
I love Crossfit because any person willing to change their lifestyle will succeed in the “box”. Any one movement can be modified or changed into 2+ other options that will fit any mobility issues, strength deficit, or injury. Progress is made daily by every member and I love being a part of that change.
My favorite lift is the Clean. I love this lift because proper technique can make you lift more than a “strong lifter”. There is just something empowering about walking up to a loaded bar and knowing you’re about to #GripItAndRipIt.
STACY MARCHANT — CROSSFIT L1 TRAINER
Hi, and welcome to CrossFit Reserve! My CrossFit journey began about 7 years ago when I watched a video online that showed everyone cheering for the last one to finish the workout. I wanted to be part of that. I started running a year before embarking on my
CrossFit journey and competed in a handful of half marathons. I was in better shape, but not where I wanted to be. I had played sports from 5th grade through college but had no weightlifting experience and couldn’t do a pull up, push up or squat. But, I took the leap and started CF anyway. My box jumps started on a 45 lb plate, my pull ups started with a big band, and my squats were practiced everywhere I went. I was encouraged, after home time doing CF, to get my Level 1. So in December of 2012, I went for it. I began coaching shortly after and loved it. My favorite thing is helping people see their true potential! I get a little choked up and super excited when people hit PRs, no
matter how big or small!
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Radiologic Sciences, and I’m trained in Diagnostic Radiology, CT and Ultrasound. The medical field fascinates me. I enjoy running my
kids around to their many functions, eating, ranching, and of course, working out, to name a few. I look forward to helping you reach your fitness goals! Some fun facts:
I can wiggle my ears, I have a CDL and love trucks, I also love farming, I’m 54% Norwegian, I attended a very small school and in 7th grade- there were 2 of us &
I have never tried coffee.
RACHEL SHIPPEE — BS, CSCS, CROSSFIT L2 TRAINER, USAW WEIGHTLIFTING L1
At a young age I developed a passion for health and fitness. This passion propelled me into eventually competing in 4 years of basketball at the college level and ultimately into pursuing health and fitness as a career. I have continually worked to further my knowledge in this arena; completing my Bachelors degree at Westminster College, as well as attaining my certifications as a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, RRCA Certified Running Coach, Level 2 Functional Movement Specialist, Pregnant & Postpartum Athlete Coach, and a Level 2 CrossFit Trainer.
I was first attracted to CrossFit about 7 years ago. The idea that you should be “functionally fit” and ready for whatever life might throw at you fit right in line with my idea of fitness. I decided this was something I needed to be involved in! I now have 12 years of experience in the fitness industry and almost 6 years of experience as a CrossFit coach. CrossFit has enabled me to maintain my health and physical wellbeing. Because of CrossFit I can do all the things I love: bike, hike, ski, snowboard, backpack and extreme parent my two awesome kids Parker and Wilder.
I now work to promote health and wellness in the life of others. Why you might ask? Because I can honestly say nothing makes me happier, and nothing is more rewarding. One quick look at society and it is undeniable that somewhere along the way we forgot the importance of working out and eating right. Maybe more importantly, we forgot that working out and eating right actually makes us happy. Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong. You want to change a relationship? Start with your conditioning! You want to change your energy? Start with your conditioning! You want to be a better parent? Start with your conditioning! Everything comes back to that. This is my philosophy, and it’s why as a Coach I have the greatest job in the world!
JACK WALBYE — CROSSFIT L1 TRAINER, USAW WEIGHTLIFTING L1
Hey! I’m Jack Walbye from Fort Collins, Colorado. I’m currently a full time student at Black Hills State. What brought me up to South Dakota is the football program at BH. My love for Crossfit evolved when I walked into a gym in Fort Collins, not knowing anyone at the gym, and instantly felt like I was part of their family. After that I quickly fell head over heels for the sport. After doing Crossfit for 4 years I decided to get my Crossfit 1 in Tarpon Springs, Florida in December of 2018. I’m very much excited to start spending time with all of you!
KYLER SCHMIDT — CROSSFIT L1 TRAINER, CROSSFIT GYMNASTICS, USAW WEIGHTLIFTING L1, CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST
I have always been curious about what the human body is able to do, and I have trained in a large variety of sports in an effort to test my body’s capabilities.
After I graduated from high school, I knew I needed to try something different — I wanted a workout that challenged me. A friend of mine was doing CrossFit and suggested that I go check out their gym. I tried my first class the next day, and it has been a part of my life ever since.
My favorite lift is the snatch, since it is always a challenge to successfully lift a heavy weight!
ASHLEY ANDERSON — CROSSFIT L1 TRAINER, CorePower L1 Yoga Instructor, Cycling Instructor
I am an elementary teacher by day and fitness instructor by night (and early mornings)! Yoga has been a routine part of my life for the past 7 years. It truly “balances” me with my busy schedule and the other recreational activities I enjoy including biking, running, strength training, and many other hobbies the Spearfish outdoors provide. My love for biking has helped me grow as a cycling instructor. Indoor cycling has helped maintain my fitness in the winter months, and it has greatly improved my performance as a cyclist. Incorporating yoga (as well as weight training) into training for endurance events has helped me stay strong and injury free. As an instructor, I strive to continue to learn and improve practice while sharing my passion with others.
MELISSA (MISSY) HABERSTROH – CROSSFIT L1 TRAINER
Hi I am Missy, I have been doing CrossFit for 4 years. The one thing I love about CrossFit is the great community. Everybody is so supportive. I have done sports and other workouts and nothing has pushed me the way CrossFit does. I just got my level one and can not wait to help others with their goals.