Our Coaches


Coach Brian
Brian Norris 
Doing CrossFit since February, 2011

Level 1 Certification Course: December 2012

Favorite WOD: Grace

Least Favorite WOD: Fran (“because of the way I feel afterwards”)

One of our favorite Sanfordites, Brian has been with Phalanx CrossFit since the beginning. He is especially good at making people feel welcome at our gym (probably because he knows everyone in Sanford!)

Known for his speed out of the gate, Brian excels at short workouts and is a burpee machine.  As the lead coach at Phalanx, you’ll find Brian at the gym most evenings.




Coach Susie
Susie Rozgonyi
Doing CrossFit since February 2011

Level 1 Certification Course: January 2013

Favorite skills: Turkish Getups and Deadlifts

Least Favorite WOD: Nicole

As a woman who has personally lost 100 pounds and is in the best shape of her life, Susie is an impressive role-model who’s also fun to watch!   The very image of personal strength, Susie’s kind reassurance is comforting to anyone struggling through a workout.  

And if you’re wondering how to make your hair look as good as hers, just give her a call – she will gladly work you in to her salon appointment book!




Leslie Krienke
Doing CrossFit since June 2013

Level 1 Certification Course: December 2014
Coach Leslie

Favorite WOD: Helen

Least Favorite WOD: Karen

After dropping-in to check out a Phalanx workout in the summer of 2013, Leslie has been hooked on CrossFit, and we've been hooked on her!

This impressive young lady was a collegiate rower for West Point and one of the first Army officers to deploy on a highly-specialized and physically-demanding Cultural Support Team. Since her recent return from Afghanistan, Leslie has gotten out of the Army and gone back to school, where she is working on her second degree. These days, if she's not hitting the books or singing in the shower, she's hanging with her husband, Alex, and their precious puppy.

At the gym, we look to her for rowing advice, try to keep up with her amazing running, and appreciate her sense of humor!



After winning the Coed Division
of the Green Beret Challenge
Zack and Tammy Luikart
Zack
Doing CrossFit since August 2007

Level 1 Certification: January 2011

Favorite WOD: a short WOD (with breaks!) that doesn't include double-unders or running

Least Favorite WOD: Kelly

As an active duty service member, Zack has had the opportunity to train with athletes at all levels (from couch potato to Special Operations soldier) all around the world. He is known around the gym for his knowledge, patience, and kindness.
At the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Regionals






Tammy
Doing CrossFit since November 2009

Level 1 Certification: January 2011
CrossFit Kids Certification: April 2011

Favorite WOD: Nicole

Least Favorite WOD: Grace ("something about that 95# Clean and Jerk gets me every time!")

Tammy shifted her fitness emphasis from distance running to CrossFit after observing the impressive physical gains made by peers doing CrossFit.  Since then, she has qualified for and competed in the Mid-Atlantic Regionals in 2011, 2012, and 2013.  She also teaches English, is writing for her Ph.D., and is in the Army Reserve.


Supporting a local 5K with gym members

Creating Phalanx CrossFit has been a labor of love for Zack, Tammy, and their families. The concept originated during a family dinner conversation, and the training plan followed shortly after.  Zack, Tammy, and their families believe in the ideals that the phalanx represents.

Zack and Tammy have a passion for programming, coaching, and training, and their goal at Phalanx CrossFit is to foster a positive training environment with unparalleled coaching where everyone is:
- comfortable being uncomfortable;
- willing to try new things and fail and try again;
- eager to improve and encourage others as they improve;
- in love with the challenge and excited about pushing themselves.

November 2014





Zack and Tammy are excited to be adding to the Phalanx family and looking forward to sharing our love of fitness with the next generation.

Welcome, Baby Luikart!  


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