No Excuses CrossFit
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Brandon grew up in Snellville, Ga., where he played a variety of sports growing up. At Shiloh High School, he was a two-year varsity letterman in football and three-year letterman in wrestling. Brandon played college football at the University of West Georgia where he was a member of the 2000 Gulf South Conference championship team and was a two-year letterman. Brandon earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Sociology. After starting CrossFit in January 2010, Brandon received his CrossFit Level 1 certification a year later. He has experience coaching beginner athletes and high-level competitors. Brandon has been coaching at No Excuses since 2011 and was named the General Manager in March of 2014. Brandon took over ownership of No Excuses CrossFit in August 2018. Prior to working full-time at No Excuses, Brandon worked as a sports writer for the Gwinnett Daily Post, covering prep sports.
Christine Doran is from Algonquin, Illinois. Christine grew up playing soccer, basketball and her favorite sport – bowling. She moved to Georgia in 2012 and enlisted in the United States Navy where she was an MA3. After the Navy, Christine enrolled at Georgia Gwinnett College and received her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. Since 2017 Christine has coached a variety of group fitness classes, including Bootcamp, HIIT, and CrossFit. She also spent time as a nutrition/accountability coach. Her favorite part of coaching CrossFit is seeing people grow stronger and more confident.
Jeremy grew up in Duluth, GA and graduated from Duluth High School. Jeremy attended DeVry University and earned a Master’s of Business Administration and a Bachelor’s in Computer Information System. He works full-time as a software developer but helping people of all ages get healthy and fit is his true passion. Jeremy found CrossFit in 2012 and his life will never be the same again. Since starting CrossFit, Jeremy has earned the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate, CrossFit Kid’s Trainer, and Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coach.
Saidu Ezike is from Bronx, N.Y., and is a high school math teacher, track and field coach, and vocalist. Saidu received his Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University where he ran track and field, and received his Master’s from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been doing CrossFit for five years and received his CrossFit Level-1 certification in 2020.
Kelly Farmer is from Columbus, Ga., and where he ran cross country and track and field in high school.
At the age of 18, Kelly became heavily involved in exercise and nutrition, obtaining a personal training certificate from International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) and a nutrition certification. Kelly received his CrossFit Level-1 certification in 2022.
“I decided to start coaching when I realized so many people needed help and guidance on how to live a healthier lifestyle, inside and out of the gym,” Kelly said. “My favorite part of being a coach is seeing clients grow, seeing them go from insecure to confident when performing different exercises.”
Lindsay Morris is from Pennsylvania, but has lived all over the world, including New York, Australia, and Virginia. She played a variety of sports growing up, including tennis, gymnastics, and swimming. She is a project manager and is married with three kids. Lindsay started CrossFit in 2013 when a friend opened a CrossFit gym in Tennessee. “I have been hooked ever since,” she said. “I love to compete, and I am pretty sure that’s what has kept me so engaged this whole time.” Lindsay obtained her CrossFit Level-1 in 2019 and has completed the annual judges certification every year since 2014. She plans to get her Level 2 coaching certificate in 2023.
JC was born in Santa Barbara, California, but grew up in Mexico. He was an active kid playing football in the streets and basketball in school. He practiced Tae Kwon Do for a year, and used to run to the mountains, but not in a competitive environment.
When he was 21 years old, he came back to the US and started working at steakhouse restaurant. One day, he went to eat at Panda Express and saw a guy wearing a No Excuses CrossFit shirt. The guy was in shape, so JC asked him where this CrossFit gym located. After that, JC started watching videos of the CrossFit Games, and fell in love with CrossFit. So he decided to give it a try. and seven years later he’s still doing CrossFit. CrossFit has become his favorite sport and a pillar in his life.
“If I don’t do CrossFit, I get angry, and if I do something else like conventional gym, I got bored,” JC said. “Crossfit, it’s in my everyday life. I became a better person with CrossFit.”
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