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About Us2018-11-02T15:34:22+00:00

WHAT IS CROSSFIT?

CrossFit is a fitness regimen developed by Greg Glassman over several decades. Glassman, CrossFit’s Founder and CEO, was the first person in history to define fitness in a meaningful, measurable way: increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains. He then created a program specifically designed to improve fitness and health.

CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. These are the core movements of life. They move the largest loads the longest distances, so they are ideal for maximizing the amount of work done in the shortest time. Intensity is essential for results and is measurable as work divided by time—or power. The more work you do in less time, or the higher the power output, the more intense the effort. By employing a constantly varied approach to training, functional movements and intensity lead to dramatic gains in fitness.

The community that spontaneously arises when people do these workouts together is a key component of why CrossFit is so effective, and it gave birth to a global network of CrossFit affiliates that number over 13,000. Harnessing the natural camaraderie, competition and fun of sport or game yields an intensity that cannot be matched by other means.

The CrossFit program is driven by data. Using whiteboards as scoreboards, keeping accurate scores and records, running a clock, and precisely defining the rules and standards for performance, we not only motivate unprecedented output but derive both relative and absolute metrics at every workout. This data has important value well beyond motivation.

Overall, the aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness supported by measurable, observable and repeatable results. The program prepares trainees for any physical contingency—not only for the unknown but for the unknowable, too. Our specialty is not specializing.

While CrossFit challenges the world’s fittest, the program is designed for universal scalability, making it the perfect application for any committed individual, regardless of experience. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change the program. The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree, not kind.

For more information we suggest reading What is FitnessThe Garage Gym, and Foundations.

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MEET THE COACHES

Brandon Phillips
Brandon Phillips

Brandon Phillips is CrossFit Bound’s Head Coach and Programmer.  Brandon received a B.S. in Exercise Science from Kennesaw State University. Shortly, after graduating, he become a Physical Education teacher at The Walker School in Marietta, GA where he took on other roles as the Strength and Conditioning Coach and Head Varsity Wresting Coach.

During his time at Walker, Brandon was searching for something new and came across CrossFit, tried a workout and has been hooked ever since.  In January of 2009, he decided to compete at the Southeast regional competition and finished third giving him his first trip to California to compete in the CrossFit Games. Since then, Brandon has qualified and competed in the 2010, 2011, and 2012 CrossFit Games.  He has been featured in numerous CrossFit articles as well as Good Morning Atlanta and Fitness Truth for his competitive achievements and fitness program implementation. 

Brandon is now pursuing his dream of having his own Crossfit Affiliate and dedicating himself to the improvement of others both as individuals reaching fitness goals and future crossfit competitors

Jessica Phillips
Jessica Phillips

Jessica is originally from Leesburg, GA. She was a cheerleader and dancer growing up until she began CrossFit at the famous World Camp CrossFit. Since she began CrossFit she has been to the CrossFit Games 5 times with 3 different teams – World Camp, CF Atlanta, and CF Bound. Outside of CrossFit Jessica has found success in both the sport of GRID and Olympic Lifting. Jessica is one of the top female athletes in GRID and has had several podium finishes in national competitions for olympic lifting including:

2-time 2nd place finish at the American Open and senior nationals.

Outside of CrossFit, GRID, and Olympic Weightlifting she is a dedicated mother and began Fit and Flexible Nutrition; a personal nutrition plan for everyone from the stay at home mom to the elite athlete.

Jimmy Nixon
Jimmy Nixon

I was a well-rounded athlete in high school, but slowly developed a “dad bod” through years of unhealthy eating habits and a lack of exercise. As time went on, I knew I had to make a change.

I began my fitness journey at age 34 with P90x. In 6 months, I had gained the strength and motivation to power through more rounds of P90x and Insanity. I then moved into powerlifting 2 hours a day, 5 days a week, for 4 months with my dad, who is a nationally ranked powerlifter.

Along the way, I began inviting people to workout with me, not knowing I was developing my life’s passion. Eventually, the fitness group I’d formed in a church parking lot grew, and I knew I needed a home gym so that I could continue to share my love for fitness with the community. I joined the CrossFit Bound team in January 2015.

I get to work with wonderful, like-minded people every day, and each of them keep me motivated. I truly love to guide and see people develop healthy living habits, knowing how much it’s changed my life.

Tricia Wasielewski
Tricia Wasielewski

Tricia is a coach, personal trainer, and nutrition counselor at CrossFit bound. Aside from being a CF-L1 trainer, she currently holds certifications through NASM for personal training and fitness nutrition as well as AFAA group fitness. She also cofounded the nutrition counseling business Fit and Flexible Nutrition with Jessica Phillips. 

Growing up loving sports and the outdoors, she competed in swimming from a young age, then turned her focus to soccer where she competed on travel teams throughout her youth. While attending college at the University of Georgia, her love for fitness grew as she began training for a half and later a full marathon. Training for long distance races instilled in her the discipline of becoming dedicated to fitness and nutrition in order to succeed on competition day. However, after suffering various injuries during marathon training, she decided to find another outlet for her competitive mindset.

Living in Houston at the time, she and her husband ventured into a CrossFit gym down the street from their apartment. After one free Saturday class they were both hooked and haven’t looked back since. Moving back to Georgia in 2015, Tricia found a new CrossFit home at CrossFit Bound where she instantly fell in love with the amazing community. Currently, Tricia enjoys competing in CrossFit while teaching others about the sport of fitness that she has grown to love. She has worked with people of all fitness levels, with varying degrees of present and previous injuries, and of all ages and backgrounds. She is constantly seeking to broaden her knowledge and experience in fitness training and in nutrition and health in general. Feel free to ask her about getting started on a Fit and Flexible plan or about anything health and fitness related! 

Amelia Hamilton
Amelia Hamilton

Amelia began CrossFit in 2013. She has a sports background including high school basketball, softball, and recreational rock climbing.

An active, healthy lifestyle has always been her passion! She currently holds certifications as a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and CrossFit Gymnastics.

Amelia was born and raised in Kennesaw and attended college at the University of Mississippi “Ole Miss” where she earned her degree in Recreation Management. Now she enjoys sharing her passion for fitness through coaching & training with everyone in the CFB community!

Tim Jiang
Tim Jiang

Tim was born and raised in Chicago. He has loved all kinds of sports ever since he was young. He’s played everything from basketball to soccer to volleyball, and even golf. Growing up, Tim never learned the proper way to rehab injuries and recover properly and that soon led to many problems throughout college. That’s when Tim was introduced to CrossFit by his chiropractor.

He started Crossfit in 2013 as a form of rehab for his shoulders/overall fitness, and has been hooked ever since. Soon after, he found his passion in helping others achieve their highest potential, and doing things they never thought they could. Not only that, but achieving their goals with the proper form and technique is even more important than the big numbers they put up. Tim is now in grad school studying chiropractic and taking every opportunity he gets to learn more about the human body and the proper way it is suppose to function. Since joining CrossFit Bound, I have been able to learn, work with, and share my passion with an amazing community who inspire me everyday.

Colton Heibeck
Colton HeibeckKids Coach

Colton joined the CrossFit Bound family two years ago after moving to the Kennesaw area following a ten-year hockey career. He was involved in sports from the age of 3 playing every sport he could, but nothing stuck until he found hockey. Throughout his hockey career, there was one thing he always loved the most…. offseason training! Colton was introduced to CrossFit by the strength and conditioning coach at Gilmour Academy, a hockey prep school near Cleveland, Ohio. After hanging up his skates, Colton decided to pursue CrossFit full time filling the competitive void left by hockey. Training side by side with the elite team athletes at Bound Colton quickly expanded his knowledge of CrossFit and developed his passion for coaching others. Colton grew up surrounded by younger cousins and siblings and developed a passion for helping kids grow as athletes and people. Colton is a CrossFit Level One Trainer and a CrossFit Kids Trainer

Outside of the gym Colton is pursuing a degree in construction management at Kennesaw State University and works in the civil engineering field.

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