Coaching Staff of CrossFit FBO

Jeff “Lumpy” Gibbens

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Jeff Gibbens is a  CrossFit Level 1  Trainer and USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach.    He is Co-owner of CrossFit FBO / 212 Degrees of Fitness Barbell and Power lifting Club with Kris Gibbens.  Jeff is a lifelong Erie resident with over 25 years of fitness, training and coaching experience. He has coached numerous high school and  collegiate level  athletes both on and off the field. He has been involved in CrossFit since 2008 and opened CrossFit FBO in 2010.

He was a football strength and conditioning coach at Strong Vincent High School for thirteen years where he helped develop some of the best athletes to come out of Strong Vincent. Jeff’s experience and knowledge in Powerlifting also helped his powerlifting team win two team titles in the Great Lakes Powerlifting meet.  Jeff has attended numerous speed and strength clinics held by various division I college schools.

Jeff also has a background in youth character development.  He has been involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the “Coaching for Life” character program.  Jeff is an avid cyclist, runner and proud father of his son, Joey.  Please feel free to call, text or e-mail him @ 823-5170 /  lumpy6488@gmail.com

Qualifications:  CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach


Kris Gibbens

 

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Kris is Co-owner of  CrossFit FBO. She has experience with many forms of exercise and has belonged to many gyms in Erie.  CrossFit FBO is where she started. Kris has been a CrossFit Level  1 Trainer since 2011 with Lumpy. She loves 3 round WODs and GHDs. Please feel free to call or Email Kris @ 814-566-0876 / krs174@aol.com

                    Qualifications:  CrossFit Level 1 Trainer


Josh Hoffman

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I found CrossFit in November of 2010 when Lumpy asked me to come check out this new gym that he was opening. After watching the demo WOD that day I have been hooked into every aspect of CrossFit. Athletics and the human body have always been a huge part of my life. I have a Sports Medicine degree where I worked as an Athletic Trainer at Hamot Sports Medicine and Strong Vincent High School for 8 years. I also recently went back to school for my nursing degree where I now work as a orthopedic and trauma nurse at Hamot.

CrossFit is now another avenue in which I see the mind and body work together to achieve amazing results. CrossFit challenges people to do things that they would probably never consider trying. I was lucky enough to gain my CrossFit Level 1 Trainer certification in 2011 and join the staff at  CrossFit FBO. The positive family feeling at CrossFit FBO and throughout the CrossFit community is unmatched. Being able to work with and watch athletes improve everyday both mentally and physically at CrossFit FBO is indescribable. I urge everyone of all fitness levels to come experience it for themselves.

I look forward to gaining knowledge everyday and working with  this awesome group of staff and clients at CrossFit FBO / 212 Degrees of Fitness Barbell and Power lifting Club!

Qualifications:  CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach


Kate Hoffman

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Kate has been a lifelong athlete. She played Field Hockey and Lacrosse in high school and went on to play Lacrosse for Mercyhurst University. Kate’s favorite WOD’s include hang power cleans, she also loves the bear complex.  She hates thrusters and wallballs.

Qualifications:  CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

 


Mike Hoffman

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Mike was a collegiate Swimmer and Lacrosse player. Mike is a Sergeant in the Pennsylvanian National Guard for the past thirteen years.  He likes double-unders, running, and rowing.

Qualifications:  CrossFit Level 1 Trainer


Bruce Eicher

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Bruce was a high school athlete in track and field, specifically in the long and triple jumps. He participated in the World Champion Firefighter Combat Challenge Tandem Event in 2008 and 2013, and also the Toughest Firefighter Alive Police and Fire Can-Am Games.  His favorite movement is the Snatch, most Olympic Weightlifting lifts and the Hero WOD “Chief.”

Qualifications:  CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

 


Janine McClintic

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My first CrossFit workout was a scaled Filthy Fifty and afterwards I was immediately hooked.  It has been a little over two years and I do not ever see myself not doing CrossFit.  Each passing year instead of just getting older, I am getting stronger.  I think that CrossFit not only helps create strong, healthy bodies but it helps create strong, healthy minds. CrossFit is the perfect counterbalance to the media’s influence pushing women to be skinnier and skinnier and a multi-billion dollar diet industry that provides us with pills and fad diets to achieve that skinny waif-like appearance regardless of their detrimental effects.

I am a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer because I believe in CrossFit, and the positive effects it has on people.   It will change a person’s mind, body, and soul.  I want to help people meet their individual goals.  I want to encourage them when all they want to do is stop. It is exciting to watch people finish a WOD whether they are new to CrossFit or seasoned CrossFit athlete.  They all have the same response, pride.  They know they have completed something challenging.  They know that they can meet other challenges that life throws at them thanks to CrossFit.  It is the CrossFit athlete frame of mind.

Finally, the CrossFit community at CrossFit FBO and the CrossFit community at large, is amazing.  It is a true community.  The support and camaraderie is unmatched.  The encouragement is heartfelt and it is given to the top performer and the newcomer in equal measure.  No one is ever left behind during a workout.  I have seen people who have finished their workout go back out and run in with the final finisher.  You will not get that anywhere else.

Qualifications:  CrossFit Level 1 Trainer


Sean Dent

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I’ve been a recreational athlete all my life. I have a passion for health and fitness and found CrossFit after searching for a new fitness challenge (back in 2011). As a Certified Athletic Trainer and Nurse Practitioner I immediately fell in love with the supportive community and its principles of functional fitness and health promotion. The CrossFit community also introduced me to the sport of Olympic Weightlifting.

I love the measurable, trackable and tactile feedback CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting provides to a person on their fitness journey. As well as the emphasis on overall body strength, functional performance, and the mental toughness that is needed to prepare you for the unexpected and unknown, in sport and in life.

I still remember the CrossFit WOD Fran taking me almost 20 minutes to complete the first time I attempted it. Yep, I still hate that workout.
I love any workout that involves the Snatch or a heavy barbell. A close second is anything Gymnastic.
Oh, and I still hate to run.

Qualifications: CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach


Matt Simon

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I have played sports all my life. I was a multi-sport athlete, playing baseball, basketball, football, and finally lacrosse. I stuck with lacrosse and played it all through high school and even played on a club team in Pittsburgh going into my senior year of high school. CrossFit is now my sport. It has helped me grow as a person with increased confidence, mental toughness and overall strength and fitness.

CrossFit has really changed my life, helping me achieve multiple short term and long term  goals. It has helped me keep that never quit attitude and reminds me that things can always be worse. It has taught me that if you’re still breathing you can keep moving. Last but certainly not least, CrossFit has also helped me be able to help people train. It is awesome to see people progress and know that you had a part in helping them.

Qualifications:  CrossFit level  1 Trainer


Joe Welch

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Joe was a collegiate All Conference Swimmer at Clarion University. As a coach at CrossFit FBO Joe enjoys seeing people push their boundaries to improve their quality of life, programming with 21-15-9 rep schemes, and clean and jerks.

Qualifications:  CrossFit Level 1 Trainer


 

Steph Estok

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Qualifications:  CrossFit Level 1 Trainer


 Pat Ginkel

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Qualifications:  CrossFit Level 1 Trainer


Mark Beaumont

I was a recreational exerciser throughout high school and college, but with no real structure, discipline or direction. I steadily gained weight until I was almost 270lbs.
     I joined FBO in the summer of 2013, and started to take my health and fitness more seriously. Through CrossFit I was exposed to the sport of weightlifting.
    When 212 Degrees of Fitness Barbell Club started in the spring of 2014 and I was there.  Learning the lifts and getting strong was all I wanted to do. I competed in my first weightlifting meet later that fall and never looked back.
     Since then I have continued to train, learn, and compete.  I received my USAW Level 1 Sport Performance Coaching Certification in the summer or 2016 and began coaching weightlifting at FBO. I really enjoy teaching newcomers the lifts and watching athletes grow, improve, and most importantly, get strong.