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trainer-1Mike Whetstone

Head Coach – Co-Owner
Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from SIU-Carbondale/Exercise Science
Level 1 CrossFit Trainer, Level 2 CrossFit Trainer, CrossFit Sport Specific Trainer/CrossFit Football
NSCA-CPT
Certified TRX Trainer
Strength/Speed/Conditioning Coach-Consultant for Freeburg Community High School

Attended Justin Thacker Olympic Weight Lifting Seminar 

Favorite thing about CrossFit: The community and the closeness you feel with all the people when you finish a WOD that you thought was impossible. Favorite CrossFit Quote: “Embrace the Suck!” or “If it was easy it wouldn’t work!” “One Rep at a time, just keep moving!” and our newest “Without each other we don’t get better!”

Why CrossFit: After being a personal trainer for a few years I realized that I could more efficiently help people with their health and fitness goals by training larger groups. It was right about this time I fell into CrossFit, got certified in January 2012 and I haven’t looked back since! “Short work outs, Huge results”

Biography

Mike grew up playing football and wrestling for the Belleville Little Devils through out the 90’s. Attended Freeburg High School and played football and ran track. Received a scholarship to play football at McKendree after missing my entire Senior year at FCHS due to a back injury. After McKendree, I attended SIU-Carbondale where I got my degree in Exercise Science. When I returned home from Carbondale I became a personal trainer at Gold’s Gym in O’Fallon, IL. I left Gold’s to work at a personal training studio where my passion for CrossFit exploded. I then opened CrossFit Nucleus in 2013 in Belleville, IL with my father-in-law Rick Orelt and friend Tony Smith. I work everyday to become a better trainer/coach by reading article after article, watching video after video and chasing every certification that I believe will help my members get better results. Watching people achieve goals they thought were unachievable creates one of the greatest feelings in the world and as a CrossFit coach, I get to feel that everyday!

 

 

 

trainer-3Zac Whetstone

Assistant Coach
Level 1 CrossFit Trainer
Level 2 CrossFit Trainer
CrossFit Kids Trainer
Attended Justin Thacker Olympic Weight Lifting Seminar 

Favorite Thing About CrossFit: Information coming soon.

Why CrossFit: Information coming soon.

Biography: Information coming soon.

 

 

 

trainer-3Lindsey Whetstone

Assistant Coach
Level 1 CrossFit Trainer
Favorite Thing About CrossFit: Information coming soon.

Why CrossFit: Information coming soon.

Biography: Information coming soon.

 

 

 

 

 

trainer-3Chris Sandrowski

Assistant Coach
Level 1 CrossFit Trainer

Favorite Thing About CrossFit: Information coming soon.

Why CrossFit: Information coming soon.

Biography: Information coming soon.

 

 

Mark Geluck – Level 1