The Gnarly Fit Crew
“Hey! My name is Ellyott! I am a 15 year old Functional Fitness Athlete. I was born and raised in Georgia!
I started Functional Fitness 2 years ago, but just last August was when I took the leap to train professionally. This past year I placed in the top 100s in my age division. I love putting in the work each and everyday, and striving to be the best version of myself. My goal is to always inspire others in and outside of the Box. I’m pumped to be apart of Gnarly Fit’s team, and have the opportunity to grow surrounded by other amazing athletes!! “
Konnor is a 20 year old Professional Motocross rider from Michigan. When it comes to chasing dreams, this guy does whatever it takes
“Racing a motorcycle with my family has been a part of my life since I can remember. I have set a goal for myself to take my racing to the next level and I am driven to do so while still having fun. I graduated public school a year early, enrolled in college and am focused on racing full time at the Professional Level. I make the utmost effort to represent myself and those that help me in a professional and positive manner at all times.”
Roxy is a Bodybuilding Wellness Athlete Competitor, Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and Online Coach. She has been in the fitness industry for almost 10 years and has appeared in various fitness home videos as well as led live workouts for over 30,000 people. Roxy was also an Ambassador Trainer for Insanity and Cize Live formats - certifying other group fitness instructors. She is also certified in various group fitness formats from HIIT training, strength training, Pilates and Yoga, boxing, as well as hip hop dance classes and Bollywood dancing.
“Working out and great nutrition have greatly helped me in my transformation - not only of the BODY but of the MIND which I feel is very key to being successful. Training with intent has helped me understand how to efficiently workout and made me realize how AMAZING FIT FEELS! Now I am hooked and can't stop striving harder to become healthier with everyday that passes. Life is too unpredictable and "life happens". What matters is that you get up and get back on it - this time HARDER, STRONGER, SMARTER, BETTER.
I am here to INSPIRE, TRAIN, and SUPPORT you to be the best we can be and reach our goals of being HEALTHY, FIT, STRONG, and HAPPY!!!
Embrace yourself, EMBRACE THE THUNDER! ⚡️”
My name is Maddox Metcalf and I am a freshman in high school, and currently live in Tri-Cities, Washington. In my free time, I enjoy engaging in outdoor activities such as hunting and wakeboarding. One of the pillars of my life is my strong Christian faith, which guides my actions and values. I discovered my passion for fitness back in 2016, when I began participating in Functional Fitness kids classes. Initially, I began with kids' classes to help with preforming best when playing basketball and baseball (both of which I have been passionate about for a long time). However, in March of 2022, I decided to take my commitment to the next level and started getting very competitive in Functional Fitness. Since then, I have been dedicated to pushing my limits everyday and trying to be the best athlete I can be.
Liv is a Functional Fitness and outdoor sports enthusiast. She’s an incoming senior at Grand Valley State University studying Advertising & Public Relations. She is actively involved around campus, and is studying for her upcoming NASM Nutrition Coaching test!
Liv has been an athlete all her life running XC & Track all year round. Formerly a mid-long distance runner, she began training Functional Fitness roughly a year and a half ago and recently started competing in local competitions. Liv also enjoys outdoor sports such as rock climbing, ice climbing, trail running and exploring the backcountry. Liv is interning at American Family Insurance in their corporate communications department, and hopes to continue working for them post-grad. Fun fact, she has ran a marathon and several half marathons!
“Something about Gnarly Fit makes me feel at home! Jesse and Rachael do a great job of creating an all inclusive environment for anyone. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a veteran on the weights, GnarlyFit will have something for everyone!”
Rachael was born in Toronto, Canada in 1992, and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
She attended Rogers High School, where she played Volleyball and Soccer. She was Captain of her Varsity Soccer Team for all four years. Rachael has continued playing soccer the last 5 years in Co-Ed Recreational leagues in the Kalamazoo Area.
My name is Lemuel Johnson but everyone knows me as LJ. I'm a maintenance electrician at Graphic Packaging Int. A little about me, I'm a gamer at heart, I love video games and my favorite anime will always be One Piece. I've been an athlete ever since I was young and started out with my main focus being wrestling. I was a part of a youth club for a little while until we split from it and my dad started coaching me until High School. My Dad and High School coach engraved a mindset in me to always train like it's a competition and approach anything in life with the mindset that you're going to win.
I wrestled for 15 years and am a Junior College All American and the first college All American from my High School. When I got back into fitness the competitor in me has gravitated me to pursue bodybuilding. My goal throughout my fitness journey is to motivate and help people make fitness a part of their life to live a healthier lifestyle and to become a better person than they were the day before!
Jesse is a dedicated athlete and coach who has made his mark in the world of fitness through his exceptional journey in bodybuilding. He has a passion for pushing his physical limits and his story is one of unwavering dedication and growth.
From a young age, Jesse displayed an innate talent for physical activities, showcasing his determination and discipline. At the age of 18, he started his bodybuilding journey, quickly rising through the ranks due to his dedication to refining his physique. With an unyielding commitment to his craft, he dominated the stage, consistently capturing the spotlight by winning his weight class multiple times, both as a middle and light heavyweight bodybuilder.
After making his mark in the bodybuilding world, his hunger for new challenges led him to explore the realm of Functional Fitness. Recognizing the need to adapt his training methods and embrace a multi-disciplinary approach, he transitioned from the spotlight of bodybuilding to the demanding world of Functional Fitness.
Jesse has also taken on the role of a contest prep coach for aspiring bodybuilding athletes. Drawing upon his years of dedication and success in the sport, he imparts his knowledge and insights to help others achieve their own goals. His personalized coaching approach has led to the transformation of numerous athletes, empowering them to excel on the stage and in their personal fitness journeys.
JC attended Mattawan High school where he played Lacrosse and had a fascination of health and fitness given his size and weight at the time. In the past few months JC decided to start taking fitness more seriously and made efforts to come to gym more consistently for a better lifestyle change.
“Being in an environment like Gnarly Fit that has such a great community base, they are always pushing me to be the best I can be both inand out of the gym. I find that its not a chore anymore coming to workout at the gym because I’m excited to see the people that support me even outside of the gym.”
Outside of Gnarly Fit, JC works at Consumers Credit Union striving to help people with their financial needs. While being Banker by day, he is a stand-up comedian at night and even hosts his own comedy show at Jaspare’s Pizza on Gull Rd.
JC’s main passion is making people laugh while putting a smile on their face, and always helping people where he can make a difference.
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