Hometown : Dayton, OH
Age : 51
Certs/Degrees : CF-L1, AAS- PTA
Role(s) : Coach, Running Coach

FUN FACTS ABOUT ROB: He’s known to take a word out of your sentence and break out into song, whether he knows the words or not. He has his own hashtags…#putalittleenglishonit and #looklikerob. You’d have to see his abs to understand that last one, which is not a problem because half way through a wod, he’s “that guy” who can’t keep his shirt on.

In junior high and high school, I was on the baseball, football and wrestling teams. A few years after graduating high school, I played rugby for 10 years. Once my rugby career was done, I took up distance running, and since have competed in races ranging from 5k to marathon. I have an Associate of Applied Science degree in Physical Therapist Assistant from Clark State Community College in 2011. From August 2007 through April 2014 I had the privilege of volunteering as an Assistant Coach for the University of Dayton Men’s Cross Country team: coaching two individuals to the DI Cross Country Nationals.

My exposure to CrossFit came in April 2013 at AKP CrossFit located in Dayton, Ohio. My brother suggested that I try Crossfit as an alternative to distance running. From there, I obtained my CrossFit L1 in July 2013 to become better educated on the CrossFit concepts. I keep doing CrossFit because I enjoy the lifestyle. Since joining Outcast CrossFit, I have the privilege of empowering individuals through structure and discipline and exercise and nutrition on a daily basis. I love that Outcast CrossFit is a passionate community of individuals who are committed and motivated to live lives with the end goal of establishing and maintaining their better self.

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Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas

FUN FACT ABOUT FRAN: If you are on the ground stretching or rolling out, Fran is known to drop her slobbery favorite toy on your head or stomach to remind you that you have not met your quota playing time with her. And she is the slowest eater on the face of the earth, so bringing her treats won't get you anywhere with her...JUST THROW THE DANG BALL ALREADY!!!!!
FUN FACTS ABOUT CASSIE: You will usually hear Cassie cheering you on from outside the box, as she is by far our loudest and most enthusiastic trainer. If you need extra help on a movement, she's all about it. Just don't ask her to do box jumps; you'll get the "stink-eye." Cassie Catania is basically a Las Vegas local who loves life, family, and friendships. She had never done sports or any hardcore fitness programs for that matter, so when she was introduced to Crossfit in 2009, she absolutely hated it. When she said it was too hard for her and that she would try again when she got in shape, her friends told her that, "Crossfit wasn't for everyone and maybe she wasn't cut out for it." IT WAS ON! She set out to prove them wrong, went back, and has been dedicated ever since! Cassie, who had never lifted a barbell in her life before July 2009, is one of the strongest ladies in the box. Today, she is mentally and physically stronger and more confident in every area of her life, and she loves all of the friends she's made along the way.
FUN FACTS ABOUT SHANNON: Although Shannon seems conservative, underneath all of that quiet and sweet is an encyclopedia of information. We are certain that you can take whatever she says to the bank and cash in on her wealth of knowledge. I am a mom of two and a teacher in the School District and I guess it’s appropriate to say I stumbled into CrossFit. Prior to my 40th birthday, I was floundering with my fitness. My son had a free trial at a local box, so we headed over to see what the CrossFit was about. I watched for about 15 minutes before I called my friend Mari and talked her into signing up with me. It was love at first sight. Once I found Outcast CrossFit, I quickly increased my training from twice a week to 5 times. I began setting goals and challenging myself and learned everything I could from every coach in the gym. It had been 25 years since I quit gymnastics, so I was thrilled to be an athlete again. Competitions, however, were not in my sights, so I hesitated when a team asked me to do the 2013 Vegas Fit Wars. It would only be a few short months before I was the one recruiting people to compete with me. From there, I completed the CF Level 1 course in 2014 to gain more knowledge about Crossfit; however, I have found that coaching has its own set of rewards. The other coaches at Outcast CrossFit are truly outstanding humans who are really fun to learn from and work with. Besides, helping people reach their goals just feels good. And I love these people.