Our Trainers

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Lori Summers

Owner

Qualifications:

CrossFit Level 2

USAW Level 1

CrossFit Powerlifting

CrossFit Kids

CrossFit Endurance

CrossFit Gymnastics

CrossFit Kettlebell

CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting

CrossFit Mobility Cert

Rumble Roller Level 5 Master Trainer

 

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Gabriel Romero

Centennial Strength & Conditioning Director, CrossFit Coach

I have always been an athlete – Wrestling, football and track. When those things ended I was just a regular old globo-gym rat. You know…
Monday – back and tri’s ; Tuesday- chest and bi’s; Wednesday – Leg day (I always did my best to try and skip this day and was usually successful and therefore had chicken legs and a huge chest!)
But in 2010 I discovered CrossFit and it was the perfect fit for me. I fell in love day one! That day one consisted of tabata air squats. I thought, “How hard can this possible be…I mean, air squats? Come on!” Needless to say, I was sore and as a corollary I was hooked! Since then I have been an active member and coach.
I was trained by some of the best lifters in U.S. History including Olympians Cheryl Hayworth, Natalie and Cody Bergner, Donovan Ford and Erin Okonik to name a few (doing Crossfit in Colorado Springs has its advantages!)
This year I am representing Centennial CrossFit at the 2015 Crossfit Games in the Masters 40-44 age group. It’s been a long road and what I found is very simply, you can always improve and after 5 years I’m better than I ever have been even though I’m 41. Attacking weaknesses is fundamental to this sport because everyday varies from the exercises in the workout to the way those exercises make you feel. Everyone that walks in the door has different abilities and different goals. You must always work hard but recognize your limits and learn from people that have knowledge to share. Trust that I will pass this knowledge along to anyone that wants to learn.

Qualifications:

CrossFit Level 1

USAW Level 1

Accomplishments:

2015 CrossFit Games

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Shaun O’Brien

Centennial Endurance Director, CrossFit Coach

Qualifications:

CrossFit Level 1

CrossFit Endurance

USA Triathlon Level 1

USA Track and Field Level 1

Accomplishments:

Ironman Lake Placid 2007 finisher

Boston Qualifier

1st Place Masters – Garage Games – CF Providence Eye of the Storm

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Val Hearon Jones

CrossFit Coach

Val has been an athlete since the age of 5, when she started figure skating.
She moved away from her family in Sacramento to go train in the Bay area
with Brian Boitano and his coaches. Unfortunately, she had a career-ending
knee injury at the age of 18. After skating professionally for a few years,
Val went to college where she became a cheerleader. She also taught step
aerobics for many years during college. She married her college sweetheart
in 1994 and they have two children. Finally, in 2007, Val found CrossFit.
While skating will always be her first love, CrossFit is definitely right
behind that. She enjoys the challenges that CrossFit provides and that it
still allows her to be a competitor. She enjoys coaching very much and
feels that this is her way of giving back. She is looking forward to continuing her career and adding more certifications.

Qualifications:

CrossFit Level 1

USAW Level 1

CrossFit Mobility

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Brian Iarossi

CrossFit Coach

I was a runner and mountaineer for two decades before I found CrossFit. I was solidly an endurance athlete with some weightlifting and callisthenic experience. The camaraderie at CrossFit Centennial, combined with the challenging workouts made me a regular at the gym almost immediately. As my abilities in all the fitness domains developed I decided to become a trainer. Leading workouts allows me to help others become well rounded athletes, as I did, through CrossFit. I enjoy working with beginners on the basic functional movements and helping everyone learn the many skills taught every day in the gym.

Qualifications:

CrossFit Level 1

CrossFit Strongman

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Jason Gardner

CrossFit Coach

Qualifications:

CrossFit Level 1

Newton Natural Form Running Coach Certified

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Annie Whitney

CrossFit Coach

As an athlete making a comeback after several years and two kids, I found Centennial Crossfit (CCF) to be a perfect place to work out and be a part of a community. My background is more outdoor endurance events, triathlons, half marathons, one marathon, snow shoe racing, and most recently in 2014 a 50 mile mountain bike race. I enjoy the adventure of trying new things – and especially the excitement of helping others believe that they can do more than they thought.

My passion as a coach is to help women and beginners gain confidence and strength. I love how Crossfit is equally rewarding and humbling – you may have attained a new skill which feels awesome, at the same time there are multiple others that are out there for you to tackle as you get better. One of the specific reasons I enjoy CCF is that there is a great program for beginners, and that all people are valued as part of the team.

Qualifications:

CrossFit Level 1

Carl Paoli Movement Seminar

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