Coaches

Mariela Cruz
Certifications

CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Kids

Mariela found CrossFit in May 2012 after many years of experimenting with different fitness formats. She fell in love with it immediately. Not only with CrossFit itself but with the community and everything that comes with it. A year and a half later, she got her Level 1 certification. In January 2014, she became part owner of the gym and got her CrossFit kids certification as well. She loves teaching kids and teens how to be healthy and fit early in life. Her main goal as a coach is to inspire people and change their lives in a positive, fun but above all, in a safe way. When she is not coaching at the gym, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids.

Amanda & Scott Foster
Certifications

CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Kids

Scott and Amanda found CrossFit in September of 2011 and became immediately passionate about the mission and life-changing benefits CrossFit offers. They received the Level 1 Certification in June 2013 and the Kids Certification in January 2014. When they are not in the gym, Scott is the Mayor of Hendersonville and owner of Foster Engineering & Energy, Inc. and Amanda is VP of Development with the Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce. They are also Wellness Advocates with doTERRA Essential Oils. Their love for life and helping others achieve optimum health drives their vision for this program. They invite you to come try out CrossFit for yourself and bring the kids and teens along as well to make it a family affair!

John Drew
Certifications

CrossFit Level 1

John began CrossFit in late 2010. After years of doing the same old workouts his wife told him about this new thing she was trying called “CrossFit”. I think his quote was “ya let’s go do some burpees and box jumps”. He has been hooked ever since. Before making Nashville his home, John owned a CrossFit box in Solon, Ohio for a few years. As an educator and business owner in the Diagnostic Imaging field, John has a passion for teaching and brings that to Shackle Island. His classes can always expect the unexpected with his crazy warm-ups. John has a passion for CrossFit and the positive effect it has on changing lives. He loves to share it with seasoned CrossFitters and newcomers alike. Come by and let us help change your life!