Andy Kerschbaum

ANDY KERSCHBAUM

Certifications:

  • CF-L1; Level 2 Coach
  • CrossFit Football
  • CrossFit Powerlifting
  • USAW Club Coach
  • CPR/AED Certification

Favorite Benchmark WOD: Jackie

Note from Andy: I have been an athlete all my life.  I grew up playing every sport you can think of, but ultimately as a boy growing up in Ohio and the son of a high school football coach, football too became my passion.  I played football through high school and also in college at the U.S. Air Force Academy as a linebacker.  After my playing days were done, and I graduated from college, I spent 10 yeas on active duty in the Air Force as a pilot.  Most of my time spent flying was in the B-52 Stratofortress, affectionately nicknamed the “BUFF”.

Shortly after my flying career began my wife and I were in a serious motorcycle accident.  I had to undergo 7 surgeries to repair a seriously damaged ankle, which ultimately ended up in a total ankle fusion.  After learning how to walk again I feared I would never be able to lead an active athletic lifestyle that I had once enjoyed.  Until I stumbled upon CrossFit in 2009.  Thanks to CrossFit I have been able to continually make gains and lead an active lifestyle, which truly helps trying to raise 3 young boys!

Mandy Kerschbaum

MANDY KERSCHBAUM

Certifications: 

  • CF-L1; Level 1 Coach
  • CrossFit Kids
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CPR/AED Certification

Favorite Benchmark WOD: Fran

Note from Mandy:  Coming soon...

Greg Kerschbaum

GREG KERSCHBAUM

Certifications: 

  • CF-L3; Level 3 Coach, Certified CrossFit Trainer
  • CrossFit Strongman
  • CrossFit Goal Setting
  • CrossFit Powerlifting
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
  • CPR/AED Certification

Favorite Benchmark WOD: DT

Note from Greg: I grew up with three older brothers, so needless to say sports and competition have always been a big part of my life. I played football and tennis through high school, but focused on tennis in college, playing at Walsh University for 4 years.

After I graduated, I started to gain weight and was getting out of shape. I heard about CrossFit from two of my brothers, and decided to check out a local box. I was hooked almost immediately, by the amazing community, challenging workouts and by the huge improvements I could see in my fitness.

After about 6 months I decided to get my L1 certification, and began helping out coaching, and trying to learn as much as I could about CrossFit and all that it entails. CrossFit has become a huge passion of mine, and every day I try to work as hard as I can to improve as a coach as well as an athlete.

Dawn Redenbaugh

DAWN REDENBAUGH

Certifications: 

  • CF-L1 Level 1 Coach
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • CPR/AED Certification

Favorite Benchmark WOD: Diane

Note from Dawn: When is one supposed to stop doing handstands and cartwheels? How old does one need to be to stop swinging on the jungle gym? At which point in one’s life are we supposed to say, “That’s too heavy” or “Ugh, I can’t do that”? How old should a woman be when she concedes and no longer deadlifts or no longer does a pack run?

I started life as an athlete but eventually started believing that my running and gymnastics days were well behind me. My love of baked goods and giving into the perception of what a ‘mom’ should be overtook me and I sank deeper and deeper into the couch. One day I said, “NO MORE!” I got up and moved. I moved right into CrossFit. I ran and rowed my way into cardio and stamina. I deadlifted and handstand "push-uped" my way into strength and power. I Oly Lifted my way into speed, agility, balance, and flexibility. I Wallballed my way into accuracy and coordination.

CrossFit forces us out of our comfort zone. It forces us to train fitness areas we normally wouldn’t think of if we go with our girlfriends to Globogym and spend our time looking good in front of the mirrors. We are supposed to sweat and get dirty and have our muscles ache and burn. I spent my twenties coming out of my athletic life. I spent my thirties consuming far more calories than I burned fearing that four C-sections damaged my body beyond any athletic capability. Now in my forties I’m training hard, lifting heavy, and running far. Come with me and the rest of the Bomber’s staff to help you reach your potential. No matter your age.

Adam Redenbaugh

ADAM REDENBAUGH

Certifications: 

  • CF-L2; Level 2 Coach
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • CrossFit Regionals Judge
  • CPR/AED Certification

Favorite Benchmark WOD: Helen

Note from Adam:  I grew up in Southern California engaged in almost every water sport imaginable – from surfing to competitive swimming. The only time I wasn’t in the water was during wrestling season. After graduating from high school I decided to physically and mentally test myself in the Marines. While in the Marines, I became a Combat Swim Instructor. Two combat tours later and a separation from the Marines, I found myself in the Army Reserves and severely overweight.

After my back injury and subsequent surgery, I was told that I would never run again, let alone lead a physically active lifestyle. I turned to CrossFit as part of my rehabilitation routine. I quickly found that special focus on mechanics and meticulous attention to technique will not only help athletes avoid injury, but also drastically increase resiliency.

I started CrossFit in 2010 and found myself in nearly the best shape of my life with nearly a fully recovered back; something I need to keep up with my four active children. Come join me for an early morning workout and see how developing your overall fitness will make you happier, healthier, and ready to tackle all of life’s challenges.

Daryl Mayer

DARYL MAYER

Certifications: 

  • CF-L2; Level 2 Coach
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting L2
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
  • CPR/AED Certification

Favorite Benchmark WOD: Helen

Note from Daryl: After 20 years, I retired from the Air Force and focused on getting seriously fat.  After developing diabetes, high blood pressure and getting a serious wake-up call from my doctor about other ailments, I decided to take responsibility for my fitness.

I’ll never forget my first workout.  My wife and I walked around the block twice — that was about my limit.  About a year and 125 pounds later, I was off my daily bag of pills and spending at least an hour every day in the gym.  I thought I was pretty fit.  Then a guy invited me to try CrossFit.  I soon learned that while I had moved from being unhealthy to healthy, I still had a ways to go before becoming truly fit.  I’m still working toward that goal and I don’t intend on stopping.  I may be getting older, but I am not regressing – I am progressing.

I invite you to try the sport that cheers the loudest for the athlete that finishes last.

Amy Beatty

AMY BEATTY

Amy's Certifications: 

  • CF-L1; Level 1 Coach
  • CPR/AED Certification
  • Olympic Lifting
  • CrossFit Gymnastics

Favorite Benchmark Workout: Fran

Note from Amy: I graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Education and a passion for running.  I grew up a competitive runner, racing as a collegiate and post-collegiate athlete in races across the country.  From a young age, my main focus was to run professionally and I put everything into that dream.  For me, running was more than just a sport.   It was a lifeline and passion that made my life purposeful.  I've raced marathons, half-marathons, 10k's, 5k's and everything in between.  My professional running career ended with an injury and with that injury, my life changed.  Without running, I was unsure who I was and threw myself into MANY endeavors that only left me half-heartedly trying my best.  I wanted to find something that made me feel as excited as I did when I was a competitive runner.

My first day of CrossFit, I had no idea what I was getting into.  I entered the gym thinking, you've run marathons, this won't be much of a challenge.  But I quickly learned that CrossFit was hard and it was a big challenge...and I was hooked.  From the first day, CrossFit changed my life.  I have not only found the athletic purpose I had been longing for, I also found a community of people who are supportive and inspiring every single day.  As a coach, I love challenging athletes to step outside of their comfort zone and I love the sense of support and camaraderie when someone completes a skill for the first time.  CrossFit doesn't care who you are, what your background is, whether you've run marathons or simply just got off the couch; what I love about CrossFit is that it challenges and inspires you to be the best version of yourself.  

3 Things you might not know about me:

  1. I love animals.  I am the co-founder and CFO of a non-profit animal welfare organization.  I'm also a vegetarian.
  2. I am an avid coin collector.
  3. I am extremely scared of public speaking - coaching CrossFit is well outside of my comfort zone!   

Justin Regazzi

JUSTIN REGAZZI

Justin's Certifications: 

  • CF-L1; Level 1 Coach
  • CPR/AED Certification

Favorite Benchmark WOD: Grace

Note from Justin:  I spent all of my childhood, adolescent, and early twenties in sports.  I was brought up being active.  My primary sport was soccer.  I played as a goalkeeper since I was six years old, and I loved it!  I got a rush diving in the air and denying the other team opportunities to score.  It was even more of a rush playing indoor soccer as a goalkeeper.  I loved the fast pace of the game…but I digress.

Once I hung up my cleats, I embraced the college lifestyle.  Training and staying active became non-existent.  As a consequence, I became extremely unhealthy and overweight.  I tried to get back in shape by “lifting” weights (side note, I choose not to believe in cardio and leg days).  I’d do chest and back one day, arms the next, and so forth.  I hated the monotony of my workouts.  I would get discouraged that I wasn’t getting the results I was used to seeing back in my “Glory Days” when I was constantly active.  I was, as southern folk would say, a hot mess! 

In 2011, I was invited to checkout this thing called CrossFit.  I had no clue what it was.  I thought if CrossFit was going to break the monotony of my workouts, I’ll gladly check it out.  I am glad I did!  The one thing I loved about my first CrossFit experience was the constantly varied movement at high intensity.  My first workout was a beautiful combination of cardio/plyo movements (box jumps) and a weightlifting component (push press if I recall).  After that, I was hooked and I still love it!

CrossFit has changed my life for the better!  I’m healthier now!  My fitness and wellness have dramatically improved!  I love the CrossFit community!  I’ve established some of the most amazing relationships through CrossFit!  As an added bonus, I’m able to stay on pace, energy level wise, with my young kids! 

Mona Vollmer

MONA VOLLMER

Mona's Certifications:  

  • CF-L1; Level 1 Coach
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • CPR/AED Certification

Favorite Benchmark WOD: Filthy Fifty

Note from Mona: LIVE life! At the end of my life I want to be able to say I LIVED life and didn’t merely exist from one day to the next. I’ve always been an active person and right about the time I entered the Air Force I took a hard look at my family’s medical history. I love my family, but too many of them suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, glaucoma, stroke, heart disease, breast cancer, colon cancer and leukemia. I knew I didn’t want my family history to become my history. So I took matters into my own hands and luckily, I found a community of like-minded people when a friend introduced me to CrossFit in 2007. On that hot, humid day in Montgomery, Alabama I did things I didn’t know I was capable of, and I’m still discovering new capabilities every day. I know it’s one of the reasons I can keep up with my kids and I LIVE life. I encourage you to join us at Bombers and discover what you’re capable of too!

Hilary Tebo

HILARY TEBO

Hilary's Certifications: 

  • CF-L1; Level 1 Coach
  • USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
  • CPR/AED Certification

Note From Hilary: Like the majority of our coaches, I too grew up playing a vast array of organized sports. From basketball, to swimming, lots of soccer, dance, TONS of cheerleading and even more Softball….. Until I reached high school when my parents laid down the law and said “only school sports”… Somehow that same year, I ended up on a competitive travel cheerleading squad – winning nationals, but no big deal. That very next year, while reading the paper, my father saw an ad for travel junior Olympic softball tryouts – at this point in my softball career, I had only been playing 3 years – but how hard could it be, it was just another tryout. I made the team, but let me tell you, it was rough. Tournaments in different states every weekend, not to mention those terrifying scouting tournaments. You’d look in the stands and see scouts with huge 5 inch binders and that red marker, striking through prospects as each game progressed.

I had a passion for Sports Medicine and Athletic Training all throughout high school. My senior year I became a certified EMT-B in the state of Virginia. In my evenings I was either traveling with a sports team as a student athletic trainer, or in the spring on the softball diamond. During the summers I would be at the pool as a lifeguard, mainly for the tan – I know rough life. Back to the drive for Sports Medicine, that brought me to Wright State University for their sports medicine program – change in degrees a year later and I graduated with a Bachelors in International Studies concentrating in Research Intelligence Analysis. Wright State was where I met my husband on the first day of class and that’s all history wrote there….

I was initially one of the MANY haters of CrossFit, until someone handed me a barbell and taught me how to move it – then I was hooked. They wanted me to learn these things called WODs, and BURPEES – I loathed them in high school when I HAD to do them, now I am electing to do them. There is something to be said about something that sucks so bad while you are in the moment, but keeps you coming back for more. Every day I get to coach and workout alongside our athletes I am inspired by the determination and tenacity you all exude. It is my all time favorite feeling to watch an athlete have their lightbulb moment and to see a movement finally click for them. To hear you all, guys and gals, repeatedly come into the Box and say “I went to the doctor today and my blood work showed results I haven’t seen in years” or “I was able to do something this past weekend that I have never done” or my favorite “I am finally able to were normal size clothes” That last one hits home so hard to me because when I started my CrossFit journey, I was 265 pounds – yes no lie – 265 POUNDS! This is not just a workout, when you put your mind and soul to it, it is a life changing journey and I love being on that ride with you, pushing you outside of your comfort zones, reaching those PRs – even the little ones of running a 200 without stopping, or doing a full no joke push-up. There is joy in each little accomplishment and I am honored to help you all reach those.

Cassie Hill

CASSIE HILL

Certifications:

  • CF-L1;  Level 1 Coach
  • CPR/AED Certification

Note from CassieThe impossible just takes a little bit longer. Growing up, I dabbled in a lot of different sports, but never found my niche. After my second child was born, I found endurance sports, and developed a love for triathlons.  In 2013, my husband and I relocated to Beavercreek and I struggled to find the same type of community my tri ladies had provided at our former home.  Shortly after, I got pregnant with baby number four and put my fitness on the backburner. The recovery from the birth of my fourth was difficult.  I had serious sciatic pain and could barely roll myself out of bed.  In March of 2014, I was invited to try CrossFit and I was instantly hooked by the community that Bombers espoused, but there was a problem- I couldn’t do any of the things.  My sciatic pain was so intense I could barely do a quarter squat, I couldn’t hang from a pull up bar, and I was terrified to be upside down. Slowly, with incredible coaching and lots of hard work, I made progress, but I still doubted myself. I said things like “handstand push ups are awesome, but I’ll never be able to do that” or “rope climbs are not for me.” But I’ve learned that the impossible just takes a little bit longer. I now thoroughly enjoy overcoming my fears and pushing myself beyond what I ever thought I was capable.