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Evan is a CrossFit Level 2 trainer and NESTA Certified Personal Trainer. He is a veteran of the United States Army and served 6 years as a Combat Medic. He was introduced to CrossFit in 2005 while in the Army and realized the application of fitness for combat and life required conditioning more diverse than just running and lifting weights. Evan views all of life as potential training exercises, and understanding this, Evan seeks to advance North Louisiana's understanding and expression of movement to a degree of virtuosity previously unrealized.  

Evan and his wife Lauren also own Bossier City CrossFit, and the methods and philosophy taught at both are the result of years of training, education, and proven metrics of success. Our mission has always been to make you save money on healthcare, learn to use your body and avoid injury, look better naked, and become harder to kill.

Favorite Exercise: Olympic weightlifting
Least Favorite Exercise: Box jumps
Favorite Paleo Food: Steak and baked sweet potato
Favorite cheat Food: Abita Andy Gator Beer
Certifications:  CF-Level 1, CF-Level 2, CrossFit Movement/Mobility, CrossFit Gymnastics, CrossFit Striking, CrossFit Olympic Lifting, CrossFit Endurance, USAW Sports Performance Coach, Army Combatives, BS in Economics from Louisiana Tech University



Lauren, wife to Evan, is a CrossFit Level 2 and CrossFit kids trainer. Lauren has always been a dancer with an active lifestyle, but nothing compared to the results that she found doing CrossFit. As a mom of two kids under two years old, CrossFit has been the reason she can keep up with them, her husband, while also running her business and dance team. She found her passion for coaching after coming to Louisiana Tech to coach the Regal Blues dance team. Her mission as a CrossFit trainer is to inspire others to meet their goals through hard work and passion. Together with her husband Evan, they are excited to develop a community of athletes who want to reach the apex of their health and fitness potential. 

Favorite Exercise: Kettlebell swings
Least Favorite Exercise: What everyone else’s is ... burpees
Favorite Paleo Food: Paleo lasagna
Favorite Cheat Food: Anything with Reese’s
Certifications: CF-Level 1, CF-Level 2, CrossFit Kids, BA in Dance Education from University of Southern Mississippi



Erin is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer. She grew up playing many different sports, but her true love was softball. She played infield for tournament teams and was the varsity pitcher at her high school. When she graduated high school, she chose to focus on academics instead of playing sports. This left a void which resulted in a vicious cycle of random workouts, yo-yo dieting, and a lack of self-confidence. This went on for years until she found CrossFit Ruston in the fall of 2013. She loved the community and that her body could do more than she ever thought it could. In 2015, everything changed. Erin was diagnosed with breast cancer at an extremely young age. The CrossFit Ruston community rallied around her with love, encouragement, and support. She knows that the healthy lifestyle that CrossFit introduced into her life kept her alive. Erin is a High School Art Teacher by day, and a CrossFit coach by night. She is giving back to the very community that helped save her life. She became a CrossFit Level 1 trainer in December 2017, and thoroughly enjoys helping people realize their true potential.


Favorite Exercise: Any Olympic lifting

Least Favorite Exercise: Burpees

Favorite Paleo Food: Buffalo chicken casserole with Whole30 ranch dressing Favorite Cheat Food: Pizza – all the pizza Certifications: CF-Level 1



Jamie has received her Crossfit Level 1 Certification. She formerly played basketball at University at Louisiana at Monroe until 2005. While there, they won the Southland Conference Championship in 2005. Jamie has always enjoyed working out during and after college, but was introduced to Crossfit in the summer of 2017 by her coworkers at 1st Franklin Financial Corp of where she has worked full-time since 2008. Jamie and her coworkers Allison and Holly, have managed to win branch of the year of North Louisiana every year since the branch opened. She also serves as an Ambassador for the Ruston Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.  Immediately upon signing up for Crossfit Ruston, she fell in love with the people and how competitive it is and how much everyone there pushes you to be the best you can in every aspect of life. Jamie has one child named Jersey Kate that she named after a basketball jersey.

Favorite Exercise: Back squats
Least Exercise: Running and lunges
Favorite Paleo Food: Steak, venison, sweet potato
Favorite Cheat Food: Ice cream or anything peanut butter



Jeff is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer. Jeff has been a swimmer majority of his life, and while being a swimmer was great, he was looking for something a little more. In 2015 Jeff started his CrossFit journey at CFA in Alexandria. While there he heard of a gym in Ruston (his future college town) and checked it out as soon as he got to town; the rest was history. Jeff is currently pursuing a degree in Industrial Engineering at Louisiana Tech. Jeff’s goal is to instill the drive to constantly better oneself in and out of the gym!

Favorite Exercise: Snatch
Least Favorite Exercise: Assault bike
Favorite Paleo Food: Salmon
Favorite Cheat Food: Taco Bell
Certifications: CF-Level 1



David is a Christian, Husband, Father, and a U.S. Marine. He hails from New Braunfels, Texas and has lived in Ruston since December 2017 with his wife, daughter, and son. His athletic background consists of high school football, track, and powerlifting; Division I college football; and being a Marine. He was introduced to CrossFit in 2011 by performing Fran for his first workout. David then developed his CrossFit capability by following main-site and reviewing their points of performance. In 2015, he began being coached and has been an avid participant throughout. His passion for CrossFit lies in the tenant of developing better human beings and eradicating chronic disease through nutrition and functional movements. Through coaching, he believes he can aide others in increasing their love, respect, and confidence for themselves. A graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy, David has an Ocean Engineering
degree and has served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Logistics Officer for six years. Recently, he has transitioned to a civilian profession and is a Reliability Engineer. He is currently enrolled at Texas A&M University and is working on a Masters in Energy.

Favorite Exercise: Thruster and overhead squat
Least Favorite Exercise: Deadlift (Diane)
Favorite Paleo Food: Steak
Favorite Cheat Food: Pizza / dark chocolate
Certifications: CF-Level 1



Matt is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer. He has coaching and training experience in weightlifting, powerlifting, swimming, and running. Currently nearing the end of a Kinesiology degree at LaTech, he was introduced to CrossFit back in 2014. After some years of not attending, he found CrossFit Ruston in October 2017 and hasn’t stopped since. 


Favorite Exercise: Anything difficult, currently handstands and ring work
Least Favorite Exercise: Wall balls and/or thrusters
Favorite Paleo Food: Not on the paleo diet, but can destroy some shepards pie
Favorite Cheat Food: Cherry garcia ice cream
Certifications: CF-Level 1



Tina was born in Norway and competed in Country Line Dance(waltz, smooth, cuban, novelty, funk) as a teenager. She became the Norwegian champion and placed 4th in the World Championship before she moved to the U.S. After having her son in 2009 she started working out at home and at a local gym where she got stuck in a routine and seeing little results. She found Crossfit Ruston in 2015 and couldn’t wait to join with her best friend. Three years later she is loving everything about CFR, how it makes her feel, the family she gained, showing her son a healthy way of life. Her goal is to help other people feel good about themselves and achieve their goals.

Favorite Exercise: Bar muscle-up
Least Favorite Exercise: Double unders
Favorite Paleo Food: Greek chicken salad
Favorite Cheat Food: Gluten free red velvet cupcake

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Will Solito is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. His love for staying active all started when he was four years old when he started swimming competitively. After an injury from high school football Will decided he would try CrossFit out to regain his strength. Ever since his first workout in 2013, Will has been hooked on CrossFit ever since. Currently Will is a student at Louisiana Tech pursuing a degree in Computer Science with a minor in Political Science. Will wants to instill his love for CrossFit on everyone he coaches and help them become the best CrossFitter they can be!

Favorite Exercise: Burpees
Least Favorite Exercise: Thrusters
Favorite Paleo Food: Chicken
Favorite Cheat Food: Pizza
Certifications: CF-Level 1



Marley is currently a PhD student at Louisiana Tech University. In high school she participated in varsity track and field, alpine ski racing, waterpolo, and swimming, ultimately becoming a Division III collegiate swimmer. The high intensity, camaraderie, and self-empowerment of CrossFit was a perfect match to her goal of maintaining her active lifestyle after college. The missions and values that drive CFR made her instantly feel at home and grateful to be a part of the team. Marley hopes to teach people, especially women, that they are capable of whatever they set their mind to and to be proud of their strength. 

Favorite Exercise: Burpees
Least Favorite Exercise: Snatch
Favorite Paleo Food: Bacon (with GF banana pancakes)
Favorite Cheat Food: Dark chocolate (with wine)



Trojan, know as "Troj", is the faithful cheerleader of CFR. He will watch your every rep, and has a terrible obsession with don't leave those in your gym bag! Don't let his size fool you! He's the friendliest coach on the roster! 

Favorite Exercise: Sled pull
Least Favorite Exercise: Running long distances
Favorite Paleo Food: Hamburger
Favorite Cheat Food: Anything you leave in your gym bag

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