Meet the Coaching Team

Meet the Coaches of CrossFit Eden Prairie

Chris Anderson, Owner/Coach

Jesse Cole, Coach

I became passionate about CrossFit because from the moment I stepped into the CFEP box I new it was the place for me. Tons of fun, friendly people in an inviting atmosphere who are working hard, sweating, and throwing lots of weight around.

Growing up I was no stranger to physical work. I’d wrestle just about year round, play baseball in the summer, and lift weights and condition to stay in shape. My dad, (a military/state patrol officer) made sure us boys would grow up determined and with a strong work ethic. We even had the pleasure of doing push-ups or running laps around the house when we would get into trouble. I definitely have given my father a lot of credit for the person I am, as well as the physical capacity I have today.

After high school and during college, I mostly worked out with friends at Lifetime or Anytime. I eventually grew tired of the same old routine and not really getting better or stronger. Walking into any other gym, people can barely take their eyes off of their phone and have no clue who anyone else is. I knew that CrossFit would be the right place for me. No workouts from day to day are the same and we are a community of hard working people that support and cheer each other on. People get to know each other and become close friends outside of the gym. My favorite part of every day is getting to the gym and seeing all these wonderful people. I absolutely love this CFEP community….there’s no better place to work or get a workout in.

What I’m most excited about as a coach is showing people who are new to CrossFit that it can be for everyone. I also love helping current members accomplish their various goals, whether it’s their first Hand Stand Push-Ups or muscle up, to “PR”ing their beck squat! I try to live by the CFEP motto… “Work Hard Be Nice.” I truly believe with hard work you can accomplish pretty much anything, and being nice.. well why be anything different?! Certifications: CrossFit L2 Trainer, CPR, AED, First Aid Certified

 

Bodhi Engum, Coach

I discovered CrossFit six years ago at a time in my life where my interest in health and fitness was beginning to flourish. I have been an athlete my entire life. I have played junior hockey and collegiate lacrosse with endless experience to boot. Yet, after starting three years ago, CrossFit has been a driving force in my journey of development to become the person and professional I strive to be. Over this period, I have become NASM certified as a personal trainer, first aid/AED certified, train multiple collegiate athletes from various sports, graduated with a Master’s in Science in Exercise Science from Concordia St. Paul, and plan on going back to school to become a Physical Therapist in the near future. In the meantime, I look forward to working with the CFEP community to help individuals achieve various goals as I have through CrossFit.

 

Malory Naslund, Coach

Crossfit has had a positive impact on my life in the most incredible of ways! I grew up playing hockey, track, volleyball, and basketball. After finishing my hockey career, I started running marathons but still felt something was missing in my fitness life. I took my first Crossfit class in 2016 and quickly realized there was something uniquely special about it. Over the past six years, Crossfit has been so much more than just a place to work out. It’s been a place where I’ve overcome physical and mental challenges, built strength and confidence that has translated into many areas of my life, and most importantly, a place where I’ve made some amazing, lifelong friendships.

I’m excited and grateful to be a coach at CFEP, where I can be a part of such a wonderful community and hopefully help others achieve their health and fitness goals.

 

Kelsey Jordan, Coach

Hi everyone! My name is Kelsey Jordan.

I’m new here to CrossFit Eden Prairie and to the US in general! I recently moved down here from Manitoba, Canada for Chiropractic school!

One thing I am not-so-new to is CrossFit! I’ve been doing CrossFit since 2016 and have now been a level 1 coach for just over a year!

The reason I love coaching so much is because I love helping others get better at a sport that I am also passionate about! When I started I couldn’t do a pull-up or a push-up and I credit a lot of my improvements to some awesome coaches! And now I get to hopefully be that for you!

I’m so very excited to be joining the CFEP team, and am thankful for everyone for being so welcoming!

 

Amanda Tan, Coach

I have a background in swimming that naturally took me to Ironman distance triathlons then into competitive cycling.  My most recent sport before Crossfit was traveling around the country bike racing.  However, as demands of my full time job grew, coupled with a series of serious racing accidents and fracturing my cervical spine, I decided in the Spring 2016 to officially be a “spectator” of the sport. I spent the next two years finding my next passion in sports that could give me athletic fulfillment and while allowing me to continue to grow and build my full time career.  I have been fortunate to be surrounded by athletes, where I eventually was introduced into Crossfit and officially joined Crossfit Eden Prairie in the Spring of 2018 when I moved back to the Twin Cities.

Coming from single-sport events, I truly am in love with the variety that Crossfit brings.  There is a never-ending number of challenges and movements to master.  I get to climb a rope, learn Olympic lifting, play on the gymnastics rig – and the beauty of it is, it is a sport where you can make it as easy and as hard as you like.  Additionally, I also love seeing my community of friends and new faces at our box.  One of the things I love doing is meeting like-minded folks, getting to know them and finding what fuels the fire!  In the 3-4 years I’ve been at Crossfit, I found a consistent theme, that everyone, anyone who walks into a Crossfit box, has a certain drive, tenacity, something that fuels their fire and an unconventional way we connect with each other.  That, I believe, is the magic of this sport.

My current goal is to continue to learn and sharpen my skills, deliberately taking the long game to train smart and healthy.  That said, in a larger context beyond myself, is meeting new folks, and sharing my passion, tips and tricks of Crossfit with them.  With my L1 certification, and an affinity to support adaptive athletes, I would love to see where that road takes me.  For now, I enjoy coming to classes, seeing the people who share similar passions and having a good time.

Being a lifelong athlete, I came to CFEP with immense amounts of curiosity.  I was amazed by the variety of movements, how much I had to learn and how much I could not do.  That very fact, humbled me tremendously.  And that very fact is the premise of why I love Crossfit so much.  It has an unconventional way to challenge the way we move regardless of your fitness levels.  For those who are on the fence, regardless of wellness goals, I encourage you to jump right in!  There are always progression options for everyone including adaptive athletes. To close, I want to comment that the CFEP community has added a positive dimension to my physical and mental fitness which expresses themselves in my daily life in more ways that I had ever imagined!

 

 

 

 

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