Coaches That Care
Dana Lee - Co-Owner, L1 CrossFit, On Ramp, CrossFit Kids
Dana began her CrossFit journey in May 2013. Although always active, in 2009 she was diagnosed with cancer and finally decided that she needed to re-evaluate how she was taking care of herself and how she could accomplish her fitness goals. She started running and completed 5k, 10k, and a half marathon. Then she added boot camp style classes until she found CrossFit. “CrossFit has changed so many aspects of my life. At 37 years old, I am truly in the best shape of my life. I am stronger, not only physically but mentally as well. Once you get through a WOD that you initially never thought you could do, you begin to apply that persistence to other areas in your life. I have a certain level of confidence that I didn’t have before, but at the same time I am continuously humbled by realizing there is still so much I have to learn!”
George Lee - Co-Owner, L1 CrossFit
George struggled with his weight for years, and finally decided to do something about it in his forties. But consistency was a challenge, until he decided to give CrossFit a try in 2013. Finally, after being bored by all the normal stuff like traditional weightlifting at the gym, running, and programs like P90X, he found something that kept him hooked. The constant variation in the workouts and community of CFA was what he needed, and has been going strong since then. He often tells people that at age 49, he is in the best shape of his life.
Brian Prochaska - L1 CrossFit, Lead Programmer
We have Brian’s wife, Ashley to thank for introducing him to CrossFit – after hearing that her sister was crossfitting with her co-workers, Brian’s curiosity got the best of him. After extensive research and training on his own, he joined CrossFit Augusta in 2009. This led him to get his CrossFit Nutrition Certification in November 2009 and his Level 1 CrossFit Certification in June 2010. Brian's success at CrossFit allowed him to compete in the CrossFit Games Regional competition for five years from 2010 to 2014, finishing 4th in 2011. In addition to competing, Brian says “I also love teaching and coaching the other athletes at my gym. It's great to see the progress of others. To me this is one of the best parts of CrossFit.”
Blake Crewe - L1 CrossFit, CrossFit Kids
Blake was born and raised in Nova Scotia and moved to Augusta, GA in 1997 to play college baseball. After 4 years of schooling, he started his career as a middle school physical education teacher where he currently is the athletic director, head football and baseball coach at Evans Middle School. He has been involved with weightlifting since high school and stumbled into CrossFit as a change to the regular gym routine. After picking himself up off the floor from his first Fran workout, he was hooked. Blake received his Level 1 Trainer Certificate and CrossFit Kids Certificate in 2014. Blake on coaching: "Coaching is a passion of mine for athletes of all levels. It creates a great feeling to help people achieve their desired goals and surpass expectations they did not believe they could."
Megan Weddle - L1 CrossFit
Megan played softball in college and started CrossFit in 2009. She found it was a fun way to get in shape and she missed being competitive after her softball career. She's really grown to love the snatch because it's so technical and challenging. However, the one thing Megan is proud of is how she stuck with CrossFit through her entire pregnancy with her son Caden. She works as a deputy for the Richmond County Sheriff's office and loves coaching CrossFit. "I love the results people see and the obstacles they overcome. It's great to watch people become stronger and healthier both mentally and physically."
Steve Weddle - L1 CrossFit, CrossFit Kids, USAW SP (Oly weightlifting)
Steve is a Richmond County firefighter, and started CrossFit in 2008. Before this he really enjoyed pushing himself and was involved in jiu-jitsu. But once he tried CrossFit, he loved the drive to push farther that comes with it. By far his favorite part of CrossFit is the olympic lifting, and has gone on to get more than one certification in this area. Steve has developed a real passion for coaching, and loves to be able to help people better themselves through fitness.