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Current certifications:

CrossFit lvl 1 certificate holder

CrossFit Gymnastics

CrossFit  Olympic Weightlifting

CrossFitMobility

RockTape FMT I & II

SEAN LAZIO

Although young in his years, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to Sean. Born and raised in Southern California, Sean has always been involved in sports and general fitness. Normally the smallest kid on the team or in the gym, he was always looking for new ways to try and get the upper hand that would allow him to compete and stand a chance. This attitude and constant drive led to the want to learn more about ways of getting stronger/healthier. The fire was fueled even more after joining the United States Army in the summer of 2008 at the age of 18. At an early age, Sean got a quick dose of reality and his mind was opened to a whole other aspect of what it meant to truly be “physically fit.” Enter CrossFit. Unbeknownst at the time, this constantly varied, functional training would prove to help keep him alive during his year long deployment in Afghanistan’s deadly Kunar Province. During the year leading up to, and also during the deployment, Sean would be pushed to his limits… and then some.

Sean left the military in December of 2011 reaching the rank of Sergeant in just those few short years, bringing with him all the values that the Army had instilled in him. Moving to Adrian Michigan, Sean began attending Adrian college in the Spring of 2012, playing baseball and starting towards his degree exercise science and philosophy. Sean feels that not only is it important to understand how the human body works when it comes to fitness, but also the importance of ones mindset too. He truly believes that the same principles that are applied inside the box (gym) are not limited to the box or fitness itself, but rather to one’s everyday life for no matter what the situation might be, if you’re heads not in it, chances are you’re not gonna win it!

In April of 2013, Sean completed and passed the CrossFit Level 1 Certificate class and hasn’t looked back since. After some bumpy roads and the help of some awesome family members, BlackHorse CrossFit was opened on June 1st. Through the box and CrossFit, Sean is able to do the one thing that he’s always had a passion for…to help others and change their lives for the better. If there is one thing that he has learned over the years, it is that good things don’t come to those who wait. Good things come to those who work their asses off to get it!


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Current certifications:

CrossFit lvl 1 certificate holder

Antonis Coumoundouros

Tony was born and raised in Cyprus and moved to the United States in 1995 after serving in the Cypriot National Guard from 1992-1994. He was a sergeant in the Black Berets, a Tank Commander, and also served as an instructor and trainer for newly enlisted soldiers. While in the military, Tony was often responsible for making sure the members under his command were fit. Tony fell in love with sports and fitness through soccer which is the most popular sport where he grew up. He played soccer for most of his life and he played for several teams before moving to the United States. 

Tony holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Duquesne University and he is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Adrian College in Michigan. When asked about what he likes most about his profession he says that it is learning new things all the time and helping others become better thinkers and citizens. He often says that he loves Crossfit because he has witnessed a lot of people become happier by doing it and because it is a very effective way to get results in fitness. Tony also loves Crossfit because it forms a community that is inclusive rather than exclusive: anyone can do it regardless of their fitness level or limitations, and other Crossfitters are always supportive and encouraging. 

Tony is a Crossfit Level-1 Trainer. He brings his intensity, his love of learning and teaching, and his passion to help others improve to the box. His hobbies include reading books (philosophy, fiction, non-fiction), watching soccer and other sports, watching movies, and playing with his two boys Alex and Ricky. He also likes practicing yoga with his wife Tara who is a badass yoga teacher.


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Current certifications:

CrossFit lvl 1 certificate holder

chris johnson

While only involved with CrossFit for two years, Chris has an extensive background in both lifting and athletics. Chris played baseball and soccer at Evangel University and is the current head baseball coach at Lenewee Christian School. Before then he was the varsity pitching coach at Troy High School and the head pitching instructor at 2SP. There he trained pitchers for college and helped getting them placed through scouting camps. Chris received his L1 CF Certification May 7 and currently coaches the 8am class at Blackhorse. 


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Current certifications:

CrossFit lvl 1 certificate holder

Lynn hendricks

Lynn has been involved with crossfit for a little over 2 years now. Being a former college soccer player, she was looking for something that would keep her active and keep challenging her both mentally and physically. After her first day at Blackhorse, she knew she found exactly what she was looking for and hasn't looked back since. She is a Certified Level 1 Crossfit Trainer and is currently finishing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.


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Current certifications:

CrossFit lvl 1 certificate holder

Jim 

Jim has been a member of BlackHorse CrossFit from day 1. Over the years, he has always been one to help new and old members alike. In February of 2017, he decided to go get his level 1 certification where he now uses it to run classes and 1 on 1 sessions with new members just joining. 


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Current certifications:

CrossFit lvl 1 certificate holder

Liz Feltman

Liz started CrossFit back in 2011 for a little over a year before re-starting at BlackHorse in 2014. She is a Certified Level 1 CrossFit Trainer but by day is a Controller for a glass manufacturer. Liz loves the challenge of the workouts, the community at the Box and working with and supporting the members as much as possible. She is a firm believer that everyone can “get better” and accomplish things that they put their mind to!

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Current certifications:

CrossFit lvl 1 certificate holder

Ryan Carlson

Ryan started with Blackhorse CrossFit in June 2016, is a Certified Level 1 CrossFit Trainer, and serves as a manager for a leading software solution company in the professional sports and entertainment industry.  He’s also known as “Mr. Coach” for the Adrian College Synchronized and Figure Skating program where his wife, Ashley, leads as the Director of Skating.  Along with the duties of being a team manager and volunteer coach, Ryan serves as a secondary strength and conditioning coach for the Bulldogs, alongside Sean, at Blackhorse.


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Current certifications:

CrossFit lvl 1 certificate holder

USAW level 1

DJ

DJ came to BlackHorse in early 2016 looking for something to keep his competitive edge alive after wrestling at BlissField High. He quickly fell in love with the process and decided to expand his knowledge in both CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting, and now helps run the regular CF classes, especially on the Olympic Weightlifting side. DJ also helps with 1 on 1s with critiquing and helping new and experienced weightlifters, and also works with anyone looking to get some sport specific training