Our Coaches

To help you get the most out of CrossFit we’ve assembled a top-notch group of coaches.  Part of training is motivation.  Motivation comes easy when you see instructors who are passionate about what they do.

Motivated, effective training.  Head in the right direction with CrossFit Due North.

Owner / Coach

Brad Giglio

Brad began working out in high school where he found a passion for fitness and working with others. He realized that fitness and health were his true passions so he studied to become an Athletic Trainer. He has his degree in Exercise Science and many other like certifications to help round out his 15 years of Health and Wellness experience.

 

How long have you been doing CrossFit?
7 years

 

Fun Fact people may not know about you:
I can make the perfect golem voice from lord of the rings.

 

Certifications:

  • B.S. Exercise Science
  • USAW Sports and Performance Coach
  • CrossFit level 2 Instructor
  • Crossfit Gymnastics
  • FMCA Certified Health Coach
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1
Owner / Coach

Josh Holton

Born and raised in northern Michigan, and being active and outdoors most of my life, the fitness world was a natural transition for me and allowed me to turn what I LOVE to do into a career. The biggest thing for me is helping others understand and reach their full potential; I love providing an environment where people feel empowered and positive about what they are doing. I have a lovely wife, temperamental cat, and soon, a son that I love very very much!

 

How long have you been doing CrossFit?
6 Years

 

Fun Fact people may not know about you:
Drumming/Music > Barbells (any day)

 

Certifications:

  • CF-L1
  • CF-L2
  • CF Powerlifting/Conjugate Method
  • Bachelors Degree in Business Management
  • USCG 2nd Officers License
Coach

Jessica Holton

I’ve always loved being active. CrossFit was the natural evolution of that! Like so many others after my first WOD (which had wall walks in it, helllloo lats) I was hooked. Aside from feeling strong and the confidence that comes with that, the community of CF is what – I think – makes it so special. This is why I became a coach! I love teaching, supporting, sharing my experiences, and pushing people beyond what they thought they were capable of. CrossFit makes that possible.

 

How long have you been doing CrossFit?
6 Years

 

Fun Fact people may not know about you:
My middle name is Kabur – my grandmother’s maiden name. She was Lithuanian.

 

Certifications:

  • CFL1
  • CFL2
  • CF Gymnastics
  • WAG Certified Nutrition Coach
Coach

Alysia Boynton-Fisher

I have three kids and I love watching them play sports. I love coaching because it makes me happy to help people accomplish things they didn’t think they could.

 

How long have you been doing CrossFit? 
6 Years

 

Fun Fact people may not know about you?:
“I can say the alphabet backwards and one time Michael Jackson came to my house to use the bathroom”.

 

Certifications:

  • CF Level 2
  • USAW Level 1
Coach

Theresa O’Boyle

I am passionate about making meaningful connections with people. I am driven as a coach because I love to motivate and inspire others to reach their fitness goals no matter how big or small. I enjoy spending time outdoors in beautiful Leelanau county with my family.

 

How long have you been doing CrossFit:
Over 7 years

 

Fun Fact people may not know about you?
I am obsessed with true crime podcasts!

 

Certifications:

  • CPT- AFAA
  • CF-L1
  • USAW-L1 Sports Performance Coach
  • CAFS
  • Indoor Cycling- AFAA
  • TRX Certification
Coach

Peyton Stafford Otterstetter

Grew up playing multiple sports (Hockey, Soccer, Swimming, Baseball, Football, Ultimate Frisbee, Collegiate Rugby) and fell into a CrossFit gym for a summer to stay in shape and ended up falling in love with the training style and community that comes along with it. I enjoy being outdoors, training and learning as much as I can about almost anything! What drives me to be a coach is the idea of empowering individuals to face and overcome challenges they may have previously never thought possible. A byproduct of showing people they are capable of completing challenging tasks/workouts/skills is the confidence to face any task no matter how daunting or foreign it may seem. Ultimately, my hope is that the previously explained principle will allow people to chase and accomplish their wildest dreams.

 

How long have you been doing CrossFit?
3 Years

 

Fun Fact People may not know about you?
I was a tap dancer as a child.

 

Certifications:

  • L1 Coming Soon!
Coach

Megan Ward

I’m a geeky book lover who loves to lift heavy too. My main training focus is Olympic weightlifting, but no matter what the movement might be, I most enjoy helping others discover what they are capable of.

 

How long have you been doing CrossFit?
Over 7 years

 

Fun fact people may not know about you:
I play three instruments: flute, oboe, and mellophone.

 

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • USAW Advanced Sports Performance Coach (Level 2)
  • NCI Hormone Specialist
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1
  • WAG Certified Coach
Coach

Lesley Murphy

I have a bit of an athletic background; grew up playing basketball and softball, but was never one to enjoy a daily exercise routine until I found CrossFit in my mid-thirties. It’s finally a fitness program I consistently commit to and truly enjoy doing. The varied programming has a little something for everyone, the competitive aspect keeps you motivated and the community is unbeatable. As a coach, I want everyone to feel comfortable and not feel intimidated, we were all beginners once and you should leave every class feeling accomplished, whether you set a personal best or just move for an hour.

 

How long have you been doing CrossFit? 
6 Years

 

Fun Fact people may not know about you? 
“Know how to protect myself from a charging Canadian Goose.”

 

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1
Coach

Aubri Brown

Hi, guys! My name is Aubri, and I’ve been involved in sports and fitness related activities my whole life. I’ve coached volleyball for 8 years, softball for 2, and CrossFit for almost 4. Helping people live happy and healthy lives is what drives me as a coach, as well as a person!

 

How long have you been in CrossFit?
6 Years

 

Fun Fact people may not know about you:
I was a vegetarian for 10 years, and now burgers are one of my favorite foods 🙂

 

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1

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