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  • Ryan Brack
    Ryan Brack
    Owner / Coach
  • Andrew Stroefer
    Andrew Stroefer
    General Manager / Coach
  • Kacie Lanier
    Kacie Lanier
    Coach / CrossFit Kids Coach
  • Trey Burdette
    Trey Burdette
    Coach / Head Coach of On Ramp
  • Christina Gipson
    Christina Gipson
    Coach / CrossFit Kids Coach / Outreach Program Coordinator
  • Laura Brannen
    Laura Brannen
    Coach
  • Eric Roux
    Eric Roux
    Coach
  • Janet Lanier
    Janet Lanier
    CrossFit Kids Coach
  • Michael Moore
    Michael Moore
    Coach / Kids Trainer / Outreach Coordinator
  • Madison Roof
    Madison Roof
    On Ramp Coach
Ryan Brack
Owner / Coach

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B.S. from Georgia Southern University

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer – CF-L2

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer – CF-L1

USAW Level 1 Coach (Michael Cohen)

Movement and Mobility Certified (Kelly Starrett)

CrossFit Powerlifting (Shane Sweatt)

CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Trainer

Red Cross CPR/AED

Currently Working on OPEX CCP Certification and Precision Nutrition Certification


Former Concept2 1000m Row American Record Holder

“I got my start training a little more unconventionally than most, I was 26 and 350 lbs before I started taking my health seriously. CrossFit for me has meant a transformation that I didn’t think was possible. I started CrossFit in Brunswick, Ga. I completed my first WOD in a 10×20 storage unit in the 95+ degree South Georgia heat. The WOD was 3 rounds for time: farmers carry, overhead lunge, KB swing and a 200m run. I felt absolutely miserable after it was over but knew something was different about this way of training. My trainer was the high school quarterback of my graduating class and had always been in shape. He was very encouraging and I told him what my goals were, mainly to lose weight and be healthy. He put me on a paleo/primal diet and a schedule of working out 5 days a week and the weight starting falling off. After losing 60 pounds in the first 2 months I was hooked. After 9 weeks of CrossFit and diet I could; do a kipping pullup, had increased my deadlift from 415 to 450, and I was signed up for my first 5k run. Fast forward to today and I have lost 115 lbs and can do 35+ pullups unbroken, have over a 500# deadlift and have run several long distance races (and running is my nemesis). Without hard work and CrossFit this wouldn’t have been possible.”

Andrew Stroefer
General Manager / Coach

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B.S. Sports Management Georgia Southern University

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer – CF-L1

American Red Cross: CPR and First Aid/AED


“I started CrossFit in 2014, and at the time I was in the worse shape of my life. I had little motivation to come up with workouts on my own much less actually do them. While doing an internship, I decided to give this “CrossFit” thing a try. I was pretty nervous at the time because I knew how out of shape I was. I didn’t think I was ready for CrossFit, but went in for my first workout anyways. About half way through the workout I realized I was about to finish last in the class, and I was ready to walk out and never come back. That’s when a group of people started cheering me on and encouraged me to finish the workout. I realized at that point CrossFit was different and I have been hooked ever since. I enjoy the structure that CrossFit gives me while also getting to know a community of people. After talking with Brack about a position that had become open, I was given the opportunity to come work for CrossFit Boro as their General Manager. I am truly blessed to get to come to work at a place I love, and interact with a great community!

Kacie Lanier
Coach / CrossFit Kids Coach

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B.S.F.C.S. from University of Georgia

B.S. from University of Georgia

M. Ed. from University of Georgia

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

CrossFit Kids

USAW Level 1 Coach

Positive Coaching Alliance Certification

CPro

AED

First Aid


“I have been an athlete my whole life. I grew up playing every sport possible before settling on softball, basketball, and tennis. After high school though, I was no longer playing sports competitively, so I had to find some way to stay active. While at UGA, that meant going to Ramsey and having the regular gym experience. However, when I came back to Statesboro for graduate school in May 2012, I found CrossFit Boro. I still remember the very first workout I did: 3 rounds of 3 minutes to run 400m and an AMRAP of push presses. Even though I was so sore that I could barely move the next day, I immediately knew CrossFit Boro was for me because I liked not only the competitive atmosphere, but also the group setting where everyone cheered each other on.
A year after joining CrossFit Boro I decided I wanted to become a trainer, so in June 2013 I went and got my Level 1 Certification. In August 2013, I began my internship at CrossFit Boro, and became an official CrossFit Boro trainer in February 2014. Even today, I am still seeing gains in my strength and overall fitness with a highlight being finally achieving a muscle up after 3 months of hard work and practice. I still enjoy the competitive and family atmosphere that CrossFit Boro offers. It has been especially unique for me because it has allowed me to work out with my mom and youngest brother.”

Trey Burdette
Coach / Head Coach of On Ramp

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M.S. in Kinesiology

Ed.D. Educational Leadership

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer


“I have been an athlete my entire life. Even though my playing days passed years ago, CrossFit has allowed me to continue to compete, learn new skills, and push myself each time I workout. I played football and baseball in high school and was fortunate to play baseball at Maryville College in Tennessee. I graduated from Maryville College and earned my M.S. in Kinesiology in 2003. In 2005, I became a Coaching Education faculty member at Georgia Southern University teaching strength and conditioning classes among other coaching ed courses. CrossFit has exposed me to topics such as olympic lifting, gymnastics, and mobility. I earned my CrossFit Level-1 Certification in November of 2013 and have been coaching at CrossFit Boro since.

Before becoming a member of CrossFit Boro, I had been following HQ programming for about a year and working out on my own in a small gym. I had to modify most workouts because of equipment issues. In January of 2013, I had my my first official WOD. It was “300″ which consisted of 8 movements totaling 300 reps. My second WOD was 10 rounds of CIndy with 3 burpees EMOM. Those two days were an eye-opening introduction to official WODs in a box. Luckily for me, CrossFit Boro was amazing. The coaches and fellow members cheered me on as I struggled to finish. But I did and have been trying to make others feel as welcome as I felt on those two days. Being a coach allows me to fulfill a calling of coaching others, and now it happens in CrossFit instead of traditional sports”

Christina Gipson
Coach / CrossFit Kids Coach / Outreach Program Coordinator

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Ph.D. from Brunel University in Sport Sociology and Sport Management

M.S. from Georgia State University in Sport Administration

B.A. from Methodist University in Sport Management  (Concentration in Health and Fitness and Athletic Training)


Mad Dogg Spinning Instructor

ATC – Certified Athletic Trainer

LAT – Licensed Athletic Trainer in Georgia

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

CrossFit Kids Trainer

Outreach Coordinator – Co-Founder of CrossFit Boro: Prepared for Anything Program


“I’ve played sports my whole life. Although softball/baseball was my family sport, soccer is the sport that provided me with the most opportunities. I played during undergrad , then began coaching high school, club, and university levels while I worked on my masters. I picked my boots back up and played club soccer in England while I worked on my PhD. I heard about CrossFit while living abroad as a number of my college players went to CrossFit following their collegiate soccer careers. When I moved back to the states, I was looking for something to help me drop my PhD weight (it is a real thing). I began running marathons and participated in bootcamp classes. I was looking for a little more of a challenge and found a local CrossFit box.

CrossFit changed my life! Over the last three years, I have transformed holistically. Not only have I gotten fitter, but my drive has developed even more. Through CrossFit, I have learned lessons that extend far beyond my workouts and into my personal and professional life. Following my trainers recommendations, being active in the box, and leaning on my community to help to become a better person has allowed me to continue to succeed in a number of areas.

Consequently, I want everyone to try CrossFit. I know it isn’t for everyone, but I think a large number of people can benefit from CrossFit when they allow themselves to listen to others, help others, and work with others, all while striving to reach their own goals.

Heck, how often do you get to sweat with teenagers, professionals (EMTs, fire fighters, military workers, professors, nurses, business owners, etc…), college students, and other people from your local community while you all push through a workout, challenge yourself, and succeed day after day?”

Laura Brannen
Coach

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B.S. from Georgia Southern University

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Trainer

Former GSU Track Athlete


2015 CrossFit Games Open 191st Worldwide
  • 15th Place in 15.1 Worldwide
  • 20th Place in 15.2 Worldwide
2015 CrossFit Games Atlantic Super Regionals 16th Place
2015 SAGL Capital City Silverbacks Athlete
2014 CrossFit Games Open 203rd Worldwide
2014 CrossFit Games Southeast Regionals 17th Place
2014 GRID Combine Finalist in Las Vegas

“Ever since I can remember I have been competing and playing sports. At the age of 4, I started gymnastics and continued on until I was 13 years old and a level 9 gymnast. At that time, I decided it was time to move on and try something new and different. My next sport of choice was tennis. I then played tennis and traveled around the Southeast playing in junior tournaments for next few years. At age 16, I tore my rotator cuff and had to have surgery to repair it, ending my tennis career and for the first time in my life I was unable to do anything athletic. It was a very slow recovery process and was very discouraging. I gained 20 lbs and I knew I couldn’t continue down that path so I decided to start eating better and running. The last two years of high school I ran cross country and eventually was offered a track and cross country scholarship to run for Georgia Southern. I competed four years at Southern and set two school records in the 800m and 1500m. After graduating, I continued to run and “stay in shape” but grew bored of doing the same thing over and over each day.

In July of 2012, I had a friend invite me to come try CrossFit. I went in with the mind set of ” I will give this a try, but I don’t think this is for me”. Little did I know that all it would take was that one workout to become hooked, it was exactly what I had been looking for in a gym. I was missing the competition that I had always known and the camaraderie of a team. It was all there in CrossFit. I have since seen increases in strength, decreases in body fat, and an improved everyday lifestyle. In March of 2013, my husband and I both went and got Level One Certified for our 1 year wedding anniversary. CrossFit has changed my life and changed it for the better. If it can do that for me, it can do that for anyone.”

Eric Roux
Coach

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M.S. from University of Connecticut

B.S. from High Point University

LAT – Licensed Athletic Trainer (GA, NC)

ATC – Certified Athletic Trainer

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer


“I was a huge CrossFit hater. Being a healthcare professional I bought into the rumors that it was dangerous and unsafe. I figured I shouldn’t be a hypocrite and judge it without giving it a try, I mean all my friends did it. I instantly fell in love. I was hooked after the first WOD (Annie) I tried up at CrossFit Storrs in Connecticut. After a few months I decided to go get my CF-L1 so I could become a future coach. I learned that CrossFit actually focused on a lot of injury preventative measures and is specifically designed to make athletes move safely and more efficiently thus improving their biomechanics. They taught squat and jumping mechanics the same exact way as I was teaching extremely effective lower extremity injury prevention programs to adolescents during my Master’s Thesis. As a coach it’s truly awarding to see the “ah-ha” moment when an athlete understands and finally get something where it be improving general fitness, recovering from an injury, or preventing injuries. Ultimately I’m an athlete and a biomechanics nerd. CrossFit blended those perfectly, making me a better athlete but also a better clinician.”

Janet Lanier
CrossFit Kids Coach

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BBA for the University of Georgia

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

CrossFit Kids Certificate

CPR/AED/First Aid Certified


“In 2012, under doctor’s orders to stop running, due to plantars fasciitis, I started looking for a different style workout. After reading a newspaper article about the newly opened CrossFit Boro, I talked my daughter, Kacie, into giving it a try with me. We are both still here, along with my youngest son, and now I join her as a trainer. Being one of the older members, I appreciate that CrossFit can be scaled to my abilities, yet I still get an excellent workout, conditioning, and performance results. With two children so dedicated to CrossFit and the desire to live a healthy lifestyle, I decided that I wanted to assist with the CrossFit Kids program and hopefully impact them in such a way as to also want to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. While my main training focus is kids, I love popping into regular classes and interacting with all members of the CrossFit Boro family. While it can initially seem intimidating, I’m proof that CrossFit is for any age and fitness level so come check us out. I look forward to meeting you and assisting you in any way possible as you start your CrossFit journey into what I know will be a new, exciting, constantly changing, and challenging workout experience.”

Michael Moore
Coach / Kids Trainer / Outreach Coordinator

EDD in Literacy Education – University of Pittsburgh

EdS in Literacy Education – University of Pittsburgh

MED in English Education – University of Pittsburgh

MED in Literacy Education – University of Pittsburgh

BSED in English Education – Duquesne University


National Youth Sports Coaches Association – Basketball

Coach of the Year – Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer – CF-L1

CrossFit Kids Trainer

Outreach Coordinator – Co-Founder of CrossFit Boro: Prepared for Anything Program


“I started at Crossfit Boro in August of 2013.  I became the oldest member and still am.  I came to CrossFit overweight with hypertension, high cholesterol, and increasingly higher blood sugar.  I had little upper body strength, and the only thing I had going for me was that I played basketball.

Six months later I had dropped 30 pounds and my doctor started taking me off medications.  My blood sugar level is perfect.  My doctor told me I became part of the small percentage of folks my age who turn things around.  Almost four years later, I am faster, stronger and better.  I still struggle with CrossFit movements everyday, but I love the feeling of satisfaction I get at the end of a workout.

Also, I stayed because of the amazing group of people attracted to Crossfit.  I’ve benefited from great coaches who are totally committed to my improving.  The owner, Ryan Brack is a full time hands on owner/coach.  His programming is carefully planned and accessible to every one of us.  I learn coaching tips from him everyday. I try to do workouts with all the coaches and they are all amazing.  Each is different and I learn from everyone of them.

I became a coach to work with Coach Christina and our kids program.  I am also interested in working to attract older athletes who want to improve their overall lifestyle and health.  I think there is an untapped group of older folks in our community who could change their lives, too.

Finally, I have made so many amazing friendships at Crossfit Boro who all share a positive work ethic.”

Madison Roof
On Ramp Coach

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CrossFit Level 1 Trainer


“I started CrossFit about two and a half years ago at a small gym in Gwinnett county. I had heard about it from some friends and seen the posts on Facebook and decided it was something I wanted to try. I joined a gym and always playing sports growing up, I loved the competitiveness of it. After I moved down to Statesboro and joined CrossFit Boro I immediately met a group of people with common interests and I fell in love with it. After about a year, I decided coaching was something I wanted to pursue. I have loved coaching the On Ramp class and teaching people how to move safely and efficiently while inside and outside of the gym as well as helping people reach their fitness goals. I have met so many people I would have never have had the opportunity to meet and have continued to improve my own health and the health of others around me while doing what I love.”