Michael Martin

Coach Mikes first experience with CrossFit was in the Army. His unit had started implementing CrossFit into their physical fitness training as they were gearing up for a deployment to Iraq. After noticing the improvement CrossFit had on his troops he went to GSX CrossFit to get his CrossFit L-1 Cert in April of 2009. Once deployed he and his unit built their own box and did what they could with the equipment they had which meant a lot of “Murph”. After a second deployment Coach, Mike took over as Head Coach for Centurion CrossFit Fort Hood. He knew after taking over as Head Coach what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. Just 8 months after being Honorably Discharged from the Army he affiliated Mad Apple CrossFit in Fort Wayne. Now you can find Coach Mike trying to avoid any WOD with Pistols.

Certifications:
CrossFit L2 Trainer
CrossFit L1 Trainer
CrossFit Olympic Lifting Trainer
CrossFit Mobility
BS in Health and Exercise Science
CPR/AED Trained

Experience:
Affiliate Owner and Coach, Mad Apple CrossFit, Fort Wayne, IN
Manager and Coach, CrossFit Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN
Head Coach, Centurion CrossFit Fort Hood, Ft. Hood, TX
Original Co-Founder and Coach, CrossFit Arifjan, Arifjan, KU

Mallory Shinneman

Mallory has been involved in athletics all her life, from little league softball to collegiate track and field and everything in between. Her love of sports has developed into a passionate career in coaching. Back in 2011 when she took her first class, Mallory was hooked and hasn’t looked back since. From competing in local competition’s with friends or watching someone get their first pull-up, Mallory feels she couldn’t ask for a better job or people to be surrounded by. She has devoted her life to the pursuit of excellence, in coaching and in sports and has taken that devotion to her clients. To Mallory, it’s the community at Mad Apple that makes it so different. It’s a family!

Certifications:
CrossFit L2 Trainer
CrossFit Kids Trainer
BS in Health and Exercise Science, Minor in Business
CPR/AED Trained

Experience:
Head Coach, Mad Apple CrossFit, Fort Wayne, IN

2015 and 2016 Regional CrossFit Competitor – Team MadApple

Coach, CrossFit Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN
Asst Track Coach, Columbia City HS, Columbia City, IN

Kaleb Hetrick

Kaleb grew up in Fort Wayne playing most sports but favoring baseball. He grew up in a family that always pushed him to do his best and encouraged him to be involved in several different sports and activities. Having an older brother who was also involved in sports, he always had a competitive drive. Although he enjoys competition, his passion and strength comes through him being a man of God. Nothing Kaleb has accomplished this far goes without giving the glory back to God. Kaleb has been a gym rat for years, but has recently had the joy of falling in love with CrossFit. He always asked himself what his purpose for training at the gym was and when he discovered CrossFit, he found the answer. He is driven to helping people succeed in their dreams and goals and wants to help make a difference in the world.

Certifications:
CrossFit L1 Trainer
CrossFit Endurance Trainer
NCSF Certified Personal Trainer
CPR/AED Trained

Accomplishments:
2013 Central East Regional Competitor (21st Place)

Maddie Shine

Two years ago I decided to make a big change in my life because I was unhappy with the weight I had put on during college. After a year of working out at a normal gym, becoming a group exercise instructor, and getting bored with my daily routine, I decided to take up CrossFit. CrossFit has changed my life completely. The day I started I instantly fell in love with the entire concept. Thanks to CrossFit training I have lost a total of 50lbs. Growing up I did gymnastics and was a competitive equestrian, and CrossFit has allowed me to expand my athletic capability. What I love the most is how it continues to push me daily and there is always constant improvement.

Certifications:
CrossFit L1 Trainer
CrossFit Olympic Lifting
CrossFit Weight Lifting Certificate
General Group Exercise Certification
CPR/AED Trained

 

Experience:

2016 Regional Team member Crossfit Games
2017 Regional Team member Crossfit Games

Adam Greene

I’ve been involved in competitive sports since I was a kid. I started lifting weights in my neighbor’s garage at age 13. In high school, I wrestled and played football. I continued playing football in college at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne. In 2010, one of my former college teammates told me about CrossFit. I was skeptical, but I tried it out in my college weight room. I was immediately hooked. I began following CrossFit.com workouts on my own, and in 2012, finally joined an affiliate. Around the time I began having an interest in coaching CrossFit, the opportunity arose to do so full time. I coached full time for 2 years, including a year at CrossFit Kansas City, one of the first 10 CrossFit affiliates. After moving back to Fort Wayne in fall of 2015, I began coaching at Mad Apple, and I’ve called this place home ever since. When I’m not at the gym or work, I am riding my bicycle around town, umpiring little league baseball, or hanging out with my daughter, Camryn.

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
CPR/AED

Vicki Toth

Bored of her running routine and occasional gym-going routine, Coach Vicki stumbled upon CrossFit after a few friends’ posts on Facebook and Twitter caught her eye.  She walked into her intro class intimidated and not knowing what to expect.  At that point, she never would have known how great an impact CrossFit would have on her life.  There is nothing else out there like CrossFit.  Not only are the workouts geared to bring your body to its peak in fitness, but the CrossFit community is what brought her back week after week.  Every time she came to the box, she was surrounded by like-minded people who love being there just as much as she did.  In no other gym has she felt the same type of camaraderie.  CrossFit is something that has become a major part of her life.

Certifications:
Gymnastics Guru
CrossFit L1 Trainer
CPR/AED Certified

Experience:
Coach, Mad Apple CrossFit, Fort Wayne, IN
Adult Gymnastics Coach, Mad Apple CrossFit, Fort Wayne, IN
Purdue Gymnastics Club
Level 9 Club Gymnastics
Gymnastics Coach for K thru 12th Graders

Carmen McGee

I discovered CrossFit in 2011 at the age of 40, two months shy of my 41st birthday and it never, ever occurred to me that I was too old for this sport; instead of being intimidated I was hooked. Before CrossFit I was a competitive triathlete and runner, I’ve been athletic my whole life, I am very competitive and once I tried CrossFit I felt it was what I had been searching for perpetually. I have won two masters competitions, a “regular age” team competition with Coach Mallory, and placed 5th at the 2014 Granite Games. I have a super hot husband who also does CrossFit and two daughters, ages 11 & 9; they can both deadlift, burpee, and clean in jerk, and they write their own WODS! In my free time away from the gym I am the co-owner, sommelier and event coordinator for The Golden Restaurant located in Down Town Fort Wayne.

Certifications:
CrossFit L1 Trainer
CPR/AED Certified

Accomplishments:
2014 Granite Games Masters (5th Place)
2013 Winter Rendezvous Girl/Girl Division (1st Place)
2013 War of the Wods Masters (1st Place)

Emily Brown

I have never been what you’d call an athletic kid. I always liked being active, but a connective tissue disorder slowed me down and had me in a wheelchair off and on through growth spurts in middle school. In 2015, after being mostly sedentary for several years, I was the heaviest I had ever been and miserable. My best friend, an avid crossfitter, moved in with me for a couple months and I tagged along to Mad Apple with her. I died during the intro class, but couldn’t wait to come back. The encouragement of the coaches and other members of the community made me feel a part of Mad Apple from day one. While the capacity to improve and grow in every aspect of fitness spoke to me on many levels. CrossFit has been the best physical therapy I have ever had. I am now down 50 pounds and capable of more than I ever imagined. When I am away from the box, I run my custom leather working company, M Bar M Leather Design, and try to keep up with my 29 nieces and nephews.

Certifications:
CrossFit L1 Trainer
CPR/AED Trained

Kurt Patterson

I found CrossFit in Oct 2010 while preparing for the Chicago Urbanathlon and was immediately addicted. I earned my CrossFit Level 1 Certificate in May 2011 and have been leading classes ever since. I am very goal driven and thrive on competition. I enjoy helping others succeed and have a passion for coaching. I retired from coaching basketball in 2015 after 24 years to spend more time with my family and focus on my fitness. My beautiful wife, is also member at Mad Apple. I have 2 daughters who are both married and living in Indianapolis with their husbands and my 3 grandsons. And a 4th grandson will be here soon. Mad Apple is more than just “working out”, it is camaraderie, it is a family, and it is helping one another achieve.

Certifications:
CrossFit L2 Certificate
CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certificate
CrossFit L1 Certificate
CPR/AED Trained

Experience:
Coach, Mad Apple CrossFit, Fort Wayne, IN
Coach, CrossFit Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN
Coach, Women’s basketball: IPFW, St Francis, St Charles

Accomplishments:
2016 CrossFit Open Men’s Masters 50-54 Qualifier
2015 Four Barrel Kentuckiana’s Fittest Masters 40+ (1st Place)
2015 CrossFit Open Men’s Masters 50-54 Qualifier
2012 KPC Sprint Triathlon Men’s 45-49 (2nd place)
2004 Beachbody June member of the month

Austin Beer

Coach Austin first got into CrossFit while training with his brother in his garage. His first official CrossFit WOD at Mad Apple was composed of his least favorite movements; Thrusters, pistols and rope climbs. He quickly fell in love with CrossFit and knew he was interested in becoming a coach. Austin started at Mad Apple as an intern, then after passing his certification, he began to fill-in for classes and eventually was given classes of his own. He relishes in pushing members to do more than they previously believed they could. Being surrounded with like-minded individuals in the Mad Apple community is what Austin owes his passion for CrossFit too.

Certifications:
CrossFit L1 Certificate
CPR/AED Trained

Experience:
Coach, Mad Apple CrossFit, Fort Wayne, IN