Since 2013

About Us

Meet our team!

coach Taylor Hastings

Coach Taylor was born and raised a Hoosier! He grew up playing team sports and filled his time in-between practices and games with water and snow sports. Taylor is an avid lover of the outdoors, a well-made cup of coffee, The Office, and of course fitness. After graduating from the University of Saint Francis he began his fitness journey and coaching career at Mad Apple. Taylor was amazed with the broad success of the CrossFit methodology, and instantly fell in love with the Mad Apple community. Over the years he has been mentored by a few of the experts in the fitness industry such as Jeff Edwards (Broad Ripple Fit Club), Nick Fowler (Strength & Conditioning Coordinator for Brute Strength), and Matt Bruce (20 years of Olympic weightlifting experience and owner of Brute Strength). Taylor’s passion combined with his knowledge and experience has allowed him to successfully coach thousands of athletes throughout his career. 

Taylor Hastings
Coach Taylor

Certifications

Crossfit L1

USAW L1

CPR/AED Trained

coach maddie Shine

Coach Maddie discovered CrossFit during a health transformation journey after graduating from IPFW in 2013. After a few years of teaching regular aerobics classes, she found her true passion for helping others achieve their fitness goals and truly loved the competitive drive CrossFit had to offer.

Maddie has become a competitive CrossFit athlete as well as a competitive Olympic Lifter over the course of her journey here at Mad Apple. She competed on the 2016 and 2017 Central Regional CrossFit Games team.

Maddie’s favorite thing about Mad Apple is the community and meeting, new members. She is the head coach of the On-Ramp program at both locations.

She holds a degree in Telecommunications and journalism, but her true passion is fitness and health. She is also the head Coach for nutrition via Cutter Fitness.

Coach Maddie Shine
Coach Maddie Shine

Certifications

CrossFit L1 Trainer
CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certificate
CrossFit Weight Lifting Certificate
Crossfit Gymnastics Certificate
General Group Exercise Certification
CPR/AED Trained

Experience:

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

coach emma walton

Coach Emma discovered CrossFit when she was 12 years old and started working out with her mom in her hometown. The CrossFit methodology fit in perfectly with her passion for health, wellness, and longevity. In 2018, college brought her to Fort Wayne, IN and that’s when she fell in love with the Mad Apple community. Emma has her CF-L1 certificate, a degree in massage therapy, and a background in team sports. Coach Emma has a true passion for helping people crush their goals, and becoming the healthiest version of themselves! 

Coach Emma Walton
Coach Emma after workout

Certifications

Crossfit L1

CPR/AED Trained

coach fred golden

Coach Fred grew up in Indiana with an athletic background playing most sports throughout his youth. Shortly after graduating high school, unhealthy lifestyle habits such as excessive eating and lack of exercise creeped up. This led to a weight gain of over 70+ pounds over the first couple of years in college. Tired and fed up, Fred made lifestyle changes that started with making better nutritional choices and made exercise a top priority. After losing the weight and adopting healthier lifestyle habits, Fred developed a new passion! Fred went on to become a certified personal trainer which led to one day watching the CrossFit Games and instantly loving it and wanting to challenge himself to see if he could compete as well. While joining a local CrossFit gym he also enlisted in the Air Force. Shortly after completing basic training, Fred decided to get his CF-L1 Certificate and began coaching. After a little less than a year of coaching, Fred got the opportunity to coach at Broad Ripple Fit Club under Jeff Edwards and Jessi Howald Edwards. Given the wonderful opportunity and love of coaching led to eventually becoming a full time coach.

Fred has coached CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting and personal trained clients for the past 8+ years! He has also competed at the regional level of the CrossFit Games, American Open Series, and is about as sarcastic as they get!

Coach Fred Golden
Fred Golden

Certifications

CrossFit L1 Trainer
CPR/AED Trained

CrossFit L2 Certified

coach 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.

Coach Vicki Toth
Coach Vicki

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

coach 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.

Coach Kaleb
Kaleb Sled Pull

Certifications

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

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

coach Carmen McGee

Ask Carmen to describe herself and inevitably she will mention along with her many other traits, “Athlete”. Carmen has a life-long addiction to moving. Carmen loves coaching the “Vibe Tribe” as she calls her members who attend her classes. 

Carmen
Camen thinking

Certifications

CrossFit L1 Trainer
CPR/AED Certified

CONTACT US

Mad Apple

3630 Illinois Rd #100

Fort Wayne, IN 46804

(260) 225-7900

Taylor@madapplecrossfit.com

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