Thomas is the owner of Machine Shed Sports, and as head coach, develops strength, conditioning and fitness programs. Throughout school, Tom participated in competitive sports. After high school, Tom attended Chippewa Valley Technical College for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling. After working in this role for some time, Tom discovered his love for fitness and opened the Machine Shed in October of 2015. He has competed in numerous Sanctioned CrossFit events and earned himself a win at the Midwest Championships 2014 in the Male RX division. Since then, Tom has found his true passion lies in coaching and helping others achieve their fitness goals. Aside from helping countless members strip hundreds of pounds and reach their fitness goals, he has also been coaching CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting for over 10 years and has coached several athletes to State records, podium finishes and national meets. Tom is a USAW Advanced Sports Performance Coach, CrossFit Level 3 Coach, Certified Sports Nutritionist, Conjugate Weightlifting, Aerobic Capacity, Supervisor Skills Certificates and has Completed the CrossFit Scaling and Movement Fault Correction courses. In his free time, Tom enjoys participating in continuing CrossFit education, being active, regularly learning and playing new sports, and still participates in CrossFit and Weightlifting competitively from time to time.
Myles is a passionate CrossFit coach who finds joy in helping others reach their fitness goals. With a handful of years of CrossFit experience under his belt, he possesses a deep understanding of the sport and its transformative power. Myles thrives on competition and embraces the challenges that CrossFit presents, both physically and mentally. Beyond the gym, he leads a healthy lifestyle, immersing himself in outdoor activities and various sports. Myles cherishes the tight-knit CrossFit community, valuing its ability to cater to individual aspirations. Currently pursuing his last year of Engineering school at UW-Stout, Myles is driven and dedicated to both his academic and coaching pursuits. When he's not coaching or hitting the books, you can find Myles enjoying quality time with his friends, creating memorable experiences along the way.
I have been a part of the Menomonie community for 8 years and have been doing CrossFit for 5 years. I enjoy coaching because I love being around people and it bridges my passions of both teaching and fitness. I love seeing members realize they are capable of doing hard things and pushing them to be their very best every workout.My goal as a coach is to break down barriers for everyone to feel successful in the gym. I was a Cross-Country runner in school and still run an annual fun run in Elmwood every year during UFO Days. Outside of CrossFit I am a huge video game and anime nerd, just in case members want to talk Dragonball Z or Legend of Zelda - I am always available!
I am a kinesiology student at the University of Minnesota. I have been doing CrossFit for 6 years and I have 10 years of competitive gymnastics experience. I love CrossFit because I can work on getting better every day and there is always more to learn and improve on. It never gets boring. I love helping others achieve their goals and seeing members improve every day. In my classes you can expect the music to be turned up loud and to get a great work out in with the best community around!
As the “Dad” of the gym, I vividly recall my first WOD "Fight Gone Bad" – it lived up to its name, yet I was hooked. I have been doing CrossFit for over 10 years, earned my L1 Certification and have been coaching for over 3 years.
Being just north of “50”, CrossFit has been the key in maintaining my active lifestyle today and into the future. I like that this is something my whole family can do. However, beyond the workouts, it's the community that truly defines CrossFit for me. The camaraderie and connections formed within these walls have been invaluable. I have met amazing people through the gym.
In my classes, my mission is clear: have some fun, and work to make this the best hour of your day.
Hello everyone, my name is Olivia James! I have been a CrossFit athlete for about 6 years now and still absolutely LOVE it. Aside from participating in the sport myself, I am a CF-L1 Trainer and also coach one-on-one sessions with adaptive athletes. My favorite aspect of coaching is not only seeing the physical growth in athletes, but watching how CrossFit helps people grow mentally. I love watching athletes who are new to the sport find a community where they feel loved and supported. The sport of CrossFit has absolutely changed my life and has made me a much happier and healthier human. Outside of CrossFit I enjoy being involved with my church and volunteering with youth group and greeting. I also am a coffee enthusiast and love trying new coffee shops everywhere I go. I love going on hikes all around Menomonie along with making memories with my friends and family! I moved to the Menomonie area in 2021 when I started college at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and was so grateful to find Machine Shed CrossFit right away!
My first exposure to CrossFit was in 2012 when I saw the CrossFit games on TV. I saw this CrossFit as a type of training to improve my athletic capabilities. At the time I was competing in mixed martial arts.
After doing CrossFit for 2 years I quickly wanted to coach and got offered a management position in a box in a small town. After a year I felt like I needed to help my clientele more than my CrossFit Level 1 currently could offer my members. I graduated from Life University with a Bachelor in Exercise Physiology and a Doctorate in Chiropractic.
Through the last 10+ years of experience I’ve had as a personal trainer and CrossFit coach what I have come to understand is that the best tool you can have is compassion for your client.
It really comes easy and fun for me to wake up early morning and stay late in order to help folks achieve their goals and then some.
My number 1 priority when someone walks in the gym or joins my class is that they have the best hour of their day and they learn something new.
I strongly believe that most people don’t understand the potential they have within and I find it my job to help them see it in themselves!
My athletic background was very limited for most of my life. I was on the dive team in high-school and planned to do it collegiately until a hip surgery changed my ability to dive my senior year in 2014.
In 2017 I found CrossFit while in school to obtain my Doctorate in Chiropractic. I was so excited that I finally found something that made exercising fun and was able to restore proper biomechanics in my hip. I quickly started to fall in love with the sport and became a coach in 2018. I have now been doing CrossFit for 6+ years and I love every part of it.
My passion really lies in helping women, pregnant/postpartum athletes, and children find a love for fitness. Being a mom of twins myself, I find it so rewarding to see women thrive in an environment that builds confidence and community.
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