Our Coaches

Our coaches are the core of our program. They are friendly, knowledgeable and help create the right environment for you to succeed!

FULL TIME STAFF

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Tyler Nicholson – Director of Coaching

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Tyler is a Certified CrossFit Trainer (Level 3), with Crossfit Gymnastics, Crossfit Football, Barbell, Olympic Lifting and Science of Exercise certifications. He's also a certified USAW club coach. He holds a BBA from Loyola University Chicago where he ran track, specializing in the middle distances (800m, 1500m). Subsequent knee injuries led him to Crossfit after several surgeries and physical therapy failed to relieve pain and restore function. He believes wholeheartedly in the efficacy and healing potential of the functional movements prescribed in Crossfit and that literally anyone of any fitness level can find success at CrossFit 214.

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Erik Clark – Head Coach

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Erik is a Crossfit Level 2 coach and a Health Coach registered with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Erik played junior hockey and college hockey and was a college oarsman. Despite his passion for sport and activity, one year out of college and in the corporate world, his life was far from healthy and balanced. Overweight and lethargic, Erik found Crossfit and a love for nutrition to reignite his passion for life. Erik believes feeding the body for performance, like training for performance, brings about the tangible benefits of health and wellness we all seek.

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Jaymee Larrison – Staff Coach

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After living abroad and coaching CrossFit in South Africa, Jaymee Larrison is a new addition to Dallas and the CrossFit 214 community. Jaymee holds a BSBA from The Ohio State University, and is a CrossFit Level- 2 Trainer. She has an athletic background as a regional sprinter specializing in the 400m and 4X400m relay, and dabbled in a bit of intramural soccer. Jaymee is a firm believer in the revolutionary CrossFit culture, i.e. the healthy lifestyle choices that occur when a person joins a box. Her goal is that you leave the box feeling good about yourself, that you've had some fun with friends, and that you've learned something new. When she isn't getting her metcon on, she enjoys trail running and hiking, film and photography, rock climbing, and hanging out with her dogs Walter and Pepper.

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Ian Blair – General Manager

ian@crossfit214.com

Ian grew up rockscrambling in the mountains of New Mexico. A former sprinter, hurdler and ultimate player, he started Crossfitting in CF214's first onramp in 2011 and found it both incredibly humbling and oddly hard to quit. Prior, he traveled solo around the world for 26 months across 5 continents, including several summits, backcountry treks and bike trips. Ian has degrees in Chemical Engineering and Liberal Arts from UT Austin and has worked in private equity, software, business intelligence and for brief stints as a model and a moneychanger.


PART TIME STAFF

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Erin Clark – Lead Coach

Erin Clark is a Level 1 Crossfit Coach with a background in movement and mobility. She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and Head Trainer with the BIRTHFIT Dallas Affiliate. A competitive tennis player in the past, Erin found Crossfit after a long battle with eating disorders and unhealthy living. CrossFit has given her the balanced approach to health and fitness. While training throughout most of her first pregnancy, she quickly realized how hard it can be to find time for fitness and wellness while raising a family. As the lead coach for CrossFit 214's Strong Mom classes, she helps parents find a balance in raising children and taking care of themselves. When she isn't at the gym, she spends time with her own family and staying active together.

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Jenny Gann – Coach

jenny@crossfit214.com

enny is a Crossfit Level 1 Certified coach with her Crossfit Mobility Certificate and a USAW Club Coach Certification. She was a competitive athlete in soccer and recreationally competed all other sports like tennis, swimming, and flag-football. In addition, she was part of the Symphony at her university and is an accomplished violin player. Crossfit has helped Jenny become a well-rounded athlete by increasing her confidence, overall strength, and conditioning. It has also helped her manage the stress of teaching middle school students music. Her passion is seeing others grow by learning new things, improving physically and mentally, and reaching their goals.

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Dante Delgado – Coach

dante@crossfit214.com

Dante is a Crossfit Level 1 coach. He is also Crossfit mobility certified. Dante graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a degree in Biology. He began his Crossfit journey in 2011 at Crossfit 214. After starting, he saw tremendous gains and was able to start running half marathons solely based on his Crossfit training. Crossfit transformed his life and now he now enjoys helping other athletes reach their training goals while continuing to improve and grow within Crossfit 214. Outside of coaching, Dante works as a executive pharmaceutical representative at Eli Lilly & Company. He also enjoy traveling and is an avid San Antonio Spurs fan.

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Eddie Eakin – Lead Coach

eddie@crossfit214.com

Eddie has been an active member of 214 since day one and has discovered a personal health and fitness path that has sparked his natural desire to teach and share with others. Outside of the Box, Eddie manages the beverage programs for Veritas Wine Room and Boulevardier, a French Bistro in the Bishop Arts District. In addition to having his Crossfit Level 1 certification he is also a Level 1 Sommelier and a Certified Cicerone. He has trained for several years in both Muay Thai kick boxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He also enjoys handstands, short walks on the beach, red wine, and bacon.

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Dan Johnson – Coach

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Dan Johnson is a Crossfit Level 1 coach. A native of Cleveland, Ohio he graduated from Case Western Reserve in 2005 (BA, Economics) where he threw shotput and discus. After graduating he dabbled in endurance and triathlon races but became hooked on Crossfit in 2010. He moved to Dallas and began training at Crossfit 214 in 2011 where he saw significant improvements in his fitness and body composition. He now enjoys helping other athletes accomplish their training goals while also seeking continual improvement in himself and coaching abilities. Outside of coaching Dan works at JP Morgan during the day, is a supporter of all Cleveland sports teams and THE Ohio State Buckeyes and enjoys spending time with his fiancé, Nicole, and dog, Ruby.

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Bobby Rodriguez –

Bobby Rodriguez is a Level 2 Crossfit Coach with a personal training certification from The Cooper Institute. He is also certified in Level I Strongfirst Kettlebell and USAW Olympic Lifting. Bobby started Crossfit in 2012 and became passionate about the strength, conditioning and community offered with Crossfit as he saw his fitness level dramatically transformed. When Bobby is not coaching, his fulltime job is serving as the 4th and 5th Grade Director of Children at Watermark Community Church. He also has a passion for ministering to others about the stewardship of their bodies. Bobby is married and the proud father of a daughter and son. When he is not coaching them in soccer or playing with them outside, you will find him gardening or tending to his flock of chickens.