Trainers

PASSIONATE COACHES

ABOUT US

When you’re ready to IDENTIFY your STRENGTH and make your weaknesses work to your advantage, these are the folks that are going to help you do it. Our coaches are simply the best, most passionate, most talented group of fitness professionals in Atlanta. Come on by and see for yourself what intelligent training is all about.

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Nano

Nano

Head Greeter

Nano is CFID’s official afternoon greeter and front desk manager. She specializes in kisses after a sweaty workout. When she gets really excited she makes sure you know it with butt wiggles and happy barks.

When she’s not working at the desk, Nano lives at home with her awesome parents Breona and Brandon.

Brandon Wallin

Brandon Wallin

Owner and Coach

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
9 years doing CrossFit


CrossFit Identity has a very knowledgeable staff who are comfortable telling people what to do and most importantly what NOT to do. We all take our jobs very seriously, but have also found a way to have fun with our community while doing so. 

I personally like getting to impact people's lives in a meaningful way daily. I am a firm believer that by helping people accomplish a difficult task each day, I'm helping them set themselves up for success outside of the gym as well. 

Certifications

  • CF-L2, CF Kids, CF Weightlifting
Breona Evans

Breona Evans

Coach

Hometown: Lawrenceville, Georgia
7 years doing CrossFit

Breona is a two-time Regionals athlete, finishing 7th in the Atlantic Region in 2016.  Her infectious smile and positive attitude are hard to miss and you’ll often hear her reminding those around her to “just have fun!”.

“When I’m not training, I’m either thinking about my next workout, figuring out the optimal way to recover or finding new ways to improve myself and my athletes the next time I’m in the box,” Breona says.

Certifications

  • CF-L1
Hayden Salyer

Hayden Salyer

Coach

Hometown: Marietta, Georgia
5 years doing CrossFit

I work passionately to achieve my life goal of not letting a day pass without bettering myself in my personal and professional life. CrossFit helps me do that both mentally and physically by pushing me to new limits on a daily basis. 

 

Certifications

  • CF-L1, CF Gymnastics, Precision Nutrition L1
Bridget Langan

Bridget Langan

Coach

Hometown: La Grange, Illinois
7.5 doing CrossFit

I really like the goal setting aspect of CrossFit, instead of focusing on body image, or numbers on the scale. We get to help athletes set goals that celebrate what their bodies are capable of, and somewhere along the way get better at life. I love that final bit of a workout where I can really push an athlete to leave it all out there.  Being a positive force in another person’s life is super fulfilling, so multiply that times all our awesome members and it’s easy to see why this job is the best. Also, let’s be honest, I’m here for some high fives.

 

Certifications

  • CF-L1 
Jessica Anderson

Jess Anderson

Coach

Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee
2.5 years doing CrossFit

Knowing how much CrossFit has changed my life for the better both mentally and physically drives me to be a coach who equips the athletes to strive for the same.

 

Certifications

  • CF-L1 
Luke Schwartz

Luke Schwartz

Coach

Hometown: Lilburn, Georgia
years doing CrossFit

I think that CrossFit Identity provides a unique environment of individuals who strive to be competitive not only in the sport of CrossFit (whatever that means to them) but competitive with themselves. Everyone that walks through the door is not just at the gym to check the box or get in shape but to try and be the best version of themselves physically and mentally.

 

Certifications

  • CF-L1 
Matt Shuler

Matt Shuler

Coach

Hometown: St. George, South Carolina
7 years doing CrossFit

I started CrossFit because I always enjoyed lifting heavy weights and doing cardio. I was trying to balance all of it and ran into a guy who was strong, jacked, conditioned, and could do it all. He recommended that I try CrossFit. That was all the introduction I needed. When I moved to Atlanta in 2013, I found a gym and fell in love with the whole methodology.

Certifications

  • CF-L1, CF-L2
Alex Browning

Alex Browning

Coach/Operations Manager

Hometown: Alpharetta, GA
11 years doing CrossFit

The uniqueness of our community is that Identity is not the kind of gym where you come in, do a workout, check the box, and go on with your day. Our coaches, as well as our athletes, spend extra time doing extra reps and helping one another get better each and every day. There are no excuses, just hard work and an entire community dedicated to supporting each other's success. 

 

 

Certifications

  • CF-L1, CF-L2, CF Gymnastics
Neil Wilson

Neil Wilson

Coach

Hometown: Birmingham, England
8 years doing CrossFit

Coaching juniors and adults is as much a learning for me as it is teaching others. Each individual strives to achieve a different goal, on each movement, in each work out. I like to connect with people and see them progress. Success for me is learning  what their challenges are and figuring out the coaching cues that make a difference. 

 

Certifications

  • CF-L1, CF-L2, CrossFit Kids
Lauren Polivka

Dr Lauren Polivka

RPR Physical Therapy

Hometown: Rockford Illinois

Owner of Repair Perform Recover physical therapy

Certifications

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
Kelsey Parramore

Dr Kelsey Parramore

Nutrition Coach, Physical Therapy

Hometown: Texas
4 years doing CrossFit

I started doing CrossFit because I needed an outlet to fill the void of retiring from a 20 year gymnastics career. I was injured a lot as a young athlete and left my sport pretty broken. After finishing college gymnastics I was looking to be pushed every day, learn new skills, and have a supportive community. CrossFit gave me all of these things plus more!

 

Certifications

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Precision Nutrition L1
Stacie Hitt

Stacie Hitt

Nutrition Coach

Hometown: Stone Mountain, Georgia
10 years doing CrossFit

Coaching clients on their nutrition journey is fascinating. Everyone's life is so different, yet the struggles are rather similar. I find a great deal of joy in teaching clients about nutrition and how to use food as fuel.

 

 

 

Certifications

  • Precision Nutrition & Healthy Steps Nutrition