What We Do BestOur coaching staff consists of experienced, knowledgable and enthusiastic coaches that are excited to teach our members every single class.At Verdant, our number one priority is safety. We make sure our coaches are consistently trained on how to take care of anyone and everyone that steps foot through the door.Every coach is CrossFit Level 1 certified and several are Level 2 certified. Each one is trained properly and takes a lot of pride in their position at Verdant.
Emily is a veteran gymnast and movement master. She began coaching gymnastics when she was 10 years old and has been training people in a broad range of movement disciplines ever since. She has an impressive variety of certifications, including exercise physiology, and is working on a second yoga certification as well as a nutrition certification. Emily began CrossFit in 2011 and, became a certified CrossFit coach in 2012. She has contributed scores to the past three (2015, 2016, 2017) Verdant CrossFit Regional teams. Emily earned a degree in kinesiology from BSU, runs Verdant Fit as well as her own personal training business, and is L2 CrossFit certified.@emilylouisefitness
I ran cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track at Amherst College in Amherst, MA, where I graduated with a dual degree in 2008. In 2010, I received my first master’s degree in curriculum and education from the University of Mississippi, Oxford. I taught 10th-grade English for 3 years at a small high school in Mississippi, where I also coached track and field and managed to train several state champions in the short time I was there. I took a position at university in Moscow, Russia, in 2011, and began learning Olympic lifting. In 2012 I began working on a PhD in comparative literature at the University of Southern California, during that time I travelled to Russian again to work on Olympic lifting. While in SoCal, I began to study CrossFit. I began in October of 2011 and qualified for the OC Throwdown a few months later. I trained at CrossFit Mean Streets and qualified individually for SoCal Regionals 2012, 2013, and 2014. In November 2014, I founded Verdant CrossFit in Boise. We qualified for 2015 West Regionals and went to the CrossFit Games in 2015. In 2016 and 2017, we qualified for West Regionals as well. In February 2017, I began staffing CrossFit Refinery and operating it under my training system.@crunkjuicegucci @verdantcrossfit
Isaac moved to Boise from Alaska to train with the Verdant CrossFit crew. Within a year he had dramatically PR’d all his lifts. Shortly after, he started coaching at Verdant CrossFit and CrossFit Refinery. In 2016, Isaac decided to pursue Olympic weightlifting competitively and he walked away from the year with a very long list of accomplishments. In addition to winning various local USAW meets, he qualified for University and Under 25 Nationals in New Orleans in September 2016. He also qualified for the 2016 American Open Championship in Orlando. He currently holds all the male 85kg Idaho State Records, was the 2016 Idaho 85kg state champion, and the overall Sinclair Champion. Isaac coaches at Verdant CrossFit and Verdant Barbell Club and is pursuing a career in the United States Air Force.@isaaccampbellsoup85
Kevin came to Verdant in our first year of opening. He has been a major fixture in our gym for years now and brings a truly special energy and enthusiasm to coaching. Kevin graduated high school in 2012 in California.Since then he has moved to Boise and his family recently moved here as well! Kevin played both football and baseball through high school and was a 3 year varsity football player along with being awarded multiple basbeball tournament MVP’s. In college, Kevin played football for two and a half years as a linebacker. He was lucky enough to begin his lifting career with Donny Shankle and came to Verdant with some truly impressive numbers. Since then, he has lost a substantial amount of weight and now lifts as a light 105kg lifter. Kevin was the 2016/2017 Idaho State Men’s Senior 105kg champion and the 2017 men’s overall Sinclair State Champion. @thewexfactor