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THE CrossFit Torrent STORY

PAUL TRENT - OWNER

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OUR coaches

Crossfit Torrent Coach Calie

Callie Fuhrman

Hometown: Pickford, MI
Credentials/Certifications: CF-L2, Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach

What do you like to do outside of the gym? I love anything outdoors, hiking, running, kayaking, rock climbing, snowboarding, and exploring State and National parks.

What are your specialties and how can you help people? I specialize in coaching women through all stages of life! Check out our women’s fitness tab for more info.

Crossfit Torrent Coach Morgan

Morgan VanDenBerg

Hometown: Paw Paw, MI
Credentials/Certifications: CF-L1

What do you like to do outside of the gym? If you see me outside of the gym, I’m probably outside somewhere! Snowboarding, hiking, kayaking, surfing, golfing, etc. I love applying my fitness to my everyday life. You might also find me, camera in hand, taking photos of pretty things.

What are your specialties and how can you help people? I feel most at home as a coach when I’m teaching gymnastics. As someone who started CrossFit unable to hang from a pull-up bar, I have had quite the journey to gymnastics skills. I love seeing athletes perform movements and create shapes they never thought they could!

Coach Brandon

Brandon Schoenwether

Hometown: Schoolcraft, MI
Credentials/Certifications: B.S. Exercise Science, CF-L1

What do you like to do outside of the gym? I like to use my fitness whenever I can whether it is playing sports like frisbee or golf and also getting outside as much as possible.

What are your specialties and how can you help people?: What makes me happiest is when people achieve their goals through lightbulb moments after long periods of hard work. I am best suited for helping others realize they are more capable of things than they realize through behavior and mindset change. I have my education and professional development in College and CrossFit to credit with that.

Coach Bri

Bri English

Hometown: Royal Oak
Credentials/certification: CF-L1

What do you like to do outside of the gym?: I have too many hobbies! Sewing my own clothes, biking, running, playing soccer, traveling, hiking, visiting national parks, reading, etc. I also spend my days teaching high school English.

What are your specialties and how can you help people?: I know what it’s like to be brand new to CrossFit as I started from scratch just a few years ago! I can help you make the transition into CrossFit and fall in love with weightlifting, as well as help you feel welcome into our Torrent family!

Coach

Michelle Polson

Hometown: Indianola, IA
Credentials/Certifications: CF-L1, Mobility/WOD Movement & Mobility Specialist, Certified Yoga for Athletes Trainer

What do you like to do outside of the gym? I like to rescue cats and spoil them. Do crazy Ragnar Relays and convince others to do them with me. Drink wine in front of the fire (winter) or on my patio (summer). And I have occasional bouts of creativity sewing, crocheting, or home projects.

What are your specialties and how can you help people? Mobility/Stretching/Balance and as a Master’s Athlete and one of the oldest members I try to learn as much as I can about what it means to be a Master.

Coach Nathan

Nathan Fons

Hometown: Lake Orion, MI
Credentials/Certifications: NASM CPT, Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRC), Kinstretch (pending test)

What do you like to do outside of the gym? Wakesurf/board, swim, bike, split wood, adventure with my family, hike, travel, podcast learning

What are your specialties and how can you help people? My specialty is helping people learn training through the Functional Range Conditioning lens. This type of training places joint health and function as priorities instead of accessory work. For me, this training has helped me manage my pain, stiffness, and aches like no other tool I have used before. I want to teach others how to add these concepts to their fitness programs so they can have healthy joints and do everything that requires joint movement a little bit better. Like everything in life, it takes time and effort but you can improve mobility, joint health, and resilience through this training. I love when people learn to control their body better and begin to feel parts of their body that they have never spent any time with. I can also relate to people who have been injured but want to train without elevating their pain level. I have spent lots of time training in ways that allow you to feel better and not feel beat down from the training session.

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