COACHES

dennis maynard

CYCF Owner & Coach

I began CrossFit back in 2011, as a struggling college student. A friend had recommended that I give it a try; he seemed to think it could be a good fit for me. When he told me the price I couldn't believe it, so I started doing some math to compare what I was paying at my current gym. I thought to myself there is no way this program can be this good, but I gave the free class a try anyways. After that moment I knew CrossFit was where I belonged. My training went from hours of just figuring out what to do, and all by myself, to immediately becoming immersed among a welcoming community with a program built and ready for my use. I made a life changing decision to forgo my career as an EMT, put aside my late nights of going to the bar, and started an early foundation to the routine I hold to this day. I knew that ultimately I wanted to help others in my community, but had it not been for discovery of CrossFit I believe I would have been doing so down the wrong path.  

My mornings have since then have started early with quiet drives, constantly thinking of new ways to coach individuals through some of CrossFit's most basic and most complex movements. I love and appreciate the variety CrossFit allows myself as a coach to develop into training programs. Finding new ways to educate myself through podcasts and journal articles on current health, physiological and psychological factors have helped take my coaching style to the next level.  

After obtaining my Level 1 certificate in CrossFit training, I decided I want to further my knowledge and become Level 2 certified. To further add to my knowledge base as a coach and offer individuals a variety of training methods I also took a CrossFit gymnastics course. 

This road of fitness journeys that I have experienced over the years, have molded the coach I am today, and brought me to find my best friend who is now wife, and the family we have built together.  

AMY FOOTE

Coach

I’m a wife and mom of 3 beautiful children. I’m a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer with over 4 years of experience coaching CrossFit and Bootcamp classes as well as offering Personal Training services. I pride myself in being able to help families reach their heath and wellness goals through exercise and nutrition. 

KATE decavitte

Coach

Kate is a Level 2 CrossFit certified coach with seven plus years of CrossFit coaching experience. A former high school All State athlete in Track, Cross Country and Swimming. She went on to swim at Oakland University for four years and coach as the G.A. for two following. From then on she spent years coaching at a national level in swimming, running several programs as a Head Coach. In 2003 she become a mother of a child Aidan with special needs and needed shift her lifestyle. She went on to have two more children Wyatt and Arwyn. She was a Nasm certified personal trainer while competing triathlons and qualified for nationals.  She also was top 10 in the Detroit half marathon for four years and qualified for Boston in the full marathon.  When she found CrossFit she just loved the sport and dedicated herself to the community and training. In 2019 she made it to the master qualifiers. She is a passionate advocate for her oldest son with autism and a visual impairment, works hard in her community to raise awareness. She loves spending time with her husband and three children, being part of her local church, walking her dog and having a good glass of wine. 

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We ultimately want to spark the Challenge beyond just our members, so that future generations will naturally develop good health habits. In an era where "no one has time," we want to help create the mindset to Challenge that, proving to ourselves we must make the time. 

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