About Us

At CrossFit 717, we separate ourselves through knowledge and passion. Our owners and staff are not just equipped with the most notable credentials and certifications in the industry, they are also lifelong athletes—soccer players, football players, swimmers, weightlifters—on a never-ending pursuit of elite fitness.

Who We Are

With over a century of combined healthcare and fitness experience, and 41 certifications to our name, CrossFit 717 has the most highly trained and experienced coaches in the area. The average CrossFit 717 coach has a decade of experience and more than three certifications.

Like any legendary sports team, we use our experience and knowledge to coach our athletes over hurdles and
beyond limitations, creating champions in the process. Translating that approach to our product means incorporating
the unpredictability and competitiveness of sports into each workout. No two games are the same, therefore
no two CrossFit 717 workouts are the same. There’s no better way to prepare for the unknown than by tackling it head on.

Community

We may be somewhat biased, but we believe we have the best members of any affiliate, anywhere. Yes, we have doctors. We also have lawyers. We have carpenters, engineers, salespeople, students, nurses, athletes, and many many more.

Our members are as diverse as they are driven. They’re the kind of people who never, ever quit, but who will always stop to lend a helping hand. They’re kind, they’re courteous, and they love a good time. Oh, and they also take their fitness pretty seriously.

There’s only one thing we don’t have, and it’s you. But we hope to change that.

Our Coaches

Dr. Paul Erwin, DPT

Dr. Paul Erwin, DPT

Paul will always be a Marine at heart. Even though he was...
Sarah Copley

Sarah Copley

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Rick Poplaski

Rick Poplaski

Rick is not only a premier high school wrestling coach, bu...
Ron Trimnell

Ron Trimnell

Ron’s a former runner who got tired of feeling, well, ti...
Jeff Baltimore

Jeff Baltimore

Jeff has been involved with athletics his entire life, inc...
Lisa Latchford

Lisa Latchford

Lisa is one tough lady.  Her “Never Quit” at...
Colette Medlin

Colette Medlin

Colette grew up playing a number of sports, but enjoyed ru...
Brandon Merson

Brandon Merson

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Brad Moose

Brad Moose

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Tyler Quinn

Tyler Quinn

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Shannon Weir

Shannon Weir

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Success Stories

Wayne F

Wayne F

“I lost 17 lbs and 2 inches on my waist during my first 8 weeks at the box, and by 12 weeks I was down 21lbs.”

Jamie B

Jamie B

“In a way, they almost seem closer than friends. It’s a family.”

Michael D

Michael D

“From the coaches to the friends, everyone is incredibly supportive.”