Josh joined the WPF CrossFit team in 2012. He has enjoyed athletics and fitness his entire life. After his first workout at WPF he was hooked. Shortly after, Josh decided to become a Level 1 certified coach. Since then he has also attained the Crossfit Gymnastics and Catalyst Olympic Lifting Certifications. Josh finds great joy in sharing his passion for fitness with others. He thoroughly enjoys helping people achieve their fitness related goals and helping them bring out their inner warrior.
Randy grew up right down the street in Powder Springs and attended McEachern High School. He lettered in 3 sports Football, Wrestling, and Soccer. He has always been a competitive person so when he came across CrossFit in 2012 he knew this was something for him. Randy decided to get his Level 1 certification a year later and has been coaching every since. He really enjoys the community at WPF and loves seeing clients meet their health and fitness goals. As Randy puts it “I couldn’t ask for a better gym to continue my love for CrossFit and becoming the best possible coach I can be.”
Shawn is stationed at Dobbins Air Reserve Base working at the U.S. Army Jet Training school. Shawn discovered CrossFit in 2008 while serving in Afghanistan and earned his initial CrossFit Level 1 Certification in 2009 followed quickly by his CrossFit Endurance Certification. Shawn’s passion is good movement, GREAT form, and helping others realize unimagined goals. Shawn does believe in “Homework” so if you get assigned something don’t fret, it’s completely normal!
William has always been a sports geek not content to sit and watch. Sports growing up, he ran the gamut; baseball, basketball, football and soccer, lettering in baseball, football and soccer in high school. Refereeing soccer post-high school kept William close to a sport he truly loved! In the military he acted as the PT officer in several units, planning and leading fitness sessions, conducting weigh-ins and providing fitness and nutrition counseling. In high school William's coaches emphasized weightlifting (Olympic weightlifting) and he has carried a love for the pure physicality of moving weights through big ranges of motion ever since. In 2013 William and his wife wife Wendy found CrossFit, and as the story goes, were hooked. Leaving the ‘globo’ gym rat race behind in favor of functional fitness and community was phenomenal. He is now as fit as, if not more than, he was in the military. CrossFit and a good diet equals the fountain of youth! Still not content to sitting by and watching, William obtained his CrossFit Level 1 Trainer certificate in 2016. He has also completed the CrossFit Specialty Course: Masters certificate in 2017 as well as the Online Scaling Course. Each year William makes sure to complete the Online Judges Courses. To round things out he has also completed the Training Think Tank Movement course.
Mary started CrossFit in March 2015. She was looking for a new fitness regimen after having her second child. Mary immediately fell in love with the functionality, intensity and community that is CrossFit. After moving to Georgia from Texas in 2016, Mary had the opportunity to start her journey coaching CrossFit in December of 2016. She joined the Warrior Pride staff and family July, 2017. Mary’s goal as a coach is to inspire people to move beyond what they see as impossible, to turn “can’t do” into “can do,” by providing a positive environment, employing safety, efficiency and efficacy. Mary has a willingness to learn and looks forward to continuously expanding her knowledge of fitness.
Pat has always lived an active lifestyle that started by playing hockey from a very young age. He later transitioned to mixed martial arts where he discovered his passion for coaching in 2012 as he trained athletes for 2 years on how to excel and be prepared for their fights. He discovered CrossFit during this time as well and immediately fell in love with the sport. Shortly after he obtained his CrossFit coaching certification in 2013 and has been coaching for 5 years. He now does CrossFit competitively and loves competing. He is currently finishing his bachelors degree in exercise physiology with a minor in nutrition as well as his Doctorate in Chiropractic.
Four years ago in September, a good friend dragged reluctant Roni into Warrior Pride. She agreed to join for one month. By that January she was hooked. Warrior Pride became her second family. After 17 years of being a stay at home mother and with her daughter, Riley, getting ready to head to college she decided to join forces with her husband and the Joneses to buy the place she had grown to love. She became a CF-L1 in January 2018. Her husband, Jason and her, both UF Alumni, will be busy with the gym and watching their daughter play NCAA Division 1 Volleyball for University of Florida! Go Gators!