Ryan McElhaney is a CrossFit Level II Trainer, USAW Level II Coach, CrossFit Gymnastics, and CrossFit Movement and Mobility Certified. He has been an athlete for as long as he can remember. His father built box jumps and agility courses in the backyard rather, than sending him to summer camps. He’s participated in soccer, track & field, cycling, golf, basketball, paddle boarding, 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons, and extreme napping.
In February of 2012, he realized that he needed more than what the standard Globo-Gym could offer, so he finally took the advice of a good friend and gave CrossFit a try. He was hooked somewhere between 3-2-1 Go! and the gut-wrenching feeling of never having conquered a workout like this before. Continuously-varied challenging workouts, strong community support, constant improvement, and a proper diet are what fueled his passion to coach and inspire others to share in his success. Two years later he completed the CrossFit Level I Trainer course followed by CrossFit Movement & Mobility.
“I love to coach, it’s the highlight of my day when one of my athletes becomes proficient in a lift or movement and I’m extremely passionate about helping others improve their fitness. I’m also a big fan of any career that promotes flip flops and t-shirts as the standard work uniform… coaching!”
Ryan is married to Linda and they have an adorable puppy named Bella.
Shortly after moving to Clearwater in 2017 and in search of something beyond a standard globo-gym, Corey found CrossFit ABF through a simple Google search. The side effects of CrossFit, known for its focus on functional movement, helped Corey reclaim mobility and strength lost after years of working a “desk job.” Corey’s passion for sport and his steady dedication to improvement in the CrossFit discipline has now led him to not only compete in local competitions but co-host CrossFit ABF’s myriad of events as well.
This same passion led to a desire to teach others and, in 2019, Corey obtained his CrossFit L1. He now has a steadfast belief, based on personal experience, that the general teachings of CrossFit can create a healthy, functional lifestyle for millions of people around the world. Corey does his best to continuously learn, train and teach so that he can pass on the functional benefits CrossFit has so generously given to him.