Meet the CrossFit Coaches

Legendary Coaches

At CrossFit 1080, our coaches aren’t just coaches. They’re experts, doctors, competitors, and champions. With a team of legends like these cheering you on, there’s no limit to what you can accomplish.

  • Tyler Reiter

    Owner/ CPO/ Head Coach

    Owner/ CPO/ Head Coach Tyler Reiter has been a Strength and Conditioning Coach for 9 years and started lifting weights when he was only 12, so when he says he specializes in weightlifting and powerlifting, he means it. “My coaching is abstract, in your face, sincere, and truthful,” he says. “I will get you where you want to go as an athlete and a person.”

    Tyler played college Football at Augsburg where he earned honors and also professional football for three years in the SPFL, where his team was league champion three years running. He’s also been the Physical Director at the YMCA, Programming Director at CrossFit Okoboji, run strength and conditioning workshops at several gyms and been a guest speaker at universities on programming for strength and conditioning.

     

    Certifications:

    • Exercise Science Degree - Augsburg College
    • CrossFit Level 1
    • CrossFit Level 2
    • CrossFit Olympic Lifting
    • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
    • USA Advanced Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
    • USA Weightlifting Club Coach
  • Neil Hauger

    Owner

    Owner Neil Hauger’s core passion is “fitness over 40.” He has been consistently working out for more than 35 years and says his greatest accomplishment is that, at age 52, he still exercises nearly every day of the week. “At my age, consistency is important, as my recovery is much slower than when I was younger,” he says.

    Neil holds two titles in the 1995 Wisconsin State Natural Bodybuilding Championships, where he finished 2nd and 3rd. “I attribute a lot of my strengths to years of bodybuilding-style exercise, but CrossFit found my weaknesses!” he says. “I keep improving though, and I will be doing CrossFit until they wheel me away in a chair!”

    Certifications:

    • Master Degree, Adult Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Tim Scheehan

    Assistant Manager

    Assistant Manager Tim Sheehan is ranked 4th in the world for competitive kite surfing. He says his specialties include skipping hard metcons, food, and picking stuff up off the ground. As far as coaching goes, he believes that when people do the hard work, results will follow. His favorite quote is “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1
  • Lexie Routt

    Membership Lead and Assistant CrossFit Coach

    Membership Lead and Assistant CrossFit Coach Lexie Routt has been CrossFitting for eight years and specializes in gymnastics. She got into CrossFit after working with her dad at an Air Force gym when she was only 15. “We saw some people in the corner doing handstands and other crazy things,” she said. “We approached them since it looked like they were having fun, and since then I’ve been hooked.”

    She loves the family atmosphere at CrossFit 1080. “I truly love going into my gym every day and getting to chat with people who are genuine friends and know more about them as a person rather than just how much they can lift,” she says.

     

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1
    • CPR
    • First Aid
  • Lars Petersen

    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Doctor of Physical Therapy Lars Petersen is committed to working around and resolving pain. “I see people all day long that aren’t able to do the things they love because of pain, and it is so rewarding to help them get moving again and enjoy the activities they thought they could no longer do,” he says.

    Lars’ favorite quote comes from one of his role models, MobilityWOD creator Kelly Starrett: “All human beings should be able to perform basic maintenance on themselves.”

     

    Certifications:

    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
    • CrossFit Level 1
  • Bob Jones

    Weightlifting Coach

    Weightlifting Coach Bob Jones has been weightlifting competitively for 12 years, so he’s the ideal coach for CrossFit 1080 members who want to raise their lifting technique to an elite level.

    Bob’s awards list is as impressive as his strength, and includes being a member of the USA Weightlifting Team in the 1980s, 1987 National Championships (2nd place), 1987 Olympic Festival (gold medal), 1987 Moomba International (gold medal), 1988 National Championships (3rdplace), 1988 Olympic Trials (2nd place), 1989 National Championships (2nd place), 1989 World Championships (10th place), and so many more.

  • Simona Boler

    Communication Lead

    Communication Lead Simona Boler lost nearly 35 lbs. doing kettlebell bootcamps, and she’s been sharing her love for them ever since. Simona likes to challenge her members to step out of their comfort zone. She knows that’s the only way to get stronger inside and out!

    When Simona isn’t at the gym, you’ll find her running 5Ks and 10Ks for fun. But her biggest passion is definitely being a mom to her four wonderful daughters!

    Certifications:

    • RKC Kettlebell Trainer
    • TRX
    • NETA Certified Personal Trainer, Pilates, Cycle and Bootcamp Instructor
    • Massage Therapist
    • CrossFit Level 1
  • Kirsten Holthaus

    CrossFit Coach and Personal Training Director

    CrossFit Coach and Personal Training Director Kirsten Holthaus is CrossFit 1080’s rehabilitation and mobility specialist. She says she’s lucky to be able to work with people of all ages at CrossFit 1080 and help them see incredible results. “It makes me the happiest person in the world knowing that all of their hard work is paying off and they can personally see it,” she says. “Their confidence level just grows!”

    Kirsten played soccer for 18 years and has been a personal trainer for five. Her favorite quote is “Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”

    Certifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science
  • Colin Huntington

    Coach

    CrossFit Coach Colin Huntington began his journey into fitness when he watched his mother try to recover from a back injury. She had surgeries and medications and “ultimately was misdiagnosed for a problem that could be solved in a natural way: strength.” Colin took what he learned during his mother’s ordeal and began to apply it to his own life and then to others. He got certified to coach to give other people the “tools to set themselves up for success.

     

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1
    • USAW Sports Performance Coach
  • Karl Streit

    Competitive CrossFit Coach

    Competitive CrossFit Coach Karl Streit says, “Everything is a work in progress. Nothing beats the feeling of looking back 1 week, 2 months, or 3 years and seeing how far you’ve come.”

    Karl got into CrossFit at the suggestion of a friend. He thought he was in good shape already, but trying his first WOD busted him. He capped out halfway through, and he was immediately hooked. “As I progressed in CrossFit, I quickly learned that I enjoyed helping others achieve success even more than I enjoyed succeeding, myself,” he says. “CrossFit is my passion, and I want to share it with everyone who is interested.”

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1
  • Tony Morelli

    Weightlifting Coach

    Weightlifting Coach Tony Morelli enjoys the teaching component of coaching. “Program design and all that is fun, but implementation of the skills and exercises is what I love the most,” he says.

    Tony has been a competitive weightlifter for two years and has had three big wins in the past few years: 2015 Minnesota LWC Championship (3rdplace), 2015 Minnesota Open (2nd place), 2016 Minnesota LWC Championship (4th place).

    “I’ve always loved and done Olympic lifts since high school, but I never got the push to compete,” he says. “Finally, in 2014, Coach Tyler gave me the push I needed, and I’ve been competing ever since.”

     

    Certifications:

    • B.A. in Health Fitness - Augsburg College
    • M.Ed. in Kinesiology - University of Minnesota
    • NSCA CSCS
  • Rockford Williams

    Bootcamp Coach

    Bootcamp Coach Rocky Williams says he truly loves everything about the process of coaching CrossFit. “Combining the energy from a group of people and using it to push ourselves to new limits gives me a high,” he says. “I love that we are all different people, but come together to achieve one goal. I love seeing improvement from one week to the next. I love building with them. I love struggling with them. Love it all.”

    Rocky says training is his true passion. “I believe that if you stay true to yourself and apply yourself to your work, that winding road may bring you to some awesome destinations,” he says. “This has definitely been one of those destinations. I’m just enjoying the ride.”

  • Darlene Wallner

    Endurance Coach

    Endurance Coach Darlene Wallner is CrossFit 1080’s indoor cycle queen who puts together a fabulously challenging circuit set. She’s completed around 50 5Ks, a couple dozen 10Ks, a dozen 10 milers, a half marathon, four duathlons and a triathlon. Darlene wasn’t in competitive sports growing up (she was a band nerd!) but discovered fitness later in life.

    Darlene believes there are three simple rules in life: If you do not go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you do not ask, the answer will always be no. If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place.

     

    Certifications:

    • Schwinn Indoor Cycle Instructor
    • NETA Group Fitness Instructor
    • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Stephanie Kowalik

    Yoga and Mobility Coach

    Yoga and Mobility Coach Stephanie Kowalik uses the energetics of yoga to rejuvenate the body and mind. She started doing yoga seven years ago after the birth of her son and instantly knew it was something she wanted to do for the rest of her life. “Yoga is beneficial for everyone,” she says. “There is always something to gain from each practice.”

    Stephanie also works as a pediatric/oncology nurse at Children’s Hospital. Her favorite quote is “Transformation comes not by adding things on but by removing what didn’t belong in the first place.” — Baron Baptiste

    Certifications:

    • RYT200

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