Coaches

Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller

Affiliate Owner

Ryan grew up in Bristol, Indiana before being selected for an NROTC scholarship to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.  He graduated in 2001 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.  He went on to serve as a Logistics Officer for ten years before completing his MBA at Jacksonville University in 2010 and transitioning to the 1st Civ Div (Civilian Division) in 2011.  Ryan has been an athlete since an early age participating in various team sports, martial arts, and fitness programs before finding CrossFit in 2008.  He has a strong passion for helping others unlock their potential utilizing CrossFit as a tool not only to improve their fitness, but their overall quality of life.

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 3 (Certified CrossFit Trainer – CCFT), CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Level 1
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Persoal Trainer (CPT), Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Precision Nutrition Level 1
CrossFit Specialty Certifications: Kettlebell, Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Strongman, Gymnastics, Endurance, Pose Running, Aerobic Capacity, Judges Course
Concept 2 Indoor Rowing Coach
Romanov Academy Running Technique Specialist
USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
USA Powerlifting Club Coach
Dragon Door Hardstyle Kettlebell Challenge Certified
Miscellaneous continuing education & training: Carl Paoli Freestyle Movement Seminar, Outlaw Parabellum Training Camp, Crossover Symmetry Shoulder Foundations, NASM Core Training, NASM Corrective Exercise Workshop

Elizabeth Gard

Elizabeth Gard

CrossFit Coach/CrossFit Kids Coach

Liz was born and raised in Mishawka, IN. She grew up playing school and club volleyball year round. Liz studied Elementary Education while attending Purdue University.  A month of after graduating in 2004, she moved to Jacksonville for teaching opportunities. She teaches in St. John’s County and loves working with students each day. Liz found Strongpoint CrossFit in June 2013 and has since regained her health and competitive spirit.

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Specialty Certifications: CrossFit Kids, Scaling Course, Spot the Flaw Course, Judge’s Course

Jason Doll

Jason Doll

CrossFit Coach/Olympic Weightlifting Coach

Jason was born and raised in Sarasota, FL. He was a soccer and track athlete for four years at Bradenton Christian School. He then came to Jacksonville to attend the University of North Florida, where he graduated in 2003 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Through college, he stayed active with nearly every intramural sport available (soccer, volleyball, flag football, softball, slip ‘n slide kickball, etc.). After graduation, a new job moved him to Portugal and eventually Savannah, GA. In Savannah is where he discovered the wonderful joy of Olympic weightlifting, when he stumbled upon some club’s bumper weights in the back room of his gym. After several months of self-coaching he found CrossFit and its connection to weightlifting and made the jump to join a box. In 2012, Jason had the opportunity to move back to Jacksonville. Immediately upon arrival in Jacksonville, he went straight to Strongpoint since he had taken his USAW L1 cert and already knew some of the coaches.

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1
USA Weightlifting Level 2 Advanced Sports Performance Coach
USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach

Kevin Thompson

Kevin Thompson

CrossFit Coach

Kevin first tried CrossFit in a friend’s garage and was instantly hooked. He did not join his first gym until joining Strongpoint in the spring of 2015. Kevin is currently serving in the Army National Guard and will be starting his college education at the University of North Florida in the fall of 2016. His goal is to not only be the best athlete he can be, but to help others reach their potential through CrossFit.

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1

Christopher Pence

Christopher Pence

CrossFit Coach

Chris grew up in Santa Cruz, CA and later moved to Sacramento, CA. He started his athletic career at an early age playing baseball, basketball and football. Chris enlisted in the Navy in 2004, moving him to San Diego where he eventually discovered CrossFit in 2008. He brings a solid background of competitive coaching and programming experience. He created the military affiliate ‘EOD CrossFit’ where, for a three year period, he coached military personnel daily in the fundamentals of CrossFit. Chris also coached at numerous gyms in San Diego to include CrossFit Victory and CrossFit ATR. Along with his coaching background he has also competed in many CrossFit competitions. Chris is currently a pilot in the Navy, which brought him to Jacksonville in 2017.

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Specialty Certifications: Football, Nutrition

Robert Patton

Robert Patton

CrossFit Coach

Robert was born in Rome, GA and raised in Athens. He enlisted in the US Navy in 2004 as a Rescue Swimmer in Jacksonville, FL, Bremmerton, WA, Tinker Air Force Base and afloat on the John C. Stennis and attaining the rank of Petty Officer First Class before his honorable discharge in 2011. Robert has been a personal trainer since his time in the Navy starting with boot camps in 2012. He worked as the training director for a local gym in Athens, GA and moved onto the Regional Director of Training with the same company. Robert has been a trainer with Sweat Physical Training since 2015 and Fitness Specialist at Naval Air Station Jacksonville since January of 2017. Robert is a trainer because he finds it gratifying to see people make a positive change in their life. He finds it rewarding not only when his clients improve in the gym, but when they report that they feel less pain day-to-day, are able to stop blood pressure medications, and other positive life changes outside the gym.

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1
National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), Corrective Exercise Specialist
Precision Nutrition Level 1
USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach

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