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 Mishawaka, 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
Atlantic Regional Judge 2017 & 2018

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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