Ryan Peardon

Ryan Peardon

Ryan has been coaching CrossFit for about 7 years now. He is a veteran of the Florida Army National Guard and currently studying Optometry at UAB. What Ryan enjoys most about coaching CrossFit is working with athletes and watching the growth from the foundational...
Katherine Wolff

Katherine Wolff

Katherine grew up in Hoover, Alabama and has always loved being active. She played volleyball and ran middle-distance track as a teen. During undergrad at Ole Miss, she turned to distance running as her athletic outlet. Katherine has a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from...
Kat Chapman

Kat Chapman

Kat’s fitness journey started relatively young. She began competitively swimming at the age of 5 and didn’t turn that off until she graduated high school. Kat played a smattering of other sports early on including ballet, gymnastics, figure skating, cross...
Marcus Purcell

Marcus Purcell

D’Marcus Purcell, the young blood of the crew, 21 years young came to Forge from a little town called Crestview, Florida. Growing up Marcus has always been around the CrossFit world, his dad owns an affiliate back home in Crestview, but Basketball was his first...
Jared Jordan

Jared Jordan

Jared was born and raised in upstate NY with his parents, two younger sisters, and a huge extended family! He and his wife, Nina, met racing dirt bikes and have been together since their teens. They have two young kids, Jax (6) and Paisley(1). Jared’s fitness...
Sonia Steely

Sonia Steely

CFL1 Sonia has been coaching Crossfit since 2011 and been part of our coaching staff at Forge since July 2021. Sonia loves to see new people come to learn and love Crossfit, especially former athletes who thought their best performances were already behind them!...
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