Chris Thomas

  • Manager, Head Coach
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from SIUe
  • Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from SIUe.
    • Graduate Assistant Strength Coach at SIUe 2011-2012
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach since 2012
  • CrossFit Collinsville Coach since 2013
  • Certifications
    • CrossFit Level 1, CSCS, FMS, CPR-AED
  • Played Baseball at Southwestern Illinois College
  • From Centralia, IL and currently resides in Collinsville, IL.

Why I love what I do:

  • I get to help young athletes and adults through CrossFit Collinsville reach their athletic and fitness potential. I find great pride in having the ability to have an impact on people's lives by being a great coach and role model.
  • I work in such a positive environment that is very motivating for me as a Coach & as a CrossFit Athlete.
  • I get to wear workout clothes to work everyday!

Words I live by:

"Every pro was once an amateur. Every expert was once a beginner. So dream big and start now"


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Jen Doehring


  • CFO, Affiliate Owner, & Coach
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from SIUC
  • 14 years experience coaching team performance, adult & youth fitness, softball skill development.
  • Opened start-up company in 2007, Turn 2 Baseball & Softball.
  • CrossFit Collinsville Coach since 2012
  • Certifications
    • CrossFit Level 1, CPR-AED
  • Played Softball at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
    Amateur Figure Competitor
  • From Nashville, IL and currently resides in Collinsville, IL. 

Why I love what I do:

  • I love goals, setting them, achieving them, and helping others do the same.
  • Coaching gives me the enjoyment of taking knowledge and putting it into action by benefiting others.
  • I can relate to the scaled or modified athlete. I started CrossFit after some years of being out of shape after my college career. I can relate to the feeling of "Day 1" in the gym.

Words I live by:

"More the Knowledge Lesser th Ego, Lesser the Knowledge, More the Ego..." -Albert Einstein


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