Jen Doehring

  • Owner, Affiliate Manager, Coach, CrossFit Kids Coach
  • Founder & President of Turn 2 (2007) & CrossFit Collinsville (2012) both located @ 1601 Eastport Plaza Drive in Collinsville IL.
  • Holds a degree in Mathematics and has been working in the Athletic Industry since 2004.
  • Played Division I softball at SIU-Carbondale where the 2003 squad finished Sweet 16 in the 2003 NCAA Tournament being just one game away from the College World Series before being eliminated by the University of Alabama.
  • Holds a Level I CrossFit Course Certification.
  • Holds a CrossFit Kids Course Certification.
  • Has over 14 years of personal coaching experience with both our youth and adults.
  • Is originally from Nashville, IL and currently resides in Collinsville, IL.

 

Why Coach?
  • I get to wear athletic gear (UA Fanatic!) & no make-up rule does apply for me pretty much everyday!
  • The people – they give me goosebumps when they hit a new Personal Best, or when they turn cannot’s into CAN’s!
  • Its not a JOB – it is a passion!

Words I live by:

“CrossFit doesn’t define me – rather it is just one characteristic that goes into who I am.  I best relate to athletes who are looking for a box to train at as part of their everyday lifestyle.  I am passionate about our youth and being a positive influence.  I laugh at Ego’s because they often come across as strong and yet they are the easiest to damage and break.  I enjoy having many layers to who I am and I enjoy being around individuals who are in a similar state in their life.  When I am in the box I like to give it everything I have.  I ask the same from the athletes I coach.  In the upcoming years of CrossFit Coaching I most look forward to impacting the kids, advanced kids, & teens for they are our future.
- Jen Doehring

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Laura Knutson

  • Head Trainer, Programmer, CrossFit Kids Coach, Personal Training Specialist
  • Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign.
  • Played Division I soccer for University of Illinois.  Made the NCAA Tournament all 4 years and went as far as the Sweet 16 in post-season play.
  • Holds an ACE personal trainer certification.
  • Holds a Level I CrossFit Course Certification.
  • Holds a CrossFit Kids Course Certification.
  • Originally from Crystal Lake, IL and currently resides in Collinsville, IL.
Why Coach
  • I get to still be in an athletic environment and have a competitive outlet as both a coach and an athlete.
  • I get to create and re-work programs for different needs which has always been something that I loved to do.
  • I am impacted by a unique set of athletes that we attract here at CFC, some of the best people I’ve ever met.
  • Of course, I get to wear sweats all day everyday
  • I get to watch people start from the very beginning of their journey and see the progress they make not only every day but over months and years.
  • I am constantly learning something new and always being challenged every single day.
Words I live by:
“Many of the words and mentality that I live by come from my college soccer coach and the experience I had there. I truly believe I had a very unique college experience with the team that I was on and the true dedication and passion they had for the game as the driving force behind the effort we put in day after day. When you get a group of people with a common mentality, that the name you wear the front of your shirt is more important then the name on the back will ever be, truly amazing things are possible. I had an epiphany my sophomore year in finding out that there is more your body can give then you really think there is. You may feel absolutely exhausted and if you tried to lift a foot you’d pass out and die. I had this exact same feeling after a fitness test my sophomore year. Then immediately after, you push a little harder, and a little harder, and suddenly you’ve reached that point where you just don’t feel anything and you could go forever. I’ve learned to push past that wall and that my body will give as much as I allow it to. I try to bring that to my training every single day. Of course I’m tired, of course I’m sore, and if I try to lift this barbell over my head I think I’ll collapse, but when my mind gets that way, I just push harder. I wish I could help every athlete break out of that comfort zone and push yourself more then you ever thought you could. There are little things that stick with me as well. Such as “early is on time and on time is late”. That one definitely prepared me for life ;) My favorite one however is about trying to “raise the bar and narrow the gap”. If you take this on a personal level for CrossFit, you’re trying to “raise the bar” on your best movements. So there are things I’m very good at and I’m trying to make them better every single day. However, I’m really only as good as my worst movement. So “narrow the gap” comes from trying to bring my worst movement up to as good as my best movement. CrossFit has become my passion and my life and I hope to impact others the way I have been. I live to compete and this is the greatest outlet for that. Bring on the challenge!”
- Laura Knutson

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  • Mobility Specialist, Running Mechanics/Explosive Speed Specialist, Coach, Personal Training Specialist
  • Holds a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology which he earned @ SIUE.
  • While working towards his Master’s Degree @ SIUE, Chris worked hand in hand with SIUE’s Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Meade Smith.
  • During his time under Meade Smith he assisted in training SIUE’s Division I Athletes for all sports.
  • Holds a Level 1 CrossFit Course Certification.
  • Is originally from Centralia, IL and currently resides in Edwardsville, IL.

Why I love what I do:

  • I get to help young athletes Adults through CrossFit Collinsville reach their athletic and fitness potential.  I find great pride in being able 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.
  • How many people get to wear athletic apparel to work everyday!
 
Words I live by:

“Before I started CrossFit I was a little hesitant like a lot of people are at first.  I wasn’t sure if it was something I wanted to try. I was interested but was so used to doing my own routine and wasn’t sure if I wanted to change. But change is exactly what I needed!  The first couple of times I did CrossFit I was hooked.  I had never been through workouts like this where I got more work done in 10 minutes than I did in 45 on my old routine.  I was also a former college athlete who loved to compete and once I stopped playing I had to find that in something else and I found it in CrossFit.  Don’t be afraid to try something new, you might like it!”

- Chris Thomas


Katie Wagner

  • Wellness Coach, Supplement Specialist, Intern Coach
  • Coached Div I Softball at Miami University in Oxford, OH 2012-2014
  • Coach at SIU-Edwardsville 2011-2012 and St. Louis University 2010-2011
  • Katie was a 4-Year Softball Letter Winner at SIU-Carbondale where she played 3rd base and earned Second-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference as a senior in 2009. 
  • In her 5th year at SIU-C she also played basketball and threw the javelin for the Women’s Track & Field Team

 

Why I Love What I Do

I love coaching because it gives me an opportunity to help motivate, impact and change lives! It’s very rewarding to watch others reach their goals and to experience their personal transformations into who they want to become. With coaching, it’s a constant cycle of enjoyment because of the positive atmosphere and people I am around. Coaching has made me a better athlete and person! I decided to promote Zeal because of the pure benefits it has on people needing to improve their quality of life. Zeal has changed not only my life but also loved ones in my life that needed to make a change. It’s natural ingredients & positive impact it has on my health by providing over 100+ vitamins & nutrients my body needs to feel better was all I needed to regain a better quality of life.

 

Words I Live By

Pursue opportunities to make a difference in someone’s life on a daily basis and in return you will be rewarded with things you never knew where there!!

                                           - Katie Wagner

 


 

 

CF HEAD SHOT

Chris Fair

 

  • Coach
  • Head’s up Turn 2′s Premier Baseball Training Program which focus on the developing the youth baseball athlete.
  • Has spent the past 5 years with Turn 2 where he has helped build an approach that focuses on both the physical & mental components of the baseball and softball athlete.  He looks to bring that experience & passion to the athletes of CrossFit Collinsville.
  • Holds a Bachelor of Science, Double major in Sports Management & Finance with a minor in Economics.
  • Holds a Level 1 CrossFit Course Certification.
  • Is originally from Bethalto, IL & currently resides there.

 

Why Coach? 
  • Teaching is a huge passion of mine.
  • I relate well to people who want to work hard to reach their goals – I find those people in CrossFit as well as with the young athletes I work with on the baseball side.
  • The team of coaches I have around me. They push the envelope everyday.

 

Words I live by:

“As a former collegiate athlete I was drawn to CrossFit for the intensity, the camaraderie  and the competitiveness. My own physical fitness has been a big part of my life since High School. Like most athletes, I was knowledgeable enough to go to the gym and get a good workout in, but I was never able to push myself like CrossFit pushes me. The competitive side of it forces me to give it 100% each day. CrossFit also provides a great sense of team and community. Although everyone in class is in it for their own personal goals (weight loss, muscle gain, flexibility, etc.) Once that 3-2-1 drops and the WOD starts, we are all in it together getting our butts kicked!”

- Chris Fair