Triple Force Staff

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CrossFit L2 Trainer
Owner of TFCF
CrossFit Judge

Carol discovered fitness in 2000 and never looked back. Growing up, she was surrounded by fitness and competitive sports. She has been involved in some capacity through, dance, cheer, gymnastics, Olympic lifting and kickboxing for over 20 years. So it was hard for her not to become a big advocate for fitness and living a healthy lifestyle.

Carol taught 3 out of the 4 programs offered at CoreTactix; CrossFit, Krav Maga and Kickboxing and is now the owner of Triple Force CrossFit. She has been a Certified Kickboxing Instructor since 2006. She successfully completed her Krav Maga instructor training certification in November 2007. She is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer in and a certified CrossFit Judge.

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CrossFit L2 Trainer

Geanna joined the CrossFit program in September 2012. She has always been a member of a gym and have been very active, but it wasn't until she found the world of CrossFit that she fell in love. Geanna played softball at The Ohio State University, so she has always had a passion for competition.

CrossFit allowed her to set personal goals and see results. Geanna received her Level 1 CrossFit Certification in July 2013. She also enjoys changing up her workouts with conditioning and kickboxing classes. When she's not at the gym, Geanna enjoys spending time with friends and family.

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CrossFit L2 Trainer

Nick was introduced to Crossfit in 2012 by his brother. He was hooked by the CrossFit methodology immediately and attained his Level 1 certification within the first year. CrossFit has positively affected Nick's life in a number of ways. He has lost almost 30 pounds and is stronger and more fit at 37 years old than he's ever have been.

CrossFit has also helped in his business. Nick owns and operates his families restaurant, Phillips Original Coney Island. CrossFit has helped him manage his stress much better and given him more energy during the work day. Nick looks forward to those days that he coaches — knowing that what we are doing inside of the gym can be so rewarding outside of the gym.

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Crossfit L1 Trainer

Jim has always been active in athletics and physical fitness, as well as being a successful head football, lacrosse, baseball and basketball coach at many levels. A graduate of The Ohio State University, Jim worked as a Special Agent for the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation where he worked strictly undercover for four years before being recruited into the United States Secret Service and then into his current position as a Special Agent for the United States Department of Homeland Security. Also a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Academy in Glynco Georgia, The United States Secret Service Training Academy in Washington D.C., and the United States Homeland Security Investigations Academy in Georgia, Jim finished first in all academy's as evaluated on academics, physical fitness and weapons proficiency.

When not at Triple Force CrossFit, Jim enjoys spending time with and entertaining family and friends. Jim and his wife live in Dublin with their three active children and three spoiled dogs.

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CrossFit L1 Trainer
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Licensed Dietitian

Lauren earned her Bachelors of Science in 2012 from The Ohio State University in Nutrition and Dietetics. Upon graduation, she worked for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) as a dietetic technician. In June 2015, she graduated from the University of Virginia Health System’s Dietetic Internship. The internship provided me with extensive clinical training and coaching in a variety of settings and patient populations from athletes to nutritional therapy for cancer. While living in Charlottesville, VA, she also provided nutrition coaching and seminars to the members of Crossfit Charlottesville

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CrossFit L1 Trainer

Sara's love for sports and fitness began in 6th grade with cross country. Throughout high school, she also competed in gymnastics and ran track. In college, and up until she found CrossFit in March of 2012, Sara was in the weight room three days a week and on the treadmill in between lifting days. It was boring and she missed the competition as well as being part of a team. Sara saw a commercial for CrossFit, went to the intro, and never looked back.

Sara became a CrossFit Level 1 coach in November 2014 and has been instructing since. Naturally, her favorite CrossFit movements are gymnastics, but she loves how powerful picking up a heavy barbell makes her feel.

She has a degree in Nutrition & Community Health from The Ohio State University and worked for a major nutrition company here in Columbus for eight years before becoming a stay-at-home mom. Her husband Dave, is a CrossFit assistant and Adaptive Physical Education Teacher. Their daughter, Lily, loves coming to the gym to see our "Fit Fam". She is only 16 months old now, but Sara knows she will love CrossFit too when she is old enough. Outside of the gym, Sara loves cooking, hot weather, reality TV, and her weenie dog Griffin.

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CrossFit L1 Trainer

Dan, is a firefighter for Norwich Township in Hilliard Ohio. Dan has always been involved in sports as a player or coach. Dan started his career as a coach back in 92 as a trainer for a local gym. Dan has coached a high level softball travel team as well as Hilliard Darby softball and was on staff from 2010-2013 for Ohio State softball.

Dan started crossfit back in 2014 with my daughter, to help her with her recruiting process and fitness. In the process he found it to be the best workout for his job and overall health. His son, Collin has joined to help with his fitness and to be better at his sport.
Dan took his level One in August of 2017 and looks forward to helping others.

When Dan has free time he enjoys spending time with his wife Tonya, going out with friends and traveling to watching his kids play their sports.

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CrossFit L1 Trainer

Steve discovered crossfit while in college in West Virginia. He had always stayed active, but had grown bored with the typical weight lifting/cardio routine. Once he discovered crossfit, he was quickly humbled, but instantly hooked as well. Steve was attracted to the structure and efficiency of the classes, as well as the intensity of the workouts. Steve also enjoyed working out with other people, where everyone pushes through the same workouts together. Steve always knew he wanted to receive his L-1 and eventually coach. He felt that not only would it teach him more about the sport, but also allow him to help others pursue the same fulfillment that crossfit has given him. He enjoys getting to teach others, meet new people, and work out all at the same time.

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Gymnastic Coach

I come from a family of children playing sports year round. I grew up playing lacrosse, running cross country. I continued to be involved with athletic endeavors through cheerleading and being apart of the Brutus Buckeye program at The Ohio State University. I earned my Bachelors of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Ohio State in 2017 and will be attending medical school next year (don't know where but I at least got in somewhere so I can say I'll be going).

I was introduced to CrossFit at Triple Force but have been using Olympic movements as my primary athletic training since 2009.

Outside of the gym, I am researching this year under two oncologists at Ohio State. I enjoy cooking, long walks on the beach, and high fashion.

Hah just kidding, I do like cooking though.


Gris (Griswold)


We are pet friendly at TFCF. So hopefully you like doggie cuddles and few wet nose kisses from our pups. Gris is the main gym dog. If you need a running partner, he's your man. He loves treats and will quickly volunteer for a cool down walk after each class.