We are proud of our coaching staff. CrossFit Junkies is the only affiliate in St. Cloud with certified CrossFit & Nutrition coaches who possess Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 coaching credentials.

CrossFit is NOT dangerous, bad coaching is dangerous!

Adam Salas

BIOGRAPHY

  • 3000+ Hours CrossFit Classes

    Coached

  • CrossFit L1 Coach

  • CrossFit L2 Coach

  • Macro Certified Coach

  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Coach

  • CrossFit Gymnastics Coach

  • CrossFit Mobility Coach

  • CrossFit Judge

  • Fundamentals Certified

Fitness has always been a big part of Adams life. It came to him at a young age. While competing in junior high and high school weightlifting, Adam realized that fitness was not only something that he believed in, but something he was very passionate about. After his good friend and business partner Trey Heyward introduced him to CrossFit, things would never be the same. Adams first WOD was FRAN and he immediately became hooked! Adam loves everything about CrossFit. It’s not just about “working out”, it’s about the community and commitment. Getting people to levels and places they never dreamed of. Setting goals and helping those achieve them. At the end of the day, CrossFit is a family and a place where fitness is fun and goals are achieved by hard work and dedication. Adam looks forward to bringing CrossFit to as many people as he can. He loves CrossFit and everything it stands for and that’s what makes him a true CrossFit Junkie!

Favorite WOD: Chelsea
Favorite Movement: HS Push-ups
Favorite Lift: Snatch

Getting your ass handed to you everyday and going back for more!

Kevin Burkard

BIOGRAPHY

  • 2000+ Hours CrossFit Classes Coached

  • CrossFit L1 Coach

  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Coach

  • Fundamentals Certified

  • CrossFit Judge

Kevin is a Certified CrossFit Level 1 Instructor and has been active in the CrossFit community since December 2012. Kevin was originally born in New York. This is where he acquired his love for fitness. From a young age Kevin participated in numerous sports, playing baseball and football on local and travel teams. In 2003 he moved to Florida where he fell in love with his High School sweet heart. Kevin started weight training at Gold’s Gym with friends after he graduated from High School. After years of monotonous training and lifting (back and bi’s/chest and tri’s) Kevin was introduced to the sport of CrossFit through a co-worker. After his first intense WOD, he knew that there was no going back to his old way of working out. Today, Kevin’s passion for CrossFit continues to grow and flourish as he actively coaches and trains new and veteran CrossFitters.

Favorite WOD: Filthy Fifty
Favorite movement: DUB’s
Favorite lift: Front Squat

Your best isn’t easy, it requires everything you have, and nothing less. But you CAN do that

Jamie Burkard

BIOGRAPHY

  • 2000+ Hours CrossFit Classes Coached

  • CrossFit L1 Coach

  • CrossFit L2 Coach

  • CrossFit Judge

  • Fundamentals Certified

Jamie is a Certified CrossFit Level 1 & 2 Trainer, Certified CrossFit Judge, a Registered Nurse and a self proclaimed “life-loving women”. Her passion for life, people and overall health not only carries into her career as a nurse, but consumes her personal life as a CrossFit coach at CrossFit Junkies. Jamie is a native Floridian and lives here in St. Cloud with her amazing husband Kevin. Always having an infatuation with health and fitness, she was your “typical cardio girl”. She would hit the treadmill for long periods of time and would occasionally throw in a weight here or there. A good friend of hers, along with some motivation by her husband, encouraged her to try a CrossFit work out. With some moderate hesitation, she agreed. After a few kettle bell swings and a squat or two later, she was hooked! CrossFit has become more than Jamie’s workout regimen. CrossFit has pushed her in ways that she never thought possible. More importantly, her passion for this sport stems from what CrossFit can do for others. She enjoys watching people make the commitment to this training and watching people’s lives change because of it. Jamie also holds an Associate Degree in General Education, a Practical Nursing License, and certifications in basic life support, first aid and automated external defibrillation. AKA….She could save your life.

Favorite WOD: Fight Gone Bad
Favorite Movement: Handstand Walks
Favorite Lift: Power Cleans

Work hard in silence. Let your success make the noise.

Elizabeth Egal

BIOGRAPHY

  • 2000+ Hours CrossFit Classes Coached

  • CrossFit L1 Coach

  • Macro Certified

  • Fundamentals Certified

  • CrossFit Judge

Liz is a Certified CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and has been doing CrossFit since 2013. Liz was born and raised in Michigan where she found a love for sports, exercise, and an active lifestyle beginning at a young age. After years of snowboarding, wakeboarding, soccer, volleyball, and running, adulthood brought her to Florida to follow her dream of becoming a teacher. After months at Gold’s Gym of daily treadmill miles and free weights (and no results), a group of CrossFitters “Junkies” invited Liz to join them for a workout. She remembers being slightly intimidated and barely able to lift a 45 lb. bar, but it took one and only one workout to seal the deal. Liz loves CrossFit’s ability to push yourself and others beyond any limits imaginable, the bond formed with those enduring the same conditions, and the incredible sense of accomplishment when the workout is through. With a passion for CrossFit and teaching, Liz shares her love for fitness with others but is also lucky enough to share smiles, growth, struggles, high fives, PR’s, and sense of accomplishment with all CrossFit Junkies!

Favorite WOD: Helen
Favorite Movement: HS Push-ups
Favorite Lift: Power Clean

I do not have an addiction to suffering. I have an addiction to what the product of suffering is.

Alexa Roth

BIOGRAPHY

  • CrossFit Coach

  • CrossFit Level 1 Coach

  • CrossFit Judge

  • Fundamentals Certified

  • 2000+ Hours CrossFit Classes Coached

Alexa is a Certified CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. CrossFit was always in the back of her mind to try, and after a few friends pushed her to give it a chance she walked into CrossFit Junkies. One morning in June 2014, after her first day of fundamentals classes, she became addicted. Less than a year later, and many hours of studying and shadowing, she received her Level 1 Certification. Alexa enjoys CrossFit because of the community of people that come along with it, not to mention the amazing workouts! She loves to travel and drop in to as many different boxes as she can! She believes that CrossFit is the one and only way to stay fit and motivated. When Alexa isn’t at the gym she spends her time molding the minds of 1st graders in Osceola County. She loves teaching kids, as well as adults about CrossFit and its many benefits! The feeling she gets when she helps people reach their fitness goals is the ultimate reward for being a CrossFit trainer!

Favorite WOD: Cindy & Grace
Favorite Movement: DUB’s & Wall Balls
Favorite Lift: Clean & Jerk