And if anyone is really interested, the more serious stuff is as follows:
Owner: Three Danes Wellness
NCFIT Level 2 Trainer
HSN Nutrition Coach
HSN Kids Nutrition Coach
ISSA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer
Reiki Master/Teacher Certified Practitioner
B.S., Cook College, Rutgers University
James fully embraces a mind, body and spirit philosophy, and in recent years has been exploring and studying this aspect of well being further. He is committed to helping others achieve their goals, whether related to fitness, nutrition, or achieving mental and emotional balance. James is father to 12-year-old twins, and tries to lead by example as a parent and in all aspects of his coaching and fitness work. He finds no greater joy than watching the look on someone’s face when they persevere and achieve their goal. He can often be found laughing, encouraging others, talking about food, or learning about something new.
“Wellness is happiness with who you are, what you do, and how you feel.”
He has been doing CrossFit since 2018 and has been coaching since 2020. He is currently an L1 trainer with plans to get higher certifications in the future. His favorite thing about coaching is teaching an athlete a new skill and seeing their face light up when they get it for the first time.
Seeing athletes he coaches hit PRs makes him just as excited as hitting his own. He is constantly searching for new information about CrossFit and how to be a better coach, and works every day towards being the best coach he can be.
She is also a former pharmacy technician so she knows a lot about health and wellness. Her favorite thing about being a coach is helping people learn a new skill and seeing the smile on their face when they finally get it. Her dream is to own both a gym and a dog shelter and have a doggie CrossFit gym to help find them homes! Sometimes she will even bring her puppy into the gym for members to play with.
You can often find her blasting music and having dance parties with members early in the mornings while she’s 4 espresso shots deep, cleaning LITERALLY everything in sight, or playing tug of war with Leo. If you’re taking one of her classes everyone is most likely laughing their butt off at a joke she made. If you come into the gym at any point during the day you will most likely find her doing her 3rd workout of the day and saying she wants more, or eating a bag of sour patch kids after some hard cardio. She also loves to participate in CrossFit competitions.
She is very driven and her passion for fitness is unmatched. She always pushes to be the best she can possibly be, and always puts in the work. She says if she could do nothing but hangout in the gym all day, she would. She is very big on recovery and nutrition and will push members to stretch and take care of themselves inside and outside of the gym. She has a great impact on others and people see her as a best friend and a coach all in one.
She will most likely compliment you within 2 minutes of speaking to her. She really knows how to wake up a tired room at our 5:30am classes and make everyone’s hour at the gym be the best hour in the day. Whikle she is obviously into fitness and healthy nutrition, she does loves food and sugar, and you can always count on her to bring some cookies or Reese’s into the gym. Always feel free to go up to her and talk to her about anything and everything, and she will gladly listen and help however she can.
CFL Level 1 Trainer
Marc has been doing NCFIT for over 4 years and is always looking to improve form and technique. He enjoys pushing his limits while attempting to master all of the many movements found in NCFIT. Throughout those 4 years, Marc could also often be found helping his fellow NCFITers; whether it was a quick tip on form or help with an advanced movement. He even likes to torture...um…”give help with”... exercises to remedy any ailments or mobility restrictions. He loves the variation of the workouts, the community, and the fact that anyone can do NCFIT. It’s all about continuous improvement and Marc will help you be your best.
NCFIT Level 1 Trainer
In 2012 with the encouragement of her family and friends Shannon left her successful Corporate America job to pursue her dream with fitness, becoming a personal trainer and group fitness instructor.
Shannon uses her strengths as well as her own past challenging experiences to encourage others. Those past experiences, both failures and successes, have all come together in an imperfectly perfect way that both fuels her desire to help her clients but also allows Shannon to share her story as another means to motivate and help. Shannon believes the best gift as a trainer is when her clients notice the change within themselves, and especially beautiful to share the journey as she witnesses the shift in their own mindset.
NCFIT Level 1 Trainer,
W.I.T.S Certified Personal Trainer
HSN Nutrition Coach
CPR / AED Certified
All jokes aside, with her passions being fitness, food and dogs, Theresa certainly landed herself in the right place! She loved the NCFIT community and training so much, she got her level 1 certification in 2022 to begin coaching classes. When she's not in class, she's often meeting with new prospective members or "getting fixed" by Lenore (resident massage therapist and overall sorceress).
Her belief is that fitness is for ALL no matter your age, size or ability level and loves watching people progress and surprise themselves accomplishing different skills and movements that were originally outside of their comfort zone. Her favorite members to coach are the new ones and her own son - there is nothing better than having your kids watch you and participate!
NCFIT level 1 trainer
No matter your age, fitness level, or goals, Three Danes is a community of people who come together each day to improve our health and fitness through effective training and nutritional strategies. I love being a part of the Danes Wellness Coaching team which embodies empathy, passion, and a positive presence. During each one of my classes I hope to look at each person at a time, considering their specific fitness level, and show you that I care about your goals. I am here to make you feel welcomed, a part of our family, and help you meet your goals.
Our Massage Therapist
While this compulsion to help can sometimes be overwhelming, it is also what drew her so powerfully to the profession of Massage Therapy. Lenore is a licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Master. Her highest goal is to help you feel better. She has been in this field for ten years and is passionate about learning and honing her skills. This drive allows her to approach each client and each massage individually and customize an experience tailored to their needs at that moment.
Lenore can help you with pain relief, relaxation, and wellness. She can help you relax, recover from injuries, reduce recovery time in between workouts, stretch tight muscles, and help improve circulation and range of motion. She looks forward to creating a healing experience for you and helping you with meeting your health goals.