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Nicolas Simpson

Cell Phone:  (859) 250-9766
Level: CF-L1, CrossFit Mobility

As a four-year Division-1 basketball player, and Human Performance and Business Management graduate of North Carolina A&T State University, Nicolas Simpson specializes in training targeted to athletes of all sports and ages. After dealing with a torn ACL and broken femur, Nic has become an advocate of corrective exercise for individuals trying to rehabilitate old injuries or those trying to prevent them! 



Interested in resolving any areas of swelling, tightness, rehab or just common aches and pains? Want to maximize strength and move more efficiently? 

Set up an appointment with Nic for a functional consultation. Start moving smarter and get back to a pain free life!

"All Humans should be able to perform basic maintenance on themselves."

Jonathan Edell

Level:  BTAS, AS, ACE, TRX, CSPT, CF-L1, CF-L2
Phone: (513) 379-5571

 With a bachelors degree from the University of Cincinnati in Applied Administration and Associates degree from Cincinnati State in  Health and fitness. Jonathan has excelled as a personal trainer for more than five years. With certifications from ACE, TRX, CSPT, CF-L1,CF-L2 Jonathan's experience in the industry has given him a deep understanding of the past, present and future of physical fitness.





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Rae Hatten

Level:  CF-L1   


     Rae is a graduate of University of the Rockies with her M.A. in Sport and Performance Psychology, with an undergrad in Psychology from Bowling Green State University. An avid bookworm, she didn't get active until she took a kickboxing class in college. Since then, she's gotten into spinning, yoga, hiking, weight training, cycling, and golf. What brought out her competitive athlete was running; she has a love-hate relationship with 5ks, won the only 10k she ever raced, ran the Columbus Marathon as her only full, and her favorite race distance is the half marathon. She started CrossFit after completing her marathon, and fell in love. She believes that no matter your background and history, there is an athlete inside waiting for you to unleash and set it free!



DJ Kanatzar

Level: CF-L1, Crossfit Kids, CPR/AED

Phone: 513-855-3210


In High School DJ competed in Wrestling, Football and Baseball all four years. DJ has been training and competing in Crossfit competitions since 2012 and to further his training he obtained his Crossfit Level 1 certificate in October of 2015. DJ recently became a coach at ESF Crossfit in January 2016. DJ wants to help each member of the gym achieve their goals and will help push them to the finish line and beyond.


“My goal as a coach is to make you better than you were yesterday” 



Joe Oakley

Level: CF-L1

Joe's fitness journey began after high school wanting to get in better shape. Quickly after starting, he became addicted to the idea of getting as strong as humanly possible. Ever since then, he has been training for and competing in powerlifting, and has set a few junior records in the state of Ohio. Now, Joe has expanded his interests and has ventured out into Olympic weightlifting, strongman, and CrossFit. He has a passion for helping others achieve their fitness goals, from strength training to weight loss, and has been successful in his training career for over 3 years.