A lifelong athlete herself, Dani knows what it takes to excel at the highest levels. From High School and Collegiate sports to a 2x Crossfit Games Athlete, Dani has put in the work herself. She has trained her brain just as hard! Dani has a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science and a Master's Degree in Exercise Psychology from The University of Akron. Coach Dani also has her Certification in Precision Nutrition. Dani was an Athlete for the NPGL New York Rhinos and served as a utility player. On top of all that, she's served her Country as a Supply Specialist in the Ohio Army National Guard.
Dani helps a wide variety of athletes reach their goals. She works with Middle and High school Athletes, College, Professional and Amateur athletes.
Coach Phil is co-owner and has his Level 1 CrossFit Certificate. Phil has been a coach since August of 2019 at Little City CrossFit. Phil got started in CrossFit in May 2018 following rehab from knee surgery in early 2018 as a means to get back into shape and hasn’t looked back. Phil, his wife Aleshia, and their three kids all enjoy the CrossFit community and the family atmosphere at Little City CrossFit. Phil is an Air Force Veteran and is a civil engineer. Phil is high energy and really likes to bring fun and competition into his coaching.
Coach Danielle began her CrossFit journey in August of 2019 at LittleCity CrossFit. Always making health and fitness a priority, Coach Danielle found that CrossFit was everything she had been looking for. She loved the programming, the coaches, and the members so much that she went on to get her Level 1 CrossFit Certificate and became a coach in January of 2020. Danielle lives in Norwalk with her husband, Brian and their 5 kids, Emma, Brody, Paige, Molly, and Kendall. Danielle enjoys the community atmosphere of CrossFit and being able to push each other to better their physical and mental health. When not in the gym, Coach McFadden also works at Smith Paving and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Coach Annie began her CrossFit/Functional Fitness journey back in August of 2011at Mapleton High School while coaching softball.
Wanting to model strength, determination, and grit for her athletes she began working out with them. Coach Annie found a love for CrossFit/Functional Fitness that has only grown stronger since she began with her own athletes. She loves the community atmosphere and getting to know all the members and began coaching CrossFire in June of 2020.
Annie lives in Norwalk with her husband, AJ and their 2 kids, Carrollee and Daniel. When not in the gym, Coach Annie is a high school math teacher and enjoys playing slow pitch softball and spending time with her family and friends.
Coach Wyatt has been doing CrossFit or functional fitness for a little over two years and fell in love with it instantly when his second workout in it was the “Murph”. Ever sense that day Coach Wyatt has been obsessed with being the fittest he can possibly be and is always trying to get better at all the movements in the long list of things to in CrossFit/Functional Fitness. Wyatt is currently enrolled in college for Nursing because helping people is something’s he has always wanted to do when it came his life job! Coach Wyatt found that being a coach helps that just as much showing people the correct way of doing a movement and seeing people achieve their goals! Also he's the coach for the “Wednesday Wods with Wyatt” what he's more than happy to be apart of!
Hi my name is Holly Cleland and I a very excited to be coaching at Little City Fitness!
I married to my wonderful husband Matt. We have 2 children Lakyn 4 and Bentley 2. My full time job is teaching Kindergarten at Willard City schools!
My fitness adventure started over 7 years ago in the basement of my best friends house! We moved from the basement to the garage and later they opened a CrossFit gym! I did crossfit for almost 4 years in the gym and then life happened and I stopped doing it! Now I have been back doing to for again for a little over 2 years! since being back I have made a lot of changes in my life! I am so excited to be coaching the Crossfire class here at Little City Fitness! In less than a year I have lost almost 100 pounds and became a healthier me! I am very excited to be able to share my love for health and fitness with others!
Coach Madison began her CrossFit/functional fitness journey in July 2019 and fell in
love the first day she started.
Fitness has always been a huge part of her life. After high school Coach Madison continued her athletic career and played collegiate soccer for Heidelberg University. Coach Madison also earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training.
Madison also has a Master’s Degree in Strength and Conditioning from Concordia
Coach Madison previously coached at Anytime Fitness in Bellevue. She currently
works as an outreach AT for two schools in Mansfield (Crestline and Ontario High
School). Madison loves helping people achieve their goals and making it fun! Coach Madison is also the Mom of Coach Kevin (seen in her photo!)
Coach Amanda stumbled upon CrossFit in 2012 and it has been her main source of training ever since. Amanda enjoys the constant change and challenge of each workout.
Coach Amanda's high energy and fun personality in the gym has also allowed her to gain many friends and even a husband, Derik Sidell. That's right! Amanda met her husband Derik at the gym!
Amanda has competed in many local CrossFit competitions over the past several years and enjoys the friendly competition. She prefers a barbell over the rig, and running over rowing. Amanda is most proud of maintaining her fitness during pregnancy, first in 2017 and now currently. Amanda lives in Norwalk with her husband Derik and their son, Brooks.
Coach Kent has been doing CrossFit/Functional Fitness since July 2019. Kent is a retired US Navy Veteran and first heard about CrossFit while doing a bible study that mentioned Rich Froning. After watching some videos and reading some books he decided he had to try it. His awesome wife Terri of 23yrs got him a punch card for his 5st birthday and after getting up the nerve to go he hasn’t missed a beat.
One of the things Kent enjoyed first about Little City is the way everyone makes you feel like family and the encouragement that comes from the Coaches and other members. He set a goal to become a Coach and is really excited to
encourage and motivate the gym members.
Kent is always setting new fitness goals and killing it with a smile on his face.
He lives in Norwalk with his wife Terri and daughter Angie (12), he also has son Nick (22).
Coach Spencer coaches our Little City Weightlifting team and has his USAW Sports Performance certification. Spencer will graduate from BGSU with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science in August. Spencer got started in weightlifting after a short collegiate track career at Tiffin University.
Spencer started competing in weightlifting November of 2017 and he started coaching youth athletes of his team in July 2018.
On top of weightlifting specific training, Spencer has experience instructing older adult fitness classes, personal training for adults with chronic conditions, and sports performance training with collegiate athletes.
Coach Jessica Heagney started her career by doing CrossFit in 2013. Crossfit is the first sport Coach Jessica has ever been in as because she never participated any sport in school and was your standard lazy couch potato. Fitness is her way of showing everyone another side to herself that people didn't even know she had.
Crossfit has made Coach Jessica a different person by changing her life for the better. She CrossFit after a friend didn't want to try CrossFit alone so she went with her and fell in love with the way you can chose to change and strengthen yourself mentally and physically. She now has a very strong passion for lifting and being healthy. Coach Heagney's favorite thing about fitness is helping others find the same strengths in each other that bring such great relationships and bonds.
Coach Jessica has competed in strongman with a 3rd place in the nation in 2014
Competed in worlds Championships strongman/woman 2015
Qualified for USA's Weightlifting National Championship in 2019.
Coach Jake is a US army Veteran that has a passion for fitness and helping people live more healthy lives through weightlifting and CrossFit.
Jake currently has his CrossFit level one coaching certificate, and USA weightlifting level one certificate. Jake started CrossFit over eight years ago and started coaching CrossFit 5 years ago.
Coach Jake currently coaches and competes in Olympic weightlifting and has qualified for the US American open.