Duane Linnens

Position: Coach
I grew up an athlete playing baseball, football, racing dirt bikes, skateboarding, and enjoyed staying active and outdoors. However by the time I was in my early 20s I was overweight, had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and my triglycerides were through the roof.  My doctor’s answer was medication, but I did not want to go down that road.  With my wife’s help and encouragement I began cleaning up my diet and started exercising. Taking small steps in the right direction.  Those steps kept me off any and all medications, and started me on my way to sustainable health and fitness.
Several years ago my wife encouraged me to join her at CrossFit Shelby. I had been running regularly and thought I was in ok shape… I was wrong! I thought the first few classes were going to kill me. With each class I completed I gained a sense of accomplishment. It gave me the competition that I had been missing and challenged me in ways I never thought a workout could. I loved it and still do years later. I am truly in the best shape of my life, and I’m still working to get a little better each day.
I am excited to be part of the great community here at CrossFit Shelby!  I look forward to helping all of our members take steps towards their goals. Young or old, fit or deconditioned we can all come in, have some fun, make some friends, workout, compete, and leave a little better than when we were.