Olympic Lifting

Olympic lifting

Olympic Style Weightlifting consists of two very technical movements: Snatch and Clean & Jerk. These movements require body awareness and top-notch mobility. We provide this class to work on technique and drills with our athletes! We utilize different drills to break down each section of these movements. We like to “pick apart” each section of the movement and finetune each athlete, so they can bring what they learned back into their CrossFit classes! A few personal bests on the lifts don’t hurt along the way either. 😉

YOUR Coaches

Ali McCracken

Position: Co-Owner & Head Coach

I have always been active! Competitive gymnastics was my first love. When I stopped competing at 14, just a year later I began to coach gymnastics. It was then that I realized that I wanted to “teach” something. I completed a teaching degree at Appalachian State, but realized quickly that the classroom was not for me. During that time I had a son, and I discovered CrossFit. I was instantly hooked to the styles of workouts as well as the community in the gym. I started coaching CrossFit in 2012. I quickly became competitive in Olympic Weightlifting, and succeeded in my goals of getting to the National Level: American Open 2014, USAW Nationals 2015, and American Open 2016. During that time, I also found a strong CrossFit team at CrossFit Spartanburg. We took a team to Regionals in 2015 and 2018. I now have my CF Level 2 Certificate, and have plans to grow and expand with more certifications! CrossFit changed my life for the better, and owning a gym is icing on that cake. My main goal is to “make people better” in all aspects! We foster a strong community, have a phenomenal coaching staff who focus on technique and sound movement, and we LOVE what we do!

Ali McCracken

Co-Owner & Head Coach

I have always been active! Competitive gymnastics was my first love. When I stopped competing at 14, just a year later I began to coach gymnastics. It was then that I realized that I wanted to “teach” something. I completed a teaching degree at Appalachian State, but realized quickly that...

Tyna Waters

Position: Coach

Tyna played a variety of sports in high school and competed at the state level in track and field. “Once I got into CrossFit I fell in love with the intense workouts and the results. After joining CrossFit Shelby, I knew I wanted to remain a part of their community. I wanted to be an asset that helped others change their lives for the better.”

Tyna enjoys coaching, motivating members, and improving their nutrition. But most of all, she’s passionate about making people’s lives more purposeful through functional fitness.

Tyna Waters

Coach

Tyna played a variety of sports in high school and competed at the state level in track and field. “Once I got into CrossFit I fell in love with the intense workouts and the results. After joining CrossFit Shelby, I knew I wanted to remain a part of their community....

Matthew Martin

Position: Coach

Matthew found CrossFit through some friends and enjoyed the variety and challenge of the workouts. He has enjoyed watching people grow and meet their goals over the past seven years of coaching. His goal is to help you realize your “why”, whether it be in the gym or out, and meet that goal through workouts and personal growth.

Matthew found CrossFit through some friends and enjoyed the variety and challenge of the workouts. He has enjoyed watching people grow and meet their goals over the past seven years of coaching. His goal is to help you realize your “why”, whether it be in the gym or out, and...

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