The staff at GRIT BOX Fitness are a misfit crew from all over the country ready to join you on your fitness journey! Our gym is home to certified personal trainers, GRITFit Bootcamp coaches, muay thai kickboxing coaches, smoothie artists, and more. Learn about the GRIT BOX family below!
Hometown: Dansville, New York
The brains and the brawn behind it all. Cody's dream of opening GRIT BOX came to life in 2015. He wanted to build not just a gym, but a community of people who would support each others goals, lift one another up, and celebrate the wins in life together. Cody is passionate about coaching every member through their goal setting process and providing resources to help crush those goals! Cody spends the majority of his life at GRIT BOX, but he works hard to balance his time with his PIC/wife Cici and their sweet pup Riggs.
Personal Training Manager
Assistant (to the) Regional Manager/Kickboxing and GRITFit Bootcamp Coach
Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
Dani is the resident know-it-all, a self-proclaimed Nacho Junkie, and is patiently waiting for the day that teleportation becomes real. She spends her off-days with mint chocolate chip ice cream and New Girl. During her personal training sessions, Bootcamp or Kickboxing classes, or specialty programming classes, Dani boasts the perfect balance between heartfelt encouragement and screaming in your face to help you achieve your goals. Just kidding... maybe.
Marketing Ninja/Event Planner/Social Media Manager
Hometown: Jonesboro, Arkansas
You'll find Rachel behind the camera in GRIT BOX classes or serving at community events. She is our resident graphic designer, videographer, event planner, and marketing department all in one! She could eat her weight in Sour Warheads and considers herself the third Gilmore girl. Rachel is inspired by the coaches, trainers, and members at GRIT BOX and enjoys capturing their determination and grit through her lens.
Kickboxing Coach/Personal Trainer/Lead Smoothie Artist
Hometown: Aurora, Colorado
Coach Yoho aspires to honor her brother Shawn by living fearlessly and loving unconditionally just like he did. She is passionate about perfecting her craft in whatever she does and wants to learn more every day. At the gym, you'll find her behind the smoothie bar whipping up smoothies or in the Kickboxing room teaching classes. Yoho spends her free time watching The Office with her Great Dane, Delilah, and daydreaming about Olive Garden breadsticks.
John Sam Steele
GRITfit Bootcamp Coach/Resident Goofball
Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky
John Sam is an OG here at GRIT BOX! With a specialty in functional strength training, he focuses on proper form and technique in all his classes. He has a passion for high energy strength and conditioning classes that will rock your world! His guilty pleasure is Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and his heart belongs to his dog Bodhi. John Sam is a fan favorite in our GRITfit Bootcamp classes, until he sneaks in one of his heavy metal jams!
Kickboxing Coach/Stud (Not Cody's Brother)
Hometown: Winchester, Virginia
Casey is a closeted Country Music lover whose spirit animal is a Great White Shark. He teaches Kickboxing Classes at GRIT BOX and loves helping members to perfect their skills with an emphasis on accuracy and safety. Casey's hero is his father who is fighting ALS. He chose fitness because it's not just about being physically fit, it's about mental health and creates a community where people strive to help themselves and others.
Personal Training/ Coach/Front Desk Wizard
Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina
Amber believes that overall health and wellness is SO much more than looking good or being "fit." It's mental, physical, and spiritual - it's about finding balance that works for you, it's a lifestyle! Her superpower wish is to be Captain America and she loves cookies and cream ice cream even though she's lactose intolerant! Amber is a breath of fresh air to anyone she trains and will leave you feeling better than when you walked in every day!
Personal Training/Special Programming/Rock Steady
Front Desk Assistant/Smoothie Artist with Charm
Hometown: Brooksville, Florida
Brittany will never be ashamed of the fact that she can eat a whole pizza by herself. Her life motto is "Always work harder than the person next to you" which could also be applied to eating pizza! She, like Dani, is patiently waiting for the day that teleportation becomes real so she can travel the world on a budget. She loves to take Kickboxing classes at GRIT BOX and believes that a healthy lifestyle (plus pizza) promotes a healthy mind.
Smoothie Artist with a Smile
Hometown: Charlottesville, Virginia
Kate is the newest addition to the FIT BAR Smoothie Artist crew! You'll find her on Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings serving up delicious smoothies and smiles. If Kate had a super power, it would be to turn every situation into a dance party! Kate is determined and hardworking, and lives by her life mantra - "If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it!"
Hometown: Cooper Ranch
Cody adopted Riggs from the Charleston Animal Society. He runs the roost at GRIT BOX and greets (attacks with love) everyone who walks in the door! He loves squeaky toys and back rubs, but he isn't quite sure about the beach yet. His favorite thing to do is join the fun during GRITFit Bootcamp and chew on the battle rope during class!