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Coaches Bio

Laura (LJ) Yarrington

After college and semi-pro soccer ended I cut my long hair really short and whined that I’d never need a ponytail again. I was a bit lost! I tried the running thing for a while, but it just felt so lonely. I definitely lacked the motivation I had when I was training and playing. While coaching women’s soccer at the University of Maryland, I met a guy, who now happens to be an F-15E pilot for the USAF and my husband, that introduced me to the idea of CrossFit. We just did these crazy workouts that made people look at us funny in the gym on campus, but it was way more fun than running alone. Finally, when I moved to Charleston, SC I got my first real taste of going to a CrossFit box. It was humbling to say the least! That was in December of 2011. About a month later I moved to the area and
have been getting my butt kicked by Mike and CFG/CFMO crew ever since.
CrossFit is simply the best thing in the world. Not only are you able to push yourself physically and mentally further than you’ve ever gone (almost daily it feels like), but you also do it with some of the best people around. It truly feels like a team sport that makes YOU better. You’re going to love it!!
CrossFit Level 1 Certified
Favortie WOD: Fran (true story)
Favorite Exercise: Pull ups
Former Collegiate (Virginia Wesleyan College) and Semi-professional Soccer Player
Former Division 1 Women’s College Soccer Coach (UMD and College of Charleston)

Laura (LJ) Yarrington
Scout Anderson

Scout Anderson

Scout Anderson, BS in Exercise Science
USAWL- Sports Performance Coach

After weeks of being pestered by Mike and Chris while working on campus at UMO, I finally signed up for my CrossFit intro class. I’m generally hard-headed, but I’m so glad that I let go of my resolve that day. I’ve tested my own fitness, developed my knowledge of training, and become part of an amazing community of like-minded individuals. I was given the opportunity to share my passion for training when I started my internship here in January 2017. This year, I also graduated with B.S. in Exercise Science as well as earned my USAW certification. I could not have wished for a better place to work during school as well as begin my career after graduation.

Mike Garrett

Master’s degree in Exercise Science & Health Promotion
Former College Athlete
CrossFit Level 1 Certified
USAWL- Sports Performance Coach
CrossFit Gymnastic Certified w/ Jeff Tucker
CrossFit Nutrition Certified w/ Dr. Sears
CrossFit Trainer Development Seminar w/ Dutch Lowy
Olympic Weightlifting w/ Coach Chris Wilkes
Olympic Weightlifting Seminar w/ MDUSA’s James Tatum- Tatum Trained
Explosive Training Seminar w/ Ryan Moody
The Outlaw Way trained w/ Rudy Nielsen, Spencer Arnold, Mike Poppa, John Dill, and Michael Winchester

Mike Garrett