Coaches

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Lee Blanchard


Trainer

CrossFit Level 1

CrossFit Specialty Certification in Gymnastics

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Lee grew up in Oklahoma. He spent nearly 10 years training and competing as a gymnast. It was only after high school that he got his first taste of weight training, using it as a way to stay in shape while he performed for a short time as a professional wrestler. CrossFit grabbed Lee's attention in February 2013 and never let go.

It was only through CrossFit that he discovered his true passion of Olympic Weightlifting. Lee has qualified for the 2015 USAW American Open and plans to continue competing at a national level.

"Nothing brings me greater joy than coaching an athlete to do something that didn't seem possible to them. Sometimes the smallest change in movement is all it takes to yield the result they are looking for and I always strive to find these changes. Working with our members day to day and seeing the progress they continue to make is a truly amazing experience"

Contact: lee@crossfitokc.com

Kelsey Duncan


 Trainer

CrossFit Level 1

Kelsey is from Edmond. She spent most of her life in the pool, competitively swimming since the age of 5. After she graduated high school, she attended Florida Southern College to swim for four years. Following her graduation from college, Kelsey began to compete in 5K and distance races. She tried CrossFit in the Spring of 2012 and quickly quit distance running.

"CrossFit is my way to still compete. I had been swimming so long, I never really learned how to workout by myself. Having like-minded friends around me to help me reach my fitness goals is just what I needed. This is the best gym in the world and I love being a part of it."

Contact:  kelsey@crossfitokc.com

Travis Strum 

Trainer

CrossFit Level 1

Travis is from Washington and lived in Central America for 8 years prior to residing in Piedmont, Oklahoma, for the past 15 years. During his time in Oklahoma, Travis received his Associates in Medical Sciences and has worked in emergency medicine for five years, where he achieved the TCB award from the Board of Morningstar Physicians for his hard work. He has been active his whole life; in high school, his uncle got him into weight training, which sparked his interest in fitness.

Before CrossFit, he ran long distance and has completed the Oklahoma City Memorial half marathon. After two years of training and competing under the CrossFit methodology, Travis tested for his L1 cert and is now coaching to not only better himself as an athlete, but also to help inspire others to better themselves. Currently he is studying to get his RN license as well as training to make it to the CrossFit Games Regionals. Travis considers the athletes at CrossFit OKC like family, and he loves spending most of his time there.

Joey Marking


Trainer 

CrossFit Level 1 

Joey has been a member of CrossFit OKC since March of 2012. He was a member of the 2013 CFOKC Regional Team and is a former weightlifting state champion (2012, 69k).

Joey is most proud of his two beautiful children, Ethan and Sarah, and his 10 year marriage to his unbelievably supportive wife, Jessica.

Erica Pepper


Trainer

CrossFit Level 1 

Erica has traveled from Oklahoma to Arkansas to Kansas and has finally found her home back in Edmond. She has spent the majority of her life in fitness as a martial artist. She is a World Champion Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and has enjoyed the added strength and stamina she has gained from CrossFit.

Being able to coach at CrossFit OKC is a continuation of doing what she loves; instructing and coaching keeps her living out her passions every day.

Erica's son, Elias, is her motivation to teach children and adults the importance of strength of body and mind.

"CrossFit empowers individuals," Erica said. "No matter your background, CrossFit give you the confidence and ability to shatter anything holding you back from your goals."

 

Stephanie Bui


Trainer 

CrossFit Level 1 

Stephanie grew up in Yukon and graduated from the University of Oklahoma. She started CrossFit in 2013 and loved it from the start. Stephanie began coaching the CFOKC kids program in 2015, along with fellow kids' coach Shelly Utsch.

Along with CrossFit, Stephanie trains in Tae Kwon Do and received her black belt in June of 2015.

Stephanie loves spending time with her two children, Ethan and Amy. She and her son have trained in martial arts together for four years. Stephanie and her daughter enjoy practicing yoga together during the Saturday yoga class at CFOKC.

"Crossfit has pushed me to do things I would never have imagined myself doing," said Stephanie. "From that first OnRamp class to competing and now coaching the kids' program. Watching children make strides in their fitness and in self confidence has been the most rewarding part of coaching. I love it!"

Ginny King

Owner/Trainer

CrossFit Level 1

CrossFit Level 2

USAW Sports Performance Coach

Ginny grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma. She is a graduate of Edmond Memorial High School (class of 2000) and went on to play softball at Oklahoma Christian University (2001 to 2004). While there, Ginny was an All Conference and All Region athlete along with Academic All American honors. She was a four year starter in the outfield and graduated with a degree in Marketing. Ginny completed her MBA at Oklahoma Christian University in 2005. 

Ginny found CrossFit in 2008 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While a member at CrossFit Jenks, she developed a passion for coaching and competing. Ginny coached On Ramp classes at CrossFit Jenks before moving back to Oklahoma City. She is a five time individual CrossFit regional athlete (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013) placing as high as fourth in the North Central Regional in 2012 and 2013. She was a member of the 2015 CrossFit OKC regional team as well. 

Ginny began coaching at CrossFit OKC in 2011 and become the Director of Training in 2012. Ginny's true passion is watching her athletes excel and accomplish their goals. Ginny bought CrossFit OKC in May 2016. Ginny's door is always open. She loves to talk to her members about their lives, goals and anything else that is one their mind! 

Ginny is the mother to sweet Stella. You will find Stella jumping off boxes or swinging on bars in between class. CrossFit OKC is truly a second home to it's members and Ginny hopes you will come by for a visit and consider joining the family! 

Contact: ginny@crossfitokc.com