Our Leaders

Melinda Schultze

Co-Owner and Operator.
Certifications: 
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Functional Training for Adaptive Athletes Certification
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy, OTR/L
Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner, CKTP
LSVT BIG Certified Clinician
Physical Agent Modalities Certification

 

Day job outside of BAM Coach: Occupational Therapist at Hillcrest Health and Rehab Services.

 

How I got started in CrossFit/Olympic Lifting: It was the only group class offered in my hometown outside of aerobics. I decided to give it a shot; it took about a month and I was hooked!

 

Greatest achievement in the gym: Stringing together 10 unbroken strict pull-ups.

 

Favorite cheat meal: Cheat snack are Poptarts and watermelon Sour Patch Kids
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Angie Long

Co-Owner and Operator.
Certifications:
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
ACE Personal Training
Previous coaching certs in cycling, Les Mills programs

Day job outside of BAM Coach: Sr Administrative Assistant with NAU Country

How I got started in CrossFit/Olympic Lifting: I began CrossFit with a Groupon. I loved the challenge and the opportunities to learn new skills and discovered that I too, am an athlete.

Greatest achievement in the gym: Previous qualification for individual at the Granite Games.

Favorite cheat mealIt’s all about the sweet potato fries! and chocolate of course.
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Ant Hernandez

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer.
Certifications:
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
Osteoblast “Strength and Conditioning for Bone Health”
Speedblast “Speed, Agility and Quickness in Linear and Sports Specific Speed/ Fitness Development”
Soccerblast “Soccer Conditioning Specialist (SCS)”
Kettle Bell
Suspension/Strap Certification

Day job outside of BAM Coach:
Personal trainer

 

How I got started in CrossFit/Olympic Lifting: After graduating college in December of 2016, I ended up starting CrossFit by accident. I went in for a free trial workout without being committed to becoming a CrossFitter. Once the workout was over, I knew that becoming part of this community would change me for the better. Not only did I start the workouts, but I also started an internship to become a coach; you could say I drank the kool-aid!

Greatest achievement in the gym: 
My greatest achievement in the gym is consistently building my confidence and mental toughness, which has many spill over effects.

Favorite cheat meal:
My favorite cheat meal would consist of something in alignment with Pizza and Fries!!! Not much of a sweet tooth, but fried foods speak to me!
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Christine Miller

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer.
Certifications:
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

Day job outside of BAM Coach:
Sr Billing Analyst for a media company

How I got started in CrossFit/Olympic Lifting:
A friend of mine suggested I join him so I tried it out and loved it!

Greatest achievement in the gym:
190# hang clean

Favorite cheat meal: 
Birria tacos
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Elizabeth Arndt

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.
Certifications: 
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
StrongFirst Elite Instructor (SFG I and II Kettlebell, SFB Bodyweight, SFL Barbell)
USAW Level 1 Coach
Original Strength Certified Coach
Flexible Steel Level 1 Instructor
FMS Level 1
CrossFit Powerlifting

 

Day job outside of BAM Coach: Director R&D for PHM Brands, a food company headquartered in Denver, CO. My work includes formulating new foods, calculating nutrition and supplement facts panels and providing technical and regulatory support.

 

How I got started in CrossFit/Olympic Lifting: I read an article on CrossFit in a women’s fitness magazine and thought it sounded like an amazing challenge.

 

Greatest achievement in the gym: Deadlifting 310 lb and being able to do strict pull-ups.

 

Favorite cheat meal: I like to think of certain foods and/or meals as “fun” rather than cheating. Some of my favorite fun foods are dark chocolate, brownies, ice cream and chips!
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Sheri Fisher

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.
Certifications: CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Day job outside of BAM Coach: I dispatch service technicians for a fire alarm and sprinkler company.

How I got started in CrossFit/Olympic Lifting:  I started CrossFit to lose weight and I did but it quickly became about more than that. I enjoy lifting heavy things and doing things not a lot of people can or will put themselves through.

Greatest achievement in the gym: 
Either my 375 lb deadlift or the first time I completed Murph solo.

Favorite cheat meal:
Steak, loaded bake potato, and corn on the cob.
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Rookie Scholl

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.
Certifications:
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CPR/AED
Certified Movement and Mobility Specialist

Day job outside of BAM Coach: 
Law enforcement.

How I got started in CrossFit/Olympic Lifting: 
I first started CrossFit when I was in college playing soccer. Our off season strength and conditioning mostly consisted of CrossFit and I knew once I graduated I wanted to continue my fitness journey down this path.

Greatest achievement in the gym: 
My greatest achievement has been the constant improvement in my overall strength. It’s always fun to look back at old videos to see how much you’ve improved!

Favorite cheat meal: 
PIZZA ROLLS in the Air Fryer for that perfect crunch.
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Dylan Ludwick

NASM-CPT
Certifications:
NASM-CPT
CPR/AED

Day job outside of BAM Coach: 
Personal trainer/remote coach.

How I got started in CrossFit/Olympic Lifting: 
I got started in CrossFit as a sort of exploration in fitness.  I had been competing in powerlifting for sometime and wanted to start working on building a career in health and fitness, but wasn’t sure what sort of direction to take.  So I wanted to see what it was all about, and ended up sticking around for the amazing community!

Greatest achievement in the gym:
Probably a 485 lb. deadlift.

Favorite cheat meal:
That’s tough!  I love food and always come at it with the perspective that it’s fuel for training.  So I’d have to say any setting where I can just eat to my heart’s content. 
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