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Coaches

John M. Bryant, Founder and Head Coach

John is a lifelong endurance athlete who tried CrossFit in early 2010, and was hooked immediately. Having never recovered from the endurance bug, however, he has used CrossFit to complete the Twin Cities Marathon (twice) and expand his bicycle racing to include the muddy joys of cyclocross.

He is a licensed attorney and served for six years in the United States Marine Corps.  He is excited to help you discover and achieve your health and fitness goals.

John is available at john@crossfitslipstream.com

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1

  • CrossFit Level 2

  • CrossFit Endurance

  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance

  • USA Cycling Level 3

  • Pose® Running Technique Specialist

  • Russian Kettlebell Certification, Dragon Door RKC I

  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Level I

  • Red Cross CPR/AED, First Aid

Susan Lang, Director of Operations

Susan has been providing CrossFit membership support and athlete guidance for over 3 years.  She has 20 years of management and leadership experience.  Susan enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.  Her favorite lift is the Clean & Jerk (split) and workouts with multiple movements.  She is excited to be a part of your health and fitness journey!

Susan is available at susan@crossfitslipstream.com.

Mike Bofferding, Coach/Trainer

Mike has been involved in sports his entire life and a multi-sport athlete in high school with Football and Track. Played college Football at SCSU and started doing CrossFit on his own right out of high school. He has done combat sports on and off his whole life as well with different martial arts as a hobby. Mike has used CrossFit to enable him to tackle not only the sports he is seasoned in but to also develop competency in new activities and challenges. He is a big proponent of working on weaknesses and not focusing too much on strengths to be a well rounded athlete and coach. Mike didn’t start with a gym until a couple years ago and chose us back in 2014. He is passionate about the community and has his CrossFit level 1 certification.

Mike works as an IT network administrator during the day, and can be found at the box coaching, doing the WOD with you, or some other physical activity almost every day of the week.

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1

  • Red Cross CPR/AED, First Aid

Jay Alexander, Coach/Trainer

Growing up in an active family, Jay developed a passion for fitness at a young age as a way to improve athletic performance. He received his 200-hour yoga teacher certification in August of 2015, and has been teaching power yoga since January of 2016. Jay recently completed an Internship at CrossFit Slipstream and is now a part-time CrossFit and Mobility Coach. 

Jay is a student at the University of Minnesota studying Kinesiology, with the goal of attending physical therapy school upon graduation.

Jay is available at jay@crossfitslipstream.com

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1

  • RYT 200

  • Red Cross CPR/AED, First Aid

Jasmine Gerritsen, Coach/Trainer

Jasmine is a bit of a sports fiend and doesn’t ever recall a time in her life when she wasn’t active. Jasmine played basketball for 14 years, four of which she played in high school while also doing track and field.  She was exposed to CrossFit training by a hip athletic trainer in high school, who then graciously adopted Jasmine as a mentee. Thereafter, Jasmine used CrossFit training to help her achieve a Black Belt in Shorin-Ryu Karate (Kickboxing), and has since taught that for about 6 years. Although Jasmine prefers explosive sports and movements, she has had her fair share of endurance training, as she has ran multiple half marathons and even ran cross country for her college. Jasmine believes CrossFit gave her a well-balanced athletic skill set that enabled her to successfully pursue other athletic interests. 

Jasmine just received her secondary teaching license in English and English as a Second Language (ESL), but has since decided that the teacher-in-school-life just isn’t for her. Now she has set her sights on becoming a full-time fitness instructor and wants to learn as much as possible about training and exercising. 

Jasmine is available at jasmine@crossfitslipstream.com

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1

  • First Don in Shorin Ryu Karate (Kickboxing)

  • Lifeguard CPR/AED, First Aid

Paul Reiland, Intern

Paul is a Father and Husband to an Awesome family. He has always been very active,  starting his journey as a competitive gymnast. He was a Sponsored in-line skater and snowboarder through high school. Paul is also an avid mountain biker. He has weight trained on and off throughout his life and has always plateaued. When he was introduced to CrossFit he was instantly hooked. With proper coaching and programming he is the fittest now than he has ever been, and looks forward to training every week. 

CrossFit helps him be the best version of himself. It has had such a positive impact on his life, that he now wants to share the knowledge with others to become the best versions of themselves.

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1

  • Red Cross CPR/AED, First Aid

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