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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



  • 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 5 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 Laninga, Coach/Trainer

After 18 months of being a member at Slipstream, Mike decided he wanted to be a CrossFit coach. 
“Slipstream and the sport of CrossFit has been such a positive influence on my overall health and well-being. Not only did I want to learn more about how the body moves and functions, but I want to help other people reach their goals and become better versions of themselves.”
Mike is a lifelong athlete and was a NCAA D-I track and field sprinter for Ball State University competing in the 400-meter dash. He also coached high school track for two years and helped produce an Illinois state champion in the 800-meter run. 
Outside of the gym, Mike hosts a local podcast, enjoys track workouts, and loves listening to reggae music. 


  • CrossFit Level I

  • Red Cross First Aid CPR/AED

Derek Nutzman, Coach/Trainer

Derek has always lived a pretty active life with sports (football, soccer and baseball). He started CrossFit in the summer of 2018 and fell in love with it. The results of training this way has helped his military career so much and has given him many opportunities in the Army. He enjoys coaching others and helping them achieve their goals. Outside the gym he likes hiking, bonfires and being with friends and family.





  • CrossFit Level I

  • CrossFit Lesson Planning

  • CrossFit Running

  • CrossFit Spot the Flaw

  • CrossFit Scaling Course

  • Red Cross First Aid CPR/AED

Amanda Kulinski, Yoga Instructor


  • RYT230
  • Level II Reiki
  • BFA

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