AMY WIDDIFIELD, Exercise Physiologist
Amy joined the staff of Teays Physical Therapy Center as Director of Fitness Operations in 2018 after moving back to the area from South Carolina. She graduated from Milton High School in 1991 and started her family before deciding to go to Marshall in 2000. A Magna Cum Laude graduate in 2006, Amy obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Adult Fitness/Exercise Physiology. She spent 12 years in the Myrtle Beach area focusing on personal training and beach boot camps. She is happy to be back home in West Virginia.
Amy became an Exercise Physiologist because of her passion for physical fitness for all ages, levels and abilities. She believes the body is the temple and it is important to maintain it through exercise and proper nutrition. She enjoys coaching her clients and strives to build personal relationships by listening to their fitness goals and implementing a program that results in a positive workout experience.
Amy is the mother of three daughters, and a dog which she loves equally. She enjoys gardening, sewing, crafting, and working out as well as spending time with family and friends.
Brad Coleman MS, ATC, CSCS, CF-L1
Brad Coleman, originally from Lost Creek, WV, graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2010 with his Masters Degree in Athletic Training. While at Wesleyan Brad was a four year member of the track and field team throwing the discus, javelin and hammer. During his college career he developed a love for strength training and conditioning and a passion for training others to become the better and healthier athlete.
Shortly after graduation, Brad began working at Teays Physical Therapy Center with the Potential PLUS program where he trained athletes in different sports at all different ages and skill levels. Brad now programs WODS (Workouts of the Day) and coaches for Revved Up Crossfit. He alsoloves to workout with his Crossfit athletes, often jumping into classes to perform the very WODS he creates.
In his spare time he enjoys going to car shows with his classic car, enjoying the outdoors and staying active. He is a member of River Ridge Church volunteering in many areas.
Zach DeWitt, DPT
Zach DeWitt joined Teays Physical Therapy Center and Potential Plus in 2017 after graduating from WVU's Physical Therapy program. He is a full time physical therapist at TPTC. Prior to completing his Doctorate in Physical Therapy, he received his Bachelors in Exercise Physiology and was a NASM certified personal trainer. He is a graduate of Hurricane High School, where he was a part of the State Champion 4x4 team in 2008. He is currently coaching Potential Gainz and assists with Home School Fitness.
Zach is an exercise enthusiast, whose roots were developed and mentored by local powerlifters. He stresses the importance of fundamentally sound and efficient exercises. His main focus is working with high school athletes to help them develop general strength and conditioning during the offseason to prepare them for their respective sports.
Potential Gainz classes are Monday and Wednesday beginning at 5:30pm.
Please contact Zach at 304-757-7293 or E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Ken Martin is a Fleet Manager for Mountaineer gas Company and oversees their equipment statewide. He is a graduate of Nitro High School and has a BA in Business with a concentration in finance from WVSU.
His after-hour’s job is coaching Crossfit at Revved Up. With many years of Crossfit experience, Ken has competed in several local competitions placing at the Coal Games and the WV Crossfit Open. Ken started Crossfit in 2010 and hasn’t looked back. He remembers his first workout: (Fran) 21-15-9 thrusters and pullups @ 95lbs. It was the worse 8 minutes of his life. By the end of the workout he was on the floor in the fetal position trying to breath. Fast forward several years later and his best Fran time is 3:12.
According to Ken, “Crossfit has given me so much confidence, not only in the gym but in life as well. There is nothing that can’t be accomplished if you put your mind and hard work into it.”
In his spare time Ken loves kayaking, fishing, mountain biking, spending time with his niece and nephew and, of course, Crossfitting.
JEFF JARRELL, CF-L1
Jeff Jarrell grew up in South Charleston, WV and attended West Virginia State University. During his college years he ran both track and cross country, lettering in both. Today, he is a financial advisor, working as Senior Partner at JarrellBlack & Company.
Athletics has always played a large role in Jeff’s life. He is passionate about health, wellness and nutrition and is a good role model for our members who have physical impairments and want to stay active. Jeff is a founding member of Revved Up and his passion for crossfit is quite evident when you participate in one of his classes. Occasionally, You may see him in the gym in his 70’s disco attire.
Jeff loves coaching and helping others achieve their fitness goals and objectives. He approaches coaching the way he approaches life…with optimism and enthusiasm!
Jeff is a CrossFit Level-1 trainer.
Luke Nelson is a graduate of Marshall University with a bachelors degree in Health Sciences. He plans to continue his education to pursue his goal of becoming a Physical Therapist. Luke is a Revved Up instructor who uses his Crossfit, fitness and physical therapy experience to inspire individuals of all ages to get up and move. He focuses on enhancing mobility and strength to promote a healthy lifestyle. His goal is to teach others the importance of proper mechanics during exercise in a safe and fun environment. Luke enjoys being outdoors participating in various activities; soccer, running and hiking.
DJ NORRIS, CF-L1
DJ is a graduate of West Virginia State University with a BS in Physical Education and works as a Cardiovascular/Metabolic Sales Specialist with Inventiv Healthcare-Janssen Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson. After her first experience with Crossfit she was hooked! She went on to obtain her Level 1 Crossfit Trainer certification. Her drive and passion to learn more about the new found way of working out was a constant determination. She enjoys continually working to advance her knowledge to better assist other individuals in reaching their fitness goals. She is passionate about challenging her athletes to break out of their comfort zone while consistently focusing on form and technique.
DJ enjoys the competitive environment, progression, adaptation, and positive growth that Crossfit provides in her life and joined the Revved Up Crossfit Team in 2015. Seeing others achieve their goals through hard work and determination is the motivation she needs to keep helping others succeed.
DJ believes through her own personal transition that Crossfit can change your life! It can make the weak strong and the strong stronger. She loves working out, weight lifting, hiking, boating, cooking, spending quality time with family and friends and relaxing in the sun on sandy beaches.
JASON PRATT, CF-L2, USAW
From a very young age, I developed a love for a variety of sports including football, soccer and wrestling. I thrived on the competition and grew from the deep bonds that competition formed. Playing college football forced me to train my body and I loved training in a team environment. In college I was a personal trainer and after college I was the Wellness Director at the local YMCA.
Later in my life I was working long hours and floating from gym to gym but the motivation was gone. I was still involved with sports, coaching football on the college level. I heard about Crossfit in 2012, but I was skeptical. I decided to get my CrossFit Level 1 Trainer in order to find new ways to motivate and develop athletes on our team because the school couldn’t afford a full time strength coach. I still remember the workout we did at the certification. It was Fran. I remember laying in the floor thinking I may never be able to get up again. I was sold.
Upon finishing my certification I joined a local CrossFit affiliate. I loved the sense of accomplishment and community that CrossFit provided. I learned skills, made gains and gained friends. As a coach I love being a part of the other members’ journey toward self-accomplishment and the confidence that results bring. It keeps me motivated and is very rewarding to help provide the other members of the community the best experience possible.
CINDY W. SKILES, PT,Cert. MDT,CF-L1
Cindy W. Skiles was the founder of Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. (TPTC) which opened its doors in 1990. Under her direction, TPTC opened a second facility in St. Albans in 1996 and started Potential Plus in 2000. A Summa Cum Laude graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy, Cindy’s post- graduate education focuses on functional training for industrial, orthopedic and sports-related injuries, courses regarding the business aspect of the rehabilitation industry and fitness. She is credentialed in the McKenzie Method for mechanical diagnosis and therapy of lumbar and cervical pain, certified in Graston Manual Therapy Technique, LSVT BIG for treatment and management of Parkinson’s symptoms, and has a Level 1 Certificate to coach CrossFit. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the West Virginia Chapter of APTA. Cindy has spent most of her career working in the private practice sector. A native of Kanawha County and graduate of Dupont High School, Cindy has called Hurricane home since 1988. Becoming more knowledgeable about life-long fitness and nutrition has not only made her healthier, but a better physical therapist. Obtaining her Level 1 CrossFit certificate was a major accomplishment and an awesome learning experience.
Cindy is married to Scott and together they have three children, Seth, Jonah andKailee. She loves music, the outdoors, life-long learning, traveling, and spending quality time with her family. She strives to maintain a balance between the physical, mental and spiritual sides of her life.
KENDRA WALLACE, MA, BED, CF-L1
Kendra Wallace joined Teays Physical Therapy Center in 2014. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina in Spartanburg, SC and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education with a concentration in Exercise Science. She also has a Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling :Addictions and Recovery from Liberty University. Kendra currently holds her CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.
Kendra is an instructor for our Revved Up Fitness class, and works as the Director of Sports and Training for Special Olympics WV. Kendra fell in love with sports at a young age and enjoyed participating in Potential PLUS and personal training at TPTC while a student athlete in high school. As a former college athlete, Kendra is passionate about helping others achieve their overall fitness goals as a part of the TPTC team. Kendra enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as working out to stay fit and shooting basketball in her spare time
Rebekah Warrington, ATC, PES
Bekah Warrington joined the staff of Teays Physical Therapy Center in 2017 She graduated Magna Cum Laude in an accelerated program with a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from the University of Charleston. While attending the University of Charleston, Bekah played on scholarship with the women’s soccer team.
Playing soccer at UC inspired Bekah to become an athletic trainer. Her special interests include the treatment of sports related injuries as well as the performance enhancement attributes that coincide with being an athlete. She is credentialed as a Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and really enjoys this aspect of athletic rehabilitation. The physical therapy setting has been rewarding in allowing her to assist people in reaching their ultimate goals on and off the playing field.
Steve Woomer, CF-L1
Steve was born and raised in Charleston, WV and attended WV Wesleyan College and Marshall University. By day he is a partner in Woomer, Nistendirk & Associates, PLLC, a CPA firm in Charleston.
His passion for CrossFit started slowly, but grew quickly once he entered his first competition in Clarksburg, WV. He has been hooked ever since. He has qualified for, and placed, in the 50 and over division in the WV Open and in 2017 he was first in WV in the CrossFit Open workouts (in the 55+ division).
Steve is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer. He is our most mature coach (i.e. oldest), but he is still driven to learn new things and become a better athlete and coach. He has an insatiable desire to learn more efficient and improved ways to perform and teach movements, lifts and skills and is constantly reading, studying and researching, whether it be nutrition, gymnastics, programming or lifting. He believes that CrossFit is a great program for all ages, from teenager to senior citizen, and it can lead to a more productive, happier and healthier life.
Steve teaches some early morning classes and evening classes and is the lead instructor for our Sunday Gymnastics/Metcon class. His goal is to help our members become healthy and fit individuals and better athletes.
TIM (T.J.) YOUNG, CF-L2
T.J. Young is a retired US Army Master Sergeant with over 29 years of service. He obtained his CrossFit Level II certificate in 2017. Additionally, he has certificates in CrossFit Anatomy and Scaling. TJ established the first Military CrossFit Affiliate in WV and trained Soldiers, Airmen and their spouses for the last six years he was in uniform.
Football, Track, Cross Country and an AAU National Champion in Karate kept TJ involved in athletics throughout his life. He was a member of the USA Junior National Karate Team where he won a gold medal in the Tokyo Goodwill Games. T.J has experimented with other fitness programs with modest results. After being exposed to CrossFit through fellow service members, he found his niche. With CrossFit and understanding the value of nutrition, he found himself in the best shape of his life at age 42.
TJ sees his primary job as a Cross Fit Trainer is to teach people to move better. By moving better, quality of life improves and illness and injury are minimized. TJ explains something he calls the "CF Epiphany". “Often times CrossFit Athletes become discouraged with making gains and obtaining goals too slowly. I counsel them to look for those difficult life tasks in which one often struggles. That's when the Epiphany occurs. Athletes then realize how the work they do in the box has truly improved their lives where it counts.”