Our main focus is to meet you where you are at. There are different levels of fitness and nutrition. It is our goal to assess and know where you are and then provide realistic action steps. We focus on the process not the end goal for best results.
Kim has had a passion for health and fitness from a young age. After having 2 boys(16 months apart), she became a stay at home mom who desperately wanted to feel fit and strong again. She tried so very hard to workout at home. It was more like a jungle gym for the kids! She soon pursued becoming a fitness instructor at the age of 24 and never looked back. She learned everything she could about fitness, nutrition, and business. She had big dreams of opening her own personal training studio. After managing a health club for 7 years, she opened CFU in 2011. She had no idea it would turn out better than she ever imagined. She feels humbled & blessed to do what she loves everyday surrounded by like-minded people. She loves to encourage people but it’s her coaches and members who inspire her the most and make her want to be a better person. Now she is a mom of 4 boys and she knows how important healthy habits are for a good quality of life. Her passion is to not only inspire people to start a fitness journey but to educate and encourage good nutrition and habits that lead us to the best versions of ourselves. Kim enjoys teaching FitTribe classes, coaching CrossFit, working out, and being a mom to her boys and members. She promises to continue educating herself, her coaches, and to always strive for excellence. She may be a little biased but she believes she has the best team in the world!!
“ you will either pay the price of discipline or feel the pain of regret, either way: you pay”
As the front desk girl/coach, Cacey’s goals are to be a friendly face to everyone walking in and to always encourage members to be the best that they can be. A couple of her favorite things about coaching is watching members overcome things that they never thought were possible, and seeing them cheer each other on. Cacey has been a member for four years, and has been a coach for two of them. When she is not at crossfit she is at home spending time with her family. As a mother of three, crossfit helps her keep up with her kids and also gives her a little time to herself.
As a Coach and Manager, Cassie is a familiar face around the box! She has been a member of our CrossFit family since 2014. When Cassie realized this was a passion of hers, she made a leap of faith and obtained her CF L1 in 2014 and has been a part of our team ever since. Not long after finding her love for rowing and finally obtained her CrossFit Rowing certification in April of 2017. Cassie will be the first to tell, “it’s been a journey” as there is no straight line but instead a roller coaster, but it is a ride worth taking! While continuing her health and fitness journey, you can be sure that she will be your biggest cheerleader as you start or continue your own! As a wife and mother of two energetic boys she gets it! She gets the tug a war between doing for others and doing for yourself!
While not at the box, Cassie enjoys spending time with her family and friends and has found a newfound love for tinkering with her plants. Her favorite vacation spot is the beach. Any beach. Bring her to the beach!
Renee has been coaching CrossFit classes with CrossFit Unlimited since 2014 when she obtained her CF L1. She obtained her Crossfit Kids certification in March of 2015 and has since coached summer camps each year. Shortly after she obtained the Crossfit Mobility certification in May 2015. She then obtained her Crossfit Rowing certification in April 2017. She obtained her CF L2 in November 2019 and helps with programming for rowing classes and CrossFit workouts. Renee enjoys helping clients reach their goals whether it’s a new PR or dialing in their nutrition for overall wellness. When she isn’t coaching classes or nutrition, she’s busy with her full time job as a Social Worker and running after her two busy daughters.
I joined crossfit on Nov. 1st 2013. I was instantly hooked. How could this 10 minute workout bring so much exhaustion?! I had to learn/know more. I was pre-diabetic at the age 28, 268lbs, and on my way to being on insulin. After 6yrs, I have lost and kept off 110lbs and am living a completely different lifestyle.
I decided to become a coach simply because of the motivation I had received myself from my coaches at Unlimited Athletics. I wanted to help bring consistency, knowledge, and most of all FUN into our members daily workouts.
I absolutely love watching the small victories as a coach. Someone’s first sit-up or squat. Non-gym victories such as tying your shoes or getting to run and play with their children/grandchildren.
Outside of the gym, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Ben, and our 3 children. Any type of outdoor activity/adventure will always peak my interest.
Favorite quote: “I never lose. I either win or I learn.” -Nelson Mandela
Keli has been a fitness instructor for 15 plus years and a Crossfit coach for 7 years. She is passionate about health and fitness and the success of each person that walks through the doors of CrossFit Unlimited. Keli has been with Kim since the conception of CrossFit Unlimited and is dedicated to seeing the community grow to reach those wanting to improve their health and well-being. It’s a family affair when it comes to fitness as her husband is also a coach and her son works out with them, as well.
Some of Keli’s favorite activities are running, cooking and hanging out with friends and, of course, working out at CrossFit Unlimited.
I started CF in 2011. CF cert 1 trainer (currently expired). I like working out with new people, and I hate rest days..
Chris has been a member since 2011 and has been with CFU since day one. He has been active in fitness since his teenage years. He loves working out especially with his friends. He became a level 1 Crossfit coach 8 years ago so he could learn more about helping others achieve their fitness goals. Chris is in charge of our bro club at the gym, making sure all the boys are working hard.
Les Mills Certified Coach-RPM
Head FitTribe Coach
My fitness journey began a few years back when I decided I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. All my life I’ve been the overweight kid, constantly struggling with my weight. I was not an athlete by any means. As an adult I found myself one day in my mid-thirties, overweight, on blood pressure and cholesterol medicine, and leading a sedentary life full of bad habits. My doctor basically told me it was time for a change. I answered an ad for CrossFit Bootcamp and it completely changed my life. I found myself doing things I had never done in my entire life-pullups, running, weights-and I enjoyed it!!!!! I lost weight and inches, got stronger, faster, and healthier, and made some of the best friends of my life.
I saw first hand what regular exercise and a healthy diet can do. Today it has become my lifestyle; it has changed my outlook on life and made me a better person.
When I’m coaching at the gym I hope I can do the same for our members, teaching them that exercise is not a chore but a choice. A choice that can change (and save) your life. You totally get what you work for. I enjoy seeing members grow each and every day. They learn it’s not just about losing weight but becoming stronger-both physically and mentally. We become a family, encouraging each other along the way, holding one another accountable, and motivating each other to be the best version of ourselves. We become One Tribe!
Hobbies-running, reading, sports (especially football), and spending time with my family Favorite quote-“It always seems impossible until it’s done”
Jeff has been a certified CrossFit coach for 8 years and Physical Therapist for 20 years. Jeff has been a long time enthusiast for human movement, sports performance, ergonomics/ biomechanics, and health. He possesses a hunger for education, often attending seminars and continuing education classes to gain knowledge in both areas of CrossFit and Physical Therapy. Jeff also has a passion for coaching and teaching. When he isn’t found at the CFU, you can usually find him coaching youth sports or mentoring physical therapy students as a clinical Instructor.
Favorite quote: “ The ultimate test of your knowledge is your ability to convey it to another. If you can not explain something in simple terms, you don’t understand it yourself. If you want to master something, teach it. Teaching is the best tool for learning” – Richard Feynman
LesMills Sprint Advanced Instructor
LesMills RPM instructor
Master’s degree in Educational Leadership
Co-owner of Breakthroughs Etc
As a leader, Sheila strives to encourage fellow coaches and athletes to be the best version of themselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Teaching and coaching have been her passion for over 25 years, and she brings an energy that’s contagious. Encouraging others to find their why, she leaves every athlete with a challenge or something to think about walking out the door. For Sheila, her why is to be able to say yes when opportunities come her way, knowing that she’s ready for any challenge. In the gym, her favorite classes are Monday evenings team teaching with Millie on the bike and Wednesday morning row class. Fitness has been an integral part of the Reed household. Her husband Ralph is a marathoner and track coach (loves the back corner of cycling classes) and all four of their children have been actively involved in fitness since a young age.
Outside of the gym, you’ll find her life coaching youth and serving others…adventure is her game!
Favorite words: Serve others…Make a difference….Connect…Better together…Shine bright…Ride shotgun…God gets the glory
T.J. has always had a passion for health and fitness. As a child he would stretch with his mother and workout with his father’s gym equipment around the home. He played multiple sports from an early age; including baseball, football, basketball and track through high school. Soon after leaving college his athletic abilities began to decline and so did the shape of his body. With no extracurricular activities besides work he was losing control of his health. For the next few years, he would spend time in the gym doing and trying different types of workouts. He scribed to several health and fitness magazines to help guide him. It would vary from body building type workouts to doing only cardio and then trying interval training. Nothing seemed to get him the results that he wanted. He became bored and felt as if he wasn’t living up to my potential.
“I heard about CrossFit. I researched it, read about it, watched videos and then thought I would give it a shot. The first time that I tried it, I thought that I was in shape. Well, it was a gut check. I fell in love instantly. It was different from everything else and that’s what kept me so interested.”
He became a student of the sport, studying everything about it to be the best he could. He was invited to help coach the Eunice boot camps in early 2015. His passion for helping others is what motivates him every day while coaching a class.
“The feeling I get while seeing people push themselves past their comfort zone and do something, they never thought that they would be able to do compared to nothing else. When people reach the goal they have set for themselves it gives them a sense of accomplishment and self-worth in both their mental and physical abilities. That not only adds to their quality of life but adds to mine as well. It is something I love, and I feel very lucky that I was given the opportunity to coach and do something I’m so passionate about. I now feel like I’m living up to my potential and that my calling is to coach and inspire others to be better, not just in fitness but to be better at life.”
Outside of coaching he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter gardening around their home. He likes outdoor adventuring in his Jeep, canoe, bike or just walking a trail. I just love to be around nature and to keep moving.
Certified Les Mills BodyFlow instructor Certified Les Mills BodyPump instructor*
Renée has been an active member of CrossFit Unlimited for five years, participating in both CrossFit WODs and FitTribe classes. She certified in BodyFlow in January 2020 and is currently working on certification for BodyPump.*
In addition to CrossFit and FitTribe classes, Renée enjoys running distance races and has completed two half marathons. She also enjoys competing in Spartan races with her husband, Danny.
Lindsey is a certified trainer for Les Mills in BodyCombat and BodyFlow. She has been teaching BodyCombat since 2017 and BodyFlow since 2019. She loves seeing members reach their goals and make it through a tough workout with a sense of accomplishment. Outside of the gym she likes spending time with her family and friends, serving at her church, gardening and traveling.
Brook first started group fitness in 2004 and fell in love with it. She began her certification as Les Mills instructor in 2006 till 2012.
After growing her family she started her passion again for Body Pump and got recertified in 2016. Brook loves the strength and
determination of her “Tribe members”. Our group fitness ” Tribe members” are the power behind every instructor at CFU Jennings.
Brook finds that her “Tribe” gives her the strength to push through all experiences, because together we finish stronger..
Brooks’ other passion is her family and home life. Brook has a loving hard working husband and 3 wonderful boys.
Brook has been a full time CCT Paramedic with Acadian Ambulance since 2003. Brook strives to remain strong and fit to be able to
perform well in the field.
Growing up autumn was always active in gymnastics, cheerleading, track and dance. With those activities come great flexibility and strength. Fast forward to 2014, with 2 babies 14 months apart, flexibility and strength were a thing of the past. Until CrossFit. Consistency brought great gains even through more pregnancy. Now 4 babies later, CrossFit and fit tribe classes like body pump, body flow and body combat have brought back that strength, flexibility and endurance. Autumn especially fell in love with body Flow and wanted to bring the solidity and ease of yoga, Pilates and tai chi to others.
Autumn’s favorite quote: “Fuel your body, challenge your body, move your body, most of all, love your body”
BodyPump Instructor Certification 2019
BodyPump Advanced Training Certification 2020
When Brianne started Group Fitness in 2016, she very quickly fell in love with all of the Les Mills programs offered at CrossFit Unlimited Jennings. She never imagined that a few short years later she’d become an instructor. Brianne loves helping members meet their fitness goals in any and every way possible.
Brianne lives in Hathaway with her husband and three daughters. Outside of the gym, Brianne is a stay at home mom and enjoys volunteering at her church.
Brianne’s favorite quote: “Is it hard? Yes. But it’s easier than starting over.
LesMills Bodypump instructor
LesMills Sprint Instructor
Les Mills RPM instructor
Co-owner of Breakthroughs Etc.
Stephanie brings a unique, fun experience to her classes that motivates and inspires members. Her dedication to each member is evident in her interaction on a one one basis. She brings stories to life that both challenge and entertain athletes to take the next step in their journey. She brings hope and laughter to the hopeless, and strives to be a change agent. Stephanie is passionate about instructing and has been a huge influence in encouraging those she sees potential in to become instructors. She’s mentored many and continues to lead the way at year 40 of instructing!
Quote: ‘Don’t live for your presence to be noticed, but live so your absence is felt.’
Jen joined CrossFit Unlimited Jennings 6 years ago. She loved fitness and CrossFit even more. She wanted to coach to help people be more confident about their fitness. Her favorite thing about coaching is watching people do things they never thought they could. She has a one of a kind firmness in her voice that makes you work hard. You can find Jen coaching our evening bootcamp classes.
Her hobbies are spending time with family, CrossFit, and fishing.
CrossFit Level 1
AFAA Group Fitness Certified
AFAA Personal Training Certified
Sports Nutrition Certified
Schwinn Cyclist Instructor
Les Mills Certified BODYPUMP & BODYCOMBAT
Amber has been working in the Fitness industry for over 16 years. She gains great satisfaction and joy in promoting fitness of ALL levels and appealing to all individuals regardless of what background they may have in movement and helping them reach their personal fitness goals. Although Amber loves many different modals of fitness and sees the importance of the varied aspects of them, her absolute passion is in our FitTribe. This is where she aspires to truly motivate and create an enjoyable, inspirational environment. She truly believes that if we can reach and inspire someone in their heart at their deepest level emotionally then the physical health results are sure to follow. This is evident in one of her favorite quotes:
“You can change who you are by changing what you put into your mind” ~Zig Zigler
Joe has been active in sports since the age of 14. He has competed in many sports such as baseball, football, track / field, and weight lifting. His goal is to help others be the best version of themselves mentally and physically. Joe’s passion is to influence our youth, even if he’s training their parents. That way the parents are setting the tempo of health and fitness in the home. He has been a Unlimited Athletics member since 2014 and part of the coaching staff since 2016 specializing in Olympic lifting.
Cherie has been a Unlimited Athletics member since 2014 and on the coaching staff since 2016. After being part of the community for 2 years, she was encouraged to become a coach to enable members to set and meet their goals just like she did. Goals that they may never have thought possible. Cherie’s goal is to help members see their goals through to the end. Cherie developed a passion for sports and fitness at a young age. That passion has grown into a burden to be healthy for her kids as she co-leads her household as an active family.
Dalton Schexneider is Unlimited Athletics’s resident Rockstar coach. You can usually find him on a rower or setting up a class playlist with all the greatest, and sometimes loudest hits. Dalton enrolled in his first Crossfit bootcamp class in 2015. As an avid runner, it was not long after that he realized his time in CrossFit was improving his race times and overall fitness. Dalton soon began excelling in rowing and has entered several endurance competitions over the years.
As a coach, Dalton enjoys sharing his love of CrossFit with those around him, always with a mix of humor- making for a great class! Outside of the gym, Dalton is our locally famous former lead singer of the band Reaper. He also enjoys bicycling, and running and all things cardio.
Favorite Quote: “You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.”
Desi began taking Crossfit classes in 2014 when she realized working out on her own just wasn’t cutting it. It was not long after that she realized CrossFit was more than just a workout. Throughout her life, she enjoyed being around a community and team atmosphere; which she found in Crossfit. Helping others achieve goals, pushing through workouts together and accomplishing new feats are a few of her favorite things about coaching fellow Crossfitters. Outside of the gym, Desi has focused her career on bringing positive outcomes to the juvenile justice system through rehabilitation programs and community leadership.
Quote: I hear them saying, “You’ll never change things. And no matter what you do it’s still the same thing.” But it’s not the world that I am changing. I do this so this world will know that it will not change me. -Garth Brooks
I am Myra Guidry. I began CrossFit 6 years ago because I was over weight and wanted to become fit, little did I know I’d fall in love and gain a family. I began training to become a coach about a year ago. I am a junior high math teacher at Lake Arthur High school. I have been teaching for 8 years. My hobbies are running, reading, and spending time with family.
As a coach at CrossFit Unlimited Jennings, Devin’s goal is to ensure that everyone enjoys their experience at the box as much as possible and that they acquire the skills to move safely, effectively and efficiently before leaving our box. Devin has been doing CrossFit for 4 years and is currently enrolled at McNeese University and is on track to major in Health and Human Performance with a focus in Pre-Physical Therapy.
Devin’s favorite activities include CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting, playing tennis, and being a food, music and movie enthusiast
“There is no such thing as ‘firming’ or toning’. There is only stronger and weaker.” – Mark Rippetoe
As a coach at CrossFit Unlimited Jennings, Joel’s goal is to provide positive and challenging environments promoting health, fitness, well-being and community while ensuring that all fitness goals are met. Joel has been doing CrossFit for 8 years. He is the owner and practicing physician at Advanced Sports Injury & Spinal Care located in Jennings, LA.
During Joel’s free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and their 2 children, doing Crossfit, flying and participating in anything competitive.
“Tough times don’t last. Tough people do. I preach that, and I guess you have to live to it.” Julian Edelman
Amy Romero 42 yrs old, wife, mother of 3, level 1 CrossFit coach…. seven years ago as she was struggling with back pain a friend of mine asked me to join a CrossFit class with her and She fell in love! It was hard but she loved the challenge and the changes she saw happening in her life…physically, mentally, and spiritually. She has been coaching for 5 years and really enjoys helping others come together as a community of people to take charge of their physical health.
Emme has been crossfitting about as long as she can remember. She started in 7th grade and hasn’t stopped since.
She wanted to be a coach to help other people achieve their goals and motivate them just as she has been throughout her years and still to this day. It makes her so happy to see other people hit a new PR, or finally get that movement they’ve been working on!
Her hobbies include crossfit and hanging out with my friends!
Fitness has been a lifelong passion for Megan. Growing up watching her Dad body-build inspired her love for it! She’s been involved with Les Mills and CrossFit for a total of ten years. It has kept her strong and energetic while raising four children. She is now certified a Body Pump and Body Flow instructor. She enjoys every minute of it, and loves watching her members progress!
“Embrace and love your body, use it in every way you can. It is the most amazing thing you will ever own.”
Chelse has been in the fitness industry for about 10 years. She went from working front desk to managing and personal training. Fitness has been in her life since she realized in her teen years that she can control her own health and fitness. She got amazing results and wanted to help others succeed. She has fallen in love with every part of being an instructor. From seeing everyone’s progress & being a part of that journey. I love getting to know them before and after class. Seeing our members succeed in ANY way is a win for me!!
Favorite quote: “ Fitness is not about being better than someone else…. It’s about being better than you used to be”
2017 and 2019 Fittest Teen on Earth
2018 3rd Fittest Teen on Earth
2019 USAW Youth National Lifter
Chloe has been at CrossFit Unlimited for the past two years. She loves working with people and helping others reach their fitness goals. Her favorite part about coaching is seeing athletes grow and progress through hard work and dedication. She has been a competitive CrossFit athlete for 4 years and has won 2 CrossFit world titles. She is also currently competing in USA Weightlifting. Chloe is studying Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Physical Therapy at McNeese University. She is excited to help you improve your health and fitness all while having fun!!
As a coach in training, Mallory’s goal is to help members maintain, or start, a healthy lifestyle and find their hidden strengths, both mentally and physically. Seeing our members grow, transform, find a “home” here, and watching people accomplish their goals and things they never thought possible is her favorite part of coaching. Mallory has always had an interest in health and fitness and truly enjoys helping others discover their love for it too. After having her daughter in 2016, she realized the importance of being healthy and staying active to be around for, and keep up with her growing daughter. She had been a crossfit member for two and a half years when she decided to take the leap to start training to be a coach. She finds her inspiration from all of the members and coaches who show up every single day, good days and bad days and give it their all, with the goal of bettering themselves, FOR themselves.
One of her favorite life quotes she hears often from the head coach and leader, Kim, is “the best is yet to come”.
As a CrossFit coach Tyler has a proclivity for asking his clients for more than they think they are capable of, and the results often surprise both parties. Tyler has been training in CrossFIt for 9 years, and coaching classes for 8 of those years. He began at CrossFit Lafayette in January of 2011 where he was strictly a client for 9 months before completing his Level 1. He worked as an instructor on staff for 4 years as well as working with personal training clients. After completing his bachelor’s degree he relocated to Crowley where he completed his Level 2. His hobbies include most sports, shooting, and working out with his friends.
Former Step Aerobics, kickboxing , and Pilates instructor.
Ellen’s passion lies in living an active lifestyle , She enjoys inspiring others to find the motivation to improve and maintain their fitness levels and celebrate their accomplishments and personal achievements.
She loves teaching members everything she’s learned in all her time and experience spent in gyms.
When I’m not in the gym , I enjoy spending time with my 3 beautiful children, handsome husband , my awesome friends , shopping , laughing ,and house projects.
My name is Mandy Martin and I am 44 years old. Happily married to Brian and we have two college aged children, Annsley and Brother. I graduated from USL in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in Vocational Home Economics Education. Since then, I’ve dedicated my life to teaching and caring for young children.
I joined CrossFit a little over six years ago and haven’t looked back. I’m a faithful 5am’er and look forward to starting my day at the box and helping others become stronger mind, body and soul. Seeing an athlete get a PR or learn how to do a pull-up makes my heart happy. I love being their biggest cheerleader at the box!
My greatest joy is watching my children grow and thrive and become who God intended them to be. Annsley is a crossfitter and seeing her become a strong, independent young woman makes this mom very proud. There is nothing she can’t do thanks to CrossFit! Brother is one of the brightest up and coming anglers on the collegiate fishing circuit. I love cheering him on at weigh-ins as he follows his dreams.
I also travel with the State of Louisiana High School Bass Fishing team of volunteers and help at tournaments for junior high and high school students.
When I’m not being a wife, mom, teacher, coach or volunteer, I love to run, shop, travel, cook and drink wine:)
Seek God’s Will in all that you do and He will direct your path.
Tammy has over 8 years of experience instructing Body Combat. She strives to ensure that everyone that walks into her class feels welcome, and walks out feeling strong and confident. She hopes to empower everyone that participates in her classes.
Tammy is a Louisiana State certified K-12 Art teacher. She teaches elementary art to PreK-2nd grade students. She feels that teaching is a true calling…Whether it’s in the classroom or the gym.
Alacia started crossfit in 2013. She realized that being healthy herself would make her a better mom and wife. After many years of watching others she decided to take the leap of training to become a coach! She loves watching members reaching new goals and doing things they never thought they could. Alacia loves to have fun and dance, you may often catch her dancing while working out or coaching. Outside of work and CrossFit Alacia loves to watch her daughter play basketball and spend time with her family!
One of her favorite inspirational quotes is “Let your smile change the world but don’t let the world change your smile”