Notch 8 Athletics exists to empower our clients to be the best versions of themselves. We have created an environment where clients can make positive changes in their health and fitness, experience being supported by a community, and enhance their well-being and quality of life. Chris Brock Co-Owner CF-L1 Head Coach CPR Certified I started out as a member at Notch 8 Athletics. I remember walking in day one not knowing what to expect, not knowing any other members in class, and leaving like I just found my second home. I knew I wanted to be a part of the Notch 8 family. As an owner/coach I like to blur the line between work and play. Becoming a more fit, healthy, well-rounded, better version of yourself should be something you look forward to each day! Danielle Whitlock Co-Owner CF-L2 Head Coach CrossFit Gymnastics Certified CrossFit Weightlifting Certified CPR Certified Fitness has always been a part of my life. As a toddler I took naps behind a boom box while my mom taught aerobics. When I was a teen I would join my dad at the gym where he introduced me to Zubaz and weight machines. I went on to teach almost every possible type of group fitness class before I found CrossFit. I was introduced to CF in 2009, received my L1 in 2010 and never looked back. While I love what it has done for my strength and confidence, what I really enjoy is seeing how it can transform other people physically, mentally, and emotionally. By being a coach I get the opportunity to have a hand in making people better versions of themselves. It is a privilege. I am a mom to two teenage boys and enjoy time on the beach, hiking, and days on the lake. Tim Geiman Head Barbell Coach Youth Barbell Coach USAW L2 CPR Certified Coach Tim has a swiss army knife of athletic experience. He was a collegiate soccer player at Butler University and fell in love with learning movement and plyometrics during his off seasons. Being a Coach and successful Master’s Athlete himself, Tim previously served on the Board of Directors for USA Weightlifting LWC22 as Indiana’s Athlete Representative. He is passionate about growing the sport of Weightlifting in the local area. Tim is husband to his wife, Mariana, a professional Energy Trader, an avid adventure traveler, backpacker, and dog dad to Winston. Talia Ross Coach CF-L1 Sports Nutrition Certification CPR Certified My fitness background is track & field. I also played a lot of basketball in my prime! As for now, I am a mom, wife, and Coach. I love supporting my children through their athletic endeavors and cheering on my husband as he runs multiple companies. I guess now I’m a professional cheerleader!! Jake Powers Coach CF-L1 CPR Certified I am, and have always been passionate about pursuing personal fitness. At an early age, I realized that I could surpass those much more talented than I with hard work. Growing up in Danville, I learned the lessons of hard work in the farm fields that transferred in to athletics. I was blessed to then play football in the Big Ten where I learned from some of the best in the field of leadership. These leadership lessons and an abundance of hard work provided the opportunity to excel professionally, but also created an opportunity to lead others in the arena of personal fitness. I consider coaching others to be a privilege and an honor that comes with many years of learning. I am eager to make the time we spend together, the best part of OUR day! Andrew Toole Coach CF-L1 CrossFit Gymnastics Certified CrossFit Weightlifting Certified CPR Certified Starting CrossFit is the best decision I’ve ever made. It has truly been a life changing experience. I have a love and passion for assisting others in reaching their true potential. I also enjoy roller coasters, beaches, good movies, and margaritas. Prepare to be challenged to find your limit while being supported by knowledgeable coaches and friends. This is the most fun you can have working hard. It’s basically adult recess. Shelia Weir Coach CF-L2 Legends Coach (55 & Over) Victory Coach (Cancer Survivors) CrossFit Adaptive Training Certified CPR Certified I walked in my first CrossFit gym in January 2015, and never looked back. I was looking for something different that would make me more accountable and also have fun at that a normal gym never provided. Little did I know I would fall in love so quickly with the community because we shared similar passions and goals. Because of my love for CrossFit, I decided to become a coach in 2019. The adaptive training certificate I obtained gave me the tools, skills and knowledge to make fitness accessible to impaired athletes. Long before my CrossFit days, I served in the United States Navy from 1987 to 1991 during the Gulf War on board the aircraft carrier USS Lexington. I am married to my wonderful spouse, Jackie Weir. We have 2 grown children, Ashten and Nick, and 3 fur babies, Piper, Teddy and Jack. Ellen Hernly Coach CF-L1 Barbell Coach USAW L1 CPR Certified I began coaching Crossfit in 2019 Ft. Ben Fit after graduating from Purdue. About a year later I decided to get my USAW L1 Certification and began coaching Barbell classes while getting a Masters in Anatomy from IUPUI. I currently coach group classes and Barbell club here at Notch 8 and am embarking on my next adventure in obtaining a Doctorate of Physical Therapy at IUPUI. I am so happy to be part of such an awesome community that supports my future in education and my overall health! Kara Mercer Nutrition + Health Coach I am a Nutrition + Health Coach, as well as the owner of 21:90 Nutrition. I am originally from Plainfield and am currently living in Avon with my kitty, Teton! I have a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Indiana in Nutrition with a minor in Strength & Conditioning. I’ve worked in the corporate wellness field for 5+ years and I have a deep passion for meeting people where they are in their health journey. Educating and motivating people to be the best version of themselves by turning healthy habits into a lifestyle change is what 21:90 Nutrition stands for! I have been an athlete at Notch 8 Athletics for 4+ years and love being able to provide nutritional coaching at this amazing gym.