Our Coaches teach the skills and spirit that define a true CrossFit athlete. All of our coaches are role models and character-builders. Our CrossFit coaches go even further. They help our members find their own strengths and abilities and they show them how to build upon those strengths and improve every day. As a CrossFit Lakewood Ranch coach, they bring enthusiasm, commitment and a positive attitude to each WOD, event and competition.
Coach & Founder
Aaron’s desire to have his own gym never waned, and on September 11, 2011, he and Alexis opened CrossFit Lakewood Ranch on Lena Road in Bradenton. He recognizes the parallels between the community he has built and the one his father established during Aaron’s younger years.
Coach & Founder
Alexis relishes her students’ breakthrough moments, whether it be a PR or just a better understanding of how to perform a certain move. Seeing a student increase mobility, strength, and general welfare, and being the one to help them do it, is why she became co-owner of CrossFit LWR.
Being a former member, she understands the important sense of community CrossFit creates, and has enjoyed watching CrossFit Lakewood Ranch grow into what it is today. Her goals are to keep learning, help others achieve new milestones, and get her next certification.
Physical THerapist, DPT/CrossFit Coach
Katie holds a Bachelor of Science in Health and Science Studies as well as a Doctor of Physical Therapy, both from Quinnipiac University. Katie joined Coastal Orthopedics’ Physical Therapy team in March 2015. There she started her clinical internships in outpatient orthopedics, manual therapy and acute rehab. She began Coaching with CrossFit LWR in March 2016. She enjoys working with the diverse patient population, both age range and injury type, which always keeps her striving to utilize new and creative therapy techniques. In her free time, Katie enjoys CrossFit training.
ART Practicioner/SFMA, FMS, AIS
My name is Matthew Sullivan, I was born and raised in Zimbabwe.
I trained and competed as a triathlete for a good portion of my life as well as many other sports and activities. As with anything misuse and overuse became an issue and I developed compartment syndrome.
Nothing I did was able to fully address my injury, after a month of trying everything my coach directed me to see an ART (Active Release Technique) provider. In one treatment all of my symptoms disappeared and I was able to run that same day. I quit training and went to school to learn this amazing technique.
I have since developed a love for correct movement and function and treating dysfunction and misuse issues.
My goal as a practitioner is to treat each individual as an individual. I don’t believe in the common “cookie cutter” approach to treatment.
Through a biomechanical analysis and/or other specific ART protocols and diagnostics, I hope to find the specific issue, treat the issue and educate each patient on how to maintain and avoid reoccurrence.
Personal Trainer/CrossFit Coach
Sensei Jim Campbell has been intricately studying martial arts for over 35 years. In 1984 Sensei Campbell received his U.S Eastern Wado-Ryu Karate-Do under Dennis Hill. In 2001 he received his 2nd Dan Black Belt from the Ko-Dan School of Self Defense in 2001.