MEET THE COACHES

DELL SHEPARD

Spartan SGX Obstacle Specialist

ACE Certified Personal Trainer

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

CrossFit Judges course

I found CrossFit after years of letting myself fall into a sedentary lifestyle. I was overweight and it hurt to move most of the time. In the time I have been in CrossFit I have transformed into a much happier, stronger and more flexible self. I began my coaching career in 2015 because I wanted to be able to share my CrossFit experience and help people live healthier  and fitter lives. 

My dream for CrossFit Eternal is to not only help our members  grow in all areas of their lives, but to help serve our community. Helping to build awareness and be able to give back, whether it be to the special needs community, seniors,  animal shelters or many other areas we plan to serve, giving back is a part of who we are. 

adam rippy

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

CrossFit Spot the Flaw

CrossFit Scaling

USAW Weightlifting Level 1 Coach

NCSF Certified Personal Trainer

NFPT Functional Fitness Specialist

Hi everyone, I’m Coach Adam Rippy. I'm originally from Greensboro, NC where I was a Personal Trainer and Functional Fitness coach for 2 years and lead the Barbell Program. During my time there I was also able to place 3rd in our company's national team fitness competition and lead a team to 1st in our regional division. I have a strength and conditioning, powerlifting, and wrestling background as well as a mobility specialization. After letting myself go for two years post graduation, I found CrossFit and haven’t looked back since. There's nothing I love more than seeing people accomplish what they once thought to be impossible and change their lives for the better. If you ever have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Dustin huffman

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach

Growing up I played sports throughout high school and college. After college I became a full time firefighter here in Charlotte. Not long after that I found CrossFit and weightlifting as an effective way to train and stay fit for duty. I have competed in numerous weightlifting meets and competitive CrossFit competitions during my 5 years since beginning CrossFit. Eventually I found myself helping others inside the community and began coaching.

long truong

Certified Personal Trainer

Nutrition Coach

Blueprint Instructor

Exercise Science Major

I am a Senior at UNCC working towards a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science with a minor in Biology. I fell in love with exercise during my freshman year at UNCC and since then I’ve completely immersed myself into this world.  I’ve always been on the leaner side in terms of weight, but since I’ve begun exercising regularly I’ve put on 30 lbs of lean body mass. I began doing CrossFit regularly in February 2019 and have competed in two CrossFit competitions since then. I love understanding how our bodies work and the science behind why we do the things we do when we exercise. My goal is to help people develop a long-lasting and enjoyable  relationship with exercise.

josh murray

Certified Personal Trainer

Certified Group Fitness Instructor

Former NFL Player

Kickboxer

Boxer

Olympic Hopeful

I began my post-college athletic career playing a year with the Oakland Raiders then the Miami Dolphins. While playing I fractured my spine and was told I would never play sports again. After years of rehab my body healed and I began kickboxing career with a now 12-0 record. I have been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for the last 3 years and can't tell you how much I enjoy helping people overcome challenges just as I did. My goal is to win the Olympics in boxing in 2020.

Darien cook

 Fitness Instructor

SPEC teacher

Athletic Trainer

Soccer Coach

Special Olympics Coach

 

Hey guys I'm Darien Cook. I am from south Florida where I personally trained athletes and coached soccer. I am currently a special education teacher and wanted to get more involved in the fitness world again. Impossible is just a word. I believe in helping people overcome their obstacles and reach all of their fitness goals!

danielle long

 Registered Nurse

Health Coach

Functional Nutrition Coach

Life Coach

Hello! My name is Danielle Long. I have been a registered nurse for 14 years in the areas of medical/surgical/trauma and cardiac ICU. After many years working in hospitals and seeing the effects of poor health and nutrition, along with my passion for fitness, I decided to start my own business as a health and nutrition coach. I specialize in functional nutrition which is a way of identifying the root causes of my clients issues, whether they be mental, physical or both in order to create personalized plans that lead to an overall whole picture of health and wellness. I am a master of Habit Change, whatever a clients goals, it takes a re-wiring of the brain in order to effectively and consistently make the changes necessary to reach your goals and that is gift that I give!

CrossFit Eternal

7812 Tyner St

Charlotte, NC 28262

Phone: 704-921-8272

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