Head Trainer Archie Brown
CrossFit Training expertise: CF L1, CF Kids, CF Gymnastics, USAW Sport Performance Coach
Archie Brown is the owner of CrossFit IV and a seasoned personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. When he’s not coaching others on making gains in the gym, the avid sports enthusiast and thrill seeker loves pounding the basketball court, kicking up powder on a snowboard, and proving he’s got what it takes to be a Tough Mudder.
By achieving a CrossFit Level 1 training, Archie obtained the ability to tap into CrossFit’s core mission–to forge a broad, yet inclusive, fitness that prepares a person for the known and the unknown. Archie strives to help individuals achieve a performance advantage with community-based fitness regimes derived from the CrossFit method. CrossFit requires physical willpower and mental perseverance. Archie hopes to teach his pupils that CrossFit is not just a workout; it’s a way of life.
Coach Matt Cook–CrossFit Kids IV
CrossFit Training Expertise: CF L1, CF Kids, CF Mobility
I first tried CrossFit in 2008 after some fellow firefighters had told me about it. I tried a few workouts and thought it was to hard, so I returned to my much easier weightlifting and cardio workouts. I returned to CrossFit in January 2011 when I purchased a groupon, and I never looked back.
I thought I was in pretty good shape but soon learned I was nowhere near where I thought I was or should be. I loved the challenge each workout brought, and the camaraderie of everyone involved in the CF community. This was what led me to get my level 1 and start coaching. I received my level 1 in May 2012 and started coaching at CF Alpharetta, where I also work full-time as a firefighter.
Additionally, I program WODs for the three rotating shifts of the fire department. I was drawn to CF IV due to the start up of the CF kids program. I enjoy coaching adult classes and helping people push through the limitations their mind has set for their bodies, but nothing is better for me than instilling a lifelong love of fitness in kids’ lives.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my wife and son. I look forward to meeting each and every one of the existing members, and all of the members that come to join our growing community.