Our Coaches

The coaches at Ft. Meigs CrossFit create a positive, safe, and encouraging environment where members love to come everyday. They understand that no two bodies are alike and will work with you to get fit at the right pace.

Codie Serrato

Gym Manager & CrossFit Level-1 Coach (CF-L1)
Gym Manager & CrossFit Level-1 Coach (CF-L1)
Codie Serrato has been a CrossFit Level-1 Coach for the last four years at multiple gyms around the northwest Ohio area. During this time he received he's degree in nursing from Owens Community College. He has been coaching at Fort Meigs CrossFit since it was opened last May. Codie feels blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of each members day here at and to be able to see each member grow and achieve goals inside and outside of the gym setting

Deanna Bauman

CrossFit Level-1 Coach (CF-L1), Aerobic Capacity Ambassador
CrossFit Level-1 Coach (CF-L1), Aerobic Capacity Ambassador
Deanna discovered CrossFit in 2014, after seeing the positive changes it made in her husband's life in such a short time, and hasn't looked back since. Coach D. brings passion, fire, and energy to the gym floor. One of her favorite motivations as a coach is taking someone from a beginner's level and helping them discover that anything is possible. She believes in hard work, determination, and a never-give-up mentality, all while keeping it fun. The few loves in her life include God, her family, CrossFit, and running.

Shane Bauman

CrossFit Level-1 Coach (CF-L1)
CrossFit Level-1 Coach (CF-L1)
I am proud to be a Coach at “The Fort!” My favorite thing about coaching is helping people have the best hour of their day. Being a part of this positive environment has been a huge blessing in my life. I was stale with the day to day routine of not wanting to go workout at “global gym” and knew I needed a change. So, my training partner and I decided to start CrossFit together in February of 2014. The CrossFit journey like any other journey with friends, relationships, and faith will sometimes feel more like a ball of yarn than a straight path but if you stay on it and trust it you will come out stronger. I cherish my family, my beautiful bride, our three boys, and Love God with my entire heart. Matthew 5;14-16

Chelsea SERRATO

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)
An avid CrossFit participant for over 5 years, Chelsea decided to start coaching because it allows her to share her enthusiasm for CrossFit with others and to be a part of the member’s personal journeys in making lifestyle changes. Chelsea enjoys witnessing members push their limits and goals to levels they may have not thought previously possible thus changing their mindsets from “I can’t” to “I can!” When Chelsea isn't at “The Fort”, she is a full-time Pediatric Endocrinology Registered Nurse at Mercy Health Children’s Hospital specializing in pediatric diabetes and pediatric obesity. Chelsea is currently helping to build a pediatric obesity program where she uses her exercise experience and knowledge to help combat pediatric obesity in the Toledo area. When not at work, Chelsea enjoys spending time with her fiancé and her two fur babies who you may see running around the box from time to time!

Taylor Weghorst

CrossFit Level-1 Coach (CF-L1)
CrossFit Level-1 Coach (CF-L1)
Nothing is more fulfilling to Taylor than to be able to go in to the gym everyday and live out the sport he loves to the best of his ability, and to be able to help others achieve that same exact goal. After being introduced to CrossFit in high school, he used it as a training source to perform better on the field. Taylor earned himself a position as a wide receiver at Baldwin Wallace University. Every day he tries to push harder than the day before, and it continues to show. "Without the darkness, the stars can't shine"

KELSEY ALMAGUER

USA Weightlifting (USAW- Level 1)
USA Weightlifting (USAW- Level 1)
Kelsey Almaguer became involved with Olympic Weightlifting through CrossFit. She has been active in CrossFit for four years, and is a USA Weightlifting certified Sports Performance Coach. She loves seeing others build confidence and makes it her mission to ensure everyone in her class has fun and feels welcomed to the supportive community at The Fort! Kelsey loves seeing everyone succeed in their workouts, no matter their age, fitness level, or weight on the bar. When she's not at the Fort, Kelsey is most likely at home cuddling her two pit bulls, Maxxx and Rigby, or her husband, Nick!

RANDY GROSJEAN

CrossFit Level-1 Coach (CF-L1), CrossFit Kids certified, CrossFit Mobility Certified
CrossFit Level-1 Coach (CF-L1), CrossFit Kids certified, CrossFit Mobility Certified
In 2012 I stumbled onto CrossFit while looking for new ways to mesh traditional gym exercises with cardio. CrossFit quickly took hold of me and I haven't looked back since. I've been coaching CrossFit since 2013 and my certifications include L1, CrossFit Kids, Mobility, and I'm currently studying for my L2. I love helping others reach their goals in the gym, and especially enjoy introducing fitness to kids and starting them on a journey that will last a lifetime. A former track and field coach, I currently coach football and teach Physical Education at Genoa Elementary. Outside the gym I love spending time with my wife Melissa, and our kids Taysen, Rowan, Ella, and new baby on the way! My family and I are excited to be part of the Fort Meigs CrossFit commuity, and I'm excited to help the members along their fitness journey in whatever way I can.

John Warchol

CrossFit Level-1 Coach (CF-L1)
CrossFit Level-1 Coach (CF-L1)

Our Equipment

We've got everything you need to experience the best workouts of your life. Our equipment is professional-grade, competition-level stuff, and we're proud to make it available for all our members. Our spacious, newly remodeled facility is waiting for you!

Questions?

Call Sue: 419-360-7445

Call Codie: 419-277-8851

 With the help of our awesome members, we maintain a standard of excellence, with focus on encouragement, and positivity. Everyone is welcome at the Fort!