MEET THE CREW

 

Jason Struck

Jason Struck

Owner / Coach

 

Jason opened Full Circle in 2008, has a BS in Exercise Physiology from VCU, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the NSCA, and has been CrossFit certified since 2008. Learn more about Jason.

 

 

Megan Edwards, MPH

Megan Edwards, MPH

Coach

Megan joined Full Circle in early 2012 and began coaching endurance classes in 2015. A former college soccer and track athlete, she is passionate about teaching people to run better and faster. Learn more about Megan.

Kevin Kvasnicka

Kevin Kvasnicka

Coach

Kevin is a graduate of Randolph Macon College, where he played football as a student athlete. As an assistant coach at Full Circle he has lead Fundamentals, Level 1, Level 2, and Barbell S&P classes.

Drew Culver

Drew Culver

Coach

Drew has been training with Full Circle since 2011. He’s passionate about strength and power, having competed in Strongman and CrossFit. He’s helped to coach all classes, with an emphasis on barbell and our Level 1 classes.

 

Matt Bahen

Matt Bahen

Owner / Coach

 

With almost 20 years of experience in sports and physical conditioning, Matt is a CrossFit Endurance Level 1 Certificated coach and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Learn more about Matt.

 

 

Rachel Burgess

Rachel Burgess

Coach

Rachel joined Full Circle in 2013 when she was looking to mix things up. She began coaching endurance classes in 2015 and helped Coach Matt start the first Full Circle Endurance training team. Learn more about Rachel.

Mike Ricketts

Mike Ricketts

Coach

Mike recently completed his BS in Exercise Science at VCU and hold the prestigious CSCS certification from the NSCA. He’s spent hundreds of hours interning at university weight rooms in Richmond.

Lindsay Culver

Lindsay Culver

Coach

Lindsay is a RN, BSN practicing at VCU’s ER. She began training at Full Circle in 2011, and has since competed in Strongman and CrossFit. Lindsay has a keen interest in helping women reach their full potential.

James Boatwright

James Boatwright

Owner / Coach

 

James currently holds a HKC certification for kettlebells, and has worked with everyone from eighty-year-old men and women directly out of physical therapy, to collegiate athletes and fighters. Learn more about James.

 

 

Greg Bradshaw

Greg Bradshaw

Coach

Greg is an L1 CrossFit instructor and USA Weightlifting L1 Sports Performance Coach. Greg has been involved in CrossFit since 2012 and has a special interest in the advancement of all athletes. Learn more about Greg.

Paul Morris

Paul Morris

Coach

Paul has been training with Full Circle since 2009, starting his CrossFit career at the tender age of only 42. Since joining the family, he’s made consistency his benchmark. Paul typically coaches during our Sunday open gym.

Madeline Parrish

Madeline Parrish

Movement Specialist

Madeline is our resident mobility, posture, and movement specialist and consults with us regarding functional movement screening and delivering her “Stretch to Win” treatment of fascial stretching.

 

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