CrossFit 8 Mile | CrossFit 8 Mile Coaches
CrossFit 8 Mile is a Livonia MI gym that offers classes in CrossFit, Olympic Lifting, Metabolic Conditioning, and more...
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CrossFit 8 Mile Coaches



Coach Backgrounds

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Nick Carignan
Owner/Head Coach

Nick has always had a passion for sports and fitness. He played football and basketball throughout high school. He has competed at the collegiate level for Rugby. Also, he has experience with Brazilian Jui-jitsu and kickboxing.

He is Crossfit level two certified, CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting, Crossfit Mobility certified, and CrossFit Strongman certified. He has been doing CrossFit since early 2011 and began teaching that same year. Nick has competed at the Central East Regionals for Crossfit with a team in 2012 and 2013. He still competes in Olympic weightlifting and local CrossFit competitions.

Nick is a full time firefighter/paramedic. He lives in Livonia with his wife, Monica. They have 3 children.

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Movement and Mobility Certification
  • CrossFit Strongman Certification
  • CrossFit Powerlifting Certification
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Level 1 Certification
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Level 2 Certification
  • USAW Sports and Performance Coach
  • State Of Michigan Paramedic License
  • AED/CPR Certified
  • i99 Level 1 Coach (Gymnastics)

Mark Juco
Coach/Manager

The Outer Banks of North Carolina. Where it all started. After being born and raised here in Michigan, Mark and his wife, Jo, moved down to the OBX back in 2010. During the move, the sight of people flipping tires and dragging chains caught the eyes of Nick and Mark. Together, they suffered through the grueling workout “Fight Gone Bad”, and ever since then, they were both hooked! After that experience, Mark joined Crossfit Outer Banks and enjoyed soaking up as much knowledge as he could, received his Level 1 less than a year later and even turned it into a full time position as head coach for the past 5 years. In the fall of 2017, Mark moved back to Michigan and is beyond stoked to join the Crossfit 8 Mile team and is excited to share his experience from coaching, competing in local competitions, and attending weightlifting seminars from some of the best in the sport including Donny Shankle, Travis Cooper and Tom Sroka. Mark lives in West Bloomfield with his wife, Jo and their baby girl, Emma Grace.

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Movement and Mobility
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • USAW Sport and Performance Coach Level 1
  • AED/CPR Certified

Jamie Justin
Coach

It would be hard for anyone to question Jamie’s passion and commitment to fitness and proper nutrition, she has been living the lifestyle her entire life. She grew up playing softball, and running track, as well as being a competitive ice skater. She competed in professional Figure competitions for ten years, earning NPC Ms. Figure Michigan 2004 and NPC Ms. Figure Motor City 2005 and taking 3rd place at NPC Nationals in 2009. After she retired from competing in Figure shows, she continued to work with bodybuilders and figure competitors with competition prep, focusing heavily on nutrition.

She has her ISSA personal training certification and has been working one on one with people looking to get in shape and live healthier lifestyles, she is currently working on her ISSA nutrition certifications. She holds her Crossfit level 1 cert, and looks forward to bringing her experience and knowledge to the 8 mile coaching team. When she isn’t in the gym you can catch her at Lululemon Ann Arbor where she works as an Educator.

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Powerlifting Certification
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Certification
  • i99 level 1 Coach
  • ISSA Personal Trainer Certification
  • ISSA Nutritionist

Magan Mourad
Coach

From being a 3-4 sport athlete in high school, Magan transitioned to CrossFit in 2015. After becoming a member at 8 Mile, she was captivated. Understanding the various components needed to live a healthier and happier life, she strived to be better. Through her journey of improving in many aspects of fitness and wellness, she wanted to shed light for others. Magan’s aspiration as a coach is to be able to assist members in becoming the best version of themselves in every area of their lives.

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Certification
  • USAW Sport and Performance Coach Level 1
  • AED/CPR Certified

Ellie Burgoon
Coach/CF Kids Program Director

Anyone who has met Ellie knows that she puts her heart into everything she loves and works hard for everything she has achieved. Although she never played team sports growing up, Ellie has always loved fitness and camaraderie. She thrives in fast paced environments and pushing people to their limit.

When Ellie discovered crossfit in October 2015, she knew she had found her passion and pushed herself to be the best that she could be. She fell in love with what the crossfit community entails and the family atmosphere created at Crossfit 8 mile. Not only did she learn that she could push herself, she learned that she could inspire others to do the same. In 2016 Ellie received her Level 1 CrossFit and in 2017 she received her Level 2 CrossFit.

Ellie currently is going to school to fulfill her passion of becoming a physical education teacher. She and her boyfriend, Maxx, live in Livonia with their dog, Lucy.

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids
  • AED/CPR Certified

Steve Cramer
Coach

Steve started doing CrossFit in early 2014 and has his CFL1. Steve was involved with Division I athletics and the NFL for 14 years. He was a member of the 2001 Illinois Football team that won the Big Ten and competed in the Nokia Sugar bowl 2002. His experience with college level and the NFL athletes brings a welcomed perspective to our 8 Mile community.

Steve’s love of CrossFit started at his first Elements class. After completing his initial Elements WOD, where burpees and wall balls were on tap (the dirty 7), he looked up from the ground and said “I love this!”

Steve lives in Livonia with his wife, Lisa and has 2 daughters.

Steve’s Top 3 CrossFit Movements

Wall balls
Cleans
Rowing

Steve’s Favorite/Least Favorite CrossFit WODs

Favorite: “Karen”, “Blake”, “Nancy”
Least Favorite: “Moon”

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • AED/CPR Certified