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

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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.

Nick is a full time firefighter/paramedic. He lives in Livonia with his wife, Monica. They have two sons, and two dogs.

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

Jamie Justin
Coach/Manager

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
  • i99 level 1 Coach
  • ISSA Personal Trainer Certification

Casey Rogowski
Coach

Casey has always been an athlete and prided himself on out working than his competition on and off the field. He was a 3-sport High School standout at Catholic Central High School graduating in 1999. He had 5 state championships in his last 2 years of high school. (Football, Wrestling and Baseball) Casey was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 13th round and continued to play 10 seasons in the minor leagues.

Once Casey retired and began his career as a Firefighter and Paramedic at Southgate Fire Department he also developed a love for Crossfit. Casey holds a Level 1 certification and is a certified paramedic. Casey looks forward to continuously developing skills and gaining strength.

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting
  • CrossFit Strongman Certification
  • CrossFit Powerlifting Certification
  • State Of Michigan Paramedic License
  • AED/CPR Certified

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Josh Park

Unlike many coaches or athletes, Josh did not have a sports background. As a child, he was sick often. Even have a tumor, collapsed lung, and struggled with depression. Josh wanted to change his lifestyle with being active and found CrossFit by accident. He became happier and healthier through CrossFit. Josh Park enjoys helping others, coaching someone makes him feel physically and psychologically  happier.

 

CrossFit Level 1

CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting

USAW Sport and Performance Coach Level 1

USAW Sport and Performance Coach Level 2

AED/CPR Certified

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Lisa Ryan
Coach
Lisa has been doing Crossfit since 2004 and is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer. Her journey started in Ann Arbor at Hyperfit USA and continued when she moved to California in 2009 where she trained with the Valley Girls: Kris Clever, Becca Voigt, Katie Hogan, & Lindsey Valenzuela. High school English teacher by day, she never thought she would compete in CrossFit. However, after being coached by some of the best along with putting in the grueling work and crafting her mental game, she has had experiences that have changed her life. She has had 3 regional appearances as an individual and one on the Valley Crossfit Team. After becoming a mother in 2014 and with another son on the way in late October, Lisa has hung up her competitive shoes for now but has a passion for coaching others to reach their potential and supporting athletes to be healthy, happy, and well-rounded. Along with coaching and working out, Lisa has taught English at Salem High School in Canton and then at Campbell Hall Episcopal in Los Angeles. Most recently, she was part of the development team for a local charter school in Plymouth, New School High, where she teaches the Advisory program part-time. She lives in Canton with her husband Jared, her son Chase, two cats, and a dog.
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • AED/CPR Certified
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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 8mile 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 CrossFit WODs

Most: “Karen”, “Blake”, “Nancy”

Least: “Moon”

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • AED/CPR Certified