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Coaches Emeritus

Meghan Nolan
Pat Nolan
Will Simmons

Coaches Emeritus

Meghan Nolan
Pat Nolan
Will Simmons

Biography

Meghan Nolan


I’ve played soccer my entire life (still do!) and felt a panic-inducing sense of dread the day of my last college match. For the first time that I could remember, I didn’t have a season to train for and didn’t know what to do with the hours of my day I used to devote to that. To fill the void, I took up running – 5ks, half-marathons, marathons – but quickly got bored with spending an hour on the treadmill every day after work (you couldn’t pay me enough to do this just once now!). As I was losing my interest in my monotonous gym routine, my roommates turned me on to a little something called Crossfit. I took my first intro class and was so sore the next day that I couldn’t reach my arms up over my head (had to wash my hair in my kitchen sink!). I was hooked! It’s been over 2 years, and I’m happy to say that I’m still hooked! Since completing my L-1 certification, I’ve enjoyed watching other people experience the same sense of excitement that I felt when I first walked into a Crossfit box, and still feel every day. As a coach here at CFV, I hope to empower those who are intimidated by weights, and to push those who aren’t to achieve a new level of fitness. Most importantly, I want everyone to HAVE FUN while they’re surprising themselves with what they’re capable of accomplishing! Meghan graciously answered some silly questions, go to the Meet the Coaches page to find out her silly answers.

Certifications:
CrossFit Level One Certified – ANSI Accredited
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Certified
CrossFit Kids Certified
CrossFit Strongman Certified

Pat Nolan


I never participated in organized sports after little league. I was in marching band in high school. I got an engineering degree from a nerdy school you probably haven’t heard of. In 2006, I got my first job out of school. I spend most of my day sitting at a desk in an office. I used to eat every type of fast food you can imagine. I would occasionally jog a couple miles or bench press in my apartment after work, and I considered myself to be in pretty good shape. I didn’t notice that I was slowly putting on weight and moving further and further from fitness. In May of 2009, I finally took a look at myself and didn’t like what I saw. A couple of friends from work discovered this free online workout program that had them doing some pretty unconventional workouts at our free gym. I tried my first Crossfit workout and did so many pull ups I couldn’t lift my arms over my head. I was hooked. My first day I could do one strict unassisted pull up. I had never deadlifted before. I didn’t know what an olympic lift was. I followed the programming online and watched videos and tried to teach myself the movements. I was getting stronger, feeling better, and liked the way I looked.
In July of 2010, I happened to meet the love of my life at a party. We started dating, and I couldn’t believe how much she was paying to go to a Crossfit box when I was working out at my gym at work for free. I held out for a few months, but in April of 2011 I tried a couple free classes at her box and I loved working out in a group with the supervision of a coach. And they had bumper plates! And they played loud music! I haven’t worked out by myself since. We tried our first paleo challenge and our diet has never been the same. In November 2011, two important things happened in my life. I asked my girlfriend to marry me (and she said yes!), and we decided to work out with Leo at Crossfit Veracity. We came to CFV because we thought Leo was a great coach, because we wanted more personal attention from coaches, and because we like the tight community that Leo was building. I got my coaching Certificate in June 2012 so I could help other people improve their lives the way that I did. I’m always looking for new ways to improve myself, to push myself to places I didn’t know I could go, trying to find out what my limits are. Above all else, I Crossfit because it’s fun, and I want to make it fun for you too. Pat graciously answered some silly questions, go to the Meet the Coaches page to find out his silly answers.

Certifications:
Level 1 CrossFit Certified – ANSI Accredited
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Certified (by Josh Everett – his arch nemesis)
CrossFit Strongman Certified

Will Simmons


Certifications:
CrossFit Level One Certified – ANSI Accredited