Introducing the Coca Athletics team

Meet the fitness experts that are here to help you achieve your goals

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Our founder

Kate 'killer' Rawlings

Kate ‘killer’ Rawlings opened Coca CrossFit in 2010 after competing in the CrossFit Games as an individual and earning a professional contract with Reebok and Rogue Fitness. Over the years Kate has faced many changes, from retiring from CrossFit, to rupturing her achilles and breaking her back to the death of a child in 2016 and the birth of her son in 2018. As a result it has from the Coca culture that we know and love today. By truly having lived through quite a few challenges, Kate understands the need to provide a space that is inclusive, judgment free and welcoming. We are here to work side by side with you as your guide towards health and wellness.

Our coaches

Coach Robin

Coach Robin is a coach, nanny for her nephew and sale assistant for Hazel Iris Boutique.

When she’s not working she’s hangin out with her neighbors, watching and attending Cleveland sports and working out coca.

Certifications:
CrossFit Level 1

Coach Kasey

Coach Kasey is a coach at coca, owner of a softball academy, pastors wife, homeschooling mom that still makes time to get her workouts in.

When she’s not working out or coaching you can usually find her spending time outside with her family or traveling to see her kids play ball.

Coach Ben

Why Coaching
I got into coaching because I love to help people. CrossFit not only has the ability to change people’s lives in the short-term positively, but there can be life long benefits. I love that I have the opportunity to coach because it allows me to help people reach their goals and transform their lives.

Favorite/Least Favorite:
Cindy is my favorite workout and movement is Cleans. Least favorite workout is DT and movement is Thrusters!

Coach George

Coach George describes himself as the ‘fun’ coach.  He is a full-time beer delivery man for the Miller distributor.

When he’s not coaching you can usually find him working, smoking meats, playing yard games and sampling his companies beverages.

Coach Russ

Why Coaching
I love to encourage and motivate others to find that extra gear or level they never thought they had. CrossFits style of programming and the community aspect of it all allows coaching to be fun and rewarding. Favorite quote: “Be impressed more by intensity, than by volume”
Favorite/Least Favorite:
Favorite movement/Workout: Thrusters, anything moderate to light barbell and includes gymnastics.

Least Favorite movement/Workout: Wall Walks, Anything super heavy or that doesn’t have intensity

 

Certifications:
Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant – Ohio, CrossFit Level 2, USAW Level 1, IKSFA Kettlebell Level 1, NASM Certified Personal Trainer

 

Coach Walt

Coach Walt is a regular on the coaching floor in the evenings and is also the Chief Client Officer for Calyx in Westlake.

When he’s not coaching you can find him working out, hunting, fishing and riding.

Coach Niki

Coach Laura

 

 

Coach Jess

Why Coaching:
I love watching people do things they thought they could never do! That’s why I also like the strongman implements and coaching Max efforts. When folks get that PR, it’s like they cashed a check they earned day after day at the gym!

 

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