Favorite WOD: “Randy”

Dreaded WOD: anything with burpees

Dan MacDougald

Owner and Boss at CrossFit Atlanta. Dan Is a Level 2 CrossFit Trainer, a USA Weightlifting Club Coach, Pose Method Running Coach, certified Positive Coach (Positive Coaching Alliance), has CrossFit certificates in Olympic Lifting, Barbell Training, Mobility & Recovery, Endurance, Nutrition, and CrossFit Kids, and holds the highest coaching certifications offered by USA Rugby. He was an HQ trainer of trainers at CrossFit Level 1 certification seminars in the Southeast from 2006 to 2009. Dan is a 66 year old recovering trial lawyer who has competed in many sports, including football, baseball, cross country, track & field, swimming, wrestling, racquetball, handball, basketball, golf, and rugby (his great love). He was head coach of the Georgia Tech Rugby club from 1993 to 2014, and continues as an assistant coach. Dan was first exposed to CrossFit in May, 2004, and quickly became convinced that CrossFit is the best General Physical Preparation program in existence. He started the first CrossFit affiliate in Georgia, CrossFit Atlanta, in the fall of 2005 in his back yard, and has been turning others on to CrossFit ever since.

Favorite WOD: “Grace”

Dreaded WOD: “Karen” or anything with Thrusters/Wall Balls

Damon Mosley

Damon Mosley is our Head Morning Coach.  He is a former Football, Basketball and Track athlete and has a passion for sports performance and fitness that was discovered at a very early age.  Damon has a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from GA Southern University and is also an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.).  He is a CF L2 Coach, has also completed the CF Olympic Lifting, Gymnastics, Movement & Mobility, and CF Kids Seminars and has been teaching CrossFit since 2007.  After experimenting and teaching various types of exercise programs, Damon discovered CrossFit in February of ’07.  He jumped into the HQ program feet first, learning and coaching himself through WODs for months before finally attending his L1 Seminar in July of 2007.  During CF Games competition season, Damon serves as Head Judge for the South East Region.  He also served in the same capacity for 4 years in Carson, CA at the Reebok CrossFit Games Master’s Competition.  Damon began his career in coaching and programming back in 2001, and has worked with a wide range of athletes, from pro athletes to grandmothers.  He strongly believes that any and all individuals seeking improved fitness can find it with CrossFit.  His motto is, “Be better than yesterday, EVERYday” and he finds genuine joy in the success of everyone he works with.

Favorite WOD: FRAN

Dreaded WOD: EVA

Benji Hoover

Benji is a Level 2 CrossFit Trainer. He also holds CrossFit certifications in Olympic Weightlifting, Mobility & Recovery, CrossFit Kids, & the Coach’s Prep Course. Benji was introduced to CrossFit through a friend back in 2008. After a couple years of doing CrossFit on his own, he joined the CrossFit Atlanta family when he moved to Atlanta to finish his degree in Mechanical Engineering. Upon graduating from Georgia Tech, he chose to put engineering aside and pursue CrossFit as a career, and is now a full-time coach with us! “People think they need to be fit or in amazing shape to start doing CrossFit, and that just isn’t the case. It’s all about scaling appropriately to each individuals’ level of fitness, and I’m confident that our coaching staff has the competency to do that in the right way. This program is for anybody and everybody – the only requirement is a commitment.”

Favorite WOD: “Fran”

Dreaded WOD: “Kelly”

Leah Polaski

Leah is a former soccer, basketball and track athlete that played D1 Collegiate soccer at the University of Georgia and the University of Cincinnati. After college, she got into running and has run 3 marathons, numerous half-marathons, 15k, 10k and 5ks. She moved to Atlanta in fall of 2008 and, feeling burned out with her post-college fitness routine, happened to wander into CrossFit Atlanta in May 2009. Since beginning he journey with CrossFit, she has excelled personally, professionally and competitively and has never looked back. Leah is a Certified CrossFit Trainer, (CCFT, CrossFit Level 3), serves as a Head Trainer on the CrossFit HQ L1 Seminar Staff and has also completed the CF Olympic Lifting, Movement & Mobility, Nutrition and Coach’s Prep Seminars. Leah has competed regularly since starting CF in 2009. In 2010 she placed 1st at the CF Games GA Sectionals, 5th at the SE Regionals and was a member of Team CFATL at the 2010 CF Games. In 2011, she finished 1st at the SE Regional and competed at the 2011 CF Games, finishing 30th. In 2012, she finished 5th at the SE Regional and competed with the Team CFATL at the 2012 CF Games, finishing 10th. In 2013, she completed with the Team CFATL at the SE Regional, finishing 1st, and went on to compete as a member of the CFATL team at the 2013 CF Games.

Favorite WOD: “Diane” & “Elizabeth”

Dreaded WOD: “Barbara”

Scott Patrick Moore

Scott Patrick Moore is a former football and track athlete and has had interest in fitness his entire life. A longtime friend from his hometown of Columbus, OH led him to CrossFit. Telling him, “There is no better training program around”. In the early part of 2011, Mike_G took Scott through his first CF WOD and he has been plowing forward ever since. Scott is a CF Level 2 Coach and has also completed the CF Coach’s Prep, CF Gymnastics, CF Movement & Mobility and CF Kids Seminars.

Scott is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology at Georgia State University. Sports, Fitness, and Health have always been a passion for him, and he’s tried every training program under the sun. For him, CrossFit brought the three together in a combination that made sense. He saw incredibly quick results in his own training but when he began using CF to coach others, he was truly blown away by the results that the program could achieve.

“Going to the gym daily and watching people sweat, laugh, strive and progress…makes everyday worthwhile. As a coach, I firmly believe that CrossFit will not only change our clients’ bodies, but also their lives.”

Favorite WOD:  “Jackie” & “Nancy”

Dreaded WOD: “Karen” & ANY Open WOD

Janee Glidewell aka “Jay-Nay”

Janee is a former endurance athlete that has completed several marathons and triathlons. In 2010 a friend suggested that she give CrossFit a try; She had recently completed a Half Ironman and was convinced that CF WODs would be “too short”. After an 8 min AMRAP (As Many Rounds/Reps As Possible) that included burpees, kettle bell swings and slam balls left her curled up on the floor, she was hooked and she hasn’t looked back since. Janee is a CF L1 Coach and has also completed the CF Olympic Lifting & CF Movement & Mobility Seminars.

Favorite WOD: “Annie”

Dreaded WOD: “Nancy”

Alan Yeong

Alan Yeong is an endurance athlete that discovered CrossFit in 2008 while looking to supplement and become stronger during his duathlon, triathlon and marathon seasons. He found great success in his endurance sporting events as a result of implementing CF, eventually making it his primary fitness regimen. He has competed in several local CF competitions, both as an individual and on teams. Alan is a CF Level 2 Coach, and has completed the CF Level 1, the Coaches’ Prep Course, (Level 2), CrossFit Kids, and CrossFit Defense courses. Alan is a Professor of Theatre Design at University of West Georgia and also a freelance costume designer in metro Atlanta. Alan has been coaching at CFATL since 2012.

Richard “Bowflex” Bowman

Richard Bowen is a CrossFit Level 1 Certified and is a competitive volleyball player. He started CrossFit years ago in an attempt to improve his strength, conditioning and vertical jump for volleyball, and has been amazed at how much it helped him. Now CrossFit has become as much of a passion for him as volleyball. He is specifically passionate about learning and teaching Olympic Lifting and Gymnastics. He is also passionate about understanding mobility and flexibility in optimizing the body for efficient movement and a big proponent and practitioner of yoga.

Erika Loupee

Erika Loupee is a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer and has a CrossFit Kids certification. A former Georgia Tech cheerleader, she started training the Olympic lifts in 2011 at CrossFit Atlanta and quickly fell in love with the technique of the sport. Erika has competed in the 58kg weight class and has won multiple medals from local meets and the Georgia Games; she also earned 5th place at the 2012 USA Weightlifting University Championships, after a 3rd place tie was broken by bodyweight. In addition to coaching the Olympic lifts at CFATL, Erika is Co-President for Georgia Tech Club Gymnastics where she has competed for three years, is on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs (NAIGC), and is a middle and high school test prep teacher for The Princeton Review.
Erika will be receiving her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Tech in December of 2014 and hopes to work in industry while continuing her teaching and coaching pursuits.