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In 2006, Sean hired a personal trainer because he had gained over 60# since graduating from college in 1995. His trainer started him off on the basic barbell lifts and mixed in a lot of accessories using dumbbells and kettlebells. Knowing that Sean is an attorney, his trainer asked him to incorporate a business which became his trainer’s new gym. After that, Sean became a founding member of the gym and he evolved into a gym rat: working out nearly every day, reading as many articles on strength and conditioning that he could find, and then he went to his first certification in May 2008. Sean began programming workouts and coaching at the gym shortly thereafter. 

Over the past 11+ years Sean has continued to hone his craft as a coach with a passion for helping others reach and exceed their goals. Sean opened his own gym in 2012 (which he sold in December 2017), and as the Head Coach, he did all of the programming for group classes, 1-on-1 clients and online clients which consisted of: strength, conditioning, gymnastics skill work, and he designed focused groups on Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting and Kettlebells, among many other things. Sean is adept at tailoring programs that challenge people of all fitness levels - from couch potatoes, to elite athletes, and everyone in between. Sean particularly likes programming for individuals who want to get stronger and “look better naked” but he considers his specialty to be complex barbell lifts.

Sean is an accomplished Powerlifter in both the Raw and Equipped disciplines of lifting. He has competed in Powerlifting meets since 2009 and holds numerous State and American Records in the 74kg and 83kg weight classes. He is a 4x Champion in the IPF Regional Championships of the North American Powerlifting Federation (83kg and 74kg classes), and he was the 2017 USA Powerlifting National Champion in the Equipped 74kg Masters class.

Sean was the Virginia State Chair of USA Powerlifting from 2013 to 2018, and is currently the Missouri State Co-Chair. He was also the Chairman of the USA Powerlifting Discipline Committee from 2015 to 2018, and has been the North American Representative to the IPF Ethics and Discipline Committee since 2015. 

Sean Dunston


USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach

USA Powerlifting Club Coach

USA Powerlifting National Referee

Crossroads Adaptive Athlete

CrossFit Level 1, Gymnastics, Kettlebells and Kids

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After having kids young and playing sports in high school, Erica had gained a lot of weight and became unhealthy. She knew something had to change. So, in 2009 she started going to the gym and attending group fitness classes. That is where her fitness journey began. She went from taking classes to leading them. She started coaching Zumba, spinning, and boot camp but soon fell in love with strength training. This led her to CrossFit. After taking CrossFit classes for 1 Year. Erica decided to get her CrossFit Level 1 in 2012. Not long after, she opened her own gym CrossFit Warrior RX. She excelled as an athlete and as a coach by programming and coaching numerous clients and expanding her knowledge by attending as many seminars as possible.

 Erica is also an accomplished weightlifter who has qualified for national-level competitions. She has also competed in powerlifting, both raw and equipped; she has qualified for nationals and holds multiple state records. As well as competing, she has coached athletes in both types of competition.

Erica has worked with many youth sports teams to help them become better athletes. She has worked with clients at every level. Her oldest client was 72, and she could help them all.

Erica Folk


USAPL club coach- February 17, 2018

CrossFit Level 2- August 13, 2017

Olympic lifting seminar with Jenny and Norik Vardanian - April 30, 2017

Freestyle movement seminar with Carl Paoli - March 26, 2016

Outlaw Barbell seminar with Dave Fleming - January 30 and 31, 2016

CrossFit Mobility - October 2015

CrossFit Gymnastics - June 2015

CrossFit Weightlifting - July 13, 2014

CrossFit level 1 - October 15, 2012

Zumba- May 17, 2010

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