The Coaches

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Nikki Rudzki – CrossFit Level 1 certificate holder

In high school I was involved in volleyball, basketball, softball and track and I have always loved sports. I graduated from St. Ambrose University in 2009 with my Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. I currently work as a registered and certified labor and delivery nurse at St. Luke’s hospital. In 2014, after our oldest son defeated cancer, I re-found my love for fitness through CrossFit. CrossFit was able to help me be the positive and healthy example I wanted to be for my son. Helping and caring for others comes rather natural to me, which is another reason I love being a trainer!  In 2016, I received my Level 1 CrossFit certificate and I look forward to continuing to help and motivate our members at 5 Seasons CrossFit each day.

 

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Cliff Rudzki – CrossFit Level 1, USAW Sports Performance Coach

I was involved in athletics since I was able to walk. I played ice hockey through high school, then picked up crew (rowing) while I attended Iowa State University. I would say I was a good athlete, but never realized my full potential until I found the sport of CrossFit! After college I found a full-time job as an engineer and continued my fitness endeavors at big box gyms. Needless to say, in my years without a strong fitness community and motivation, I stagnated. In 2013 I entered the world of CrossFit. The CrossFit community pushed me to excel past my wildest dreams, both in the gym AND my personal life. I am a CrossFit level 1 certificate holder, and my goal is to help guide you through your fitness journey and realize YOUR full potential!

 

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Tim Nash – CrossFit Level 1 certificate holder

I believe that, in fitness, there is no end point. It is a journey with two directions – forward or backward.

Fitness has been part of my life for many years. When I decided to drop weight after my Marion high school football career, I started running. Little by little, I made progress each day. In 3 months, I lost 30 pounds. As a medical officer in the Iowa National Guard, I maintained running – but true to that journey – found that I needed more variety in my daily routine to build my strength and agility.

I discovered CrossFit 5 years ago and was hooked right away – CrossFit is about seizing the opportunity … each and every day, with each and every WOD, to be the best athlete you can be. As a CrossFit Level 1 Certificate holder and coach, I love helping people realize their potential and being there when they hit a personal record or accomplish something they never thought they could do.

As a full time realtor with a family, I know the personal struggle you face to balance your fitness journey and your life. I’m excited to be part of the 5 Seasons CrossFit Coaching staff to help you move forward on your path.

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Ben Hediger – USAW Sports Performance Coach

Hi everyone! When I was young, I started out in athletics playing with a plastic baseball when I was 2. This blossomed into playing club baseball for 12 years. As a 7th grader I also started to play tennis. After my freshman year in high school, I chose to dedicate more time to playing tennis over baseball and I still play tennis today. I have chosen to continue my educational studies and my tennis career at Coe College. At the age of 15, I realized I could further my overall tennis game with CrossFit and the CrossFit community has encouraged and pushed me to excel at tennis while making a lot of new friends. I am a USA-Weightlifting level 1 certificate holder, and my goal is to help you achieve YOUR fitness goals in YOUR CrossFit journey!

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Ross Dillavou – CrossFit Level 1 certificate holder

Ross comes to us with his CrossFit Level 1 cert, he’s a nationally registered paramedic, and has 4 years of CF coaching experience! Ross loves the community feel of our gym and is eager to help you all progress towards your goals! Ross is married, has 3 kids with 1 on the way!