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.
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!
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.
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!
Jule Day – CrossFit Level 1 certificate holder
Living a holistic wellness lifestyle has always been a huge passion of mine. I was an athlete at a young age, starting soccer in kindergarten and playing through part of my college career. Post-graduation, I found myself with more time to focus on my health and nutrition. After several years of cardio sessions, body-building style lifting and local mud-runs I was ready for something different – that’s when I found CrossFit. I was instantly hooked. I love the challenge it brings both physically and mentally every single session. There is ALWAYS something to improve and work on, and you will ALWAYS have cheerleaders in the gym. CrossFit is what got me hooked, but our community is what made me fall in love with it. We are a family (FITFAM!) and we want nothing more than to see each other succeed both in and outside of the gym.
I was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, and still reside here with my husband and two fur-children. My favorite past times outside of the gym include spontaneous outdoor adventures, laughing and the occasional heaping bowl of ice cream topped with peanut butter (Skippy girl all the way).
I LOVE coaching, I LOVE CrossFit and I would LOVE to help you on your fitness journey. The hardest part is stepping through the door, and you’re already half way there 🙂 See you soon!
Nicole Kintzle – CrossFit Level 1 certificate holder
Athletics and functional fitness have always been a huge part of my life! Growing up on a family dairy farm, I was required to do functional fitness on a daily basis. Carrying 5 gallon buckets of feed, milk, and water, throwing hay bales, and chasing down cattle were just a few of those things. I also played volleyball, basketball, and ran track in high school. During that time, as a part of our training, we started lifting weights. I grew to love this as I had that “farm kid strength” that allowed me to perform at a high level.
I had always hoped to find something after high school that was similar to a team like structure as I enjoyed sports and the supportive structure so much. In the winter of 2017 I was strongly encouraged to try out CrossFit after unsuccessfully finding a passion other options. While I was a little nervous at first based on some preemptive assumptions of CrossFit, I realized pretty quick that I found my home. Since then my passion for the CrossFit community has grown significantly! I have accomplished more things than I ever thought possible, and that was all through the support and encouragement of my amazing gym family! I recently obtained my Level 1 Certification in April and have thoroughly enjoyed sharing what I learned and the importance of functional fitness and nutrition. I have also been able to compete with a team, which has been a pretty amazing journey on its own. Overall, the positivity in the gym has allowed me to succeed both physically and mentally in all aspects of life.
I would love to help spark your passion and create a unique fitness journey for you, so come join us at 5SCF and let’s see what we can do!
Carol Bridgewater-Warner – B.A. Physical Education
I’m Carol Bridgewater Warner and I’m excited to get to know you all! I grew up in Benton County and graduated from Luther College with a B.A. in Physical Education. You can usually find me kayaking, biking, showing houses, chasing kids around the track, or doing CrossFit in my spare time. Fitness has always been an important part of my life; besides being a natural stress-reliever, it helps build self-confidence and heals the mind and body! You can always walk away from a workout feeling better than you did when you walked in! I love helping people feel better about themselves through fitness while learning to overcome their “cant’s”.
Luke Lukasko – BA Physical Education, USAW Sports Performance Coach
In high school, I played football, baseball & wrestled and in college, I played football. Fitness has always been a huge part of my life since I was 18. I earned my BA degree in Physical Education at William Penn University. From there I taught high school PE at Cedar Rapids Prairie high school. I also taught functional movement, CrossFit activities & strength and conditioning classes. I was also the Head Strength Coach for the Football Team and Girls Dance team. I recently retired from an awesome 36 year teaching career this past June. Since retirement I have been very eager to get back to teaching my skill set as a coach & trainer. I am excited to be a part of 5 Seasons CrossFit team! I am also certified in the USA Weightlifting Level 1 (USAW).
Jill Boogerd – AAFA Group Fitness & Personal Trainer certified, Team Recharge Faith Based Health Coach
Improving my health and fitness hasn’t always been something I strived for with excitement. Food was used to hide my feelings and exercise was used in frustration to a bad choice. I felt like I was trying to change this mindset yet would hit dead end after dead end.
I began working at a gym in June of 1997 and received a certification with AAFA for group fitness and personal training. Throughout the years I taught everything from step aerobics, group cycling, personal training and Zumba. I loved everything about teaching but I still didn’t love me. I started running in 2003 but even after 12 half marathons and 4 full marathons I still didn’t notice the changes I was looking for in my health, or quite honestly my weight. I realized I needed to shift more to my eating. In doing so, I obtained a Nutrition certification in 2009. Learning how to eat intuitively and to honor my body is where the transformation in me started to take place.
I was introduced to CrossFit in October 2013 and this is where the true mindset shift evolved as CrossFit helped develop both my mental strength and my physical strength. Combining the idea of eating to honor my body, with my faith and ability to do hard things, was the beginning of a whole new path. I believe CrossFit can be used as a tool to bring out a confidence within ourselves we never knew existed. When we do not conform to the patterns of this world but become transformed as we renew our minds and focus on our own strengths and abilities we find our way back to our original design and improve our wellness from the inside out. The icing on the cake was in 2016 when I discovered Revelation Wellness, a faith-based ministry out of Arizona. I became a certified instructor in 2017 and immediately started Team Recharge Faith-Based Health Coaching as well as coaching Faith-Based CrossFit.
Helping others to discover their original design is what gets me excited about being a coach; whether that is within your nutrition, in the gym, or both. I just can’t put into words the feeling you get when you push through the hard and see what you can truly accomplish when you act in faith and discover what your mind and body can accomplish when they work together. I encourage you to come in experience it for yourself. If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you!