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Our Coaches

Christina – Owner

Christina Migliara was born and raised in Ocala, Fl. She has a PhD in General Psychology, Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and multiple state and national level certifications related to mental health. Christina is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, a USAW Level 1 Coach, and has been CrossFitting for 6 years. She is the owner of Coastwise Mediation and Therapy and CrossFit Tailwinds. Christina is married with 2 boys and a dog. Her favorite hobbies include traveling and cooking.

Favorite Indulgence

Pizza

Favorite Workout

Nancy

Favorite CrossFit Moment

Making it onto the podium for 2nd place my second time ever competing, and my husband joining me in CrossFit.

Amy – Head Coach and Operations Manager

Amy was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  She moved to  Tampa FL when she was 10 with her 3 siblings and parents for 17 years before moving to Jacksonville with her husband, Chris. She started gymnastics at the age of 5 eventually attending the University of Florida where she competed as a D1 gymnast while getting her Bachelors of Science in Marketing. Amy has been doing CrossFit for 7 years and is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.  Amy has two cats who are her babies. Her hobbies include helping locals TNR stray cats, spending time at the beach traveling to Spain any chance she gets.

Favorite Indulgence

I eat something sweet/sugary probably everyday. You only live once, enjoy the good stuff!

Favorite Workout

Chipper workouts 

Favorite CrossFit Moment

Hitting a PR on a lift is always fun, but I love watching others PR or get a new skill!

Katie – Coach

Katie Dingler is originally from Michigan but grew up in Orange Park, Florida. She received her BS degree in Exercise Physiology and has worked in the fitness and coaching industry for over 15 years. Katie is currently a 6th grade math teacher and CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. Her hobbies are working out, running, biking, dog sitting, and spending time with family and friends.

Favorite Indulgence

Sweets–I love to bake

Favorite Workout

Nancy or anything that involves running

Favorite CrossFit Moment

Seeing improvements in my athletes. I love being able to share the
excitement of a new PR, a new movement, or a positive change.

Sean – Coach

Sean Hutchinson was born and raised in Palatka, FL where he got an early start into strength and conditioning by participating in Florida High School Weightlifting where he qualified for the Florida State Finals. He secured the silver medal in his weight class after matching the gold medalist in total but losing out on body weight and eventually representing Team USA.  Sean attended LSU-Shreveport, where he earned a Bachelors degree in Community Health. In 2012 he earned his Level 1 CrossFit Certification (and Level 2 CrossFit Certification in 2017) He is now currently Pursuing his Journeyman Electrician Certification through the Electrical Training Alliance of Jacksonville while coaching part-time at CrossFit Tailwinds!

Favorite Indulgence

Orange Chicken with fried rice from Panda express.

Favorite Workout

Fran or any other WOD I can blast through under 3 minutes and feel like dying right after.

Favorite CrossFit Moment

My favorite moment was when I finally convinced my wife (girlfriend at the time) to do a partner/team competition with me and some friends from the gym in DC. It was the hottest most miserable day of workouts ever but it was amazing watching her grit and determination throughout the day. She’s a constant reminder in my life that no matter how tough life gets you have to suck it up and push through it. 

Jean – Coach

Jean Kleber is from Bradenton, FL, but moved to the Jacksonville area after living in South Jersey for over a decade. She has a BS in Psychology and an MBA in Finance. She works as a police officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office where she loves the challenge of building bridges with the community while working in the most violent part of the city. Jean is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. She fell in love with CrossFit six years ago and thrives on seeing new athletes find that same love as they learn what their bodies are capable of. Jean is married to a US Marine, and they have four dogs who think they run the house. Her hobbies include working out, going to the beach, and trying to read while her pups lay on her books and beg for attention.

Favorite Indulgence

Whit’s Salted Caramel Milkshake (Extra Thick with a cherry on top)

Favorite Workout

Murph and anything that involves cycling power cleans

Favorite CrossFit Moment

That moment when a movement finally clicks and it all comes together is magical for me. As an athlete, I love it, but as a coach it’s even more rewarding to help an athlete reach that “AHA!” moment!

Chris – Coach

Christopher Wessler was born at Travis Air Force Base in California but raised in Galloway Township, NJ.  After graduating high school in 2002, he departed for Tampa Florida to attend the University of South Florida.  A year after enrolling, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, Florida Air National Guard, and completed all of this initial training in July 2004. Chris went on to completed fire academy in 2008 and served as a Firefighter in Pinellas County from 2009-2016, moving on from a career in firefighting for a full time opportunity with the Florida National Guard in July 2016. Chris holds the following certifications: CrossFit Level 2, USA Weightlifting Level 1, Precision Nutrition Level 1 and Nutritional Coaching Institute Level 1. Him and his wife, Amy, live in Fleming Island with their ”kids” Chip, Ollie, and Cooper and Chris works fulltime with the Florida National Guard as a Senior Medic.  Chris has done CrossFit for 13 years and coached for 10.

Favorite Indulgence

Goes Nutz for Doughnutz

Favorite Workout

Helen

Favorite CrossFit Moment

Completing a partner competition with my then girlfriend, now wife, Amy and finishing 2nd overall in the mixed teams division.

Bree – Coach

Bree Hellwig is from Buffalo, NY. She moved to Florida in 2002 to pursue a career in education. She worked for 17 years as a teacher, head coach, and assistant principal. Alongside her career, Bree’s passion for fitness defined her. As a former Division I volleyball player, she never stopped loving sports and competition. Finding CrossFit in 2017 was life changing. As a result, in 2019, Bree decided to take her love of teaching to the fitness world and make the leap into coaching CrossFit and teaching yoga full time.  She holds a Master’s in Education and is an RYT500 yoga instructor.

Favorite Indulgence

Chocolate Cake

Favorite Workout

Open Workout 19.1 a.k.a wall balls and rowing (it’s for tall people)

Favorite CrossFit Moment

Welcoming a new athlete into the gym. It’s inspiring to see someone step out of their comfort zone and give CrossFit a try. A few weeks later, they’re hooked! I love seeing that.