Our coaches

Our Coaches

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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 Cheat Meal

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.

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Matt – Head Coach

Matthew Theilacker was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He spent 8 years in the Army, and then pursued education in the aeronautical field at Embry-Riddle as well as in the medical field. Matthew is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, holds several medical certifications, and has been doing CrossFit for 1 1/2 years. Matthew has a German Shepard. His hobbies include cooking, playing guitar, making people laugh, drinking nitro cold brew coffee, and telling people random facts that are clearly proven on Wikipedia.

Favorite Cheat Meal

Fried chicken tenders

Favorite Workout

Hero WOD “The Seven”

Favorite CrossFit Moment

The reactions of people when then they get their first bar and ring muscle up.

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Jessemyn – Coach

Jessemyn Pence is originally from NY and moved to Florida in 2016 with her husband who serves in the Navy. She is a practicing Physical Therapist with 11 years experience. Jessemyn is a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer and has been CrossFitting for 10 years. Her accomplishments include competing in the Crossfit Regionals competition as both an individual and on Team Invictus Unconquerable. Jessemyn is married to Chris and they have 2 kids and 2 dogs. Jessemyn’s hobbies include traveling and hiking.

Favorite Cheat Meal

Dr. Pepper

Favorite Workout

Cindy

Favorite CrossFit Moment

Meeting my husband Chris at CrossFit Invictus and competing in regionals together.

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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 Cheat Meal

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.

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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 Cheat Meal

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. 

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David – Coach

David Hooper was born and raised in Nashville, TN. He has served in the Navy for 10 years as a photojournalist and command fitness leader. He earned a B.S. in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was honored as the 2020 National Olmsted Scholar for his research into Horticultural Therapy for Veterans. He is also a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. His hobbies include hanging out with family, CrossFit, playing golf, watching golf tournaments, thinking about golf, and practicing his golf swing in mirrors and shiny surfaces like car windows and the like. 

Favorite Cheat Meal

Chips and Salsa (no sharing)

Favorite Workout

Linda

Favorite CrossFit Moment

My favorite moments have been working out with my wife, amazing people from U.S. Navy warships on deployment, to a tiny box above a restaurant in Belize, and everywhere in between. The people make the moments memorable! 

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Amy – CrossFit Gymnastics Coach

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 and has been doing CrossFit for 7 years. 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 Cheat Meal

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!