THE Two Six Fitness STORY

Kim Yawitz Owner of Two Six Fitness

Kim Yawitz, RD - OWNER

Kim was recognized her senior year of high school for having the least natural athletic ability of any student her gym teacher had ever coached (but she tried really hard, hence the award). She always tells people, if she can do CrossFit, anyone can do CrossFit.

She reluctantly joined CrossFit 26 (now Two Six Fitness) after the birth of her third child in 2014, loved it so much she began coaching in early 2018, and assumed ownership of the gym in 2019.

In addition to owning Two Six Fitness and coaching group classes, Kim is also a registered dietitian nutritionist and the author of the Renaissance Periodization book Nutrition for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. She’s been featured as a nutrition subject matter expert for the Food Network, Reader’s Digest, Elite Daily, Simplemost, Eat This Not That, Everyday Health, SHAPE, the Vitamin Shoppe, and other publications.

She loves to cook and read in her spare time.

OUR coaches

Josh Coach at Two Six Fitness

Josh Hildebrand

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, XPT Certified Coach Affiliate

Josh is a Firefighter/Paramedic, a Marine Corps Veteran who served two combat tours. He is passionate about human optimization, specifically through breath, heat and cold exposure. Josh started his CrossFit journey in 2008 while training for competition in the Firefighter Combat Challenge. His team made it to Worlds, the highest level of the competition.

He was immediately hooked on the CrossFit methodology for its efficacy not only in fitness and competition but in life and overall health.

Carly Coach at Two Six Fitness

Carly King

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, The Gymnastics Course

Carly is a CrossFit Level 2 trainer with a passion for helping athletes get out of their comfort zones and achieve more than they thought possible. A former competitor, Carly has done CrossFit for 12+ years. In addition to being a CrossFit Level 2 trainer with specialty training in gymnastics, Carly is a mom and a baking enthusiast.

Gary Kreitler Coach at Two Six Fitness

Gary Kreitler

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Gary's CrossFit journey started nine years ago right here at CrossFit 26 and he's never looked back. His sole reason for getting into CrossFit was that the methodology was transferable to his career as a paramedic/firefighter. His CrossFit philosophy is to have fun with friends and get a little fitter every day.

Elizabeth Reid Coach at Two Six Fitness

Elizabeth Reid

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Ten years into a corporate career without paying attention to her health, Elizabeth decided it was time for a change. She cleaned up my diet, started exercising and bounced around a couple of local gyms. After seeing the 2013 CrossFit games on television, she decided she HAD to try that. She thought she'd join 26 for 2 months and then move on (seriously). Eight years later, she's still hooked!

Elizabeth loves sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm with all of our members. She believes that joining 26 has improved so many areas of my life. Her health has improved, she’s gained an awesome group of great friends, and her confidence and belief in herrself that grows from learning new skills has spread into all aspects of her life. She’d love the opportunity to cheer you on and help you find your inner, and outer, strength.

Sarah Plumb Coach at Two Six Fitness

Sarah Plumb

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, The Brand X Method

Sarah is a former swimmer and triathlete who started CrossFit because she loves a good challenge. With her encouraging demeanor, her positive energy, and her preference for 90s hip hop, Sarah's Saturday morning classes are the perfect way to unwind after a long week.

Safi Jabbar Coach at Two Six Fitness

Safi Jabbar

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

A software engineer by day and a coach by night, Safi is a true WOD tactician. He loves breaking down complex movements into component parts, and helping athletes move more efficiently. In addition to being a great coach, he's also a devoted uncle who loves a heavy barbell.

Lauren Kimmerly

DC, MS, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Lauren discovered CrossFit in 2017 while playing collegiate rugby and quickly recognized it as a way to improve her skills on the pitch. The 26 community welcomed Lauren with open arms and she's been a part of the coaching staff since 2021. A graduate of Logan University, Lauren holds a Doctorate of Chiropractic and Master's of Sports Science and Rehabilitation. She enjoys studying human movement and is committed to helping others achieve their health and wellness goals. Lauren loves a good chipper or a heavy barbell workout.

Chelsea Stone

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Chelsea is a former roller derby athlete from Arch Rival Roller Derby. With a career that spanned 11 years in competitive roller derby, she found a love for strength training and sports performance. After retiring from roller derby, she was searching for a new community to be a part of and found the CrossFit 26 family. She believes that CrossFit is for everyone and anything can be scaled. Always listen to your body!

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