THE Two Six Fitness STORY
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.
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.
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.
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
Michael Libbie began coaching CrossFit in Brentwood in 2011, and his focus has always been on the fundamentals of the methodology and individual attention. His experience with clients has ranged from high school baseball players needing strength training to retired couples looking to attain and maintain functionality in their lives.
Over time “Libbie” has slightly shifted towards the strength training aspect of fitness and leads our Powerlifting class. He is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and holds a CrossFit Level 2 certificate. Outside of the gym you’ll find him actively pursuing Jiu Jitsu primarily, yet any sport generally.
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach
Tobi started an intro CrossFit class at CrossFit CWE in 2012 after more than a decade of avoiding fitness, especially cardio. Despite being unable to run 200m or lift a 15kg barbell from the ground, she somehow never quit. She found the CrossFit community warm and welcoming, and even though she always came last in workouts, they applauded every finish.
She even found her husband at 26, after asking for help with her snatch. In 2017, after a few years of coaching, she completed the CrossFit Level 2 Trainer certification. However, she had discovered weightlifting was more her jam than burpees and pull-ups, and in 2020 decided to obtain her USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach certification and found 26 Barbell as an official USAW club. She enjoys scrutinizing everyone’s lifts, but will still tell you you’re a good person even if you miss. She truly believes you are a magical unicorn who can lift heavy weights over your head.
Tobi resides in the CWE with her trophy husband and three beautiful smart-mouthed daughters.
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.
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.
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.
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.