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Who We Are?

CrossFit Octopus is not just a gym, but a diverse community including full-time moms, elite athletes, police officers, business executive, members of the military, etc. CrossFit workouts are comprised of constantly varied functional movements, such as pushing/pulling/squatting/lifting, executed at high intensity.

There are no machines at CrossFit Octopus. Instead, there are kettle bells, barbells, and a huge space outside for running, jumping, climbing, and throwing. Our workouts are scalable, which means completely new beginners and CrossFit elite athletes can complete the same workout with different modifications.

There are many areas of fitness where you will find great improvement once you start at CrossFit Octopus: strength, flexibility, stamina, endurance, speed, coordination, agility, and balance. CrossFit is for you if you want to get into shape, lost interest in your regular gym routine, looking to get faster or stronger in a sport you already do, or just want to look great for the summer!

Instructors

Team Octopus is home to top-notice trainers, top professional fighters, and motivated members who are excited to learn and share their Martial Arts and fitness experience. We have a great staff of some of the most sought after instructors in Atlanta who have years of professional industry experience. Besides their expertise, they’re the friendliest people around who understand that not everyone is a professional fighter and always try to cater their training techniques to each individual’s skill level. When you take a class at Team Octopus, you’ll know that you’re in good hands. Check out the individual trainer's profile pages to learn more about them, their accomplishes, experience, and training methods.   ​
Kaitlynn (Panda) Anderson Kyle Waters Huong Siegal

Kaitlynn (Panda) Anderson

Diego Saraiva - MMA, BJJ Kaitlynn (Panda) Anderson was introduced to CrossFit through a competition. Without previous experience, and being the only female to compete, she placed and won a membership to Extreme CrossFit. That was it though, she was hooked. There was never enough CrossFit so she was then mentored by her coach and went for the Level 1 Certification. It was still not enough, seeing the need for her female athletes, Coach Panda received her CrossFit Defense Certification from Tony Blauer himself. Having been with Extreme CrossFit for a year, it was a move back home that brought her to Georgia. Panda has been a Coach for over 2 years and an athlete for almost 3 and she still can't get enough CrossFit, taking advantage of every learning opportunity and is driven to one day obtain the prestigious CF-L4. Coach Panda is also part of a Barbell Club and competes in Olympic Lifting Meets. Cookies and Kilos 2015-Gold Medal Masters 75+kilo weight class The HD Classic 2016-Gold Medal Masters 75+kilo weight class

Kyle Waters

Kyle Waters found CrossFit in late 2011 on Youtube. He was that guy in the Globe Gym doing CrossFit, and soon thereafter, he found a box and the rest was history. His athletic background is in track and field on the D1 Collegiate level. The certifications that he holds are through USA track and field, USA weightlifting, and a L1 in CrossFit. Kyle has been coaching since 2014, with plans to further his certifications as well as his overall education and knowledge of fitness.

Huong Siegal

Diego Saraiva - MMA, BJJ At a friend’s urging, Huong finally tried out Crossfit.  She was hooked and never looked back.   She loved it so much that she wanted to share her passion for Crossfit with others and decided to get her Level 1.  Seeing how Crossfit transformed her strength and power, she loves to empower women to lift heavy to get stronger.  Huong’s background of lifting came from the bodybuilding world where she competed in figure competitions.  When she’s not coaching or doing a WOD, Huong’s other passions include rock climbing, mountaineering, yoga, skiing, mountain biking, backpacking, and any other sports that takes her outside.  Huong and her husband enjoy adventure travel and an active lifestyle together.  She started rock climbing because she had a fear of heights and that soon led to mountaineering.  Huong has been to Everest base camp and Kala Patthar in Nepal and summited Mount Aconcagua in December 2011 at 22, 841 feet for her honeymoon.  She was also the first Vietnamese person to accomplish this feat.   When she’s not active, she enjoys healthy cooking and baking.