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 more than two years and an athlete for almost three, 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 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.
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 take 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.