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THE Lincoln Nutrition & Fitness: Home of CrossFit Lincoln STORY

Phil Kniep owner of Lincoln Nutrition & Fitness: Home of CrossFit Lincoln

Phil Kniep - OWNER

Phil started lifting weights at age 12 by fashioning a barbell and weights out of a broomstick and old milk jugs filled with sand. His determination led him to walk-on to play football at the University of Nebraska. After graduation, Phil was determined to help others and joined the fire department.

During his years as a fire fighter he realized he needed to maintain his physical fitness and began searching for a solution. When he found CrossFit in 2008 he was hooked. Soon he began working out in local parks with several fire fighter buddies and it wasn’t long before CrossFit Lincoln was born.

From the beginning the goal was to help as many people as possible through fitness. Today, Lincoln Nutrition & Fitness, led by Phil, holds the same passion of positively impacting and changing as many lives as possible by creating a strong, brave, healthy community through coaching and education.

OUR coaches

Emily Brede coach at Lincoln Nutrition & Fitness: Home of CrossFit Lincoln

Emily

HEAD NUTRITION COACH/COACH

Loves to help people become their best. After attending classes consistently for over 5 years, Emily was invited to join the full-time coaching staff and began to flourish. She is passionate about you moving and fueling your body well.
Emily is the head nutrition coach, group class coach, personal trainer and team training coach. Emily loves to help you develop confidence inside and outside the gym.

Paul Canarsky coach at Lincoln Nutrition & Fitness: Home of CrossFit Lincoln

Paul

COACH

Was an OG member when he was invited to join the coaching staff at Lincoln Nutrition & Fitness. Paul is known for his love of breathing through your nose, creative core workouts and staying fully grounded with his bare feet while he coaches and works out.
Paul is a group class coach, personal trainer, team trainer and all-around fabulous dude. He works with clients of all ages and fitness levels.

Austin Wiederspon coach at Lincoln Nutrition & Fitness: Home of CrossFit Lincoln

Austin

COACH

Has spent the last 8 years honing his coaching craft in various gyms throughout Nebraska. After a knee injury cut his collegiate football career short, Austin begin rehabbing and working out using the CrossFit methodology. It didn't take long for the owner of his gym to recognize the talent and potential in Austin.
Austin loves to help elevate your fitness level. He coaches group classes, Barbell Club, personal training clients and team training clients. Austin also co-leads the Gymnastics Class.

Logan coach at Lincoln Nutrition & Fitness: Home of CrossFit Lincoln

Logan

COACH

Coach Logan is a long-time endurance athlete who loves to push his limits. As a long-time member at LNF, Logan has increased his aerobic capacity, built strength and battled through injuries as he developed as an athlete.
Logan is a personal trainer and also co-leads the Gymnastics Class.

Theresa coach at Lincoln Nutrition & Fitness: Home of CrossFit Lincoln

Theresa

COACH

Coach Theresa used to LOVE to run, and run, and run. Her love of running hasn't waned, but now she loves the process of training and improving as an athlete that includes weight training, gymnastics and more in her training plan.
Theresa is a personal training and co-leads the Gymnastics Class.

Mark coach at Lincoln Nutrition & Fitness: Home of CrossFit Lincoln

Mark

COACH

Coach Mark is a long-time member of LNF and loves the community. He's open for hugs if you want/need one and he wants you to have a blast every time you step into the building.
Mark is a group class coach and you can find him (usually) in classes in the evening and on Saturdays.

Heather coach at Lincoln Nutrition & Fitness: Home of CrossFit Lincoln

Heather

COACH

Coach Heather fell in love with all things CrossFit during her fitness journey. She is passionate about sharing her love of nutrition, fitness and overall well-being with our community.
Heather is a group class coach, Legends coach (clients ages 55+), personal trainer and BirthFit coach.

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