THE Lincoln Nutrition & Fitness: Home of CrossFit Lincoln STORY
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.
CF-L2, Pn-L1, Certified Adaptive and Inclusive Trainer (AIT)
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.
CF L-2, USAW Level 2
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.
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.
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.
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.
CF - L1, Pn-L1, BirthFit Coach & Leader
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.
Coach Landon was a member of CrossFit Lincoln for 2 years before stepping into a coaching role. He enjoys helping everyone invest in themselves through fitness no matter what stage of life they see themselves in. He also has a passion for the sport and enjoys diving into conversations about the CrossFit Games.
Sergio started out doing self-learned heavy lifting, limited movements, and many hours of research for new techniques and programming. Three years later, he gave CrossFit an opportunity. In two months, he noticed the benefits of CrossFit by hitting new benchmarks, achieving better mobility, training more efficiently with coaches correcting his faults and pushing him to new extremes. And now he wants to share his experience and see others succeed in their fitness' journey
Certified Adaptive and Inclusive Trainer (AIT)
After volunteering with the adaptive athlete class on Saturday mornings, Cassaundra is excited to transition into being the head coach for these athletes and a certified Adaptive and Inclusive Trainer. Inclusion is important to her, and bringing these athletes into the community at Lincoln Nutrition and Fitness shows that anyone can do CrossFit. After starting CrossFit in 2018, her life is better for being a part of this community, and she wants to share that with others. After teaching for twelve years, coaching feels like a natural extension of her skills. Outside of the gym, she loves spending time with her husband and their three dogs, quilting, cooking, and reading.
After finishing her college athletic career, Erin spent most of her time running, lifting weights, and kickboxing, until she found CrossFit in 2013. Community has always been what's kept Erin in the CrossFit game and she's quite enjoyed getting to know the members and coaching staff here at LNF.