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Jonathan Lopez

OWNER

Jonathan has been participating in CrossFit for over 4.5 years and has been coaching Olympic lifting for over 4 years. He is on the CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Seminar staff, where he coaches Olympic Weightlifting certifications with Coach Mike Burgener and his staff. He is originally from Texas and has a B.S. in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University, a Masters in Higher Education for the University of Arkansas, and is currently finishing up his Doctorate in Higher Education from the University of Arkansas.

He fell in love with Olympic Weightlifting through CrossFit and from that point on he wanted to learn everything he could about the sport. He has certifications through USA Weightlifting and CrossFit Olympic Lifting. He is currently a seminar coach for Coach Burgener with CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting. He has had the opportunity to train with and learn from Greg Everett. He has a passion for teaching athletes Olympic weightlifting.  His favorite Olympic weight lifting athletes are Tommy Kono, Pyrros Dimas, Ilya Ilin, and Lu XiaoJun. His favorite Olympic lifting coaches are Coach Burgener, Danny Camargo, and Greg Everett.  

He has also had the pleasure to learn from and work with 2x Olympic Champion Ilya Ilyin of Kazakstan, Olympic Bronze Medalist Dmitry Klokov of Russia, Olympic Silver Medalist Oxana Slivenko of Russia, Russian National Champion Vasily Polovnikov, Russian Master of Sport Nikita Durnev, US National Head Coach Zygmunt Smalcerz, and 2x USA Olympian Kendrick Farris.  He has also had the pleasure of learning gymnastics from 2008 Olympian Dave Durante.

  • Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology  
  • Masters in Higher Education
  • Doctorate in Higher Education (Dissertation stage) 
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Seminar Staff
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Certified
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Certified
  • CrossFit Defense Certified
  • USAW National Coach
  • USA Weightlifting Assistant Instructor
  • PADI Open Water Certified Diver

 

tiphany lopez

OWNER

Tiphany began CrossFit four years ago after a trip to the CrossFit Games with her then-boyfriend, Jonathan.  Now, four years, one husband, a baby, and two CrossFit boxes later, it’s safe to say she fell in love with it! Tiphany has a competitive dance and cheer background both as a coach and an athlete, but CrossFit certainly did not come easy!  She’s well versed on scaling movements and adapting a WOD to fit any skill level. During her pregnancy, Tiphany maintained a consistent CrossFit workout regimen for 40 weeks, providing another valuable set of scales and modifications to make CrossFit applicable to everyone.  Her favorite workout is Murph, and she never turns down a running WOD. Tiphany’s main focus at CFLR and CFLR-DT is Member Experience and ensuring the care and love we have for our athletes is central to everything we do.

When not at CrossFit, Tiphany works full time as a Pharmaceutical Account Manager and Field Sales Trainer for Galderma Aesthetic & Corrective where she sells a portfolio of facial injectables including Dysport, Restylane and Sculptra Aesthetic.   

  •  CrossFit L-1
  • USAW Sport Performance Coach
  •  PADI Master S.C.U.B.A. Diver
  •  BBA Mississippi State University, Banking & Finance
  •  MBA, Arkansas State University
  •  Ph.D. Business Management, NorthCentral University  (December 2016)

beth ann patterson

CROSSFIT LITTLE ROCK HEAD COACH       DIRECTOR OF CROSSFIT KIDS

Beth Ann was a competitive gymnast growing up before switching to cheerleading and track.  After high school she moved to Colorado where she attended the National Personal Training Institute. In 2004 she became a certified personal trainer through the prestigious National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and in 2011 she became a certified CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. She is a competitive Junior Olympic gymnastics coach with USA Gymnastics and has taken teams to the Arkansas State Championships.  

She is also the Director of our CrossFit Kids program and is finishing her degree in Exercise Science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The favorite part of her job is seeing people hit personal goals and watching members grow in their fitness journey.

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Powerlifting Certified
  • CrossFit Kids Certified
  • NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
  • USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Coach

natalie geisler

COACH - CFLR & DOWNTOWN
FOUNDATIONS COACH

Natalie started her fitness journey in 2009 when she became a certified kickboxing instructor.  Shortly after that she started coaching at a boot camp class in Brinkley, Arkansas.  She started CrossFit 3 years ago and fell in love with it. She is very passionate about fitness and enjoys helping others achieve their weight loss and fitness goals. She loves coaching in group settings as well as one-on-one training. This year Natalie plans to pursue additional levels along with Olympic Weightlifting and CrossFit Gymnastics.

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

 
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Corey Fenton

COACH

Corey is a lover of all sports, especially basketball and water-sports. He has ten years of coaching experience with middle school/junior high basketball teams. Graduated from Bucknell University in 2012 with a degree in Chemical Engineering and is currently an employee of L’Oreal USA at their North Little Rock Plant.  In his spare time he enjoys spending time outdoors with his Golden Retriever Sunny, working out, and playing sports

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • USAW Sport Performance Coach

Alex lomax

INTERN COACH - CFLR

Alex Lomax is a competitive CrossFitter and coach at CrossFit Little Rock. She played softball and basketball from the age of 4 through high school on school and competitive traveling teams. During her summer breaks in college, she was an adventure guide in Durango, CO where she lead backpacking trips, rock climbing and repelling excursions, and white water rafting trips. She was introduced to CrossFit while in Colorado, and found CrossFit Little Rock in February of 2015 and never looked back.

Her favorite things about CFLR are Boy Band Fridays and team WODS on Saturdays. Currently, Alex is finishing up her last year of Pharmacy school at UAMS, and will graduate in May.

  • Bachelors of Science in Biology
  • CPR/AED Certified

 

Stephanie ALIAnelli

INTERN COACH - DOWNTOWN

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Stephanie has been an active CrossFitter for the past 7 years. She is originally from Miami, Florida and has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Florida International University and a certification in Weddings and Events. Her favorite part about CrossFit is the competitive, encouraging nature of it. Stephanie's passion for the sport continues to grow, especially while coaching others. She considers being a coach a humbling experience because she's able to see other athletes grow. 

  • Bachelors of Journalism

 

TRIPP CROSTHWAITE

INTERN COACH - CROSSFIT LITTLE ROCK