Head Coach and Programmer
B.A. Physical Education and Sports Studies, Bethany College
CrossFit Level 1 & Level 2
USAW Level 1
Born and raised in the Burgh (Yinzer through and through),
Matt has spent a majority of his life competing in a variety of sports, and after playing collegiate football from 2006-2009 found himself without a training purpose. He then found CrossFit in 2011 after watching a rerun of the 2010 CrossFit Games, and has been coaching the sport for the last 6 years.
Aside from being a coach, a husband, a dad, and an avid coffee drinker, Matt is also a full time Wellness coordinator and believes fitness training plays a vital role in the success of any program or person. He also strongly believes that while rap music may not make you stronger, it does make you lift more!
Coach Matt’s consistent upbeat and positive energy fosters a training environment at Mayview that allows people to overcome self-doubt or perceived limitations, in order to achieve their full potential.
“My favorite part about coaching is seeing people write on the PR board. It’s just as exciting and fulfilling as hitting a PR of my own.”
CrossFit Level 1
One of Mayview’s “OG” coaches, Christian came to us all the way from Temecula, California, where he was born and raised.
Before finding Crossfit, Christian described himself as a typical gym rat who worked out Monday through Friday.
“I knew I needed to change things up, and by chance I happened to see advertising for a local Crossfit gym. I went to a class and I’ve been hooked ever since.”
Christian’s been doing CrossFit for six years and has been coaching for five.
“Making people believe in themselves and showing them what they can achieve is what makes coaching so much fun and fulfilling for me.”
Christian is known for the compassion and kindness he shows towards others, as well as his sense of humor- always making someone laugh (including himself!) He brings a fun, light-hearted spirit to each class.
Fun fact you may not have known about Christian is that he’s a former bowler who holds a perfect game of 300 under his belt!
Favorite WOD: Helen
Favorite lift/movement: Clean and jerk
When he’s not doing Crossfit, Christian enjoys spending time with friends and family.
CrossFit Level 1
BS and Master’s Accounting & Business Administration – University of Pittsburgh
Lindsey was born and raised in the south hills of Pittsburgh.
Lindsey (aka “Dietz”) found CrossFit at the end of her college career, looking for something to fill the sports void that she had been missing.
“Having grown up playing sports like volleyball and swimming, I missed having that competitive camaraderie, and CrossFit gave me exactly that and so much more!”
After doing CrossFit for nearly 6 years, Lindsey finally took the plunge and got her L1 this past winter, and has transitioned from member to coach here at Mayview.
Beyond the whiteboard, you can also find Lindsey behind the scenes, coordinating all of our social [media] needs!
“Since joining, Crossfit Mayview has become my favorite place to be- my home, and the community has become my family. I’m so blessed and grateful to be apart of something so special.”
Favorite movement/WOD: Cleans, snatches, wallballs, dubs, too many to choose from!
Fun fact outside of the gym: I have vast taste in music – knowing all of the words to rap songs like “Notorious Thugs” to broadway songs like “La Vie Boheme” from Rent!
Favorite podcast: #IncreaseYourImpact.
B.S. Exercise Science – Slippery Rock University
CrossFit Level 1
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
“Burgh-bred,” John has an extensive history working in the sports world, specifically in strength and conditioning.
John gained plenty of valuable experiences working with organizations specializing in sports performance, rehab, and strength training, before eventually stumbling into CrossFit. With his education and experience working with athletes, professional strength coaches and PTs, John is able to provide athletes with additional insight into every movement and exercise.
“I love being a CrossFit Coach and helping to make a positive improvement in the clients I train.”
John joined the Mayview team close to a year ago now, and has consistently been a positive influence ever since, especially on our teens. He can always be counted on for bringing a smile out of someone each and every day and class. “My favorite part about coaching is teaching the athletes to become the best they can be.”
Outside of the gym, John enjoys rock climbing, dirt bike riding, boxing, hiking, learning anything new, and weekend trips with the Mrs.
CrossFit Level 1
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Bachelor’s of Social Work – University of Alabama.
Originally from Mississippi but a Pittsburgh local for the last 11 years, BJ found Crossfit at the age of 45 after some encouragement from her family, and has been a fan ever since.
“It was intimidating at first but quickly became my favorite place to be, and I’m the strongest I’ve ever been.”
When she’s not at the box, BJ loves spending time with her husband and two kids, who also participate in Mayview’s Teen classes.
“The thing I love most about CrossFit is watching members do things they never thought possible when they first walked into the box.”
BJ and her family have built such a strong community at Mayview in such a short amount of time- the positive, upbeat, and welcoming energy that’s been instilled in the gym has been contagious.
“Being a part of the Mayview community brings me great joy and I truly feel privileged to be a part of it.”
We are so grateful to have BJ and her family lead our community – Many thanks for all that she does!