Coaches

Jamie Knight – Owner/Coach

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • USA Weightlifting (USAW) Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
  • CPR/AED

Jamie is a 26 year Army veteran with two deployments supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. His passion for fitness started while serving in Iraq where he quickly learned and excelled. Upon returning, he became an ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer. During his time as a CFT he was introduced to CrossFit and has been in awe of it since. When not coaching or studying, Jamie likes spending time at home with Jen, the kids and the dogs.

“What I love seeing is when the light bulb goes on and people realize they can do something they never imagined before.”

Paul Baumgarten – Owner/Coach

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CPR/AED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kassie “KC” Patchak – Coach in Training

  • CrossFit Level 1

KC started weightlifting in 1990 when the high school football coach took her under his wing and started training her with his football athletes during their off season. KC fell in love with intense workouts and lifting heavy, she discovered CrossFit in 2013 and immediately knew she found her tribe. KC was a member at a globo gym at the time and started incorporating CrossFit movements in to her workouts. KC learned the movements on her own by watching videos and took those movements back to the gym and taught her lifting partner.  KC loves trail running and hitting the hills whenever possible, she enjoys CrossFit competitions, any kind of team competitions. KC sticks to a primarily paleo diet, and is happy to discuss nutrition with anyone that wants to hear about her nutrition journey and is looking for suggestions on how to start their own journey. KC joined Trollway in February 2016.

“I love the community and I love seeing athletes meet their goals and get excited about meeting their next goal.”

 

Jen Knight – CrossFit Kids

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Kids
  • CPR/AED

Jen was a former ballerina and played sports in high school but she never clicked mentally with those activities like she did with CrossFit.  Jen started her CrossFit journey in February of 2015 after many years of lacking in any consistent fitness work.  The journey has been a wonderful experience, she has seen her physical abilities return and has been part of the wonderful CrossFit community at a gym in Madison and Trollway CrossFit.  Jen’s love of CrossFit lies in the potential that is out there for every person regardless of their current fitness level.  She is particularly interested in keeping kids fit and healthy in a fun way so they form great habits that will stay with them for life.  

“I have met amazing people while doing CrossFit and many of them have become close friends.  The CrossFit community brings people together that may never cross paths under any other circumstances.  You know, like the Breakfast Club.”

 

Jackson – Mascot

All gyms need a good dog.  Jackson loves everyone and likes to dish out the dog kisses when his CrossFit pals are working on their handstand push ups.