What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is a lifestyle characterized by safe, effective exercise and sound nutrition. It involves constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. CrossFit can be used to accomplish any goal, from improved health to weight loss to better performance. The program works for everyone — people who are just starting out and people who have trained for years.
CrossFit PPG is conveniently located across the street from the West Gwinnett Aquatic Center at 4505 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
With over 4,000 square feet, our facility provides the hub for life-changing fitness in the Peachtree Corners / Berkeley Lake area. It includes a shower, changing area and kid friendly play area in lobby.
TJ was born and raised in Nashville, TN. and has been a resident of GA for just over 10 years. TJ is married and has2 beautiful daughters. From early on in life he was always active whether it was recreational activities such as riding dirt bikes, playing golf, or racing go karts to organized team sports such as playing football and running track.
In 2016 he discovered CrossFit. “I clearly recall my first step into PPG and was welcomed with open arms. I was looking for something different as the LA Fitness schedule of bi’s and tri’s on Wednesdays and chest on Monday’s had become boring. I have since then fell in love with CrossFit and am now a Level 1 CrossFit Coach. It is an absolute pleasure to me that I get to witness people of all ages hitting new PR’s and living life t to the fullest.”
Atlanta Native, Virginia has had a love for fitness since she was a young girl competing in ballroom dancing. After getting married and having two children, she found her new passion in teaching fitness classes and helping others be the best version of themselves they can be.
In 2019 Virginia ventured into the Crossfit world for the first time and joined Crossfit PPG. The close knit community became a part of her family and she was hooked. The relationships and comradery soon became just as important as her love for staying active. Crossfit became the perfect blend of both! And finally in 2021 she completed her L1 certification to continue her portfolio of fitness education.
Originally born and raised in Toronto, Canada, a lifetime of athletics and involvement in sports has come full circle with the discovery of CrossFit. A current resident of Peachtree Corners, Steve married with 2 beautiful children. The methods, theories, and scientific approach to CrossFit are what attracted him to CrossFit and the results have followed easily. He has been an avid Crossfitter for over 10 years and with years of coaching youth hockey and lacrosse, he obtained his CFL-1 Certificate to become a trainer to share his love of the sport and to simply, improve lives. Consistently striving to provide the most in-depth training and experience for our members, Steve obtained his advanced CFL-2 Certificate in June of 2019 at CrossFit Mayhem in Cookville, Tennessee.
As a 25 year law enforcement agent and former United States Marine, the need for being physical fit goes without saying. But he also believes CrossFit is also about living our best lives…to be physically prepared to accept any challenge that our day dictates with confidence and strength. CrossFit develops not only ‘abs’, but relationships, confidence, self-esteem, and provides a path for both physical and mental toughness that doesn’t come in any other program. He is passionate about coaching and assisting athletes in reaching their goals.
Takeiya “TK” Monett
Born and raised in Detroit Michigan where she attended Cody High-school and played varsity basketball moving on to attend WSU to receive a Degree in Buisness information systems. Tk left Michigan in 2007 to pursue a career in Sales and Marketing with At&t where she would work as a regional sales trainer for 10 years in Orlando Florida. During this time she also picked up a love for boxing and kickboxing.
In 2017 she would leave Florida and relocate to Duluth GA where she would enter the automotive industry for sales and marketing. While still training in the sport of boxing she decided it was time to elevate her strength training.
In 2021 she joined CrossFit PPG as a member and immediately fell in love with the sport and community.
As she elevated in the sport she decided that she wanted to share her love and passion with others and became a CF L1 coach in the summer of 2022. TK teaches the morning crossfit classes through out the week and enjoys seeing new faces and seasoned member’s evolve in the sport.
She plans to continue her education in the sport of crossfit and compete in higher level competitions through the next couple of years.
Adrian was born and raised in savannah, Georgia and is a Georgia Southern Alum. He is married with two kiddos which is the primary motivation to stay in shape and make healthy choices. Played football, tennis and baseball in high school and college but after graduation he found out that professional life detoured athletic pursuits.
Some years later and nearing the end of the pandemic he found CrossFit PPG. 6 months later and 30lbs lighter he decided he wanted to make as much of a profound impact as a coach as PPG made on him.
Level one achieved with aspirations to complete Level two with programming and nutrition as well. The continuing education, community of amazing people and benefits through all aspects of life is what keeps PPG his second home!
Lauren is an Atlanta native and was a four-sport letterman athlete in high school. She also played one year of college tennis. She has always enjoyed being active but wanted to take her fitness beyond the routine of bi’s and tri’s at the local globo gym. When she found CrossFit, it was full steam ahead from there, and she’s never looked back.
After CrossFitting as an athlete for about 2 years and seeing her strength and endurance increase, she became CF-L1 certified. Recently she attended the CrossFit Specialty Course for Gymnastics and enjoys continually learning more about the sport and movements and helping to make athletes better.
She is a Kindergarten special education teacher by day and enjoys sharing her passion for fitness with the younger generation.