Meet the Coaches at CrossFit Teneo

The coaches at CrossFit Teneo set themselves apart not only by their complete dedication to you, your fitness, and your health, but in their constant pursuit of improvement in their craft. Each coach carries certifications well beyond the minimally required CrossFit certifications and come from a variety of training backgrounds making them some of the most knowledgeable and skilled in the area. Our Coaches hold the responsibility of your trust in them in the very highest regard and work hard to bring you the very best experience possible!

David Kolton | Coach

Coach David Kolton

I enjoy helping people reach their goals and know that they are healthier and fitter for it! I am an avid learner and love taking classes and participating in continuing education seminars on a regular basis so I can be sure I’m the best I can be at helping others. Having a background in Corrective Exercise (NASM-CES) and Performance Enhancement (NASM-PES) gives me the knowledge on how to properly scale exercises up or down depending on the client’s need which is extremely important in both producing results and minimizing injury.

There is nothing more rewarding than having a client achieve something they thought previously unattainable. The surge of confidence and personal satisfaction they find for themselves is truly incredible! I am honored and humbled to be a part of the process each and every time!

My Background: I was a wrestler in high school but found my true passion in the weight room where in my senior year I set a bench press record which still stands to this day. In my 20’s I worked on building strength and dabbled in bodybuilding, in my 30’s I trained for marathons, raced in lots of 5k and 10k races, and completed a triathlon. Now in my 40’s I actively compete in Crossfit and Olympic weightlifting and find myself stronger and fitter than I have ever been!

Certifications
Crossfit | L-1 Trainer
USA Weightlifting | L-2 Coach
USA Weightlifting | L-1 Coach
USA Weightlifting | Club Coach
Kettlebell L-1 Instructor
NASM | Certified Personal Trainer
ViPR Certified
American Heart Association | CPR & AED
Precision Nutrition | Pn1 Certification
Masters in Political & Justice Studies
Bachelor in Criminal Justice

Continuing Education
National Academy of Sports Medicine:
Corrective Exercise Specialist
Performance Enhancement Specialist
Balance Training
Cardio for Performance
Core Training
Neuromuscular Stretching
Prenatal Client
Reactive Training
Resistance Training

Ongoing Education
Women’s Fitness Specialization (WFS)
Weight Loss Specialization (WLS)
Senior Fitness Specialization (SFS)
USA Weightlifting | National Coach
NSCA | Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Kari Martin | Coach/Owner

I am the current owner of CrossFit Teneo. In 2016 I was a member at this box when the original owners decided they needed to move on to other things. I had been working on opening my own box so it was the perfect opportunity. I was getting married that same month so it wasn’t the perfect time, but we made it work! I am married with 2 extremely athletic boys. I spend my week in the box and my weekend traveling for Motocross or Gymnastics depending on the season. We work really hard to make and keep Teneo a family. We support each other in ways you just don’t see anywhere else!

My Background: In 2011 a friend talked me into trying a CrossFit class. I had no interest in going especially at 5:30am but I went. It was that moment I found what would change everything about fitness for me. I went in feeling pretty fit and left confused. I couldn’t lift the bar, I was a decent runner but paired with the other movements my legs were heavy. I just really sucked, I wanted to quit and leave. Then the community came in. They cheered me on and pushed me to finish. That’s when I  fell in love with CrossFit.

After my first month I wished I had found this sooner. I didn’t understand why this wasn’t in schools and why more kids/teens were not experiencing this awesome lifestyle. That was my “ah-ha” moment and when I decided to get my L1. I finally knew what I wanted to do and it was to have my own box and show as many people as I could this awesome world! I went on and got my L1 and Kids CrossFit cert and ran classes at 2 boxes. Once I started at Teneo I started to get more into weightlifting so I obtained my USAW Certification. After I bought the box I realized that I needed to get a better understanding of nutrition to be able to fully help my community so I got my Precision Nutrition Certification.

I love CrossFit and everything that comes with it. I am not trying to be the “fittest on earth” I just want to be able to keep up with my kids. I love being a strong women and showing others that they can be strong too. Helping people see that their bodies are capable of far more than they realize!

Certifications
CrossFit | L-1 Trainer
CrossFit | Kids

USA Weightlifting | Sports Performance Coach
American Heart Association | CPR & First Aid
Precision Nutrition Coach

Robert Noll | Coach

From a very young age, I developed a love for a variety of sports including wrestling. I thrived on the competition and team camaraderie. As an adult you don’t get that feeling as often as you did as a kid and that’s what I was in search of. I wanted to continue to compete and that’s when I found CrossFit in 2011. It was everything I had been looking for. I was able to compete every day and be part of an awesome team/community. After being a part of Teneo for a few years I realized that I wanted more. I was decent at CrossFit but realized that I loved helping others obtain the skills that I had. That’s when I decided to get my L1 and become a bigger part of Teneo. 

Certifications
CrossFit | L-1 Trainer
USA Weightlifting | Sports Performance Coach
American Heart Association | CPR & First Aid

Michelle Adams | Coach

As a child, I was a fast sprinter, I competed in dance, and did some gymnastics. But to say I was “athletic” is an overstatement. I wasn’t very active, especially in my teen years, and once I entered my 30’s, as a mother of two young girls, I was feeling older than I should.

I decided to make a change. In committing to a healthy lifestyle, I found CrossFit and my love for weightlifting and competing! The community is one of the best things that I have ever had in my life. The support we all give each other is unparalleled. The blend of these elements is what makes it so great, plus all in one hour’s time! I compete every couple months in official events to push myself a little harder and keep getting better!

It became clear to me that my passion for fitness must be furthered by earning my coaching credentials. I steadily completed the classes necessary to coach CrossFit and Weightlifting and Nutrition, checking them off one by one!

Since my fitness journey began, I noticed that all the other areas of my life improved substantially and I am a better mom, friend, employee, you name it! Not only that, I am in the best shape of my life and can keep up with my young kids! I am truly lucky to be able to help others find their best selves through fitness! I look forward to that being you!

Certifications

Crossfit | L-1 Trainer
USA Weightlifting | Sports Performance Coach
USA Weightlifting | Club Coach
NASM | Certified Personal Trainer
American Heart Association | CPR & AED
Precision Nutrition | Pn1 Certification

USAW Advanced Sports Performance Coach (2017)

Matt Dillon | Coach

I am a local, growing up in Clinton Township and going to school at Chippewa Valley, where a majority of the athletic programs were great, and the competition was tough. You could always find me with my teammates training on regular basis. I attended Central Michigan University, where I played Rugby. After graduating I ended up on the East Side Anchormen Rugby Club where I still play today and train.

I attended Central Michigan University, where I studied Exercise Science. I spent that time learning to work with athletes, the general public, and in research. During college, I started training at a CrossFit gym to improve my performance for Rugby and loved the energy and environment. After graduating in 2015, I worked at a few large fitness gyms in the Metro Detroit area. In that time, I was an athlete at CrossFit Teneo for awhile before leaving those companies to return back to school and run the Barbell program here.

Certifications

Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science/Kinesiology

Minor: Athletic Coaching

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

USAW Level 1 Sports Performance

Functional Movement Taping (Rocktape)

MHSAA Master Level Coach

American Heart Association CPR/First Aid.

Ongoing Education:

Physical Therapy Assistant

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