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!

Mitchell Mills | Owner/Head Coach

Certifications

Crossfit | L-1 and L-2 Trainer
USA Weightlifting | Sports Performance Coach
CrossFit Weightlifting
NCSF

Liz Mills | Owner/Head Nutritionist

Certifications

Master Coach in USATFCCA

Crossfit Level-1 | CPR Certified

Precision Nutrition Level-1

Michelle Adams | CF-Coach

As a young 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 try to compete every so often in local 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 American Heart Association | CPR & AED Precision Nutrition | Pn1 Certification

Justin Brickman | Coach

Coach Justin Brickman

 

Ever since I was a little kid I’ve always been active, my parents tell me all kinds of stories about how I would run around the house and climb on everything. They encouraged it and let me try just about any sport I wanted. I started with karate and T-ball, and as I got older it became baseball, football and basketball. Ran track in middle School as well as football and basketball.  Just out of high school I really got into weight lifting did that for the next couple years. Then I found running and triathlons. I competed in several races including numerous 5k’s, several half marathons and a full marathon. When I realized I wasn’t the greatest swimmer, I decided to do a duathlon instead. Then I found CrossFit and I fell in love with it. So much so that it inspired me to become a coach and help others to improve themselves both physically and mentally. Since I started CrossFit I’ve found a passion in helping others reach there fitness goals while I’ve achieved my own.  I’ve lost 30lbs since starting CrossFit and it’s helped me not only become healthier but a better all around person.

Certifications

Crossfit | L-1 Trainer

USA Weightlifting | Sports Performance Coach

CF Gymnastics

CPR AED: Child CPR AED & Infant CPR

Lloyd Burns | Coach

Certifications

CrossFit | L-1 Trainer

American Heart Association CPR&First Aid

Michael Pacella | CF-Coach/Nutrition Coach

I’ve always enjoyed competing. Ive played many sports competitively. Hockey, soccer, basketball, golf…I’ve always had something to fuel the competitive side in me. I use to be the typical “bro” working out at Lifetime fitness. Ive had plenty of arm days, chest days…Not too many leg days. Decided I needed a change. Walked into Teneo on a random Saturday to see what it was all about. Did my first week and I was like, “damn, you people are crazy! Im staying, I fit right in!”
About a year into crossfit, decided to get my USAW L1. Then a few months later decided to get my L1 crossfit certification. I’ve grown to love Crossfit. Its frustrating at times when you first start out, trust me. I’ve gone through the growing pains. I want to bring athletes the knowlegde and help them develop into the athlete they desire to be while also obtaining the goals I set for myself. I want to be a positive influence that motivates people to be better than they were yesterday. Lets put some work in, have fun, and enjoy this awesome community!

Certifications

Crossfit | L-1 Trainer

USA Weightlifting | Sports Performance Coach

CF Gymnastics

American Heart Association CPR&First Aid

Brianna Senkus | Nutrition Coach

I have always been drawn to how nutrition impacts athletic performance.  Growing up as a gymnast, I became aware of how I needed to fuel my body in order to compete successfully. After my run with gymnastics, I transitioned into crossfit.  With crossfit being  a primarily high intensity based activity, I noticed proper nutrition was vital to my success.  I decided to major in nutrition at Oakland University to further study the relationship between nutrition and peak athletic performance, but along the way realized how much misinformation about nutrition is being spread. I wanted to become well versed in coaching nutrition as well, so I enrolled in the Precision Nutrition certification.  Fueling your body properly does not have to be difficult. It is my goal to bring evidence based nutrition information to the community in an easily understood  and applicable way.

Certifications

In progress: Health Science/Nutrition

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