Eric
Owner & Coach
Eric is Owner and Coach at A3 Performance.  
Certificates
CF-L1 Trainer

Mike

President, Forza Olympic Weightlifting Club at A3 Performance
Mike has been involved in the sport of weightlifting and the strength and conditioning field for over 30 years. Mike served as High Performance and Coaching Education Director for USA Weightlifting, and was Competition Director for the weightlifting event at the 1996 Olympic Games, the 2009 Pan American Championships, as well as two USA National Championships, National Junior Championships, and the 1992 Olympic Trials.
He has coached international and national championship athletes including competitors in multiple World, and Junior World weightlifting Championships, and was personal coach for the 2000 Olympic gold medalist, Tara Nott-Cunningham.
Mike has served as Manager of Coaching for the United States Olympic Committee, and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Chicago Bulls/Vermeil’s Sports Performance. In addition to weightlifting and strength and conditioning, Mike has also coached track & field at the collegiate and junior college level.
Certificates
MS (Masters of Science)
CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist)
USA Weightlifting Senior International Coach

Programs Coached

Forza Olympic Weightlifting 

January

Part-Time Coach
January knows how to teach individuals in a variety of disciplines.  For the last thirteen years she has taught music and band in the public schools. Add her understanding and intensity for fitness and her participation as an athlete in CrossFit and you have the perfect blend for a CrossFit coach.  Her passion for CrossFit has motivated her to want to share it with others through coaching. She strives to see both adults and children achieve milestones they once thought were unattainable. She is the best combination of teacher, trainer, coach and cheerleader….she shows you how, coaches you through it and cheers for your accomplishments.
Certificates
USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Kids
 

Programs Coached

A3 CrossFit, Bootcamp & Fit Kids 

Justin

Part-Time Coach

Justin is passionate about exercising to push yourself mentally and physically. From a young age he has been in the weight room training for a variety of sports. This led him to become a 2x MHSAA Division 1 All-State wrestler, reaching the state finals in his senior season. This experience taught Justin the value of improving technique, efficiency, and breaking through mental barriers simultaneously. He competes in Crossfit and Olympic Weightlifting at A3 and as an athlete and coach he enjoys helping others to improve and push themselves making their workout experience safe, fun, and rewarding. 

 

Certificates

CrossFit Level 1

USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach

Programs Coached

A3 CrossFit

Joe

Part-Time Coach

Joe is an exercise, fitness and workout fanatic. He is trained in Muay Thai, Western Style Boxing, and Jiu Jitsu in addition to being a dedicated CrossFitter. He enjoys being athletic, competitive, and pushing himself to improve his weaknesses.

As a police officer, Joe understands what it takes to perform at the highest level under both physical and mental stress. His disciplines of martial arts combined with law enforcement and high intensity CrossFit are what make Joe a focused, helpful and enjoyable coach.

His reasons for being in CrossFit are evident in his coaching style. His focus is on your strength, muscle and cardiovascular endurance and agility. Joe coaches like he works out….with passion, determination and purpose.

Certificates

CrossFit Level 1

Programs Coached

A3 CrossFit

Scott

Part-Time Coach

Scott was first introduced to CrossFit in 2009, where he identified quickly with the principles and ideals of the program. He obtained his initial CrossFit Level 1 Trainer certificate in 2010 because he was heavily interested in being able to bring this life-changing training to others. Scott has been blessed with the opportunity to live, work, train, and call himself friends with fellow CrossFitters in over 15 gyms across the world, to include coaching and training at Kandahar CrossFit, located on the Kandahar Air Base in Afghanistan. He is also blessed to have found the love of his life and fiancé, Amanda, through CrossFit. He truly cherishes the connection they share in it. 

Certificates

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

MobilityWOD Certified Coach
CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer 
CrossFit Anatomy Course
CrossFit Scaling Course 
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certified - 2016

Programs Coached

A3 CrossFit 

Part-Time Coach

David developed a love for training and all things physical performance related in High School as an athlete who played football, competed in wrestling and track and field.  He had an opportunity to refine that drive while serving 5 and ½ years in the U.S Army, most of which was spent in the prestigious 101st Airborne.  While in the military David spent time as unit fitness instructor, unit combative instructor as well as designing his units Physical Fitness training regimen.

 

David has been a lifelong proponent of strength training and after finishing his service in the military, he discovered the sport of Olympic Weightlifting.  Since discovering this sport he has done everything possible to learn as much as he can about it and how to help others reach their goals as well.  Although weightlifting is a huge passion for David, his biggest passion in life is helping others.  Through coaching he gets to express this passion and will do whatever he can to help you succeed.

 

Certificates

USAW L1 Sports Performance Coach

USAW L2 Advanced Sports Performance Coach

Elite Tactical Athlete Program (University of Pittsburg Sponsored)

First Aid/CPR

Education

College of Lake County Introduction to Olympic Weightlifting

Programs Coached

Forza Olympic Weightlifting Team

David