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Our Team

Our Team

Jody Waring

Jody Waring, Co-Owner, Trainer

I have over 30 years of experience within the training and health industry, in addition to personal athletic and training pursuits and competitive sport. I have worked in many different aspects of the fitness and health industry. I graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in Exercise Science with a specialty in Cardiac Rehabilitation. I spent the first part of my career working in Physical Therapy Clinics and in the hospital setting as a Cardiac and Pulmonary Exercise Specialist. I also dabbled in various jobs as a personal trainer and Licensed Massage Therapist. I have competed as a Natural Fitness Competitor and played many sports throughout my life. Needless to say, I have seen many different aspects of the health and fitness industry. In 2008 I was introduced to CrossFit while stationed in Sigonella with the Navy. I started my journey in an aircraft hangar throwing some weights around with a group of Navy Special Ops guys. It took me a few years to finally get the courage up to seek out a CrossFit gym in NH. Once I did, I was hooked! I have never looked back since.

Qualifications and Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach
  • Burgener Strength Weightlifting Level 1 Certificate
  • Functional Movement Systems Level 1 Certified
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified
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Glen Waring, Co-Owner, Trainer

My CrossFit journey began in 2013 after being introduced to it, and hearing about from my wife Jody. Not being one that enjoyed going to the gym, but always wanted to be more fit, stronger, and healthier, finding CrossFit was like finding the Holy Grail. The constantly varied programming, variety of movements, skills, and the community was exactly what was needed to keep me motivated, interested, challenged, and showing up every day.
Having coached youth sports for nearly two decades, and the primary sport being hockey, I found I greatly enjoy helping others improve their skills, abilities, and overall success at their sport. Once my sons moved on to high school and I no longer was coaching them and their friends, I realized how much I missed coaching. Therefore, going for my CrossFit Level 1 Trainer certificate was on my “to do” list. In 2018 I was able to check that off the list. Since then I have also acquired the CrossFit Gymnastics Certificate, and the Burgener Strength Weightlifting Level 1 Certificate.

Qualifications and Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Certificate
  • Burgener Strength Weightlifting Level 1 Certificate
  • USA Hockey Level 4 Coach Certificate
  • USA Hockey Level 3 Official
  • USA Hockey – State of NH Instructor of Officials
  • CPR/AED Certificate
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Justin Strevig, Trainer

Justin began like many thinking he would tip-toe into the waters of CrossFit based on the recommendation of a friend. However, also like many others, he quickly developed a love of all the tremendous benefits that CrossFit brings and dove head first into the sport of fitness. This immediate passion for CrossFit propelled Justin into coaching of the sport as it parallels his experience as a long-standing military officer and military instructor. Since that time, Justin has helped develop hundreds of young men and women in leadership and fitness. Justin brings his dedication to the development of others to his own gym where he continues to make a positive impact on those around him. He carries around more body hair than most people can deadlift – but don’t mess with him or Dian Fossey will hurt you. Don’t get it? It’s a “Gorillas in the Mist” reference – don’t worry, I had to Google it too.

Qualifications and Certifications

  • Certified CrossFit Level 3 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids Certificate
  • CPR/AED Certificate
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Nikki Steinhart, Trainer

Born and raised in NH, Nikki has always been an athlete, playing college soccer and softball, and she has coached both sports for many years at several levels. She sports a Master of Sport Administration with a Certificate of Athletic Administration. Her body is her temple: no tattoos and ears pierced only once. She’s been a CrossFitter since March 2013, and has been a CrossFit certified trainer since April of 2014. The quickest way to her heart? Pizza and chocolate. Nikki’s words of wisdom: “I believe that the desire to change is more important than the willingness to compromise, and that real change takes real work. CrossFit is conditioning for all of Life’s random circumstances. It is absolutely for everyone.” Nikki loves cats!

Qualifications and Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids Certificate
  • CPR/AED Certificate
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Adam Hawkins, Trainer

Adam is father to two amazing kids and has been married to the love of his life, Samantha – an avid (and better) Crossfitter – for 10+ years. Adam and Samantha lead a healthy and active lifestyle and love spending time with friends and family in the Lakes Region, Bristol, NH and Wells, ME. He also has a self-proclaimed love for Batman and Jon Snow.

Adam is a native of New Hampshire and grew up in Lakes Region. In school, Adam enjoyed team sports and played school basketball as well as AAU travel basketball. While attending the University of New Hampshire, Adam experienced Division I athletics while acting as a student coach’s assistant for the Men’s basketball team. Adam has also coached elementary, middle and high school basketball in Belmont and Gilmanton, New Hampshire.

Adam has served his New Hampshire community for over 16+ years as a police officer for the Town of Belmont / Belknap County Sheriff’s Department. He served in the capacities of Patrol Commander, Supervisor, Special Deputy, SWAT assistant team leader, and head trainer. Currently, Adam serves as a Lieutenant with the New Hampshire Police Academy in Concord. His primary assignments lie with the full-time police academy where he oversees the strength and conditioning program and officer survival tactics.

Adam’s passion has always been to inspire, lead and to COACH! Adam is beyond excited to be part of this amazing Battle community and to help inspire everyone to be their best on and off the floor!

Qualifications and Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Scaling Certificate
  • CrossFit Spot the Flaw Certificate
  • CrossFit Lesson Planning Certificate
  • CrossFit Kettlebell Certificate
  • CrossFit Judges Certificate
  • Burgener Strength Weightlifting Level 1 Certificate (Nov 2019)
  •  NHPSTC Instructor Development
  •  CPR/AED trained
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Nick Waring, Trainer

Nick lives in Gilmanton, NH where he has lived his whole life. He has a very close relationship with his parents Jody and Glen and his younger brother Ryan; all of them also enjoy and participate in CrossFit. Nick began high school at Tilton School in 2012 as a freshman. In preparation for the high level of sports that are played at prep school, Nick began his fitness journey the summer before starting at Tilton. Nick was heavily involved in sports throughout his four years at Tilton, playing hockey all four years and lacrosse for three. After finding CrossFit in the fall of his sophomore year, 2013, he began introducing it to friends and teammates at school. By the fall of his senior year, 2015, Nick had attained his CrossFit Level 1 Certificate, using it to help coach friends and teammates at the school gym and the gym he has at home in his garage. After graduating from Tilton in 2016 Nick used his CF L-1 and volunteered with the strength and conditioning program at Tilton School working with the hockey team he had previously played on. Nick was also one of the assistant coaches for the hockey program that same year. Nick has been doing CrossFit for 5+ years and has been coaching since the spring of 2017. In addition to having his CF L-1 Nick also has his CrossFit Kids Certification and his Level 1 USA Weightlifting Certification.

Qualifications and Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids Certificate
  • USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach
  • CPR/AED Certificate
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Alexis Lucas, Trainer

Coach Alexis has been a long time Battle; a 4 year CrossFitter who got her Level 1 trainer certification in 2016. She has always had a love for sports and working out, and now she has found her calling: CrossFit. She routinely takes on challenges in her fitness life (1/2 Marathons, Tough Mudders and Spartan races). Anything that challenges her she hits head on, kinda like getting her coaching Certification. She’s a full time Occupational Therapist and a mother of 2 crazy space monkeys (boys) so she knows how to teach people new things that will help improve their life. Now a 7 year crossfitter, working towards her level 2 certification, and adaptive training certification. Alexis is currently CPR, first aid responder certified, and advance EMT/Paramedic certified. Still a FT Occupational therapist her passion in motivating individuals and children to keep moving, enjoy the outdoors, try new things. Both of her careers have the ability to teach individuals new things, help them achieve their goals and inspire them. You are never too young, too old, disability or not, anything can be done with determination.

Qualifications and Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids Certificate
  • EMT/Paramedic, First Responder Certified
  • CPR/AED Certificate
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Jay Tanguay, Trainer

Coach Jay spent several years trying to get in shape through various forms of exercise. Like many people, he couldn’t find a workout routine that he really enjoyed. That all changed when he came into Battle CrossFit over three years ago. He started coming in to workout a couple of times a week. Then three times. He told himself he could stop whenever he wanted but he knew he was only fooling himself. Now he’s in here five times a week and he gets a nasty case of the shakes if he goes two days without doing some pull ups (and to think, he couldn’t do a single pull up when he started). Jay blames his addiction on our community. “Everyone is just so nice and supportive…I can’t help but to come in and workout with these awesome people.” Jay became a CrossFit Level 1 trainer in 2017 and now he wants to help you get better and meet your goals. Coach Jay spent several years trying to get in shape through various forms of exercise. Like many people, he couldn’t find a workout routine that he really enjoyed. That all changed when he came into Battle CrossFit over three years ago. He started coming in to workout a couple of times a week. Then three times. He told himself he could stop whenever he wanted but he knew he was only fooling himself. Now he’s in here five times a week and he gets a nasty case of the shakes if he goes two days without doing some pull ups (and to think, he couldn’t do a single pull up when he started). Jay blames his addiction on our community. “Everyone is just so nice and supportive…I can’t help but to come in and workout with these awesome people.” Jay became a CrossFit Level 1 trainer in 2017 and now he wants to help you get better and meet your goals.

Qualifications and Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • State NH Elementary Education (K-8) Certificate
  • CPR/AED Certificate
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Jim Shelby, Trainer

A transplant to NH, Coach Jim is a former Marine, currently serving in the NH Army National Guard. He jumped head first into CrossFit with the idea of improving on his health, fitness and quality of life. Bitten by the CrossFit bug, he took the Level 1 Certification just months after beginning his journey, with the intent of getting a little more granular understanding of the movements and functionality. Known to be a motivator, Jim loves to push Athletes to that next level, working with them to always strive for one more rep!!!

Qualifications and Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Judges Course
  • CPR/AED Certificate