COACHES

  • Chris Arcure Owner / Coach


    Chris’s CrossFit career began 11 years ago after 18 years as a martial arts instructor and tournament fighter. After his first CrossFit workout he decided this was the activity for him. 11 years later he is still working out and coaching others. Chris has trained thousands of people throughout the years including United States Army and Marines. Chris designed and developed the strength and conditioning program at Huron Valley Volleyball club and has worked closely with several area other schools in sports specific conditioning and injury prevention. Wolverine Strength is his home away from home.Some say that his favorite animal is steak, and that he once hospitalized a brick! All we know is, If you ever need anything, just ask Chris. He knows a guy…

  • Thomas Reesbeck Owner/Coach


    Thomas has a natural passion to help people and to learn from them. This passion has followed him into sports and fitness. Studying Bio-Mechanics in college, learning many diverse sports, and staying constantly challenged continued this trend. Tom played soccer for years, will still wrestle if anyone would let him, and is always ready for a new adventure or just play a game of anything.Thomas found CrossFit when searching for a better type of gym after he moved out to Michigan from New Jersey. Lifting weights and running is fun, but learning from Youtube, Wikipedia, and Books just didn’t replace the successful feeling of being coached.  Playing sports under a good coach was always more successful. He sought out CrossFit for the community and the coaching, and never looked back.Along the adventure of CrossFit, Thomas continued training, learning, and studying to get his Level 1. Then continued to learn from everyone he met and on this journey met similar awesome people. This resulted in developing the bond between athletes and coaches. Eventually creating a better CrossFit gym without any limits with many great people.

    Achievements:

    CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

    First Aid Certified

    CPR/AED Certified

  • Mike O’Brien Head Coach

    A fitness professional since 1999, Mike O’Brien’s mission is to serve the community by providing coaching, programming and customer service of the highest quality. He demands continuous improvement in these areas, from himself and his staff.   Mike has coached over 100,000 athletes and has logged over 100,000 hours training others. To develop and refine his skills as a fitness trainer, Mike has worked with over twenty established personal trainers, group fitness instructors and coaches. But Mike has never settled in his study—he is always working to learn new coaching skills, new methods of injury prevention and new ideas for fitness programming.   Prior to his career in athletic training, Mike was an early childhood educator for a decade, until a back injury inspired him to learn about human physiology. That study ignited a passion to teach others about injury prevention, and prompted Mike to shift his educational focus to athletics. His keen interest in injury prevention has never died, and   Mike is known for taking great interest in his clients’ injuries, demonstrating specific stretching and strengthening techniques to assist in recovery and developing modifications of exercises to allow clients to continue making fitness strides without exacerbating existing injuries.  

    Achievements:

    CPR and First Aid
    CrossFit Level 1 and 2
    CrossFit Coaches Prep Course
    CrossFit Endurance
    CrossFit Gymnastics
    CrossFit Kettlebell
    CrossFit Kids
    CrossFit Powerlifting
    USAW Level 1

  • John Loudermilk Coach

    CrossFit Level 1 TrainerFire Fighter

  • Will Wakefield Coach


    Will, an Ann Arbor native, was a 7-time All-American swimmer at Kenyon College. His passion for athletics and competition led him back to a career in coaching after graduation. With over 15 years of experience coaching athletes of all ages and ability levels from beginners to Olympic Trials qualifiers, Will has a passion to help others exceed their goals.

    While working as an NCAA swim coach, Will was designing the team’s strength program and found CrossFit. He immediately recognized its potential for his athletes, and 7 years later, CrossFit is still an integral part of his life. An eternal student of sport and competition, he is constantly learning about health, coaching, and how to inspire others to be better athletes.

    Will believes that there are many fundamental commonalities that can translate from CrossFit to almost all other sports. He is passionate about helping everyone find their inner athlete, living life injury-free, and pushing beyond their perceived limits.

    Achievements:

    CPR/AED, First Aid and Lifeguarding

    CrossFit Level 1

    Crossfit Mobility

    USA Swimming Certified Coach

    ASCA Level 2 Coach

    Certified Pool Operator

  • Matt Alford Coach

    Matt first became interested in strength and conditioning after taking a weightlifting class in high school. After following a more traditional style of training, he was first exposed to CrossFit in 2007 during his time in the Marine Corps. Training under a level 1 certified coach for three years in the service inspired him to pursue a fitness profession upon completing his time in the Marines. In the years following his discharge, Matt completed many fitness related courses including a degree in physical therapy. Matt has since gained a large body of knowledge from filling a variety of fitness related roles including CrossFit coach, Personal Trainer, and a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. Matt believes in having a mindset of continuous learning and improvement to offer a style of training that is second to none.

    Achievements:

    B.S. PTA

    CrossFit Level 1

    USAW Level One Sport Performance Coach

    NETA Personal Trainer Certification