Meet our Coaches

Sammi Gentile



Sammi Gentile- CF-Level 1 Trainer

Sammi has been a lifelong athlete, participating in several sports throughout high school. Going onto play college basketball at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs earning a Bachelor's Degree in Communication. She soon began her coaching career after college, coaching high school volleyball and basketball. Her passion for CrossFit began in 2016. From there, she developed skills as an athlete before completing her CF-Level 1 in October of 2018. Sammi is Crossfit Gymnastics certified as well.  She loves seeing people reach their goals and choose to improve their lifestyle every. 

Kristy McBride



Kristy McBride- CF-Level 1 Trainer 

Fitness and wellness have been a part of Kristy's life since childhood. She grew up running local races and found a passion for lifting weights when they were introduced in gym class in 6th grade. Although she is small in stature, she earned herself the nickname "pipes" in high school because of her upper body strength! 

Kristy played DIII Field Hockey and ran Indoor/Outdoor Track at the University of Rochester while receiving her Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering. After college she pursued Veterinary Medicine and received her DVM from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011.  Throughout Veterinary school she turned to running for a stress relief and to stay fit. In 2011 Kristy moved to MI to pursue an internship in Dairy Medicine through MSU. It was during this internship year that she found a passion for Obstacle Course Racing and began incorporating more strength training as well as longer distance runs into her routines.  Upon moving to Charlevoix in 2015, Kristy and her husband Greg quickly found Crossfit to be a perfect addition to their training for Obstacle Course Races and Ultra-marathons. Implementing Crossfit into her routines has helped Kristy podium at several OCRs and allowed her to have the strength and endurance to win Kettle Moraine 100mile race in 2016.  

Kristy is a mom of 2 boys and has a passion for getting children involved in fitness at a young age which has led her to pursue CrossFit Kids.

Outside of training, Kristy and her family can be found enjoying the outdoors; whether it's in the woods hiking and camping or on the lake water skiing and surfing, they love being active and healthy as a family.   Along with her CF-Level 1 certification, Kristy has earned her Crossfit Kids and Crossfit Gymnastics certifications.

Cody Crain



Cody Crain- CF-Level 1 Trainer

Cody began CrossFit in 2012 after a lifetime spent playing any sport he could get his hands on. He is passionate about continuing the self-improvement of every member of the CrossFit Charlevoix Community. In his free time he enjoys coaching youth football and basketball.

Shelby Jones


Shelby Jones CF-Level1 Trainer

Shelby has been a lifelong athlete, participating in several intramural sports before and after high school, but developed a renewed passion for fitness after finding CrossFit in 2014. While finishing her Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science at GVSU, she began her coaching career while interning with a Strength and Conditioning coach at a high school in Grand Rapids and continued outside the world of fitness, coaching several high school basketball and softball teams.  From there, she developed her skills as an athlete before completing her CF-Level 1 in December of 2017. As much as Shelby loves coaching athletes training in the gym, her passion lies with nutrition, as she completed her Nutrition Coaching certification with Precision Nutrition in 2017. Outside the gym, Shelby enjoys beach volleyball, anything on the water, all things Harry Potter and admits to having a crazy obsession with her two Golden Retrievers, Murph (named after Lt. Mike Murphy) and Kilo (because "pounds" is a weird name for a dog).