Our S3 Team

All of our trainers are CrossFit certified, which means they’ve been trained in the fundamental principles and movements of CrossFit. They understand that no two bodies are alike and will work with you to get fit at the right pace, while maintaining your safety.

 
 Matt Blanton, Head Coach   Specializations  CrossFit Level 1 Trainer CrossFit Movement and Mobility OPEX Assessment OPEX Program Design OPEX Business B.S. Exercise Science  Matt started his CrossFit journey in January 2013 at Iron Forged Athletics in Fayetteville, NC.  He attended Bob Jones university, graduating with his degree in exercise science in 2011. He has had an amazing opportunity to work at many CrossFit gyms, adding experience and knowledge to his resume.  Matt is our head trainer at CrossFit S3 and works hard to ensure safe, progressive, and efficient programming to our members.  You will always see him moving around in class and giving advice to members on how to move better and smarter.  Matt loves CrossFit, but his love for Christ is the most important thing in his life.  “I strive to live my life the best I can for Him everyday and give Him the glory He deserves.”  

Matt Blanton, Head Coach

Specializations
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Movement and Mobility
OPEX Assessment
OPEX Program Design
OPEX Business
B.S. Exercise Science

Matt started his CrossFit journey in January 2013 at Iron Forged Athletics in Fayetteville, NC.  He attended Bob Jones university, graduating with his degree in exercise science in 2011. He has had an amazing opportunity to work at many CrossFit gyms, adding experience and knowledge to his resume.  Matt is our head trainer at CrossFit S3 and works hard to ensure safe, progressive, and efficient programming to our members.  You will always see him moving around in class and giving advice to members on how to move better and smarter.  Matt loves CrossFit, but his love for Christ is the most important thing in his life.  “I strive to live my life the best I can for Him everyday and give Him the glory He deserves.”  

 Coach Becky   Specializations  CrossFit Gymnastics  With a background in gymnastics, Becky has a passion for applying her experience to helping you develop better gymnastic skills and a strong core to improve your overall CrossFit ability. She isn't afraid to have some fun in her classes by using more "unconventional" training methods. 

Coach Becky

Specializations
CrossFit Gymnastics

With a background in gymnastics, Becky has a passion for applying her experience to helping you develop better gymnastic skills and a strong core to improve your overall CrossFit ability. She isn't afraid to have some fun in her classes by using more "unconventional" training methods. 

 
 Coach Nikki   Specializations  CrossFit Level 1 Trainer  Nikki is a UNCC graduate originally from Fresno, California.  She has been CrossFitting since 2013, and fell in love with the sport after her first WOD.  You can usually find her with a smile on her face, especially when the workout involves a heavy barbell! Her favorite part about CrossFit is watching someone do something they never thought they could. 

Coach Nikki

Specializations
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Nikki is a UNCC graduate originally from Fresno, California.  She has been CrossFitting since 2013, and fell in love with the sport after her first WOD.  You can usually find her with a smile on her face, especially when the workout involves a heavy barbell! Her favorite part about CrossFit is watching someone do something they never thought they could. 

 Coach Christine   Specializations  CrossFit Level 1 Trainer CrossFit Gymnastics  Christine believes CrossFit is for everyone, as long as you are willing to put in the work and listen to the coaches. Since 2011, Christine has been a CrossFit enthusiast and enjoys being involved with helping new and experienced athletes achieve their goals. 

Coach Christine

Specializations
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics

Christine believes CrossFit is for everyone, as long as you are willing to put in the work and listen to the coaches. Since 2011, Christine has been a CrossFit enthusiast and enjoys being involved with helping new and experienced athletes achieve their goals. 

 
 Coach Mel   Specializations  CrossFit Level 2 Trainer CrossFit Kids Trainer  Mel is the proud mother of Lincoln and S3's kids and teens trainer. She ran a kids program in New Mexico with over 70 kids while overseeing programming, events and managing overall development for her students.      

Coach Mel

Specializations
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
CrossFit Kids Trainer

Mel is the proud mother of Lincoln and S3's kids and teens trainer. She ran a kids program in New Mexico with over 70 kids while overseeing programming, events and managing overall development for her students.

 

 

 Coach Mike   Specializations  CrossFit Level 2 Trainer CrossFit Kids Trainer CrossFit Gymnastics CrossFit Strongman CrossFit Mobility  Mike has been CrossFitting for 6 years and fully believes CrossFit is the best way to lead a healthy and full life. Mike, and his wife Sheilla, are the proud parents of their twin boys, Emmett and Zack, and cannot wait for them to join the CF Kids class! Mike’s favorite part about coaching is seeing the excitement on the athletes faces when they accomplish goals they think they couldn’t.

Coach Mike

Specializations
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
CrossFit Kids Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics
CrossFit Strongman
CrossFit Mobility

Mike has been CrossFitting for 6 years and fully believes CrossFit is the best way to lead a healthy and full life. Mike, and his wife Sheilla, are the proud parents of their twin boys, Emmett and Zack, and cannot wait for them to join the CF Kids class! Mike’s favorite part about coaching is seeing the excitement on the athletes faces when they accomplish goals they think they couldn’t.

 Coach Michael   Specializations  CrossFit Level 2 Trainer CrossFit Endurance-Running Trainer CrossFit Kids Trainer CrossFit Defense CrossFit Mobility CrossFit Rowing  Michael is a 10 year Army veteran with the 82nd Airborne Division and four-time Iraq Campaign veteran. He is currently a Charlotte Firefighter/EMT and Tactical Medic who enjoys bringing a no-nonsense approach to his coaching at S3. 

Coach Michael

Specializations
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
CrossFit Endurance-Running Trainer
CrossFit Kids Trainer
CrossFit Defense
CrossFit Mobility
CrossFit Rowing

Michael is a 10 year Army veteran with the 82nd Airborne Division and four-time Iraq Campaign veteran. He is currently a Charlotte Firefighter/EMT and Tactical Medic who enjoys bringing a no-nonsense approach to his coaching at S3. 

 
 Becky Conneen, Owner   Specializations  CrossFit Level 1 Trainer CrossFit Kids Trainer  Becky has been cross-fitting since 2011 and has successfully worked out through two pregnancies. She has a passion for bringing the best service to members and regularly organizes social and charitable events for S3. Becky is the proud mother of Samantha and Daniel Brock and step-mother of Brooke and Jack. She is a member at Forest Hill Church and a board member of the Autism Strong Foundation. Beyond leading all marketing efforts, Becky has a passion to grow a youth program within S3. 

Becky Conneen, Owner

Specializations
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Kids Trainer

Becky has been cross-fitting since 2011 and has successfully worked out through two pregnancies. She has a passion for bringing the best service to members and regularly organizes social and charitable events for S3. Becky is the proud mother of Samantha and Daniel Brock and step-mother of Brooke and Jack. She is a member at Forest Hill Church and a board member of the Autism Strong Foundation. Beyond leading all marketing efforts, Becky has a passion to grow a youth program within S3. 

 Sean Conneen, Owner  Sean purchased S3 on June 29, 2012 after he had been cross-fitting for two years. Sean has a love for community and family and treats all of the S3 members as such. He believes strongly that everyone should do CrossFit, no matter what they believe their athletic capabilities may be. Sean is a father of four to Brooke, Jack, Samantha and Daniel Brock. He works as the VP/GM of Toshiba, CMG and is a member at Forest Hill. His favorite part of being an owner is the ability to use S3 as a platform to give back to multiple non-profit organizations.

Sean Conneen, Owner

Sean purchased S3 on June 29, 2012 after he had been cross-fitting for two years. Sean has a love for community and family and treats all of the S3 members as such. He believes strongly that everyone should do CrossFit, no matter what they believe their athletic capabilities may be. Sean is a father of four to Brooke, Jack, Samantha and Daniel Brock. He works as the VP/GM of Toshiba, CMG and is a member at Forest Hill. His favorite part of being an owner is the ability to use S3 as a platform to give back to multiple non-profit organizations.