COACHING STAFF

Each one of the coaches are all qualified and more than willing to assist each and every member to ensure safety first, and push them to achieve goals they never thought attainable. 

Owner of Crossfit OCI Caylyn
CAYLYN

Owner / Head Coach

CrossFit Level 1

Caylyn has been doing CrossFit since 2011, being a member at OCI since 2013. She graduated from Florida Southern College in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training and earned CF-L1 in 2018. Taking ownership of the gym in May 2022, Caylyn intends to nurture a community of individuals who value their health and fitness. She loves helping people achieve their goals and is passionate about assisting people in working through injuries. Give her a barbell, and she is happy.

 

Favorite Movement: Any type of squat

 

Least Favorite: Burpees 

Coach at CrossFit OCI Alicia
ALICIA

CrossFit Level 1

CrossFit Weightlifting

CrossFit Movement & Mobility

Alicia was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and was an Army brat. She’s been doing CrossFit since 2009 and received her CF-L1 in 2013. Having been an athlete or coach at most of the CrossFits in Lakeland, she has experience with many different types of athletes and skill levels. Alicia is a seasoned runner and has run multiple marathons, relays, and mud runs. She enjoys seeing athletes PR or accomplish goals they didn’t believe were possible. 

 

Favorite Movement: Cleans

 

Least Favorite: Wall Balls

Coach at CrossFit OCI Clayton
CLAYTON

CrossFit Level 1

Clayton has constantly been involved in some physical activity or sport since he was a kid. Picking up CrossFit in 2018, he obtained his CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate in 2020 after wanting to further his knowledge. Clayton loves pushing himself always to do better and challenging others to do the same. While not working out, you’ll probably find him Overlanding, playing pickleball, or spending time with his family. 

 

Favorite Movement: Power Cleans

 

Least Favorite: Thrusters

Coach at CrossFit OCI Darren
DARREN

CrossFit Level 2

Darren has been doing CrossFit since 2011, earning his CF-L1 in 2015 and CF-L2 in 2020. Darren has a beautiful wife and son. He loves animals and loves making people awesome! 

 

Favorite Movement: Pull-ups

 

Least Favorite: Burpees

Coach at CrossFit OCI Sydni
SYDNI

CrossFit Level 1

As a “CrossFitter” for the past nine years, Sydni enjoyed the sport so much that she decided to pursue her Level 1 Certification shortly after! Sydni’s passionate about helping others succeed in all aspects of life and is proud to represent CrossFit OCI Fitness as a coach. She loves everything that the sport of CrossFit represents and how it goes hand in hand with helping others achieve their fitness goals. You can find her wearing her mama, wife, or accountant hat when she’s not at the box. 

 

Favorite Movement: Snatch

 

Least Favorite: Strict Press

Coach at CrossFit OCI Zachary
ZACHARY

Open Gym / Saturdays

Zachary, or Zak, has been involved with CrossFit as an athlete since he was 19. He graduated from USF in 2020 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education, so teaching and demonstrating different movements for others is second nature. As a former gymnast, competitive All-Star cheerleader, and competitive USF cheerleader, Zachary specializes in gymnastics movements in CrossFit. He has extensive knowledge of how to perform and help others improve in gymnastics movements. His favorite kind of workout involves any barbell movement. His favorite thing about CrossFit is the camaraderie and sense of community built from intense exercises! 

 

Favorite Movement: Wall Balls

 

Least Favorite: Burpees