August 3, 2021

Our

CFNKY Team

At CrossFit Northern Kentucky, you find a dedicated coaching staff second to none, who are always available to assist you during all of your workouts.  Whether you are new to CrossFit, or a fire breather that needs help with your Olympic lifts, we are ready to make it happen.  Our staff of CrossFit Trainers and specialty coaches, including strength, endurance, and nutrition, Crossfit Northern Kentucky can help you achieve your goals, whatever they may be.  Call or visit to schedule an intro with one of our coaches today! 

Andrew Ross

Andrew Ross

CF-L1 Trainer
CF-L2 Trainer
AED/CPR


Everything I do is active and Crossfit is a way for me to be physically and mentally be prepared for all of the things I like to do.







Brianna Dorsey

CF-L1 Trainer

Bri started CF 5 years ago at CFNKy and after much convincing from her coach’s she reluctantly took the L1 course to become a coach.


Emily Conner

Emily Conner

CF-L1 Trainer

Emily has always been very active and athletic. She started playing soccer at the age of three and played all the way into College where she played all four years at Georgetown College.

Emily and her boyfriend first tried out crossfit over College summer break on vacation in Florida. She was instantly loved it. On the off seasons of soccer, Emily could be found at either the box in Georgetown or at home at CFNKY. After her senior soccer season came to an end, she took on Crossfit full time and has loved every minute of it.

She has grown in so many ways and when she was given the chance to take her L1 she immediately hopped on it. “I love taking the drive and knowledge I have for the sport and sharing it. As a school teacher, I am inclined to help others and share the joy of this wonderful sport. I love the community feel that Crossfit has offered me and I have met lifelong friends. I couldn’t imagine where I would be without it.” ~Emily


Jessie Roeding

Jessie Trimbur

CF-L1
AED & CPR
Programmer


Jessie started CF many years ago and decided early on she wanted to be a coach. She tag teams the programming for CFNKY and brings the pain to all the athletes with her creative wods.






Mike Popil

Mike Popil

CF-L1
Co-Owner


Mike holds his CrossFit Level One Trainer Certificate and has been hooked on CrossFit ever since he started back in 2014. Mike coaches regularly at CrossFit Northern Kentucky and has three boys to occupy any free time he may have. He is also involved with coaching youth sports including baseball, flag football, soccer, and CrossTrain.

Mike played collegiate Soccer and afterward his search for the right outlet for his love of fitness and competition led him to CrossFit. He has experience with Running, Swimming, weightlifting, and various
other gravity sports. The comradery in the gym, the exposure to new and unpredictable fitness challenges, and the pursuit of mastery in an unlimited number of physical and mental disciplines is what
makes CrossFit such a valuable part of Mike’s life.

Mike and his wife Jenn joined Andrew and Kendra Ross as owners of CrossFit Northern Kentucky at the start of 2019. After being part of the CFNKY community since 2014 Mike was extremely excited to have
the opportunity to transition into the new position.


Jenn Popil

Jenn Popil

CF-L1
Nutrition Counselor
AED & CPR
Co-Owner

Jenn has been active in the Fitness world since graduating from Ashland University with a degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition.  She started out as a personal trainer, but soon left the industry to pursue a degree in Nursing at Kent State University. She currently works at Cincinnati Children’s in HealthWorks!, a weight management clinic for youth, but prior to that, spent 10 years working in all areas of Adult Cardiology. Jenn dabbled in Pilates Reformer, Yoga, running, and the Globo gym scene for several years before finding the perfect “fit” at CrossFit Northern Kentucky. She enjoys the community atmosphere, excellent programming (and results!), and the encouragement for pursuing optimal health that is found within the walls of CFNKY.

Jenn is actively involved in CrossTrain Youth, as her passion is educating youth and their families on the benefits and ownership of good health.  Her goal is to provide accessible fitness and nutrition education to families across Northern Kentucky.

Jenn is also involved in the Corporate Wellness Programs that CFNKY offers to promote fitness, nutrition counseling,  and healthy lifestyle within our community (inquire within!!).

RN, BSN, BS Nutrition & Exercise Science


Kendra Ross

Kendra Ross

CF-L1 Trainer
CF-L2 Trainer
CF Weightlifting
CF Gymnastics
USAW Certified
Spot the Flaw
AED & CPR
Co-Owner

Kendra has been into fitness for over half her lifetime.  She has an athletic background which includes Basketball (collegiate), Softball (HS), Baseball (HS), Golf (HS) and Soccer (HS).  After college, Kendra continued to play recreational sports, adventure racing, various cardio programs and some basic weightlifting.

It wasn’t until 2012 that Kendra found CrossFit.  She was immediately hooked.  Late 2014, Kendra and her husband Andrew took over partial ownership along with Richard and Maria Brown from CFNKY’s original owner.

Kendra has had a drive to compete over the years and has competed at various local level competitions.  However, over the past several years she has become more passionate about helping others achieve their CrossFit goals and sharing her love for CrossFit with those who would normally think CrossFit is “not for them.”

Kendra is passionate about CrossFit.  “CrossFit takes the mundane and makes it fun.  It changes peoples out look on working out and changes perspectives on one’s abilities.” ~ Kendra


Matt Henry

CF-L1 Trainer

Matt has been lifting weights forever but started CF two years ago in his home garage but once he started CF at CFNKY he was hooked for life and decided to become a CFNKY Coach.


Sadie Kuntz

CF-L1 Trainer

Background: sports, running full and half marathons and weight lifting.
I love CrossFit because it’s competitive but also a great workout surrounded by an amazing community 😉


Zach Neumann

Zach Newman

CF-L1 Trainer

Zach was born to CF. He started CF at CFNKY several years ago and finally decided to become a coach and show us all how it is done.