owner & head coach
I've always loved anything that challenged me physically and mentally at the same time. As I got older, I found my way into competitive sports - swimming, tennis, rowing, running. Once I graduated college, I missed the competitive aspect. Finding CrossFit changed that. It is so reminiscent of team sports, where everyone is rooting for you, cheering you on to the end. I love helping people who come here and find inner strength they didn't know they had. When I'm not at HCCF, I can be found hanging out with my son Slater and husband Brandan or in the kitchen crafting recipes for my food blog, Paleo Scaleo.
CF-L1, CF-L2, CF-Kids, CF Gymnastics
owner & coach
I've dabbled in fitness since middle school, competing in sports like soccer, track, and cross-country. While in college at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, I was introduced to calisthenics as part of the rigorous physical training requirements (hello, burpees!), along with a range of other sports to fulfill the 3-season sport requirement: sailing, fencing, marathons, volleyball, rugby, backpacking, rock climbing, tennis, racquetball, golf, and scuba. Jessica introduced me to CrossFit in 2013, and after reluctantly trying it, I became hooked. I used CrossFit as a way to stay fit and focus my mind after long days as a full-time engineer and part-time Ph.D. student. The sheer efficiency of results from CrossFit speaks to my engineer brain and fits my busy schedule.
When I'm not at HCCF, you'll find me working as a research engineer, smoking meat, or wrangling weeds and bees with wife Jess, and son Slater at Buried Tractor Farm.
head coach & personal trainer
I grew up in south Alabama playing multiple sports. After high school, I went on to play football at Huntingdon College. Once I graduated, I missed the competitive side of sports. I found CrossFit back in my hometown of Andalusia, AL and was hooked. I completed my L1 in May 2017 and started coaching the following fall. I’m passionate about helping people move better in the box and in life. CrossFit allows me to stay in shape, compete with friends, and help others accomplish things they never thought possible. When I'm not at HCCF, I can be found either reading something or trying to learn something new.
I love the amazing community aspect of CrossFit. Everyone pushes and encourages each other, and there’s just nothing like it. The workouts challenged me and I realized I wanted to be up there coaching and helping others achieve their goals. I love working with all kinds of people and helping them get to where they want to be. Seeing people progress in their confidence, mental strength, and physical fitness is a passion of mine. I’m currently working on my BA in Psychology with the goal of getting a PhD in Counseling. When I'm not coaching, I enjoy spending time with friends & family, playing the ukulele, & watching the Office.
yogawod & personal trainer
Noel Poff is a longtime health and fitness professional, specializing in blending functional fitness with his current bodywork practice, Lowcountry Rolfing. Growing up along the southeast coastline helped provide a place for Noel to explore the intimate relationship health has with how people move and grow within an ever changing environment. Sharing with others his experiences in this exploration has become both his passion and profession.
He has been a certified yoga instructor since 2013 with training backgrounds in Baptiste Power Yoga and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy which enables him to deliver a wide spectrum of practices. Spending time working as a certified personal trainer, a strength and conditioning coach, and as a massage therapist Noel also understands the needs of athletes in the gym and many of his practices are based on working with common limitations and injuries seen on the training floor.
ACSM-CPT, RYT 500, LMT