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Chris Cooper

Two-Brain Founder and Gym Owner

If Chris has a superpower, it’s the ability to make mistakes faster than anyone else. Fortunately, none have been fatal, and they can help OTHER gym owners build happier lives.

Jason Williams

Owner, CrossFit Hale & CrossFit Thames

My goal is to help you live a better life by getting you results, helping you learn from my mistakes, and giving you the support you need to follow through on your commitments.

Anastasia Bennett

Owner, WOF CrossFit

I have made so many mistakes over 4.5 years running an affiliate and still learning. You name it, I have been there… Learn from my mistakes. I must admit I live my perfect day now and I would love to help you to get there as well!

Greg Strauch

Owner, CrossFit Unknown Element

Greg continues to develop his passion for helping others. Being part of the Two-Brain Mentor team, he focuses on helping local and global business owners get to their “perfect day.”

Jeff Burlingame

Owner, Friction CrossFit

You name it, Jeff has been through it. He has taken his business from a near-bankrupt tragedy to an extremely profitable, automated machine. Having now FIRED himself from the business entirely, he is ready to serve others and help them accomplish their perfect day!

Jeff Smith

Owner, Cannon CrossFit

Running a business is not for the faint of heart and something I learned long ago is to always have mentors in anything you do. Look for the people that have done what you are trying to do, ask questions, and seek guidance.

Josh Martin

Owner, CrossFit For Glory

Mentoring is about one thing: believing in others dreams for themselves and helping them create a path towards achieving them. All that other stuff is simply the means to the end – your perfect day.”

Josh Price

Owner, Loco CrossFit

I want to serve, I want to come alongside all of these owners to push them forward in training—in strategy, in tactics, to make them reach places they never knew they could, to teach them to know themselves. When we have accomplished those goals, to teach them to pass on all they have learned to the next group.

Brian Strump

Owner, Live Active Charlotte

To say I was excited when asked to join this incredible team of people would be an understatement. “Help First” was what I was already doing, but never heard the phrase and now the path has come full circle.

Oskar Johed

Owner, CrossFit Medis

Oskar has an uncanny ability to find “the lead domino”, the next action that will make the biggest change. He is eager to help gym owners identify their lead domino on their way to a happier, more prosperous life.

Tammy Friedt

Owner, CrossFit TPA

Being in the fitness industry for over two decades, my desire to help people succeed fills my soul. Opening a gym allowed me to continue to help others. This was an incredible dream of mine ever since I found CrossFit. However I quickly learned, you cannot run a business solely on dreams and prayers, no matter how hard you work.

Jay Rhodes

Owner, Live Active Stoney Creek, Inc., home of CrossFit Outlaw North and Feed Your Lifestyle Nutrition Coaching

Jay has been described as leading by example and setting the bar high his entire life. His areas of specialty include working alongside a spouse, maximizing revenue and profit in a small space, and much more.

Kaleda Connell

Owner, Degree CrossFit Seaforth

Kaleda is the owner of the “Happiest Place in Seaforth.” She loves systems, action, and moving quickly. She’s retired at 29, her business runs itself and she can’t wait to help you do the same. Let’s stop trading dollars for hours and turn you from a business owner to an entrepreneur.

Karl Solberg

Owner, CrossFit Medis

Owning and operating a personal training company, a corporate wellness company and CrossFit Medis has provided plenty of obstacles and beautiful constraints. Every mistake and every victory provides opportunity for growth and improvement. Karl is eager to share whatever he can to help you getting closer to your perfect day.

Jeff Larsh

Owner, Tidal CrossFit

Over the last 8 years, he has opened 4 gyms from the ground up, bought 1 gym and closed another. Whether you are just starting out, looking to scale your current operations or already running multiple locations, Jeff is passionate about helping you set sound business fundamentals built on established principals to make growing your business efficient and fun!

Julie Johnston

Owner, Camp Rhino

I want to give hope to all the entrepreneurs out there who love their business, but feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of time, knowledge, and systems that are required to make it successful.

Per Mattsson

Owner, CrossFit Norrtälje, CrossFit 162 West, BoxConnect Fitness, & Physio Center

Per is a super entrepreneur when it comes to coming up with new ideas and projects. Born and raised in Sweden, Per has always been working as a leader of some kind. From being a teacher to being a leadership consultant to being a principal. In 2009 he started his first CrossFit-gym as one of the first in Sweden.

Ashley Andrews

Owner, CrossFit Nika

I genuinely believe in the power of “speaking” what it is you want in life. Write it down, tell a Mentor, and then start to take action on it.
 I want to help you.

Jeff Jucha

Owner,West Little Rock CrossFit & Cabot CrossFit

I want you to not only build a business that you don’t want a vacation from, but also a business that will thrive while you take a vacation anyway.

Laurie Drummond

Owner, Ultra CrossFit

If there is a word to describe Laurie, it is “balanced.” She is pragmatic, but fun, energetic, but focused, making her a wonderful asset to anyone looking for help and guidance in the business world.

Dan Visentin

Owner, CrossFit 416

Like myself, many clients who join Two-Brain are taking a step outside of their comfort zone to ask for help. They may even be in a desperate position. I understand the passion, commitment, and risk required to start and run a business and I want to empower and guide those who seek mentorship to live their perfect day.

Ashley Mak

CEO, Hudson River Fitness and Dragon Physical Therapy

Since opening his gym, Ashley has gone from managing all the day-to-day operations of Hudson River Fitness to serving as remote CEO. Now living in Tiburon, California, he’s able to invest his time into a new business: Dragon Physical Therapy.

Andrea Savard

CEO, Reebok CrossFit FirePower

Andrea has been running a gym since 2005, and what was once her hobby is now a thriving business with a length of engagement of seven years. She holds a degree in commerce, and her mentoring specialties are retention, community building, leadership training, and staff development and team building.

Kenny Markwardt

CEO, CrossFit Sandpoint

After Kenny worked with Two-Brain Business for two years, CrossFit Sandpoint more than doubled its revenue. It now boasts a full team of coaches and thrives in Sandpoint, Idaho—a town of just 7,000 people. As a Two-Brain mentor, Kenny’s passion is helping other gym owners become successful.

Brooks DiFiore

CEO, Arsenal Strength

Brooks started his business with a few people in his parents’ garage. Today, Arsenal Strength is a sustainable and profitable business that provides security for his family and allows Brooks to live his Perfect Day and provide career opportunities for others. 

Matt VanSchoyck

COO, CrossFit Final Call

Two years into gym ownership, Matt opened a second location that achieved instant profitability. As a Two-Brain mentor, Matt uses his skills to help other gym owners build structure, overcome fear, navigate through struggle and fulfill their missions.

Russell Francis

Owner, CrossFit Jersey City

In 2016, Russell left a 29-year banking career to purchase a gym. He knows what it’s like to switch careers and jump into ownership, and he’s now an expert at brand expansion, running multiple locations, and turning a hobby into a business.

Joleen Bingham

CEO, 13 Stripes Fitness

After taking over a gym in 2016, Joleen quadrupled revenue and built a very successful PT program, then opened a second location that reached profitability in three months. She’s a direct motivator whose specialties include running multiple locations and working with a spouse or partner.

Brian Zimmerman

CEO, CrossFit Jungle Gym

As Brian and wife Vanessa prepared for the birth of their first child in 2017, they decided to begin mentorship with Two-Brain. Their business had always been successful. Now, it’s thriving, and Brian wants to help others achieve wealth and freedom.

Peter Brasovan

CFO/COO, NapTown Fitness

After starting small, Peter has grossed $1 million for two years running at his gym, with a profit margin of 18 percent after owners’ pay. He has a degree in marketing and specializes in staffing, motivation and real estate.