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Jolene Quirke

Owner, Head Coach, Mother of 3

  • Coaching the Aging Athlete Course, May 2024

  • (Renewal) The Gymnastics Course, July 2023

  • Teaching Movement , November 2022

  • CCFT Re-certification(Certified CrossFit Level 3 Trainer Recertification), August 2022

  • Trauma Sensitive Training, January 2022

  • CrossFit Nutrition Certification, December 2021

  • Healthy Steps Nutrition Coach, December 2020

  • CrossFit Online Dumbbells Course Certificate, March 2020

  • CrossFit Online Programming Course Certificate, March 2020

  • Burgener Strength Weightlifting Level 2 Certificate, January 2020 

  • CCFT(Certified CrossFit Level 3 Trainer), October 2019

  • CPR/AED Certified for Adults, Children & Infants, 2019,2021,2023

  • CrossFit Kids Certification, 2017 

  • CrossFit Spot the Flaw Course Certification, 2017

  • CrossFit Running Course Certification, 2017

  • CrossFit Anatomy Course Certification, 2016

  • CrossFit Scaling Course Certification, 2016 

  • CrossFit Level 1 CrossFit Certification, 2010, renewed 2015

  • CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer Certification, 2015

  • CrossFit Level 2 Certificate Course, 2014

  • Freestyle Connection Movement Seminar, 2013

  • CrossFit Level 1 August, 2010

  • Licensed Massage Therapist, 2009

  • BS in Exercise Physiology, Ohio University, 2005

  • CrossFit Games Regional Competitor 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018

  • CrossFit Age Group Online Qualifier(35-39), 10th Worldwide 2019

  • CrossFit Games Master Competitor(35-39), 9th Worldwide 2019

  • CrossFit Age Group Online Qualifier(35-39), 45th Worldwide 2020 *17 weeks pregnant*

  • CrossFit Age Group Online Qualifier(35-39), 54th Worldwide 2021

  • CrossFit Age Group Online Qualifier(35-39), 87th Worldwide 2022

  • CrossFit Age Group Online Qualifier(35-39), 58th Worldwide 2023


I started my gymnastics career at age three and this early introduction to the gym provided the core foundation I set for myself as an athlete and as a coach. Fitness has always been a part of my life, but once I was introduced to CrossFit, my mental and physical well-being positively changed.   I want to share the knowledge and empowering experience CrossFit has to offer while teaching my classes. My true passion is to help people reach above and beyond their dreams in all aspects of their lives. I started CrossFit in May 2010, and participated in my first CrossFit competition in January, 2011. While I love competing, coaching is where I feel the most gratification on a daily basis. I want to encourage people of all ages and of ALL fitness levels each and every day. Coaching is my true passion, and I'm so blessed I get to do what I love.  I am also a  mother of three, hoping to set a good example of the importance fitness has on our mind and body! 

Brandon Quirke


  • CrossFit Level 2 Certificate Course, 2017

  • CF-L1 CrossFit Level 1 Trainer certification, 2012


I have played many sports at very competitive levels throughout my life.  When it came time for college, I elected to pursue an education rather than collegiate athletics.  To feed the thirst for competition I began a new route through weight lifting and running during my sophomore year.  Shortly after I began this new routine, my brother started doing CrossFit and literally would not stop talking about it.  Finally, I gave in and found that there was a Box right here in Athens.  I began CrossFit in 2012 and my first workout was "FRAN.”  Needless to say, I was severely mistaken in my workout capacity, as I was beaten by a guy twice my age (HUGE EGO CHECK).  Instantly, I was hooked and couldn't get enough of it.  After a few weeks of training, Jolene asked me if I would be interested in getting my [Level 1] certification, and I jumped at the opportunity.  Since I began coaching, I have focused intensely on mechanics and technique.  I particularly enjoy working with people on Olympic lifting and improving body awareness.  I love CrossFit and its teachings.  It has changed my life forever, especially because it's where I met Jolene.

Beau Goodrich


  • The Gymnastics Course, July 2023

  • Trauma Sensitive Training, 2022

  • CrossFit Level 2 Certificate course, 2019

  • CrossFit Kids Certification, 2017

  • CF-L1 CrossFit Level 1 Trainer certification, 2017


Luar Romero


  • Trauma Sensitive Training, 2022

  • CrossFit Level 2 Cerificate course, 2022

  • CF-L1 CrossFit Level 1 Trainer certification, 2016

  • CrossFIt Lesson Planning Certificate, 2020

  • CrossFit Nutrition Certification, 2021

  • CrossFit Scaling Certificate, 2020

  • CrossFit Spot the Flaw, 2021


Madison Weininger


  • CF-L1 CrossFit Level 1 Trainer certification, 2019

In 2014, I found CrossFit in my home town of Celina, Ohio and did a beginners class to learn what it was all about!  I then went off to college at Ohio University and explored the Rec Center and tried CrossFit type workouts on my own for the few years.  I found myself missing the community aspect that I had in the sports i did year round throughout my life.  I started competitive swimming around at the age of 6 and volleyball and track in middle school and they all stopped before i left for college which was  big change for me!  A friend and I found CrossFit SEO here in Athens in 2017 and I have been going ever since.  I could not be happier that I found such a great community to be a part of!  Out of the gym I am a Kindergarten teacher and I am beyond excited I now get the opportunity to coach amazing athletes and help people work towards their health and fitness goals.  


Caroline Brandes


  • CF-L1 CrossFit Level 1 Trainer certification, 2021

  • CrossFit Nutrition Course, 2022

  • CrossFIt Nutrition Certification, 2022


CrossFit SEO is a place that I have been calling home since 2016. I was introduced to CrossFit through my mom, who began a few years before I did while in search for a community practicing functional fitness. Growing up I was surrounded by soccer, track, and many other sports, always craving competition and community. This gym is exactly where I found those things. It is the most encouraging, fun, supportive environment that I have ever experienced. CFSEO is also the environment where I have witnessed the most growth from athletes of all backgrounds. I am currently a Pre-PT student at Ohio University studying Exercise Physiology and minoring in Coaching Education. I couldn’t be more grateful to be a part of this extraordinary SEO family and I’m so excited to continue learning as an athlete and coach.

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Heather Lawrence-Benedict


  • CF-L1 CrossFit Level 1 Trainer certification, 2021

  • CrossFit Level 2 Certificate course, 2022

  • CrossFit Kids Trainer, 2017

  • Coaching the Aging Athlete Certificate, 2022

  • CrossFit Nutrition Certification, 2021

  • CrossFit Spot the Flaw, 2019

  • CrossFit Lesson Planning Certificate, 2022

  • CrossFit Scaling Course Certification, 2022

  • CDC Heads Up Concussion Certificate, 2022

  • U.S. Center for SafeSport Trained, 2020


Although I had done some CrossFit WODs before, I started group classes at SEO in 2012 after my 2nd child was born. I am so glad a friend talked me into stepping through the door of CrossFit SEO because it has been an incredible part of my life over the last decade. A common quote in CrossFit is, "Come for the workout. Stay for the community" and this 100% true for me. No matter what your age, ability level, or physical condition- everyone is welcome and we are all in it together. 


I spent my youth and college years as an elite-level platform and springboard diver and have coached a variety of sports over the years. There is nothing more fulfilling in life (outside of family) than seeing people accomplish their goals, no matter what they are. I look forward to being a small part of the health and wellness journey of SEO members and hope to see you in class!

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Mackenzie Cook


  • CF-L1 CrossFit Level 1 Trainer certification, 2023

I started CrossFit about 3 and a half years ago at CrossFit Soal in Twinsburg, Ohio.I started at SEO in the fall of 2022. Soon after I joined Jolene inspired me to want to become a coach. I officially started coaching at SEO in fall of 2023. I am currently a sophomore at OU studying sociology in the Honors Tutorial College. On campus, I am a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and am an officer in the OU ski and snowboarding club. Moreover, in my free time I enjoy traveling, hiking, and hanging out with friends. I am excited to continue to coach at SEO and to get to know all the members!

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