Our goal at CrossFit 970 is to give you the very best in CrossFit training in Northern Colorado. Therefore, we only hire the best. Each of our coaches offers something unique, and has their own personal training  style, but there are a few things they all have in common: extensive experience, fierce dedication to results, and a passion for helping people better themselves. Just sign up for a class that they teach and you can get started in no time. If you have any questions regarding our coaches, or if you would like to sign up, call our local gym now. We are here to help.

Our CrossFit Coaches

Brandon Welton

Owner, Trainer


Strength Specific Seminar

Brandon Welton has been an outdoor sports and health enthusiast his entire life. He began racing BMX in his youth and raced motorcycles professionally in his twenties. In 2008 after searching for an alternative to the globo gym routine he found CrossFit and never looked back. In 2010 Brandon received his CrossFit Level 1 Certificate. He enjoys the constant challenges and positive results that CrossFit provides. He is dedicated to sharing the CrossFit challenge and healthy lifestyle with everyone he meets. When he isn’t doing CrossFit, Brandon stays busy riding mountain bikes, motocross, jetskis, and snowmobiles.

Chris Gebhardt

Owner, Trainer


Steve Ewing

Owner, Trainer


CrossFit Scaling

CrossFit Spot the Flaw Course

CrossFit Aerobic Capacity

I started CrossFit in 2011 as one of the founding members of CrossFit 970. Soon after beginning CrossFit, I was intrigued by the thought of obtaining my CrossFit Level 1 Certificate because CrossFit was becoming a passion of mine. The thought of being able to teach and help others was a driving force behind my desire to coach and the reason I obtained my Level 1 in 2015. I have a background as a multiple sport athlete (football, basketball, track) and training has always been a part of my life. Being a “Masters” level athlete, I feel I can relate to my classes and understand the different level of fitness and athleticism each individual member brings to the table. I combine patience, knowledge and just a little bit of humor to each class I coach. There is no better feeling than being a part of the many special moments of achievement in every athlete I am lucky enough to coach.

Ryan Barber

Head Trainer


CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Certificate Holder

CrossFit Aerobic Capacity

I have been doing CrossFit since 2011, and fell in love with the competitive atmosphere of the gym. I had played hockey for the majority of my life on many travel teams at the AA level. It was not until the Summer of 2015 that I started training for competitions and found that I loved the sport of CrossFit. CrossFit has affected my life in many positive ways and I would not be the person I am today without it.

I acquired my Level 1 CrossFit Certification in July of 2016. I continued my education in 2017 with my CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting certificate and taking my L-2 Course in August. Coaching has been a dream of mine since I started CrossFit. As a coach, my mission is to help you determine your goals whether that is to move more weight, dial in your nutrition, or become an overall better athlete.



CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Certificate Holder

Favorite Lift: Snatch

Joe Kingry



I love people and I love coming along side them in their journey by equipping, encouraging, and empowering them in the process of changing their life. I am a jack of all trades and a master of none in a continual pursuit to embrace the process of progress over perfection and to make Jesus known. I am currently finishing a Masters of Divinity degree in my pursuit to coach people in and out of the box.

Crossfitting for almost 2.5 years

Member at CrossFit 970 for 2.5 years

Superpower – ability to read minds
Chris Spealler
Silverback Gorilla – just imagine how good you would be at Crossfit
Squat Clean

Lyndsey Lewis



Lyndsey has been a life-long athlete, and as a cross country skier, she competed in Junior Nationals, and multiple Senior National Competitions. She went on to become a competitive NCAA Division 1 skier at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. She’s always loved competing, growing, and pushing herself and others to win.

She’s always had a passion for seeing people reach their full potential, and so coaching has been a natural fit. Lyndsey coached high school skiing, soccer, and track, and was a high school Math teacher locally for 4 years, before she and Jobe started making a basketball team.

Lyndsey found Crossfit in 2010 and was hooked. It combined many of the elements she loved as a collegiate athlete; camaraderie, competition, personal growth, helping others achieve more. She became a Level 1 Crossfit trainer in 2012 and then went on to get her Level 2 certification in 2017. She offers more than 9 years of coaching experience with 5 of those being at a crossfit affiliate. Seeing others exceed their own expectations and pushing beyond their limitations is a huge motivator for her.

Lyndsey also founded and runs a boutique photography studio – LyndseyLew Photography, which is one of the top newborn and family photography studios in Northern Colorado. She’s been married to her husband Jobe for 16 years, and they have 4 rambunctious boys.

Favorite lift – power clean.

Super Hero Power – Elastigirl Arms (from Incredibles) – because I could manage all aspects of life with 4 boys from one spot.

Kallie Petrie

Trainer, ATC


Hi I’m Kallie,
I am married to an amazing man, Bret, and mother to 2 amazing boys. I grew up in Elizabeth, CO. I attended UCCS where I competed in volleyball and basketball an got a degree in Health Sciences. After graduating, I wanted to further my degree and attended UNC where I got a degree in Athletic Training. I am currently employed by OCR as an Athletic Trainer and am contracted out to Poudre High School. I also volunteer with Justin Boots Sports Medicine, helping out with pro rodeo.

I found CrossFit while at UNC. After competing in collegiate sports, I missed the community that went along with it. CrossFit helped fill that for me, and I have never looked back. It gave me the opportunity to be competitive again, as well as getting exercise I actually enjoyed. I have been CrossFitting for 6 years and have loved every minute of it.

Rene Daigre



As lifelong sports enthusiast, I have always been active in sports. After being away from sports for a little while, I started looking for a way to continue to fuel my passion for competition.  That’s when I found CrossFit.

My CrossFit journey started 5 years ago.  Soon after starting CrossFit, I was hooked and knew this would be a way to fuel my competitive side as well as my passion for helping others through coaching.  I got my CF-L1 certificate within a few months of starting CrossFit.

After spending some time as an athlete and coach at another Affiliate, I started at Crossfit 970 at the end of the summer of 2017.  As an athlete I have been challenged more than I have ever been challenged. I love the atmosphere at CrossFit 970 and truly feel we are a community of friends that work hard and push each other to be better every day.

I am excited to bring my passion for coaching to CrossFit 970.  I believe as Coaches AND athletes, we all have an opportunity to constantly learn from each other. I enjoy encouraging and helping people achieve functional fitness so they can enjoy anything and everything they want to do.

In addition to coaching CrossFit, I have coached the UNC Men’s Rugby team and the Larimer County Youth Rugby Club.

LaRae Sehr

Trainer & Physical Therapist


My CrossFit experience began in 2013. A friend encouraged me to check it out after being unable to shake nagging injuries from long distance running. My workouts desperately needed a change. It didn’t take long before I was hooked. I still remember when I first transitioned from the training bar to the 35# bar in a WOD – I was so scared to lift that much!

In the summer of 2018, I decided to pursue the Level 1 training. My goals were primarily to better myself and to gain a greater understanding of the technical components to the gymnastic movements and lifts.

What I love about CrossFit is the infinite ways the workouts can be modified to accommodate all levels of fitness, ages, abilities, and of course the people! What would I do without the friends and antics of the 5:30 am class? The ability to improve physical fitness, to push mental boundaries, and to create community all at once is what defines CrossFit for me.

I definitely have a soft spot for us Masters athletes! To be running, rowing, lifting, pulling and pushing more than I could in my 20’s is enormous motivation in my ongoing journey of health, wellness and fitness. In CrossFit, there is never an “end” – we can always become stronger, faster and more efficient.

Outside of CrossFit, I am an avid tennis player and physical therapist/owner of Crossroads Physical Therapy.

Krista Harty

Customer Relationship Manager

Hello, I’m Krista. I have been married to my husband Mitch for 7 years. We have a 2 year old son with another baby due February 2020 and a 6 year old black lab. I studied Exercise Science and worked in Cardiac Rehab for several years before becoming a stay-at-home mom. I started CrossFit back in 2014 after finishing my first half marathon with no direction of what was next. Mitch started CrossFit several months before me and thought I should give it a try once I was done training. Now, I am five years into CrossFit and I am in the best shape I have ever been in. More importantly, my family and I have made lasting friendships and the gym truly is our second home. My favorite CrossFit movements are the Overhead Squat and toes to bar. One of my goals is to be able to do a bar muscle-up some day.