MARCUS D.

OWNER/HEAD COACH

Marcus has been an athlete in different capacities his entire life. He grew up playing traditional sports such as baseball, soccer, cross-country and track. He spent 10 years in the military split between the USMC and U.S. Army. Not only that, he raced 600cc Supersport and Superbikes in WERA West and currently competes in CrossFit.

Marcus used CrossFit and traditional Strength and Conditioning principles to train his partner forces. He used any equipment that he could find or in most cases, the lack there of to train his partners which helped shape his coaching style and truly embody the “Inveniam” way. While in the states Marcus coached friends, neighbors and team mates out of his garage before opening Inveniam Athletics. After 10 years of military service Marcus decided to leave the military and open Inveniam Athletics in Lakewood, WA. 

Marcus is what you might call a programming nerd. He currently coaches competitive CrossFit athletes including masters athletes, collegiate national powerlifters, triathletes, soldiers preparing for military schools and clients who just take their health and fitness seriously. 

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS:

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting

Clinical Athlete Weightlifting Coach

USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach

OPEX CCP En-route

2017 West Regionals Team Athlete

marcus@inveniamathletics.com

ANDREA VAN CLEAVE

CROSSFIT TRAINER/WEIGHTLIFTING COACH

Andrea has 8 years of experience coaching CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting. Before finding CrossFit she competed in high school, college, and Masters swimming. She also coached high school and youth swimming. It was through coaching swimming that she was first introduced to CrossFit. One of her fellow coaches suggested using CrossFit for strength and conditioning for their swimmers. Seeing the results that they were having, she tried it out for herself and was hooked right away.

 

Andrea has a passion for coaching athletes of all levels, from the athlete that is brand new to fitness, to the competitive athlete. Her eye for technique allows her to help even the most seasoned veteran become more efficient. She also likes to bring some fun to the class atmosphere with her smile, her infectious love of dancing, and her knowledgeable no-nonsense coaching style.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach

CrossFit Powerlifting

2016 American Open Finals

2016 & 2017 West Regionals Team Athlete

2019 American Open Series

DYLAN SMITH

CROSSFIT TRAINER/IDP COACH

Dylan has been a multi-sport athlete his entire life, to include being an All American lacrosse player in high school and getting recruited to Army Lacrosse at West Point. He graduated from USMA in 2015 with a degree in Electrical Engineering while also playing lacrosse and rugby, and expanding his athleticism to ultra-running.

Dylan has 3 years of coaching experience for CrossFit and weightlifting, as well as 2 years of athletic programming here at Inveniam. He has been an Army Engineer Officer for over 5 years where he has earned his Sapper Tab and coached Soldiers through Sapper Leader Course Training Programs. This lead to him developing a Tactical Athlete Leadership Course for the Maneuver Support Command. 

Dylan's passion for coaching and programming stems from a drive to compete. He continues competing on various lacrosse teams, to include semi-professional box lacrosse, CrossFit competitions and races. Dylan describes himself as a fairly relaxed guy who believes active instruction is the key to good coaching. At the gym you can find him competing with Marcus and taking pride in the few opportunities he has to beat him. Outside the gym Dylan is enjoying life with his family, usually climbing.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

SETH OLDFIELD

CROSSFIT TRAINER/IDP COACH

Seth is a CFLV 1 Trainer with an extensive athletic background in swimming, cross-country and track where he gained a respective number of qualifying times to compete at both State and Jr. National levels throughout his childhood .

 

After High School, Seth pursued a military career in the US Air Force. During this time, he was able to experience vast worldliness through various deployments and tours of foreign countries. Seth began CrossFit to compliment and enhance his athleticism and agility in Division l College swimming and continued at his local YMCA. It was after his first official class he began to train with CrossFit and Functional fitness styled training.

Seth enjoys the challenges of CrossFit movements and evolution of new skills. He excels in providing unique variations to compliment movement patterns. He is currently undertaking college classes to further pursue a bachelor's degree in Paramedicine.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

CF Lesson Planning

CF Scaling

BLS Certified

AMANDA HAMMON

CROSSFIT TRAINER/GYMNASTICS SPECIALIST

Amanda is a CFLV1 Trainer and former USA Gymnastics Professional Member. After years of competitive training she discovered her desire to continue her passion for the sport as a coach. Her endeavors respectively led her to becoming the successful owner of Victory Gymnastics Academy after having collaboratively establishing Legacy Gymnastics with a former teammate.

 

During that time, she was introduced to CrossFit. Amanda continues to enjoy coaching foundational gymnastics movements to individuals of varying athletic abilities, having the knowledge to deconstruct into simplistic drills and provide scaling options makes complex skills attainable for every athlete. "I love the look on a person's face the first time they make a skill. That moment is completely rewarding."

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Former USA Gymnastics Professional Member

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