BRIAN QUINLAN– [email protected]
B.S. Exercise Science WCU 2003
CrossFit Level One certified (6.21.09)
National strength and Conditioning Association C.S.C.S.
Div I Collegiate Rugby WCU and KU
USA Amatuer Boxing
Owner/Head Coach CrossFit Explode
Brian is the owner of CrossFit Explode, where he trains an array of ahtletes. He is a 2003 graduate of West Chester University where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. Brian has his Level 1 CrossFit certification and is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He began training himself and clients in CrossFit late in 2009. In early 2010 Brian placed 1st in the 2010 CrossFit Games PA, MD and DE sectional. In high school Brian excelled in football and wrestling. After high school Brian went to Kutztown University for Rugby and in 1999 traveled to Ireland to play for the USA in the Student Rugby League World Cup. While in college Brian was selected to the Mid-Atlantic Rugby All-Star Team five years in a row. Since High school and up to 2004 Brian also enjoyed a competitive career in amateur boxing. Through all his competitive experience in sport Brian cites his training off the field and out of the ring, as his key to success.
“I have been fortunate enough to own my own business and be my own boss. However, anyone can tell you I am many things before I am business man. I’m an experienced and knowledgable exercise scientist and athlete with a passion for improving people’s overall well being through physical excellence. I believe simple measured human movement with an infinitely scalable progression is the path to that physical excellence. CrossFit provides the tools necessary for obtaining physical excellence by way of a supportive community, well structured physically demanding task oriented workouts and a superior level of instruction focused on a balance of safety, motivation and most of all… Fun.
At CrossFit Explode we don’t judge our success by numbers in a bank account. We judge success by our athlete’s performance numbers on a whiteboard. The standard of success is set by the those who know which numbers truly matter to count.”
EMILY PALE– [email protected]
B.S. Exercise Science WCU 2011
CrossFit Level One Certified (4.17.11)
CrossFit Kids Certified (4.10.11)
USA Volleyball IMPACT Certified (8.14.06)
Double Goal Coach Certified/ Positive Coaching Alliance (12.6.08)
Div. II Collegiate Volleyball WCU & LHU
Emily is a graduate of West Chester University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and minor in Nutrition. She has also completed her Level 1 & Kids CrossFit certifications. Growing up, Emily was involved in a medley of sports, excelling in volleyball through her high school and college careers. Over the past six years, Emily’s experience includes: 2 years of guiding children to acquire a similar passion for an active lifestyle and training various clientele at a local gym; 5 years studying strength & conditioning while training athletes from middle school swimmers to NFL bound football players; 6 years of coaching volleyball, including girls open & club teams (ages 13-16), and girls & boys varsity & junior varsity high school teams, and she is currently interning with the Philadelphia Soul Arena Football team working directly with the athletes.
Emily joined Brian at CrossFit Explode in June 2010. She says, “CrossFit is really all about taking it back to the basics. There is no fancy equipment or materialistic look. It is just good old fashion functional movement that is constantly varied and performed at a high intensity. Their specialization is not specializing, so there is always something new to look forward to and learn. CrossFit allows me to better myself, and to help others better themselves. It is the best all around fitness I have found so far.” When you come to CrossFit Explode you can look forward to Emily helping you obtain all of your goals.
TYLER FISCHER– [email protected]
B.S. Exercise Science at WCU
CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer
USAW Level 1
CrossFit Olympic Certified
Ty has loved being active since he was a little kid. He would always be running around outside, jumping off of anything he could manage; climbing trees and walking on his hands. Throughout grade school, he never seriously played or pursued any sport. Instead, he was a band geek! Fourth grade through high school graduation, he was an active snare drummer in the drum line. Music was and still is one of his passions. However, Ty never lost his love for physical activities, but his experience with them was limited to playing games outside with friends and acting like an idiot (his mother would say). He never did any traditional weight lifting and was never a member of any globo gym. He tried a few home workout dvds but still yearned for something more.
Ty was exposed to CrossFit through a friend of a friend. Once he tried it, he new this was what he has been looking for and he was finally able to give his passion for human movement a name. His first workout was in September 2010 and he has been doing it ever since. In July 2011, he received his CrossFit Level 1 Trainer certification. Ty’s favorite quality about CrossFit is the community. He loves the people that participate and enjoys when new members come in. If there is one thing that Ty would say to someone who was unsure about CrossFit, it would be that “Anybody can do it!”
LAUREN KRYGOWSKI– [email protected]
CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer (1.8.2011)
B.B.A Finance James Madison University 2007
Associates in Applied Science Delaware County Community College 2010
West Chester University RN to BSN 2012
Lauren joined CrossFit Explode in February 2011 when she knew the next step was to CrossFit with the people in the community that were just as passionate, dedicated, and disciplined about the sport. “My love for helping others started with nursing and has continued with my coaching at Explode. My goal is to create healthy and happy individuals through CrossFit.”
CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified (March 2012)
CrossFit Kids Certified (May 2012)
B.A English-Secondary Education Susquehanna University (2009)
Cody has been athletically active and involved in a wide variety of sports throughout his life. Cody is a graduate of Avon Grove high school where he played Football, Basketball, and Baseball. After High School, he attended Susquehanna University where he continued to pursue his football career at the collegiate level, while also obtaining his Pennsylvania teaching certificate in English-Secondary Education. Cody teaches 10th grade English at nearby West Chester East high school, coaches the Vikings offensive line in the fall, is the freshman basketball coach, and also runs the strength and conditioning programs for both teams—which incorporates many aspects of CrossFit!
Cody joined CrossFit Explode in the fall of 2011 and has completed his CrossFit Level One, CrossFit Olympic Lifting, and CrossFit Kids certifications. He has been training athletes since June of 2011.
“Working as a teacher has provided me with a great skill set to be a coach and trainer. I understand the importance of meeting the needs of individuals, and I try to bring that into my approach as a CrossFit trainer. CrossFit is one of my greatest passions. Working out and being a part of the community at Explode is something I look forward to every single day. That being said—I really feel like the greatest reward CrossFit has given me is the ability to show others what I know, and to show them that they are capable of doing things that they never thought were possible. CrossFit gives you confidence, makes you mentally and physically stronger, prepares you for the challenges of life, and because it is inclusive to everyone everywhere, it is undoubtedly the most fun and rewarding training program I have ever experienced. I’ve seen what CrossFit does to help people better themselves, I’ve seen the way this sport brings people from every walk of life together, I’ve witnessed time and time again the successes of these individuals and it is truly remarkable.”
Paige Henry has been an avid crossfitter for 4 years now. After years of commercial gyms and traditional workouts, she decided to change it up and give crossfit a try. After her first workout, Paige immediately fell in love. Paige recently got her crossfit level 1 certification in 2014 and couldn’t be happier being a coach at CrossFit Explode. The past four years hasn’t been an easy journey for Paige. She has spent endless hours at the gym working on strength, skills and extra metcons. It is said at Explode that nobody works harder! That hard work has paid off for Paige as an athlete and affords her the ability to coach others.
“I’ve always wanted to play a role in changing peoples lives, and crossfit gives me that opportunity. Being apart of the crossfit community has opened my eyes to seeing what’s possible through fitness. And I’m thankful for what it is I do every day!”CASEY HAINES– [email protected]Crossfit Level One Certified (January 2012)Studying Exercise Science at West Chester UniversityCasey Haines attends West Chester University in pursuit of a bachelors degree in exercise science with a minor in nutrition. Previously to finding Crossfit, he spent the majority of his life playing lacrosse, football, and wrestling. His other coaching experience comes from working with young kids and teenagers as a gymnastics coach. Most of Casey’s gym experience prior to Crossfit was sport based, or time spent working on his “beach body”, its still a work in progress.In September of 2011, a family friend introduced Casey to Crossfit and has been hooked ever since. In January of 2012Casey started coaching and competing. He competed in the Mid Atlantic regional competition both with a team (2012) and as an individual (2013). Crossfit has been a perfect fit for Casey’s outgoing and fun-loving personality. “Crossfit has given me the opportunity to express myself and creativity in a way I have not found elsewhere.”