Coard Wilkes

CrossFit L1 Coach

In 2007 Coard got his Level 1 certification in CrossFit and has been coaching ever since.  Being part owner of Crossfit Chesapeake, he has been heavily involved with the operation of gyms for over 10 years now.  Having sold Crossfit Chesapeake in 2014, Coard is now delivering expert coaching and programming as head trainer of Crossfit Indian Trail.

Coard has been in the sport of Olympic weightlifting for over 15 years.  He began lifting along with the high school football team’s strength and conditioning program, coached by his father.  During that time, he developed a love for the Olympic lifts and the challenge of increasing his total.  In those years he has won several National titles and competed and medaled in international competitions.

Coard’s weightlifting experience makes him an expert in barbell movements, specifically the Olympic lifts, some of the most complex exercises used in Crossfit.  As a trainer, Coard makes proper technique and movement his  and his athletes’ focus, rather than the weight on the bar.  He also focuses on workouts that are both challenging and fun for members.