Ryan Hobgood

CF-L1 Ryan began CrossFit in January of 2018. She had never been an athletic person, but watched a CrossFit documentary on Amazon Prime and was intrigued enough to give it a try. As someone who was a fearful person with low confidence in her abilities, (and had a daughter who is quite the opposite) she knew she needed to make some changes. With encouragement from her husband Simpson, she sought out local CF gyms, attended the 5:30am class, and never looked back! CrossFit has helped Ryan not only overcome her fears, but completely shatter them time and time again! She...

CF-L1

Ryan began CrossFit in January of 2018. She had never been an athletic person, but watched a CrossFit documentary on Amazon Prime and was intrigued enough to give it a try. As someone who was a fearful person with low confidence in her abilities, (and had a daughter who is quite the opposite) she knew she needed to make some changes. With encouragement from her husband Simpson, she sought out local CF gyms, attended the 5:30am class, and never looked back!

CrossFit has helped Ryan not only overcome her fears, but completely shatter them time and time again! She has never had as much confidence in herself as she does now and proves to herself with each WOD that she is capable of more than she ever imagined.

The cherry on top for Ryan is all the wonderful people that she is surrounded by. People who never cease to give her new goals and push her to be the best version of herself. Now that she is a coach, Ryan hopes she can do the same for anyone who decides to come try this sport.

LeeAnn Bates

CF-L2 LeeAnn has been an avid CrossFitter since 2012. After seeing the positive impact CrossFit makes on people’s lives, she decided to pursue her passion by obtaining her Level 1 Trainer designation in July 2014, and her Level 2 Trainer designation in December 2018. She loves to use the fitness she's gained doing CrossFit to take advantage of the many outdoor opportunities in the area - and encourages others to use their fitness to participate in activities they find fulfilling. She also competes in local functional fitness competitions, enjoys obstacle course races, runs ultramarathons, participates in many different types of...

CF-L2

LeeAnn has been an avid CrossFitter since 2012. After seeing the positive impact CrossFit makes on people’s lives, she decided to pursue her passion by obtaining her Level 1 Trainer designation in July 2014, and her Level 2 Trainer designation in December 2018. She loves to use the fitness she’s gained doing CrossFit to take advantage of the many outdoor opportunities in the area – and encourages others to use their fitness to participate in activities they find fulfilling. She also competes in local functional fitness competitions, enjoys obstacle course races, runs ultramarathons, participates in many different types of cycling events, has completed several half ironman distance triathlons, and recently climbed her first 14,000 ft mountain. When asked what she is training for – her normal response is “Life!” – which means anything that looks interesting and challenging.

In addition to being a coach at CrossFit McComb, LeeAnn is co-owner of IOSIM, Inc. and a Fire Fighter with the city of Starkville. She holds a Bachelor of Music from The University of Southern Mississippi (1993), along with a Masters of Business Administration from USM (1995)

Joey Wells

CF-L2 Joey started CrossFit in 2014 because like many of us, he was tired of an unstructured workout regimen that wasn't giving him the results he was after. In 2015 he got his CF-L1 certification. Joey decided to become a coach because he figured it was something he would excel at and would allow him to meet more people. In 2019, he furthered his CrossFit education and received his L2 certification. One of his dreams is to own his own gym one day (and a Metcon Nike shoe collection). Although he isn't the biggest fan of running WODs, he loves...

CF-L2

Joey started CrossFit in 2014 because like many of us, he was tired of an unstructured workout regimen that wasn’t giving him the results he was after. In 2015 he got his CF-L1 certification. Joey decided to become a coach because he figured it was something he would excel at and would allow him to meet more people. In 2019, he furthered his CrossFit education and received his L2 certification. One of his dreams is to own his own gym one day (and a Metcon Nike shoe collection). Although he isn’t the biggest fan of running WODs, he loves wall balls and cleans.

Joey is a boilermaker, enjoys football and making people laugh. He graduated SMCC with an associates in Criminal Justice. When he is not in the gym working out or coaching, Joey likes to walk the nature trails at Percy Quin State Park or enjoy a nice big plate of spaghetti!