ADAM PAULSEN - OWNER/ HEAD COACH
Since 2005 Adam's full time job has been a personal trainer. He considers himself one of those lucky people who are able to have his job as his passion. Adam has worked in private one-on-one fitness studios, a big globo gym and had had his own in-home personal training business. Adam has worked with a variety of ages; from 5 years old to 87 years old; clients that needed to lose 200+ lbs, and those who needed to gain weight. He has worked with clients of all levels, including physical and or mentally handicapped as well as all levels of athletes. Being the owner of Barbarian CrossFit Adam is able to put forth his knowledge, expertise and experience towards the classes and the programming.
CrossFit Mobility Trainer-2015
CrossFit Level 2-2015
CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer-2015
CrossFit Level 1-2013
RYT 200 HR-2012
CrossFit Kettlebell Instructor-2009
Favorite benchmark WOD: Linda, I just love any WODS with a barbell.
Least favorite benchmark WOD: Karen, the only way to make Karen worse is to add burpees.
Favorite barbell movement: It's a tie between the deadlift and the clean. The deadlift is so simple yet so technical and the clean is just pure fun being able to throw around a lot of weight.
Coach Nicole el-sayah
I grew up in Sterling Heights Michigan and have always had a passion for sports. I was a competitive gymnast for 15 years before I started coaching children at the Gymnastics Training Center of Rochester in 2007. I discovered CrossFit through Coach Adam Paulsen and quickly developed an ambition for the competition. I want to lead by example and spread my knowledge about fitness to all ages. I am constantly challenging myself and excited to be part of the Barbarian team!
CF-L1 Certificate Holder-2014
State Vault and Beam Champion- 2011
USA Gymnastics certified- 2010
Gymnast of the year- 2010
State and Regional Vault Champion- 2010
Favorite benchmark WOD: Diane because I love hand stand push ups and it's short and sweet.
Least favorite benchmark WOD: Fran, because nobody likes Fran.
Favorite barbell movement: Snatch, it's the most technical and looks so cool.
coach alesha paulsen
Alesha has been an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer since 2006. In 2009 she began competing in Figure and Bikini competitions. Her proudest accomplishment is a 2nd place trophy at the ABA Illinois State Natural Competition. With this competitive experience, Alesha brings on expertise in diet and nutrition.
Equinox (EFTI) Kettlebell-2008
Favorite benchmark WOD: Karen. "She's short & sweet, one movement, and gets in a good full body workout."
Least favorite benchmark WOD: Her least favorite would have to be Linda. "It's a century long, 3 different movements, and I can't RX it."
Favorite Barbell movement: The clean. She doesn't know why; other than she's always learning new tips and tricks to make her more efficient. "It feels pretty damn good hitting a PR on your clean".