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  • Head CrossFit Coach, Nutrition Coach and Owner
  • 13,000+ Hours CrossFit Classes Coached
  • Certified CrossFit Level 3 Trainer (CF-L3)
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)
  • USAW Olympic Weightlifting Certified (Level 1)
  • CrossFit Kids Trainer
  • CrossFit Masters Certified
  • CrossFit Flexibility Certified
  • CrossFit Mobility Certified
  • CPR/AED Certified
  • BS Biology: Metro State 2004

Orion Tulchin

Growing up in the foothills of Colorado my passion for the outdoors began at an early age. My interest in fitness stemmed from my active childhood which would lead me to starting strength training at the age of 13. At the time I would have never guessed that I was embarking on a life long journey that would eventually lead to owning a gym and helping more then 1000 people regain their health and fitness.

At 27 I started my professional career as a personal trainer at a big-box gym. Working my way through the ranks I grew incredibly disenfranchised with the “churn-and-burn, get no results” corporate gym business model. I desperately needed a change……

Inspired by the underground movements of training programs like CrossFit and Gym Jones, I was instantly drawn to their minimalist approach to functional fitness. I quickly realized my salvation was to start my own gym and in 2009 I opened CrossFit Lakewood and haven’t look back since.

Being healthy and fit takes a tremendous amount of hard work. If you believe in yourself and dedicate your time and energy to the program any goal is achievable!

Chrissy Nedrud - Crossfit Coach

  • CrossFit Coach, Nutrition Coach and Co-Owner
  • 10,000+ Hours CrossFit Classes Coached
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)
  • BS Sport and Exercise Science, University of Northern Colorado
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
  • CPR/AED Certified

Chrissy Tulchin

I’m a native to Colorado and lover of the outdoors. I love to hike, bike, camp, snowboard and exercise with my dog Oscar!
Coaching fitness has been my career for over a decade now. I’ve built my life around helping the average Joe/Jane discover their very own “golden mean” (or perfect balance) of how to accomplish goals and “find their fitness,” a phrase that is widely relative to every person I’ve ever spent time with. I been around long enough to have seen a lot of the ups and downs, the rises and falls, the crashes, the fads, the booms and the busts of the fitness industry.

I spent the first 6 years of my career working at and managing globo-gyms and their teams. I saw so many of my clients, members and employees hopping on and off bandwagon after bandwagon, sometimes with good results, many times with bad. It felt impossible to coach someone through the reality of their situation when they were so convinced that their magic pill, their incredible machine, or their video routine was the answer to all their fitness problems. I’ve been lucky enough to get to call “CrossFit Coach” my job title for a while now, and I have yet to find a program that has combated so many of the challenges and hurdles I used to face in both my own physical endeavors, as well as being a trainer in the fitness industry.

As a coach at CrossFit Lakewood my main goal is to impart knowledge, inspire people, set an example, and keep people’s “cant’s,” “wont’s,” and “I’ll never’s” at the door. I look forward to helping you experience it!

  • CrossFit Coach
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)
  • BS Sport and Exercise Science, Colorado State University
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
  • CrossFit Endurance Trainer
  • CPR/AED Certified

Brea Hapken

When I found CrossFit, little did I know how much it would change my life. In 2013 when I had just left the Marine Corps after serving for four years, I finally was persuaded to try out a CrossFit box after years of working as a personal trainer and following various workout programs. I was hooked from the beginning. Nowhere else could I find an exercise program that left me wanting more even when I was laying on the floor trying to catch my breath. Nowhere else could I find an exercise program that challenged me physically and mentally, constantly pushing me to new limits. Nowhere else could I find a tribe of people like me. CrossFit has made me physically stronger, made me mentally tougher, opened my eyes to what real nutrition is, and has helped me discover my next career path by working towards a master’s degree in Sports and Performance Psychology here in Denver.

I became a CrossFit Coach because after seeing first-hand what CrossFit has done in my life, I want others to experience the same thing.


  • CrossFit Coach and Olympic Lifting Coach
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)
  • USAW Sports Performance Coach
  • Concept2 Certified Instructor

Alida Sholl

My name is Alida – and I moved to Denver this year (2016) from Chicago. I’m loving the new scenery and am so glad to have found the great family at CrossFit Lakewood. Back in Chicago, I spent 7 years with the same CrossFit gym. First as an athlete in their new CF program, often taking the morning classes by myself, and then taking on Coaching responsibilities in 2011 as the gym grew. While coaching I loved the new challenge of not only continually learning new movements but also learning new ways of explaining them to a wide variety of athletes. Each day I worked with athletes of all levels, from the casual soccer moms and dads to local competitors. The biggest thrill was always seeing a movement “click” with someone because of a cue or correction I made.
Eventually I made the transition in my own training from being a CrossFit athlete to becoming a full time competitive olympic weightlifter. I trained with the Sayre Park Weightlifting Club under the coaching of former National Champion Mark Levell. I also took on coaching responsibilities at Sayre, helping Mark with the newer athletes and assisting many of the athletes at the meets we attended as a team. I found that the thrill I got from helping a group of athletes achieve meet PRs was much better than any feeling I had while competing myself.
As a Coach at CF Lakewood, I hope to help everyone find their inner athlete. I especially love helping people make the shift from thinking of working out as a way to be less (losing weight) to instead thinking of each day in the gym as a way to be more, whether it’s getting stronger, perfecting a new skill, or increasing your confidence in and out of the gym. When I’m not at the gym I work in the Animal Rescue field and love getting out to the mountains to do as much exploring as possible whether it’s on foot or on my snowboard.