Coaches and Staff
At Crossfit Cape Coral, we have the most qualified fitness staff in Southwest Florida. We are military, firefighter, and law enforcement led, bringing years of combined fitness experience to our athletes.
Nick Habich - Owner/head Coach
Nick is a United States Army Infantryman who served in Iraq multiple times. Growing up all over the country, he used his mixed experiences to train soldiers in various forms of physical activity in order to prepare for combat. He discovered CrossFit on the internet, and spent his first year attempting to participate in the programming while using an out of date YMCA in Northern New York.
Nick has a Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training from Florida Gulf Coast University. He is the head Athletic Therapist at Athletic Recovery Services, and is the Head Coach of the SWFL Sharks in the Florida Grid League. He enjoys nothing more than helping people push themselves further than they ever thought possible.
"Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone"
Shanen Burns - co-owner/Coach
Shanen served in the Army for 7 years. He is extremely talkative, and enjoys being tickled. He was a US Army Infantryman in the 75th Ranger Battalion, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was trained extensively in the Army's Physical Readiness Training Program. He is also trained in the Modern Army Combative Program and the Ranger Warrior Athlete Program. He is now a National Guardsman , and currently studying Computer Information Systems at Florida Gulf Coast University. Shanen also has a beard. Which is obviously a known strength multiplier.
Jym Meers - Coach
Jim found CrossFit while looking for a more efficient way to train Police Recruits to meet their physical fitness requirements while in the NYPD Police Academy. Jim began to incorporate some of CrossFit's methodologies into training the recruits as well as his own training & firmly believes that the functional movements found in CrossFit carry over to "real world" fitness & will aid the Officers he trained in their careers as first responders. As a personal trainer Jim has used his years of training & teaching along with CrossFit's methods of weightlifting, gymnastics movements, cardiovascular training & nutritional principles with his clients to greatly improve their all over quality of life. His favorite part of coaching is the great community spirit that CrossFit develops allowing each person to flourish in all aspects of their lives & achieve new tasks that they never thought possible.
Jim is also a Veteran of the U.S Army (Dessert Shield/Storm) & obtained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He has competed in numerous off road obstacle races, 5k's & a half marathon. "Train or be Punished" & "Feed the Machine"
Crystal Curry - Coach
I have always been into fitness. In high school I ran track and was a cheerleader. After that, I was an aerobics and spin instructor. I found CrossFit 4 years ago and loved it! My main reason for starting was to keep my body moving, especially with functional movements so I could continue to life my 17 year old son (who is disabled) and it has WORKED.
I am a brand representative for Savage Barbell, RP Strength, and Gainz Box. I became a coach for many reasons, but I find the most rewarding part is teaching someone how to do something they thought was impossible. I LOVE what I do, and I love who I do it with at CFCC.
Tyler Toner - Coach
Tyler was raised in Cape Coral and has been involved in physical fitness his whole life. He played football for 15 years including high school. He grew up running Cross Country as well as participating in Track and Field. He trains very hard, participates in local competitions, with the goal of making it to the CrossFit Games! He is a semiprofessional athlete in the Florida Grid League.
Anna Pietila - Coach
I've been active in various sports my whole life, but it wasn't until a few years ago that I discovered CrossFit. I was hooked from day one. I love how CrossFit incorporates so many different aspects of fitness into one sport, and how it's always evolving, making it a constant challenge.
Crytsal Moel - Beginners Course Coach and Kidz Trainer
Crystal was born and raised in Iowa and grew up playing multiple sports, including varsity basketball and softball, and was a multiple-time state champ. She found CrossFit in 2014 after a friend convinced her to try. She'd always thought CrossFit was for "crazy people, but she fell in love with it after day 1. She is a certified EMT and Firefighter in Florida and is currently pursuing her dream of a firefighting career. Crystal is also an assistant coach of the SWFL Sharks in the Florida Grid League.
Heather Olsen Shelton - Coach
I have been an athlete my whole life and love a good competition. I have competed in body building, play beach volleyball, and trained for a marathon. In a nutshell, I LOVE FITNESS!!!! CrossFit takes everything I love and incorporates it into one amazing sport that never gets old or boring because there are ALWAYS new goals to set and attain. I hope to share my enthusiasm with others and watch them enjoy their accomplishments.
Kelly Fitzgerald Junco - Special Projects Manager
Loves the barbell, hates the jump rope. Kelly has always loved fitness and has played soccer her entire life, competing at the collegiate level. In 2014 she found CrossFit and promptly thought it wasn't for her. After knee surgery in 2015, she tried again, and she fell in love with the sport and the community that CrossFit offers. Her favorite part of the gym is the friendships she has made, the support she receives and the push to always achieve something new. She hopes to help people find a home at CrossFit Cape Coral, just like she did. Outside the gym Kelly is a writer and helps people get sober.