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 decades 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CrossFit on the internet, and spent his first year attempting to participate in the programming while using an out of date YMCA in Northern New York.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 (Desert 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"
jessica sulzer - beginners course Coach and cf kids coach
Jessica is a proud mom, Beginners Trainer, and CF Kids Class Coach. Jess was born and raised in South Florida, she grew up playing multiple sports, including varsity swimming, tennis, soccer and water polo. She qualified for states in swimming all four years of high school. She found CrossFit in 2013 after her sister convinced her to try, and she feel in love with it right away. Jess is a professional engineer and has been working for Lee County BoCC for the past 14 years. Coach Jess se habla español.
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, and participates in local competitions.
Crystal Moel - Beginners Course Coach
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 who works for Sarasota County Fire Department. Crystal is also an assistant coach of the SWFL Sharks in the Florida Grid League.
Heather Olsen Shelton - Coach
Heather has been an athlete her whole life and loves a good competition. She has competed in body building, played beach volleyball, and trained for a marathon. In a nutshell, she LOVES FITNESS! CrossFit takes everything she loves and incorporates it into one amazing sport that never gets old or boring because there are ALWAYS new goals to set and attain. She hopes to share her enthusiasm with others and watch them enjoy their accomplishments.
Brad Johnson - Beginners Course Coach
Brad was born and raised in Cape Coral, Florida. He was always active growing up and played baseball all the way through high school. Brad found Crossfit 5 years ago after graduating college. He loved the camaraderie and support he got from the community and enjoyed pushing himself to reach new limits. Brad decided to become a coach because he loves helping others and wants to give back to the Crossfit community that has given him so much.
Katie Onufer - CFCC Nutrition Coach
Katie began coaching clients in 2012 and quickly realized how much misinformation was out there about fitness and nutrition. Over the past 6 years she has worked to attain the education that would help her to better serve the athletes she works with. She believes there is nothing better than being able to help someone enjoy food without giving up the things they love. She says, diets suck, meal plans don’t work, and eating the same thing every day is boring. Depriving yourself of the foods you love will only set you up for failure. Figuring out what works for each individual is rewarding. Seeing people’s successes in the gym while knowing they are enjoying the foods they eat is the best feeling in the world for Katie. Whatever your goals are, Katie can work with you to achieve them. She understands the struggle to find balance and create sustainable habits, and she also understands the amazing feeling experienced when you finally “get” it. Let her help you get to that amazing place, where it all makes sense.
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 Certified Recovery Coach who helps people get sober.