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serving the West Lafayette area as your guide on the journey to a healthier, happier self

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

The biggest difference you’ll experience when walking through the doors for the first time at CrossFit West Lafayette is the community vibe and family atmosphere. Since 2012, we have been committed to helping people become the best version of themselves by creating a positive environment and surrounding ourselves with personable, professional, and motivated people.

We have a wide range of ages, skills, and ability levels represented at CFWL, and we’re really good at providing a personal touch to help our members take the next step in their fitness journey. Class sizes are small enough to foster connection and allow individual attention, and our training space is large enough to allow room to breathe (plus, we have cool bay doors).

We’re centrally located in West Lafayette on Wabash Landing, easily accessible from campus and downtown Lafayette alike. We would love to chat about your background, goals, and how we can help. Come in for a Free 1 on 1 session to get started!

OUR MISSION:

TO PROVIDE

positive & challenging environments promoting health, fitness, well being & community

our story

CrossFit Solus was established in December of 2009. Our gym started in our 800 square foot shop with just a handful of friends and some lofty dreams that we could change the way that people thought about fitness. After seeing multiple physical transformations from our members through the CrossFit workouts and a Zone/ Paleo style diet, we knew there was something special to this program.

Our passion for CrossFit grew even stronger as we noticed the mental and emotional effects it had on people. The workouts were hard, sometime unbearable, but we were a team and we all battled it out together and bonded from it. Over time we could see the confidence, camaraderie and genuine care for our fellow athlete grow more and more each day.

In the beginning, we thought we were just selling fitness, but in reality we were developing relationships, building self confidence, overcoming insecurities, forging grittiness, learning empathy, and on top of all of the dramatic physical transformations that were in the works, the mental transformations were by far the most gratifying. Our Mission was simple, transform one life at a time. Every person that stepped foot into our gym, we made it our goal to give them best possible service and training program that we could. It didn’t matter where you came from or what your background was, for that hour of that day, we were a family and we were there to support you. A family that strived to make this the BEST hour of your day!

In 2011, me moved into our commercial location in town. As we approach year 11 of our affiliation, our vision for the future remains the same. We are in constant pursuit of excellence in all that we do and we will always strive to improve our program the best we can. Our community of athletes at CrossFit Solus are second to none. They are some of the most caring and supportive group you will ever meet. We value every relationship we get to have with all our athletes and thank God to have them in our lives.

OUR PEOPLE IS WHAT MAKES US GREAT

OUR TEAM

ALLEN MYLES

Coach

Holly Myles

Coach

SARAH CURL

Coach

Hunter Ruble

Coach

Chad Maschinot

Coach

Krista Lain

Coach

Cody Kolger

Coach

Sebastian Garces

Coach

Jansen Nicholson

Coach

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1. SCHEDULE YOUR FIRST VISIT

Talk with a coach about your goals and learn how we can get you to your best self.

2. START YOUR TRAINING

You have defined your goals and you are ready to begin your journey. We will start you strong by taking you through the fundamentals of training and sound habits putting you on the road to success!

3. HAVE FUN REACHING NEW LEVELS

Once you have the basics down you’ll book classes easily on our app, enjoy the workouts with awesome people and reach your goals in no time!

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ALLEN MYLES

COACH

Allen was born and raised in West Lafayette and attended West Lafayette High School.  He played multiple sports in high school and continued his athletic career at Vincennes University as a pitcher in baseball.  After transferring to and graduating from IUPUI with his Criminal Justice Degree, he started working in 2004 as a Police Officer at Purdue University.  He currently is working as a Lieutenant of Training Operations, which entails overseeing all police instructors and recruitment and creating general training programs for officers and civilians.

He has always been one of the lucky few who’s favorite pastime is working out, especially weight lifting.  Because he missed the competitive aspect of athletics, he trained for powerlifting and then competed in amateur Strongman competitions prior to finding CrossFit.  He previously held a Strength and Conditioning Certification through the International Sports Sciences Association and was certified as a personal trainer, training one-on-one’s in the past.  He’s also a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.

Allen enjoys strength-related movements such as the olympic and powerlifts.  He loves to help people with technique regarding these types of lifts and to push people to do what they believe they cannot do.  You may catch him complaining about metcons but he’s realized in the past few months by focusing on this, it’s actually quite beneficial!  He loves high energy classes and you may find him being his boisterous (and sometimes obnoxious) self!  He’s most excited to connect with members and to help each person achieve his/her fitness goals!

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 1

Holly Myles

COACH

When did you start doing CrossFit?

Aug of 2015

When did you join CFWL?

Aug of 2015

Why are you so passionate or what do you love about coaching?

I love coaching CrossFit because it shows people how they CAN do hard things.  Doing those hard things translates over into mental resilience, fortitude and perseverance.  If we can do CrossFit then we can handle whatever life throws at us.  I love watching people’s confidence build as they accomplish a new skill or lift a heavier weight.  I truly believe in healthy promotion and disease prevention rather than constantly being in a reactive state, like the majority of our healthcare system currently is.   I know I plan to do CrossFit for life and know that our programming provides an awesome longevity plan for people who stay committed and trust the process.

What is your favorite lift? What's your favorite METCON and/or GIRL's workout?

Hang clean, deadlifts, or pullups.  ANNIE and DT.

Tell us about you:

Do you have a job outside of the gym?

I’m also the Nutrition Coach and owner of CFWL.  I’m a certified Family Nurse Practitioner.  I took the past year off of working as a NP to focus on my children more but am excited to return eventually to the medical field.

What is your hobby or what do you like to do for fun?

I love to be outdoors, read books, take walks in the woods, play the piano and spend time with my family and friends.

SARAH CURL

COACH

When did you start doing CrossFit?

May, 2013

When did you join CFWL?

May, 2015

Why are you so passionate or what do you love about coaching?

After the birth of our 4th son, I had diverticulitis and had emergency surgery-I was in the hospital with a 6 week old, not knowing how unhealthy and close to death I truly was. I was always tired, stressed, and unhappy. Once I found CrossFit, the change that happened inside of me was so empowering-I felt like I could get through hard things. The change on the outside was just a bonus!  I love helping other moms that are just like I was-used to putting everyone else’s needs above their own, to learn to put their own oxygen mask on first. Then they can take care of everyone around them and be the best version of themselves, and truly release the strength that has been inside them all along. I also love being a gym mom to so many incredible young adults-it’s such an honor to watch them grow as athletes and as people in their time with us!

What is your favorite lift? What's your favorite METCON and/or GIRL's workout?

I love the clean and jerk, and I have really grown to love deadlifts and squats! But favorite workout is definitely Grace.

Tell us about you:

Do you have a job outside of the gym?

Besides full time mom duty with all of our 4 boys’ sports and activities, I am also an insurance agent at Reliable Insurance, working for Kurt Watt, who I met through this awesome CrossFit community!

What is your hobby or what do you like to do for fun?

I love reading and writing, hiking, traveling, disc golf, and hanging out with my family.

Hunter Ruble

COACH

When did you start doing CrossFit?

July 2021

When did you join CFWL?

July 2021

Why are you so passionate or what do you love about coaching?

I love coaching because it gives me the opportunity to have a positive impact on members in the gym, by improving their movement quality and involving them in the community.

What is your favorite lift? What's your favorite METCON and/or GIRL's workout?

My favorite lift is bench press/ box jumps, my favorite metcon is Grace.

Tell us about you:

Do you have a job outside of the gym?

Full Time Student.

What is your hobby or what do you like to do for fun?

My hobbies include reading, crossift (duh), and anything involved with being at the lake

Holly Maschinot

COACH

When did you start doing CrossFit?

I started CrossFit in May 2015 while living in Connecticut at Crossfit Thin Blue Line (now Silk City Fit).  I remember I finished my on-ramp (foundation classes) just before Memorial Day so my first official class workout was “Murph,” which may explain some things about myself. I obtained my CrossFit L1 in 2018 and my CrossfitKids certificate in 2020.

When did you join CFWL?

I joined the CFWL family in January 2022.

Why are you so passionate or what do you love about coaching?

I did not realize how much I enjoyed coaching until I started to help out with my youngest brother’s baseball team back in college. One of the best things to see as a coach is the look on an athlete’s face whenever they accomplish something that they did not believe they could do. I enjoy the challenges that coaching brings such as “personalizing” cues to each individual athlete. Coaching challenges me to constantly test myself to fully understand my movements to provide the best possible coaching. As a coach, if I do not have a complete understand of a movement I cannot help athletes perfect their movements. Coaching is all about teaching, and my role as a coach is not only to teach movements but teaching athletes proper muscle engagement while performing various movements. My passion comes from this and knowing that if I can help one person “feel” and engage the proper muscles during a movement, we can strength those muscles and their technique to not only improve the quality of the movement, but help them live a healthy and injury free live outside of the gym.

What is your favorite lift? What's your favorite METCON and/or GIRL's workout?

Favorite lift: Snatches for sure. There is something about the complexity of the lift and the speed/body awareness requirements that I love. Favorite Metcon: Anything with muscle ups or handstand push-ups.  Favorite Girl Workout:  “Amanda” or “Mary”

Tell us about you:

Do you have a job outside of the gym?

I am a research and development scientist at Perfinity Biosciences in West Lafayette

What is your hobby or what do you like to do for fun?

My wife and I have three dogs and a young son, so we love to get outdoors whenever we can for hikes. One dog is an Australian shepherd who is obsessed with playing Frisbee so we run a local K9 Toss & Fetch League (lots of fun for dogs with the added competition for us humans). When the weather is nice, I like to get out for a mountain bike ride during weekend mornings.

Krista Lain

COACH

When did you start doing CrossFit?

My husband took the Level 1 Certification at Yosemite back in 2010 to coach for 5 years at a small garage box we built in Mongolia to give people an alternative to alcoholism.   At first, we started with basketballs filled with cement and rebar handles for kettlebells and a lot of body weight movements (my jam!!) Then, we ordered a set of bumper plates, which took about 6 months to arrive!  It wasn’t until we joined CrossFit 1315 in Spain in 2016 when I started learning Oly lifts!

When did you join CFWL?

We checked out Lafayette in early 2019 and we came to the box before we officially moved to Lafayette, so in some ways CrossFit West Lafayette was our very first home here!

Why are you so passionate or what do you love about coaching?

I have been Life Coaching for 7 years and I’ve always been passionate about whole health: body, soul, and Spirit.  I love high intensity workouts and the feeling of accomplishment after every workout!  Coaching challenges me to keep getting better so that I can help others be the best they can be!  I also love seeing people getting results and hitting PRs!!!

What is your favorite lift? What's your favorite METCON and/or GIRL's workout?

I love all lifts at about 70-80% of a 1RM so it’s challenging but no worry of injury!  I especially like the dynamic feeling of the snatch and enjoy push press and jerks.  All Metcons are my favorite, especially those with lighter strength movements where I can go fast for longer time thresholds.  I like Murph for what it represents, so Cindy is my favorite Girl’s workout so far.

Tell us about you:

Do you have a job outside of the gym?

 I am a prior enlisted Air Force Reserve Chaplain. I am also a Life Coach focused on Health and Wellness in all areas (many of my clients live overseas and we meet via Zoom).

What is your hobby or what do you like to do for fun?

I love traveling all over the world!  Stateside, I enjoy training and traveling to to run in Spartan obstacle Races around the country.  The muddier the better!!! 

I am a Jesus-following, Black-Rifle Coffee-drinking, 43 year old full-time grandma and mother of 3, madly in love with my super strong husband who is a Brazilian Jujitsu loving, tattooed pastor at Arise Christian Fellowship who loves a good IPA. Feel free to come check out our church sometime!!  Our oldest daughter is married to an Argentinian and lives in Spain, our son is adopted from Vietnam and is going to Cedarville University in Ohio to study nursing, and our youngest daughter is adopted from Ethiopia and a mother to Santiago, our beloved grandson that keeps us go-go-going and burning extra calories daily!

Cody Kolger

COACH

When did you start doing CrossFit?

Almost 2.5 years ago, at the start of the COVID shut-downs

When did you join CFWL?

July 2021

Why are you so passionate or what do you love about coaching?

Helping others grind and continuously improve themselves is a great thing to be a part of.  Especially when you start to see progress they did not think they were capable of to begin with.  Love it.

What is your favorite lift? What's your favorite METCON and/or GIRL's workout?

Lift: Snatches or OHS  
Girls WOD: Annie or Linda

Tell us about you:

Do you have a job outside of the gym?

I work at the Meadow Lake Wind Farm, north of Lafayette.  I always describe it as the wind turbines you pass by when driving I-65 to Chicago.  And yes, we do climb and work at the very top.

What is your hobby or what do you like to do for fun?

I enjoy listening to music, riding bikes, and hiking outdoors with my girlfriend and dog

Sebastian Garces

COACH

When did you start doing CrossFit?

I started around March of 2014

When did you join CFWL?

January 2nd of 2018 if I’m not mistaken

Why are you so passionate or what do you love about coaching?

I believe that everybody can develop and achieve a level of skills far beyond what they believe. To me, coaching is all about helping people through this journey.

What is your favorite lift? What's your favorite METCON and/or GIRL's workout?

For skills, Snatch is a great way to see where my strength, mobility, coordination are.

For conditioning, I am a believer in Thrusters, probably the most comprehensive workout there is.

I love a CrossFit Games workout called “Triple 3”:

3000 mts Row

300 Double-Unders

3 Mile Run

Tell us about you:

Do you have a job outside of the gym?

I am a Computer Scientist, mostly working with application development and data science. 

What is your hobby or what do you like to do for fun?

Oh my, essentially everything? Martial Arts, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Video Games, Music. Basically I don’t have enough hours in the day to do everything I like

Jansen Nicholson

COACH

When did you start doing CrossFit?

Fall of 2016, which was my junior year in college.

When did you join CFWL?

CFWL was the first gym I joined and I’ve loved every day of being here. 

Why are you so passionate or what do you love about coaching?

I am passionate about coaching Crossfit because I believe it builds life-long community and fitness. Crossfit prepares people to handle the physical demands of everyday life.

What is your favorite lift? What's your favorite METCON and/or GIRL's workout?

My favorite lift is anything to do with squating. My favorite workout is probably Cindy or Murph.

Tell us about you:

Do you have a job outside of the gym?

When I am not at Crossfit, I am teaching Math and coaching freshman football at Lafayette Jefferson High School. 

What is your hobby or what do you like to do for fun?

I also enjoy watching Great British Baking show with my wife, Katie. Or riding bikes with my wife. Or taking walks with my wife and our dogs. She’s pretty great. I also love listening to Gospel in Life podcasts by Tim Keller on Spotify

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