Coaches

Ray Martinez

Owner | Head Coach


Coach Ray Martinez has been involved in CrossFit since 2012 and has coached at several CrossFit facilities. He strives to be an excellent coach and connect with every person with which he comes into contact. He has witnessed a countless number of life transformations associated with CrossFit and he says, “it never gets old."

Education and Experience:

In addition to participating in several CrossFit competitions and events, Coach Ray has also earned the following credentials:

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer
Business of Excellence Seminar by Ben Bergeron
CrossFit Goal Setting
Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems

From Coach Ray:

CrossFit has the capability to expand and improve every aspect of our lives. CrossFit found me at a time when I needed it most. Without a doubt, I’m a better husband, father, friend, brother, son, worker and overall contributor to society because of my experiences with CrossFit. Most importantly, fitness remains a cornerstone in my life as I head into my forties. Perhaps the best part is I’ve established a lifetime of new friendships.

I want to help every single person who walks through our doors. We all face some kind of struggle and our days are a juggling act mixed with home, career, relationships, etc. It’s tough to focus on health and fitness with our busy schedules. Show up for a class, give us an hour of your day a couple days a week and we’ll take care of the rest.

Nilaja "NiNi" Montgomery

Coach


Sports and fitness have been the driving force in Coach Ni-Ni’s life since she was eight years old, when she began running track with AAU (Amateur Athletic Union). After an overuse injury ended her track career, she began non-weight bearing sports, rowing and cycling at Indiana University. It wasn’t until she got to Officer Candidate School in 2009 that her commander told her to “learn all things CrossFit”. After OCS, Ni-Ni went back to running on a regular basis, completing 3 half marathons, but she still longed for the community and team feel that she had in school. In December of 2012 she decided it was time to get her CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate and search for a place to train and coach. Being a military spouse has allowed her to live in almost every region of the US. She has gained experience and learned the culture firsthand from every box she has visited and been a member or coached in.

Education and Experience:

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer

NiNi attended Indiana University and holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration as a Fitness Specialist. She also minored in Nutrition Sciences.

From Coach NiNi:

CrossFit truly is for everyone. If you listen to your body but push it to it’s limit, you will be boundless. You feel the best you’ve ever felt and you will learn more about yourself than you ever imagined you could. Never quit; always try your hardest. What keeps me moving in a hard WOD, is thinking about my son watching, and most of the time he is watching! I live for family and CrossFit NCS means family.


Mike Harvey

Coach


As a kid, Mike was never someone people would call athletic; sports were not exactly his “thing.” He did do fairly well at high school wrestling (at 6’2” and weighing in at 112lbs). Being a scrawny, kid he never really spent any time or energy considering his nutrition or physical fitness. Life continued and Mike’s 20’s were gone. At 30 years old, he was larger in the middle than he liked, and very much not in shape. Then, he was diagnosed with a medical condition that causes occasional irregular heart rate. He knew that it was time to do something. He found an exciting challenge in doing Obstacle Course Racing, particularly Tough Mudders, including the 24Hour World’s Toughest Mudder. In 2013 Mike discovered CrossFit and it has changed his life. He is now fitter, stronger, and healthier than he's ever been.

Education and Experience:

In addition to participating in several CrossFit competitions, Coach Mike has also earned the following credentials:

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Full-Time Firefighter and Paramedic
Certified CPR/First Aid Instructor
Associates Degree in Paramedicine

From Coach Mike:

I always knew I should work out, but I never knew how to, or what to do. I'd run and get bored. I'd go to the “gym” and walk from machine to machine. I'd buy a video to do at home and eat a burrito instead. CrossFit is the perfect combination of friends, direction, and results. There are so many milestones to achieve (first Rx workout, first muscle up, new PRs) that I'm also feeling good about myself and constantly challenging myself to be better. With CrossFit, I have become better: better for me, my family, and my career.