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Your coaches have worked hard to build something bigger than themselves. It’s what sets Big Muddy CrossFit apart from the rest. Come see what it means to “Challenge Life”. Our programs are tailored to improve your health, nutrition, strength, mobility, and overall performance. It’s not easy but if you’re looking for self improvement then we welcome you with open arms. Let’s go!

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Chris Padilla


Chris Padilla, Owner
As an Owner, I’m proud that our box is socially active and participates in events to support the Bismarck/Mandan communities. We invite you to see what the buzz is all about. We are certain that you will absolutely love CrossFit and our community of athletes. I am a U.S. Army Veteran and am active in the Bismarck Far West Rotary Club.

We have two amazing and brilliant daughters that are very supportive of the CrossFit community…in fact, you just may catch them doing a WOD here and there. Our extended family members are: house cat – Botas, dogs – Duke, Ilsa, George and Stitch, horse – Denny, and many barn cats…

We enjoy being outdoors, coaching various youth sports, hiking, biking, running, gardening, mowing the lawn, and volunteering.

My Wife Gina and I are both U.S. Army veterans. Chris is a member of Bismarck’s Far West Rotary Club.

  • CROSSFIT LEVEL 2
  • CF KIDS
  • CF ANATOMY
  • CF MOBILITY
  • CF JUDGE
  • CF SCALING
  • CF GYMNASTICS
  • CF LESSON PLANNING
  • MWOD PERFORMANCE
  • USA ADVANCED WEIGHTLIFTING
  • CPR/AED/FIRST AID

 

Chris Padilla

Owner

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Chris Padilla

 

Loic Joseph, Head Coach

Welcome to Big Muddy CrossFit! I am a native of France and am married to Bethany, Dr of Physical Therapy at CHI, St Alexius, we have two children, Christian and Aliese. I moved to the USA at the end of December 2001 to coach & grow the Bismarck YMCA Swim Program. I coached swimming at all levels (Age group to College) from 2002 until 2014. I also coached for Bismarck Aquastorm, Century High School and Grand Canyon University.

In September 2014, I took a full-time job as a CrossFit Coach at Urban Warfit in Scottsdale, AZ. In 2016, my family moved to Colorado Springs and I was the head coach at CrossFit SoCo. Between Urban WarFit and SoCo, I acquired my CF Level 2 and CF Strongman certifications as well as studied the training think thank courses of assessment, exercise physiology and energy systems training. I have been coaching for the last 18 years and my passion remains the same: helping people reaching higher grounds. Come to Big Muddy so we can help you achieve your goals!

  • CROSSFIT LEVEL 2
  • CROSSFIT STRONGMAN
  • CROSSFIT JUDGE

 

 

Loic Joseph

Head Coach

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Chris Padilla

 

Gina Gentzkow PT, DPT, Coach

Hi, I am Gina. I am a wife to an amazing man and a mommy to two amazing kids. I am a licensed doctor of physical therapy, earning my diploma from University of Mary DPT Program in 2015. In addition, I received my Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from Indiana University in 2012. As much as a love the city of Bismarck, ND, Indiana will always be my home (Go Hoosiers!)

I work full time in the pediatric setting along with coaching part time at Big Muddy CrossFit. I strive to help infants and toddlers, children, women, and men to reach an optimal state of health and well being through functional movement, core foundational strength, along with building a core group of accountability through their community and CrossFit family.

I am very passionate about proper movement and physical activity in the community. My goal is to always strive to educate a person and athlete on the significance of breath and core work to further their physical movement and abilities. Whether this be taught through my group CrossFit class or a one-on-one consulting and manual therapy appointment.

I am an avid CrossFit athlete, which continues to fuel my fire to not improve my own self, but to further learn and grow in my own education in order to provide the best care and coaching to my family, friends, and athletes. My most recent accomplishment was being accepted as a BirthFit Professional. I am so excited to utilize these amazing skills and information gathered from their course to better serve and change the prenatal and postnatal health of our women.

Services: CrossFit Coaching, Manual Therapy + Corrective Exercises, and Face-to-Face consults on prenatal and postnatal movement and health, future prenatal and post natal group classes, and appropriate referrals to other healthcare professionals in the community..

  • CROSSFIT LEVEL 1
  • BIRTHFIT PROFESSIONAL
  • FUNCTIONAL DRY NEEDLING
  • IASTM CERTIFIED
  • CPR/FIRST AID
  • CROSSFIT JUDGE

 

Gina Gentzkow PT, DPT
Coach

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Chris Padilla

 

Kayla Goetz-Padilla, Coach

Kayla is a pretty cool kid. She gets up for the 0500 class, goes to school, plays sports, is the best bassoon player you will meet and still finds time to coach! Be warned, she is sassy and tough and will push you to be your best..

  • FOUNDATION KRAV MAGA
  • CARDIOXTREME CERT
  • CROSSFIT LEVEL 1
  • CF GYMNASTICS
  • CF JUDGE
  • CPR/FIRST AID

 

Kayla Goetz-Padilla
Coach

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Chris Padilla

Kelli Wilson – Coach at Big Muddy CrossFit in Bismarck, ND

Kelli Wilson, Coach

Exercise was always a part of my adult life, but I would cycle in and out of it so my fitness level went up and down. In 1997, I decided I was tired of the roller coaster of feeling good and feeling bad, so joined a popular ‘as seen on TV’ plan. It actually worked great. I toned up, kept moving and stayed with it. The down side was I was always starving on the low fat, low carb eating plan so would run out of steam easily. I kept a very a busy calendar, going to the gym, riding my bicycle, hiking, ran a couple of marathons and thus churned through the years. Then lifekicked me right in the teeth in the fall of 2011 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. That year-long journey included two surgeries, chemo and radiation and left my body ravaged and wrecked. Another year passed and I was so out of shape, puffy and tired…I just couldn’t stand thinking about what it would take to get back into shape. Worse, I so missed being able to do all the fun things I did before.

Lo and behold, I saw a couple of cars with the Big Muddy CrossFit logo on them, so I wandered over to an open house to see what the fuss was about. Here I am years later, healthier and happier than ever. Plus I learned how to properly fuel my body for real life and am never starving, which probably makes me a much nicer person to be around! The joy I feel as an athlete from doing the workouts and sharing both challenges and successes with the people at Big Muddy led me to want to guide others on the same wondrous path. It is an such honor to be able to work with these amazingly positive, supportive and really fun folks. Life is good!

  • CROSSFIT LEVEL 1
  • CF GYMNASTICS
  • CF JUDGE
  • CF MOBILITY
  • CF SCALING
  • CF SPOT THE FLAW
  • FOUNDATION KRAV MAGA
  • CARDIOXTREME CERT

 

Kelli Wilson

Coach

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Sheila Kuhn, Coach

Hey peeps! I received my CardioXreme certification from Foundation Krav Maga and my CF L1 at CrossFit Max Effort. I am excited and invite you to come try a CardioXtreme and a CrossFit class…you won’t regret it. Outside of Big Muddy CrossFit, I enjoy playing racquetball (just to hit Chris with the ball), running, hiking, traveling, crafting, and being a super aunt!

  • CROSSFIT LEVEL 1
  • CF MOBILITY
  • CF GYMNASTICS
  • CF JUDGE
  • FOUNDATION KRAV MAGA
  • CARDIOXTREME
  • USA ADVANCED WEIGHTLIFTING
  • CF SCALING

Sheila Kuhn

Coach

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Chris Padilla

 

Tricia Brown, Coach

Hello CrossFit family! Little autobio for you all! First off, I am from Montana. Grew up in a small town called Glendive. I came to Bismarck and earned my BSN at Mary college; this is where I have made my home and work for a traveling nurse company specializing in long-term care. I have two wonderful children; Maximus and Karisma. They keep me very busy! We enjoy lots of parks, walks and outside adventures!

I have been CrossFitting for a few years now. It began as a way to train for long distance running and also to lose some weight. Little did I know it would bring me to the place I am at today. I feel blessed to be a part of such an encouraging community of athletes.

When I’m not in the gym or running the kids around you may find me with my nose in a good book, traveling, leading worship in our church band or in the kitchen. I love to cook! Nutrition is fascinating to me! I am passionate about eating healthy and helping others to eat well.

One last thing! There are a few of us who have started a group called Faith Rx’d. God and CrossFit, two of my favorite things! We meet periodically throughout the month. There will be a workout and a devotion. Its just another way to plug into life and be of service.

I look forward to continuing this journey with all who are willing. If it was not for all of you I would not be here. It has been so fun getting to know everyone! A wise man once said, “We’re all in this together”. I could not agree more!

  • CROSSFIT LEVEL 1
  • CF MOBILITY
  • CF GYMNASTICS
  • CF JUDGE
  • ACLS, CPR/FIRST AID

 

 

Tricia Brown

Coach

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Chris Padilla

 

Sam Krivoruchka, Coach

Hello Everyone! Here is a little bit about me. I was born and raised in North Dakota. I have been an active person my entire life. In my free time if I’m not at the box I enjoy playing different sports depending on the time of year you can catch me at the ball diamonds or the ice rink. I also enjoy hiking, kayaking, biking, hanging out with my friends and family. I have been doing CrossFit since 2015 and got my CardioXtreme certification from Foundation Krav Maga in the summer of 2017. Once I tried CrossFit I was hooked! While attending CrossFit classes I looked over and saw a group of people who hitting and kicking heavy bags and I thought to myself that looks like a lot of fun. So I talked to Gina and tried CardioXtreme and had a blast! I encourage you to come and try out CrossFit and CardioXtreme whether you’re advanced athlete or brand new CrossFit and CardioXtreme is for you! I look forward to seeing you at Big Muddy!

  • FOUNDATION KRAV MAGA
  • CARDIOXTREME CERT
  • CROSSFIT SPOT THE FLAW
  • CF JUDGE
  • CPR/FIRST AID

 

Sam Krivoruchka

Coach

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Chris Padilla

Kristy Zacharias, Coach

Hi everyone! I became a part of this community in 2018. I really enjoy coaching and love what CrossFit has done for me, my health and my family. I am a mom of four awesome boys who definitely keep me busy…thankfully we have a CrossFit Kids program to help! I am currently working as a NREMT on the Standing Rock reservation and continuing my education at Bismarck State College. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors with the boys, hiking, fishing, kayaking, swimming and anything else that gets us some fresh air. If you are looking for a great place to get healthier and meet some awesome people. Come see what this community has to offer!

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified

 

Kristy Zacharias

Coach

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Chris Padilla

Christa Kiedrowski, Coach

Welcome to Big Muddy! I am from Dickinson, ND and now reside in our lovely capital city, Bismarck, ND! I’ve always been an athlete and enjoy playing sports still to this day. CrossFit keeps me in prime condition to regularly play and learn new sports. I enjoy coaching and have fun in my classes. Come join in me in one of my classes to see what the buzz is all about, but only if you’re ready for a good time! See you soon!CROSSFIT LEVEL 1

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Judge

 

 

Christa Kiedrowski

Coach

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