Introducing Your CrossFit

Coaches

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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.

  • 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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Kristy Lee

Kristy Lee, 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 Paramedic on the Standing Rock reservation. 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 2 Certified
  • CF Kids
  • CF Gymnastics
  • CF Dumbbells
  • CF Scaling
  • CF Lesson Planning
  • CF Judge

 

Kristy Lee

Coach

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Brian Nieuwenhuis

Brian Nieuwenhuis, Coach

I grew up in Garrison ND and graduated from Garrison HS in 1983. I attended NDSU and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1990. I spent about 4 years working for Braun Intertec as a Project Engineer in Minneapolis. I moved back to Garrison in August 1993 to take over my dad’s insurance agency after he died suddenly. I have run my own agency now for almost 30 years.

My wife Pam & I have 4 daughters, 1 granddaughter, 2 golden retrievers and very soon a Maine Coon Cat.

I took and received my CF-L1 in October 2021. I have been involved with CrossFit now since 2017 and been part of Big Muddy since 2018.

Brian Nieuwenhuis

Coach

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Kaydee Baker

Kaydee Baker, Coach

Hey there! I joined Big Muddy in 2020 and have never looked back. This community has changed my life for the better and I can’t wait to hopefully do the same for others. I was born and raised here in Bismarck and now live in Mandan with my son Walker and my fiancé Devan. During the day, I am a social worker for people with disabilities and love what I do there. When I am not at work or at the box, you can find me reading a book, building anything and everything with Walker, or watching some terrible reality TV. I hope to see you all soon!

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified

Kaydee Baker

Coach

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Martin Hernandez

Martin Hernandez, Coach

I walked into my first CrossFit box in 2017 and immediately knew this was the community in which I wanted to be a part of. A few years, a few boxes, and a few influential coaches later I knew that this was the community that I not only wanted to continue to be a part of, but that I wanted to serve. I received my CFL1 in early 2020 and have been coaching in various capacities since.

My athletic background consists of a myriad of sports such as basketball, rugby, triathlon, golf and a brief foray into body-building. Though all these activities are enjoyable, none of them can compare to the physiological and psychological benefits I get from CrossFit.

Outside of the box I enjoy spending time with my wife, Nicole, running, reading, and doing the daily NYT Cross word.

Degrees/certs:
– B.A. Psychology – United States Military Academy
– MBA Strategic Leadership – University of Tennessee Knoxville
– CF-L2
– CF- Running

Martin Hernandez

Coach

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