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Bryan Heinrich, CF-L1

Head Trainer and Coach,

Bryan HeinrichA K-State graduate, Bryan has been a CrossFit trainer since 2008, starting at CrossFit Oahu in Honolulu, HI. Bryan is one of three Level II CrossFit Trainers (a certification that includes both a written test and a practical evaluation of knowledge and training skills as they apply to one-on-one, small group and large group training) in the State of Kansas. He is also certified by CrossFit in Olympic Weightlifting, Running and Endurance, Gymnastics, Nutrition, Science of Exercise, Mobility and Recovery, and CrossFit Kids. He is a USA Level 1 Weightlifting Coach and has been trained on the C2 rower by Olympic Gold Medalist, Erin Cafaro. Besides the Elements classes and regular class schedule, Bryan leads the Barbell Strength Program.


Christian Larson, MS, CF-L1


Christian LarsonChristian is an instructor for the Kinesiology Department as well as a trainer for K-State CrossFit. He has a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology from Kansas State University and is a CrossFit Level 1 certified trainer. He was an item writer for the CrossFit Coaching Certification Exam. He is also a certified instructor for the American Heart Association and is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Christian worked full-time as a manager and trainer in the fitness industry between 1998 and 2007 prior to joining the K-State Kinesiology Department in 2007. He was an item writer for the CrossFit Coaching Certification Exam.

Kendall Pray, BS, CF-L1


KendallKendall Pray graduated from Kansas State University in 2008 with a B.S. in Kinesiology, minor in Animal Science and a certificate in Equine Studies. She is an American Council on Exercise certified Personal Trainer (7 years), YogaFit levels 1-3 Certified Yoga Instructor, Schwinn Indoor Cycling Certified, Aqua Aerobics Accredited, Silver Sneakers Range of Motion, YogaStretch, CrossFit Level 1 and Circuit Certified, and holds two BOSU balance trainer certificates. Kendall is also a professional hunter/jumper rider and trainer and rode on Kansas State University's varsity Equestrian Team as an undergraduate.

Katie Heinrich, PhD, CF-L1

Trainer and Faculty Sponsor,

Katie HeinrichKatie is the faculty member responsible for K-State CrossFit. She is an Assistant Professor of Physical Activity and Public Health and Director of the Functional Intensity Training Laboratory.  She holds a CrossFit Level 1 certification and also is CrossFit Kids certified. She is certified Level I and Level II: Jumps by USA Track & Field. She was an item writer for the CrossFit Coaching Certification Exam.


Alexis Filippo, BA, CF-L1

Alexis graduated from Kansas State University in 2014, her degree is in History, and she was introduced to CrossFit by a group of Army ROTC cadre here at K-State, since then she has enjoyed competing competitively and has coached for the past two years at K-State CrossFit and Get Mean CrossFit. She has attended Carl Paoli’s Freestyle Connection Gymnastics Seminar, holds certifications in CPR, First Aid, and AED. This summer she looks forward to attending a CrossFit Endurance certification. During her time as an undergraduate she was active in Army ROTC, was a K-State CrossFit Club officer, and is now a commissioned active duty officer in the US Army.  


Jake Frye, CF-L1






Jake is currently a student at K-state, studying Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Dietetics. He is a Crossfit Level 1 trainer and is certified by the American Heart Association in CPR and AED. He is currently the Vice President of the K-state Crossfit Club and has competitive backgrounds in powerlifting, track and wrestling.