CFL is staffed with an excellent, knowledgeable, and friendly team of personal trainers and CrossFit coaches. For those looking for private training sessions with a Certified Personal Trainer and/or Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, check out Jared, Kelly, and Austin below. Our coaches are Justin (CF Level 1) and Priscilla. Justin coaches all of our co-ed CrossFit classes, and Priscilla coaches our Ladies Only CrossFit classes, for women who feel more comfortable with a female trainer.


Justin Sturgis

Justin carefully designs all of CFL’s WODs, and does an excellent job of modifying each workout and individual exercise when necessary to accommodate the various skill levels of our members.

Call/Text: 337.706.5558

Priscilla Binkley

For women who prefer having a female trainer, Priscilla coaches all of our Ladies Only CrossFit classes.  All CFL Ladies Only members have exclusive access to Priscilla’s daily nutrition/diet tips, weekly recipes, and weekly at-home workouts in our Ladies Only online Facebook group. Members of this online community share inspiration, motivation, feedback, and support. Priscilla works hard to ensure all members are getting the most out of her online forum and her CrossFit Classes.

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Call/Text: 337.303.6647

Personal Trainers

Kelly Clare

I want to help as many individuals as possible become the most confident, fit, and self-believing version of themselves. All I ask of you is effort and commitment.

Kelly has a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science and is pursuing a Masters in Kinesiology. She believes everyone is an athlete, whether competing in organized sports or playing “the game of life.” As a Trainer, she focuses on methods that help clients become more mobile, flexible, and stable to prevent injury and promote longevity, while steadily progressing toward each client’s fitness goals.

Call/Text: 203.885.4750

Austin Pearson

The more you succeed in effort discipline or competition, the more habitual success becomes. Prove to yourself repeatedly that you have the courage and ability to overcome any obstacle.”

Austin has been passionate about strength training for 15 years, and he has been training clients in health clubs, gyms, and universities all over North America for the past 10 years. He is very knowledgeable about human development and has an M.S. in Kinesiology with a focus on strength and conditioning, and human movement and performance. He also holds multiple certifications including Strength and Conditioning Coach and United States of America Weight Lifting Sport Performance, Level 1.

Call/Text: 815.207.1456

Jared Laxner

As a former collegiate soccer player, and an avid exercise enthusiast, I love to share my passion for health and fitness with others to reach their goals. So, let’s take that next step toward changing your life!”

Jared earned his B.S. in Exercise Science with a minor in Nutrition from Western Illinois University. He is currently working towards his Masters Degree in Sport and Exercise Science as a Graduate Assistant at UL. He is a Certified Strength Coach through Eleiko and is studying to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Call/Text: 815.762.3146