HUNTLEIGH & JARROD DODSON
Huntleigh and Jarrod have been happily married since 1998 and have lived in Chelsea since 2004. They have 2 children, Logan and Kayleigh.
Jarrod found CrossFit in 2009 and has been addicted ever since. He has been L1 certified since 2010. He has also had his CrossFit Olympic Lifting certification, CrossFit Gymnastic certification and his CrossFit Mobility certification since 2012. He has been a coach for his son’s baseball and football teams, as well as coaching strength and endurance for his daughter’s dance competition team. Huntleigh has a background in dance and Winterguard. Both are active Plexus Ambassadors and have a passion for helping people live healthier and happier lives.
Becoming owner of a CrossFit gym has been a longtime dream of Jarrod’s and luckily his wife is supportive of his dream. Together they’ve made a great team!
Favorite Benchmark WODs: Jarrod (Diane), Huntleigh (Grace)
WILL "21" DAVIS
I’ve been playing sports since I could walk and love competition and pushing personal limits. Your body is capable of way more than you think, you just have to push past what your mind allows. Football was my main sport and baseball was something to do during the off season. I played through high school and was lucky enough to play college football for Birmingham Southern. I started to volunteer at the local fire department and enjoyed the fire service and enrolled in Recruit and EMT school.Currently I am a Fire Fighter/EMT for Talladega Fire Department. I walked through the door at CrossFit Chelsea at the end of 2014 and haven’t looked back since. I became a coach about 6 months after I joined and love helping and coaching people to reach their goals.
Psalms 23:4 -Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle … VICTORIOUS.” -Vince Lombardi
After 20 plus years of marketing management, both in the corporate world and as a consultant, where I’ve worked with such Fortune 500 companies as Tyson Foods, Flowers Bakeries and Sara Lee Corporation, I decided to pursue my love for fitness and join the ownership team at Crossfit Chelsea. Always highly active, I hold a black belt in Taekwondo and enjoy competing in 5K events, mud runs and Crossfit competitions. In addition, I’ve trained in karate, hapkido, and other self-defense techniques.
Not long after I joined CFC I fell in love with the people and culture here. It’s a unique place, where everyone is challenged to do his or her best in a supportive and encouraging environment. I look to combine my business experience and passion for fitness to contribute to achieving Crossfit Chelsea’s goal of being THE absolute best fitness resource to our members and an active participant in the community.
Bachelors and masters degrees in marketing from the University of Alabama. Graduate level marketing certificate from eCornell, ACE certified personal trainer, CrossFit level one certification, TRX qualified instructor, AED/CPR and first aid certification.
Favorite Benchmarks: Elizabeth
Favorite Exercise: Thrusters (not really)
"If you believe in yourself, have dedication and pride and never quit, you will be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards." –Paul “Bear” Bryant
Candace has always been involved in sports from a young age; softball, basketball, cheerleading, and dance her entire young life. She has also dabbled in many forms of fitness, but her passion lies with CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting. She started CrossFit in March of 2014 and transitioned into Olympic Weightlifting in November of 2018 and now competes with Team AllSouth out of Georgia. Candace received her L1 and Nutrition Certification with Eat To Perform in August 2015.
Candace is a Child of God first, wife to her husband Clark Gary second, mom of two beautiful children, River (6) and Rayne (3) third. She is very passionate about health and fitness and is always ready to help with any questions you may have about nutrition, fitness, and OLY lifting techniques.
“I am living breathing proof you can do it.” -Candace
Jackie retired in 2018 after spending 38 years as a software engineer. During 25 of those years, she competed in road and off-road (Xterra) triathlons. Her accomplishments in the Xterra series triathlons included 4 Southeast Regional titles, a USAT Honorable Mention All American Athlete award and 3rd place finishes at both the Xterra USA National Championship in Tahoe, Nevada and Xterra World Championship in Maui, Hawaii. Since 2013, Jackie has enjoyed a new approach to fitness provided by CrossFit Chelsea. With support from coaches and fellow gym members, she advanced to the CrossFit Games Master’s Online Qualifier for years 2014 – 2018. Jackie, a “masters” age athlete, looks forward to coaching other “masters” age athletes to be the best they can be.
“Every moment of one’s existence one is growing into more or retreating into less.”
I have always loved to work out and be active! I grew up playing softball, volleyball, and gymnastics from the age of 5 until I graduated high school. One of the first things I did once I got my driver's license was drive myself to the local gym to lift weights. I remember being one of the only females there lifting weights..I thought that was odd. Fast forward to today. I am still lifting weights and loving the feeling of being a strong female. I am a Nationally ranked competitive Powerlifter that uses CrossFit to stay fit and lean!
I found CrossFit 6 years ago when I was looking for something new to do with my workouts. I instantly loved it! In May of 2015, I was asked to become a level 1 certified coach and I jumped at the opportunity. I have been coaching ever since and loving every minute. My husband and I joined CF Chelsea in Jan of 2018 and love the family environment. I love to help people achieve their goals and do things they never thought possible. I believe that God gave us one body and we are charged with taking care of that body that He gave us.
I am happily married to my husband Mike and between us we have 4 kids and one grand-daughter!
I am living proof that age is just a number and should never define us or what we are capable of.