Our Trainers in Birmingham, AL


Sean Dickson - (39 Yrs. old) Owner / Programmer

 
Sean Dickson - Crossfit Gym in Birmingham, AL
 
Birmingham, AL native who served in the United States Army for nine years attaining the rank of Sergeant First Class. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army's Airborne School and Ranger School. He was a Special Forces Medic with 3rd Group and a Modern Army Combatives Program, Level 3 Master Instructor.
Sean Dickson served in a Recon Scout Platoon with the 82ND Airborne Division during the Iraq invasion of 2003 as well as being a veteran of Afghanistan with 3 RD Special Forces Group.
Sean has been CrossFitting since 2008 and can be found every day on the “black mats” interacting with and coaching the athletes of CFR. Qualifications include; CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer, Kettle Bell Concepts certified, National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, National Registered Emergency Medical Technician license.
 
 

BENCHMARK P.R.'S

  • “FRAN” TIME: 2:06
  • “GRACE” TIME: 1:53
  • ”CIA-7″ TIME: 47:23
  • “ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE” 56:11
  • FIGHT GONE BAD: 435
 

1 REP MAX PR'S:

  • BACK SQUAT: 410LB
  • FRONT SQUAT: 365LB
  • DEAD LIFT: 475LB
  • CLEAN: 301LB
  • SNATCH (K.B.): 123LB
  • WEIGHTED PULL UP: 90LB
  • BOX JUMP 53.5 inches
 

RUN P.R.'S:

  • 5K: 21 MINUTES
  • 10K: 42 MINUTES
  • 21K: 2:19 TRAIL / 1:36 ROAD
  • 50 MILE: 13:26:43 TRAIL / 10:21:44 ROAD
 
 

ADVENTURE RACING:

  • 2011- DEATH RACE 45hrs:53min:17sec
  • 2012- 24 HOUR SURVIVAL TRIAL, FINISHER
  • 2013- 12 HOUR SUCK, SOUTHEAST REGION 1ST PLACE
  • 2013- 36 HOUR ULTIMATE SUCK, FINSHER
  • 2014- 36 HOUR ULTIMATE SUCK, 3RD PLACE
 
  • 2015- 12 HOUR SUCK, SOUTHEAST & SOUTHWEST REGION 1ST PLACE / NORTHEAST REGION 2ND PLACE
  • 2015- 36 HOUR ULTIMATE SUCK, 2ND PLACE
  • 2015 RABBIT PEAK 80LB MARATHON, 3RD PLACE
  • 2016- 264 MILE TEXAS WATER SAFARI CANOE RACE, 54:47
 
 

Sandy Colvin - (52 Yrs. old) Manager / Trainer

 
Sandy Colvin - Crossfit Gym in Birmingham, AL
 
Wife, Mother and avid CrossFitter. Sandy has been CrossFitting for 7 years and an instructor for almost five years and is a CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer, CrossFit Strongman & CrossFit Gymnastics Certified. Sandy became one of our athletes when we opened in 2010, she has competed in a many CrossFit competitions and placed in the “Top Ten” in each one. Sandy uses her own personal experience of losing over 20lbs, gaining lean muscle, and being a “masters” athlete, to educate & assist all members in reaching their own goals as well as the knowledge of preparing for and competing in the sport of CrossFit.
“I began my fitness journey at the age of 45 as a stay-home mother of two. Within 6 months, I represented the gym in my first local CrossFit competition, won my division and was hooked. I continued daily training and moved on to larger competitions. I love CrossFit, the camaraderie and the challenge it promotes whether competing or not. CrossFit is the platform that has empowered me, it has changed my outlook in life- I no longer see myself aging and having regrets, I see myself doing things…, doing hard things. It makes me happy! And seeing others do hard things makes my job worth it” –Sandy
 
 

BENCHMARK P.R.'S

  • “FRAN” TIME: 4:56
  • “GRACE” TIME: 3:33
  • “DIANE” 4:36
  • FIGHT GONE BAD: 286
 

1 REP MAX PR'S:

  • BACK SQUAT: 245LB
  • FRONT SQUAT: 200LB
  • DEAD LIFT: 255LB
  • CLEAN: 155LB
  • SNATCH: 110LB
  • WEIGHTED PULL UP: 35LB
  • BOX JUMP 43.5 inches
 

RUN P.R.'S:

  • 5K: 27 MINUTES
  • 10K: 59 MINUTES
 
 

COMPETITIONS:

  • 2014 SUCK SERIES 4 HOUR “GUT CHECK CHALLENGE” - S.E. REGION 1ST PLACE
 
  • CROSSFIT COMP PODIUM FINISHES
    • POUND FOR POUND- 2012
    • GARAGE GAMES- 2012, 2013, 2015
 
 

Jennie Fisher

 
Jenny Fisher - Crossfit Gym in Birmingham, AL
 
I started CrossFit in 2012 and was hooked instantly. In 2013, I began coaching at CrossFit RTR in Tuscaloosa. I loved the opportunity to help people better themselves the same way my coaches helped me at the beginning of (and still on!) my fitness journey. I played rugby for the University of Alabama before I moved to San Antonio, Texas, where I cofounded the San Antonio Riveters, a competitive women's rugby team, with my wife, Stephanie. Coaching at Evolve Fitness in Miramar Beach is where I was last before joining the family at CrossFit Riverchase! I remain committed to becoming the best athlete and coach I can be. I particularly love coaching olympic weightlifting and always hope to help others improve their proficiency with a barbell.

Fun Fact: I was on Steve's Austin's Broken Skull Challenge :) - Jennie
 
 

PR'S:

  • Deadlift 315
  • Back squat 295
  • Front squat 245
  • Clean 215
  • Jerk 220
  • Snatch 175
  • Fran 4:04
  • Grace 2:20
 
 
 
 
 

MICHAEL BOTTCHEN – (31 YRS. OLD) TRAINER

 
Michael Bottchen- Crossfit Gym in Birmingham, AL
 
Born and raised in the Pelham area. Collegiate swimmer that became a professional swim coach after graduation. Michael spent two years as a CrossFit coach at another affiliate before finding his home here at CrossFit Riverchase this year.
CFLV-1 Trainer Certified since 2014
- ACE Personal Trainer Certified
- Attended Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Fl.
- Graduate of Fort Hayes State University, BS Degree
- Swam competitive at Indian River State College, Fl.
- Swim coach at Birmingham Swim League since 2014.
 
 

BENCHMARK P.R.'S

  • “FRAN” TIME: 3:46
  • “GRACE” TIME: 4:57
  • FIGHT GONE BAD: 286
 

1 REP MAX PR'S:

  • BACK SQUAT: 325LB
  • FRONT SQUAT: 265LB
  • DEAD LIFT: 420LB
  • CLEAN: 259LB
  • SNATCH: 155LB
  • WEIGHTED PULL UP: 100LB
  • BENCH: 285LB
 

CROSSFIT COMPS:

2016 Mayhem on the Mtn 3rd place scaled men
 
 

CASEY O'QUINN – (34 YRS. OLD) TRAINER

 
Casey O'quinn - Crossfit Gym in Birmingham, AL
 
A native of southern California, Casey moved to Alabama to play college baseball at Troy University. Casey owns an insurance company and coaches CrossFit because of his love of being in the gym and around the members. After a year of CrossFitting with us Casey asked to be brought on as a part time coach, now that's passion. After a period of time shadowing the owner he began running classes on his own and has been doing so for three years.
 
 

BENCHMARK P.R.'S

  • “FRAN” TIME: 2:52
  • “GRACE” TIME: 1:27
 

1 REP MAX PR'S:

  • BACK SQUAT: 365LB
  • FRONT SQUAT: 305LB
  • DEAD LIFT: 405LB
  • CLEAN: 286LB
  • SNATCH: 185LB
  • BENCH: 300LB
 
 
 

Bethany McMeans

 
Casey O'quinn - Crossfit Gym in Birmingham, AL
 
Blending in very well with her military background , Bethany comes to us with a Masters in Sports and Health Sciences. She is a CrossFitting, soccer mom, that can guide you thru an awesome training session - doesn't get much better than that.

• Group Exercise Instructor Certification, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
• CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
• Personal Trainer Certification, American Council on Exercise (ACE)
• Fitness Nutrition Specialist, American Council on Exercise (ACE)
• Yoga I, SCW Fitness Certification