MEET OUR TEAM!

Helping you achieve your goals

Barry Pepper – Owner/CEO

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You could say Barry has a life calling to teach. He spent several years coaching youth hockey in Minnesota before entering a career as a PGA Golf Professional. During Barry’s time as a PGA Golf Professional his patience, passion and nurturing personality made his students easily absorb his philosophy and enjoy his lessons. In 2011 he found CrossFit and he was hooked immediately. He couldn’t get enough of the workouts, read enough about the sport or watch enough of the videos. Barry became a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer so he could share his love of fitness with others. He felt his calling in fitness was much larger, he opened CrossFit Port Royal Sound at Pepper Fitness to help others in their fitness journey.

Credentials:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Movement & Mobility
  • CrossFit Kids
  • Healthy Steps Nutrition Coaching
  • CrossFit Judge
  • Pendlay Weightlifting Level 1 & 2
  • Class “A” PGA Professional
  • CPR/AED Certified
  • Attitude Nation Weightlifting Level 1

Erica Pepper – Founder

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Meet Erica Pepper! Erica’s full-time career is and has always been in private country clubs, once you have spent some time with
her you will see why hospitality is the perfect fit to her poised, gracious personality. She spent ten years of her youth dancing her way around her small southern town. She was trained in tap, en pointe, jazz, acrobats, modern ballet and clogging. During her youth adult years she was a state champion weightlifter in Florida, captain of her cheer team, and a tennis player. In search of continuing her active lifestyle she went to a globo gym, Zumba classes, biked, swam, and rollerbladed, but nothing struck her fancy. Erica finally found power yoga and knew that it was the beginning of an activity she could do on a regular basis without getting bored. Power yoga highlighted her strength and was a solution to calming her mind. After a year of yoga she began to dabble in CrossFit, she fell head over heals in love with the sport. Erica never thought her weightlifting history would be relevant but it was a perfect resurrection for this amazing sport sweeping the hearts of the world. Erica’s passion for sharing the love of CrossFit and continuing education prompted her to become a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. She loves CrossFIt, yoga, paleo cooking, pinning, planning events and most of all, socializing!

Credentials:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Judge
  • CPR/AED Certified

Noel Min – Head Coach

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Noel started CrossFit in 2009 while deployed to Afghanistan and has been actively coaching since 2011. Noel has done martial arts his entire life (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, Chinese Wushu/SanShou) and wrestled in high school, “so I considered myself an athletic individual, until I was introduced to CrossFit.” The constantly varied nature of the workouts is what attracted Noel to CrossFit and he hasn’t looked back since. His love of coaching and helping others taps into the unlocked potential that we all have inside us. He has competed in the 2013 Cold War Mid-Atlantic, 2013 Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Challenge and 2014 Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Challenge and the 2016 Masters Tour. Noel is a Marine Corps Marathon finisher 2012, 2013, 2014.
“Behind every motion, is the music of souls made visible” – Bruce Lee

Credentials:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • USAW Sports Performance Level 1
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Striking

Alex Cadmus – Coach

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Ready to learn technique from a Coach with the precision of an engineer and the strength of Goliath? Meet Coach Alex Cadmus! Alex was born and raised in Hopewell Junctino New York, 90 miles north of the city. He played sports his entire life, including baseball, football, wrestling and dabbled in track and field and basketball. He had his first CrossFit experience at a Gold’s Gym in 2008 where a trainer put him through Fight Gone Bad and it sparked an immediate curiosity. He spent a couple years teaching himself everything he could and modifying it to work at his gym. In 2010 he joined his first gym and started coaching in 2012 at Albany CrossFit in New York. He’s competed in individual and team CrossFit competitions and also multiple weightlifting meets. Alex moved to Bluffton with his now Wife Ali in 2013 and currently works full-time in Savannah as a Mechanical Engineer for the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Credentials:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Movement & Mobility
  • Attitude Nation Weightlifting (x2)
  • CrossFit Judge

Ali Cadmus – Coach

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Ali found CrossFit in April 2011 when she was looking for a change in her workout routine. As a former Division I softball player and college softball coach, she wanted to find a way to be a part of a team again. After her first year of CrossFit she wanted to do more to help her community, so she entered the first “Albany CrossFit Next Top Coach” competition. This was a competition in which 12 members competed over 6 learning intensive months, including bi-weekly elimination challenges. Ali came out on top and was awarded the opportunity to go to a Level 1 CrossFit Coaches Certification, as well as priceless knowledge on coaching, nutrition, programming, and management. She soon became a part of the Albany CrossFit coaching staff where she assisted in the introductory bootcamp classes and was the Head Coach of a newly added evening class. Since that time she has also received her CrossFit Mobility Certification and completed the Attitude Nation Olympic Lifting Seminar.

Ali and her Husband Alex moved to Bluffton, SC in October of 2013 and continued to coach and train. They both have goals to increase their knowledge of Fitness and pursue their Level 2 and 3 certifications.

Credentials:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Movement & Mobility
  • Healthy Steps Nutrition Coaching
  • CrossFit Judge
  • Attitude Nation Weightlifting

Nick Shappee – Coach

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Credentials:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CPR/AED Certified
  • Attitude Nation Weightlifting Level 1

Jason Wallace – Coach

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Originally from Memphis, TN. Superintendent of the Dye course at Colleton River Plantation. Jason received a Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi State University. Jason enjoys most sports, especially the ones that are outdoors. He likes to fish, hunt, hike, trail riding on my mountain bike, CrossFit, and being active in general.
-Have fun with Crossfit. Take the technique serious so you dont get hurt and then have a good time.

Credentials:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Pendlay Weightlifting Level 1 & 2
  • CPR/AED Certified
  • Attitude Nation Weightlifing Level 1

Amber Corbett – Coach

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Amber started her fitness journey with intramural soccer and high school track and field. Following High School she enlisted as an air-crewman in the Navy in 2007. One year later, while serving in the Navy Amber found CrossFit. She soon after became her squadron’s Command Fitness Leader and reamined in that position until she separated from the Navy in 2013. In her final year with Navy she took her CrossFit training to the next level when she received her CrossFit Level 1 during 2012. She began coaching CrossFit at her local affiliate and has been helping CrossFit athletes reach their goals ever since. 

Amber, her husband, and two children currently live in Bluffton while her husband is stationed at Parris Island.

Credentials:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids
  • CrossFit Endurance

Erin Goguen – Coach

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Erin always knew that a career in fitness was what she was destined to do. From the age of 5 until she found out she was pregnant with her daughter, Sydney, Erin played soccer. She played township and school soccer as a kid, then moved up to Women’s and Coed Leagues as an adult. In between, Erin constantly stayed active, whether it was riding bikes or playing in various sports pick up games. After earning her degree in Exercise Physiology in 2000, Erin started teaching Physical Education at a local high school and coached the Varsity Boys Soccer Team, before moving to Georgia to become an Exercise Physiologist at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. There she worked with clients that were discharged from physical therapy to help continue their rehabilitation. After leaving Georgia and moving to Florida, Erin took a position as a Personal Trainer with a well-known Florida based gym. There she continued personal training both at the gym and in home. For the last 20 years Erin has helped her clients reach their goals.

She has a love for running and working out. It wasn’t until recently that she needed more of a challenge and change in her workout routines, so she started CrossFit and it was “love at first lift”.

Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology

Angie Crumpton – Kids Coach

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When she was young, Angie was always doing something, searching for the next challenge in life. She was a cheerleader, played softball, but mostly was a tomboy who loved trying to outdo her brothers. Later in life she drove dirt track race cars her father built, rode dirt bikes with her brothers and loved to see what new things, and trouble, they could get into.
As an adult, she fell in love with her career and has spent the past 18 years as a law enforcement officer. Never settling for the easy route, she worked out in the field, often dealing with the worst society has to offer. During this time, she has seen the struggle of our youth and the consequences of their poor decisions and environment.
Just over two years ago, Angie was searching for something a bit more challenging for her fitness and found CrossFit. It was “love at first sight.” The individual challenge and the community aspects of the sport had her hooked. After seeing the improvements in her own confidence, the sense of belonging and desire to make healthier choices, she soon saw the potential for our youth. She obtained her Level 1 Trainer Certificate and soon after obtained her CrossFit Kids Trainer Certificate.
Working with the children, especially those who need a little extra help with confidence, is important to Angie. She believes that when provided with a healthy alternative and a supportive community to turn to, children are less likely to seek the acceptance of peers involved in gangs, drugs or other illegal activities. Their involvement in the CrossFit community and specifically the CrossFit Kids programs will provide a sense of confidence and self worth most kids struggle with as they approach adolescence. They learn it is more important to be healthy, rather than “skinny” and boys and girls are equals.
If you ever wonder how this program can help your child with so much more than just their physical health, ask Angie. She will be glad to share her beliefs and the benefits she has already seen in those kids who se works with!

Credentials:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids

Adam Rennie – Kids Coach

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It wasn’t until the Marine Corps that physical fitness really meant anything to me. Growing up, I was a fat kid. Soda was a common thing in my household and simple carbs where just “staples” when it came to our nutirtion. That’s probably why I maxed out at 255 lbs before I joined the Marine Corps. When I did join the Marine Corps, I made it to 29 Palms where I was the honor graduate in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program Instructor Course. There is where I found a real love for pushing my body and my technical abilities. While there, I was introduced to CrossFit and within three months noticed an even greater or extreme change in my body than what I had previously experienced, and I’ve been addicted ever since. With a “Go Big, THEN Go Home” pesonality I wanted to know every In-And-Out of the program and sport of CrossFit. Being able to teach in the SoCal region allowed me an opportunity to train with not only amazing athletes, but learn from even more amazing coaches. Now my big focus is not only on the fine tuning of the training, but Olympic Lifting and my number one goal, working with Kids with the CrossFit Kids Programming.

Credentials:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids
  • CrossFit Judge
  • USA Weightlifting
  • CPR/AED Certified

Farid Bejar – Coach

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Born and raised on the Mexico city, in a family big in sports. Farid was 6 years old when he started playing soccer, but it was in High School when he fell in love with basketball. Farid continued to play multiple sports that included, basketball, soccer, volleyball, beach volleyball and track Sprint runner of 100 and 400 meters. Some of his sports accomplishments are having made it to 2nd place national in basketball in his senior year, 1st in soccer in his junior and senior years, and 2nd state 100 and 400 meters Sprint. Farid then decided to put a stop to his career in sports to serve a full-time mission of 2 years for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints. It was after that mission that he relocated to Bluffton, SC in 2012. Once he was settled in he battled with trying to keep a healthy lifestyle with regular visits to the gym. After a year of trying to keep himself motivated, he started to look for something new to do, that is where CrossFit first came into his life. Going into his first CrossFit workout he thought he was in pretty good physical shape, but quickly learned after finishing the benchmark WOD “Diane” that he wasn’t. He was hooked to the sport, working so hard to finally RX a WOD. After a spending some some time working on becoming a better athlete, one of his coaches asked if he had ever thought about being a coach? It is that point that his amazing journey in CrossFit shifted to helping others. With the help of family, friends, and coaches my goals for fitness and coaching are getting closer.

Credentials:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • Attitude Nation Weightlifting Level 1

Hunter Irwin – Coach

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Credentials:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Attitude Nation Weightlifting Level 1

Brian Reap – Associate Coach

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Credentials:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Sobriety WOD

Kirby Gusso – Associate Coach

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Credentials:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • USAW Sports Performance Coach

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