Brian Yoak – Owner/Trainer

Brian is the owner and lead trainer at CrossFit Legacy. Brian started CrossFit training in 2007 and opened the first affiliate in Summit County Ohio. He immediately saw the value in the core principles of CrossFit -(Constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensity)

Brian says “I really came up with the name CrossFit Legacy because I wanted to be able to leave a legacy of health and wellness for my 3 kids. CrossFit Legacy is going to continue to evolve, to grow. It’ll be exciting to see what continues to happen because of the people that are here.”

Brian has a wide variety of experience, both personally and professionally with CrossFit and sports alike:

  • Graduated from Malone University with a degree in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training
  • All American baseball player at Malone University (1995-1999)
  • Spent 7 years as an Athletic Trainer at Chippewa High School
  • CrossFit Level 1 Certification
  • CrossFit Kids Certification
  • Olympic Lifting Instructor Certification
  • Concept 2 Rowing Summit

Brian is well-known in the CrossFit community – both locally and nationally.

  • Trained three elite athletes who have participated in the CrossFit games
  • CrossFit Games Central East Regional: Judging and Standards Director 2010
  • CrossFit Games Central East Regional: Competition Director 2011
  • Event Director of the CrossFit Open at the Arnold Classic 2011 & 2012
  • CrossFit Games Central East Regional: Regional Director 2012
  • CrossFit Games: Management Staff 2012
  • Event Director of the Tournament of Teams at the Arnold Classic 2013
  • CrossFit Games Central East Regional: Regional Director 2013

While Brian has experience training and advising elite CrossFit athletes, he also coaches CrossFit Kids class and a class geared specifically towards CrossFit athletes aged 60+. To Brian, fitness is a lifelong pursuit, and he promotes health and well-being to all people, despite age or physical condition.

The CrossFit Legacy affiliate has long had a reputation of excellent coaching and a welcoming community. Brian has always worked to make the box a second home for members – a place where people can come to work out, learn, and have fun.

CrossFit Legacy Training Staff:

Amanda Harp

CrossFit Level 1 Certification

Josh Cintron

CrossFit Level 1 Certification

Keith Welch

CrossFit Level 1 Certification

Tim Swinehart

CrossFit Level 1 Certification