Nick grew up on a small dairy farm in Brownsville, Wisconsin. He's participated in sports since he was kid. Nick is a graduate from Mayville High School where he was an All-State football player. After graduating Northern Michigan University in 2008 and returning home from living and working in Dallas, TX for 4 years Nick opened CrossFit Fond du Lac in August of 2012. Nick is very passionate about health and fitness and truly believes anyone can participate in crossfit regardless of age, health, or experience. Below are a list of Nick's accomplishments since finding crossfit in 2011.
Nick is excited to share his fitness knowledge and experience with the local community.
Katelyn Lindsley (CF-L1)
Katie was born and raised in Fond du Lac, WI. She attended Fond du Lac High School and went on to play collegiate hockey, where she was a founding member of the Women's hockey program at Marian University.
Before her collegiate career, Katie lettered as freshman for her high school hockey team. During her time there she made state tournament appearances in 2006, 2008, and 2009. Katie was also an active fall and spring season rugby player for the Fond du Lac Sirens. Throughout her four years at Marian she played every game from freshman to senior year, a total of 95 games. During the '11-'12 and '12-'13 seasons, Katie accepted the captains position given to her by her coach and teammates. Katie discovered CrossFit during her senior year in 2012 when her team had stopped in at CrossFit Fond du Lac for some preseason conditioning. Katie was introduced and mentored by the only coach at CrossFit Fond du Lac, Nick Bloch. Although relatively new to the trade, Katie has competed in a few events as an individual and with other athletes from CrossFit Fond du Lac. Katie is trained by CrossFit Inc. to teach and coach CrossFit.
-Fittest Farmhand Challenge: 4th place team
-Judgement Day: 2nd place
-Battle of the Ball and Chain: 1st place team
-Battle in the Bluffs - 2nd place team
-Lake Bottom Brawl - 1st place
Kati Kindschuh (CF-L1)
Kati Kindschuh is the daughter of David and Dianne Kindschuh of Brownsville, WI. Along with her three older siblings, she grew up on her family's dairy farm, giving her an excellent work ethic and foundation for the future. You can be assured that no one will out work her yet she will always greet you with a smile!
A 2014 Lomira High School graduate, Kindschuh was an active member in student organizations but her athletic career did not take off until her senior year as she began CrossFit. Kindschuh found CrossFit after completing a video biography project for a class and soon after she became a full time member, learning and mastering the skills of CrossFit. October of 2016 will be Kindschuh's third anniversary of doing CrossFit.
As the youngest member of the coaching staff, Kindschuh works hard but also loves having fun while at the gym. You can find her laughing, cracking jokes or smiling just because she loves to enjoy herself and have a blast while working out. Because if you are going to exercise, you might as well have some fun while doing it!
As an academic person, Kindschuh is driven to continue learning about how to become a healthier person. Nutrition is an element in CrossFit that Kindschuh prides herself in having a deep and widespread knowledge of, and is willing to share that knowledge with anyone who seeks it. From tips about meal planning, snacking suggestions and supplements, Kindschuh has a passion for [healthy] food and nutrition!
Kindschuh has an unwavering desire to share her knowledge of fitness, health and wellness with others through her energetic personality and contagious smile. She is certified by CrossFit Inc. as a Level One Trainer to teach and train others through the methodology of CrossFit.
2015 Summer Slam - 3rd place Rx
2016 Lake Bottom Brawl - 4th place Rx
2016 CrossFit Open - Top 300 North Central Region, Top 20 Fittest Women in Wisconsin
South Loop Games - Rx Team 5th place
Evil Empire Fall Brawl - Rx individual 1st place
Back Squat 275
Front Squat 245
Clean and Jerk 220
2015 Brew City Open
Nina LoCascio was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She was a competitive gymnast for twelve years, qualifying for serval state and regional championships, representing the Illinois team. Due to an injury, Nina became a gymnastics coach during her sophomore year of high school, and coached Junior Olympic gymnastics for three years, and assisted coaching in collegiate gymnastics for one. Nina began Crossfit during her senior year of high-school; she loves being able to incorporate gymnastics into her workouts and to have fun. She is now in her sophomore year of her undergraduate a the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, majoring in Biology with an emphasis in Neuroscience. Nina is also the strength and conditioning coach for the gymnastics team at UWO and is excited to begin her Crossfit coaching career at Crossfit Fond du Lac.
Tiffany Thelen (CF-L1) (CF Kids) (USAW)
Tiffany was born and raised in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Growing up, Tiffany did gymnastics and showed horses competitively. After college, Tiffany became involved in running and triathlons. She completed several ½ marathons, 1 full marathon, and the High Cliff State Park ½ Ironman. It was after her ½ Ironman that she found CrossFit. After a year of CrossFit she became dedicated to becoming a competitive athlete and coach. Over time she has earned different coaching certifications that she can use to help others achieve their goals. She is involved in several coaching positions inside and outside of the gym, working with different types of athletes.
2014 CrossFit Open – 324th place, North Central Region
2014 Granite Games, Rx Division
2015 Lake Bottom Brawl – 3rd place
2015 CrossFit Open- 145th place, North Central Region
2016 Lake Bottom Brawl – 1st place
2016 CrossFit Open- 43rd Place, North Central Region
2016 Harbor Park Shipwrecked- 1st place team
2016 South Loop Games- 4th place team
2016 Fall Brawl- 1st place team
Mike Wagner (BS-Kinesiology)(CSCS)(CF-L1)
Mike was born and raised in Fond du Lac, WI from the time he was 5 years old. He attended high school and Winnebago Lutheran Academy. In high school Mike lettered in track and field all 4 years and made state appearances sophomore-senior year in the 100 and 200m sprint.
After high school Mike attended the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh where he majored in Kinesiology and ran track his freshman and sophomore years. As a freshman, he made it to indoor nationals on the team’s 4x200, as well as outdoor nationals on the team’s 4x100m. His sophomore year Mike ran individual events and qualified for indoor nationals in the 200m as well as outdoor nationals in the 100 and 200m. Academically, Mike earned his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and later earned his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification through the NSCA.
Fitness has always been at the forefront of Mike’s passions, which led him to the sport of CrossFit. Mike started competing in CrossFit in 2014 and since the end of 2016 has gotten serious about competing at a more elite level. Mike loves helping others reach higher levels in their fitness than they may have first thought possible and is excited to start doing so at CrossFit Fond du Lac!