Coaches

Our talented and motivated coaches make CrossFit 460 special. They understand that no two bodies are alike and will work with you to get fit at the right pace.

 
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Velvet Minnick - Owner

Certifications
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
CrossFit Weightlifting
CrossFit Movement and Mobility
CrossFit Gymnastics
USAW Level 1 Sports Performance

"Helping people make positive changes in their lives is what drives my passion for CrossFit. I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to share my passion for the sport of CrossFit with my hometown community of Blacksburg."

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Vaughn Franklin

Certifications
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Movement and Mobility
CrossFit Kids Trainer
CrossFit Conjugate Methods

"I am most passionate about: physical fitness, nutrition, living a happy life and helping others achieve the same. CrossFit is my passion, I’m honored to be a part of this family and improve lives together!"

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Kevin Pei

Certifications
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
USAW Level 1 Sports Performance

"I received my CrossFit L1 in May 2016 and decided that I wanted to further my coaching education and experience here at CrossFit 460. I’m absolutely pumped to coach here, and to meet and help everyone smash fitness and health goals!"

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Will Borin

Certifications
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

"I joined CrossFit 460 in the fall of 2016 and immediately felt like part of the family. The community is truly second to none. Being a coach is a dream job of mine and I’m honored to serve in any capacity possible."

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Daron Williams

Certifications
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

"I started coaching for the same reason that I’m interested in coaching here – I really enjoy CrossFit as a primary form of general physical preparedness, and I enjoy helping others get excited about staying healthy and making themselves better."

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Brett Palmer

Certifications
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

"I graduated from Virginia Tech in the Spring of 2018, with a BS in Human Nutrition Food and Exercise. I’m a townie and have been in Blacksburg since the age of 3. I am excited for the opportunity to help others achieve their fitness goals through CrossFit."

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Jacob Bond

Certifications
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

"My coaching is fueled by the joy of seeing athletes improve. I enjoy troubleshooting movement errors and optimizing athletes' mechanics using my 3 years of coaching experience and enthusiasm for expanding my knowledge of CrossFit."

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Julie Kuhlman

Certifications
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

"I graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and recently earned my Masters in Education at Virginia Tech. When it comes to coaching I am most excited about helping others achieve their goals and do what they may have never thought possible."