Introducing the CrossFit Broken Chains Team

Meet the fitness experts ready to help you achieve your fitness goals and your potential.

Our Founder

Nate Hemphill owner of CrossFit Broken Chains

Nate Hemphill

Nate Hemphill is former Lieutenant in the US Navy serving on active duty during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Nate discovered CrossFit before its explosion into the mainstream in 2006 as a student at Navy Dive School. He began coaching family friends and neighbors in a 1-car garage in 2011, before opening CFBC in 2013. Nate is among only 1% of all CrossFit Coaches as a CF-Level 3 Certified Trainer. He has extensive knowledge in CrossFit training methodology, Nutrition and Olympic Weightlifting. Nate is on the Coaching staff at Faith RX and a weekly contributor to the Faith RX Athlete Word of the Day. Nate’s crowning achievement on this side of heaven is in his role as husband to Annette Hemphill, his high school sweetheart.

Our Professional Coaches

Caden Woody coach at CrossFit Broken Chains

Caden W.

Caden Woody has been on coaching staff at CFBC since 2017. A graduate of Colonial High School, Caden was a highly decorated football player and weightlifter. Caden grew rapidly into his role as a leader and coach and now oversees all of the workout and Barbell Club programming at CFBC. Caden is a CF-Level 1 Coach, an outstanding athlete, and loving father.

Phil coach at CrossFit Broken Chains

Phil W.

Phil is a local community minister. Phil spent the better part of the past 20 years on staff as an associate pastor and worship team leader. He fell in love with the CFBC community as one of its first members in 2013. Phil is largely responsible for helping the Broken Chains community live out it's calling to be "The Place for the Outcasts" - a place where athletes get exposed to Jesus beyond the confines of a traditional Church.

Phil is a CF-Level 2 Coach. Phil is a weekly contributor to the Faith RX Athlete Word of the Day. He is a husband and father to a stable of stud-athletes.

Monique coach at CrossFit Broken Chains

Monique G.

Monique has been on coaching staff at CFBC since 2017, and a member since 2015. Coach "Mo" is an all-round fitness enthusiast and mother extraordinaire. Monique quickly developed into one of the strongest female athletes in the box, ever-ready to challenge any of the men at the drop of a hat. In addition to being a CF-Level 1 CrossFit Coach, Monique is also a competitive figure body builder.

Coach Mo is an amazing coach, wife and mother of three prodigy athletes.

Rico coach at CrossFit Broken Chains

Rico D.

Rico has been on coaching staff at CFBC since 2017. Rico began training at CFBC during his senior year at Colonial High School. Coach Rico is a budding professional who loves helping athletes break through plateaus. He is a CF-Level 1 coach and an accomplished car mechanic and technician.