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We get it – when it comes to finding a fitness regimen that you really buy into, your options are nearly unlimited and the choices can be overwhelming. Why choose us out of all those options? We think you should choose Sanctify Fitness because we believe that together we can achieve more than what’s possible when you’re trying to go it alone. We believe that moments when you find your strength and blow past your self-imposed limits are better celebrated with other like-minded people who are making the journey with you. We believe that no matter where you’re from, how old you are, what level of fitness you’re currently at – you have a place at Sanctify. We stand for you and other Madison locals who are striving to truly live a great life.

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Josh Earleywine
Josh EarleywineOwner

I was introduced to functional fitness in the fall of 2007 while still in college. As a collegiate discus and hammer thrower, I was hesitant to abandon my current training methods mid-season. However, upon entering graduate school I started doing the CrossFit methodology regularly and quickly became a believer in its effectiveness.

Also while in grad school I was a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach for Illinois State University and worked with all of the sports there. This allowed me to figure out how to incorporate classical strength and conditioning methods with CrossFit in order to develop safe and effective techniques to help anyone attain their health and fitness goals. My passion as a coach is to not only provide workouts for people but to teach them why they are doing what I am asking of them. I have found that the people who have made lasting changes to their fitness have taken it upon themselves to get educated about fitness and don’t just blindly follow a workout on a piece of paper or whiteboard.

Certifications:  

  • B.A. Exercise Science
  • M.S. Exercise Physiology
  • CrossFit: CF-L1
Paul Saevre
Paul SaevreOwner

As a high school athlete, I was blessed to have had a very forward-thinking coach, Jerry Dean, who introduced me to weight training some 30 years ago. He not only taught us the value of strength training as athletes but as a way to maintain health and fitness throughout life.

Josh then introduced me to CrossFit in 2008. His interest and enthusiasm in the philosophy and proven effectiveness of CrossFit led me to research and begin training using the CrossFit methods. In the spring of 2010, I tore an ACL and I credit the CrossFit methodology for the quick recovery that I have made. I have been involved in basketball for the past 35 years as a player and coach. As an assistant basketball coach at Beloit College, I began applying the techniques and concepts promoted through CrossFit and have found great benefit to our athletes in terms of strength and agility. The great thing about CrossFit and how we implement it at Sanctify Fitness is that it can benefit high-level athletes or it can help those of us who simply want to improve our general fitness.

I have a great passion to coach and I have found that the techniques that we emphasize here at Sanctify Fitness can help people achieve their strength and fitness goals in a safe effective way. You will work hard while having fun with a community of great people.

Certifications:  

  • B.S. Education
  • Functional Movement Systems: FMS-1
  • CrossFit: CF-L1
Tyler Grimh
Tyler GrimhCoach

I was first introduced to CrossFit in the summer of 2008, while I was finishing up my last deployment in the U.S. Navy. A buddy introduced me to a workout called “Murph”. It consists of a 1 mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats and another mile run. This workout devastated me but for some reason left me wanting more!

I quickly incorporated the CrossFit.com workouts into my daily routine and quickly started seeing results in my overall fitness.

Soon after departing the Navy, I started competing heavily in the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I continued using CrossFit training as well which contributed to me earning 1 bronze, 4 silver, and 2 gold medals over my career in competitions around the Midwest. In early 2011, I decided to join a local affiliate. It was at this point that I discovered Sanctify Fitness soon after it opened its doors and became a regular member. I found myself in awe of the coaching and experience of Josh and Paul and soaked up all the knowledge that I could. In fact, CrossFit has become such a large part of my life that I am currently working toward obtaining my bachelor’s degree in exercise and movement science from UW-Madison. After 2 years as a client at Sanctify, I was brought on as part of the coaching staff.

To me, Sanctify Fitness is more than just a gym. It is something that I have brought into my everyday life. I have incorporated CrossFit principles with clients of all ages and abilities. CrossFit is an all-inclusive program and can be customized to your specific fitness goals, regardless of ability or skill level. Give Sanctify Fitness a shot and I guarantee you will not be disappointed!

Certifications:  

  • CrossFit: CF-L1
  • OPEX CCP: Level 1 Assessment
  • OPEX CCP: Level 1 Program Design
Ana Grimh
Ana GrimhCoach

Prior to joining the Sanctify coaching team, I managed and improved teams and systems in a variety of environments. Building relationships with others is a skill that feels natural to me, and I enjoy helping people better themselves and their situations.

For the last decade, I have coached people on a plethora of topics, including, but not limited to, behavior modification for their pet(s), how to improve performance in a job-related situation, providing better customer service, and how to become a leader.

I have been competitive and athletic all my life. Throughout high school, college, and beyond, I played multiple sports, with a focus on volleyball, and ran long distance. As a long-distance runner, I completed three marathons, one 16K, three half marathons, two 50K’s, and two 20K’s. Completing these distances provided both the challenge of training and a feeling of accomplishing such an incredible task.

Then, my husband introduced me to weightlifting, and I began following a more structured strength and conditioning program. With this, I realized how strong I could be, and as I observed others moving in the classroom and out in the real-world, I discovered how much human movement fascinates me. Considering my passion for helping people and interest in movement, coaching seemed like the most logical and engaging career path!

Sanctify is a welcoming, positive community, and I am so excited to be part of the team in a new capacity! I am looking forward to serving each of you – my goal is to help you achieve your goal(s), no matter how difficult the journey. You will be in stellar company at Sanctify. Everyone is committed to a life of health, fitness, and FUN!

Certifications:  

  • B.A. Psychology
  • B.A. Sociology
  • Candidate for Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT), Class of 2020
  • CrossFit: CF-L1
  • NSCA: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Functional Movement Systems: FMS-1
Dani Taube
Dani TaubeCoach

I have been involved in sports my whole life (swimming, dancing, but mostly basketball). During college, I was introduced to roller derby and proceeded to coach and skate for 3 different leagues. I was looking for a good cross-training program for my off-season and a friend introduced me to CrossFit.

At the time, there wasn’t a CrossFit gym within 2 hours of the area I lived in, yet my friend had been following the main site workout for years and was one of the most athletic people I had ever met. When working on a project in Minneapolis together in 2012, she took me to my first CrossFit facility and I got to experience CrossFit first hand.

In 2013 we moved to Madison and I changed careers. I started personal training at a local gym and working as an office assistant, coach intern, and bootcamp instructor at a local CrossFit facility.

In late 2014, I quit both jobs to assist my husband in opening his own tattoo shop. I jumped around gyms for a while trying to find the right fit for my new location and schedule, and then one day walked into Sanctify. I was dressed and ready to workout but ended up in a consultation with Josh. Lo and behold, I became a member a few assessment sessions later.

I loved the hybrid coaching memberships Sanctify had to offer and the community was one of the most friendly I had ever met. They were so helpful, understanding and supportive as I started school later that year.

Through the Nutritional Therapy Association, I became a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and opened my own nutritional and fitness business – Worthwild Lifestyle. With the flexibility of owning my own businesses, I caught myself spending my free time at the gym. Not just working out, but talking shop with the coaches. The rest is history. 🙂

In my eyes, CrossFit is an avenue that can give anyone willing to put the time in the education and ability to become stronger and more confident in anything they do. Functional movements and weight training helped me heal a major PCL tear (a roller derby injury), and I have seen many clients overcome their own personal challenges the same way.

Pairing functional movement with bio-individual nutritional practices, I believe you can not only prevent disease but enhance your performance, thus your life, beyond what many ever think is truly possible. All you need is a supportive community, and the right coach, to guide you.

Certifications:  

  • Associates Degree in Applied Science – Graphic Design
  • Associates Degree in Applied Science – Visual Communications
  • Nutritional Therapy Association: Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP)
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
  • CrossFit: CF-L1
Matt Schneider
Matt SchneiderCoach

Doing things that are uncomfortable is key to growth. I’ve found through my athletic career and professional career that the most challenging adventures have been the most rewarding. For me the athletic challenges have often come in sports that operate in the fringe.

Like most Wisconsinites I grew up playing baseball, basketball, football, track etc. but it wasn’t until after High School that I fell in love with rugby. More than 18 years later I have had a successful competitive career with the Wisconsin Rugby Club and continue to play socially with the club’s Old Boy squad called the VOMITS.

In the twilight of my competitive days I found CrossFit as a way to stay fit enough to keep up with much younger athletes. CrossFit also provided me the outlet needed to finally hang up my boots and transition into a new sport where I continue to get my fix for pushing my physical limits and more importantly being part of a community of fantastic people.

Over the years I’ve pushed my limits in other areas like triathlons of varying distances, distance running, rock climbing, and various outdoor adventures. CrossFit remains the core of what allows me to do these things at the level I want to do them.

Along with being an athlete I have also been a coach in a number of sports. Working in sports that require mental toughness to be equal, if not greater than the physical abilities, I find a passion for helping people achieve beyond what they thought possible of themselves. It was then a natural decision to pursue my CF-L1 and begin helping athletes achieve their goals at Sanctify. I look forward to working with you and pushing the limits of what you can achieve.

Certifications:  

  • CrossFit: CF-L1
Anna Marie
Anna MarieCoach

Before starting CrossFit, I was a competitive soccer player and runner. At the University of Nebraska, I spent six seasons with the club soccer team as a player and then as a coach. It was with this team that I discovered my passion for coaching.

In 2012, I joined a CrossFit affiliate as an injury I sustained kept me from playing competitive soccer. I came into the gym with no CrossFit background, but the encouragement and support of the members helped me make it through my first team workout. In a short time, I noticed substantial changes in my physical strength by utilizing the CrossFit methodology. Perhaps more importantly, through this process I have become a more resilient, energetic, and genuinely happier person.

In the fall of 2013, I moved to Madison with my husband Taylor, and we knew Sanctify Fitness was the gym for us. We did not know anyone in the Madison area, but the members of Sanctify quickly became our family.

Sanctify Fitness and CrossFit have brought real positive changes to my fitness and my life. I love our community and want to help our members realize those same positive changes. After completing a coaching internship at Sanctify in the spring, I began coaching in August of 2015. I am passionate about helping others improve their fitness as well as their overall health and wellness. We have built a supportive and encouraging community at Sanctify Fitness where you will feel welcome and fit right in.

Certifications:  

  • B.A. Spanish
  • B.A. International Studies
  • CrossFit: CF-L1

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