All of our coaches are enthusiastic, passionate about health and fitness, and are driven to help improve the lives of everyone in our XLR8 communities.
Dave Finlay

Dave Finlay

Head Coach and Owner
CrossFit in the D, Detroit MI

“We are what we continually do. Excellence, therefore is not an act, but a habit.”
Dave decided to become a coach so that he could follow his passion to provide expert fitness coaching to everyone willing to work toward better performance. He consistently and diligently aspires to change a person’s mindset from “I can’t” to “I’ll try.” Dave likes to keep it fun, safe, simple, and effective. Complicated moves become simple by practicing the basics over and over again. He challenges everyone to make personal improvements every day.

Lynn Potter

Lynn Potter

Hines Park CrossFit, Northville MI

As a lifelong athlete, Coach Lynn’s strong interest and passion for health and fitness drove her to become a personal trainer/coach. She has continued on that path with CrossFit, has competed as a Regional Team member (2013, 2014, 2015) and was an Individual Regional Qualifier (2014). Lynn fell in love with CrossFit because it encompasses everything she believes in training-wise: constantly varied (keeps the body guessing and workouts fun), functional movement (training the body as it is designed to move in daily life), at high intensity (if it isn’t challenging you, it isn’t changing you). And she quickly became addicted to the great community, competitive spirit, and team environment at XLR8 Athletix. As a coach and trainer, Lynn’s focus is to help you achieve your fitness goals with challenging and effective full-body workouts. She enjoys motivating others and knows just how far to push you. In her personal life, Lynn is always up for trying new things and loves traveling.

CrossFit L1 & L2 Trainer at Hines Park and Plymouth CrossFit
CrossFit Weightlifting Certified
American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer
TRX Suspension Training Certified

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