Dear Blackbird Family and Friends,

We are humbled and extremely honored to be recognized as the 2021 Winner of Carroll’s Best Health & Fitness Center. We cannot thank each of you enough for your support over the past 7 1/2 years as we built up this small, family-owned business to help our community live stronger, more confident, and healthier lives. It is because of our amazing Blackbird Community sharing their happiness and success inside the gym with others that has enabled us to grow and help so many become the best version of themselves.

Matt and I wanted to take this time to recognize our team. We have been extremely blessed with a talented and caring group of coaches and staff. They each bring a unique skill set and specialty to the table. They are students of their craft. They take continuing education courses, read articles, watch hours of videos, and absorb all the knowledge they can to constantly hone their coaching skills and knowledge base. Our coaches truly want to bring the best overall health, wellness, and fitness program to our community. They are dedicated to making fitness accessible, safe, effective, and fun for all ages and levels. They wake up early to coach before going to their day jobs and they come straight to the gym from hard days at work to coach evening classes. They give up their weekends to meet with clients or help with our special events. They get to know each of our members’ strengths and weaknesses so they can better help them achieve their individual goals. They care so deeply for our Blackbird community and the success of our gym. And we could not do this without them.

Meet Our Top-Notch Team:

  • Steve Weatherholt– Blackbird Nutrition Coach, CrossFt Level 3 Trainer, BBCF programming, Foundations for Beginners Coach, USA Weightlifting & Sports Performance Coach, ATA Adaptive & Inclusive Trainer, and Personal Trainer
  • Justin Metzger– PACER Coach & Programmer, Pose Certified Running Technique Specialist, Aerobic Capacity Ambassador, CrossFit Endurance Trainer, CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, and Personal Trainer
  • Michelle Merson– CrossFit Coach Level 2 Trainer, USA Weightlifting & Sports Performance Coach, and ACE Personal Trainer
  • Chris Richelderfer– Blackbird Barbell Club Coach, USA Weightlifting Level 2 Coach, and CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • Kacie Nemeth– CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and CrossFit KIDS Trainer
  • Danny Lynch– CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • Ashley Richelderfer– Blackbird Nutrition Coach, ACE Personal Trainer, Senior Fitness Specialist Certification, and CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Dan Siculietano & Mike Ruiz– Blackbird CrossFit Coaching Internship and soon to be Level 1 CrossFit Trainers
  • Christine Dulling– Blackbird Kids Club Manager
  • Matt Titus-– Co-Owner and Head Coach, CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, ATA Adaptive & Inclusive Trainer, USA Weightlifting & Sports Performance Coach, CrossFit Olympic Lifting, CrossFit KIDS Trainer, CrossFit Mobility & Movement and Personal Trainer
  • Rebekah Titus– Co-Owner, CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CrossFit KIDS Trainer, USA Weightlifting & Sports Performance Coach, CrossFit Gymnastics, and CrossFit Mobility & Movement

Please take a moment out of your day to reach out and thank a Blackbird coach who has made a difference in your health and wellness journey!

Congratulations to all of the other local gyms who were also recognized in the Health & Fitness category for bringing quality programs to our area! And a special congratulations to the Blackbird-owned small businesses in Carroll County that were recognized as best in their business! 

  • Chip & Carol Bleam– FREEDOM CHIROPRACTIC & REHAB–Winner of Best Chiropractor & Honorable Mention for Best in Physical Therapy
  • Desiree Williams– LIBERTY CHIROPRACTIC– Honorable Mention for Best Chiropractor
  • Alex & Melissa Turski– DOWN THE STREET IT– Winner of Best in Computer Repair
  • Won Yoo– PRIME PHYSICAL THERAPY– Winner of Best in Physical Therapy
  • Jen Elliot– MARKET TAVERN– Honorable Mention for Best Happy Hour and Best Night Spot
  • Bobby Kirkner– TOTAL DISCOUNT LIQUORS– Winner Best of Liquor Store and Best Wine Selection

We love you Carroll County!

Matt & Rebekah Titus and the BBCF Coaching Team