CrossFit Jane



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brent smith

Co-Owner / Coach

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

CrossFit Kids Certified Trainer

CrossFit Mobility Certified Trainer

Pendlay Level 1 & 2

I first came to CrossFit during a difficult period of my life, after the sudden loss of my mom (Jane). What started as a form of therapy in my garage, quickly became a passion providing me with the opportunity to have a positive impact on others.  Not only have I seen remarkable gains in my fitness and overall health, but time spent working out with family has strengthened my marriage and created a positive example for my two kids.  As a CrossFit coach and affiliate owner, each day is a new opportunity to motivate and inspire athletes of all ages and skill levels to reach their full potential.   I’m constantly in awe of how CrossFit can push ordinary people to do extraordinary things.


Co-owner / coach

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

CrossFit Mobility Certified Trainer

Pendlay Level 1 & 2

My CrossFit journey began in 2010 when my husband dragged me kicking and screaming to my first class. I had just completed my second marathon and was comfortable with my lifestyle as a runner. Little did I know, I would discover my favorite sport and become an athlete at the age of 32. My passion for CrossFit comes from the way I have watched it transform me and my family. CrossFit offers a new challenge each and every day. I love the thrill of staring down a difficult workout and the sense of accomplishment when it is done. I enjoy pushing myself to new limits and discovering new things about myself. CrossFit has become our family sport, and I love facing a WOD with my husband, Brent, and my two kids. I am passionate about helping people take control of their lives through nutrition, fitness and goal setting. Coaching in the CrossFit community has become the realization of a dream I never knew I had. Each day there is more to learn, experience and share with others.

checkout her blog here: "UNBECOMING" 


Sara Joy


PN Level 1 Nutrition Certified

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

CrossFit Gymnastics Certified Trainer

Pendlay Level 1 & 2

I started CrossFit in 2009 in the garage out of curiosity and as a way to get into shape after having my first daughter. I had no idea then what this journey would lead to and never did I imagine I would eventually become a coach. Now I consider myself to have the best job in the world and I look forward to every class I coach. It is a privilege to be able to help people become better, healthier versions of themselves and to watch them accomplish things they never thought were possible. I am constantly inspired and motivated by our amazing community and I know they have taught me more than I could ever teach them. Becoming a coach, as well as being an athlete, has forced me outside of my comfort zone and has challenged me mentally but I wouldn’t change it for anything. I love the feeling of being challenged physically and mentally and I have grown because of it in ways I wouldn’t have expected at this point in my life. I hope that this journey has set a healthy example for my 4 children and that they find a journey that excites them as much as this one has for me.


Trent Christian


CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

CrossFit Weightlifting

CrossFit Rowing

My wife and I were deep into the running world for many years until 2011 when I found myself on an operating table repairing a L5/S1 herniation. It turns out that a decade of abuse from off-road motorcycle racing did not build a strong foundation able to hold up to pounding the pavement. The surgeon ensured me that someday I will need another surgery and his best advice to delay it was to build the strongest core possible. My neighbors at the time were that weird couple working out in the garage and carrying things up and down the street (no, it wasn’t Brent and Jaime). In their garage and at a globo-gym is where my passion for CrossFit began. We followed CrossFit One World’s programming online and did the best we could with the equipment we had. In 2013 we were part of the establishment of an affiliate in Indiana where I moved from student to coach.

3 years later we moved to NC and found CF Jane on a house hunting trip and signed up for a 1 month trial to see if it would be a good fit. Not only was it a good fit but it became our home away from home. It only took a year before the coach bug bit me again. I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to learn from different coaches and box owners all over the world and hope that the little nuggets I obtain along the way help me in my coaching at CFJ. I’ve never aspired to be a competitive crossfitter. I do, however, aspire to be a relatable coach who is able to genuinely help every member of our awesome community!




CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

I upgraded my fitness in 2016.

As a faithful student of ‘leg days,’ ‘treadmills,’ and ‘chest days’ – I was hesitant to transfer into CrossFit. I was content with going to a gym full of strangers, lifting some weight, jogging on a treadmill, and nodding ‘farewell’ to the nameless acquaintance at the front desk … sleep … REPEAT. The gym was where I did routine maintenance.

CrossFit Jane provides routine IMPROVEMENTS - in fitness and life – not just on the barbell. Here, there are no strangers, we lift all the weights, we run in the sun (and the rain), and we high-five/hug/congratulate each other after every workout.

I love this community and I am grateful for the opportunity to share the enthusiasm it shares with me – we all learn, live, and lift together!