CMR is very excited to announce the addition of two new team members to our staff!!
Lindsey is now coaching our early AM HIIT classes, and will be growing into a full time role here at Manta Ray. Lindsey brings a deep wealth of knowledge and a relentless passion for nutrition. We are excited as she will be leading Manta Ray’s new and upcoming Nutrition service – stay tuned for more details on this program!
Coach Alisha Laing has recently joined our family and is currently coaching our Kids classes on Tuesday and Thursday. Alisha is very accomplished as an athlete, coach, and professional. She has her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and holds multiple other training certs and qualifications. Be sure to read more about Alisha in her Bio below.
Of course we are thrilled to add the combined experience and knowledge of these ladies to our staff. Even better, we are adding two fantastic PEOPLE to our team that embody what CMR is all about. These ladies are positive, supportive, and enthusiastic. We are proud to have these personalities on our team and eager for you all to see what they can offer our Manta Ray family 🙂 Check out their bios below!
Hey guys! I am beyond grateful to be a part of the CMR team! One of the reasons I’ve fallen in love with Crossfit, at the age of thirty, is because I never experienced playing sports or being part of a team growing up. I never saw myself as athletic & actually have some horror stories from my childhood of glasses & zero hand-eye coordination.
I’m sure those of you that know me can tell how passionate I am about health, fitness & food! (I never shut up 😇😂) No but really, my passion is what drives me to hopefully impact others lives through education on nutrition & fitness. There’s a whole lot of information in society today that makes it difficult to sort through & find the truth. Because of the way fitness changed my life, my body & my health I am eager to share my knowledge.
My qualifications include:
-Certified Fitness Trainer through the International Sports Sciences Association
-Certified Spinning Instructor
-Certified Nutrition Coach through the Nutritional Coaching Institute
My next plan is to add L1 Crossfit & USA Weightlifting certs to the list!
Alisha is originally from Schoolcraft, Michigan. She has always had a passion for athletics and competed in gymnastics, figure skating, and weightlifting throughout her childhood. In high school, volleyball became her focus, and she earned all-state honors her sophomore through senior year and led her team to their first-ever state championship title in 2008. Alisha continued her athletic career at the collegiate level, earning two varsity letters from the University of Georgia and two from Grand Valley State University. She graduated from GVSU in 2014 with a B.S. in Clinical Exercise Science prior to continuing her education at the graduate level at Duke University. Alisha earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Duke in 2017. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, and certified Precision Nutrition Level 1 coach. Alisha is passionate about injury prevention and helping others improve their movement quality to allow for lifelong participation in sports and physical activity.
Alisha Laing, PT, DPT, CSCS, USAW-L1SP, CF-L1