Amanda Long

Affiliate Owner/Coach

Favorite Lift/Movement: Cleans and Burpees

Favorite WOD: Wully, I have only finished one time to date. Or the 12 days of Christmas. 

Preferred Music to WOD to: Old School Missy Elliot, New Kids, or whatever gets coach J Long to roll his eyes. 

Certifications:  CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CrossFit Gymnastics Level 1, USAW Weightlifting and Sports Performance Coach, USAW Advanced Sports Performance Coach, Les Mills Body Flow, Health and Nutrition Counseling, Pregnancy and Postpartum Fitness Certificate. Currently pursuing the CrossFit CCFT (CrossFit Level 3 Trainer) 

I was introduced to CrossFit by my husband in 2011, during which I was completely in love with group fitness. Everyday he came home with something new that he was excited to share with me. The music was loud, the people were great. It was something I could fall in love with easily. Since then I have became a coach, and then affiliate owner. I love to utilize my passion for yoga and weightlifting to help the athletes in our gym be more successful in whatever life has in store for them. I have two beautiful "Reds" with Coach J Long, and currently hold two Idaho state records and an American Masters second and third place medals in USA Olympic Lifting records.


Justin Long

Affilate Owner/Coach

Favorite Lift/Movement: Clean AND Jerk

Favorite WOD: Grace (best time to date 2:15rx)

Preferred Music to WOD to: Anything HardRock

Certifications: CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CrossFit Gymnastics Level 1

I started CrossFit after an employee of the Gold's Gym invited me to try out a class, I never went back onto the floor again. I am a former United States Marine. CrossFit had given me the drive to get back to the shape I was in as a Marine. I hold my CrossFit Level 1 and have ambitions to go on and get a CrossFit Kids certification, as well as USAW weightlifting certificate. My family is and has always been my life, and since starting CrossFit my family has just grown bigger.


Wade McManigle

Head Coach

Favorite Lift/Movement: Cleans

Favorite WOD: Fran (best time to date 3:36rx)

Preferred Music to WOD to: Anything Rock (Harder the better)

Certifications: CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CrossFit Level 1 Weightlifting

I started CrossFit in 2009 after a friend introduced me to CrossFit LC Valley. The program was just becoming established, and I have been hooked ever since! I have always had an active lifestyle, but CrossFit has brought me back to my high school wrestling fitness. I love coaching and helping people reach their fitness goals. Coaching athletes to their “first” pull-up, handstand, muscle-up etc. is the best part of coaching for me. I hold a CrossFit Level 1 and Level 1 certifications and I plan to get my USAW weightlifting certificate. I mean, come on, what’s better than moving weight on a barbell! Outside of CrossFit, My family is my everything. We love to camp, hike, fish and enjoy Idaho’s beautiful back country!


Brenda McKenzie

Assistant Coach

Favorite Lift/Movement: Snatch or Clean and Jerk 

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Preferred Music to WOD to: Anything or Nothing at all. 

Certifications: CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, USAW Level 1, Sports Performance, Advanced USAW Sports Performance 


Katie Rigby

Assistant Coach

Favorite Lift/Movement: Clean & Jerk

Favorite WOD: Annie

Preferred Music to WOD to: Usually hip hop for lifting and then anything but country for a WOD

Certifications: CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

I have been a part of the CrossFit LCValley family for…7 years? I got bored with wandering around a gym trying to figure out what to do. I wanted to be a part of a team and to be pushed. That’s exactly what I got my first time I did a WOD and I haven’t been on a regular gym floor since. I absolutely love the positive energy and comradery that comes with CrossFit LCValley.  I love coaching new people-especially the skeptics or the people who are intimidated by CrossFit. I push the importance of mechanics and proper technique in order to prevent injury, because that’s a huge fear for people just starting out and its given CrossFit a bad reputation. Its not that way at all! Anything new is scary but “if you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done”.  The workouts are so versatile, anyone can do it! And its pretty amazing to see someone accomplish something they never thought was possible. My husband also works out with me and my 18 month old spends just as much time in the gym as we do. I’m so blessed to be able to raise my daughter around such a strong group of people.


Tyler Beck

Assistant Coach

Favorite Lift/Movement: Double Unders

Favorite WOD: Helen

Preferred Music to WOD to: The louder the better - No genre preference

Certifications: Crossfit Level 1

I started CrossFit in January of 2013 and have been addicted ever since.  I love the challenge and sense of accomplishment I feel after every workout.  As an avid outdoorsman, CrossFit helps me maintain the level of physical conditioning necessary for the adventures I find myself on. 


Russ Braucher

Assistant Coach

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Certifications: Crossfit Level 1


Carolyn Midence

Assistant Coach 

Favorite Lift/Movement: Chalking my hands. Box jump overs are a close 2nd.

Favorite WOD:  I really like any WOD that has couplet or triplet movements.

Preferred Music to WOD to:  I love fast 80’s music or workout remixes with a high BPM.

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1 

I started CrossFit in 2016 after my husband convinced me he had a TON of fun doing Murph for the first time (crazy man!). I honestly didn’t realize how much I was missing in life before I stepped through that rolling garage door. The coaches and members have become an extended family. I have gained strength and confidence I never thought I could achieve. I am so thankful for the encouragement of the members and coaches and look forward to my continued growth as a coach in this fabulous community.



Jacob Whitaker

Assistant Coach 

Favorite Lift/Movement: TBA.

Favorite WOD:  TBA.

Preferred Music to WOD to:  TBA.

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1 

Jacob also serves as the LCSC Track & Field Team's strength coach.