HEALTH AND FITNESS COACHES IN RENO

Meet The Coaches

  • Chandler Walker Co-Owner, Head Coach


    Chandler Walker is a Co-owner and Head Coach here at StoneAgeFuel School of Fitness. He specializes in Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, athletic performance for adults and youth, running endurance, autoimmune cases and making people feel good about themselves by instilling a newfound sense of confidence.

    “I’m passionate about helping our community renew and reshape their lives by being the mentor and guiding hand they need in their lives. It’s especially amazing to work with kids and to help them develop a lifelong love of fitness.”

    Coach Chandler’s athletic background comes from a wide range of sports and activities. In high school, he was involved in football, where he and his team won the Nevada State Championship finishing with an impressive undefeated season. He was awarded All-Conference and All-State defensive end with 18 sacks in a single season. He was also involved in baseball where he and his team were conference champions and Chandler was the go-to guy when the need for speed was apparent. Coach Chandler also ran track and field high hurdles, placing 4th place at the Nevada State Championships for the 300m intermediate hurdles. After high school Chandler, became involved in Nevada Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Charles Gracie and currently holds a blue belt.

    Chandler found a love for fitness in 2008 and has become a very well-rounded athlete, but more importantly gaining a sense of community and a sense of purpose. Chandler found a love in working to get people fit for life and in Olympic Weightlifting like nothing he had ever experienced and made many lifelong friends through his training.

    This completely altered his views on life and sent him on a life of service to those who were willing to listen to his views on fitness and health.

    CERTIFICATIONS:

    • BS in Biology and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • CrossFit L-1 and L-2
    • USA Weightlifting Sport Performance L-1, Club Coach, LWC Referee
    • CrossFit Kids, and CrossFit Movement and Mobility
    • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Trainers course and CrossFit Weightlifting Seminar Coach
    • Outlaw Training Camp (Doomsday and Parabellum series)
    • Catalyst Athletics Olympic Weightlifting Level-1 and CrossFit Powerlifting
    • CrossFit Endurance Trainers course and CrossFit Endurance seminar intern
    • CrossFit Judges Course and Whole 9 Nutrition Workshop
    • Mark Sisson Primal Blueprint seminar and Robb Wolf Paleo Solution seminar
    • Freestyle Connection seminar with Carl Paoli (Gymnastics WOD)
  • Stephanie Bentley Co-Owner, Head Coach


    Stephanie Bentley is a Co-owner and Head Coach here at StoneAgeFuel School of Fitness. She specializes in gymnastics, Olympic weightlifting, and showing her members how to get fit and have fun doing it. “I love seeing progression in strength and overall fitness among our members. Our members are dedicated, inspired and we all know how to have a lot of fun in class.”

    Coach Steph spent most of her childhood in a gym, starting gymnastics at the age of 3. She competed in club gymnastics until the age of 16 and finished her career competing for her high school. At age 11, she won Level 8 Ohio State Championship. She qualified to Nationals as a level 9 her last two years of club gymnastics. During high school, she qualified to State all 4 years, placing 5th place on beam as a freshman and receiving her team’s highest score of a 9.65 on Floor her senior year. She also won their city and district meets as a sophomore and junior.

    Coach Steph was awarded Cincinnati’s Gymnast of the Year in 2002. After high school, she spent 3 years coaching. After moving to Nevada in 2010, she met Chandler, who introduced her to CrossFit! Sticking with CrossFit, Steph was able to overcome weight gain that came with quitting a highly active life to spending all her time working and studying. Check out Steph’s inspirational story “From fat to fit”! Steph has received her Bachelors degree in Biology from the University of Cincinnati.

    CERTIFICATIONS:

    • CrossFit L-1
    • USA Weightlifting Sport Performance L-1
    • USA Weightlifting LWC Referee
    • CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Judges Course
    • CrossFit Endurance
    • CrossFit Powerlifting
    • Carl Paoli’s Freestyle Connection
    • Catalyst Athletics Olympic Weightlifting L-1
    • Mark Sisson’s: Primal Blueprint Seminar
  • Dale Tucker Associate Coach

     

    Dale Tucker is an Associate Coach here at StoneAgeFuel School of Fitness who specializes in helping people kick butt and take names. “I’m super passionate about Olympic Weightlifting and Nutrition, and even more so, I love seeing our athletes accomplish something they never thought they would be able to do.”

    Coach Dale comes to StoneAgeFuel with 9 years of club baseball experience and as a Corporal of the United States Marine Corps where he discovered his love of CrossFit. “The best team leader I had in the service got me into CrossFit, and I’ve always wanted to help people become happy in the way I best could help them. I’m thrilled to be on the coaching staff. This is exactly where I need to be. I have always felt that people who have knowledge have a responsibility to give that knowledge to those who would seek it, and that’s all I’m trying to do.”

    CERTIFICATIONS:

    • NASM CPT1
    • StoneAgeFuel Professional Coach Development
    • StoneAgeFuel Junior Apprentice L2
  • Micaela Piper Massage Therapist/Yoga Instructor

    Micaela Piper is our resident massage therapist and specializes in helping each individual person feel better to live a fulfilling life in anyway possible.

    “There is always something new to be learned in this occupation. It’s like detective work. Each client is unique and even each session with each client is different. I am always trying to figure out what works best for each client’s individual needs and I really enjoy the awesome outcome that’s the result of taking care of your body.”

    CERTIFICATIONS:

    • Licensed Massage
    • Yoga Instructor
  • Stella the Goldendoodle Coaching Staff

    Hello! My name is Stella and I’m a super fluffy, totes adorbs and always happy Goldendoodle. I knew I wanted to be on the coaching staff as soon as I learned that everyone in the gym just wants to pet me and feed me treats.

    They won my little doggy heart quick and I’m so spoiled I wouldn’t survive without constant love and attention from people all day! Oh yeah and I love kids and adults and other animals and well I basically love EVERYTHING!!!

    My specialty in the gym is warming your heart and being totally obnoxious with how much I want you to love me! I hope to see you soon! Be sure to ask for me when you come in!

    CERTIFICATIONS:

    • Expert at tail wagging
    • Can eat a bowl of food faster than a speeding locomotive
    • Melt your heart certified
    • Certified extra fluffy
    • Hypoallergenic
    • No shedding
  • Alyssa Bowen Apprenctice Coach


    Alyssa is an apprentice coach who has been learning and growing with StoneAge Fuel for 2 years now.

    When she was 18, she came to StoneAge Fuel to continue her competitive weightlifting goals and has been inspired to help get people fit for life ever since!

    When alyssa was 16, she went through her weightloss and fitness alone, and has been through many struggles and achievements that have all lead up the the present! When sifting through the many different opinions, programs, and training techniques out there, she noticed there was something lacking.

    Often times, americans find themselves in the thick of extremism in the fitness industry, it was then she decided that her goal was to help others maintain and sustain fitness and health through community, and one on one coaching without extreme dieting or fitness regimes.

    Alyssa is a weightlifter, and finds passion through sport and movement.

    When alyssa was a young child she had a hard time enjoying team sports, (basketball, volleyball, softball, ect.) This in turn lead to feeling left out,weight gain, and lacking that “active” lifestyle many children had at that age. Around age 15 she joined a “Sports Theory” class before school.

    There she learned what she did enjoy was lifting weights and functional fitness!

    This personal experience has lead to her passion to develop children’s fitness classes to help children learn the benefits of fitness outside of competition and team sports and build a great foundation to be fit for life!

Our Facility

MEMBER TESTIMONIALS

What can we say? We have the BEST members that make up the StoneAgeFuel family. They’re some of the most dedicated and motivating people we know and make going to the gym one of the best parts of our day. But they didn’t always start that way. Here are a few success stories from our members. Discover where they were and where they are now.

  • whole family affair. Can’t say enough great things about this place from the coaches to the different programs. My 6-year-old and 4-year-old girls love going here to do Kids CrossFit and my oldest is getting into the Kids Olympic Lifting. It has helped my oldest as a pre-team gymnast in both strength and condition. My wife is addicted to Olympic Lifting, so much that she has stepped out of her comfort zone and started entering competitions. Not just because she loves it, but because of the great StoneAgeFuel support she gets. AWESOME! I’ve seen tremendous improvement in my strength and conditioning. I keep breaking my previous best in running and lifting. This all comes from a great environment and coaching. StoneAgeFuel fosters a family oriented community amongst its members. My family and I are proud to be part of the StoneAgeFuel family.

    Ben Yeung
    Ben Yeung
  • What a difference a year makes! A year ago I turned 30. I looked at myself in the mirror and knew I needed to change. I was plagued with a thyroid problem, bad eating habits, and a pretty sedentary activity level. Then my sister introduced me to StoneAgeFuel. I signed up, not really understanding what I was getting myself into. I wasn’t just joining a gym, I was joining a family. It took the first 3 months to really get the hang of everything but I really started to see changes with the first Fluff to Tuff Challenge. To date, I have lost close to 50 pounds. I have gained strength, courage, and confidence. I can’t wait to see where I am at the 1 year anniversary of the first Fluff to Tuff Paleo challenge. Thank you to all that have been a part of my journey.

    Kristina Scheuerman
    Kristina Scheuerman
  • Nothing is impossible: "Fat to Fit"! I felt it was about that time to share with everyone my journey from "fat to fit"! Most of you reading this have only known me for the last couple years and know me as a fellow CrossFitter. What you may not know is that before I left Ohio in August 2010, needless to say i was very overweight and unhealthy! I grew up competing in gymnastics and at 16 quit competitive gymnastics as a level 10. I finished out my high school years competing in a more relaxed environment for my school. After graduating, I coached for a couple years and by 20 was completely out of the gym. It was all down hill from there! There was lots of drinking with friends, fried bar food and NO working out! All fun! I won't bore you with the obvious, so fast forward to January of 2010..... My parents had finally retired, the house was on the market and the thought of moving to a new state and having to start over where i knew absolutely NO ONE!, I started heeding the words my mom said... "Steph, you're not fat, but you've gained some weight." Well, i usually just rolled my eyes and went about my business. And i must say, I thank all my friends back home who always sugar coated for me and said, "Oh no, you look fine! You're not fat." The moving factor was sadly not enough motivation... Ok, so I finally make it to Nevada and the new house has a beautiful in-ground salt water pool, and since I don't know anyone and have no intent on getting a job right away, I spend about a month swimming a couple hours everyday. That alone helped me lose about 10#. Well, unfortunately now, it's time to get a job. So I start working at Atlantis, where, minus all the mushy details, I meet Chandler, which took some work on my part but that's another story. Apparently, the way to that boys heart is by mentioning CrossFit and gymnastics in the same sentence and he's sold (sorry ladies, it won't work again though). March 2011, I ventured to CrossFit where Chandler tried to kill me. My first WOD ended up as a 200m run, 15 KB swings, 10 Burpees and then 10 min posted outside against the wall, dizzy and about to pass out. LOL! After a little recovery, I went back in and redeemed myself by playing around with some old gymnastics. To Chandler's surprise I didn't give up and was in there again for round 2 a couple days later. Needless to say I became hooked! So, those of us who know Chandler, know that he's a freak of nature and can do pretty much anything you throw at him. Well, I didn't want to be the girlfriend that couldn't keep up, so I stuck with it, he taught me Olympic lifts and I taught him gymnastics! (Yes, he should be crediting his gymnastics abilities to me!) While the hard work and regular time put into the gym each day was paying off, I needed more! Phase 2: PALEO! Day 2 of having met Chandler, he invited me to a seminar: Mark Sisson's: Primal Blueprint. After attending, I was not interested, to say the least. It was all crazy talk to me! How in the world was I going to give up my breads and pastas?! It didn't last long, I got guilt tripped every meal, until i finally gave in. To my surprise, it wasn't too bad. I finally realized how much of a difference eating clean would help me keep getting closer to my goals! Enough with the stories! I hope that I can provide a little inspiration, even if it's just one person! I look back now and realize how much I didn't care and I settled with the fact that I was going to be overweight. All i really needed was a little fire under my butt! While the numbers have changed, I know they mean nothing! I feel better about me, I have more energy, I have accomplished things -10k races, mud runs, Tough Mudder- things i never would have thought about doing. It has become a never ending journey and I still have a ways to go, but all the hard work, dedication, discipline, self control, the overall lifestyle change, has and will continue to change my life for the better! Oh and of course there are pictures to go with all this!!! =) Enjoy!

    Steph
    Steph
  • I love StoneAgeFuel Crossfit! I have been a member for almost a year and am so happy with the excellent, personalized, knowledgeable coaching. The schedule makes it easy to catch a class no matter what else is going on in life. The facility is beautiful, well stocked with equipment, and clean. The members are so much fun! The membership ranges from beginners coming from a sedentary lifestyle to competitive athletes wanting to get an edge. The coaches make everyone feel like they are a great fit in the gym and can easily scale the workouts to any level. In Crossfit there are so many measurable parameters to help you gauge your progress as your fitness level and strength improves. And the variety is immense. I get bored doing the same thing in the gym every day. Crossfit has solved that for me. The workouts and moves and skills are different every day and there is a coach leading the group through the whole thing. Come try it! You'll be hooked!

    J. Jarrett
  • I have to say, this CrossFit gym is spot on. To say that I have progressed is an understatement. Because of correct technique, constant coaching, and mobility I am not hurt at all. After going to another CrossFit gym in town for over 3 years, where I was consistently hurting myself, and my PR's stagnated. Thank you Chandler and Stephanie for a first class gym!!

    D. Reinitz
  • I am very thankful that my other gym wasn't a good fit for me. Thank you to Chandler and Steph I am actually learning proper lifting techniques. It's been the best Crossfit gym I've been to so far. Keep up the great work!!!

    C. Koch