Nico Gumbs

Coach CF-L3


  • Certified CrossFit Level 3 Trainer, (CF-L3)
  • CrossFit Coaching Fundamentals Certificate
  • CrossFit Teaching Movement Certificate 
  • CrossFit Programming Certificate
  • USAW L-1 Coaching Certificate
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Competition Experience

  • As Many Rescues As Possible Competition, Intermediate Male Duo participant, 2019
  • 12th State CrossFit Champions, RX Teams participant, 2019
  • CrossFit Sua Sponte Games, Intermediate Teams participant, 2020 
  • Central Florida Championship Cup, Intermediate Co-Ed Teams, 3rd place, 2022
  • Zombie WODs, Intermediate Co-Ed Teams, 3rd place, 2023
  • Vanguard Competition, Intermediate Co-Ed Teams participant, 2023
I’ve been involved in fitness endeavors for as long as I can remember, but it probably really kicked off after becoming obsessed with the anime show Dragon Ball Z in the early 2000s. I played basketball throughout middle school, transitioned to JROTC in high school, and was active outside of school sports with the neighborhood kids throughout the years.
I found CrossFit in the fall of 2017 after moving to Durham, North Carolina. I figured I needed to make friends, and finally had my excuse to give CrossFit a try. I immediately fell in love with the constantly varied, functional movement at high intensity – it was so different from the mundane weight training I had been doing over the last decade! The owner of the gym saw how much I was enjoying it, so naturally she encouraged me to go for my CrossFit Level 1 Certificate. I received it in the summer of 2018 and I haven’t looked back! 
I coach because I love helping people find their inner athlete. Oftentimes we think of athletes as being of the highest pedigree in their sport, and I want to dismantle that notion by encouraging people to pick up heavy things, go a little faster, or try something they thought they’d never do – like get upside down. Coaching brings me joy in those small wins for people that don’t “look” like athletes. I coach because I want folks to move well for life, not just for the day.