Meet the New Coach: Lou Seal


Lou Seal found his passion in football and track in his early teens. He graduated from Ball State University with a degree in sports administration and marketing, then turned his passion for sports into a career. Today, Lou is the event director for RAM Racing, producing running events across the country for more than a quarter million runners a year. 

Like many people, Lou stuck with the big box gym routine until he found CrossFit. At the same time, he also won a lottery spot in the Chicago marathon. He managed to balance a running program with CrossFit, sometimes dropping in on running days just to stretch or watch the class. After a year, he received his Level 1 certification.

“Being a coach is more than competition, lifting heavy, or going hard,” Lou says. “I find joy in entertaining a class, motivating members to do things they thought they couldn’t, and being part of a community that is striving to better themselves.” His goals at RPE are to continue to learn and grow as a coach and to build relationships with a new membership base to help them accomplish their goals. 
Lou also holds his CPR/AED American Red Cross certification.

Meet the New Coach: Josh Silvernail


His  name is Josh but you can call him Silver. Born and raised in the Detroit suburbs, Josh played sports his entire life. He played wide receiver on the Albion College football team, collecting several all-conference awards and representing Team USA in the Aztec Bowl. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and speech and communication. 
“My passion is to help people,” he said. He worked as a personal trainer in a traditional “globo gym” for 13 years, then . I had done internships for speed and agility clinics and developed a training protocol during college. Josh (or Silver) ha fell in love with CrossFit in 2009 and opened his own affiliate in 2013. After five years of running his own business and the birth of his son, Jaxon, he says, “it was time to step away and forge a new future with more time with my wife, Danielle, and our son.”
Josh qualified for the North Central Regionals as part of Team CrossFit AMRAP in 2011, and then as an individual athlete in 2012, 2013, and 2014. 
“I look forward to stepping into a coaching role at CrossFit RPE to help make a positive difference in this community,” he said. “My passion is, and always will be, helping people chase their goals and accomplish things they never thought possible.”
Josh has his CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2 certifications, and is also certified in NASM-CPT, NASM-PES, and Precision Nutrition Level 1.