Our coaches will help you FEEL Amazing

Meet the team thats dedicated to making your goals a reality.

mike carr

our story

Friction was founded originally by Jeff Burlingame in June of 2014. Bobby Armock and Mike Carr were the first coaches and worked their way up the ranks into the CEO and COO roles respectively. In 2018, Bobby and Mike took over for Jeff as operators of the business. Fast forward to September of 2019, Jeff sold the gym to Bobby and Mike. Ever since, the two have led the gym to have 10 staff members and to have helped the greater Grand Rapids area!

bobby armock

meet your support team

angela silsby

COACH

I started attending Frictionshortly after it opened. I was bored with working out on my own and wanted something a little more challenging. I started this journey at a more “mature” age and without a long history of athletic endeavors. However, the decision to come to coaching really lies with the athlete that walks in and thinks it looks impossible due to age, previous injury, or overall health/conditioning. Due to the inspiring coaches at Friction, fast forward three years, I decided to get my CF L1 and continue my pursuit to learn as much as possible and share it with others. We always applaud the loudest for the athlete that has to push their own personal boundaries, no matter how long it takes. It is one of my favorite things about CrossFit. When not at Friction, I am involved in dog rescue/fostering and full time job that won’t let me wear gym clothes.

CERTIFICATIONS:
CrossFit L-1
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trina ang

COACH

After discovering CrossFit in 2016, Trina found a love and hobby for a new sport. She is passionate about helping people lead a healthy lifestyle. Before CrossFit, she played soccer for 10 years and flag football for 2. CrossFit continues to show her that she is capable of things that once seemed impossible.

CERTIFICATIONS
CrossFit L-1
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Taryn

COACH

In 2016 I discovered Friction beginning as a "new you" client and brand new to the sport of CrossFit! As a Type 1 Diabetic, I was struggling finding something that would help maintain my blood sugars and weight...that is until I was introduced to macro counting and this type of interval training. I had been looking for some different training after retiring from competitive cheerleading at Davenport University in 2013 and had heard that CrossFit was similar and would play well to my strengths as a cheerleader. Since then I've progressed my skills and have enjoyed learning more about the finesse of each movement. As for cheerleading now, I've coached nearly 10 years at a high school Varsity level and have taken many teams to the State level of competition. I really enjoy helping the girls grow in both sport and life. I look forward to doing the same with you, here too! When I'm not working out, I like to travel with my husband and two kids, spending time in warm, sunny places!
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jacob

COACH

EVAN

COACH

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