Dennis Cooke MHA, CSCS, CFL1
BA Psychology, Park University
Master of Healthcare Administration, Park University
As a child, Dennis dabbled in every sport under the sun. From baseball to football to golf to Kung Fu, Dennis has been there, done that. And while he may argue that his inability to commit to just one sport is the reason for never mastering any, Dennis contends that this broad base of skills set the foundation for his ability to excel later in life.
Dennis joined the Air Force in 2009 and served four years active duty as a Mental Health Technician. In an effort to stay ‘fit-to-fight’, Dennis spent endless hours training to complete multiple grueling fitness conquests. Dennis has completed 6 marathons (one on the Great Wall of China), 3 IronMan 70.3s, multiple obstacle course races, and has participated in 3 CrossFit Opens. At 35, Dennis is relieved to finally be considered a Masters Athlete!
Dennis discovered his passion for coaching while serving in the Air Force. As both a Mental Health Technician and a Physical Training Leader, Dennis quickly identified a clear correlation between success in the gym and success in life and on the battlefield. This deeply held belief motivated Dennis to continue to give back to the military community during his civilian career; from 2015 through 2017, Dennis volunteered as a CrossFit Level 1 Instructor at Shogun CrossFit on Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan. This experience allowed Dennis to introduce hundreds, if not thousands, of military members and their families to the CrossFit methodology. Dennis’ thirst for knowledge has since led him to receive a certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
As owner, Dennis’ goal is simple: provide an atmosphere for individuals to grow and flourish. “I hope Train Athletic will feel like home to my members. I want to create a supportive community built on a shared passion for health and fitness. Training like athletes is simply the most fun way for us to achieve this end, and I believe it is what we were designed for.”