DELL SHEPARD (OWNER)

Spartan SGX Obstacle Specialist

ACE Certified Personal Trainer

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

CrossFit Judges course  ​

found CrossFit after years of letting myself fall into a sedentary lifestyle. I was overweight and it hurt to move most of the time. In the time I have been in CrossFit I have transformed into a much happier, stronger and more flexible self. I began my coaching career in 2015 because I wanted to be able to share my CrossFit experience and help people live healthier  and fitter lives. 

​  My dream for CrossFit Eternal is to not only help our members  grow in all areas of their lives, but to help serve our community. Helping to build awareness and be able to give back, whether it be to the special needs community, seniors,  animal shelters or many other areas we plan to serve, giving back is a part of who we are. 

ADAM RIPPY (HEAd COACH)

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

CrossFit Spot the Flaw

CrossFit Scaling

USAW Weightlifting Level 1 Coach

NCSF Certified Personal Trainer

NFPT Functional Fitness Specialist

​   Hi everyone, I’m Coach Adam Rippy. I'm originally from Greensboro, NC where I was a Personal Trainer and Functional Fitness coach for 2 years and lead the Barbell Program. During my time there I was also able to place 3rd in our company's national team fitness competition and lead a team to 1st in our regional division. I have a strength and conditioning, powerlifting, and wrestling background as well as a mobility specialization. After letting myself go for two years post graduation, I found CrossFit and haven’t looked back since. There's nothing I love more than seeing people accomplish what they once thought to be impossible and change their lives for the better. If you ever have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

JOSH MURRAY (ATHLXHead coach)

NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer

AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor

Former NFL Player

Kickboxer

Boxer

Olympic Hopeful

​   I began my post-college athletic career playing a year with the Baltimore Ravens then the Miami Dolphins. While playing I fractured my spine and was told I would never play sports again. After years of rehab my body healed and I began kickboxing career with a now 12-0 record. I have been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for the last 9 years and can't tell you how much I enjoy helping people overcome challenges just as I did. My goal is to win the Olympics in boxing in 2020.

DUSTIN HUFFMAN

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach

​   Growing up I played sports throughout high school and college. After college I became a full time firefighter here in Charlotte. Not long after that I found CrossFit and weightlifting as an effective way to train and stay fit for duty. I have competed in numerous weightlifting meets and competitive CrossFit competitions during my 5 years since beginning CrossFit. Eventually I found myself helping others inside the community and began coaching.

LONG TRUONG

Ace Certified Personal Trainer

Nutrition Coach

Exercise Science Major

​  I am a Senior at UNCC working towards a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science with a minor in Biology. I fell in love with exercise during my freshman year at UNCC and since then I’ve completely immersed myself into this world.  I’ve always been on the leaner side in terms of weight, but since I’ve begun exercising regularly I’ve put on 30 lbs of lean body mass. I began doing CrossFit regularly in February 2019 and have competed in two CrossFit competitions since then. I love understanding how our bodies work and the science behind why we do the things we do when we exercise. My goal is to help people develop a long-lasting and enjoyable  relationship with exercise.