Scott Sparks
Scott SparksCF-L1 Trainer / USAW L-1 Sports Performance Coach / ISSA - Specialist in Strength and Conditioning

Scott Sparks is a CrossFit L-1 trainer and Co-owner of 219 who began CrossFit in 2014.   Scott has been a competitor in athletics from track and field on the national level, to baseball, to running marathons since the age of ten, finishing his career at the collegiate level playing basketball in which he was inducted into their Hall of Fame. He has spent 5 years coaching high school and college basketball along with strength and conditioning.  Scott is also a Co-owner of 219 Elite Sport Performance which trains many local youths and travel teams, and provides the S & C for NCAA D-2 Purdue University Northwest.   He is passionate about bringing out the inner athlete in every one he coaches and strives to make each individual the very best they can be.

Kristen Smith
Kristen SmithCF-L2 Trainer / USAW Sports Performance Coach / Brand X Kids Trainer / Certified Nutrition Coach

CrossFit is not a job to me or a daily exercise program it is a passion. I began my CrossFit journey almost three years ago. I have four daughters and after my last daughter was born I thought I have to do something to get more energy and feel better about myself. My college roommate told me about CrossFit and so it began. I own my own consulting business, KLSmith Consulting, graduate of Purdue University and resident of Munster. Kristen has also recently completed her USAW Sports Performance Coach Certification

Josh Belluomini
Josh BelluominiCF-L1 Trainer

Josh is a CF-L1 trainer, who a former head boy’s basketball coach for Bishop Noll Institute in Hammond, IN. Josh played basketball, football, and baseball at St Joseph High School in Westchester, IL and went on to play football at Benedictine University. Josh has been involved with Crossfit since 2014. After years of working out, off and on, at various gyms, Crossfit has given Josh a new passion for fitness. Josh and his wife, Sonja, have been blessed with 3 great children; Alexandra, Luca, and Mikaela, whom can often be found screaming his name at the gym.

Paul Passine
Paul PassineCF - L2 Trainer / USAW L-1

Paul has been involved in CrossFit since 2010 and earned his L1 certificate in 2012. L2 achieved in 2017.

Paul has been involved in athletics since high school, running track and Cross Country. After years of working out in a conventional gym he found CrossFit. Paul was drawn to CrossFit by the community and competition it inspires.  Helping people be the best version of themselves, and achieving feats they never thought possible are just a couple of the reasons he loves to coach athletes at CF219.  When he isn’t coaching, Paul enjoys cycling, swimming, rock climbing, and sitting on the couch eating tacos, catching up on the DVR.

Laura Mizwicki
Laura MizwickiCF - L1 Trainer / Nutrition Coach

Laura is a special education teacher and an L-1 trainer. She began her Crossfit journey in 2013 when she decided she needed a change from her sedentary lifestyle. With no athletic background and having never played a sport, Laura was not sure Crossfit would be the right fit for her. She decided to give it a try and has never turned back. From banded pull-ups to chest-to-bar to muscle ups, Laura quickly learned that Crossfit is not just a workout program, it is an outlet that will always push her forward, allowing her to grow and seek her personal best.  In her free time Laura coaches a 5k running program for her students, mentoring them on the importance of a healthy lifestyle. She also enjoys cooking, traveling, and DIY projects. 

Janette Tuuk
Janette TuukCF - L1 Trainer

My name is Janette. I am a wife, a mom of two girls, a nurse, and a L1 trainer. I started my journey with Crossfit in the fall of 2012 after many failed attempts to live a healthier lifestyle. I love that Crossfit is always challenging, never gets easier, and a way to push and improve myself every time I go to the gym. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends, especially my two little girls and husband

Karly Taylor
Karly TaylorCF - L1 / BA Exercise Science, Eastern Michigan

Karly Taylor is a nurse at Community Hospital. She has been been doing CrossFit since 2016 and was formerly a diver at Eastern Michigan University. She has extensive coaching experience in working with athletes previously in gymnastics, diving and kids strength and conditioning. Her BA is in Exercise Science. She is very excited to be part of our amazing team of talented coaches.

Stephanie Sandoval
Stephanie SandovalCF - L1

Stephanie is Crossfit Level 1 Trainer, she began her Crossfit journey while deployed to Afghanistan in 2016.  She is a Major in the Indiana Army National Guard and has been in some form of athletics for most of her life.  Staying physically fit has always been vital to her military career but Crossfit offers a fun and challenging environment which pushes an athlete to improve with every workout.   She was somewhat hesitant to try Crossfit but once she joined Crossfit 219 it felt more like a team environment pushing each other to be the best and holding each other accountable, something very true to the military experience.  In her spare time Stephanie enjoys spending time with friends and family, running full and half marathons, reading and working on art projects.

Hallie Gibbs
Hallie GibbsCF - L1 / USAW L-1

Hallie Gibbs is a CF-L1 trainer and USAW Level 1 coach. She has been involved in athletics her entire life. She was a three sport athlete at Munster High School and played DI softball at Syracuse University. Hallie first dabbled in CrossFit in 2013 and eventually became a regular in 2017. She has extensive coaching experience as a strength & conditioning coach at DII Purdue University Northwest through 219 ESP and formerly as a DI assistant softball coach at Colgate University. Hallie has always felt extremely fortunate to have coaches who positively influenced both her athletic performance and her life in general. She hopes to have a similar impact as a coach at CrossFit 219.

Emily Thompson
Emily ThompsonCF - L1

My name is Emily, I’m a barista, dog mom, and CF-L1 trainer. I’ve been involved in some type of sport since I was kid, and was a collegiate hammer thrower. In 2015 I wrecked my knees pretty bad which led to me having to get surgery on both of them and I was no longer able to participate on the track team. Once I was all healed up and good to go, that’s when I found crossfit. I love any workout that involves a barbell or those long, grueling chippers because you just feel so hardcore once it’s done. I love being on people’s hype team and I love just crushing it with the community at the box while jammin’ to a boppin’ playlist.