About Mahon Strength & Fitness

Our Coaches

Ali Mahon-Pabon

About

Ali was a 3 sport athlete in high school and went on to continue her college volleyball career first at the University of Ohio Dominican and then the University of Rio Grande. Ali has always been a competitive athlete and continued to compete after college in CrossFit Competitions, various races and most recently completed her first Sprint Triathlon.

Having just had her third child, Ali understands what it takes to balance her own health and fitness in addition to raising 3 children, and working full time as a nurse! She is excited to continue on her fitness journey while assisting you in yours!

Credentials

  • Coach
  • CrossFit Level 1

Nathan Hummel

About

Nathan has always been an athlete. He was a multi-sport athlete in high school playing baseball, football and volleyball. After his playing days, he began his fitness journey by focusing on running. He completed a number of 5k’s and 10k’s as well as a half marathon. He has also completed several Spartan Races. He joined a gym with his wife and fellow MSF athlete, Amanda, doing HIIT classes prior to jumping right into our community when we opened in January of 2021. Nathan quickly developed a new love for lifting and has since competed in virtual CrossFit Competitions as well as the Donor Games Championship in 2021. Nathan believes fitness is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and brings his entire family along as his children Harper and Grayson also train in our kids classes. He is excited to help you realize what you are capable of!

Credentials

  • Coach
  • CrossFit Level 1

Rachel Baker

About

Rachel is a nurse and mom of two girls. She joined MSF in the spring of 2021 after having her second daughter. In her first year she had numerous accomplishments from running her first half marathon to competing in her first CrossFit competition.

Shortly after her first year at the gym she decided to complete her CrossFit Level 1 certification and join the coaching staff. She is excited to continue growing as an athlete while helping others realize their potential!

Credentials

  • Coach
  • Level 1 CrossFit

Ashley Obrest

About

Ashley joins our coaching staff with a decorated coaching background as well as a great deal of training and fitness experience. She is a former Division I athlete and coach. With her experience, Ashley is excited to train youth athletes, specifically baseball and softball players.

Additionally, Ashley takes pride in her own fitness as she has run the Chicago Marathon two times, and has trained in a variety of disciplines. She brings great perspective to our team and will be a great leader for our adult program as well!

Credentials

  • Coach
  • CrossFit Level 1

Martie smith 

About

Martie is a teacher where she has been in education for 26 years and a mom with grown children.  She joined MSF as they opened their doors in January of 2021 and has never looked back.  Martie was an athlete in high school where she played volleyball and basketball.  Martie never stopped playing volleyball, she continued to play in many co-ed and quad leagues over the course of the next 10 years.  Martie has always been active with her physical fitness, where she cycled for many years, completed cycling and hit classes for a few years, and even participated in dancing/zumba classes before joining the MSF community.  

Martie works primarily with our Toddler Train and Athlete 101 and 102 programs.  She is incredible with children in her approach and engagement with each child and works hard to provide an enjoyable environment that challenges them yet builds their confidence at the same time keeping them excited to come back for class week after week!

Credentials

  • NASM Youth Exercise specialization

Ben Mangrum

About

Ben and his family moved to Hamilton almost 3 years ago from Oklahoma to start a new Church. Ben has 4 children and a wife of 16 years. He has a history of fitness that started with soccer in high school, running 5k’s in his 20’s and then he began CrossFit training in his 30’s. Ben began his coaching career in the fitness industry in January of 2022 and received his Level 1 Crossfit Trainer Certification at that time. Ben is passionate about helping others and believes in the power of a community centered around health and fitness. He finds joy in teaching proper movement technique and intention for each workout. We pride ourselves in providing an exceptional experience for our members every class and Ben will surely provide just that!!

Credentials

  • Coach
  • CrossFit Level 1