Coach Alec Barowka, CF-L2, Adaptive and Inclusive Trainer (AIT)
Alec is the Owner and Head Coach at Kaw Valley CrossFit! When he started KVCF in 2018 it was his dream to bring the joy and benefits of function fitness to the whole of the Lawrence community. This dream naturally led to the creation of the Adaptive+ Program, along with a partnership with Bloc life; A non-profit focusing on bringing Functional fitness to individuals with physical limitations. The combining of these two programs is the the practical manifestation of Alec’s original dream! Alec is a CrossFit level 2 Trainer and an Adaptive and Inclusive Trainer, though the Adaptive Training Academy.
Lyndsie Koon, Ph.D., CF-L1, AIT
Lyndsie started CrossFit in 2012 and has always been drawn to the variety of individuals that CrossFit methodologies support. Supporting the health, functional independence, and overall well-being of individuals with disabilities is both a professional and personal objective of Lyndsie's, and CrossFit is the perfect, community-based setting to foster health, functional movement, and social connectedness. Lyndsie holds a CrossFit Level 1 certification, an Adaptive and Inclusive Training certification through the Adaptive Training Academy (ata.fit) and works to support the growth and integration of empirical evidence on the effectiveness of CrossFit for people with disabilities.
Christy Pate, OTR, MS, CF-L1, AIT
Christy is a crossfit athlete and mom to a child with Down syndrome. She has been an Occupational Therapist for 30+ years and is currently teaching Montessori middle and high school. She has CrossFit Level 1 certification and Adaptive and Inclusive Trainer certification. Being involved with the KVCF Adaptive Athlete program is a perfect blend of all her personal and professional passions.
Kathleen Lane, Ph.D., BCBA-D, CF-L2
Kathleen started CrossFit to spend time with her amazing daughter, Katie Scarlett. Kathleen admired Katie’s strength, beauty, and passion in all things - including CrossFit. Kathleen figured she would do CrossFit until Katie went to college. Flash forward 8 years, and Kathleen is a CF-L2 coach, 56 years old who continues to enjoy this positive, productive, welcoming community of athletes; a data-informed approach to fitness; and competitions where people genuinely celebrate each other’s success.