Katie Hanger

Owner / Head Coach / Weightlifting

Hands down, coaching is what I LOVE to do. I hold the firm belief that great coaches come from greater coaches. I have been blessed with MANY: youth sport, college cross country, and invaluable weightlifting and training coaches. They’ve all taught me to be a “conscious coach,” which is about figuring out a person’s purpose and matching it with an evidence-based coaching process. I’d like to borrow from Ernest Hemingway’s words: “We are all apprentices in a craft in which no one ever becomes a master.” I say this to emphasize that no one is a MASTER Coach, because there are always things to learn.

I was invited to my first CrossFit workout in a parking lot in 2010, and fell in love with the kind of shape I was getting in. CrossFit helped me fast track my running fitness as I pursued cross country at Bridgewater College. The empirically proven methodology intrigued me as I was pursuing a Health and Exercise Science degree, which sometimes provided grounds for contradictory methods. I dove head first into coaching CrossFit classes, while also interning with the Strength and Conditioning Coach for multiple years. I was given the unique privilege to write programs for the teams, lead them in their conditioning practices, and instruct their Olympic lifting. I fell in love with the art and the science of coaching: connecting with the person, while creating stronger and technically sound movers.

Much of my joy in training and coaching comes from applying corrective exercises to each person’s need. Every person has an imbalance, and I aim to correct! In 2012-2014 I helped pilot the ALPHA program at LifeTime, and have competed at the National Alpha Showdown two times. I have competed two years in the Pro division at the SuperFit Championships and love the pursuit of perfect effort. I’ve been coaching CrossFit, Weightlifting, and Personal Training for 8 years and in 2018 CrossFit Parable became the genesis of many dreams!


  • B.A. Health and Exercise Science
  • NASM- Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • OPEX CCP-1–pending
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CF Gymnastics
  • Alpha Certified
  • USAW Certified
  • CHFP Coach Academy
  • Duffin Movement Systems
  • Precision Nutrition–pending