Brent Beumel aka “Booms”
- B.S. Degree, Sports and Exercise Science, University of Central Florida
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- USAW L1 Sports Performance Coach
- 6 Years CrossFit Coaching Experience
CrossFit Brent’s way of celebrating what he is capable of doing in life. He is grateful he gets to push himself through challenging workouts. He doesn’t “have” to work out, he GETs to work out. As a coach, he likes helping others realize their own extraordinary abilities and achieving things they had no idea they were capable of. Helping others learn and challenge themselves are pursuits that he is incredibly passionate about.
Ben O’Grady aka “OG”
- 10 years professional experience
Ben rowed competitively in college at the University of Florida and spent 10 years as a professional coach with stops at UCF, Florida Tech, Texas, Duke, and Louisville. He is one of the longest tenured members of PRIMUS CrossFit, having spent over nine years at the gym.
Ben currently coaches our Strongman classes, as well as assists with general CrossFit programming. He spent years competing in CrossFit throw-downs at the RX and Masters level, and has competed four times at Wodapalooza Miami and twice at Crush Games. Ben is a lifelong athlete and fitness enthusiast.
Donna Kini-Bowen aka “Needles”
Donna is a Florida State Licensed Acupuncture Physician, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, NCCAOM certified Diplomat of Oriental Medicine and Florida State Licensed Massage Therapist. In private practice for nine years, she brings her competitive athletic experience and knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine to the members of PRIMUS.
A life-long athlete at heart, Donna was a competitive collegiate cross-country runner earning first place in the Women’s NAIA Cross-Country championship at Chaminade University of Honolulu. After graduating from college, she trained in Hawaii and California to compete in the Southwest Regional Reebok Mixed-pair Aerobic championships winning the gold with partner Gary McKoy. Since 1995, Donna took on the sport of triathlon where running came easy. She trained with Olympic swimmer Peter Hursty and Ironman champion Cliff Rigsby to compete in the Keauhou Kona Half Ironman and Tinman Triathlon.
Now a crossfit athlete and physician of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Donna has been treating athletes with acupuncture and herbal formulas to effectively reduce inflammation and pain, quicken recovery and enhance performance.
Lise Carrion aka “The Mechanic”
Lise became interested in massage when her son was born prematurely in 2000, weighing in at 1lb 81/2 oz and could not be held for 1 1/2 months. The first time she held him, it was a kangaroo hold (skin-to-skin) and immediately his breathing improved, simply because he was touched. “I began to think about how the power of touch was so powerful and what could I do with this for others. I love being a Massage Therapist. It is my ministry to serve and heal how God leads my hands.”
Lise graduated from Florida College of Natural Health in 2003 and has been practicing ever since. She is a Kinesio Taping practitioner.