Meet our Coaches

You're never on your fitness journey alone.

Chad Kulchinski

Owner / Head Coach

Growing up in rural Oklahoma he learned the value of effort and diligence. From a young age, he was taught that hard work pays off and that working hard AND smart pays off even more. He has made that concept the foundation for the way he leads his life.

Chad graduated from Northeastern State University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science. A couple years later, he went on to receive his Master’s in Education.

After deciding to let go of his meat-head cynicism, Chad found CrossFit in 2010 and will still tell you today it was the best decision of his life – aside from convincing his beautiful wife, Christina, to marry him.

Chad’s mission as the leader of CrossFit Midpoint is to educate and push you out of your comfort zone because he believes that is where the most progress in fitness, and in life, is made.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 2 – 2017
  • CrossFit Rowing – 2015
  • CrossFit Kids – 2015

Whitney Denman

Coach

Whitney began her CrossFit journey in 2013 in Columbia, MO at CrossFit Fringe. In December 2017, she moved to Little Rock, and with a new town and new gym, she received her CF-L1 in May of 2018. When she is not coaching, Whitney serves as the Wellness Coordinator for Garver Engineering and holds a master’s degree from Mississippi State University in Health Promotion and Education. She is also a certified health education specialist and an ACE certified nutrition specialist.
Whitney’s ‘WHY’ is creating days with more laughter & kindness; making humans stronger, more resilient, moving well, and improving their overall quality of life; fighting the good fight against chronic diseases, and daring individuals to realize just how powerful they really are.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 – 2018

Cortney Vance

Coach

Cortney was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. He started his fitness journey training in traditional gyms and that ultimately lead him into the sport of bodybuilding in early 2008, and later to competitive powerlifting.

He began his Personal Training career in 2012 when he received his certification through NCCPT and began training around the Little Rock area. His wife actually introduced him to the sport of CrossFit and he has been in love with it ever since. It brought a new challenge and edge to his fitness journey and he’s excited to see what the sport has in store for him.

Cortney loves to help people and is passionate about improving his health and others.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 – 2017

Leah Anderson

Coach

Leah grew up in Siloam Springs, AR, where she started playing recreational sports at a young age. She tried basketball, soccer, swimming, and cross country. Her favorite sports became soccer and swimming, but she ran cross country to supplement her soccer training.

She attended college at Ouachita Baptist University where she was a member of the Lady Tigers soccer team for two years. After graduating with a degree in history, she went on to pursue her Masters in Teaching from Harding University. She then moved to El Dorado, AR, to teach world history for a year, and then moved to Little Rock where she found CrossFit Midpoint. She currently teaches US History and Psychology at eStem High School.

Leah is a member of the competitors training group at CrossFit Midpoint and actively competes in competitions in the tri-state area with other members of the gym. She will say that finding CrossFit after being a collegiate athlete and playing sports almost her entire life was one of the best things that ever happened to her.

Crossfit has helped her grow in all areas of her life and has given her a passion to help people be stronger, healthier human beings. Leah is thankful for the Midpoint family and the love and support they give her, and all other members of the Midpoint community, on a daily basis.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 – 2014

Sabrina Wilkowsky

Coach

Sabrina is early in her athletic career and a novice to the sport of CrossFit. Although active all her life, playing basketball for a local club and various classes at local gyms throughout college and early adulthood, she didn’t start CrossFit until after giving birth to her second child in 2013.

One day while “working” she came across a Groupon for a local CrossFit gym and thought she would try it out. She immediately fell in love with the community and passion she felt from everyone. She decided to share her passion for the sport by getting her level 1 trainer certification in December 2016.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 – 2017
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Certification from ANCC
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Life Support (ACLS)
  • Degrees:
    • Bachelors of Science in Nursing
    • Masters of Science in Nursing

Ben Rushing | CrossFit Midpoint Coach

Ben Rushing

Coach

A native Texan, Ben’s athletic background is life long soccer and cross country in high school. In 2010 Ben moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas to attend the University of Arkansas. He graduated with a degree in biochemistry, then moved to Little Rock in 2015. He currently works as a clinical research assistant for the Arkansas Heart Hospital.

In 2010 he began classic bodybuilding and weightlifting work outs and in 2013 he was invited to try Crossfit from a local affiliate owner. The community and competition that Crossfit provided were like nothing he had experienced. Ben quickly became obsessed and loves what Crossfit stands for.

Bens coaching focus is on the core belief of Crossfit as a training methodology. That any person, regardless of ability, can better themselves through persistence and patience.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 – 2017

Chance Hugh

Coach

Originally from Pennsylvania, Chance moved to Arkansas to pursue a Bachelors in Mathematics from Southern Arkansas University, and followed that by earning a Masters in Mathematical Science from the University of Arkansas of Little Rock. He currently works as a Data Analyst for the Windstream Communications.

Chance has always been active in sports and fitness. In high school he played club side soccer for a Pennsylvania Select Side which traveled around the United States, and eventually earned a 4th place finish in the 2003 National Championship Tournament.

During his college career, Chance was a member on the Southern Arkansas University Rodeo Team as a Team Roper. He currently plays on the Little Rock Rugby team who finished 4th in the nation during the 2014 season, and also represented the US on the South Select Side from 2012 – 2013.

After watching the CrossFit Games on ESPN during the Summer of 2012, Chance decided to leave his old school bodybuilding gym and try out it out. Over two years later, he will be the first to tell you that it has been the best decision he could have made. CrossFit has not only gotten him in the best shape of his life, but he has also gained many lifelong friends along the way.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 – 2014

Ethan McCullar

Coach

Whether it was football and baseball at a young age, rodeo through his high school days, or weight training in college; Ethan has been involved with sports in some way or another his entire life.

During his residency for medical school, Ethan married his best friend, Lauren, and they were blessed with a beautiful son named Ty. Ty has had his share of medical issues and needless to say that Ethan’s fitness goals got sidetracked at times.

Ethan found CrossFit in 2012 and never looked back. He feels that CrossFit has not only made him grow and develop physically, but also as a husband, father, and person.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 – 2013
  • CrossFit Mobility Trainer – 2014
  • USAW Sport Performance Coach – 2014
  • Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Trainer – 2016

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