Our Coaches & Staff

Brandon Brigman

Brandon grew up in Snellville, Ga., where he played a variety of sports growing up. At Shiloh High School, he was a two-year varsity letterman in football and three-year letterman in wrestling.

Brandon played college football at the University of West Georgia where he was a member of the 2000 Gulf South Conference championship team and was a two-year letterman. Brandon earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Sociology.

After starting CrossFit in January 2010, Brandon received his CrossFit Level 1 certification a year later. He has experience coaching beginner athletes and high-level competitors. Brandon has been coaching at No Excuses since 2011 and was named the General Manager in March of 2014. Brandon took over ownership of No Excuses CrossFit in August 2018. Prior to working full-time at No Excuses, Brandon worked as a sports writer for the Gwinnett Daily Post, covering prep sports.

In Brandon’s own words: “Once I went through my first CrossFit workout, I knew that was the workout regimen for me. It combined all the workouts I was used to and added new, fun, exercises to it. CrossFit allows me to compete with myself, others in the gym and the clock.  I’ve lost more than 60 pounds from when I was a college offensive lineman. Many of my weightlifting numbers are similar to when I played football. The biggest difference is the addition of multiple pullups, pushups and situps to my workouts.”

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Christine Doran

Christine Doran

Christine Doran is from Algonquin, Illinois. Christine grew up playing soccer, basketball and her favorite sport — bowling. She moved to Georgia in 2012 and enlisted in the United States Navy where she was an MA3. After the Navy, Christine enrolled at Georgia Gwinnett College and received her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science.

Since 2017 Christine has coached a variety of group fitness classes, including Bootcamp, HIIT, and CrossFit. She also spent time as a nutrition/accountability coach. Her favorite part of coaching CrossFit is seeing people grow stronger and more confident.

Jeremy Edmondson

Jeremy grew up in Duluth, GA and graduated from Duluth High School. Jeremy attended DeVry University and earned a Master’s of Business Administration and a Bachelor’s in Computer Information System.

He works full-time as a software developer but helping people of all ages get healthy and fit is his true passion.

Jeremy found CrossFit in 2012 and his life will never be the same again. Since starting CrossFit, Jeremy has earned the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate, CrossFit Kid’s Trainer, and Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coach.

When asked about CrossFit, Jeremy said: “At the age of 33, I was a heart attack waiting to happen. I was a horrible example of health and fitness for my young children. Then I found CrossFit and my life will never be the same. Not only am I stronger, leaner, and more fit than I’ve ever thought possible, but I’ve found my life’s calling.”

“Now, I want my life to be about helping entire families get healthy, fit, and strong. I want to show them the magic of CrossFit.”

“When describing CrossFit to someone new, I haven’t found the right words to adequately describe how a CrossFit workout can simultaneously feel so horrible and so awesome, all at the same time. But I know for sure that there is no better feeling than seeing the sense of accomplishment on a newcomer’s face after completing their first CrossFit WOD.”

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Saidu Ezike

Saidu Ezike is from Bronx, N.Y., and is a high school math teacher, track and field coach, and vocalist.

Saidu received his Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University where he ran track and field, and received his Master’s from the University of Pennsylvania.

He has been doing CrossFit for five years and received his CrossFit Level-1 certification in 2020.

“I started coaching because it is very rewarding seeing someone develop physically and mentally,” Saidu said. “My favorite part of coaching is seeing people’s gains!”

Kelly Farmer

Kelly Farmer is from Columbus, Ga., and where he ran cross country and track and field in high school.

At the age of 18, Kelly became heavily involved in exercise and nutrition, obtaining a personal training certificate from International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) and a nutrition certification. Kelly received his CrossFit Level-1 certification in 2022.

“I decided to start coaching when I realized so many people needed help and guidance on how to live a healthier lifestyle, inside and out of the gym,” Kelly said. “My favorite part of being a coach is seeing clients grow, seeing them go from insecure to confident when performing different exercises.”

Lindsay Morris

Lindsay Morris is from Pennsylvania, but has lived all over the world, including New York, Australia, and Virginia. She played a variety of sports growing up, including tennis, gymnastics, and swimming. She is a project manager and is married with three kids.

Lindsay started CrossFit in 2013 when a friend opened a CrossFit gym in Tennessee.

“I have been hooked ever since,” she said. “I love to compete, and I am pretty sure that’s what has kept me so engaged this whole time.”

Lindsay obtained her CrossFit Level-1 in 2019 and has completed the annual judges certification every year since 2014. She plans to get her Level 2 coaching certificate in 2023.

“I love learning everything I can,” Lindsay said. “CrossFit is for everyone. I like that I have been able to continue with it through most stages of my adult life. I have been consistent through wedding prep, work travel, three pregnancies, deployments, etc. I can do it anywhere and I always feel welcome. CrossFit has given me so many friends and opportunities. I love seeing the impact I can make on anyone that walks through the door, because I know the impact many different coaches have had on me.”

Cameron Weeks

Cameron is originally is from Rexburg, Id., where he dabbled in many sports before excelling in the wrestling program, earning a spot on the podium in the state championships. 

As a small farm town kid, he went right to work every summer and after high school in the construction and farm industry, but in his early twenties he attended college at Brigham Young University Idaho, majoring in Exercise Physiology.  He then moved to St Louis, Mo., and attended Logan University, School of Chiropractic.  In addition to receiving his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Logan University, he also obtained a Masters Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation and has held licenses and practiced in Utah and Georgia. 

He has had the opportunity to work with multiple collegiate athletic organizations both in practices and on the sidelines including at the SEC level, worked with nationally ranked athletes competing in Strongman, Powerlifting and Crossfit events; as well as recreational athletes performing in about every category of events from ultra-endurance to traditional ‘4 season’ sports. 

He began coaching and utilizing Crossfit programming in undergraduate school, and formed the CrossFit club that received funding to open a ‘box’ at his campus gym that still operates today.  He has been coaching in CrossFit gyms since 2010, having coached in St Louis, Mo., Sandy, Utah, and Salt Lake City, Utah.

He now lives in Suwanee with his amazing wife, Lize, their beautiful daughter, Luna, and is excited to be a part of the No Excuses family and to help everyone “embrace the suck” that sometimes happens during the workout.  His favorite quote is a popular one in the Crossfit world, coming from Pat Sherwood.

“Make it the best hour of your day, stay safe, turn up the music, high five some people, and blow off some steam.”

Most of us are just looking to feel better, improve our quality of life, and have a good time doing it.  Crossfit allows all of those things, and without you realizing it you notice little things, your stress levels go down.  You sleep better.  Your mood improves.  The list goes on and on…if you’ve never been involved in the community, please don’t let someone’s opinion of Crossfit undermine what you can achieve here.  I look forward to working with you!

Training and Certifications

• Doctor of Chiropractic

• MS Sports Rehab

• BS Exercise Physiology

• Crossfit Level 1


• USA Weightlifting course audit