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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Adam Rojas

Adam was born and raised in South Florida.  He attended St Thomas Aquinas High School, where he played football, wrestled and ran cross country.  He graduated with a degree in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University before going to work for AT&T.

After college, Adam took to distance running in order to stay in shape and has run 30 marathons and countless shorter races.  He began doing obstacle course races in 2011 and added CrossFit as a way of improving his overall strength and stamina.   Adam immediately fell in love with CrossFit  and earned the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate in 2016.

Adam’s greatest accomplishment, outside of his two daughters, is in seeing the athletes that he works with achieving their goals, whether it’s your first pull-up or a new PR on a back squat, or the ability to run and play with your grandkids pain free.

Adam lives in Duluth with his daughters, Alicia and Ashley.

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

• NSCA-CSCS

• USA Weightlifting course audit

Chris Fischer

Graduating from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science and a minor in Nutrition, Chris began his career with an internship in sports performance. At XPE Sports, he coached college NFL combine athletes and worked with off-season NFL players in sprint technique, speed, agility, technique training, balance, and core. From here, Chris worked at Lifetime Fitness in the position of Group Training Coordinator where he established an extensive group training program assisting clients achieving goals ranging from weight loss to performance driven.

Chris is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer and is the Director of Programming at No Excuses. He also holds certification with National Academy of Sports Medicine, American Council of Exercise, USA Weightlifting, and Kettle Bell Concepts, but feels that CrossFit outdoes every one of these.

Chris has been cross-fitting for three years now and has a passion for coaching others in Crossfit: “In applying all my knowledge and experience to date, I have found that this program works and works well. We have the best functional practices paired with the best nutritional information. My job is not just to teach or perform the Crossfit movements but it is to honor God through a module that changes life physically, mentally, and spiritually. Crossfit allows me to do this everyday and I hope has the same effect on others. I couldn’t ask for a better job.”

Chris specializes in Olympic Weightlifting and Kettle Bell techniques and is eager to help you achieve your goals, no matter what they are! Email or call Chris for details.

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Dillon Bennett

Dillon grew up in the North Georgia mountains. In high school, he competed in several sports including weightlifting. Dillon pursued a degree in coaching at Georgia Southern University where he coached soccer and track and field at a near by high school. He led a handful of throwers and sprinters to the state championship in his first year.

Dillon earned his CrossFit L-1 in 2015, two years after he stepped into a box for the first time. He has over 16 years of experience in weightlifting and has coached CrossFit for 5 years. Within the past couple of years, he has expanded to coaching speciality classes focused on Olympic Lifting and Power Lifting. Dillon is innovative and has a passion to help guide athletes to push through their own barriers and standards.

He currently lives in Norcross with his wife, Cody, and son, Azayah.

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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Makena Lundin

Makena grew up right here in Suwanee, GA. She graduated from North Gwinnett High School in 2018. She grew up playing all of the sports she could sign up for: tennis, basketball, soccer, crossfit, ice hockey, swimming, and softball. Once she was 11 she fully committed to playing softball and wanting to play in college. During her sophomore year of high school, she got injured and had to have Tommy John Surgery. After this surgery, she decided to change course and focus all her time and energy into recovering and doing crossfit.
She has been doing crossfit since she was 14 and got her L1 when she was 19.
She currently works at an Autism Therapy Center where she does one-on-one therapy with kids with Autism.

Sharity Bayerlein

Sharity was born and raised in Fayetteville, Ga., where she graduated from Whitewater High School in 2016. Throughout her life, she played a variety of sports, including soccer, competitive dance, gymnastics, all-star cheerleading, track & field, cross country, and lacrosse. She participated in varsity lacrosse and varsity competition cheerleading throughout her high school years. She attended LaGrange College for her freshmen year, where she committed to play lacrosse and participate on their cheerleading team. She went there to play the sports she loved, and to study Biology to go into dentistry, but then she decided to go a different route and transfer to Kennesaw State University.

Sharity just recently moved to Sugar Hill after earning her Bachelor’s degree from Kennesaw State University in July 2020, studying Leadership and Professional Sales. She is planning on pursuing a career within the medical device sales field. She has more than four years of sales experience, with her most recent position being the Assistant Manager for Orangetheory Fitness in East Cobb.

“I have been involved in sports my entire life, but it wasn’t until I started CrossFit at No Excuses that I gained a new passion for fitness.”

Yessica Rojas

Yessica is originally from Barranquilla, Colombia in South America. She moved to Miami Lakes, Fla., in 1998 as an international student where she got her Associate’s Degree in Business Administration.

Yessica moved with her husband and two daughters to Sugar Hill, Ga., in 2005 where she dedicated her time to stay home and raise her two daughters.

It was in 2014 that Yessica started looking for a new fitness challenge and decided to pursue getting healthy and fit. After trying different gyms and workouts, Yessica found CrossFit the next year while at a summer family vacation in Florida where she was brave enough to try her cousin’s box and try a CrossFit class for a day. She was immediately hooked and as soon as she was back in town started looking for a box close to home and never looked back. Yessica strongly believes that CrossFit is the best program for anyone wanting to improve their health and quality of life. Ever since she started she is not only stronger physically, but mentally. Yessica wanted to pass the same CrossFit passion to her teen daughters. They both began training at No Excuses in the Teens classes.

After nearly three years of training in CrossFit, Yessica earned her CF Level-1 certificate in January 2018.

“Ever since starting CrossFit I see inspiration all around from whatever level, age and ability people come with into the gym. Their desire to do something to make them healthier can make things happen and it does!”