Noah Providence has been working in the field of health and fitness for the last 18 years. He is CrossFit certified and a certified respiratory therapist. He has a certificate from the American Council on Exercise and also works as a certified massage therapist.
Noah's interests include paleolithic or evolutionary nutrition, biochemistry, sustainable agriculture and nutritional science. When not at Wildcat CrossFit -- participating or instructing -- he spends his time wrangling five kids, three cats, some fish and some chickens with his wife Jenny, who also shares his passion for CrossFit and good health.
Jen Wirth has been CrossFitting for almost 4 years. Prior to her first CrossFit workout ("Cindy") she was a die-hard distance runner. She has run two marathons, numerous half-marathons, 10 and 5Ks, and has done two sprint-distance multisport races including a duathlon (swim/run) and a triathlon (swim/bike/run). She has also played several years of street hockey and soccer. In college she rowed crew and played rugby for two years. While in highschool, she ran cross-country and track and medaled at regional meets in both discus and shot put.
Jen is an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and CrossFit Certified Trainer and an EMT. She also has seven years experience teaching ceramics to children and recently graduated from the UA Accelerated Nursing Program.
Jen loves CrossFit and coaching WODs. "My favorite part about being a CrossFit Trainer is the opportunity to encourage athletes to do things they never thought they could. I love helping people to build confidence in their abilities. My favorite things about CrossFit are the endorphins and the way that accomplishing tough WODs can give you the confidence to take on large daunting projects and finish them! And CrossFit just makes me happy!"
Eric is a Certified Personal Trainer and a Nationally Certified Licensed Massage Therapist, specializing in Sports & Orthopedic Massage and Injury Management. Eric has enjoyed an active and athletic life from an early age; as a Tucson native, he grew up hiking and camping in the surrounding trails and mountains, backpacking the 50-mile Chiricahua Crest Trail at age 14. While attending University High School, Eric swam on the Tucson High School Swim Team, and then later played three seasons on the Rugby Team at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History.
Eric first learned about CrossFit in 2007 following a severe nerve compression injury to his ribs and left shoulder. Looking for a functional strength training program for rehabilitation, Eric began doing scaled versions of CrossFit mainsite workouts. It wasn’t long before he regained full use of his left shoulder & arm and began doing the workouts as Rx’d; he has been an avid CrossFitter ever since.
In addition to coaching at Wildcat CrossFit, Eric teaches courses in Orthopedic and Sports Massage, Neuromuscular Sciences, and Myofascial Therapies at Pima Community College and Cortiva Institute Tucson. He is the author of Sports Massage: Methodology – Direction- Application and co-author of Palpation and Kinesiology: An Integrated Approach for Bodyworkers, both forthcoming titles from F.A. Davis Publishing. Eric also serves on the Advisory Board of Integrative Touch for Kids, an organization which provides healing retreats for children with special medical needs and their families.
Eric’s CrossFit Certifications include the Level One Trainer Course, the Coach’s Prep Course, Olympic Weightlifting, and Mobility & Recovery.
I love to move. I found weight training as a high school athlete. From there the passion grew. I experimented with any knowledge I could find. I put myself through different programing and training methodologies trying to find what I liked. I have been an NSCA certified trainer for 3 years in my quest to share my fitness passions with others. I have been coaching CrossFitters for 2 yrs and have a great time doing it. I have been doing martial arts for most of my life and apply many of those principals to my training. My second love is snow sports and I taught skiing/snowboarding for 6 years. The movement of the body amazes and fascinates me. In my quest to learn more I hope to expose others to the experience. Movement is medicine...so just keep moving.