Coaches & Staff

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•Jake Baker- Co-Owner of CFI (CrossFit Level I Certified, USAW Level 1 Sports and Performance Olympic Lifting Certified )
Jake and Mandy are married, have two wonderful children and have been residing in Wetumpka for the last 9 years. He is the reason that CrossFit Intrigue exists! Thanks to his dream and vision, this box has become a place where its’ members are becoming healthier, stronger, faster and passionate about CrossFit.  At the end of his high school baseball career, he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2002. He instead accepted a baseball scholarship to the University of Georgia. After playing collegiate baseball and then through the professional level, he took on strength training as his new hobby.  After strength training for many years, he was introduced to CrossFit in 2010 and has adopted it as a lifestyle, fully believing in everything CrossFit stands for.  Furthering his knowledge, Jake passed the Level I Certification Course in early 2011. He also holds a USAW Level 1 Sports and Performance Olympic Lifting certification. He is employed full time with the Wetumpka Fire Department as a firefighter.


•Mandy Baker- Co-owner of CFI (CrossFit Level I Certified)

Mandy obtained a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Troy University in 2007 and has been working since then as an Emergency Room nurse . She and her husband Jake have two children: daughter, Presley and  son, Easton. She did CrossFit throughout both of her pregnancies and obtained knowledge about ‘CrossFit during pregnancy’ through research and participation. Mandy has always been into fitness and exercise. She was a competitive gymnast for 4 years and coached gymnastics for a little over a year. She also was a competitive cheerleader for 4 years where she excelled in tumbling/gymnastics , stunting and dance. She received many top awards in both gymnastics and competitive cheerleading. Mandy was introduced to CrossFit in 2010 and fell in love with the constant variety and challenge it demands. The high intensity workouts, Olympic weightlifting, and the incredible results are reasons she continues to be a part of this sport.

“My husband and I both have such a passion for helping others and helping people create healthy active lifestyles. We decided to open our own box in September of 2012 in Wetumpka, AL where we knew there was nothing like it in the area. We have so many amazing members and coaches that make CrossFit Intrigue what it is and we thank God for all of our success so far. We have been blessed with the ability to coach, motivate, and provide knowledge to our members so they can achieve and exceed their goals!”

  • Johnnie Rudolph – Box Coach (CrossFit Level I Certified)
  • Chris Griste – Box Coach (CrossFit Level I Certified)
  • Beth Campbell – Box Coach
  • Nicky Bechard – CrossFit Kids Coach (CrossFit Level I Certified, CrossFit Kids)