Co-Owner /  CrossFit L-2 Trainer / USAW L-2 Coach

*CrossFit Level 2 Trainer  *CrossFit Scaling course  *CrossFit Lesson Planning  *CrossFit Spot the flaw

*CrossFit Judges Course 2016/17/18 and 2019

*USA Weightlifting Level 2 – Advanced Sports Performance Coach

*Safe Sport Trained

*Competitive Masters Weightlifter – Team Savannah

*First Aid- Adult CPR (Red Cross)

The 1st photo below is from my mid 20’s, the next is from my mid 30’s and the last is at 40 years old, after finding CrossFit.

CrossFit training has been the ultimate journey complete with highs and lows, successes and failures and a world of self-discovery. The training is hard and fast and as a result is almost spiritual. The community of Cross Fitters is like no other. We rise and fall together; and each is there to provide support and coaching. It was the community and the camaraderie (and a natural desire to want to help others) that led me to become a CrossFit trainer and weightlifting coach. Participating isn’t enough, we work to master the science behind the movement and then package the science into a set of tools and cues to help others become the best possible version of themselves. Helping others has improved my form and awareness as well. I continue to push the boundaries of my own limits. Personal records (PRs) don’t come easy, and that’s AWESOME! It’s the journey to achieve new PRs; to perfect my movement; to gain in physical fitness; to be a better dad and husband; to change the lives of others, that drives me now. So, whether your goal is to climb Everest or climb a flight of stairs, know that we’re here to help you achieve that goal. CrossFit is life changing.

Fierce CrossFit is also a registered USA Weightlifting club. (Fierce Barbell WLC)

Shawn is an international level competitive Masters Weightlifter

*2019 Masters National Weightlifting Championship
Bronze Medalist – Snatch and Overall total

*2019 Pan-American Masters Championship
Silver Medalist – Snatch, C&J and Overall Total.

*2019 H.C. American Masters National Championship
Gold Medalist – Snatch, C&J and Overall Total.

After many years on the road visiting CrossFit gyms around the country, Shawn Ledford established Appling County’s first Strength and Conditioning / CrossFit gym in 2016. Having rented a section of office spaces from very generous and long time family friends Greg and Chanda Teston, owners of Genes Fitness, Shawn single handedly renovated 5 office spaces into two small open floor plans, Aloe Vapors and what was to become Baxley’s first CrossFit Gym, Nuketown Strength and Conditioning / CrossFit Nuketown. Since then, the gym has moved into a larger facility across town on Blackshear Highway between the Middle School and High School. Shawn was joined by three amazing partners / Coaches, David and Brittney Beckworth and Mallory Nestor. After another labor intensive renovation, they happily established Appling County Strength & Conditioning and have re-affiliated as Fierce CrossFit.