Coaching Staff

Jeff “Lumpy” Gibbens


Jeff Gibbens is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach. He is Co-owner of FBO Fitness / 212 Degrees of Fitness Barbell and Power lifting Club with Kris Gibbens. Jeff is a lifelong Erie resident with over 25 years of fitness, training and coaching experience. He has coached numerous high school and collegiate level athletes both on and off the field. He has been involved in CrossFit since 2008 and opened what was then known as CrossFit FBO in 2010. He was a football strength and conditioning coach at Strong Vincent High School for thirteen years where he helped develop some of the best athletes to come out of Strong Vincent. Jeff’s experience and knowledge in Powerlifting also helped his powerlifting team win two team titles in the Great Lakes Powerlifting meet.  Jeff has attended numerous speed and strength clinics held by various division I college schools.

Jeff also has a background in youth character development. He has been involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the “Coaching for Life” character program. Jeff is an avid cyclist, runner and proud father of his son, Joey. Please feel free to call, text or e-mail him @ 814-823-5170 /

Qualifications: CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach

Kris Gibbens


Kris is Co-owner of FBO Fitness. She has experience with many forms of exercise and has belonged to many gyms in Erie. FBO Fitness is where she started. Kris has been a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer since 2011 with Lumpy. She loves 3 round WODs and GHDs. Please feel free to call or Email Kris @ 814-566-0876 /

Qualifications: CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Josh Hoffman


I found CrossFit in November of 2010 when Lumpy asked me to come check out this new gym that he was opening. After watching the demo WOD that day I have been hooked into every aspect of CrossFit. Athletics and the human body have always been a huge part of my life. I have a Sports Medicine degree where I worked as an Athletic Trainer at Hamot Sports Medicine and Strong Vincent High School for 8 years. I also recently went back to school for my nursing degree where I now work as a orthopedic and trauma nurse at Hamot.
CrossFit is now another avenue in which I see the mind and body work together to achieve amazing results. CrossFit challenges people to do things that they would probably never consider trying. I was lucky enough to gain my CrossFit Level 1 Trainer certification in 2011 and join the staff at FBO Fitness. The positive family feeling at FBO Fitness and throughout the CrossFit community is unmatched. Being able to work with and watch athletes improve everyday both mentally and physically at FBO Fitness is indescribable. I urge everyone of all fitness levels to come experience it for themselves.
I look forward to gaining knowledge everyday and working with  this awesome group of staff and clients at FBO Fitness / 212 Degrees of Fitness Barbell and Power lifting Club!

Qualifications: CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach

Kate Hoffman


Kate has been a lifelong athlete. She played Field Hockey and Lacrosse in high school and went on to play Lacrosse for Mercyhurst University. Kate’s favorite WOD’s include hang power cleans, she also loves the bear complex.  She hates thrusters and wall balls.

Qualifications: CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Mike Hoffman


Mike was a collegiate Swimmer and Lacrosse player. Mike is a Sergeant in the Pennsylvanian National Guard for the past thirteen years.  He likes double-unders, running, and rowing.

Qualifications:  CrossFit Level 1 Trainer