Coach Jesse Sehl (Owner), CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Courses: Scaling, Judges
I like to pick heavy things up and put them down! Forging elite fitness one day at a time.
Coach Chris Norton, CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
CrossFit Courses: Scaling, Judges, Spot the Flaw, Lesson Planning
Other Credentials: BLS/CPR First Aid
I discovered CrossFit in 2005 and started training following the mainsite to achieve better physical preparedness for my job in the Navy and life in general. In 2016 my wife and I began training at CrossFit Cafe in Virginia Beach where our kids had been taking a kid’s class. Shortly thereafter I entered the CrossFit Open. In 2017 we moved to Norwich where we joined the CrossFit Payback family. My son and I competed as a Father/Son team in the Festivus competition in October of that year. Soon afterwards, I attended the Level One training course and attained the Level One Trainer certificate. I have been training athletes ever since. I hope to help others achieve the amazing transformative experience that CrossFit has given me and my family.
Running Coach Bill Marshall
As a member of the Norwich Sports Hall of Fame I am excited to be a part of the CrossFit Payback's coaching staff. My participation will be directed to helping those interested in reaching a specific running goal, whether it be a PR at any distance or completing their first half or full marathon. My running history is extensive, so I will touch on only a few highlights. Going WAY back I was on the first and only NFA New England Champions boys cross-country team. Years later I was voted Connecticut's best Master's Runner by the Connecticut Coaches Association. I have run a 2:25:15 at the 1980 Boston Marathon and as a Master's runner I have run a 15:21 5K. My 31:20 10K in 1985 ranked me fourth in the country as a Master runner and In 1990 I was the National Half Marathon Champion for the 45-49 age group. My Master's record of 31:20 for the prestigious Holyoke 10K stood for over 25 years. Many of my other records still hold. I look forward to helping you reach your own running goals.
Coach Steve Hancock, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Coach Taylor Vlaun, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
I fell in love with CrossFit the first time I walked into a box and tried it for myself. I love how CrossFit can be modified and scaled to accommodate everyone and their abilities. CrossFit has changed my life. It has pushed me past limits I never even knew were passable. My goal as a coach is to show other athletes that anything is possible and that they are stronger than they could have ever imagined. My goal as a coach is to also show people what a fantastic family CrossFit creates.
CrossFit L1 Apprentice Coach Jill Larson
Other Credentials: Certified Personal Trainer- (NASM), Behavioral Change Specialist- (NASM), ACE Strength and Conditioning Certification, BLS/CPR First Aid
I have been passionate about sports, fitness and exercise my entire life. I have over 10 years of experience coaching high caliber athletes, and clients looking to improve health. My expertise and focus is on getting you to move as functionally as possible, reduce occurrence of injuries and building strength and endurance. My goal as a coach is to support and inspire others to making positive changes in their lives. I have played hockey, soccer and track and field at collegiate levels. When I am not training I enjoy reading, coffee and spending time with my family.