THE Krewe Fitness STORY

Jonathan DeJean - OWNER

Jonathan DeJean has always enjoyed coaching and helping people in fitness-related things, and he always knew he wanted to be a personal trainer in some capacity. “When I began doing functional fitness classes, I immediately fell in love with the community and sense of accomplishment, and I knew I wanted to be a part of that,” he says.

Jonathan loves helping his members get through their struggles and make a breakthrough. “I love seeing a suggestion I make work and make a difference for that person. Fitness is not a one-size-fits-all situation and I really enjoy helping people achieve their specific goals.”

Jonathan was a member of the LSU rowing team for four years, one as captain, where he came back to coach after he graduated. When he’s not in the gym, you can find him rowing with the New Orleans Rowing Club, riding his bike, and exploring new things to do around the city.

OUR coaches

Heidi Sherman


Coach Heidi has been with Krewe since 2018, and found her passion for the sport after looking for a way to improve her health and well being after a lengthy battle with Lyme Disease. With a background in marathon running and weight training, she has found a passion in mentoring others to help them achieve their own process of discovery.

“I love witnessing their mental fortitude develop. As they become more confident with their place in the class and in the group dynamic they are more willing to go all-in, sometimes in the Metcon, and sometimes in practicing technique – practicing focusing – for more complex patterns,” she says. “We see them learn that discomfort is temporary, and that settling into discomfort comfortably has limitless transfer worth; it is a life-skill that can and should be developed. With mental fortitude growing, their physical fortitude develops and a positive feedback loop has blossomed. From there, they can choose what do in the world with their growing physical, mental, and emotional fortitude.” While she may spend a lot of time at at the gym, she also enjoys playing piano, painting, and spending time outdoors with her canine companion Greta. Certifications: CrossFit Certifications: CF-L2, Weightlifting, Gymnastics, Endurance and Mobility WITS (World Industry Training School) Certified Personal Trainer Yoga Alliance 200-hr Registered Yoga Teacher American Red Cross CPR/AED Certified

Ricio Fruge


Coach Ricio is five years into his CrossFit journey, and found his passion for it after playing a variety of sports, including baseball, basketball, football, and bodybuilding. With a background in powerlifting, he has found a love for helping members make improvements in their own strength and mobility.

“it wasn’t until I found CrossFit that I realized how much our community could help others improve their quality of life through movement,” he says. “Once I realized that we could help prevent illness by having fun in the gym, I knew I had to be a part of inspiring others to get stronger and have better mobility”

When Coach Ricio isn’t helping members at the gym, he also enjoys music and good food.

Certifications: CF-L1

Emley Kerry


Coach Emley has been with Krewe since 2018. She found their passion for the sport after looking for ways to help with her lower back pain, and finding it in the Deadlift. With a background in soccer, and yoga, she has found a passion for passing on her knowledge to members.

“Our members are so dedicated and hardworking,” she says. “They’re truly an inspiration.”

While they may spend a lot of time at teaching at the gym, she also teaches Spanish at Tulane University, and enjoys dreaming of where to travel next.

Certifications: Yoga, TRX

Curt Flournoy


KreweFit Coach Curt Flournoy has been doing functional fitness for four years."I'm passionate about helping people", he says. "I love seeing the transformations and their success." An avid runner with that has completed 2 marathons so far.

Curt’s experiences have fostered a desire to share the change he saw functional fitness give him with others. “Life doesn’t require that we be our best, only that we try our best,” he says.

When Curt isn’t training, he is busy being a father of two.

Certifications: CF-L1

Tiffany Leon


Coach Tiffany Leon has been with Krewe since 2018 and specializes in working with Longevity Members who are 50 and older. "I was considering a career change and was asked if I ever thought about coaching.

I was hesitant at first but then I realized that it would be something that I would love to do”, she says. “I began a mentorship with Heidi and started to coach our Longevity Members. This was the best decision I’ve ever made.”

Tiffany’s experiences have fostered a desire to improve the quality of life of her students. “It’s very rewarding to see my members get stronger, move faster, and advance in their range of motion,” she says.

When Tiffany isn’t training, she is busy snuggling with her pets and watching Netflix

Certificatons: CF-L1, Yoga, CPR and AED

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