About Us

Our Mission

At Unbroken Athletic, our mission is to redefine the fitness journey. We're dedicated to creating a vibrant noncompetitive community where hard work meets fun, fostering mental resilience and meaningful connections. We're here to inspire individuals to push beyond their limits, discover their true potential, and grow together as better humans.

In short, our Mission is to help people become better humans.

Who are we For?

  • Busy Parents looking to stay fit and healthy while balancing a hectic schedule.

  • Professionals seeking a fun and challenging workout to complement their busy lives.

  • Beginners wanting to start their fitness journey in a supportive, noncompetitive environment.

  • Fitness Enthusiasts eager to push their limits and try something new

  • Retired Competitive Athletes who want to enjoy working out again.

  • Teens and Kids looking for a fun and engaging way to stay active and build self-confidence in any sport.

  • Anyone who values mental resilience and personal growth alongside physical fitness.

  • Community Seekers who enjoy building connections and working out with like-minded people.

  • Individuals ready to put in the hard work and embrace a lifestyle of vitality and strength.

For The Gritsters and Fitness Realists

A "gritster" is someone who embodies the resilience, determination, and tenacity necessary to thrive in any challenge. They embrace hard work, push beyond their limits, and maintain a positive attitude in the face of adversity. A true gritster is not deterred by setbacks but uses them as fuel to drive forward. They approach life with a growth mindset, constantly seeking opportunities for learning and growth. A gritster is a beacon of strength and inspiration, embodying the values of perseverance, courage, and integrity.

A "fitness realist" is someone who approaches fitness with a practical and balanced mindset. They understand their own limitations and capabilities, setting realistic goals and expectations for their fitness journey. A fitness realist values consistency, sustainability, and overall well-being over quick fixes or unrealistic ideals. They prioritize making healthy choices and maintaining a positive relationship with exercise, understanding that progress takes time and dedication.

Our Values

Our community is built on values that define us:

Community Engagement: We are a community-based gym where encouragement is key. Like a rising tide lifts all boats, your support raises the bar for everyone in class.

Commitment and Consistency: Show up ready to work. Make this hour a priority, investing in your future self. Consistency builds confidence, belief, and drives motivation.

Humble Attitude and Growth Mindset: Leave your ego at the door. Stay humble, avoid comparisons, and be open to learning and feedback. Celebrate wins, big or small, and focus on progress over perfection.

High Standards and Responsibility: Hold yourself to high standards. Take personal responsibility for your fitness, respecting the equipment and each other. Avoid gossip, drama, or cliques.

Fun and Enjoyment: At the end of the day, fitness is about adding value to your life. Have fun, smile, and enjoy the journey. Fitness is not just about what you lose, but what you gain.

Together, these values form the foundation of our gym community, where every member is encouraged to be their best authentic selves, both in and out of the gym.

Our Coaches

Our coaches live by a simple rule: "My success depends on yours." They're not just there to count reps; they're focused on helping you see results. Coaching, to us, is about giving you personalized attention, caring about your goals, and guiding you step by step. They're not just cheerleaders; they're mentors, here to support you every step of the way on your fitness journey. They value humility, growth, and genuine connection, striving to bring out the best in every member of our community.

Jeremie Tokarsky


CrossFit Level 1

CrossFit Level 2

USAW sports Performance coach

CrossFit Olympic Lifting

I got a late start on my fitness. I played a lot of different sports growing up but never stuck with one. It wasn’t until after I got married that I realized out badly out of shape I was. With the help of my wife and proper nutrition, I was able to lose 70 lbs. During that journey, we found an online blog called CrossFit.com. I fell in love with the sport and weightlifting. I began learning as much as could from my coaches and the CrossFit journal. I researched and studied great lifters and coaches like Tommy Kono, Greg Everett, Mike Burgener, and Mark Rippetoe. In 2010 I was given an opportunity to co-own a Crossfit facility and it was there I started coaching group classes and weightlifting courses. I’ve helped coach athletes make it to the CrossFit central east regionals in 2011,2012, and 2013. Unbroken Athletic has been a dream that I’ve had to bring fitness to my community for over 8 years.

I never thought I needed a coach or a community to achieve fitness not because they were too expensive or hard to find but more of an ego issue. Nobody wants to feel dumb and being in that room with people that were way more advanced is intimidating. But the athletic community was welcoming and helped me to feel like I belonged. They didn't buy my self-doubt or weakness they held me to a higher level and pushed me to become better. Fear is the biggest thing that holds so many of us back, but if we lean in we often find that our biggest fears and challenges are the things that help unlock who we were created to be.

Coaching is not being your cheerleader, it's about moving you to a goal so that you can overcome your fear and find yourself. My purpose is to find weakness and exploit it and work to remove them. I have a passion to develop those that want to fail over and over in order to discover the best versions of themselves.

Shanna Tokarsky

Owner / Coach

CrossFit Level 1 Certification

AFFA certified personal trainer


Certified Life Coach

I'm on a mission to inspire and empower others to become more, do more & live a life worthy of their calling. I have been an entrepreneur in the fitness industry for over 25 years and in the nutrition industry for 15 years. I have been able to successfully turn my passion for health and wellness into a growing career that supports my love for helping others become more. I started early in my career in the late 90s as a strength conditioning coach for gymnasts and cheerleaders where my sister and I started our own program at a local gym. In college, I became an AFFA-certified personal trainer where I started my first outdoor boot camp and in-home personal training business. In 2010, I got my CrossFit Level 1 Certification and my husband and I became co-owners of a CrossFit gym in Strongsville, OH for 4 years before leaving to focus on our growing online nutrition business. In 2016, people started joining us for workouts in our home garage gym. In less than 6 months, our little group grew out of our garage and we opened the first location of Unbroken in the old fire station in Olmsted Falls. When COVID hit in 2020, we were forced out of that space. That forced change ended up being a huge blessing, Unbroken 2.0 opened in the fall of 2020 in a beautiful 5,000 sqft facility in Berea. My husband and I just bought a horse ranch in Olmsted Township. Our two kids are homeschooled.  Outside of the gym, we are learning how to take care of and ride horses, we love to travel, go camping, renovate houses and cheer for the Cleveland Browns.

When I was 18 months old I was involved in a lawn mower accident where the majority of my right foot was cut off, the doctors were able to reattach it and I've had multiple corrective surgeries over the years. Still, my right foot is 3 sizes smaller than my left, I'm missing a toe and the doctors said I would never walk normally or have a normal balance or be able to do normal physical activities like the other kids. Growing up, I was fortunate to have parents and coaches that never let me believe this was a disability or told me what I "couldn't" do. Because I was taught my foot was something special and made me stronger, that's what I did instead. The mind is so powerful, what you believe about things becomes your reality. I have spent the majority of my life learning how to elevate my thoughts.

Sharing what I have learned on the journey to becoming the best version of myself with others is what drives me. My favorite thing is that the journey never ends. There is always room to improve, and new things to learn and share. I love knowing that all the adversity I have walked through in my life can be used for good. My biggest passion is helping others change their mindset, especially women about being strong, eating food to fuel their goals, speaking up for themselves, setting big wild goals, believing that they are good enough, and taking up space. I'm a huge believer that true change starts and lasts only by changing our thoughts. That's what I love coaching people through

Amerie Timmons


Ian Rice


Started weight training in the 10th grade and never stopped. In the 2010s, I started running 5k’s to half marathons and participating in Obstacle Course Races. Then in 2016, I started my relationship with CrossFit. In November of 2021, I found Unbroken seeking the ability to coach and I have been doing so and loving it since March 2022. Growing up I was involved with music more than athletics but I was always involved in rec league basketball and little league. In college, you could say my sport was dance. And now that I’m a father to a 3-year-old princess, nothing makes me happier than playing with her and teaching her the life lessons of being physically active

I would say I’m at a turning point right now in my athletic career. Joining CrossFit was a game changer not just in terms of lifting heavier, learning new skills, and moving with more intensity, but also in focusing on my mobility. CrossFit does a great job of identifying an athlete's weaknesses and over the last several months I have put my dreams of becoming an advanced athlete on hold to become a more mobile one. It’s as we do in the shadows that keep up strong and Unbroken in the spotlight. Trust me. I’m also doing this to make sure I can move home with my wife and toddler.

I love to teach, hence I love to coach. While I almost have 1 full year of CrossFit coaching experience, I also have been a teacher for 14 years. I enjoy teaching a variety of individuals who are different on every spectrum and waiting for those “lightbulbs” to go off. I’m very patient and supportive and I always expect the best out of my students and my athletes. People are always stronger than they think they are and I love making them realize that. I guarantee you I’m not your normal coach and you will be better than you were yesterday with my support. As long as athletes are consistent and disciplined, everyone wins at Unbroken.

Adam Hanus


Meet Coach Adam: a seasoned professional who delved into maintenance work at the young age of 12. With a rich background in coaching, he's been a force in Olympic lifting and CrossFit for 7 years. Adam is gearing up to become certified in HVAC this summer, further expanding his expertise.

A competitor in CrossFit and lifting for 9 years, Adam's life experiences are rooted in embracing failure as a stepping stone to growth. His philosophy centers on navigating the lows of CrossFit, understanding that setbacks are opportunities to learn and not reasons to be discouraged. Having overcome setbacks and injuries, Adam has emerged stronger, reaching numerous highs, including multiple victories in both CrossFit and lifting competitions.

"I want to be a coach because there is nothing better than seeing and guiding someone to hit new milestones that they thought were impossible in their fitness career. I love to be a part of helping people become the version of themselves they want to be. Being a coach is also rewarding in helping people become comfortable and welcomed when they come in feeling shy or scared in CrossFit," shares Adam, reflecting on his motivation.

Reflecting on his journey, Adam adds, "I've had the opportunity to train at a high level for CrossFit, aiming for the top. Although I didn't quite reach that pinnacle, I transformed into something I once deemed impossible. My extensive experience, witnessing the highs and lows of CrossFit, positions me as the ideal coach to guide others through this incredible journey."

Carrie Cellilo-Garcia


Meet Coach Carrie: a dedicated US Navy Veteran with a 9-year military police officer background, currently pursuing a Master’s in Recreational Therapy at the University of Toledo and contributing as a government employee at DFAS.

Certified with Crossfit L1 and Kids Crossfit, Carrie's expertise extends to judging at prestigious events such as Wodapalooza and the Granite Games, evaluating athletes across all levels from scaled to elite.

Beyond her professional and fitness achievements, Carrie passionately serves as the president of the local FYR Unbroken (Forging Youth Resilience) non-profit chapter, embodying a deep commitment to community and resilience.

Coaching means a lot to Carrie as well. "It is an honor to be called 'Coach,' and it's something that I do not take for granted. Watching an athlete learn a skill that you taught them is what makes the sauce of life soooo good! Watching their face light up with pure joy is literally the best thing ever!"

Adding a personal touch, Carrie reflects on her journey, "Like so many of us, I want to be the best version of myself. There have been times where I needed someone to push me along, and there have been times where I am the pusher! I feel that being active and having optimism is the key to being the best YOU! Sometimes in life, it can be really hard to put a smile on and really mean it. Positivity is contagious and it can spread really far and wide if you let it! I have people in my life that bring the light to me when all I see is darkness. Because of that, my goal every day is to see the light and hold it as a beacon for others to see."

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