Our Team

Cassidy Lance

Owner/Head Coach

Cassidy is a multiple time CrossFit Games Athlete. Her best finish was 8th in 2014. Prior to CrossFit, Cassidy grew up competing in gymnastics where she followed her passion to The University of Washington on a full ride athletic scholarship, earning a bachelors degree (BA) in nutrition. She then completed her masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at Texas Tech University. At the same time and prior to CrossFit, Cassidy coached gymnastics for 12 years at very prestigious gymnastics facilities. Cassidy prides herself on being a very technical coach. She has a passion and love for fitness and it truly shows through her coaching. In her spare time you can find her at the lake surfing, water skiing or wake boarding. If your lucky she will bring you along :)




Alyson McWherter


Alyson was an Army brat and grew up all over the country competing in as many sports as possible.  She narrowed her sights in high school and ultimately earned an athletic scholarship for softball to the University of Washington.  Alyson helped lead her team to a National Championship in 2009.  Alyson was also inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014.  Alyson is a former CPT in the U.S. Army and helped lead her All Army Softball team to a Gold Medal in 2012. Competing and staying fit has always been her passion.  Alyson is a CrossFit Level 1 Certified trainer and has been doing CrossFit for a little over 3 years now.  Alyson has been lucky enough to learn regularly from one of the most technically proficient CrossFitters in the game right now, Cassidy Lance.  She is looking forward to passing on that knowledge and passion for competition to everyone who walks through the doors at CrossFit Waterside!  In her spare time you can find her at the lake driving the boat while Cassidy is surfing ;)


Tim Ducat



Jenna Coia 



Jenna is a 2016 graduate of Kaneland Senior High school, and moved to Florida from Chicago to attend National Personal Training Institute, graduating in 2017. Jenna started CrossFit in 2015 and immediatly knew she wanted to get the education to help others feel happy and confident in their own skin. Besides the gym, she loves going to the beach, paddle boarding or just spending time in the sun! 






Ryan Elrod

Coach/Gymnastics Specialist 

  • Cassidy
  • Rian
  • Ryan
  • ALyson
  • Tim