Coaches

Dr. Mark T. Vardy  |  Owner, DC, CCSP,  CF-L1, CF-L2, USAW
CrossFit Coach, Sport Performance Coach

markDr. Vardy is a certified chiropractic sports physician with a passion for fitness and maximizing human potential. He has a Bachelor of Science honors degree in biochemistry from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Palmer College. While at Palmer he played college rugby and competed across the US on Team Radical Adventure Racing. Dr. Vardy has been involved in sports chiropractic for 15 years and has been the official chiropractor for the Carolina Mudcats and their affiliate teams. He has been part of the sports medical teams for the Special Olympics and the Ironman triathlon in Kona, Hawaii.In addition to caring for patients and athletes, Dr. Vardy has a special interest in youth athletics and the development of young athletes. He has coached and performed youth athletic conditioning and educational programs for Raleigh Youth Hockey, Wendell Parks and Recreation, KVP Softball, East Coast Eagles, Colin Muldoon Training, Hockey Ministries International, and the local Carolina Hurricanes.He currently serves on the advisory board for the Town of Knightdale Parks and Recreation and the Board of Directors for the Wendell Fire Department. Dr. Vardy enjoys participating in recreational activities such as ice hockey, adventure racing, mud runs, surfing, and local 5Ks and spends much of his free time with his wife and his three kids and their sporting events.

Favorite Lift: Deadlift & Clean and Jerk
Least Favorite: Thrusters
Personal Goal(s):  To be as fit and healthy as possible at whatever age!

Daniel Montero  |  CF-L1
Lead CrossFit Coach, Personal Trainer

Daniel’s life has revolved around soccer from the age of 4. He was a two-time MVP state champion in high school and two-time MVP for the final championship with Cardinal Gibbons High School. He was also all conference, region and state for NCHSA in 2008. He played a year at St. Andrews University, where he earned 3rd team all conference. Daniel then attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and received a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. “I found the sport of CrossFit in my last year of college at UNCW when I was going through a tough time.  It has formed me into who I am now and changed my life for the better.  I was able to understand the movement patterns and quickly got stronger.  With the new knowledge that I was learning, I soon realized I wanted to teach people the sport I now love. I really just want to help other who have the same interest, to further their goals into something they never thought they can do.  My favorite thing to teach is the olympic movements because it is the most technical movement and it is something I have come a long way to get where I am now.”  Daniel has his CrossFit Level 1 Certification along with attending James Tatum Seminar and Training Think Tank Seminar.

Favorite Lift: All Lifts
Least Favorite: NONE
Personal Goal(s):  Live til’ I’m 100 and still do CrossFit!

Adam Beck  |  DC, ATC, SFMA
 CrossFit Coach, Sport Performance Coach, Personal Trainer

Dr. Beck was born and raised in upstate New York where he graduated top of his class, was a member of National Honor Society, and captain of the football, basketball and baseball teams. Upon graduating, Dr. Beck attended SUNY Brockport, pursuing a degree in Athletic training and playing baseball. As an athletic training intern, Dr. Beck spent three years working with the college’s athletic teams focusing on injury prevention, rehabilitation, and sideline first aid. Dr. Beck had a unique experience with chiropractic care as a child, which drove him to forgo a career as an athletic trainer and enroll in chiropractic school. Suffering from severe asthma since his birth, he had tried the conventional approach to the illness but still found himself in the hospital multiple times throughout his childhood. At the age of 8, he began chiropractic care along with dietary changes. Gradually, over two years, his condition improved to the point where he was off all medications and had not stepped foot in a hospital. To this day, he has not had any symptoms of asthma, to which he owes everything to chiropractic.

Favorite Lift: Back Squat
Least Favorite: Thruster
Personal Goal(s):  Flip a Car…not a tire!

Whitney Wells  |  CF-L1
CrossFit Coach, YAD/Kids Fit Coach

Whitney was a competitive swimmer from the 5th grade through her junior year of college where she specialized in the 100 and 200 butterfly as well as the 200IM and 500 Freestyle.  After finishing swimming she felt that the competitive aspect of her life was empty.  Trying various gyms and classes, she just could not find a fit.  A friend convinced her to try a CrossFit Class.  With the mindset of “I am just going to One Class…” she signed up for a membership at the end of that One Class.  Soon after she obtained her Level 1 Certification.  She has done a few competitions, but her favorite part of CrossFit is the CrossFit Community.  Whitney coached for 2 years before moving to Kuwait with her husband Matt, where they spent 2 years and had their first child.  Upon returning to the States, she is thankful to her sister-in-law and brother-in-law for having her come to check out CrossFit HPC.  She obviously enjoyed it as now she is an excellent addition to the CrossFit HPC coaching staff.  Whitney currently teaches CrossFit classes as well as our YAD / Kids Fit Classes.

Favorite Lift: Clean and Jerk
Least Favorite: Push Jerk
Personal Goal(s):  Be better today than I was yesterday!!

Kate Glover  | 
YAD/Kid Fits Coach

Kate was a competitive Softball Player throughout both High School (East Wake High) and College (Pitt Community College).  Kate is a Wendell native that is currently working and coaching at Vardy HPC and The Athletic Zone.  At The Athletic Zone, she heads up the Youth Programs as well as our Learn to Play Instructional Programs (Softball), she is also the head counselor for the TAZ Track Out Programs.  While Kate is not working, she enjoys the outdoors as well as finding the best bargains shopping.

Favorite Lift: Dead Lift
Least Favorite: Snatch
Personal Goal(s):  Live each day to it’s Fullest!!