Coaches Corner

Coach Freight

MarcusMarcus Hairston is the Head Coach and Partner at Performance 276 and has held his CrossFit Level 2 Trainer Certificate for over 3 years and started out coaching at CrossFit Eden in Eden, NC.  Marcus is an homegrown high school standout lettering in football and track at Martinsville High School, where he earned the nickname “Freight Train”.  A Marshall University graduate, Marcus has a degree in Counseling and Human Services.  Marcus was member of the 2001-2004 Marshall Thundering Herd football team and currently coaches football for the Magna Vista Warriors.  He also holds a USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coaching Certificate.  Marcus also is a father of one son, Avery Scott who resides in Newport News, Va.  In his spare time Marcus likes mentoring and working for God at The Galilean House of Worship in Martinsville, Va.



Coach Short Staxx

Short StaxxLadonna Hairston is the Business Manager and Partner at Performance 276.  Ladonna has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from Liberty University and an Associate Degree in Christian Education from Living Epistle Bible College.  Ladonna serves as the Treasurer for the Board of Community Development Corporation of Martinsville and Henry County Inc. She is a CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Holder, a certified Zumba Instructor and an American Red Cross & American Heart CPR & First Aid Instructor. 

Ladonna is the mother of two sons, Lando and Ishmael Hairston and one grandson, Jalil Hairston.  She attends Mt. Bethel Church where she serves as a Youth Minister and enjoys teaching youth Bible Study. In her spare time Ladonna enjoys working with and mentoring local youth in the community.  The fun loving encourager can be seen around the Box at any time doing BURPEES for fun. 

Coach Carter

Coach Carter

Jerelle Carter is a Coach and Partner at Performance 276.  Jerelle has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion and Business from Appalachian State University and a Master of Public Health degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va.  While at Appalachian State, Jerelle was a three-year starter and team captain for the Mountaineer football team from 2000-2004. 

Jerelle currently is the MHC After 3 High School Director at Patrick Henry Community College.  Along with a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate, Jerelle also holds Personal Training, Group Fitness, and Older Active Adult certificates from the National Exercise Trainers Association, (NETA).  He also holds certificates in Diabetes and Chronic Disease Management from Stanford University.  

Jerelle is a father of four: Keyanna, Xavier, Jerelle Jr., and Trevon.  In his spare time, Jerelle enjoys spending time with his family and working with local youth in the community.