Owner/Head Trainer – Chris “caveman” Wells

Health had always been a heavy priority, but it wasn’t until spending some time under Tommy Moffit and the LSU Strength & Conditioning Program that Chris truly fell in love with fitness. As it came time to hang up the helmet and shoulder pads, life began to feel like something was missing. In June of 2012, Chris stumbled upon CrossFit, opening his eyes to the sport of fitness. Majoring in Biological Sciences (cellular & molecular), Chris had aspirations of going to medical school, and providing care to those that need it. However, CrossFit is the perfect mechanism to provide direct guidance before medical attention is necessary. Foregoing medical school, Chris opened CrossFit Ex Nihilo in September, 2014 and began sharing his passion for functional fitness.


Jonnie Hutchninson

  • Bayou Athletic Barbell Club- Head Coach
  • CrossFit Level 1

Jonnie comes to us via LSUS Weightlifting, by way of Michigan. He grew up playing hockey for about 12 years, and has been involved with the sport of Weightlifting for nearly 5. Doing some strength training for hockey, an Olympic lifting coach took him aside and introduced Jonnie to the sport he’s been living ever since. This kid eats, sleeps and breaths this sport and we are excited for him to pass on his love for the Olympic lifts. In Michigan, Jonnie trained strictly on the Oly lifts at a CrossFit facility, but says “I probably would have gotten bored with the sport had it not been for the CrossFit family that was there with me every day, busting their asses.  My experience with CrossFit has been only positive and I’m pumped to work with everyone at RRCF and do WORK!” His passion for the lifts and his love for coaching will be a vital success in the development of our athletes.

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