MILITARY RD.
GAUSE BLVD.
PONTCHARTRAIN DR.
CrossGates Family Fitness
CALL TODAY! 985.643.3500
 

Some think of a coach as someone who stomps around blowing a whistle, slamming clipboards on the ground and screaming into athletes' faces; an individual whose job it is to physically and emotionally break an athlete down before building them back up again. We don't believe in that old paradigm of coaching here. We believe a coach is a mentor; a teacher above all else. We inspire. We develop. We care. We refer to our facility as our Dojo which literally means Place of the Way. It's where we, as coaches, share our passion and knowledge of sports performance with young athletes in hopes of showing them the way to reaching their true potential. We are role models. We are motivators. We are friends. We are Parisi.

 

"If it's important to you, you'll find a way. If not, you'll find a donut."

NATE KORKUT - PARISI TEAM LEAD

Hi there, I'm Nate Korkut, the coach in charge of heading up this amazing crew here at CG|Parisi. I've been with Cross Gates Parisi since it's opening in January of 2011. I'm a Certified Parisi Coach, Certified Speed and Agility Coach, NASM Peformance Enhancement Specialist, USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach, TRX Certified and, ACE Certified Personal Trainer. I'm also a graduate of Slidell High School and the Univerisity of New Orleans. With all that said, paper doesn't make a great coach. Passion does. The only thing that matters to me is the success of every athlete who walks into our program. Whatever it takes to make them better as athletes and future members of society is my personal mission. I was part of the original team that opened up this Parisi facility back in January 2011, and have been blessed to work with many outstanding young individules druing that time. I find that humor and high energy helps me connect with many of our athletes, and keeps them coming back. Who wouldn't want to train at a facility that actually makes you faster, while laughing, smiling and having fun at the same time?

 

"Do something today that your future self will not beat you up for."

JOE PEDREIRA - PARISI SOCCER ACADEMY LEAD

Now, this is a story all about how | Joe's life got flipped-turned upside down | And I'd like to take a minute | Just sit right there | I'll tell you how I became a soccer coach somewhere. | In Slidell, Louisiana coach Joe was raised. | At Parisi is where he spent most of his days. | Chillin out maxin and relaxin all cool. | He played some soccer outside of school. | Some kids he coach started looking pretty good. | Always playing soccer in the neighborhood. | They beat one big team. Other coaches got scared. | People said ‘Oh man, my kid needs to train there!’ | He hopped in his car and Parisi got near. | The license plate said soccer academy with cleats in the mirror. | If anything I wondered if this coach was rare | But I thought ‘Nah, forget it’ – ‘He’s the best coach there! | He pulled up to Parisi about seven or eight. | And yelled to other places ‘yo homes smell ya later’. | He looked at Parisi. | He was finally there. | To sit as the lead of the Parisi Soccer Academy.

 

"Attitudes are contagious, make yours worth catching!"

MANDY FAIN - PERFORMANCE COACH

A former dancer for Javiers Dance Studio. In 2011, acquired her Bachelors degree in communications with a focus in broadcasting and a minor in foreign languages from the University of New Orleans. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Sports Nutrition Sciences along with her Certified Personal Trainer and Performance Enhancement Specialist certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is a USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach. This Mother of two comes to us from sunny Florida to push our students to shine!
 
 

"I'll have a quote and a picture for you soon!"

MAX FLINDERS - PERFORMANCE COACH

Professional Motorcycle Racer. 
 

"The greatest pleasure in life, besides watching YouTube videos, is doing what people say you cannot do."

DUSTIN DUCREE - PERFORMANCE COACH

Dustin Ducree is currently a Kinesiology major at Louisiana State University. He plans on receiving his Bachelor’s Degree and later pursuing his Master’s. Dustin is an AFAA certified Personal Trainer and has a background in competitive soccer and swim as well as coaching both. Dustin is a quiet coach that pushes his athletes to find motivation from within and helps the athletes push themselves to new limits.  
 

"Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn. Boom."

KELLY BAUDOIN - EVALUATION COACH

Kelly Baudoin was born and raised in Slidell, LA.  She is the second oldest of six children, and the oldest girl. Kelly graduted from Slidell High in 1997. As a teenager she played multiple sports with her church youth league including basketball, volleyball, softball, and track & field. She was also a cheerleader. Kelly graduated from LA Tech University in 2001 with a B.A. in psychology. She then worked for St. Tammany Parish Juvenile Drug Court system as a case manager helping troubled teens from 2002-2004. Kelly has been married for over 11 years and was a stay-at-home mom for nine of those years with her three children, ages 9, 6, and 4.