The Rogue Staff

Rogue Staff & History

The organizational structure at Rogue Fitness is very unorthodox which follows our “off the beaten path” mission.This company was founded to break the bureaucratic norm of large corporations to build creative thought and revolutionary equipment solutions.




Bill Henniger – “The Boss”

Bill worked for seven years in the automotive industry prior to starting Rogue Fitness with Troy Taylor. Both Bill and Troy were in the same Air Force military unit for 8 years together. This business started with an email asking Troy if he was interested in starting a training facility in Columbus, Ohio. We held workouts in the park for 8 months prior to opening our current location.

Bill has an engineering degree and is nearly finished with his MBA from The University of Michigan. On the training side of the house, he holds the following certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 2 Coach
  • RKC Instructor
  • AKC Instructor



Troy Taylor – “The other Boss”

Troy is an Air Force Raven as well as a flight Chief at his Security Forces unit. Troy is also a veteran with very respectable military career. Our clients think Troy is out of his mind with his enthusiastic approach to coaching. Troy holds the following certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Coach
  • RKC Instructor
  • Army Combatives Instructor
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt under Jorge Gurgel
  • Raven Instructor for the 121st Security Forces



John Bailey – “Toledo Boss”

John had a successful career in the commercial construction industry for almost twenty years after receiving a degree in architecture from Texas A & M University. After traveling and living throughout the U.S. family obligations have brought him to Toledo, Ohio.

John previously stumbled onto Crossfit while searching for a means to increase fitness for his lifelong pursuit of the martial arts. The purchase of equipment from the Rogue store led to meeting Bill and the rest is history.

Certifications include:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Coach
  • CrossFit Barbell Coach
  • Currently studying for NSCA CSCS
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE)



Kevin Mueller – “The Consigliore”

Kevin is a vital advisor to Rogue Fitness and one of our strongest athletes. Kevin is a former collegiate rower at Ohio State University and Highland Games competitor. He is a sharp attorney and dedicated family man that still makes time to train at the highest level.



Eric Jones – “The Captain”

Eric was commissioned in the US Air Force in June of 2008, he will begin his pilot training in December of 2008. There would be no Rogue Fitness without the dedication and loyalty from this young man. He was our first athlete and has since become a man of many trades. He single handedly populated our new store and is our go to guy for sweet equipment ideas.

Eric is Rogue Fitness and will be missed upon his departure. Eric’s accomplishments are as follows:

  • BS Exercise Science
  • Commissioned USAF – 2nd LT Eric Jones
  • AKC Instructor
  • CrossFit Level 1 Coach
  • Officially donned with Rogue’s first Hitman title



Eddie Clark – “Operator”

Eddie is a 9 year Army vet who served with the 3/75th Ranger Regiment and the 1st Special Forces Group. After leaving the Army in 2001 Eddie took up Marathon running. He has run 5 Marathons. In 2003 Eddie qualified for the Boston Marathon with time of 3 hours and 10 minutes as a Clydesdale. Eddie has spent 2 of the last 4 years in and out of Iraq providing diplomatic security for the State Department. Currently Eddie is studying to obtain the NSCA’s CSCS credential. Eddie’s passion for Olympic Weightlifting carries over into his coaching at Rogue.

Eddie’s accomplishments:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Coach
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Coach
  • USAW Sports Performance Coach



“J” Thomas – “Soldier”

J is a great motivator and model Rogue athlete. J was Rogue’s first member and has been with us since the beginning. Now he has crossed over as a Rogue trainer. J has experience working with kids and the patience he has developed transfers directly to his coaching style.

J’s accomplishments:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Coach
  • CrossFit Games Competitor
  • All around good guy
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