COACHES of CF UPGRADE
Our affiliation with CrossFit is a small part of who we are. We employ the methodology and philosophy of CrossFit but we are not defined by CrossFit. Our program covers all facets of health including structured coaching, nutrition, and of course we offer the best atmosphere and community in the entire area. Thats why we don’t ask you to SIGN A CONTRACT. We are confident that your results will keep you coming back.
We offer a free trial to anyone, and expect you to try it for free before diving in!
I have been involved in athletics my entire life. From being a multi-sport collegiate athlete, to participating in a number of Ironman 70.3 and Olympic Distance Triathlons. I have seen, and tried, just about every strength and conditioning program out there; some good, most bad. In 2007 a friend introduced me to Crossfit, and soon realized that no matter what I was training for, this was the optimal program for me; I found my new sport. Doing Crossfit, coupled with a good diet, has gotten me into the best shape of my life, reaching a physical performance level I didn't think possible. I wanted to open a gym to share my passion for the sport, to have a place where friends can come to workout, play loud music, have fun, crack jokes, get fit and look good. Relative to the life of Crossfit, Ive been in the game almost since the beginning. I have finished in the top 100 in the CF Open numerous times, made it to Regionals and hope to one day make it to the games.
Oly Coach- John Pak
- Level 1
John has been coaching Crossfit since 2010. He has been a head weightlifting coach at a number of facilities over the years, being responsible for starting,and successfully running, Barbell Clubs and Oly programs within each gym hes worked at. He recently had multiple Athletes compete at the USAW University Championships, as well as the American Open. On top of being a great coach, he himself is a USAW National Championship Athlete, and qualified for the USAW American Open in 2014/2015. So look out for our Oly lifting program to be better than ever!
Coach- Manny Gonzales
Cert- CF Level 1
Manny has been coaching and competing in Crossfit for a couple of years now. He just recently moved out So. Cal. to pursue his Masters in Kinesiology. He originally hails from Texas where he went to school and played football at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Coach/ New Member Coordinator:
Certifications: Crossfit Level 1
Lili grew up on the Island of Maui where water sports were an essential aspect of my life. Surfing in competitions at an early age gave me the competitive drive I have today;whether I was surfing against girls my age and older or even against the boys, I always wanted to be the best. I played sports in High School like Volleyball, Swimming and Water polo and I was on the Surf Team. After High School I kept somewhat active while going to The Fashion Institute in LA. I moved to Costa Mesa about 3 years ago and heard about CrossFit through a friend who had moved out from Hawaii as well. I didn’t really try it until my roommate at the time tried it out and loved it and soon after pushed me to try CrossFit at the same box. Like most people walking in to a CrossFit box, I was intimidated and scared but wanted to prove to myself that I could do it. I did my first “WOD” and I immediately fell in love with it. I liked the fact that I didn’t have to come up with a workout on my own, and my coaches never let me slack off which is what I knew I’d been doing at the local 24 Hour Fitness. CrossFit gave me an outlet for that competitive drive once again and the motivation to try every day to become a better athlete and coach.