Our Trainers

Zia Rohrbaugh »

Coach, Admin, Owner

Qualifications:

  • OPEX Level 1
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Weightlifting Level 1
  • CrossFit Weightlifting Level 2
  • CrossFit Nutrition
  • CrossFit Powerlifting
  • CrossFit Kids
  • CrossFit Kettlebell
  • CrossFit Striking

Zia Rohrbaugh

Coach, Admin, Owner

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2007

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I found CrossFit when searching for a way to fix my degenerative spine disease. Once I saw what it could do to help me and others I was hooked

Why did you become a trainer?

Because I love Helping people. And I love CrossFit.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Snatch

What is your favorite cheat food?

Blue M&Ms

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Pukie the clown. Because he is bad ass

Alex Kurz »

Coach, Owner

Qualifications:

  • MA Degree Exercise Science
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Powerlifting
  • CrossFit Nutrition
  • CrossFit Striking
  • CrossFit Defense

Alex Kurz

Coach, Owner

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2007

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I was bored with the usual routine’s found in a global gym and could no longer motivate myself to train for the sole purpose of building bigger biceps/chest. After I watched how the cast of “300” trained with Gym Jones I knew that’s how I wanted to train.

Why did you become a trainer?

With a degree in exercise science it was a natural transition for me to apply my knowledge to teaching the CrossFit method. I found so much joy in doing CrossFit it was easy for me to pass on my knowledge of CrossFit to others.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Muscle up

What is your favorite cheat food?

Acai Bowl or Pizza

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Deadpool- immortal mentally unstable super hero’s are the best

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Level 2
  • USA Weightlifting
  • CrossFit PowerLifting

Josh Westphal

Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2013

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I grew up playing sports all my life and as an adult I needed something competitive to fill that void.

Why did you become a trainer?

I have been a trainer for 7 years, and the anatomy of the human body and how everything works together to make the simplest things happen is awesome.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Snatch

What is your favorite cheat food?

Pizza

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Superman, because he flies under the radar as a journalist. He doesn’t want the fame and glamour.

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • USAW Sports Performance Coach

Josh Pantarotto

Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2010

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

 

Why did you become a trainer?

As a lifelong learner I’m always interested in becoming more knowledgeable about anything I’m involved in.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

I have monkey arms and a short torso so I’m mechanically advantaged to deadlift.

What is your favorite cheat food?

ANY ice cream with an affinity for Baked Bear.

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Wolverine because he can absorb punishment and talk smack at the same time.

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • BA Exercise Biology
  • CSCS
  • RKS
   

Gifford Kira

Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2006

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

Fitness has always been a way to help manage my mental state. It allows me to focus when I feel scattered and it can pick me up when I need it. Crossfit is a fantastic challenge journey that continues to be inspiring and humbling everyday.

Why did you become a trainer?

After graduating with a degree in Exercise Biology from UC Davis I knew that improving people’s health was my career path. Training is a rewarding way of helping people improve their health and reach greater athletic goals.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

I’ve always loved advanced gymnastic movements like Handstand walks – mostly because they are my own weakest movements.

What is your favorite cheat food?

Salty foods are my favorite. Potato Chips – delicious.

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Captain America. He just does things the right way.

Qualifications:

CrossFit Level 1

Cameron Clark

Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2011

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

After playing 2 sports through college, the community and competition of Crossfit was the perfect fit for continuing my fitness.

Why did you become a trainer?

Seeing the benefit that Crossfit has afforded me, I wanted to pass on and teach my passion to others.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Back Squat

What is your favorite cheat food?

Dammit I love doughnuts!

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Barry Allen (Flash).  One speed and one speed only – ultra sonic!

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer

Mike Melzer

Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2013

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

After being a welder for 12 years, my body was falling apart. I wanted to find something to restore, and even improve my body and health.

Why did you become a trainer?

I see CrossFit as more than just physical fitness. I see its potential to better people physically and mentally through community. I want to help people in that life saving journey.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Bench Press

What is your favorite cheat food?

Kit Kats & Donuts….. I cant pick just one

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Batman. Always be yourself…. unless you can be batman, then always be batman

Dr. Josh Harper, CaliSpine »

Physical Therapist

Qualifications:

  • Veteran medic
  • Strength conditioning coach
  • Chiropractor
  • Board certified functional neurologist

Dr. Josh Harper, CaliSpine

Physical Therapist

Dr. Joshua Harper grew up in the cold climate of Grand Rapids, Michigan. In grade school he was labeled with Attention Deficit Disorder (an over-diagnosed condition). Dr. Harper was given medication, so he would be able to focus and concentrate in class. This experience sparked his obsession to find the connection between the brain and his need to be active. A veteran medic, strength conditioning coach, chiropractor, and soon to be board certified functional neurologist. Dr. Harper has served thousands of people internationally with various conditions. Through these experiences he believes that obstacles in life are absolutely necessary to achieve your maximum human potential!

Schedule an appointment HERE