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Meet the team that’s dedicated to making your goals a reality.

meet your support team

Zia Rohrbaugh

COACH, ADMIN, OWNER
OPEX Level 1, CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Weightlifting Level 1, CrossFit Weightlifting Level 2, CrossFit Nutrition, CrossFit Powerlifting, CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Kettlebell, CrossFit Striking

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.

Alex Kurz

COACH, OWNER
MA Degree Exercise Science, CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Powerlifting, CrossFit Nutrition, CrossFit Striking, CrossFit Defense

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.

Josh Westphal

COACH
CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Level 2, USA Weightlifting, CrossFit PowerLifting

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.

Josh Pantarotto

COACH
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, USAW Sports Performance Coach

Why did you become a Trainer?

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

Gifford Kira

COACH
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, BA Exercise Biology, CSCS, RKS

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?

fter 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.

Mike Melzer

COACH
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer

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.

Cameron Clark

COACH
CrossFit Level 1

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.

Julian Blanc

COACH
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CrossFit Scaling

Why did you get into Fitness (and crossfit)?

I wanted to improve my performance overall but especially in competition for Brazilain Jiu-Jitsu, I have been training and competing worldwide for over 15 years.

Why did you become a Trainer?

I love training and teaching, I enjoy pushing people to discover their full potential, mentally and physically.

Kaili Hunt

COACH
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Why did you get into Fitness (and crossfit)?

Sport and fitness has been such a staple in my life and cornerstone of my identity that I struggle to envision my life without it. CrossFit is a favored mode of movement because it’s an amalgamation of many of my favorite ways to sweat; running, jumping, climbing ropes, lifting weights and being upside down- what a time!

Why did you become a Trainer?

I really like wearing sweat pants, so this is the best way I could do that without being judged for it.

Tony Hutchinson

COACH
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CrossFit Masters

Why did you get into Fitness (and crossfit)?

While I’ve been active in sports all my life, I could tell that my strength, endurance and fitness was diminishing even though I spent time in the machine based gym. CrossFit turned that around for me and has been life changing.

Why did you become a Trainer?

’ve witnessed so many people sink in their ability to stay functionally active as they age. I’ve experienced what the CrossFit methodology can do and I want to share that experience. Many people fear that they will be injured or that it is just too hard to do CrossFit. I want to change that thinking and help people transition into better health through the sport of fitness.

Matthew Allen

MARCH 9, 1989- NOVEMBER 26, 2018

Matt Allen was one the original coaches here at CrossFit Counter Culture. He was always there with a smile for every athlete. Matt was diagnosed with GSS when he was just 25 years old. He lived every day to the fullest. We will never forget you, Matt. You are forever in our hearts.