Owner & Head Coach
Level 1 CrossFit Instructor, CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified, CrossFit Rowing Certified, Dynamax Instructor
As a former Marine Corps Aviator and U.S Naval Academy varsity football athlete, I take fitness and my role as a CrossFit coach very seriously. I enjoy motivating individuals of all levels of physical fitness to achieve or exceed their personal strength and conditioning goals. I consistently challenge all CrossFit Laguna Niguel athletes to push themselves hard daily in pursuit of excellence and find it incredibly rewarding to witness the transformation of ordinary individuals into extraordinary athletes!
Level 1 CrossFit Instructor, CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified, CrossFit Nutrition Certified, CrossFit Rowing Certified
CrossFit found me in 2006 looking for a way to get in better shape to compete in Ju-Jitsu and wrestling. It did just that and more! CrossFit reignited my passion for athletics! Since discovering CrossFit, I have immersed myself into everything CrossFit in an attempt to gain as much knowledge about nutrition, programming, recovery and other facets of health and fitness. I received my Level 1 CrossFit Certification and Nutrition Certification in 2009. CrossFit conditioning has enabled me to complete in multiple triathlons, including the half iron man distance, marathons and compete as a member of two top-15 Ragnar Relay Teams. I am also a member of USA Weightlifting, having competed at several Olympic weight lifting meets.
Currently pursuing, Concept 2 Master Rower certifications.
Level 1 CrossFit Instructor, CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified, PT, DPT
Doctorate of Physical Therapy from USC, Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from SDSU, AFAA Certified Fitness Instructor, CPR & First Aid Certified for the Health Care Provider.
I have been a dancer all my life competing at the high school, college, and pro team level winning two high school national titles and three consecutive college national titles. During that time, I had my fair share of injuries landing me in the physical therapist's office pretty frequently. Working closely with the therapists to get back on stage, I was inspired to help others and pursued a career in Physical Therapy.
I am a California State Board Licensed Physical Therapist. Throughout my education, I was introduced to CrossFit through my fiancé and later my college roommate. The competitive nature inherent to CrossFit really drew me in. As an instructor, I take the same passion and dedication I have in the clinic and transfer it into the gym helping athletes to overcome old injuries and ailments while avoiding new ones.
Currently pursuing, CrossFit Kids and Nutrition Certifications.
Level 1 CrossFit Instructor, Registered Yoga Instructor
Phil has been Crossfitting since 2007 and has witnessed the growth of CrossFit from a small athletic community to a global phenomenon. He still believes that CrossFit is the best way to develop a foundation of fitness that will invariably promote a healthier and happier lifestyle. He is Level 1 certified instructor and has gone on to attend numerous other certifications to gain a deeper understanding of the methodologies that compose the foundation of CrossFit. He understands that "fitness" is comprised of many components and has even spent time studying yoga to became a registered yoga teacher (RYT 200). What's important though is that he is not afraid to explore every facet of fitness and health so that he can share what he has learned with you. The bottom line is that Phil doesn't take himself very seriously, but he seriously cares about your fitness and health.
Level 1 CrossFit Instructor
Although she never played high school or college sports, CrossFit has had a profound impact on Elizabeth's life by bringing out the competitive athlete that was waiting to emerge. Her passion for Crossfit directly led to her obtaining a Level 1 Instructor certification in early 2011. Additionally, she is committed to further expanding her knowledge of fitness, nutrition and coaching by pursuing her CrossFit Olympic Lifting, Endurance and Nutrition certifications over the next 12 months. Elizabeth is testament to how dedication and persistence can take anyone to levels of athletic performance once deemed unthinkable and she is very excited to share what she has learned with the CrossFit Laguna Niguel community.
Level 1 CrossFit Instructor
I have been a lifelong competitive athlete who participated in several sports in high school and went on to play Division 1 volleyball at Iowa State on a full scholarship. After graduating with a B.S. degree in Physical Education (with an emphasis in Exercise Science), I spent the next 25 years in the fitness industry coaching, instructing and customizing fitness programs for individuals to meet their fitness goals. I found CrossFit in January 2012 and immediately became addicted the competitive, intense nature of the sport. I have experienced firsthand the profound changes brought about by participating in CrossFit – both mentally and physically. I am very motivated to help others push through barriers to realize they CAN do CrossFit, by seeing the empowerment of someone achieving a personal goal and by witnessing individuals transition to living healthy lifestyles that improve their confidence and self esteem.
I discovered Crossfit early in 2012 and was instantly hooked as it provided a competitive outlet that I had previously only found in running. Running has played a huge role in my life. My father is a US Track Olympian and Coach to over 200,000 runners and my mother, co-author on many of his books, ran track in college and has completed over 100 marathons. My family owns the oldest running specialty store in the US located in Atlanta, Ga. I won three state titles in High school running the 800M and continued running throughout college at Wake Forest University. I have professionally been a part of the running industry for the past 6 years now working for one of the largest sporting goods brand in the world. I have adapted many of my fathers coaching ideals, as I love helping people reach goals and see them stay injury free throughout their training.