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Zach Rynders »

Coach, Owner

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • USAW Level 1 Trainer

Zach Rynders

Coach, Owner

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2006

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I’ve found that challenging myself with training on a regular basis makes every other aspect of my life better and easier. I am more disciplined, happier, and more productive. It allows me to be the best version of myself.

Why did you become a trainer?

I’ve always found helping others to the be most rewarding thing I could do. My ambition is to guide everybody that walks through our doors to a happier and healthier life. Through education and experience I have provided myself with the tools to do exactly that.

I received my Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from The University of Puget Sound. I have also conducted professional research on movement evaluation and injury risk assessment. Understanding how the body moves and functions, I am able to use movement as a diagnostic tool to significantly improve performance, prevent injuries, and help individuals recover from pre-existing injuries. I diligently work with all clients on an individual basis to provide a safe and effective training regimen that is tailored to each person’s current fitness levels and goals.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Power clean

What is your favorite cheat food?

Steak with fries

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Wolverine

Dave May »

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Dave May

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Paul Cretella

Coach

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Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Scaling

Erica Honkonen

Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2013

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

Health/Wellness

Why did you become a trainer?

Never viewed training as a job, it was just something I loved to do.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

G2OH

What is your favorite cheat food?

Chicken Wings

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Buzz Aldrin – he’s a superhero right??

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Joseph Stewart

Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2015

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

Lifting at a gym and running became stagnant and boring, wanted to be challenged.

Why did you become a trainer?

Love teaching/instructing and helping other people achieve success.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Split Jerks, Burpees, and Muscle Ups

What is your favorite cheat food?

Doughnuts

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Sarcasm Man, no explanation needed.

Erin Ross »

Coach

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Erin Ross

Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2011

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

After college, I moved to Hawaii with my husband. The lifestyle there is extremely active and is lived a majority of the time outside. Getting into fitness and CrossFit was a way to enjoy the active culture of Hawaii. It was also something different to try then the soccer I had played for many years prior.

Why did you become a trainer?

I became a trainer because I wanted to be a part of the change people see in themselves when starting CrossFit. The same change I saw in myself. The confidence, the pride, the self appreciation you gain from such a great community is infectious.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Double Unders

What is your favorite cheat food?

Bread with lots of butter

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Captain America because ‘Merica!