Krista is a Level III CrossFit Certified Trainer, has a CrossFit Basic Barbell certification, holds a current USA Weightlifting Level 1 certification, and has a CrossFit Nutrition certification. She was an indoor cycling instructor when she found CrossFit in 2004. Krista heads the San Diego CrossFit Weekend Warriors with her husband, Ahmik. She is the founder and operator of CrossFit SoCal, and proud mother of two. She personally trains clients and coaches several Elite Fitness and Olympic Weightlifting classes weekly.
Ahmik is a Level III CrossFit Certified Trainer, has a CrossFit Basic Barbell certification, and is a Radiologist. He has personally trained hundreds of people one-on-one and in group settings. He brings a vast array of medical and dietary knowledge to our fitness program. Ahmik was an NCAA Division I Cross Country and middle distance Track and Field athlete at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.Tim
Tim Chan is a Level 1 Certified CrossFit Trainer and has over fifteen years of experience in the fitness and wellness industry. Tim is an avid CrossFitter, and has been active with CrossFit SoCal for five years. He can be seen helping out around the gym, as well as, with Weekend Warriors. Tim holds additional certifications: Yoga, CrossFit Basic Barbell, Crossfit Olympic Weightlifting, Thai Massage, Spinning (indoor cycling) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Tim also works for CrossFit Headquarters consulting on the CrossFit Games.
Tony has been a level 1 certified Crossfit trainer since 2006. Tony played sports such as football, baseball, and soccer, and he's pretty sure he can beat Mike K at basketball. He works as a firefighter/Paramedic for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department and loves to serve the public. Tony is constantly reading and taking courses to better himself as a coach and athlete. Tony loves the competition aspect of Crossfit and hopes to compete again in 2013. And by the way....he loves brownies.
Saum is a Level 1 Certified CrossFit Trainer. He has been actively
involved in CrossFit for well over a year. He first got into CrossFit
for personal reasons and now wants to help others change their lives
as well. He has seen the benefits of CrossFit across daily life and
athletic life. Not only an athlete of CrossFit; Saum plays rugby,
soccer, and golf. During the day, he is a human resources professional
but he says he is dedicated to CrossFit for many more years to come.
Kendra is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer with a CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Certification. She has tried various types of workouts in the past, but nothing ever kept her inspired and motivated. In January 2009 a friend convinced her to try CrossFit at Weekend Warriors. Loving the challenge and quick pace of the workouts, she immediately signed up for fundamentals. She has since developed a passion for Olympic Weightlifting and a sincere appreciation for what the human body is capable of doing. Her favorite thing about CrossFit SoCal is the positive energy and amazing people. She has made lifelong friends through CrossFit and is always happy to welcome newcomers to the box. Kendra teaches Women’s Boot Camp and Elite Fitness classes weekly and is available to train Fundamentals.
has been training with CrossFit SoCal since 2008 and is a Level 1
CrossFit Certified Trainer. Prior to CrossFit Emily was a runner and
competed with the TriGator triathlon team at the University of Florida.
She was introduced to CrossFit soon after graduating college and has
been hooked by the community and challenges that are unique to
CrossFit. In addition to training at CrossFit SoCal, Emily works as an
Aerospace Engineer for the Navy.
movement/ mobility. He is a basketball junkie who wishes he'd known about
CrossFit as a youth athlete. Mike comes from Atlanta where he ran the morning
and lunch classes at CrossFit Atlanta for nearly two years. While He loves
working with elite athletes, his greatest joy in CrossFit is seeing people
accomplish feats they never thought possible through functional training. He
feels that CrossFit is the only fitness paradigm that ends the common disconnect
between "fitness " and Wellness. Mike loves Olympic lifting, running, and
playing sports, . He is more than happy to help you with your nutrition or
anything else fitness/wellness related.
Veronica has been a competitive lifter for the past 15 years. She began with 8 years of Powerlifting, competing at the national and world level and 7 years as an Olympic Lifter competing so far at the national level. She has a degree from the University of MD in Kinesiology, and has several other certifications including: USAW Senior Coach, Registered Yoga Teacher, Boot Camp Instructor, American Red Cross CPR Instructor, NASM Personal Trainer, SPX Pilates Instructor, and a Crossfit level 1. Her family is from Chile and Spain so she speaks Spanish fluently. Veronica grew up on the east coast, and recently moved to San Diego to be a part of a more fitness oriented culture. She has a love for fitness, health, and overall well being and loves to share it with others.
Desi is a CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer and has been active with CrossFit SoCal since January of 2009 when she finally decided to give CrossFit a try. From the moment she started fundamentals she knew this program was exactly what she needed and there was no turning back. Since then CrossFit and nutrition have become an integral part of her life. Desi loves that CrossFit SoCal is like a really big family who welcomes everyone. Additionally, she enjoys fashion, performing arts and food. Desi has a degree from the United States Naval Academy, is a certified yoga instructor and hopes to go to law school someday soon. Desi is available for fundamentals and runs several classes throughout the week.
Jenn is a Level I CrossFit Trainer, who also holds certifications in CrossFit Football, Starting Strength and USA Track & Field. She played rugby for over 10 years at a competitive level, and has used CrossFit as a way to enhance her fitness for a demanding sport. Jenn focuses on strength and sports-specific training, and has competed in multiple 'strongman' style competitions. Jenn has her MBA in Sports Business, and currently works for Hylete Clothing.Carrie
Carrie is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. She has her Olympic Lifting Trainer Certificate as well. Carrie has been CrossFitting since April 2010. CrossFit gave her strength and changed her life in more ways than one. Not only is she in the best shape of her life but CrossFit gave her the confidence to move across the country! Carrie moved to San Diego from New Jersey in May 2011. As soon as she walked into CrossFit SoCal for Weekend Warriors on Saturday, July 18, 2011 she knew she found her new home. She feels lucky to have found such an awesome West Coast box and new CF family. Carrie is a full time Recruiting Coordinator at T-Mobile. She follows a Paleo diet and loves making new exciting Paleo dishes. Carrie also coordinates the events at CrossFit SoCal. She is thankful to be able to merge her two passions of event planning and CrossFit! Carrie is available for fundamentals weekdays at 0430, nights and weekends. She also coaches morning classes. Contact Carrie if you have any event ideas.
Austin is a CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer and has been active with CrossFit SoCal since Fall 2010. Austin is from Virginia where he started to follow CrossFit main site in 2007. Austin has been involved in athletics through college, with a passion for baseball and strongman. Austin works in Information Services for Navy Federal Credit Union and is a student at George Mason University. When Austin is not at the gym you can find him hiking, off-roading, or at the beach with his family. Austin coaches several Elite Fitness classes weekly.
Christina is a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer, and is also certified in
CrossFit Mobility/Movement. She did gymnastics as a kid, and was a
competitive pole vaulter for 10 years - that is, until she turned to
CrossFit in September of 2010 to satisfy her athletic and competitive
needs. Since she found CrossFit, she hasn't looked back, competing as
an individual in the 2011 North West Regionals, and making it to the
Games on a team out of the North West in 2012 (finishing 14th). Now
that she is back in her native San Diego, she's excited to be training
and coaching at SoCal! Christina has just completed her MBA in Sports
Business and is actively looking for employment opportunities.
Wilson is an avid CrossFitter who holds a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer
Certification. Having a background in gymnastics, Muay Thai
kickboxing and boxing, Wilson was first introduced to CrossFit in May
2009. After numerous attempts at CrossFit workouts with little
success using the globo regiment of lifting and cardio, he began to
adopt CrossFit into his training and made the switch, fulltime, six
months later. Achieving results that far surpassed, even his
youthful years, he fell in love with the sport and its lifestyle, and
received his Level 1 Certification in April 2010. Wilson is
devoted to helping others achieve their goals and believes that the
incredible atmosphere and camaraderie amongst the CrossFit community is
second to none. Prior to his return to San Diego, Wilson spent
twelve years in New York, where he worked in fashion and
Sarah has been Crossfitting since 2010 when her husband Greg
discovered it and insisted she give it a shot. When she first began
Crossfitting she remembers being intimidated since her background was
in competitive cheerleading and gymnastics. However, once she saw what
other women were capable of doing in Crossfit she was determined to
invest her time not only getting comfortable with it but trying to
share it with others. Sarah is a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer with
experience training individuals, group Crossfit classes, and she also
helped run a Crossfit Kids summer camp at her previous gym. One
of the things Sarah loves the most about Crossfit is how people of all
fitness levels can participate in it. To prove that anyone can do
it, Sarah even Crossfitted through her recent pregnancy and loved the
benefits it brought her. She plans to make her son Everett into a
future Crossfit “fire breather” someday! Sarah is available for
fundamentals and also is the Coach for the Women’s Only Class.
Falke Verwer is a Level 1 Certified CrossFit Trainer, who recently became CrossFit Movement/Mobility certified. Falke is a soccer nut that has played his whole life at various levels, most notably Division I for SDSU and semi-pro for Real San Jose. He was introduced to CrossFit in 2010 and owes his successes in soccer thereafter to CrossFit. Falke loves learning and mastering new movements and activities, as well as the friendly competition among peers. Falke is a currently a graduate student at SDSU working on his Masters in Accounting and his CPA license.
Mallorie received her Crossfit Level 1 Trainer Certification in 2009
and Crossfit Gymnastics Certification in 2010. Prior to discovering
Crossfit, Mallorie was a competitive cheerleader for the University of
Georgia. After leaving the sport behind post graduation, she had
trouble finding an outlet that matched the intensity and power of
competitive cheerleading. Shortly before relocating to San Diego,
however, she stepped into a Crossfit gym for the first time. After ten
minutes of tire flips, sprints, and overhead squats, she knew she had
found what she had been looking for.
Now a fourth (and final) year Masters degree student at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Mallorie, hopes to help Crossfit athletes through massage, Traditional East Asian Medicine, and Acupuncture.
Born and raised in Israel, Ady grew up with a passion for movement
and sports. She swam competitively for 20 years during which she won a
national title, swam for the Israeli national team, and earned a full
scholarship at a D-I school, the University of Evansville, IN, where
she graduated with her degree in Psychology.
Ady won the World Maccabiah Games in 2009 while representing Israel in the spring triathlon event and was nominated for NCAA women of the year award in 2010.
In Crossfit Ady Finished 24th at south central regionals in the team event and 33rd in the 2012 regionals as an individual competitor.
Certifications: CrossFit Level-1, CrossFit kids, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach, Certified Swim coach. Ady is working on her Masters degree in Social Work and is happily married to Brian.
Julie is a CrossFit Level I trainer, and holds CrossFit
certifications in Olympic lifting, endurance, nutrition, as well as her
CrossFit Kids cert. Prior to starting CrossFit, Julie did what most
people do- attend a globe gym to jump on the Elliptical trainer for 45
minutes, and maybe do some bicep curls if the weight room wasn't too
crowded. Those days are long gone now! The first time she walked into a
CrossFit gym, fear and intimidation lay before her, but those feelings
were soon lifted when she realized that everyone in that gym had to
start somewhere. It sounds redundant, but we're all beginners in the
beginning. Julie has two mutts that accompany her everywhere, and they
hope to meet you soon too!
Originally from Washington D.C., Amanda moved to San Diego in the Fall of 2010 with her husband, Austin. He finally convinced her to give CrossFit a try at SoCal and she fell in love. The community and challenge keep her coming back every day. She works in a Federal LEO office and enjoys being outdoors with her husband and their German Shepherd, Recon. Along with her Level 1 Certification, Amanda has been fortunate enough to also receive her Coach’s Prep Course (CPC), CrossFit Kids, and CrossFit Endurance (Running). Amanda will be coaching our CrossFit Kids classes and is available
I am originally from a small, formerly, steel producing city south
of Pittsburgh, PA called Monessen. As a three sport varsity athlete in
highschool, I was lost in the gym. It was not until my junior
year of college that I, with the help and encouragement of my friends,
began to pursue Crossfit. What we started grew into Panther
CrossFit based out of the University of Pittsburgh, which I graduated
from with a degree in Electrical Engineering. That was Jan of
2009, by July of 2010 I had successfully placed 8th overall at the PA,
DE and MD 2010 CrossFit Games Sectional, 40th overall at the 2010
CrossFit Games Central East Regional, and earned my L1
Certification. I joined CrossFit Pittsburgh in Jan of 2011 as an
athlete and coach, with an emphasis on introductory sessions.
During the 2011 CF Games Open I qualified individually in the
Mid-Atlantic Region, but opted to compete with CrossFit Pittsburgh's
Affiliate team which eventually finished 21st overall at the regional
competition. In October of that year I finished 8th at CrossFit
RAW's Fall Brawl. From there, I made the journey west to Sunny
San Diego in Late December 2011. I began coaching WW at CF SoCal
along with training for my date with USMC Recruit Training in
March. During that time frame I placed 1st at StrongFit's
Competition in LA in the Middle Weight Division. Now-a-days,
after several long months of training, I am stationed aboard Camp
Pendleton. I am attempting to become a connoisseur of fish tacos,
carne asada burritos, and the olympic lifts. I would be ecstatic
to share my knowledge of all said subjects, especially fish tacos.