chris

CHRIS
Owner / Coach

  • Level 1 Certification
  • Crossfit Endurance
  • CrossFit Kids
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • Bachelors in Communications

Tell us about yourself.
I grew up in Escondido, CA. San Pasquel High School. I attended University of Denver on a Baseball scholarship where I played Shortstop. After graduating from College, I married my High School Sweetheart Catina. We have 2 children, Holland and Davis. We currently reside in Oceanside and I spend my life dedicated to growing this awesome gym.

How did you get into CrossFit?
My wife Catina is very hard working and dedicated to her fitness. She decided she wanted to join CrossFit and instantly became addicted. I knew that if i wanted to spend time with my wife I was going to have to join CrossFit too. Plus, I wasn’t ready to give up and let her be stronger than me without a fight quite yet.

How did you become a part of Carlsbad CrossFit (C2)?
We were originally members of a gym in Oceanside, where we met Rick and Lindsey. Catina and I had talked about opening up a gym one day. It just so happened that Rick and Lindsey shared the same vision and passion. So in March of 2012 we opened up Carlsbad CrossFit and have never looked back. It has been one of the best choices we have ever made.

What made you decide to become a CrossFit coach?
I have always loved coaching. I coached baseball while in college and I loved helping kids become better at their passions and become better athletes. I never imagined that I would be able to turn coaching into a full time job let alone a business. I saw how CrossFit has impacted me, my wife, and my kids and I knew I wanted to help all people reach their fitness goals and live better, more active lives.

How has CrossFit benefited you beyond the gym?
Well, I own a gym now so I don’t have much of a life outside of the gym. My entire family has a passion for CrossFit so it has been fun for us to grow as a family and as athletes at the same time.

What is your favorite WOD?
The Chief
Max rounds in 3 minutes of: (135 pound Power cleans, 3 reps, 6 Push-ups, 9 Squats. Rest 1 minute. Repeat for a total of 5 cycles.)

What is your least favorite WOD?
Any WOD that involves squatting or pressing more than body weight.

What else do you like to do in your free time?
Watch sports and spend time with my family.