December 2016

Saturday 12/31/16

8:00a CrossFit Competitor 8:00a Weightlifting Competitor 10:00a Strongman ____________________   Weightlifting Power Snatch + Snatch Work up to Heavy 1+1   Clean + Front Squat + Jerk Work up to Heavy 2+1+1   Front Squat 85% 3×2 90% 2×2   4 rounds (choose weight) 10 Bulgarian Split Squats (left leg) 10 Bulgarian Split Squats (right […]

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Friday 12/30/16

CrossFit For load: Dumbbell Bench Press 12-10-8-8-8 (make consistent increases)   3 rounds for time: 400m Run 15 Pull-ups 50 Air Squats 15 Pull-ups ______________   Competitor 1 For load: Every 1:00 for 10:00 2 Power Cleans + 2 Push Presses (make consistent increases)   5 rounds for load: 1 Clean + 1 Hang Clean

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Thursday 12/29/16

CrossFit Rest _______________   Competitor 1&2 Rest _______________   Sprints 10:00a Sleds at EVCF 6:00p Sleds at EVCF _______________   Weightlifting Power Jerk + Split Jerk Work up to Heavy 1+2   Snatch Push Press + Drop Snatch 85% 5(2+1)   Pause Squats 4×3 -choose weight-   Barbell Lunge 3×8 -choose weight- (8 each side,

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Wednesday 12/28/16

CrossFit For load: Thruster 5-3-3-2-2-2 (from the rack. make consistent increases)   AMRAP 10:00 5 Shoulder to Overhead 115/75 10 Deadlifts 115/75 15 Box Jumps 24/20 _________________   Competitor 1 At a Moderate load: Hang Snatch High Pull 3-3-3-3-3 (make consistent increases)   Snatch 70% 1×3 75% 1×3 80% 4×2   Snatch Pull 90% 2×3

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Tuesday 12/27/16

CrossFit For load: Power Snatch 3-2-2-1-1-1 (make consistent increases)   10 rounds for calories + reps: 1:00 Row for calories :15 Rest :30 Burpees to a 6″ reach :15 Rest ________________   Competitor 1 For load: Every 1:00 for 10:00 3 Power Snatches (make consistent increases)   For reps: Every 1:00 for 10:00 Odd min:

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Monday 12/26/16

CrossFit 7 attempts for load: DBall Get-up (Make consistent increases) For time: 75 Pull-ups 1000m Run 35 Thrusters 95/65 _____________ Competitor 1 Standing Triple Jump 3 attempts for max distance Clean + Jerk 70% 2+2, 2+2, 2+2 75% 2+2, 2+2 80% 2+2 Standing Triple Jump 3 attempts for max distance Deficit Clean Pull 90% 4×3

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Saturday 12/24/16

8:00a Weightlifting Competitors 8:00a CrossFit Competitors 9:ooa-12:00p Open Gym ________________ Weightlifting Power Snatch + Snatch Work up to Heavy 1+1 Clean + Front Squat + Jerk Work up to Heavy 2+2+1   Front Squat 85% 4×2   4 rounds (choose weight) 10 Bulgarian Split Squats (left leg) 10 Bulgarian Split Squats (right leg) 10 Back

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Friday 12/23/16

CrossFit For load: Bench Press 3-2-2-1-1-1 (make consistent increases)   For total rounds Every 1:00 until failure: Min 1: 7 Burpees Min 2: 7 Thrusters 75/55 Min 3: 7 Toes to Bar Min 4: 7 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls 75/55 (add 1 rep to each exercise every round) ________________   Competitor 1 For load: Every

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Thursday 12/22/16

CrossFit Rest ____________ Competitor 1&2 Rest ____________ Sprints 6:00p Sleds at EVCF ____________ Weightlifting Power Jerk + Split Jerk Work up to Heavy 2+1 Snatch Push Press + Drop Snatch 85% 5(2+1) Good Morning 4×8 -choose weight- Barbell Lunge 3×8 -choose weight- (8 each side, alternating legs) Barbell Roll-outs 3×5 “Courage is being scared to

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Wednesday 12/21/16

CrossFit For load: Every 1:00 for 18:00 Min 1-6: Power Snatch 3-2-2-1-1-1 Min 7-12: Snatch 3-2-2-1-1-1 Min 13-18: Overhead Squat 3-2-2-1-1-1 (make consistent increases)   “Annie” For time: 50-40-30-20-10 Double unders Sit-ups _______________   Competitor 1 For load: Every 1:00 until you miss the same weight twice: 1 Clean – start at 135/95 (make 10lbs/5lbs increases)   Front

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My love for fitness began 12 years ago playing volleyball. This sport showed me the importance of having a community and how working as a team pushes us to be the best version of ourselves. I went on to play 2 years at the collegiate level which further inspired me to follow my dreams of becoming a personal trainer and sparked my passion for nutrition. I’m excited to help you through your wellness journey whether it’s weight loss, strength and conditioning, pre and post natal fitness, and/or nutrition. My mission is to ensure that you live a longer, healthier, and happier life.


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Having had no athletic background, I discovered CrossFit/Olympic weightlifting as a masters athlete. I developed an instant love of fitness and lifting, and it was life-changing for me and my family. My interest in wellness and my passion for teaching children inspired Iron Kidz—a fitness program for children and teens to learn foundational principles for health, fitness, and lifting. I am a full-time RN and a mom of three busy kids. I coach and compete when time allows. I love my CrossFit community like family and spend most of my free time with the friends and coaches I’ve met in the last eight years.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing Grand Canyon University


American Open 2012, 2014
American Masters 2013, 2014
Masters Nationals 2012, 2015



Charlie grew up competing in wrestling throughout high school and college. After graduation, his desire to compete did not diminish and he continued with Brazilian Jujitsu, earning his Muay Thai shorts through Fairtex. In 2007, his friend Brian Garmon introduced Crossfit as the fitness program for clients at their work and asked him to assist. This introduction changed his life. Charlie has extensive experience working with de-conditioned and special needs populations which has aided him in developing into an attentive and patient coach who thoroughly enjoys helping those under his watch meet their personal goals. Safety, functionality, and then intensity are mottos that he preaches in his 101 classes.

Education & Certifications

Bachelor Science Psychology Adams State College 1999
Master Science Psychology University of Phoenix 2010
Level 1 certified crossfit coach 2008 re-certified 2011
Crossfit mobility certified 2010
Crossfit kettlebell certified 2009



Chris is originally from a small ranching town in the foothills of Northern California where there’s not much to do but lift weights and play football! He joined the Navy in 2010 and was fortunate enough to deploy twice to the Arabian Gulf and then forward deployed to Guam (in the Marianas Islands) for the remainder of his service. Along the way he helped his fellow service members to pass physical fitness standards as well as helped others learn the benefits of heavier resistance training. Stating “There’s more to life than running!” In 2016 he left the military to pursue a Sport Science degree from Arizona State University, and will graduate in Fall 2020. Chris has continuously grown his coaching skills since 2016 by becoming certified as a trainer, starting a strength training company, Ragnarok Performance, and is currently interning at ASU Sport Performance and East Valley Strength & Conditioning.

Chris prides himself on being a strong geek, “I love to lift things up and put them down, but I will also watch the original Star Wars, or play video games if there’s time!” Currently he likes to compete in Strongman events throughout the year, with a recent best of a second place finish February 2020. Powerlifting is another love of his, but will admit it’s been a while since his last formal competition. However, he hopes to change that soon!

Education & Certifications

Bachelor Sports Science Arizona State University
National Strength & Conditioning Associated, CSCS 2021
ISSA Certified



I’ve been a personal trainer since 2008. I’ve helped people lose weight and keep it off; gain weight and strength; get ready for CrossFit, weightlifting, and powerlifting competitions; and I’ve helped a lot of people become fitter and healthier. Everyone has the potential to be where they want to be; sometimes they need a helping hand to get there. I’ve been able to provide that through nutritional counseling, skill work, personal programming, and everything in between.


Currently pursing a degree in nutrition


CrossFit Level 1 since 2010
CrossFit Level 2 since 2019
CrossFit Weightlifting Level 2 since 2014
CrossFit Mobility and Movement since 2013
USAW-1 since 2013



The two things that I love most about coaching are the people and the beauty of the sport. Everything boils down to relationships; the coach-athlete relationship is very special. A coach has the privilege of mentoring athletes, and the right coach can be a life-changing influence. Coaches have the opportunity to teach people how to approach problems, and how to work in structured and focused ways towards accomplishing their goals. Possibly most important of all, the coach creates the culture of the team. The coach can teach athletes how to treat people, how to build people up, and how to create a culture for the betterment of everyone on the team.


Bachelor of Science, Auburn University 1997
Master of Education, Northern Arizona University 2005


National Strength & Conditioning Association, CSCS 2000
USA Weightlifting Club Coach, 2001
CrossFit Level 1 Instructor, 2009
USA Weightlifting National Coach, 2012
Iron Athlete Weightlifting Coach, 2016

COACHING Experience

Regional Team Coach (EVCF) 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
CrossFit Games Team Coach (EVCF) 2014
CrossFit Games Masters Athlete (Bruce Briggs) 2018


USA Weightlifting Masters National Record Holder: Snatch 130kg & Total 287kg (105kg 40-44)
5 x American Masters Weightlifting Champion: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
5 x American Masters – Best Lifter (2 x 35-39yrs, 3 x 40-44yrs)
United States Powerlifting Association Masters State Record Holder: Back Squat 232.5kg, Bench Press 168kg, Deadlift 280kg, Total 680.5kg (100kg 45-49)

IPL World Championships 3rd Place Masters (45-49) 2022

USPA Masters National Champion 100kg (45-49) 2023


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