Meet the Coaches

WORLD CLASS COACHES

OUR TEAM

When you’re ready to get fit for life, these are the coaches that are going to help you do it! Our trainers use a unique mix of experience, training and insight to help get you past your limitations (which you’ll be pleased to discover are mostly self-inflicted) and into your personal success zone. These folks love to teach, so don’t be afraid to ask them questions!

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Brian Nguyen

Co-Owner/Coach

Brian Nguyen

Co-Owner/Coach

Brian Nguyen has been CrossFitting for an impressive seven years and specializes in breaking down movements to teach people with varied abilities how to reach their performance potential. "I feel I can connect with people and understand that their journey to fitness might look very different than the next person," he says.

Brian was practicing Jiu-Jitsu when a friend invited him to try CrossFit for the first time. "I instantly loved it because of how challenging and constantly varied it was," he says. "I kept at it for a couple years and eventually several friends opened up their own gym. When asked if I would consider coaching, I immediately took them up on the offer. Haven't looked back since."

His favorite quote is "We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training." - Archilochos

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Football
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Mike Ramirez

CEO/Coach

Mike Ramirez

CEO/Coach

Mike Ramirez has spent more than 15 years in the field of intervention, primarily working with people affected by autism and related disorders. One day a parent of one of his clients approached him about working with her son's friend, who has autism. "I spent several months trying to adapt the programming to fit his needs. That experience propelled me to learn more about fitness, and I decided to take the Level 1 course. That experience changed my life." Now he gets to spend his days at a facility that combines everything he is passionate about - fitness, strength and conditioning, sports, and working with people who have special needs, all under one roof.

His favorite quote is "For the new me to have emerged, the old me had to die. When I decided to be a rich person, the poor person inside me had to die. When I wanted to become an entrepreneur, the employee inside me had to die. When I wanted to be thin and healthy, the fat and lazy person inside me had to die. Everyone wants to go to heaven ... but no one wants to die." - Robert Kiyosaki

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
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Billy Ramirez

Co-Owner/Coach

Billy Ramirez

Co-Owner/Coach

Billy Ramirez has been CrossFitting for four years. His multi-sport background and his degree in kinesiology help him bring knowledge and insight to his clients of all skill levels. His specialty is building relationships. "Some of my favorite time spent is before and after workouts when I get to know our members more personally," he says. "I also enjoy attending the sporting events of our student athletes because it gives me a chance to see how they are applying what they have learned in their respective sport."

His favorite part of his job is the family atmosphere in the gym. "Everyone here has become like a second family to me," he says. "I enjoy seeing our members accomplish goals. Many of our members are new to fitness, so seeing them reach a goal is a great feeling because we really are on the same journey together."

His favorite quote is "Love what you do, and you will never work a day in your life."

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • BS in Kinesiology from Cal State University Northridge (2000)
  • Single Subject Teaching Credential with an emphasis on coaching
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Javier Linares

Coach

Javier Linares

Coach

Coach Javier Linares loves coaching members without athletic backgrounds because they’re so appreciative of the explanations as to why certain things are done. "I love coaching them because they will often set limits in their mind of something being good enough," he says. "I love that I can push them and make them strive for more, and usually they will. Their faces after they do something they thought they couldn't are the biggest rewards for me."

Javier will soon ship out to Navy Officer Candidate School. Upon completion, he will be serving active duty as a commissioned officer in United States Navy.

His favorite quote is "Faster, faster, faster until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death." - Hunter S. Thompson

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
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Margie Rivas

Coach/Nutrition Coach

Margie Rivas

Coach/Nutrition Coach

Margie Rivas specializes in helping people reach their fitness goals by teaching them how to best fuel their bodies for performance and overall health. "I want to show others that anything is possible with hard work, consistency and surrounding yourself with a support system that is committed to helping you reach your goals," she says.

"What I love most is helping people gain confidence and mental and physical strength by coaching them toward goals they once thought were impossible," she says. With her background in nursing and kinesiology, and her passion for educating, becoming a coach was a natural progression for Margie.

Her favorite quote is "Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire."

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • BA in Kinesiology
  • MS in Nursing
  • CPNP (Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner)
  • C-ISSN (International Society of Sports Nutrition)
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John Ivy

Coach

John Ivy

Coach

Bio coming soon!

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