Coaches & Staff

Coaches & Staff

OWNER

 

Arbel

Arbel

Arbel Meidav

 

Athletic background before CrossFit:
Volleyball, Snowboarding, Surfing, Tennis, Basketball, Football

 

Favorite hobbies:
Beach Volleyball, Surfing, Poker

 

Favorite WOD or skill:
Playing around with handstands. Anything with Rowing, Overhead Squats, and Toes to Bar.

 


 

COACHES

 

"Salty"

“Salty”

Christian Baltazar

 

Athletic background before CrossFit:
High school long/triple jump, half/mile/2-mile runs, rec basketball, rec baseball, rec pool swimming, rec surfing.

 

Favorite hobbies:
Reading/listening to blogs and podcasts related to Crossfit, tech, photography, or finance. When I have time I also like to play a video game or two or get out of the house and surf a local beach break and generally spend time outdoors.

 

Favorite WOD or skill:
Heavy Olympic lifts. With time spent coaching there are few opportunities to lift heavy so I take advantage of any opportunity that comes up.

 

Laura

Laura Buford

 

Athletic background before CrossFit:
Track and Field, Basketball, Mud Runs!

 

Favorite hobbies:
I don’t have time for hobbies (other than CrossFit) with 3 kids! Pre-kids my hobbies were traveling, reading, running, anything active outside in the sunshine!

 

Favorite WOD or skill:
Anything with bodyweight movements or deadlifts.

 

"Yiakos"

Nick

Nick Yiakos

 

Athletic background before CrossFit:
Played basketball growing up and was an avid runner

 

Favorite hobbies:
working out, going to the movies,reading, comics and BATMAN!!!

 

Favorite WOD or skill:
Snatch! It takes time, but you’ll learn to love it. Favorite WOD: Diane
 
 
 
Abo

Abo

Brandon Abo

 

Athletic background before CrossFit:
Olympic Lifter, NSCA-CSCS, USA Weightlifting Level 1 Club Coach, BS Kinesiology (Fitness and Health)

 

Favorite hobbies:
Surfing and yoga

 

Favorite WOD or skill:
Snatch (Isabel)

 

M.A.G.

Marlene Garza

 

Athletic background before CrossFit:
Racewalking, cross country running, trail running, marathon running, track and field (long jump, hurdles, shot put, discus throw, 800 m run, 400 m run), scuba diving, and basketball bench-warming all-star!

 

Favorite hobbies:
Scuba diving, reading, hiking, running, coaching, traveling, experimenting with new food recipes.

 

Favorite WOD or skill:
Skills: wall balls, thrusters, running.
WOD: Saturdays with Kazusa, Helen, Grace, Fran.

 

Ben

Ben

Ben Chi

 

Athletic background before CrossFit:
Swimming, Diving, Gymnastics, Triathlons

 

Favorite hobbies:
Concerts, Reading, Beach Going

 

Favorite WOD or skill:
Rope Climbs, Handstand Walks, Muscle-Ups

 

 


 

STAFF

 

"Stamp"

“Stamp”

Sheena Mariano – Events

 

Athletic background before CrossFit:
Beach Volleyball, Parks & Rec Sports, Lingerie Football Grrrrr!

 

Favorite hobbies:
Beach Vball, CF, Sand Football, Co-ed Soccer, Cooking & Bikini Collecting

 

Favorite WOD or skill:
Rope Climbs…without a doubt!! Burpees & OHS are a close second 🙂
 
 
Megan

Megan

Megan J – Operations

 

Athletic background before CrossFit:
Trail Running, Swimming, Water Polo (sorta)

 

Favorite hobbies:
Board Games, Disneyland Trips, Baking

 

Favorite WOD or skill:
New love for Overhead Squats.