Born and raised in northern Wisconsin, Alexander grew up with a passion for family and everything outdoors. While adventuring out west he met his wife Carissa in Mammoth Lakes, Ca. The two eventually settled in Truckee in 2007 and immersed them selves in all things Tahoe. An active individual Alex trained conventionally at local gyms and through sport for most of his young life. He only found CrossFit through his wife's persistent request to join her in a class. He has not looked back since!
Favorite movement is: All things gymnastics! (Except sit-ups)
Least favorite movement: Sit-ups
WOD he loves to hate: 15.5 Open Workout
WOD he hates to love: Helen
Laura grew up right here in Truckee with a love for the outdoors and sports. She has moved away a few times but as she says "Truckee has a way of bringing you back". She studied Kinesiology in college, and was first introduced to CrossFit in 2012. The rest is history!
Her favorite movement is double-unders.
Her least favorite movement is thrusters.
The W.O.D. she hates to love: The Bear Complex
The W.O.D. she loves to hate: Fran
Jamie has lived in Truckee for most of her life. She grew up skiing at Northstar and somewhere along the way decided to become a 'big mountain' skier. She has been on the podium and won many Big mountain competitions locally and abroad including Kirkwood, Snowbird, Squaw Valley, and Les Arcs France. Jamie has been featured in a number of ski films including MSP, Warren Miller, XX productions (all girls films), and Rage Films. Her first passion is skiing. In the summer months she enjoys wakeboarding and mountain biking. "Burgie" as we call her, discovered CrossFit a bit over 2 years ago, "I love the challenge and the results that can be achieved through CrossFit. It has complimented my skiing and various other athletic passions that I have and I am grateful to have this opportunity to help others through the sport of fitness."
Favorite movement- pull ups
Least favorite movement- Squat snatch ("anything overhead is difficult for me but I'm getting better").
WOD that I hate to love- Helen
WOD that I love to hate- Anything with snatches ("but I know I need to love them so I can get better").
Living an active life in Truckee for 20+ years, Kelly knows athletic potential. Fifteen years of coaching at risk youth to high level competitors has given her a whole body approach to her personal training and personal safety expertise.
She wants to know how you unleash your athletic potential?
Favorite Move: Burpees
Least Favorite: Burpees
wod love to hate: Anything with Burpees
Wod hate to love: Anything with Burpees😄
Here and there and back again, Asa has put in a lot of miles across the country. A native to Vermont and New Hampshire, Asa has spent his adult life in the snowboard industry since 2005, instructing new snowboarders, training staff, examining certification exams, and coaching competition teams. He discovered CrossFit in the summer of 2013 and found it to be the perfect pairing to his active snowboard life.
After leaving Truckee in the fall of 2014 to return to his home state of Vermont, Asa has once again loaded up his car to make the 3,000 mile journey across the country and return to California, where he'll blend his snowboard coaching expertise with CrossFit methodology. So drink your coffee and crank up the Motley Crue, because the beatings WILL continue until Fran times improve.
Favorite movement is: All variations of the deadlift, because all of them make you feel like a superhero.
Least favorite movement is: Ring-dips. Because they suck.
WOD he loves to hate: Jackie. She's a sultry minx.
WOD he hates to love: Diane. Just as sultry, but a little less minx-ey.
Lucia's passion for gymnastics started at age 2 and became a lifestyle at the age of 6 when she began her competitive career. Taking a break from competition in high school to begin coaching, Lucia restarted gymnastics as a Gaucho on the NCAA Div 1 Women's Gymnastics team at UCSB, focusing on balance beam and floor exercise. Lucia is pursuing her USA Gymnastics National Team Coach certification and has coached recreational, competitive, and adult gymnastics for over 15 years.
A native Californian who has called Truckee home for over a decade, Lucia loves the mountains and enjoys the solitude of the trails. When not busy with her family, Lucia can be found running with her four legged friends, traveling the globe, and judging Women's Artistic Gymnastics competitions.
Ian was born in Southwest Michigan. Raised on a small farm and working on the large farm across the street, hard work was engrained in him since he was a child. “I always wanted to have muscles as big as my mom’s! Finally, at 34-years-old, I’m almost there!” After graduating from Michigan State University in December of 2004, he high-tailed it out of Michigan in early January of 2005. “After graduating, I had to make the incredibly difficult decision of whether to be a snowboard bum or surf bum.” Thankfully, he chose snowboarding and moved to beautiful Tahoe City, where he met his lovely future wife, Morgan. Working as a RN, he is no longer a bum, and enjoys coaching and participating in Crossfit, mountain biking, and snowboarding. Ian was first introduced to Crossfit while at UNR for nursing school in 2011. He loves Crossfit because of the opportunity it gives him to challenge himself on a daily basis and because of the incredible community within.
Favorite movement: Thrusters
Not-favorite movement: jogging
WOD I hate to love: Fran
WOD I love to have: Linda
Shawn Grisier has been a licensed massage therapist since 2001. He began his training in South Lake Tahoe, CA and furthered his education at the Oregon School of Massage in Portland, OR. In 2006 while in Portland he was introduced to Active Release Techniques and began working under Justin Whittaker, DC as his apprentice. Working on many clients including the Nike long distance running team and other Olympic track and field athletes was a great start to this career path. Shawn is currently full bodied, long tract nerve entrapment, and most recently complex protocol certified.
As an avid athlete and previous competitive snowboarder Shawn brings personal experience with healing from injuries and has developed his own unique approach to working with the body to help improve overall health and athletic performance. He specializes in Active Release Techniques, myofascial deep tissue release, sports and injury massage, and MET (muscle energy techniques).
Shawn loves spending as much time as he can with his wife and two small boys exploring the amazing outdoors, snowboarding, mountain biking and surfing. He is continually attending bodywork classes and loves the opportunity to relieve the ailments that inhibit one‘s ability to achieve their peak performance.
Hillary recently moved to Truckee and cannot get enough of the active mountain lifestyle. As a trail runner she definitely feels like she hit the jackpot. She is a Polestar Trained Pilates Instructor and Painless Running Coach.
Hillary was a competitive gymnast through high school, snowboarder and wakeboarder through college, and since having her second child, has directed her active nature to trail running. Although a successful trail runner placing well in races, she started experiencing pain as a result of her active lifestyle. Upon researching how to minimize pain while not sacrificing her love of running, she came across Pilates. Efficient movement coupled with a healthy diet has reduced pain associated with old injuries and shaved time off of PR's. Hillary now has three children and is motivated to share her love of exercise and running with those young and old. She believes everyone can benefit from efficient movement.
Favorite movement is: Running
Lease Favorite Movement is: Anything she has to count. My brain can't function while I'm working out.
Becky Ngoon has been a licensed massage therapist since 2015. She attended school at the National Holistic Institute, A College of Massage Therapy in San Jose, California. While there, she completed a 900-hour program with a variety of modalities. She was instructed in Myofascial Therapy, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports massage, Shiatsu, Thai massage, Reflexology and Energy work. The program also included anatomy, kinesiology, physiology and pathology courses.
Growing up playing sports and playing soccer at a collegiate level has added to her understanding of the body and has guided her passion for a healthy and active lifestyle. Recovering from various injuries has given her insight to the healing process along with compassion and determination to share the benefits of massage therapy with others. She believes that the right balance of activity, recovery and positive self-care practices enable the individual to be empowered, happy and healthy.
Becky specializes in a Swedish and Deep Tissue combination that relaxes the body and relieves emotional and physical stress. It is a gentle approach at first, involving breath work which enables her to slowly work deeper with minimal pain and discomfort. She also loves to incorporate aromatherapy and energy work into sessions based on clients needs.
Becky loves spending time outdoors, with her dog Elmo and with friends. Truckee has become home for her, now having been here four years. She loves running and playing soccer, skiing and snowboarding, hiking and spending time at the lake, yoga and a fairly new practice of mediation. She is starting a 200-hour yoga teacher training at the end of October. She is also very interested in studying Craniosacral Therapy and continuing to explore other types of bodywork and healing practices.
Deanna has lived in the Tahoe Truckee area for over 25 years. She has always had a passion for skiing and the outdoors. After attending some college with interest in Outdoor Recreational Leadership, she decided to take a year off of school to move to Tahoe and “get skiing out of her blood”. Twenty-seven years later she finds herself happy as ever in this beautiful mountain community and ski town.
Deanna is a mother of two beautiful and very athletic daughters. They all share a passion for skiing. Deanna grew up doing activities from skiing, to swimming, dancing, dirt bike riding, and diving. She discovered yoga while pregnant with her first daughter. There was an immediate passion for yoga. Yoga was such a complement to skiing and the active sports she participated in. She has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 15 years now.
Her passion for life, loving, laughing, and kindness is what she perpetuates in her yoga classes. Yoga is fun, happy, flowing and moving. It is about coming from a place of non-judgment, being good and taking care of yourself, accepting yourself for who you are, and being grateful for all we have in our lives. She enjoys bringing the fun and benefits of yoga into the crossfit gym and to the crossfit community.
Least favorite movements: Deck squats, pull ups (crossfit) and arm balances (yoga)
Mike moved to Truckee, Ca on a whim and has came to love the area. He has been active his entire life in sports; from rugby, soccer, football to diving. After college he pursued a more to life then sitting behind a desk and has made coaching a big part of his life. Between Crossfit and Snowboarding he would love to help you reach your goals no matter how big or small they are.
Favorite movement: Burpees and lifting heavy
There and Back Again, an adventurous hobbit’s tale full of dwarves, elves, and second breakfasts. Wait, not really, except the second breakfast part. I love second breakfast Scott is a born and bred Truckee native who loves his CrossFit Community and Truckee as a whole. Scott started CrossFit in June of 2014 after marrying his high school sweetheart and realizing he needed to change his rollercoaster weight and exercise patterns. Since starting CrossFit, Scott has found that his weight, strength, and health stay balanced at levels that are easy to maintain or adjust to meet the needs of his training desires. He is passionate about CrossFit because the CrossFit Community is his family and he thoroughly enjoys spending an hour a day with every person in the gym.
Scott graduated from Truckee High School and then the University of Nevada, Reno with a degree in Civil Engineering. He currently works, loves, and lives in Truckee pouring into his passions: family, engineering, and CrossFit.
Beam me up, Scotty.
Favorite movement is: POWER CLEANS! Wait, hang power cleans! ... BOTH! And power snatches! Maybe I just love powerful things!
Least favorite movement is: HSPU. How in the world are those supposed to get any easier?
WOD he loves to hate: Death by Burpees. Need I explain more?
WOD he hates to love(s): Amanda, because snatching and muscle ups feel good!