Our Coaches

Sham Cortazzi
Certified CrossFit Trainer and Health Coach
I got into CrossFit well over a decade ago. In all that time I’ve been thrilled, frustrated but never bored. There’s always something to get better at and my life is significantly improved as a result.

What do I love about coaching?
CrossFit is the secret to dealing with chronic disease through nutrition and daily varied workouts. I want to share this secret and make the world a better place.

Favorite movements:
There’s so much variation in CrossFit that I enjoy it all. Every piece of equipment in my gym is absolutely worth while, but I could probably live quite happily on an deserted island with a kettlebell.

I do CrossFit to function well in everyday activities and life. Example, carrying groceries up my stairs, better sleep, more energy. It makes me an overall happier person.

What do I love about coaching?
I love coaching because in the span of an hour I can see my athletes make progress and improve movements. I get just as much of a thrill as they do when they make their first discovery of movement or achieve a Personal Record. I live for that euphoria! 

Favorite movements:
I love coaching and performing the Snatch for Barbell and Regular Old Air Squats for body weight movements. One is the pinnacle glory movement and the other is the base foundation for a lot of other movements.

Travis Woods
Level 2 Certified CrossFit Trainer
Tina Englert
CrossFit Brit Coach

I do CrossFit because I enjoy how capable I feel!

What do I love about coaching?
I love coaching because I really enjoy seeing people come into their own, finding their strengths and the movements that they enjoy and watching them gain confidence. 

Favorite movements:
My favorite movements are kettlebell swings and the snatch. 

I do CrossFit because it gives me the opportunity to train and push my personal potential in just about every realm of fitness imaginable.

What do I love about coaching?
I love breaking down movement, finding weaknesses or improvements, helping an individual build upon them and watching that person/persons thrive.

Favorite movements:
The snatch and the overhead squats… cause I suck at them. 

Mike Pastore
Level 2 Certified CrossFit Trainer
Brandon Hargreaves
Certified CrossFit Trainer

I do CrossFit because it’s a form of therapy and I enjoy testing my limits physically and mentally. Also, it is something you do in your day that you start and have to finish. This gives a sense of accomplishment and accountability.

What do I love about coaching?
What I like about coaching is the same reason I do CrossFit – because I like to help people push to be the best version of themselves.

Favorite movements:
Squats, pull-ups, cleans, any shoulder to overhead, toes to bar.

CrossFit allows me to push myself where your “traditional” workout does not. Nothing beats constantly varied functional movements. 

What do I love about coaching?
Coaching allows me to build relationships and help others achieve their goals where they might be struggling. Seeing someone get their first pull-up or whatever they’ve been struggling with is pretty awesome.

Favorite movements:
The number one movement in my book would be the back squat. Always below parallel and mostly heavy. No quarter squats. I also enjoy pretty anything that in includes a barbell.

Russ Morfin
CrossFit Brit Coach
Brian Nguyen
CrossFit Brit Coach

The variety, challenge and complexity of the work outs are what drew me to CrossFit. Brutal WOD’s are what kept me coming back.

What do I love about coaching?
Each member’s skill level and strengths are uniquely different. To work with members overtime to achieve certain goals, then to witness their improvement and progress at something they work tirelessly at is an awesome experience. 

Favorite movements:
Put a barbell in front of me and I will never complain!  I enjoy the Olympic lifts but snatches in particular.