COACHES"Set your goals high and don't stop till you get there." ~Bo Jackson
Keith began coaching because he passionately believes in the life-changing benefits of functional fitness. His goal as a fitness coach is to inspire individuals to make long-term lifestyle changes, and he has found that CrossFit’s scalable intensity and commitment to functional movement makes it the perfect program for individuals of all ages and abilities.
Keith believes that the psychology of sport and fitness training plays a vital role in the success of any program. He fosters a positive training environment to help clients overcome self-doubt or perceived limitations to achieve their full potential.
CrossFit Level 1 • CrossFit Coaches Prep Course • CrossFit Level 2 • CrossFit Strongman (2) • CrossFit Endurance • CrossFit Olympic Lifting (3) • CrossFit Power Lifting • CrossFit Kids • CrossFit Football • CrossFit Gymnastics • CrossFit Nutrition • USAW Active Member • Invictus Athlete 2013- 2014 • Invictus Camp Attendee 2013-2014 • Training Think Tank Athlete 2014-present • Training Think Tank Athlete/Coaches Camp (3)
I played collegiate baseball at D3 Whitworth College in Spokane, WA. I moved to Portland in 1998 and became a Fireman for Portland Fire and Rescue. I started Crossfit in 2012 at CFHV in order to keep in shape for work. My first workout was “Cindy” and I was immediately hooked!
I started coaching because I believe that Crossfit not only changes people physically but mentally. I love watching people push through things that they thought they could never do. I believe that anyone can get in the best shape of their life with Crossfit no matter when they start and I look forward to being part of it!
Crossfit Level 1 • Crossfit Strongman • CrossFit Olympic Lifting • Training Think Tank
Growing up, Mike was very active and competitive. He played soccer for 11 years starting in grade school. Outside of academics Mike started with skateboarding and snowboarding at age 9 then found his true passion in wakeboarding at 11. At an early age of 13 he started competing nationwide through INT and on his own. In 2000 he rode (sponsored) for Blindside then switched to O’Brien in 2001 with whom he won INT Nationals 2002 and 2003 along with many other competitions throughout his wakeboarding career. He also rode for Slingshot from 2006-2013. You can watch him in “Blue Screen,” “Good Times,” “Good Times 2,” and “Godspeed.”
Mike Started Crossfit in early 2012 and was hooked immediately, but after the first month was already contemplating coaching. He’s always been a believer in a healthy lifestyle and staying in shape but Crossfit shed a new light on him. He realized is not just about being physically fit but succeeding in the activities you enjoy. Crossfit helps you with everyday life, whether it is sports or the daily tasks like yard work or rearranging furniture. His love for CrossFit extends to the clients and friends he coaches. “It’s a great community, and I enjoy helping others push themselves to reach their goals.”
Level 1 Certified • Think Tank Training
Coming from sports driven family I have played sports throughout my life—soccer, basketball, and baseball. I chose to take baseball to the next level and play collegiate baseball at Linn Benton Community College before transferring to Montana State University-Billings to continue my passion for baseball at a Division II school. While at MSU-Billings I finished up school and graduated in May 2015 with my Bachelors in Business Management. I thought I was always in decent shape from playing sports my whole life until my baseball career came to an end and I stopped exercising. From always being in a routine from morning workouts, school, back to baseball for several hours, and then back to schoolwork, I just got in the hang of it. A couple months went by with no working out, I told myself I needed to get back in a routine.
My best friend Mack (West Regional Athlete) had been trying to get me to do it for several months but I would not even try it because I was scared. In September 2013, I started doing the dreaded “Sevens” workout. Since finding Crossfit I have been in the best shape in my life, achieving goals I never though were possible prior to Crossfit. Not only has CrossFit has pushed me but it has now allowed me to coach others and help them reach their fitness goals and not only watch them crush workouts, bend bars for PR’s in the gym but also outside of CrossFit.
Level 1 Certified • CrossFit Olympic Lifting
Matt Spinar, 26, from Phoenix, Arizona was raised in Portland, Oregon. Matt has spent the last seven years in the midwest, studying to complete his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree at South Dakota State University. He is a Pharmacist in Portland, Oregon, currently working for the Rite Aid Corporation. While at South Dakota State, Matt competed as a Division I athlete, as a pitcher for the Jackrabbit Baseball team. He enjoyed a 4 year career while being honored numerous times for All-League Academic awards, as well as weight room recognition as an “Iron Jack.”
Matt found his love for competitive exercise at SDSU, tweaking his training regimen to maximize his performance on the field. Since starting CrossFit in August of 2012, he’s developed a passion for the competitive side of the “Sport of Fitness.” If you are ever interested in taking competitive exercise more seriously, do not hesitate to talk with Matt, he’d be more than willing to talk with you about your goals!
CrossFit L1 • CrossFit Endurance • Granite Games Competitor