Meet the CrossFit Amped Shoreline Team
Robert Sax, Owner
I'm from Portland, Maine- born and raised. Went to Springfield College in western Massachusetts and got my Bachelors in Science in Exercise Science and have my CrossFit Level One, CrossFit Football, and CrossFit Kids Certification. I moved up to Seattle right after I graduated because I heard it was a great place to live, and two years later, I owned a CrossFit gym and am a part of the greatest community of people that I could ever possibly imagine.
I love CrossFit workouts. They're much better and different than anything I've ever done before. Having constantly varied workouts means never getting used to doing the same thing over and over. And having a group of people that always push and encourage you to do new things is by far better than any workout or exercise program that I've been a part of. I've played sports my whole life and CrossFit has made me a better athlete, even now, in my later years. If I had it earlier in my life, I would have been twice the athlete.
John Onyon, Coach
Through CrossFit I was able to lose a fair amount of weight. I lost about 60 pounds in 5 1/2 months by doing 100% strict Paleo and two WODs a day. I was also in high school, so I had time to do that.
My philosophy has always been that you want to stick to technique. You need good technique before you start putting weight on the bar. Keep you from hurting yourselves, increase longevity, keep you guys out of the nursing home.
Aaron Hyatt, Coach
I grew up in New Orleans where I attended St. Martin's Episcopal School. Here i was a three sport athlete, lettering all four years and earning multiple All-District and All-State honors in Football, Soccer and Track. I went on to play Soccer for four years at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. After I graduated in 2010 I stayed with the school and worked with the soccer team as a Strength and Conditioning Coach.
I began my career as a trainer and coach when I moved back to New Orleans in December of 2010 where I started doing CrossFit. Now I hold my L1 and L2 certifications and want to continue to influence people with the same challenges and success that I have seen with adding CrossFit to my life!
Coach Aaron lives with his wife and two dogs and hopes to continue his training passion by implementing the CrossFit method to improve Strength and Conditioning with High School kids and Collegiate athletes.
Josie Daquanno, Coach
I was lucky to be born and raised in beautiful Monterey, CA. I grew up hiking and playing softball throughout high school. After high school, I took several years off from doing any type of exercise, until I started working at a running store in Carmel, CA.
With the encouragement and help of my coworkers I started running and participating in local 5 and 10k races. In 2010 I competed in my first half marathon. I continued to participate in these events for the next three years, and in 2012 I had the crazy idea of running in The Big Sur International Marathon.
In 2012 I did a little workout at a local box, CrossFit Monterey, called "Fran". It was extremely challenging, but I fell in love with it. And when it was time to start training for my third marathon, I realized that it would interfere with my 7AM CrossFit classes, and decided that I would rather focus on CrossFit.
In 2015 I decided to take the plunge get my CF-L1 and coach. Coaching CrossFit has easily become the most rewarding work I have ever done. I love seeing every one of my athletes grow stronger, mentally and physically, every time they walk into the gym.