These are the people behind the scenes at CrossFit Amped
communication manager | coach
I grew up playing a lot of sports all the way through high-school and into college. Through my love of football, I developed an interest in weightlifting as well. I became a personal trainer by my sophomore year in college and really began to enjoy helping others become better versions of themselves.
It wasn’t until my wife introduced me to CrossFit, that I was able to take on a whole new level of understanding and appreciation for health and athleticism. With her guidance and encouragement to attain my CF-L1, I found true passion in the development of others. I drive focus towards bodily awareness, foundational strength, good technique work and patience as vital ingredients to this cocktail we call functional fitness.
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.
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.
Hello! My name is Chance and I have been doing CrossFit for about 4 years now. Outside of CF I enjoy being outside, such as hiking, paddle boarding, and biking in various forms. What brought me to CrossFit was the idea of finding out what one’s limits are. How can we push ourselves, and what will happen when we strive for a connection with our minds and bodies. I enjoy building relationships with people and helping others achieve their goals while learning about their own bodies, minds, and limits. Advice to athletes: master technique! Technique is everything, the more efficient we can be with our technique, the more effective our training will be.
I found Crossfit in Oct 2016, when I moved to Hawaii. I helped run a box in Pearl City on Oahu coaching full time. It completely changed my life! I had never lifted a weight before (just hot power yoga for 5 years before that!), and found my passion!
No matter where you are in life, do not judge your fitness level, only constantly thank yourself for your incredible body and push your comfort levels on a regular basis on every platform you can!
Here at CrossFit Amped, our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our fitness program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience.
Not only are our coaches CrossFit certified and experienced in training, but they are avid CrossFitters themselves. They are dedicated trainers who want their clients to become faster, stronger, and better functioning athletes.
At CrossFit Amped, we make sure that CrossFit is fun and non-intimidating. We are here to foster a community that supports and pushes each other. Our program focuses on all ten components of optimal physical fitness: Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility and Accuracy. It is never the same and never boring!
Code of Conduct
Here at CrossFit Amped, we make it our priority to ensure we provide a fun and safe environment for you. To help facilitate this, we have put together a list of rules to keep in mind as you come to get your sweat on!
Check-In: Arrive 5 minutes early and check yourself in. This will help prevent any delays and keep classes running on time.
Be Polite and courteous: All members, clients, and guests must follow direction from all staff of CrossFit Amped at all times.
Positivity: Always bring your best attitude into the gym! We promote gym-wide positivity and encouragement.
Clean Up After Yourself: It is required to wipe up your sweat and clear equipment after you have finished your workout to ensure a safe and organized environment for others.
Kids: We love kids here at CrossFit Amped and think it’s important for them to see their parents leading a healthy and active lifestyle. Parents or guardians, please make sure your kids stay off the workout floor during classes to ensure their safety.
Pets: At CrossFit Amped we welcome your pets. we would love to meet your pups! Many of our members (and Coaches) bring their dogs to the gym during their workouts. We just ask that you tie up your furry kiddo either outside or in the lobby. Our gym is busy and equipment is constantly being used. For both the dog and human’s safety, we can’t have them running around. Additionally, the doggie hair problem is real, and no one wants to do burpees in a pile of it.
Be Patient: Accidents & injuries usually come as a result of impatience or lack of attention. Slow down. Mechanics, Consistency, Intensity. Ask questions.
Have Fun: Yes, you’re going to work harder than you thought possible. Yes, it’ll hurt. So what? Have fun with it. CrossFit Amped is your gym and while we’re constantly increasing your fitness, we’re having a blast at the same time. Agony and laughter… who knew they were so compatible?
Here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions.
A: WOD stands for “Workout of the Day.” Each day the workout will be completely different than the day before. Before you start the WOD, your coach will go over all of the movements and discuss the way the workout will work- For Time, AMRAP (As Many Rounds as Possible), etc.
A: If you’re new to CrossFit its a good idea to start off small and grow as your body gets used to the workload. It also depends on your fitness level, but its always better not to bite off more than you can chew!
A: Always bring a comfortable pair of sneakers (the flatter the better), a water bottle, and a towel if you’d like. Comfortable clothing that you can move around in freely is advised. Other than that, a good attitude and willingness to try something new and challenging.
A: The recommended weight is anything that you can control with good form and feel comfortable using. The prescription for the day is simply a challenge set by the coach but is by no means a requirement.
A: “Big” is obviously relative, but a massive growth in muscle requires more work than just starting a new exercise routine. Your body will certainly change, but nothing drastic. All physical changes take time with the human body and its easy to pick up on it and alter anything that is proving to be unfavorable. Coaches at Amped can help you with any goals you have towards body composition.
A: If you’ve never done CrossFit you can expect a format of training that you probably have never done before. Some days are longer, some are shorter. Some are heavy, and some are light. Its always different. Constants at Amped are an encouraging environment, supportive family and challenging workout! Those who have never done CrossFit are usually required to take our beginner class to help them learn how to do the movements that we use weekly. An individual may “test out” if they have a strong weight lifting background but must be approved by one of our coaches first.
A: Depending on your abilities you can “test out” with a coach to determine one’s cognition and application of the movements we do in CrossFit classes.
A: Depending on the injury and your doctor’s recommendation it is almost always possible to exercise while injured. Our coaches are experts at modifying workouts and catering them to someones personal needs. At Amped there is a large amount of space and equipment providing an opportunity for all individuals, regardless of injury or drawback, to perform the workout of the day.
A: Children are always welcome at Amped. We have an area for children to play, watch movies, play XBOX Kinect or sit and read. We also have a discount program with AKP (Adventure Kids Playcare) on the adjacent corner of our city block. Many parents use their services during their hour long workout.
A: If you are a guest at Amped you might as well get used to being part of the family! If you come in and try CrossFit, you’re one of us. If you CrossFit elsewhere but drop in, you’re one of us. That’s just how it is as Amped. We thrive on energy and always love newcomers, so don’t be shy!