Calapooia CrossFit

ALBANY, OREGON

SAM
CF-L2 TRAINER


When my husband Craig first found CrossFit I thought he’d gone nuts on some new extreme fitness trend. But after our daughter was born I needed a change so I finally caved and tried CrossFit. I was first humbled by admitting that CrossFit’s diet prescription made sense. My next breakthrough came after admitting that I had platued with my previous workout program and the hours of exercise I was doing weren't getting me any closer to my fitness goals. I was bored and needed a new challenge. At that point I fully embraced CrossFit. I will forever be grateful to my husband for introducing CrossFit to our family. 


I grew up in a family of distance runners and have an extensive background in dance. After my daughter was born I became involved in prenatal and postnatal fitness and eventually became a certified prenatal and postnatal fitness instructor. In my professional life I've been an Elementary School Teacher, a PE teacher, and a  stay at home mom. I have particular interest in the benefits of nutrition and what we do with the other 23 hours a day that either helps or hinders the one hour we get to spend in the gym. I find great fulfillment in working with others to help them understand their bodies and how to use them in optimal ways. It is truly rewarding to see someone grasp and apply concepts in areas that had been holding them back.

CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) in 2012
CrossFit Kids Trainer Course in 2013
CrossFit Kettle Bell Trainer Course in 2013
CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer Course in 2013
CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer Course in 2014 
CrossFit Movement and Mobility Trainer Course in 2014
CrossFit Strongman Trainer Course in 2014
CrossFit Level 2 (CF-L2) in 2015


CRAIG
CF-L2 TRAINER


I’ve been studying Crossfit since I first found the crossfit.com website in 2004. Like many people I stumbled upon Crossfit while searching for ways to improve my physical performance, what I found was a way to improve my life. At the time I was immersed in endurance sports (triathlon, cycling, trail running, etc.) and needed to work on a more well-rounded fitness for the challenges ahead in the military and life in general. What began as a chance encounter with via the web turned into a fascination with functional movement, general physical preparedness, and training for success at the unknown and unknowable challenges that life can present. This fascination has grown into a lifestyle that I'm stoked to share with the local community.


Since I began CrossFit my service in the military has been my primary professional focus that didn't allow me the time or stability to become an affiliate owner. I have however had the opportunity to sample CrossFit affiliates from coast to coast and around world. My travels have allowed me to train at affiliates as far west as Hawaii and as far east as Iraq and Afghanistan, and many places in between. I’ve been able to use my training and passion for CrossFit everywhere I go. After Sam caught the CrossFit bug, and we ended up back home in Oregon, we knew we needed to start a gym. My goal with the gym is to share CrossFit with others and to ensure that it will be around in my local community for future generations. Non of this would have been possible if not for the strength and support of my amazing wife Sam.

CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) in 2007 
CrossFit Basic Barbell Trainer Course in 2008 
CrossFit Goal Setting Trainer Course in 2012
CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer Course in 2013
CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer Course in 2014
CrossFit Movement and Mobility Trainer Course in 2014
CrossFit Strongman Trainer Course in 2014

CrossFit Level 2 (CF-L2) in 2015



SEAN
CF-L1 TRAINER


Hi everyone I’m Sean! I started doing Crossfit in 2013 after finding the normal workout routine to be boringly monotonous. I did my L1 in October of 2014. I love the community at Calapooia CrossFit and Crossfit as a whole. I am privileged to be able to teach people how to move well to benefit their day to day life. 
  
CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) in 2014         


ANDREA

CF-L1 TRAINER​


MIKE

CF-L1 TRAINER