Coaches

Our staff is driven by a common mission to provide our community with a world-class CrossFit experience while guiding them to their fitness goals.

Adam Williams

Adam Williams

Coach

I’ve always been an active guy – I was that guy who had a ‘sports bag’ with equipment for every sport (except for golf…) and was ready to play whatever, whenever. Competitive tennis…rock-climbing…collegiate/club ultimate Frisbee…I would go through periods of intense interest in a sport – but then for some different reason kind of fall away. Then, I went to Boston for grad school and dove head first into studying…complete with a horrible diet, non-existent sleeping schedule and a generally not-fun attitude toward life. Then my amazing wife (more or less) mandated that I find SOMETHING to do…

I had stumbled upon the CrossFit Games on ESPN and was intrigued by the whole ‘constantly varied’ aspect of their definition of fitness. So, I looked for a box near where I lived, found one and needless to say, the combination of the challenging fitness and fantastic community made an impression.

Becoming a Crossfit coach felt like a logical next step as through my crossfit journey I realized I got more excited about other athletes reaching their PR’s than I did about reaching my own. So, here’s to joining a great team of coaches ready to help our members attain goals, break down barriers and become just plain ol’ all-around awesome!

In real life, I’m normally known as ‘Emily’s husband’ – pretty much because she’s the greatest thing to everyone, ever. If she’s not around, I take on the moniker ‘Josiah’s Dad’ or ‘Sam’s Dad’ or ‘Theo’s Dad.’ In my other life, I’m a PhD student at MIT studying complex systems…and in my other, other life, I analyze and design physical protection systems for nuclear facilities and provide technical and policy analysis related to global security and nuclear nonproliferation (in other words, I try to save the world). I cannot crochet, I wish I could break dance and one of these days I’ll beat Coach Glenn in a WOD.


Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
First Aid CPR AED, American Heart Association

Anna Trujillo

Anna Trujillo

Coach

My entire life I have been an active person. I grew up in a small town in Northern New Mexico where there isn’t much to do but play sports. I was a three sport athlete all throughout middle school and high school. After high school I left to play basketball at a Jr. College in Colorado. Throughout my athletic career I suffered three major knee injuries. The last injury caused me to give up my collegiate basketball career. For about 2 years after that I became pretty much inactive and lived a very unhealthy life style. I weighed the highest I ever had at 150lbs. It seemed nothing I did fulfilled that competitive edge for me anymore.

Until one day, while I was working at Tricore a patient of mine told me about CrossFit. He suffered the majority of his life from a rare autoimmune disease that doctors did not know much about. Tired of waking up every day and relying on a medication regimen to survive, he began healing himself through what he ate and becoming more active. For years I saw him completely change his life for the better with the help of CrossFit. He inspired me every day to enter the box with a positive attitude and the will to work hard to better myself.

Unfortunately about a year ago my friend and my inspiration lost his life to this illness. For me CrossFit is not only inspirational it’s emotional. There are many times we all walk into the box, look at the WOD and tell ourselves “there’s no way I can to that”, but then something amazing happens. We get through the WOD and accomplish something we never thought we could do, and the most amazing part is we get to do it alongside a gym full of amazing people cheering each other on.

I’ve been doing CrossFit for about four years now. I got my CrossFit level one certification in May 2015 and coached for some time before attending the Police Academy. I received my law enforcement certificate in March 2016. I am a proud member of the Rio Rancho Police Department and I am blessed to serve this amazing community every day. CrossFit has not only helped me rehabilitate my knee injuries, I can attribute my success in my career to CrossFit. My passion as a coach is to help others be the best they can be and to find their happy place once again, Just as my friend helped me four years ago.


Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
First Aid CPR AED, American Heart Association

Glenn Canales

Glenn Canales

Head Coach

Growing up in the backwoods of Texas, I was always physically active as there really wasn’t anything else to do. The Internet hadn’t been invented yet! My level of physical activity continued to steadily decline after my US Air Force service ended. Nothing I tried kept me interested and I bored easily. Fast forward to 2012 when I found CrossFit. I had finally found an activity I was passionate about. I felt absolutely destroyed after every workout and loved it!

I have seen my endurance and strength increase dramatically and I can truly say I am more fit now than I’ve ever been. My passion for Crossfit has led me to research and apply methods to continue to improve my abilities. In the fall of 2014, I decided that I wanted to help others as well, and got my Level 1 certification. I’ve since added CrossFit’s Gymnastics certification.

In 2016, my wife and I decided to take the next step and make an impact on an even larger scale. It was time to open our own box! Our goal is to bring CrossFit’s positive impact to our community and provide the guidance and support that each of our athletes needs.


Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics
CrossFit Judge
CrossFit Scaling Course
First Aid CPR AED

Kelly Love

Kelly Love

Coach

Kelly Love is a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer and has been officially Crossfitting since 2012. She has a Bachelor’s of Psychology and Soccer (Former NCAA Div 1 Women’s Soccer Player) from Radford University. Kelly is the mother of two awesome monsters, and is married to a pretty high-speed guy. When she isn’t geeking out about movement or making weird analogies at the whiteboard, you can find her under a barbell lifting heavy things. Kelly has an extensive background in athletics, coaching, sports administration and strength and conditioning. As a coach she will challenge your limits (safely) and make you work outside of your comfort zone, all whilst having “fun” of course.


Certifications:

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Strongman
First Aid CPR AED

Morgan Holmes

Morgan Holmes

Coach

I was first introduced to CrossFit in college where my strength and conditioning teacher taught us basic Olympic lifting techniques and the value of fundamentals, but it was in 2012 I chose to try CrossFit for myself. Immediately I was hooked, like so many others I realized that it was above and beyond any other workout I had ever done and it pushed me harder than I ever thought possible. I was also drawn to the community of CrossFit, and love working with a group of people to push through the mental challenge to achieve the goal.

After my first class, I immediately knew that no other workout would come close, and I was hooked. I have continued developing myself in the pursuit of fitness in CrossFit, and am a CrossFit Level 1 Certificate holder and CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certificate holder.

I work as a Registered Nurse at UNM Hospital, and have a Bachelor’s in Exercise Physiology with an emphasis on biomechanics, which allows me to better serve our students of CrossFit. CrossFit has changed my life completely and I am excited to teach and show others how to reach their fitness goals and enhance their lives.


Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
CrossFit Olympic Lifting
First Aid CPR AED, American Heart Association

Nicole Paulson

Nicole Paulson

Coach

In 2014 I started my CrossFit journey at a local box in Rio Rancho, I had just finished working for the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department and I was needing a workout that was similar to the training I received while I was with the department. A friend of mine who was a level 1 trainer encouraged me to give CrossFit a try. I was immediately hooked! Not only did I receive the same stimulus I was used to but I found myself surrounded by like minded individuals who would slowly become a part of my family.

In high school I played softball and always enjoyed group fitness, CrossFit also gave me a way to once again enjoy a “team sport”. In 2015 I encouraged my sister and brother in law to try CrossFit. Combined they both lost 80 pounds and are now living a healthier lifestyle as well.

I always knew that my passion was in teaching, I currently work as a treatment coordinator for a treatment foster care agency in Rio Rancho and I thoroughly enjoy being able to impact as many lives as I can. With this drive I knew that becoming a trainer would only enhance my life. I love meeting new people and helping show them that CrossFit is really for EVERYONE. I received my CrossFit Level 1 certification in April of 2017, and my Crossfit Strongman certification in August of 2017 and since have completed an internship at Loaded Bell CrossFit. I am happy to say I have found my CrossFit home here.

When I’m not doing CrossFit or working I am at home with my two dogs and my boyfriend. We enjoy taking walks, hiking, and getting lost in new places. Life is an adventure, we should live it to our fullest!!


Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Strongman
First Aid CPR AED

Rachel Canales

Rachel Canales

CrossFit Kids Coach

I was that person, “CrossFit is dangerous”, “CrossFit is a cult”, just some of the thoughts I had when my husband joined CrossFit. Fitness has always been a part of my life. Growing up, my brother and I would sit in the waiting room while my dad worked out at the local gym. For years I had done kickboxing, weight training, and an assorted other fad DVDs. I just couldn’t understand why my husband wanted to go to a “box” to workout, when it was easier to do it at home. One day the box he belonged to had a free trial and he convinced me to go. I am sure I went thinking I was going to hate every minute of it, but I just wasn’t able to. I had never been challenged the way CrossFit challenged me. But the one thing I would have never expected was to develop friendships and a desire to go workout to see them. I am an introvert, I have always liked working out alone, I never wanted anyone cheering me on, I was the person in the corner doing everything possible to avoid eye contact, but CrossFit has changed that for me. The community has become the biggest reason I do CrossFit.

Along with my passion for fitness, I have always been very focused on nutrition. I received my Precision Nutrition Level 1 certification in 2014 and am continuously learning about how to best fuel the body.

CrossFit is a family affair for us. I love that I can share it with my sons and my husband. My kids don’t have to be like my brother and I sitting in the waiting room. They are able to participate and even understand the CrossFit language.


Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Kids Trainer
Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified
Healthy Steps Nutrition Level 1 Certified

Tyler Tatz

Tyler Tatz

Coach

         Starting CrossFit in 2012 I have learned so much from every coach I have crossed paths with and I have implemented that into my training today.  The best part about CrossFit is there is no bad blood.  No one roots against someone else, everyone wants to see everyone succeed. I guess that’s what draws me to coaching the most.  As a CrossFit athlete pushing for regional, I enjoy succeeding, however, I enjoy watching and helping others succeed way more.  The reaction on a person’s face when they hit a PR, get their first pull up, or achieve anything that at one point they thought to be impossible makes coaching so exciting.

          Being a CrossFit athlete I personally know the struggles that goes into not being able to achieve the goal you set out for.  That feeling of not being good enough and thinking of giving up.  I was lucky by having great coaches there to help me and push me through all that struggle and be that voice that says don’t give up, keep working, believe and it will happen. That really got me to work harder and believe myself, not just for me but for them as well.  Those coaches didn’t give up on me, they held me accountable and help me work day in and day out until I was able to accomplish my goal.  Having someone always in your corner always pushing you, always believing in you can really motivate a person to do extraordinary things.  I hope to be that extra motivation everyone needs and push every member just as my coaches pushed me.  Getting someone to achieve something beyond what they believe to be impossible, and make it become possible can really change someone’s outlook on life, which is the best thing any coach can teach.


Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

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