Our Team

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Coach Johnny

CrossFit L2 Trainer, USAW L2

What do you love about CrossFit and Fitness?

My love for sport and competition is what brought me to this amazing sport, as an ex-athlete in track & Field the competitive nature was a void that I had not experienced after school and after many years in the workforce. CrossFit not only introduces Fitness,  it introduces a community of everyday people that want to become better.  No matter their experience level or background, each person sets short and long term goals that are meaningful to their life goals.


What do you love about being and ECF Coach?

I love to see our members walk into the box knowing that they are here for real fitness, they are not afraid to tackle our daily programming that is known to be the toughest around.


What makes your coaching style unique?

My coaching is unique in that I don’t believe anyone should set limitations to what they can and can’t do.  My style is that we may not be able to do it right now….but with enough time and dedication any and I mean anyone can achieve anything.

With over 12 years in CrossFit, along with 8 in OCR racing and a lifetime in sports and Fitness I bring a level of coaching that focuses on individual development with a group setting.  I know first hand every one of my athletes weaknesses and strengths and focus on increasing and developing them.


Words of encouragement for new members?

Real fitness is not an overnight change, it will take time, dedication, and hard work.  If you can trust us, we will  help you achieve your wildest dreams!!


Coach Beast

CrossFit L2 Trainer / USAW L1

Being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2003, fitness has always been a big part of keeping it controlled and staying healthy for Julian.

After years of lifting weights in commercial gyms and training hard on his own, Julian found CrossFit in 2012.  He was drawn to the community of the sport when introduced to it through a friend.  

After about a year, he decided to make CrossFit his full time job by becoming a coach and getting his L1 certification.  Julian also has a Strongman Certification, has attended a Diane Fu Weightlifting Seminar, and most recently received his Level 2 CrossFit Certification in the fall of 2016.  

Experience & knowledge of the sport has helped Julian learn the best techniques and coaching strategies while working with clients everyday.  His passion and patience is shown during his classes.  

Julian likes to use many different tools & tricks to keep training interesting and fun.  “Hard work over talent” is something that Julian has always lived by.  

He is constantly learning new knowledge about Crossfit which is something that helps Julian be the best coach he can be.  

His #1 goal (with himself and others) is to always leave the gym feeling better than when you came in.  Julian has a “never one size fits all” approach to fitness by helping each individual person specific to their fitness needs.

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Coach Jess

CrossFit L2 Trainer / USAW  L1/ FNC (Fitness Nutrition Coach) 

What do you love about CrossFit and Fitness?

I’ve been an athlete most of my life. When I was introduced to CrossFit, I fell in love with the feeling of being strong. CrossFit pushes you beyond your own expectations and comfort zone. 


I explored the world of Bodybuilding and won my Figure Pro Card in 2019 and realized that mindset is everything regardless of the sport.  Fitness allows you to always be ready and prepared for anything that comes your way. 

What do you love about being an Elite Core Fitness Coach?

The philosophy of Elite Core Fitness is simply NO EXCUSES. We believe in achieving the best mindset possible to be the strongest person inside and out. The programming is tough and that’s what I love most about it. It teaches you to get through challenges outside of the time. 


I have the privilege to see athletes become the best version of themselves every single day. I enjoy being a mentor and a friend.  I love bringing energy into the room and being the best hour of someone's day.  

What makes your coaching style unique?

I have a degree in Psychology and I use it in my coaching daily. Understanding someone's past is the best way to create a game plan for the future. Allowing people to feel safe, secure and confident with their decision to be here is key.  I’ve been successful at helping our members achieve their goals, break bad habits, create new one's and ultimately chase a lifestyle of health and fitness. 


My knowledge in Fitness Nutrition has played a huge role in our transformation success and in helping others have a better relationship with food. I  enjoy seeing the overall transformation in a personal and watching it transition into their performance. I love educating our members about the process and help them move forward, escaping old habits. 

Words of encouragement for new members?
Stay committed. Create a game plan with your coach, trust the process and be consistent! Fitness takes time, so enjoy the process, celebrate the victories along the way and believe that you deserve to achieve your goals. 


Coach Wood


CrossFit L1 Trainer / USAW  L1


What do you love about CrossFit and Fitness?


I’ve struggled both mentally and emotionally trying to figure myself out throughout my life. I’ve always felt like an outcast trying to find a place to belong. For me and for many other people CrossFit  and Fitness does just that. You surround yourself with other highly motivated and welcoming people just trying to better themselves and it’s contagious! I know when I’m having a bad day I can look forward to getting to the box and doing the workout and it will chase away any negativity I’ve experienced throughout the day. It’s literally therapy that’s never boring. You join this community that’s just so uplifting and you see progress everyday. There’s nothing more satisfying than the feeling of being stronger than you were yesterday and having fun while doing it!


What do you love about being an Elite Core Fitness Coach?


The vibes from the athletes that come through these doors are comparable to none. To be able to have an impact on lives and help people achieve their goals is absolute blessing. Seeing the changes that people make after coming to the gym and intentionally improving their life and lifestyle is nothing short of magical. Being able to be a part of that change is something I will always be grateful for. Everything about coaching lights a fire inside of me. I don’t just love to coach, I love to coach here at ECF and not just because of the athletes but because of the inspiration I get from my other fellow coaches who I look up to with the utmost respect and admiration. Ultimately if you are looking to improve yourself this is the place to be, and I am ecstatic to be apart of that.


What makes your coaching style unique?


When I approach coaching I try to remain mindful about what the client is feeling at the moment. I put myself in their shoes and ask myself, “how would I want to be coached in this situation.” Everyone is different and everyday is different so there are always multiple variables to consider. I take everything into account and not only do I educate and make sure they move well, but I also want them to leave feeling accomplished and having a better outlook on what’s to come. I am extremely passionate about fitness and I use coaching to share that passion with everyone I coach and try my best to make them feel what I feel and brighten their day in the process.

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Jessie Rivera

Content Creator

The coaches transform members, I capture their hard work.

When members get excited to watch what all of ECF is doing through videos or pictures, I know it was worth their 1000 burpees!


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