Meet the CrossFit Coaches

ABOUT US

Performance Factory Training has some of the most talented coaches around. Each member possesses valuable knowledge and experience you won’t find anywhere else. They lead by example, teaching tried and true methods that get results. Our coaches will happily put in the time and effort necessary to reach your goals. There’s only one thing missing – YOU!

  • Josh Tooley

    Owner/Head CrossFit Coach

    Josh got his start in high school as a three-sport athlete before making the leap to collegiate football. There, he served as team captain and became a two-time All-Conference linebacker. “I spent a couple years as a personal trainer and sports performance coach before attending grad school and becoming a graduate assistant for Trinity International University Football.” Later, Josh was promoted to Defensive/Strength and Conditioning Coordinator and began his CrossFit training.

    “I loved CrossFit and working with athletes so when the opportunity came to open a gym with two of my good friends, I didn’t hesitate. Josh is passionate about coaching weightlifting and teaching members that lifting heavy isn’t dangerous. It won’t make you bulky, but it will change your body and your health.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Gymnastics
    • CrossFit Kettlebell
    • CrossFit Level 2
    • NASM-PES (National Academy of Sports Medicine-Performance Enhancement Specialist)
    • NCSF-CPT (National Academy of Sports Medicine-Certified Personal Trainer)
    • USA Weightlifting Level 1
  • Aaron Kauffman

    Owner/Head of Personal Training

    Aaron’s always been an exceptional athlete. As a youth, he played multiple sports in high school and college, at the All-Conference level. He even earned the title of male athlete of the year. As an adult, Aaron began his professional fitness career at a health club, which introduced him to CrossFit. He loved working as a coach but wanted to take it a step further and open his own gym.

    Aaron’s passionate about helping people. As the Head of Personal Training, he’s able to use his skills and fitness knowledge to relate to each client individually and develop personal programs that are effective and engaging.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1
    • NASM-PES (National Academy of Sports Medicine-Performance Enhancement Specialist)
    • USA Weightlifting Level 1
  • Zeus Maldonado

    Owner/Head of Sports Performance Training

    Zeus was a two-time high school football champion, followed by three years as a starter at Trinity International University. There, he was named team captain (twice) and an All-Conference selection. Through his friendship with Josh and Aaron, he was exposed to CrossFit and decided to open his own facility. Zeus specializes in sports performance for athletes of all ages and fitness levels. He enjoys helping people develop their bodies as well as their minds.

    Certifications:

    • NASM-PES (National Academy of Sports Medicine-Performance Enhancement Specialist)
  • Mary Beth Schopper

    Assistant CrossFit Coach

    As a child, Mary Beth was a dancer but in high school she started focusing on strength training. Since then, she’s been an avid weightlifter which made her a natural CrossFit fan. To date, she’s competed and completed in the Sprint-Triathlon. It was a true testament to her will and endurance. She has over a decade of training experience that includes Pilates and spinning instruction. Despite her varied athletic background, CrossFit has her heart. “I love how it pushes me to lift heavy and go faster.”

    Mary Beth specializes in weight loss and strength training. Her workout mantra is simple: “Your body reflects your lifestyle. Put in hard work, come out with hard bodies.”

    Certifications:

    • Balanced Body Pilates Instructor
    • BootyBarre
    • CrossFit Level 1
    • Mad Dogg Athletics - Spinning
    • NASM-CPT (National Academy of Sports Medicine-Certified Personal Trainer)
    • NASM-CES (Corrective Exercise Specialist)
    • NPTI (National Personal Training Institute)
  • Rebekah Kauffman

    Assistant CrossFit Coach

    Rebekah spent her early years playing team sports like field hockey, basketball, and soccer. The latter of which she continued at a collegiate and professional level. Later, she tried her hand at CrossFit and absolutely loved it! She enjoyed it so much she wanted to help others master the workouts. As a coach, Rebekah loves “working with athletes and creating a plan to get them where they want to go while encouraging and supporting them through the process.”

    Certifications:

    • NASM-PES (National Academy of Sports Medicine-Performance Enhancement Specialist)
  • Zack Kravitz

    Personal Trainer

    When it comes to powerlifting, Zack means business. He won first place at WUAP-America’s Cup Powerlifting Meet and second at the OCB Spring Naturals Bodybuilding Show. As a trainer, he specializes in powerlifting, bodybuilding, fat loss, and increasing your vertical. He has a no-nonsense approach to diet and exercise that always pays off in the end.

    Certifications:

    • Integrated Resistance Training
    • NASM-CPT (National Academy of Sports Medicine-Certified Personal Trainer)
  • Carly Stickles

    Personal Trainer

    Carly is a longtime fan of endurance training. In 2013, she put her skills to the test and ran the Chicago Marathon. It was hard work but turned out to be one of the best experiences of her life. She’s always enjoyed sports and working with people, so becoming a performance trainer was a natural progression. Aside from endurance, Carly focuses on sports performance and weight loss. She believes you can do anything you set your mind to. If you put in the work, you’ll get the results.

    Certifications:

    • NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine)
    • SABC
  • David Meyer

    Performance Trainer

    David Meyer specializes in and is passionate about working with young developing athletes. He is a pro at helping them feel comfortable in a gym environment and making their gym sessions enjoyable. With his back ground in Club Rugby, Powerlifting, and being a former Walk on with the University of Arizona Swim team he is a perfect candidate for this role. He always loved being involved in sports and that soon blossomed into wanting to improve himself in the gym when college came around. Shortly after, he looked into training and helping people obtain their fitness goals, so the two fit together perfectly for him with a career in training. He his active in his community, puts his family first, and loves helping people realize their full-strength potential and watching them outperform their own expectations.

    David’s Favorite quote: “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

    Certifications:

    • NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine)
    • CPT (Certified Personal Trainer)
    • PES (Performance Enhancement Specialist)

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