Zee Brod eats, sleeps, and breathes his passion of CrossFit. The Sport of Fitness has affected his mind, body and soul allowing him to pursue his passion and leave his job of eight years to help and lead others on the path to an amazing healthy life. Zee has a vast athletic background being involved in sports all of his life. He was a star point guard in high school and then discovered his love of the weight room. An avid gym rat, Zee worked with several trainers and was very close to opening a personal training business several times. However, when Zee found CrossFit his true calling was found and he decided that every day, every workout, every person, caused the rest his life to fall into place. Zee is a CrossFit Level 1 Coach, USAW Level 1 Coach, an Underground Strength Coach, CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified, WITS certified, and has an Olympic lifting certification from Charles Staley. To find out more about Zee, follow him on twitter @iamthezunit and on his blog zeebrod.tumblr.com
Brian Jaffe has found his truest, best self through CrossFit. Driven by the constant pursuit of excellence and motivated by his unwavering passion, Brian has realized his goal to help make people better. Brian has been active most of his life, playing intramural basketball in college but grew tired of hitting the regular gym routine. Brian then discovered CrossFit and something inside of him changed as he was provided the proper channel to express his passion for health and fitness. Brian is a nutrition enthusiast who believes that a sustainable healthy lifestyle begins with proper diet. Brian has a B.A. in Business Administration from the UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business, is a CrossFit Level 1 Coach, USAW Level 1 Coach, an Underground Strength Coach, CrossFit Olympic lifting Certified and is Charles Staley Olympic lifting certified. Learn more about Brian by following @brianjaff on twitter and his blog brianjaffe.tumblr.com
Nikki has always had a love for sports and competition. Even as young child she would play and watch sports as much as she could; however, it was not an easy road to play them as by the age of 10 she had 3 open heart surgeries and suffered significant hearing loss (thank god for much advanced technology on hearing aids J). Knowing how fortunate she is as a survivor, she realizes how lucky she is to just be in the arena, win or lose. Throughout her life she has played soccer, trained and competed in Kung Fu for 8 years, even going to China twice for extensive training. She is an avid runner who has completed several races, including a Marathon. Nikki found CrossFit almost 4 years ago when she moved out west from Washington DC to pursue a Visual Effects career. She has been a dedicated athlete and competitor ever since. While she still has a profound love of the arts and continues to paint, draw and sculpt any chance she gets, CrossFit is her passion that has given her wings, and there has been nothing more rewarding than to be a part of such an amazing community. Coaching is a way for her to give back to the CrossFit family she has gotten so much from. She wants to show people there is an athlete in all of us. By beating the odds herself, she knows that no matter what obstacles stand in your way, they can be broken through! Nikki is CrossFit Level 1 Certified, CrossFit Gymnastics Certified, CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified, CrossFit Power Lifting Certified and has an Olympic Lifting Certificate from Charles Staley. To learn more about Nikki follow her on her blog road2regionals.wordpress.com and on twitter @barredforlife.
Pauline Kanako Kamiyama
A native southern Californian, Pauline has been involved in team sports since she was a "pee wee" playing ball and has been sporty - running, cycling, climbing, paddling and now WODing. CrossFit came into her life in January 2011 and It wasn't until her second year of CrossFit that she got the bug, participating in the Games Open WODs. She quickly became impassioned with training, focusing on technique and nutrition. Pauline strives to reach new PRs and loves the team environment that defines the CrossFit community. She looks forward to sharing her passion and fueling others to realize their own PRs- Age is not a barrier.
Pauline holds a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer Certificate, Cave CrossFit 2011 Throwdown 1st Place RX Women and is the official Cave Mom! Check out her blog: www.crosspaulinate.com