Trainers

At CrossFit Kinnick, we have some of the most experienced CrossFit Trainers in Southern California.  Four of our Trainers (Jeremy, Jake, Jonathan & Amy) have had their CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Certifications for over 6 years.  Four of our Trainers (Jeremy, Jake, Jonathan & Ethan) competed as Individuals at the 2008 CrossFit Games in Aromas. Four of our Trainers (Jeremy, Jake, Jonathan & Nick) are USAW Sports Performance Coaches. We have one CF-L3 and Four CF-L2 Trainers, and every class is led by at least one CF-L2 Trainer.

At CrossFit Kinnick, our Trainers use their experience and expertise to help members of all abilities reach their goals. We’ve helped hundreds of members lose weight and gain strength. The vast majority of our members come to us out of shape, with very little prior gym experience. We are able to provide them with a solid foundation of basic movement patterns and strength by gradually introducing them to more challenging movements and workouts. This helps set the stage for years of physical improvement and health.

Our Trainers are experienced in all of the Specialties under the CrossFit umbrella, including: Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Gymnastics, Strongman, Running, Endurance, Mobility, Competition, and Defense.

Throughout the years, we’ve sent many individual athletes, teams, and masters athletes to the CrossFit Games Regionals and Finals. Last year CrossFit Kinnick qualified two teams to compete with the top 30 teams in the Southern California Regionals. We have remote coached an international Affiliate Team to the CrossFit Games Finals. We also write the workout programming for many CrossFit Affiliates both US-based and international.


    • Jeremy Kinnick

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      Head Trainer at CrossFit Kinnick

      Our Head Trainer Jeremy Kinnick is a well known CrossFit Games Veteran, having competed as an individual in 4 CrossFit Games Finals.   What you may not know, is that when he started CrossFit he weighed 235 lbs with 30% body fat and could barely do an unassisted pull-up. His first Rx’d Fran was 17:22 (it’s 2:14 now…)Under the coaching of his brother Jonathan (CF-L3), he was able to transform himself into an extremely fit, high-level CrossFit Athlete. One year after starting CrossFit, he was down to 200 lbs with 13% body fat. Six months after that he was 188 lbs with 9% body fat and preparing to qualify for the 2009 CrossFit Games. He knows first hand how hard it is to start the fitness journey, and he knows what it takes to succeed in that journey.

      Certifications: CrossFit CF-L2 Trainer, CrossFit CF-L1 Trainer, CrossFit Competitor’s Course, CrossFit Basic Barbell, CrossFit Mobility, CrossFit Strongman, CrossFit Defense, USAW Sports Performance Coach, S.P.E.A.R. PDR Instructor
      CrossFit Experience: 7 years
      CrossFit Training Experience: 6 years full-time CrossFit Trainer, former Trainer for CrossFit Defense Course

      CrossFit Games Experience:

      2014 SoCal Regional Affiliate Team: 5th Place
      2014 CrossFit Games Open (40th Place Worldwide)
      2012 SoCal Regional Qualifier: 9th Place
      2012 CrossFit Games Finals: 31st Place
      2012 SoCal Regional Qualifier: 3rd Place
      2011 CrossFit Games Finals: 40th Place
      2011 SoCal Regional Qualifier: 3rd Place
      2010 Southwest Regional Qualifier: 8th Place
      2009 CrossFit Games Finals: 29th Place
      2008 CrossFit Games Finals: 77th Place

    • Jonathan Kinnick

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      Head Trainer and Co-founder of Beyond the Whiteboard

      Board Member on the CrossFit Trainer (CCFT) Certification Board

      Certifications: CrossFit CF-L3 Trainer, CrossFit CF-L2 Trainer, CrossFit CF-L1 Trainer, CrossFit Coaches Prep Course, CrossFit Competitor’s Course, CrossFit Olympic Lifting, CrossFit Endurance, CrossFit Mobility, CrossFit Nutrition, USAW Sports Performance Coach
      Education:
      MA in Economics, University of Southern California
      BS in Economics, Cal Poly Pomona
      CrossFit Experience: 7 years
      CrossFit Training Experience: 6 years
      Other Positions: Lecturer in Economics at Cal Poly Pomona (7 years)

    • Jake Mannion

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      Head Trainer

      Certifications: CrossFit CF-L2 Trainer, CrossFit CF-L1 Trainer, USAW Sports Performance Coach
      Education: BA in Political Science, Cal Poly Pomona
      CrossFit Experience: 7 years
      CrossFit Training Experience: 6 years

    • Andrew Perry

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      Trainer and Athlete Development Program Director

      Certifications: CrossFit CF-L1 Trainer
      Education:
      MA in Education, Cal Poly Pomona
      BS in Kinesiology, Cal Poly Pomona
      CrossFit Experience: 4 years
      CrossFit Training Experience: 3 years
      Other Experience: Strength and Conditioning Coach for RCC and Citrus Baseball Teams.
      CrossFit Games Experience:
      2013 SoCal Regional Affiliate Team: 4th Place
      2012 SoCal Regional Affiliate Team: 21st Place

    • Ethan Doiron

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      Trainer

      Certifications: CrossFit CF-L2 Trainer, CrossFit CF-L1 Trainer
      Education: BS in Psychology, Cal Poly Pomona
      CrossFit Experience: 6 years
      CrossFit Training Experience: 3 years
      CrossFit Games Experience:
      2008 CrossFit Games Finals: 194th Place

    • Nick Robles

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      Trainer & Trainer for CrossFit Defense Course

      Certifications: CrossFit CF-L2 Trainer, CrossFit CF-L1 Trainer, USAW Sports Performance Coach, CrossFit Defense
      Education: BS in Environmental Biology, University of La Verne
      CrossFit Experience: 6 years
      CrossFit Training Experience: 4 years
      CrossFit Games Experience:

      2014 SoCal Regional Affiliate Team: 5th Place
      2013 SoCal Regional Affiliate Team: 4th Place
      2012 SoCal Regional Affiliate Team: 21st Place

    • Michael O’Brien

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      Assistant Trainer

      Certifications: CrossFit CF-L1 Trainer, ART – Full Body Certified
      Education:
      BA in Music, Cal Poly Pomona
      Massage Therapy Student
      CrossFit Experience: 6 years
      CrossFit Training Experience: 3 years

    • Amy Kinnick

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      Trainer and Kids Program Director

      Certifications: CrossFit CF-L1 Trainer, CrossFit Kids
      Education:
      Masters in Public Administration, Cal Poly Pomona
      BS in Business Administration, Cal Poly Pomona
      CrossFit Experience: 7 years
      CrossFit Training Experience: 6 years

    • Melody Sanchez

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      Trainer

      Certifications: CrossFit CF-L1 Trainer
      Education: BA in Spanish, Cal Poly Pomona
      CrossFit Experience: 3 years
      CrossFit Training Experience: 2 years
      CrossFit Games Experience:
      2013 SoCal Regional Affiliate Team: 4th Place
      2012 SoCal Regional Affiliate Team: 21st Place

    • Valerie O’Brien

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      Assistant Trainer

      Certifications: CrossFit CF-L1 Trainer
      CrossFit Experience: 6 years
      CrossFit Training Experience: 3 years

    • Sarah Leonard

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      Assistant Trainer

      CrossFit Experience: 4 years
      CrossFit Training Experience: 2 years