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MEET THE COACHES


Yumi Lee, co-owner of Reebok CrossFit LAB, is an internationally renowned fitness expert who has been active in the fitness industry for over 15 years. She travels the world as an international presenter and trainer, honing the skills of professional athletes, and sculpting the bodies of Hollywood's elite.

She has worked with Brad Pitt, Jessica Alba, Pink, Hugh Jackman, Deborra-Lee Furness, Nicole Richie, Demi Moore, Orlando Bloom, Miranda Kerr, Julianna Margulies, Peter Krause, and Sporty Spice of The Spice Girls. She also trained with Cris Carter's FAST program to sharpen her skills in the world of athletics, speed, endurance and performance training.

Her intense style of training can be attributed to her personal experience in the world of athletics. She competed in the National Sport Aerobics Competition for seven years where she won three gold, two silver and one bronze medal.

Yumi believes that there is no greater investment than the investment in one's self — mind, body and soul. Her combination of practical knowledge, realistic lifestyle changes and unwavering motivation challenges her clients both mentally and physically, ultimately bringing them to a new level of fitness.

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1, Coaching Prep Course, CrossFit Gymnastics

First CrossFit Workout:
Fran with Burpees

Favorite WOD:
Filthy Fifty – love the chippers

Least Favorite WOD:
CrossFit Total

 

Ron Mathews, co-owner of Reebok CrossFit LAB, has been one of the top personal trainers in the US for the last decade. Recognized by Men’s Journal as one of the 100 best trainers in the world, Ron’s list of A-list celebrity clients speaks to his ability to give his clients red carpet results.

After being humbled by his first CrossFit workout, Ron immersed himself into CrossfFit. “I thought I was in good shape. I looked good but it was all just smoke and mirrors. CrossFit exposed all of the chinks in my armor. Now I have a more complete level of fitness that goes beyond aesthetics. Looking good is the by-product of the work.”

Whether you are a veteran, or new to CrossFit, seek out Ron for help with any aspect of fitness. He is always available to lend his expertise. His enthusiasm and passion for CrossFit is infectious and he loves what he does and shares his passion every day he steps into the gym.

Certifications:

CSCS, ACE, ISSA, NSCA, CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Coaches Prep Corse, CrossFit Powerlifting

Vitals:
Height 6’2”
Weight 225
Fran: 2:55
Deadlift : 555
Back Squat: 435
Press: 220

First WOD:
Fran + Burpees (horrible)

Favorite WOD:
CrossFit Total
Linda aka, “Three Bars of Death”

Least Favorite WOD:
Anything in the 18-22 min range


Michael Berry is a Los Angeles based Level 1 Crossfit coach and personal trainer.
Born and raised in Northwest Seattle, Michael Berry grew up playing baseball and basketball. As a team captain in both sports throughout school, his discipline has always been modeled after a humble and hard work approach.

Michael arrived in Los Angeles in 2011. His commitment to healthy living helped him find Reebok CrossFit Lab where he was introduced to the benefits of a vigorous routine that combines all aspects of fitness. His work as a Level 1 CrossfFit coach has offered him the opportunity to face his own physical and mental challenges head on.

His passion to help his clients redefine their fitness goals is evident. He encourages them to work toward achievable benchmarks that are guaranteed to improve the quality of their lives.

When Michael isn't busy working and training at Reebok CrossFit LAB, he enjoys spending time with his son, Beckham and his dog, Owen. He is also a key member of the Sales and Marketing Team at Genre Hotels.

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1 Course
Powerlifting Course

Upcoming Certifications:
CrossFit Mobility Course – Sept. 2014
CrossFit Olympic Lifting Course/ Sept. 2014

First CrossFit WOD:
FRAN

Favorite WOD:
MURPH

Least Favorite WOD:
FRAN




Sterling Price Brown, grew up wrestling and playing football and continued through High School. When he moved to Los Angeles to further his acting career, he quickly became involved in Krav Maga, and that's where he found CrossFit.

He excelled at it quickly and knew he wanted it to be a big part of his life. He immediately received his CrossFit Level 1 Certification and started coaching athletes.

He is constantly motivated by coaching, learning, competing with friends and being a part of such a great and large community.



Certifications:


CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Olympic Lifting, Crossfit Gymnastics, Crossfit Powerlifting, Crossfit Strongman, Crossfit Mobility, Crossfit Rowing

First CrossFit WOD:
The Sissy Test

Favorite WOD:
Amanda

Least Favorite WOD:
Kelly

 

Zach Mayer is a CrossFit Coach and Personal Trainer at Reebok CrossFit LAB. Two years ago, he stepped into a CrossFit box in Eugene, Oregon and has never looked back; his passion for fitness and sports was reignited. Growing up Zach played lacrosse, ran cross country and played recreational soccer through college. However, moving heavy loads across long distances at a high intensity holds a special place in his heart.

As a personal trainer, there no greater feeling than to help teach and guide others along their path to health and fitness. "To restore the reservoir of self respect and confidence through fitness," says Zach, "is the reward of my work." Over the past year, Zach has fully immersed himself in the fitness industry through formal study, rigorous training and practical application in the class setting at the LAB. He feels incredibly lucky to make his passion his full time work.

When Zach is away from the gym, he enjoys exploring LA via motorcycle, drinking specialty coffee and spending time with his girlfriend, J.Lucy, and their dog, Shadow.

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1
USAW Sport Coach (Olympic Lifting)
CrossFit Rowing

First CrossFit WOD:
"Jack"

Favorite CrossFit WOD:
"Jackie" (1000m row is a warm up!)

Least Favorite CrossFit WOD:
Open WOD 14.2

 

Cortni Joyner was a natural athlete and grew up playing soccer. She was an all-SEC midfielder at the University of Georgia before spending 3 years in the W-League with the Atlanta Silverbacks.

After moving to LA in 2010, she found herself struggling to recreate the competitive atmosphere of the soccer world. More importantly, she needed to find a training regimen that wouldn’t bore her to tears. Enter Crossfit. “I used to watch the other sports on campus (at UGA) and steal little bits and pieces of their workouts, put them together and create my own workouts. Crossfit was like that, times one hundred. What made it even better was the community and being able to train in a team environment again.

Cortni’s goal is to bring her enthusiasm and experience as an athlete onto the coaching floor. She believes when her clients feel safe and comfortable in their environment, they are able to push themselves more – physically and mentally. She loves seeing members hit PR’s and learn new movements.  

Cortni’s motto is, “Crossfit isn’t about being the best, but about being your best.”

When she’s not coaching or working out, Cortni is working her J.D. at Southwestern Law School.

Certifications:

- Crossfit Level 1
- M.S. Kinesiology, University of Georgia

First CrossFit Workout:
Fran, I used a band and got a DNF

Favorite WOD:
Nate

Least Favorite WOD:
Karen. Or anything with wallballs. Wallballs are terrible.



Brandon Mills is a physical fitness and health expert who has been training the greater Los Angeles area since 2010. He holds a Bachelor's Degree, from the University of Southern California, in Kinesiology and Human Performance and truly understands that every body is unique, Brandon spends quality time getting to know each client then creates a detailed and unique program involving fitness as well as nutritional and lifestyle choices.

Adding to his expertise, Brandon participated in a research opportunity that allowed him to discover his true passion, fighting childhood obesity. He administered the Presidential Fitness examinations in inner city Los Angeles elementary schools while in attendance at the University of Southern California. Through these examinations he wrote a physical fitness and nutritional journal for area Boys and Girls Clubs and assisted in the development of after-school programs encouraging children to get up, get active and participate in a healthy lifestyle. Brandon discovered another passion in January of 2012 when he teamed up with a CrossFit Professional and began a weekly radio show on Global Voice Broadcasting: Fitness Friday with Two Smart Dumbbells. This hour long segment allows listeners to call in with questions, comments or personal stories while listening to the different weekly topics. The show is upbeat, positive and has a sense of humor that makes the goal of being fit and living a healthy lifestyle fun and attainable.

Certifications:

Crossfit Level 1 Trainer Course, CrossFit Kids, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) – National Strength and Conditioning Association, Certified Spin Instructor

First CrossFit Workout:
Fran

Favorite WOD:
Barbara

Least Favorite WOD:
Fight Gone Bad

 

Melissa Vickers stumbled upon Crossfit in January 2013. It only took her two classes to realize she was hooked. In August 2013, Melissa decided to take her love of crossfit to the next level by attending and completing the Crossfit Level 1 trainer course. She then decided to go further in her journey by getting her Crossfit Kids certification. Melissa's love for children and passion for fitness gave her the idea to start up Crossfit Kids programs. Melissa wants to get children all over Los Angeles up and moving through CrossFit.

Melissa also has a background in dance. A former dancer and choreographer from Atlanta, GA, she started her dance career at age 12 when she became a Jr. Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader. When she was 18, she was accepted into the prestigious internship program at Broadway Dance Center in New York City. In addition, Melissa has experience in musical theater and acting. After moving to Los Angeles in 2003, she began teaching Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, and ballet to children and adults all over Los Angeles.

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1, Crossfit Kids, Crossfit Mobility, Judges Course 2014

First CrossFit Workout:
Jackie

Favorite WOD:
John Runkle 

Least Favorite WOD:
Barbara