Meet the CrossFit Coaches

THE CROOKED RIVER CROSSFIT TEAM

The Crooked River CrossFit coaching team is dedicated to the success of every member that joins the CRC family. Our coaches not only deliver quality services with their exceptional knowledge and experience, but they also live what they preach. They strive to constantly improve themselves as athletes and on a personal level and are unrelentingly committed to helping others reach goals and make lasting, positive changes to improve the future of their health.

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Marty Pajek

CO-OWNER, HEAD COACH, CRC WEIGHTLIFTING MANAGER

Marty has always had a passion for fitness. Before finding CrossFit, he was a certified personal trainer for 6 years. The experience he gained working with people, even in the traditional methods, provides him with invaluable tools to help the members of Crooked River CrossFit achieve their best. Marty is passionate about helping people better their health and fitness and CrossFit has proven to be the best at providing the results safely and efficiently.

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Crossfit L-2
  • Crossfit L-1
  • Crossfit Mobility
  • NPTI
  • NASM
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Kyle Eshleman

CO-OWNER, HEAD COACH

Kyle is a lifelong athlete and has always dedicated himself to strength and conditioning. He became a personal trainer after graduating with his degree in Exercise Physiology. Kyle began incorporating CrossFit style workouts into his own training regimen, but finding a CrossFit community has greatly improved his performance and increased his motivation to continue to pursue fitness. As a coach, he’s grateful to be in a position that allows him to help people make positive changes in their lives.

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Crossfit L-2
  • Crossfit L-1
  • NASM CPT
  • B.S. Exercise Physiology
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Jacki Sulzer

CROSSFIT COACH/ NUTRITION SPECIALIST

Jacki has been a practicing health coach since 2010 and found CrossFit in 2014. She played sports all her life and describes herself as “competitive in nature.” After the birth of her son, she turned to CrossFit to get back into shape. It was love at first WOD. Jacki believes that everyone regardless of age, stage of life or fitness ability can benefit from CrossFit. She loves seeing young and old, athletes and non-athletes coming together for a common goal — to be the best they can be.

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Crossfit L-1
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Doug Cross

CROSSFIT COACH/ ENDURANCE COACH

Doug and CrossFit haven’t always had a loving relationship.

When he started out he found it frustrating — the movements, and the crazy CrossFit terminology. However, with some hard work and dedication he found his passion in CrossFit and loves sharing that passion with others! Doug knows there is a lifetime of fitness ahead for everyone and Crooked River CrossFit is the place to find it.

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Crossfit L-1
  • Crossfit Endurance
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Neil Mentzer

CROSSFIT COACH

Neil invests a lot of passion and drive into playing sports. When he started coaching ice hockey, he fell in love with coaching. When he found CrossFit he was immediately motivated to become successful in the sport for himself. He was pushing 300 pounds when he walked through the doors at CRC and his health was not well. For Neil, it has been a war competing against himself to improve as a person and to become well again with his weight and health. However, CrossFit has helped him conquer those battles and now he strives to pay it forward as a coach. His passion and drive run deep to keep improving himself and help others. He is grateful to have the support of his beautiful wife and the CRC family.

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Crossfit L-1
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Jimmy Stafford

CROSSFIT COACH

Jimmy is a former collegiate rower who was part of the U18 and U23 National Teams. He started CrossFit as a way to meet his needs for intensity, competition, and camaraderie. Over time, he realized he enjoyed coaching CrossFIt just as much as he did rowing. Today, he’s passionate about becoming better with each day, and helping others improve and accomplish their goals.

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Crossfit L-1