GET TO KNOW US

MEET THE STAFF

We are coaches interested in the betterment of all of our members from the moment they join our gym. We teach results based fitness promoting the improvement of life, wellness, and general physical preparedness (GPP). At Blade Method Fitness we are centered on quality coaching in a group setting to promote a strong community in a competitive and friendly environment.

CHRIS
TREANOR

CO-OWNER | HEAD COACH

Coaching is something that I was born to do. My life’s mission is to help people become the best version of themselves and I full heartedly believe that fitness and nutrition are the most important catalysts in doing so. I coach so many different athletes at different levels that to say one thing is my favorite would be hard to do because I enjoy it all. From my competitive weightlifters competing in National competitions to my grandmas learning to squat again, it all fulfills my purpose and brings me pure joy.

Hometown: Lawrence, Kansas – moved to Phoenix in December 2006

Fun Fact: I was a chubby kid! I grew up slightly overweight and when I finished playing 3 sports in high school and got to college I realized that I needed to make a change. At 20 years old I knew I was going to pursue a life of fitness.

Certifications / Education: CrossFit L-1, CrossFit L-2, CrossFit Stongman, CrossFit Movement & Mobility, CrossFit Endurance, USAW Sports Performance Coach, Aerobic Capacity, CrossFit Rowing, Adaptive Athlete

CLAIRE
TREANOR

CO-OWNER | BARBELL CLUB HEAD COACH

My favorite thing about coaching is getting to see peoples lives change physically, emotionally and spiritually. Coaching isn’t just telling someone what to do, it is creating a relationship with them and helping them find their true potential and reach the goals they have set. In that, I get to see so many other areas of their lives change outside of just their physical abilities. I also love being able to coach all levels of athletes and all age ranges in the same class doing the same workout, that brings a smile to my face every time.

Hometown: Scottsdale, Arizona

Fun Fact: I think everyone knows this about me, but I absolutely LOVE dogs. I am pretty biased towards my Pitties, but if we are walking together talking, I will leave our conversation to go pet a dog, true story.

Certifications / Education: B.S in Nutrition and a Minor in Business and chemistry, CrossFit L1,CrossFit L-2, CF Gymnastics, CF Kids, USAW Sports Performance Coach, CrossFit Movement and Mobility, PN1, Aerobic Capacity, CrossFit Rowing

ANTHONY
BACA

BLADE METHOD COACH

My favorite thing about coaching is the moment you’ve accomplished what you never was thought possible.

Hometown: Flagstaff, AZ

Certifications / Education: CrossFit L1, CrossFit Gymnastics

 

LAUREN
BOLINGER

BLADE METHOD COACH

I love seeing our community daily, come together to work out and strive towards one common goal; becoming healthier, happier individuals. Coaching allows me to work first hand with our community to watch each athlete grow inside and outside of Blade!

Hometown: Aurora, OH (Cleveland Suburb)

Fun Fact: Queen is my all time favorite band!

Certifications / Education: B.S. in Exercise Science, Minor in Behavioral Science, CrossFit L1, Aerobic Capacity

Hometown: Aurora, OH (Cleveland Suburb)

Fun Fact: Queen is my all time favorite band!

Certifications / Education: B.S. in Exercise Science, Minor in Behavioral Science, CrossFit L1, Aerobic Capacity

ZANE
WALLING

BLADE METHOD COACH

I absolutely love everything about coaching! I would have to say my favorite thing about it is helping an athlete break past barriers and doing something they haven’t done before. Whether it’s adjusting something physically they’re doing to improve a specific movement, or encouraging them to push past the mental walls they build up in their heads. I love seeing them experience that sense of accomplishment!

Hometown: Waco, Texas

Fun Fact: I’m an identical twin!

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1 Certificate, CrossFit Preferred Gymnastics Certificate

STACIE
McDONALD

BLADE METHOD GYMNASTICS COACH

Stacie is an All-American Collegiate Gymnast and has completed on the Blade Method Fitness Regional and Competition team.

I love coaching because I love to watch people accomplish something they never thought they could do, while having fun and getting stronger and faster. Teaching gymnastics to people who never thought they would be doing handstands or muscle ups is the best part!

Hometown: Peoria, AZ

Fun Fact: I have no good fun facts ? let me think

TIFFANY
SAFTCHICK

OFFICE ASSISTANT

I have worked out at many gyms in the area, but when I found Blade Method Fitness I knew I found a home. The community is special and makes all who walk through the doors feel welcome. I enjoy working with all the coaches, who inspire me to be a better athlete. I love belonging to a team that is constantly striving to do better and be better.

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

KENNEDY
LIN

BLADE METHOD NUTRITION COACH

What I love about coaching is being able to help people accomplish their goals and see all that they are capable of.

Certifications / Education: Associates in Dental Hygiene, CrossFit L1, PN1

STEPHANIE
FOUGERES

BLADE METHOD NUTRITION COACH

MELANIE
MAGALIS

BLADE METHOD COACH

My passion is transforming bad days into a good one, eliminating self-doubt and showing people they are good enough. Whether I achieve this through coaching or sharing my own experience, I love helping people succeed. I coach CrossFit because the lessons I’ve learned from health and fitness have helped me in every aspect of my life that I want others to find their own path and overcome their own perceived limitations.

Hometown: Alexandria, VA

Fun Fact: My birthday is on Halloween and I’m the only one who doesn’t find it that exciting.

Education/Certifications: B.S Exercise Science, George Mason University, CrossFit Level 2 (CF-L2), USAW Sports Performance Level 1 Coach, AFAA Personal Trainer, TRX: The Force Certified

ERIC
SCHWARTZ

BLADE METHOD COACH

Are you old enough to remember the “Husky” sizing back in the day? I was the poster child. Although I was very athletic, playing football and baseball, even a season of basketball, as a kid, I was always very heavy. I had several opportunities to seize a healthy lifestyle, through college ball and hockey, the US Army and then later through the Police Academy, but never married nutrition with my activity level.

Having been a youth coach, coached high school football, been the lead fitness instructor for my regiment in the Army and then on to become a Law Enforcement Fitness Instructor, one thing remained true…I LOVE seeing people exceed their performance goals and expectations.

Smithtown, Long Island, New York (I was born 6 months after Lt Michael Murphy, in the same hospital)

I was a manager for PetSmart for 5 years and was an expert in fish, reptile, and bird husbandry.

Education/Certifications: CF-L1, Scaling for Athletes, Law Enforcement Physical Fitness Instructor, Minor from NAU in Physical Education with an emphasis in Athletic Coaching

GAGE
GREENFIELD

BLADE METHOD COACH | KIDS DIRECTOR

I’ve always loved fitness and have always wanted a job where I can help others, so being a coach is a perfect fit. I get to spend time with awesome people and help them get healthier and fitter everyday.

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Fun Fact: I write left handed but do everything else right handed

Certifications / Education: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Gymnastics, Aerobic Capacity, Adaptive Athlete