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MEET THE COACHES

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 Crossfit Blade 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

TERRA
POSTHUMUS

CO-OWNER | HEAD CF KIDS COACH

The joy of accomplishment I get to see in the person I am coaching and watching them become a person they never dreamed they could be when they walk through the doors.

Hometown: Arvilla, ND (really a farm in the middle of nowhere)

Certifications / Education: B.S. Kinesiology, CrossFit L1, CrossFit Level 2, USAW Sports Performance Coach, CrossFit Movement and Mobility, CrossFit Gymnastics, Aerobic Capacity, PN1

BEN
PALMER

BLADE METHOD COACH

Being able to help guide someone along in their journey to accomplishing a goal they have set is what I love most about coaching.

Hometown: Mundelein, IL (Northern Chicago Suburb)

Fun Fact: I broke my leg in 2008!

Certifications / Education: Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Certified in Dry Needling. Rock Tape Doc. Mobility Wod Movement & Mobility Specialist. FMS Level 1. CF-L1, PN1

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

LON
ALLEN

BLADE METHOD COACH

Seeing people reach their goals. Seeing them accomplish things they never thought they could do. Also Coaching at the same place as my son.

Hometown: Lordsburg, NM

Fun Fact: I was in the US Navy stationed on Submarines.

Certifications / Education: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Level 2, PN1

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

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

JERRYL
GARCIA

BLADE METHOD COACH

Seeing athletes tap into their inner animal, and going all-in during the wod is what I love most about coaching. Also, having a profound impact on their lives inside and outside the gym.

Hometown: The beautiful island of Guam

Fun Fact: I like to eat a lot. Too much sometimes. If I was not doing CrossFit/ coaching, I think I would be a chef 🙂

Certifications / Education: CrossFit Level 1

STACIE
McDONALD

BLADE METHOD GYMNASTICS COACH

Stacie is an All-American Collegiate Gymnast and has completed on the CrossFit Blade 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 CrossFit Blade 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. 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!

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Certifications / Education: Associates in Dental Hygiene, CrossFit L1, PN1 B.S in Health Education and minor is Sports Medicine; M.Ed in Athletic Administration; PN1