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Our Coaches

Coach Rodrick Lopez- Head Programmer/Coach

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
B.S. of Kinesiology from California State Fullerton

About:

Coach Rodrick holds a B.S. in Kinesiology from Cal State University of Fullerton. He has been an avid CrossFitter for 7 years and has been coaching for 6 years. He specializes in human movement and nutrition for sports performance as he has a profound understanding of both.

Rodrick has worked closely with world-renowned Olympic Weightlifting coach Patrick Cullen-Carroll. He has been tutored by CrossFit Games level coaches and other top athletes known well throughout the CrossFit community.

Rodrick is equally versed as a group coach and personal coach. Highly experienced and knowledgeable, he can help you achieve your personal fitness goals.

Coach Shawna Norton– Nutrition Coach/ CF Coach

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Precision Nutrition L-1
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
B.S. Kinesiology
First Aid/CPR/A.E.D Certified


About:

Coach Shawna started her CrossFitting journey in October of 2012. She joined for some “cross training” to compliment her running- at the time she was an ultra-marathoner. She tried to share her energies between the two sports, but eventually, her love for CrossFit won out. She gave up the trails and the extreme long distances and plunged headfirst into becoming the best lifter and crossfitter she could be.

CrossFit introduced her to a love of coaching, mobility, functional movement, clean eating, and a passion for helping others achieve health and movement in their own lives. CrossFit has given her more than she could ever imagine- it has shown her who she is, who she wants to be, and has made her part of an amazing community that is beyond explanation.

Shawna is now a CrossFit coach, holds a B.S. in Kinesiology, and she currently works with clients to provide nutrition and fitness/personal training.

Coach Ryan Carlyle– Tactical Coach

Certifications:
Oly – Rugby
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
NSCS, CPT
USAW L1Art of Breath SpecialistTactical Emergency Casualty CareEMT-BBS Marketing & Management
MBA International Business

About:
Ryan is an Olympian (2016) and two-time Rugby World Cup Sevens athlete (2013, 2018). Carlyle also owns 26 international appearances with the National Rugby teams, both for Rugby 7s and 15s. In addition to on-field successes, she was an active participant in the program off the field. Ryan was a part of developing USA Rugby’s players’ association and player’s union where she negotiated for the well-being of America’s professional rugby players. Ryan is currently a youth rugby coach in San Diego and volunteers as a mentor for Girls Rugby Inc.  

Prior to professional rugby, Carlyle was a heavily decorated athlete across the American sporting landscape. She played softball, indoor track, basketball and soccer in high school; and was recognized as All-County and All-Region all four years. She is a 3x National champion in Premier Club Rugby from 3 different teams. After rugby, Ryan started competitive weightlifting and competed in the 2020 American Open Series and won the USA Weightlifting online qualifier for the 71kg class in 2021.

Ryan was released from the National Team program and simultaneously retired from international rugby in December 2018. Since then she became an EMT, worked on an Ambulance in San Diego County for 2 years. In June 2021, Ryan completed a 4 month career academy for the Orange County Fire Authority and is now a Probationary Firefighter in Orange County, CA.

Coach Natalie Guyan- Nutrition Coach

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
Precision Nutrition L-1

Having lost 80lbs in bodyweight with an obese to athlete transformation, Natalie became inspired to support her experience and knowledge with industry leading certifications.

After qualifying as a Level 3 Personal Trainer and CrossFit Level 1 (with certificates for gymnastics and kids) She certified as a BWL Weightlifting Coach. Natalie established and grew a female only CrossFit community with CrossFit Marbella in the south of Spain. As a mum to 2 young girls, with a corporate background and having coached female fitness and nutrition in person and online since 2017, Nat is passionate about helping women find their wings and overcome the everyday obstacles that can stand in the way of achieving their health and fitness goals.