I’m Anni, owner and coach at Lamorinda CrossFit. I have been coaching CrossFit for nearly 10 years and it has been the best and most rewarding part of my professional life. What I love most about Lamorinda CrossFit is helping others become part of our community and guiding them in changing their lives for the better. Not having an athletic background, CrossFit seemed scary and daunting to me. About 11 years ago, a friend invited me into a CrossFit class where I was greeted by people who were truly invested in their fitness goals as well as mine; this gave me the tools to live a more healthful life and the drive to pay it forward–which turned into opening Lamorinda CrossFit.
CrossFit Level I certification, CrossFit Football certification, and USA Weightlifting Level 1
Allison has always enjoyed sports and athletic activities. Growing up, she swam, danced, and played soccer and water polo. In college, she played Division I water polo at the University of the Pacific. After becoming a mom, Allison tried just about every workout trend in town, with each one lasting only a few months before boredom set in. That all changed when she found Lamorinda CrossFit; she has been an avid CrossFitter for over 7 years. Allison is thrilled to join the training staff at Lamorinda CrossFit so that she can share her love and enthusiasm for CrossFit with all of our amazing clients. When Allison isn’t at the gym, you can find her making memories with her family, teaching elementary school students, driving her two children to endless activities, playing soccer or curling up with a good book.
CrossFit Level I certification
Kyle is a Lamorinda native who grew up participating in a wide variety sports from flag football to swimming. As he approached his high school years he started specializing in water polo. Shoulder pain started to grow after he was recruited to swim Division III at Trinity University in San Antonio. After a year, he returned home an overstrained, burnt out, and 40 pounds overweight athlete. Motivated to make a change, he enrolled at DVC, started playing water polo, and started coaching swimming again at Moraga Ranch in 2008. Unfortunately he still had shoulder pain after dieting and losing the freshman 40. No longer could he handle the extensive hours of training. This is when he found CrossFit. He was able to be a working student athlete and rehab his arm. Not too long after Kyle moved to Honolulu to work in the service industry and finish his anthropology degree and, of course, WOD at CrossFit HTF. Recently he returned to Lamorinda to take a job as Assistant Head Swim Coach at Meadow Swim and Tennis Club in Orinda. He loves his morning classes at LCF and is excited to share his knowledge, experiences, and enthusiasm!
CrossFit Level I certification
Brandt began his fitness journey when he was 16. Having been overweight his whole life, he had decided it was time to take control of his health. Brandt began enjoying activities such as hiking and jogging, before getting hold of a barbell. Once he began strength training, his primary focus was on the squat, deadlift, and bench press. He was introduced to CrossFit through a variety of mediums and friends. Going to college in Santa Cruz, Brandt knew a lot of people involved in CrossFit, but it wasn’t until after college that he got into it. He fell for CrossFit instantly and has developed a second love for Olympic weightlifting.
CrossFit Level 1 certification, USAW L-1 Sports Performance, CrossFit Weightlifting L-1, CrossFit Strongman, CrossFit Scaling certification
Carrie began her lifetime journey in sports and fitness at a young age, growing up playing ice hockey, soccer, and softball. She decided to turn her passion for fitness and health into a career, earning her masters in education and applied kinesiology: physical education licensure and a minor in developmental/adaptive PE at the University of Minnesota, where she also played club ice hockey. For the past 15 years, she’s enjoyed mentoring high school students on their own fitness journeys, currently teaching physical education at Castro Valley High. Carrie began CrossFit in as a new way of amping up her fitness level for competitive ice hockey. She continues to challenge herself by playing on multiple ice and roller hockey teams, as well as participating frequently in CrossFit and weightlifting competitions.
CrossFit Level I certification, CrossFit Powerlifting certification, USA Weightlifting Level 1, CrossFit Gymnastics certification, and CrossFit Kids certification
David has an extensive coaching background. He coached volleyball throughout the Lamorinda area for 8 years, before moving his focus towards health and fitness. David graduated from Saint Mary’s College where got a degree in Kinesiology and interned as a strength and conditioning coach; now he is currently in school for physical therapy. David enjoys staying active in and out of the gym, you can find him on the trails hiking, backpacking or mountain biking. He has been doing CrossFit for 5 years and coaching for 4 years. David has a strong dedicated passion for helping clients achieve their personal fitness goals and assisting in mitigate any nagging injuries.
CrossFit Level I certification, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Dave, aka Cave Dave, is excited to be coaching the kettlebell class at LCF. He’s CrossFit Kettlebell and ISSA certified. He’s looking forward to kettlebell training with you all.
CrossFit Kettlebell certification, ISSA certified
Resident ninja Alex has a passion for helping people of all ages achieve their fitness goals and enrich their lives. After a class with Alex you might not only walk away with the feeling of having completed a great workout, but possibly also a new, interesting thought or topic to ponder. When he’s not coaching at LCF, you can find him teaching and training at his own Jiu Jitsu/marital arts studio.
CrossFit Level I certification, CrossFit Gymnastics certification, 2nd Dan (Black Belt) in Kempo Karate, Black Belt in 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)