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Most of our coaches are available for Personal Training and Workout Programming. If you would like to work with any of our Coaches please e-mail us through our Contact page and we'll put you in touch. Please keep in mind that our Coaches set their own prices and schedules.



Ian McHugh; Owner, Coach, and CrossFit Seminar Staff Member

Training Certifications/Seminars

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids Trainer
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • CrossFit Powerlifting
  • CrossFit Movement and Mobility
  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
  • National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association (NESTA)
  • American Heart Association's Heartsaver First Aid Course

Education

California College San Diego; B.S. in Business Administration

Background

2010 CrossFit Games Southwest Regional Individual Competitor

2011 & 2012 CrossFit Games So. Cal. Regional Individual Competitor

Betsy Woods; Manager, Coach

Training Certifications/Seminars

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids Trainer
  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • CrossFit Rowing
  • CrossFit Powerlifting
  • American Heart Association's Heartsaver First Aid Course

Education

Butler University; Indianapolis, IN; B.A. in English Literature and Speech Language Pathology

Background

Butler University Track & Field and Cross Country

Triathlons, Endurance Races

Other Certifications:

Certified Birth Doula (DONA)

Affiliated Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth

 

James Melton: Coach

Training Certifications/Seminars

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids Trainer
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach

Education

University of Puget Sound, Tacoma WA; B.A. in International Relations

Background

James has also played collegiate basketball and football

2010 CrossFit Games Northwest Regional Team Competitor

 

Eric Benson, Coach

Training Certifications/Seminars

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • American Heart Association's Heart Saver First Aid and CPR AED
  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care
  • High-Risk Instructor @ EOD Training and Evaluation Unit ONE

Education

University of Phoenix; B.S. in Business Administration, Projected July 2015

Background

2013 Left Coast Invitational Competitor

2014 Rumble in Paradise III Competitor

 

Assistant Coaches

Makyia Hoyt

Makyia started CrossFit in March of 2009 at the very first CrossFit affiliate, CrossFit Seattle Level 4, where she trained with Dave Werner. CrossFit quickly became her favorite hobby and passion, which inspired her to attend a CrossFit Level 1 Course and receive her CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate the following year. After moving to San Diego in late 2010, Makyia attended CrossFit classes at 8 different boxes and decided to join CrossFit Mission Gorge based on the knowledge, instruction, and passion the coaches at CFMG exemplified. Makyia has found herself not only getting physically stronger through CrossFit, but mentally too. Personal triumphs in the gym have translated to confidence outside of the gym as well. One of the most valuable things she has learned from CrossFit is that you can accomplish almost anything with dedication, hard work, and time. Makyia is inspired by the “average” people who come to class and push themselves beyond what they thought their abilities were and end up really improving their quality of life, which she gets to see every day at CFMG. Makyia also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. Besides CrossFit her passions are nutrition and craft beer.

 

Jessica Scherr

I began CrossFit in August of 2012 as an activity to fill my void of a soccer-less life post high school. I began playing the sport at the age of 4 all the way until the age of 18. Without soccer, I felt like a “nobody,” no longer maintaining the title of a student-athlete when I entered college at San Diego State University where I study kinesiology and Spanish. Initially, I participated recreationally in CrossFit to stay active and healthy since I had been accustomed to soccer practices 5 days a week for 2-3 hours. I enjoyed the programming and friendly competition in the class each day when I started at a CrossFit gym in my hometown. Before the start of my second year of college, I knew whole-heartedly that I could not return to the ARC (Aztec Recreation Center) and continue on with my habitual treadmill and dumbbell routine, thus beginning my quest for a CrossFit gym in San Diego….where I discovered CFMG! I received my CrossFit Level 1 Training Certificate in June of 2014 to continue learning and growing in the sport and profession of CrossFit.

To me, CrossFit does not just mean working out as it did a year ago, even a few months ago; it means full effort physically and psychologically, pushing my body and mind to limits I never thought possible. CrossFit has taught me to compete against myself and only myself, and if I can beat myself, that is a “win.”  Working out turned into “training,” and mental weaknesses turned into mental strengths.  This is what CrossFit means to me. The camaraderie and support from fellow members really is the cherry on top of a cohesive unit we call the community.

Our Mission

To provide our community with effective, efficient, and intelligent workouts utilizing CrossFit methods.

 

Location

 

5841 Mission Gorge RD. Suite H
San Diego, CA 92120
Tel: 619.528.0351

We are located behind the Pool Store and JT's Pub