Experienced Coaches

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CDR has built a staff of full time, professional Coaches. Each of our Coaches first started as CDR members and demonstrated their dedication and special skills in coaching others. You’ll find that each of our Coaches brings their own unique personality and style to make sure that every member has the best experience possible.

 

Calvin Davis

One word can be used to describe Calvin: Focused. He coaches CDR members by encouraging them, pushing them to new levels, and holding them accountable. Calvin is one of the founding members of CrossFit CDR and he brings the acumen gained from his days of owning a trucking business. He was a football player in high school and a pole-vaulter in college. He loves lifting anything heavy while jamming to Metallica, Linkin Park… or country music. Never let it be said that our coaches aren’t well rounded!

 

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • Mobility and Recovery
  • Olympic Lifting
  • Power Lifting
  • Alexander Method of SMW – Shoulder and Neck Mobility
  • CrossFit Kids
  • Endurance
“One of my favorite things is watching someone set a PR. The joy that person has because they just accomplished something. I share that with them.”

 

Rachel Davis

Something you may not know about Rachel–she loves wearing six-inch heels when she’s not in workout clothes. When she’s coaching, Rachel is enthusiastic and driven, helping members break boundaries and become the best version of themselves. She was a competitive gymnast for seven years, a cheerleader, and did Track & Field in high school. Rachel favors short workouts with heavy weight. She isn’t restricted to the box either–Rachel once worked out on the banks of a river in Yosemite with a kettebell and a rower.

 

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • Olympic Lifting
  • CrossFit Kids
  • Endurance
  • Alexander Method of SMR – Shoulder and Neck Mobility
“My favorite part about coaching is when I get to experience someone doing something they never thought they were capable of doing. The confidence and mental strength people gain when they achieve what they never thought possible brings me joy and makes coaching extremely rewarding.”

 

Jacob Heighes

As Jacob can tell you, anyone can start CrossFit. Before CDR, Jacob had a strong aversion to CrossFit and his only fitness experience was a gym membership. It only took a few months before the positive community and great people at CDR had him hooked. Jacob coaches members by making sure they meet the CDR standard while having fun at the same time. His favorite paleo diet food is hot dogs–though he cheats with the occasional In-n-Out burger. Hard to find fault with that.

 

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • Coaches Prep Course
  • Endurance
  • Powerlifting
  • Olympic Lifting
  • USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
  • CrossFit Football
  • Alexander Method of SMR – Shoulder and Neck Mobility
“My favorite part? The community, being able to help people lead better, healthier lives, and help them accomplish things they never thought possible.”

 

Jonathan Heighes

On the rare occasion that he’s not coaching or WODing, you can find Jonathan studying up on how to improve himself as a coach. He can’t imagine being as happy doing anything other than being a CDR coach. Jonathan’s approach to coaching is to break everything down to the simplest steps possible and he loves being able to see the “I got it!” look on members’ faces after teaching them new lifts or movements. He likes listening to Skillet while WODing and the snatch is his favorite lift.

 

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
“What I love most about my job is that I have the opportunity to work with so many great people and a chance to change someone’s life for the better. My job allows me to live for something more than just myself.”

 

Victoria Leyva

Victoria spent her high school and college years playing Volleyball. As a Varsity Letter winner and four-time All-Academic team winner, she has earned herself two 2nd place CIF finishes. From there, Victoria was recruited by Washington University to play throughout her college career and won many awards along the way. She enjoys bumping Linkin Park to her favorite WOD, pull-ups or cleans. Victoria’s favorite Paleo food is anything with bacon and her favorite cheat food is frozen yogurt. The most unusual place she’s done a WOD is in Park City, Utah at 6,800ft. elevation in 8º weather. Victoria is dedicated to and passionate about coaching at CDR and enjoys being someone who helps members reach their full potential. She loves to spend time with her husband, friends and family in her off time.

 

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
“I love coaching at CDR because I get to help people achieve what they never thought possible. Helping them overcome both mental and physical in the pursuit of health, wellness and sport, is truly rewarding.”

 

Tracey Macdonald

Tracey has been competing as an amateur and pro IFBB Pro Figure competitor for 12 years. She has been known to make up workouts along the channel in Havasu and use the London Bridge stairs as equipment. As a coach, she cherishes all types of accomplishments CDR members make with her—from losing ten pounds to fit into a pair of jeans, to totally transforming their physique. Her goal as a coach is to help people meet their fitness and health goals by designing programs that meet their needs and lifestyle. When she’s not coaching, she enjoys doing DIY projects, shopping, cooking, spending time with loved ones, and just loving life.

 

Certifications

  • ISSA Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition
  • NESTA Fitness Nutrition Coach and Nutritional Counseling Cert Level 1 and 2
“The thing I love the most about being a “diet” coach is that you really do change lives. I know it might sound cliché, but its true. For me, nutrition isn’t as much about calories and grams of protein as it is teaching people to take back their power.”

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