holly2.jpg

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1

CrossFit Level 2

Iron Athlete Weightlifting Coaches certifcate

CrossFit Gymnastics

Crossfit Endurance

CrossFit Running workshop

Active Life Assessment workshop certified

CPR/AED

CYT 200hrs YOGA

HOLLY BUTLER

Head Coach/ Owner

I love the ah-ha moment, when something you’ve said, done, or helped with clicks, your athletes do something they didn’t think they could ever do, or were ever capable of doing. Seeing people change every day for the better, and knowing I had a small part in that, is very rewarding.

Life outside the gym? Is there one? Kidding. When I’m not at the gym, my focus is home and family. I’m a mom and wife. I’ve been married 12 years to my best friend, Jake, and we have 3 kids. CrossFit has changed everything about how I live life outside of the gym; my family and lifestyle are better because of it. I also spend as much time as I possibly can learning and educating myself to be the best coach and athlete that I can.

If you know me, you know everything – I’m an open book. I have no filter. I love hard and give 100% to anyone in my life. I hold nothing back. What you see is what you get!


jake2.jpg

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1

CrossFit Striking

Nationally Certified EMT

Jake Butler

Owner/Coach

This isn’t just a gym, it’s a community! Since joining the community, all aspects of my life and health have improved. The back pain I once experienced pre-CrossFit no longer exists due to the strengthening of my posterior chain (I no longer skip leg day). I’ve been influenced by many likeminded people within the Box, who serve as shining examples of what it means to be a good husband, father, athlete, mentor, coach and person.  I have a passion for wellness, and am dedicated to helping others improve their quality of life. I find great joy in helping and seeing others achieve their goals, ultimately improving their quality of life!

CrossFit has become an important aspect of my life because of the ability to apply the skills and concepts of the movements to everyday situations. I am a full-time firefighter for the City of Mesa, AZ, and feel the benefits of the workouts and execution of proper form on a daily basis.  I have been riding the CrossFit coattails of my wife, Holly, since 2014. Her passion is contagious and has spread, affording us the opportunity to own and operate CrossFit Obsession.


brandon1.jpg

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1

CrossFit Level 2

CrossFit Weightlifting I

CPR/AED

Brandon Weiss

I love being a coach because I get to help athletes understand and achieve their goals through hard work, dedication, and consistency.  When I’m coaching I want athletes to understand the reason behind what we do in CrossFit, I want them to understand “the why”.  I believe that is the best way to elicit positive health, fitness, and life change through the sport of CrossFit.  Finding different means of achieving these goals and seeing the athlete succeed is what makes it all worth my time.  Watching beginners and experienced CrossFit athletes surpass milestones gives me drive to not only continue coaching them through their journey, but to improve my own fitness as well.  The athletes I coach inspire me to be better at everything I do in life and working with such talented coaches as we have at CFO also drives me to be better every time I take responsibility for a class.  The way our staff works together to achieve goals for our athletes is what makes this such an awesome place to work.  I love being a part of this team because we all work with the same focus and want to achieve the highest results out of our athletes, it really is an inspirational team to work with.

Outside the gym family comes first for me so I enjoy spending time with my wife (Kids CF Coach Annalee), my children Hunter and Alexandra, and the rest of my family as often as possible.  We spend our time playing outside, going on trips, camping, and staying active.  I also enjoy running and participating in obstacle course races.  I’ve completed several Ragnar Races in Standard and Ultra format, all varieties of Spartan Races, Tough Mudder, and I’m a Triathlete in training!  I work very hard for my fitness inside the gym and I really enjoy making use it in as many different sports as possible.

One little known fact about me is Public Speaking is one of my biggest fears!  I’ve never liked being the center of attention and have always been terrified of speaking in front of a crowd.  Luckily being a coach responsible for running CrossFit classes is helping me overcome that fear!


tash2.jpg

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1

CrossFit Level 2

Crossfit Weightlifting I

CrossFit Gymnastics I

CPR/AED

NATASHA SCHULTES

Hi!  I’m Natasha-wife to Nick, and momma to two curly-haired girls who rock my world!  I initially got into CrossFit to shape up after having my second daughter, and it became increasingly clear that I had something to prove...to myself!  I immediately fell in love with the gymnastics and barbell work that are involved in the daily workouts, and the rest is history!  
I love the fulfillment that coaching brings in so many different capacities-from helping an athlete through their first week, to coaching someone to their next PR, to helping someone connect with a community that will quickly become like family-it’s all great and I love it!  
The CrossFit community has brought so many wonderful people into my life, and it’s my hope that I can play small part in passing that on to others while helping them set, reach, and surpass the goals they set for themselves in and out of the gym.  
CrossFit is an amazing tool to help people see just what they’re capable of-physically, and more importantly-mentally.  I love the confidence it fosters, and the camaraderie built by hard work and sweat.  
When I’m not at the gym, you can find me trying my best to raise good humans, camping, baking, and drinking way too much coffee!


andy1.jpg

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1

Crossfit Flexibility & Mobility

USAT Level I Certified

CPR/AED

Andy Mally

Endurance Coach

The best part about coaching is having the opportunity to help athlete’s reach their goals. Whether it’s something as simple as running a mile without stopping, or as ambitious as completing a 100-mile ultra-marathon, every accomplishment is important and exciting when it happens. I love the process of identifying strengths and weaknesses, and tailoring a program that maximizes the potential of each individual athlete.
Outside the gym I spend time with my wife Cassie, and our 3 kids Allie, Evie, and Jack. I’m also an avid endurance athlete. I’m a 3-time (soon to be 4) Ironman and a 2-time Boston Marathon Qualifier and Finisher. Fitness is an incredibly important part of my life, and staying fit allows me to do a broad range of different sports and activities.
Fun Fact: I can’t stop watching The Real World and just about every other MTV reality show.


Dan2.jpg

Crossfit Level 1

Crossfit Level 2

Crossfit Mobility

Crossfit Weightlifting

Crossfit Gymnastics

Crossroads Adaptive Athletics Trainer

Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) Mobility Specialist.

Active Life Assessment workshop certified


Daniel Crane

I have been a student of fitness and human movement the majority of my adult life. After my injury,  proper body movement and mechanics have been essential into how I train. I have been a Crossfit coach for over 4 years. I have competed at the Wounded Warrior Games, as well as the Invictus Games and Medaled in both competitions. I have competed at the top level of adaptive athletics. I have learned to work with different adaptations and injuries.  I also want to get you moving pain free and efficiently. The goal with your fitness is to be able to sustain and improve it as you age. If we break our bodies or develop poor motor patterns we are essentially undoing what we are trying to do.  That being said, I am excited to share my knowledge and experiences with you and help you move towards being a sustainable and healthy athlete.