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Meet the Coaches at CynGym CrossFit Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Cynthia Truax - Owner

I have learned and practiced several different types of training during the last 25 years and have benefited by the teachings of many mentors and coaches. I have developed my coaching approach by merging the philosophies of my mentors and coaches with my own experiences to create my own unique way.

Coach Mike Fournier

In my lifetime I have raced bikes, participated in team sports competed in Marathons, Triathalons, and I am a two time Ironman Finisher. I have coached High School Football for ten years; I love to rock climb, snow ski, and wakeboard. Looking back the list is long, but CrossFit and becoming a CrossFit instructor has been not only life changing, but is by far some of the most challenging and gratifying athletic accomplishments in my life. I am so fortunate not only to meet new people but have the opportunity to help them change their lives. If you were to ask me 10 years ago what I would be doing in retirement the last thing I would have guessed would be dead lifting, power cleaning and coaching CrossFit alongside my wife. CrossFit has not only changed me physically but also mentally and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Coach LeAnne Fournier

I have always been enthusiastic about exercise and fitness. I started working out in the Global Gyms when I was in high school. I taught step aerobics for years and loved every minute of it! However after years of doing the same type of exercise I became frustrated because I was not seeing results. Thankfully my friend and mentor stepped in and introduced me to CrossFit! I never stepped back into the Global Gym again! I received my CrossFit level one cert. in March 2011 and have been coaching ever since. I love the small group atmosphere and the bond that is created when a WOD has begun! CrossFit is a huge part of mine and my family’s life, and I could not imagine it any differently. Lifting weight and accomplishing a WOD with a gym full of people who are constantly cheering you on and encouraging you to succeed are the most motivating and fulfilling experiences I could ask for!

Coach Stephanie Jones

Coach Cassie Fix

I have been involved with sports since I was 3 years old. I Played club soccer in my younger years and varsity soccer through high school. I absolutely loved the competition aspect of the sport. Unfortunately, I got injured and had to stop playing which made me miserable. It was not until Cynthia (my mother) decided to open a CrossFit gym that I became interested in weight lifting, gymnastics, and functional movement. I was only doing CrossFit about three times a week for about two years and then my husband and I found out I was pregnant. I continued my three times a week to stay as healthy as possible for me and my daughter while I was pregnant. I had my daughter in January of 2013. I immediately went back to working out three weeks after. I started to work out six days a week and I was absolutely loving how healthy and fit I felt. I knew I wanted to be able to raise my daughter myself and not have to send her to a day care. My mom had asked me if I was interested in getting my CrossFit Level 1 Cert to start coaching. This helped me be able to raise my daughter and do what I loved to do every day. I did not hesitate and started studying the next day and got my CF Level 1 Cert in March 2013. Shortly after, I found out I was pregnant again this time I was in the gym six days a week and doing some double days with the athletes trying to prepare for competitions coming up. I had hit all new personal records and was building a lot of strength. While I was getting farther along in the pregnancy, I was modifying as necessary while still pushing as much as possible and continuing to stay safe. I had my son September 2014 and was back in the gym 2 weeks later doing pvc work and riding the airadyne bike. I’m coaching athletes, working out six times a week, raising my kids and loving every minute. CrossFit has changed my entire life for the better. My husband and I workout together, coach together, and set PR’s next to one another. We want to show our children what hard work, dedication, and respect can do. My daughter loves coming to the gym to play with her gym friends and do their Version of a WOD. CrossFit has taught not only me but my entire family a healthy life style.

Coach Gerald Fix

Growing up I moved around a lot. I found that playing sports and being continuously active helped me get engaged in meeting new people and making new friends. It was like sports bonded people together as a group all striving for the same thing. I played football in junior high and high school. What I loved about football was the competitive nature, the passion and drive for playing your heart out and leaving all out on the field. I’ve always been very competitive and believe in putting everything in to what you’re doing. After high school I continued to stay active by signing up with gyms like 24-hour Fitness and LA Fitness, but couldn’t stay motivated so it was an on and off again type of relationship. My fitness goals suffered as a result. That was until, my now wife ( Cassie ) told me to try her mom’s ( Cynthia ) gym. I walked into CynGym Crossfit not knowing what to expect. I was nervous, a little scared and unsure if I’d even like it. I instantly enjoyed the push and motivation that came from doing Crossfit. Everyday is varied and posses a different challenge, which kept me coming back; I wanted to see what the next day would bring. I enjoy the drive to embrace and overcome each challenge each day I come to CynGym Crossfit. I have so much fun working out next to my fellow comrades sweating, pushing, and striving to conquer the challenge day in and day out. Crossfit has simply become a passion, a way of life, and a life changing experience that I will continue to embrace. The best part of each day is coming to CynGym Crossfit and working out with my CynGym family, because it reminds me of the football days; we are all there for each other pushing as hard as we can to try and attain the same goal. I’ve never felt healthier and stronger than I do today!!

Coach Gabe

Coach Carlos

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