Our Coaches

CHRIS HOPPE

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Olympic lifting
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • CrossFit Strongman
  • USAW Level 1
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BETH HOPPE

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Goal Setting
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting
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BRYAN MURI

Bryan found CrossFit in 2008 while looking for a viable option for off-season cross-training. One of his cycling acquaintances happened to mention this “elitist military-type training” that was one of the best workouts he’d ever had. Of course, Bryan had to see what the fuss was about. In rather short order, Bryan had completely exhausted the entire CrossFit website of all its instructional videos, journals, and forums. He quickly learned that CrossFit wasn’t for the ‘elite’ or military–it’s for EVERYONE–including skinny cyclists! Bryan, due to his competitive nature and desire to help/inspire others, jumped into CrossFit with both feet in late 2011 and hasn’t turned back. He participates in local competitions, regularly coaches, and CrossFits five days a week. Lately, he has been focusing his training and interest in back country bowhunting and has participated is several bowhunting competitions, as swell as applied his fitness in the backcountry, hunting elk.

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • CrossFit StrongMan
JUDY GRIEP
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Judy began CrossFit in 2011 while working on the other side of the world. She had been a high school soccer player and had remained active by doing light weight/high volume weightlifting, going to yoga classes and running…a lot of running. Someone approached her one-day at the gym and suggested she try CrossFit. She never went back to the routine weightlifting program and hours on the treadmill again. Upon returning to the States she found a gym at home where she first experienced the powerful community of CrossFit; she knew that she was hooked for the long run. She loved that the people at the gym did life together- not just the daily workouts. In 2013, on another trip around the world Judy became CF-L1 certified and began sharing her love for this community with others. Judy says the best part of CrossFit is the people. She loves that she is part of a community where people are exchanging recipes, getting together to go hiking, and generally have similar interests of living a healthy lifestyle. CrossFit redefined what health, wellness and beauty means to her and she loves sharing that with others. When she’s not at the gym Judy loves to enjoy beautiful Colorado with her husband and dog. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Health and Wellness Promotion at UCCS.

Certifications:

  • Registered Yoga Teacher – 2011
  • CrossFit Level 1 – 2013
  • USAW Sports Performance Coach – 2013
  • CrossFit Gymnastics – 2013
  • CrossFit Coach’s Prep Course – 2014
  • Crossroads Adaptive Coach- 2016
THOMAS WHITEWAY

CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting came into Thomas’ life in 2010 after his time in the United States Marine Corps. Instantly hooked, he became CF-L1 certified, & USAW L1 Certified. CrossFit is an outlet for Thomas and he uses it to stay active so he can enjoy all things in life. In 2013 and 2014 he competed with a team at the Southwest Regionals. Outside of coaching and training, Thomas enjoys riding his Harley, golfing, hiking and spending time with his wife Shannon, son Payton (4) and daughter Ella (1).

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Strongman
  • USAW Weightlifting
CHRIS SMITH
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Whether on the competitive fields of the schools or in the backyard with his two older brothers, there wasn’t a moment that Chris wasn’t playing some sort of sport. Every season brought a different sport with it and a competitiveness that seemed to disappear as he grew up and entered into adulthood. That was, of course, until he discovered CrossFit in 2013. Halfway through his first CrossFit workout Chris found that competitive drive again and has never looked back. CrossFit has completely changed his life for the better and led him to a career in the fitness industry. Chris has been working in the fitness industry since 2013 when he began coaching CrossFit in Charleston, South Carolina, and he continued to pursue that career path when he moved to Colorado with his wife in 2014. Over the past few years Chris has trained thousands of personal training sessions, coached hundreds of CrossFit classes, and worked with numerous patients as a rehab aide in a physical therapy clinic. Chris is currently pursuing his undergraduate in health sciences with aspirations of pursuing a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. None of this would have been possible without CrossFit and the incredible community that he loves. It launched him into a career that has allowed him to change people’s lives, and nothing is more rewarding than that. When Chris is not coaching or training his clients he can usually be found somewhere in the mountains with his wife and pup, or trying to find his way to a beach somewhere. Chris has a true passion for helping others and leading everyone he meets to a healthier life, and has only just begun this journey.

Certifications:

  • CrossFit L1 Trainer
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • Crossroads Adaptive Coach
  • AHA CPR/AED Certified