Coaches

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PATRICK BENTON

Head Coach

Patrick is an International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), and CrossFit Level 2 Coach. He has been training clientele in the United States for the past 17 years (as well as 2 years in Southeast Asia) and practicing CrossFit methodology for the last 12 years.  Patrick has also participated on a team at The CrossFit Games Regionals in The Pacific Region and was the Third Fittest Legacy Male Athlete at the 2016 Asia Championships.  His number one priority is the success of his clients, and he measures his success by their satisfaction.  He feels an indescribable sense of excitement when he sees his clients break through personal limitations.  “Words cannot do it justice; it is a PASSION, a passion only felt in person.  I will provide the knowledge, intuition, and motivation to achieve your greatest results.”

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scott bukieda

Coach

Scott has a solid background in Olympic weightlifting and knows all the proper techniques to maximize lifts.  The focus required for finding proper technique can sometimes feel demanding, but Scott's light-heartedness and hilarious personality take the stress out of training.

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Josh Verdi

Coach

Born and raised in California, Josh grew a love for sports at a very young age. His primary line of work is Professional Body Piercing, but later in his career he found himself wanting to help people not only feel good aesthetically and mentally, but wanting to help create change in their physical health as well.

Branching out into CrossFit and Weightlifting, he discovered his love for fitness again leading him to get his CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and his USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach certifications. He placed third place in his weightlifting class at the Weightlifting Wise competition at the 2017 Naturally Fit Games in Austin, TX while being a part of Team Plantbuilt.

He is a committed and attentive Coach who promotes healthy living of the body and mind. Get a piercing from him and then come to class to sweat it out with him!

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JENNA LAUGHLIN

Coach

Jenna is an ISSA certified personal trainer and a CrossFit Level 2 Coach.  Jenna has been practicing the CrossFit methodology for over 6 years, but it only took a couple of sessions to realize the strength she was gaining in her morning ritual was not only physical but mental as well.  Now a 2 time Pacific Regional CrossFit Games competitor, she has found a true passion and feels extremely fortunate to be able to share with you her knowledge, experience, and love of human movement, CrossFit, and overall well being.

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aMANDA mCvAY

Coach

Amanda is a CrossFit Level 2 Coach. She had an interest in training strength playing competitive sports from a young age and was frustrated at the “high reps low weight so you don’t get too bulky” mentality. She finally stumbled upon the strong women of the CrossFit Games in 2012, signed up for her first class in January of 2013 and has not looked back.


She is a huge believer in mechanics, consistency, and then intensity. She’s proudest when she sees an athlete give their all and dig deep. She promises solid playlists, relentless coaching, and all the fist bumps!