“Must be a bad-ass.”

We take fitness seriously and we demand a lot of our coaches. Our primary goal is to provide an amazing coaching & class experience for our members. Thus, our Coaches must be “bad-ass” at what they do: Coaching. We require them to go though our Observing & Assisting  program under the guidance of our Head Coach. We provide mandatory training on all aspects of coaching: from one-on-one sessions to effective group classes along with requiring our coaches to “practice what they preach.”

Every coach on our staff, including the owners, were doing CrossFit on their own before becoming a coach with Diablo. Our coaches know what the customer experience is like because they were all clients. They are passionate about fitness, nutrition and the CrossFit methodology. They constantly devour information, videos, books, and blogs on everything related to fitness, nutrition and CrossFit. They pursue new Certifications every year. They compete regularly in CrossFit competitions, triathlons, 10ks, Marathons, and more. Their reward is your results. Go ahead, ask them. Better yet, challenge them. They’ll exceed your expectation, guaranteed.

  • Craig Howard Coach, Co-Founder, & Owner


    • CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer
    • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Trainer
    • CrossFit Endurance Trainer
    • CrossFit Endurance Swimming Trainer
    • CrossFit Strongman Trainer
    • USAW Club Coach Certificate
    • CPR, AED, & First Aid Certificate
    • 2011 CrossFit Games Masters, 13th Place (45 – 49)
    • 2013 CrossFit Games, 1st Place (50 – 54)

    Craig has been into fitness for more than 35 years. His athletic background includes competitive water polo & skiing in high school & college. After college, Craig spent many hours in the gym training for strength and size. In his 30’s he caught the running bug and completed many half and full marathons, finally graduating to triathlons.

    In 2003 at age 41, he found CrossFit and was hooked. In 2006 he partnered with Jeremy and launched Diablo CrossFit. He loves competition, competes in the Games qualifying events, and qualifying for the CrossFit Games as a Masters athlete in 2011 and 2013.  In 2013 Craig achieved one of his fitness goals by winning the CrossFit Games Masters 50-54 year-old Division.

    Craig is passionate about CrossFit for its incredible simplicity, superior efficacy, and amazing results for EVERYONE, including the de-conditioned, the disabled as well as top athletes.

  • Yvonne Howard Membership Services and Owner


    • CPR, AED, & First Aid Certificate
    • 2012 CrossFit Games Masters, 10th Place (50- 54)
    • 2013 CrossFit Games Masters, 14th Place (50- 54)
    Yvonne has been a fitness fanatic since childhood. She pursued her passion on her own, starting with softball as a kid to CrossFit as an adult. After high school, Yvonne went to work full-time as a hair stylist, and studied Human Performance at San Jose State University. She was an aerobics queen and a competitive bodybuilder in her 20’s. In her 30’s, she turned to endurance sports and focused on her running – including 10k’s and half-marathons. In her 40’s she kept up her weightlifting and channeled her competitive spirit to golf which yielded a hole-in-one and Club Championship in 2003. She began CrossFit in 2008, and quickly became a top Masters competitor. After undergoing shoulder surgery in 2011, Yvonne returned to the gym and qualified for the CrossFit Games in the 50-54 category in 2012 and in 2013. She trains every day and loves doing class with the Diablo community.
  • Kelli Plows Operations


    • CPR, AED, & First Aid Certificate

    Kelli

  • Jamie Lee Coach & CrossFit Games Athlete


    • CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer
    • CrossFit Level 2 (CF-L2) Trainer
    • CrossFit Movement & Mobility Trainer
    • CrossFit Strongman Trainer
    • Charles Staley Olympic Weightlifting Certificate
    • CPR, AED, & First Aid Certificate
    • CrossFit Burn Affiliate Owner (now part of Diablo)
    • 2011 NorCal Regional Qualifier
    • 2012 CrossFit Games Team 3rd Place
    • 2013 NorCal Regional Team 2nd Place
    • 2013 CrossFit Games Team 8th Place
    • 2015 California Regionals Team 5th Place
    • 2015 CrossFit Games Team 28th Place
    • 2016 Golden State Games Team 1st Place
    • 2016 California Regional Team 1st Place
    • 2016 CrossFit Games Team 9th Place
    Jamie was born and raised here in the East Bay. Grew up wrestling for the Pleasant Hill Wrestling Club, which is were his athletic background began. After wrestling he got into Cross Country and Downhill mountain bike racing in search of some type of competition outlet. One of the personal trainers at his old gym talked him into doing “Fran” (which is one of CrossFits benchmark workouts). After that workout he was hooked. He started following the CrossFit Main Site, CrossFit Journal, then became a CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer. Not only is it his outlet for his competition, but it is his tool to help teach people how to move and be healthy. Jamie says,”Competitions are a lot of fun, but the feeling I get when someone does there first pull up or picks up a lot of weight when they thought they couldn’t is way more satisfying for me.”

    Before CrossFit Jamie Lee was a Personal trainer at a local Health Club. Once he was introduced to CrossFit, he knew that it was the most efficient way to teach Fitness to anyone new to it and to experienced Athletes. It is very difficult to do CrossFit at a “Globo Gym”, due to the lack of functional equipment, not to mention that the big globo gyms do not allow heavy strength training, because dropping weights is a distraction to the other members. Thats when Jamie decided to branch out and opened his own CrossFit Affiliate (CrossFit Burn), where he received some great experience. After running and programming for his own gym, Jamie closed his gym and joined the Diablo CrossFit Family. Jamie says, “I love it here, it is such a great atmosphere, and I am receiving all the Support I need to share CrossFit with our community”.

  • Jordan Karnofsky Coach


    • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    • CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer
    • CrossFit Nutrition Trainer
    • CrossFit Movement & Mobility Trainer
    • CrossFit Strongman Trainer
    • USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
    • CPR, AED, & First Aid Certificate
    Jordan grew up in Sacramento playing baseball, basketball, soccer and golf. In High School, he began to focus on baseball and was voted All-City, Team MVP and was invited to participate in the ARE Code Games.

    After high school, Jordan was drafted to play professional baseball in the 48th round by the Cleveland Indians. Instead, he took a scholarship to play baseball at UC Berkeley where he hit . 290 over his 5 years there. He also played in the Shenandoah Valley League in Virginia where he was voted 9th best pro prospect. However, because he wasn’t into CrossFit or Paleo yet, Jordan was injured and had surgery five times. After each surgery he put on 10-15 lbs and by the time he graduated, he was an out of shape 265 pound baseball player.

    He decided it was time to get into shape and be injured no more. He moved to Walnut Creek and showed up at the old Diablo Shed for a workout. HOOKED. After being at Diablo for a year, he took a job as a personal trainer at UFC GYM. He’s now back at Diablo because “it’s the coolest place in the world.”

    Jordan enjoys loud house music, rowing, double and triple unders,(just got quadruple unders), and paleo.

  • Vanessa Santillan Coach & CrossFit Games Athlete


    • CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer
    • B. S Kinesiology -Sports Performance
    • USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
    • NSCA- Certified Strength & Conditioning
    • CPR, AED, & First Aid Certificate
    • 2009 Western Conference Allstar Running Back IWFL (Independent Women’s Football League)
    • 2013 Good Times Fall Fit Classic Team 3rd place
    • 2014 Deuces Wild Partner Comp 3rd Place
    • 2014 DAV Patriot Games Team 2nd Place
    • 2014 LaLanne Summer Throwdown 4th Place
    • 2015 Deuces Wild Partner Comp 3rd Place
    • 2015 DAV Patriot Games Team 1st Place
    • 2015 California Regionals Team 5th Place
    • 2015 CrossFit Games Team 28th Place
    • 2016 Golden State Games Team 1st Place
    • 2016 California Regional Team 1st Place
    • 2016 CrossFit Games Team 9th Place
    Vanessa was born and raised in sunny Southern California. During college she joined a women’s full contact football team and ended up playing for five years as the starting running back. Her love of the gym, playing sports, and getting sweaty led her to earn a Kinesiology degree with an emphasis on Sports Performance. Vanessa became a personal trainer at a young age and within a few years began coaching various elite level athletes.

    In 2012 after watching the CrossFit games on TV Vanessa’s wife encouraged her to do her first CrossFit wod…Fran. Of course they had no idea what scaling was, so doing Fran at the men’s RX’d weight with all strict pull-ups beat her up…naturally she was hooked. Fast forward to NorCal Regionals 2013 the crazy excited DCF fans and all of their amazing athletes competing caught Vanessa’s attention. The next week they moved to Concord and starting training at Diablo Pleasant Hill. Following the Plan D programming Vanessa made huge gains and made it onto Diablos Anejo regional competition team. Vanessa’s favorite part of coaching is seeing people achieve a goal that they have been working towards…getting to wear workout clothes everyday is a close second.

  • Kyle Zozaya Coach & CrossFit Games Athlete


    • CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer
    • CPR, AED, & First Aid Certificate
    • 2015 California Region Individual Qualifier
    • 2015 CrossFit Games Team 28th Place
    • 2016 California Regional Team 1st place
    • 2016 CrossFit Games Team 9th Place
    Kyle grew up in Hollister, CA playing baseball. After high school he went on to attend California State University East Bay on an athletic scholarship earning his Bachelors Degree in Business.

    Finding CrossFit happened his senior year when his roommate told him about it. Kyle started following the daily workouts from a gym back home doing the workouts every day that summer. He finally joined an affiliate and fell in love with CrossFit, beginning to coach about a year later. Giving CrossFit a “try” has been one of his best decisions and changed his life for the better. CrossFit opened new relationships, a healthier lifestyle, and introduced him to an amazing community.

  • Whitney Heuser Coach & CrossFit Games Athlete


    • CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer
    • CrossFit Kids Trainer
    • CPR, AED, & First Aid Certificate
    • 2011 NorCal Regional Qualifier
    • 2011 CrossFit Games Team 7th Place
    • 2011 LaLanne Throwdown 1st Place
    • 2012 CrossFit Games Open NorCal 4th Place
    • 2012 CrossFit Games Team 3rd Place
    • 2013 CrossFit Games Team 8th Place
    • 2014 NorCal Region Individual 9th Place
    • 2015 California Super Regional 13th Place
    • 2015 CrossFit Games Team 28th Place
    • 2016  California Super Regional Team 1st Place
    • 2016 CrossFit Games Affiliate Team 9th Place
    Whitney’s passion for CrossFit started at age 16 at the very first CrossFit affiliate in Santa Cruz California where she trained with many of the OG’s! She has now been CrossFitting for more than 8 years and has been a trainer at Diablo Crossfit since February, 2011.

    Whitney was born and raised in Santa Cruz California where she played multiple sports growing up. A 3 sport high school athlete playing softball, volleyball, and basketball, Whitney came to Moraga California on a Division I Softball scholarship where she played 2 years at Saint Marys College of California. She stopped playing softball to further her desire to make it to the CrossFit Games in 2012.

    Shortly after she moved to Moraga, Whitney was referred to Diablo CrossFit. Since joining Diablo, Whitney has dramatically improved her fitness both physically and mentally. And, Whitney considers the Diablo community her “family,” and credits the community with helping motivate her to be able to be reach her long term goal of becoming a Games contender. She loves helping people achieve their fitness goals and shares a special kinship with the kids in the CrossFit kids program, since she was a CrossFit kid not long ago. She is excited to for her future in CrossFit and for her future contributions to the CrossFit community!

  • Carrie Olson Coach & Olympic Weightlifting Specialist


    • CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer
    • CrossFit Scaling Course
    • USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
    • CPR, AED, & First Aid Certificate

    Carrie was born in Southern California but moved to Nebraska at a young age. Carrie was active with gymnastics and drill team in high school and attended University of Nebraska where she studied nutrition. She moved back to California where she worked in the restaurant industry. A short time later, Carrie discovered CrossFit at Diablo. While Crossfitting, Carrie wanted to focus on developing her strength. She soon discovered a passion for Olympic Weightlifting. Carrie enjoys competing and has broke several PWA masters records.

    Carrie enjoys spending time with her family which includes her husband and two kids. They enjoy hiking and exploring all the Bay has to offer.

  • Erika Schuler Coach


    • CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer
    • CPR, AED, & First Aid Certificate

    Erika grew up locally in Walnut Creek; always an active girl growing up she played soccer and swam for Valley Vista swim team. Erika found Diablo Crossfit in 2009 through her sister who had been a member for about a year. She can still remember her first workout, the “Newbie” 400 m run, 10 pull ups (that she had to use a green band for), 20 push-ups, 30 sit-ups and 40 air squats for time. At the end of it her arms were sore, it hurt to laugh and her legs were wobbly, yet she couldn’t wait to come back for more!!

    It didn’t take long for Erika to realize that Crossfit was going to be a bigger part of her life than she originally expected. Shortly after joining DCF she partook in a summer paleo nutrition challenge. At the end of the challenge she was running faster, lifting heavier and could link her pull-ups, which were none-existent 3 months earlier! She was so motivated by how the coaches and members inspired her and filled the need for community, that she decided she wanted to be a coach who could help change people’s lives for the better.

  • Nick Jones “Handyman” Coach


    • CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer
    • CrossFit Nutrition Certificate
    • CrossFit Running and Endurance Trainer
    • CrossFit Powerlifting Trainer
    • CrossFit Movement and Mobility Trainer
    • CrossFit Strongman Trainer
    • USAW Sport Performance Coach
    • NFPT Certified Personal Trainer
    • Carl Paoli Gymnastic Seminar Attendee
    • CPR, AED, & First Aid Certificate
    Nicholas has been involved in sports since he was very young. Always very good with his hands, Nick could throw a 90+ MPH fastball by the age of 15, and was heavily scouted by MLB. After baseball, Nick spent a few years snowboarding in Tahoe before he became a certified personal trainer, working with clients at a local globo gym. His brother, Diablo partner Jeremy Jones, finally convinced Nick to check it out. After he barely survived the “newbie” workout, he fell back in love with fitness for the first time in years. Nick abandoned the globo gym training techniques, embraced CrossFit and has never looked back.
  • Travis Newman Coach & Gymnastic Specialist


    • CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer
    • CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer
    • Sport Specific Trainer
    • Certified Functional Movement Therapist (F.M.S)
    • Australian National Team Member
    • USA National Team Member
    • Cirque Du Soleil “La Nouba”
    • Airealistic Circuses
    • USA National Cyr Wheel Team Member
    • USA World Cyr Wheel Team Member 2013
    • FEMA Certified
    • Licensed Paramedic 2010
    • CPR, AED, & First Aid Certificate

    Travis has a background in high level gymnastics. He started gymnastics when he was just 3 years old. He quickly accelerated to the top level, so to further his dream in the sport, he moved to Australia to continue his dream of making the Olympics. He became one of the youngest Junior National Team Member for Australia. At the age of 16 he moved back to the United State to try and make the 2004 Olympics. He moved to the Olympic Training Center (OTC) in Colorado. There he made the Senior Men’s National Team where he qualified to the 2004 Olympic Trials. During the competition he sustained a pretty severe injury on the Vault and had to say goodbye to his dream of making the 2004 Olympic Team. He shortly thereafter joined the Cirque Du Soleil Family, where he performed all over the country. After years of performing and shows, he left the Cirque world to join the medical field as a Paramedic. After 5 years as a medic he realized that his true love and passion in life was gymnastics and coaching. He has been coaching for the past 15+ years and has coached gymnasts from all over the country and world. He has had athletes on the Junior and Senior USA National Gymnastics Team. He has coached gymnasts from other countries like: Canada. Australia, Denmark, Mexico, and England.

  • Justin Blair Coach


    • CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer
    • CPR, AED, & First Aid Certificate
    Justin grew up near Santa Barbara, Ca playing football soccer and track. In college he was a competitive cheerleader and a member or Northeastern University’s 2002 National Championship team. After college he ventured into the world of mixed martial arts(MMA) fighting on the amateur circuit in California and professionally in Mexico. After retiring from MMA he found CrossFit in 2011 and has been hooked since. For fun he loves to compete, travel, and take on physical challenges like running with the bulls or swimming with Great Whites. When not at Diablo Justin is a Health Coach in Lafayette helping with weight loss, proper nutrition, and fitness habits for sustainable weight loss. Justin strives to help anyone regardless of their level or ability improve their life both physically or mentally.
  • Hector DeLeon Coach


    • CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer
    • CrossFit Level 2 (CF-L2) Trainer
    • CrossFit Movement and Mobility Trainer
    • CrossFit Powerlifting Trainer
    • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Trainer
    • CrossFit Endurance Trainer
    • CrossFit Striking Trainer
    • CrossFit Defense Trainer
    • CrossFit Strongman Trainer
    • CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
    • CrossFit Football Trainer
    • USAW Club Coach
    • USA Track and Field Certification Attendee
    • Law Enforcement Fitness Specialist (Cooper’s Institute)
    • CPR, AED, & First Aid Certificate
    Hector grew up in the Eastbay. After changing to a career that required him to be in good physical condition, he started training at Berkeley Krav Maga. He achieved his Level 1 Certification, but wanted more out of his physical fitness. With the recommendation of 3 of his co-workers he stopped by Diablo Crossfit. Not only was he impressed with the high level of fitness and knowledge at the Shed, but the level of camaraderie and intensity that he had not experience since the academy. He was instantly hooked.

    Training at Diablo Crossfit has also given him a better General Physical Preparedness (GPP) to successfully test for specialized teams within his agency and compete in individual competitions. Hector loves learning through books, videos and certifications, but more importantly he loves teaching what the new knowledge he acquires.

  • Eddy Castillo Coach


    • CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer
    • CrossFit Endurance Trainer
    • CrossFit Kids Trainer
    • CPR, AED, & First Aid Certificate
    Eddy was born and raised in the East Bay. While growing up, Eddy was involved in several bay area youth activity leagues. While in High School, he played soccer, football and ran track and field. Eddy primarily maintained his fitness at local Globo Gym(s). While working out at the gym(s), he felt something was missing from his workout routine.

    In 2007, Eddy completed Alameda County’s Police Academy; he was in the best shape of his life. In 2008, he was introduced to the “Shed.” Diablo CrossFit’s coaches and members demonstrated the highest level of fitness and knowledge. His fitness level, at the time, had not prepared him for the work capacity and intensity CrossFit workouts generate. He was immediately drawn to the “Shed’s” community and was hooked!

    After 6 years of being a member of Diablo CrossFit, Eddy has greatly improved his mobility, health and physical fitness. In 2013, Eddy decided to take his love of CrossFit to the next level by becoming a Crossfit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer and started his coaching internship.

    Eddy is actively pursuing additional CrossFit Specialized training and methodology. He believes CrossFit is the prescribed method of preparing individuals for any physical contingency not only for the unknown, but for the unknowable.

  • Michael Guglielmo Coach


    • CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer
    • USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
    • CPR, AED, & First Aid Certificate

    Michael started CrossFit the summer between his 7th and 8th grade as a way to prepare for high school sports. But, by the end of 8th grade he had fallen in love with CrossFit and was doing it daily. In high school Michael played football, track & field, and wrestled. In CrossFit he competed at Moxie Madness as an Individual Teen where he took 2nd place and in the 2014 CrossFit Open he placed in the Top 10 Teens of California and in the Top 5% of teens, 18 years and under in the world.

    Michaels passion for Olympic Lifting started at the 2014 American Open where he was one of the volunteers helping out. After watching everybody lift up on the platform he swore that by the 2015 American Open he would be up there competing with them. After that weekend Michael switched over to being an Olympic Weightlifter and joined the Catalyst Athletics Weightlifting Team. Currently he has competed in and taken gold (1st place) at the MDUSA RVA Open, the Baltimore Open, and the Tommy Kono Open. On top of that he competed at the National University Championships where he placed in the Top 5 in the nation. Michael has also competed at the 2015 American Open and more recently taking 3rd place at the 2016 Junior National Championships.

  • Jeremy Corpuz Coach


    • CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer
    • CPR, AED, & First Aid Certificate

    This is Joselito by day… and Jeremy by night. Jeremy took his first CrossFit intro Class in 2010 at CFM. Never hearing of CrossFit and not knowing what he got himself into, he found himself “drinking the juice” 5 days a week. In 2012, with a career decision moving him to CoCo County, he did his research making his way as a regular member at Diablo CrossFit. He instantly fell in love with the community and made a commitment to attain his CrossFit Level 1 Trainer to become a coach at DCF.

    Jeremy has an extensive, and somewhat closeted background. (No pun intended.) He started dancing at the age of 7 and made his way into professional dancing at a talent agency in Southern California by the age of 18. He has also performed with a number of collegiate dance competition teams and companies. Another “sport” he has kept a secret; At the age of 12 he was a bowler and became Jr. Pro by the age of 18. Non-the-less, his training and coaching did not stop there. Jeremy has also attained his 3rd degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and was an assistant head coach by the age of 14, working with ages 4 years old to 75 years old.
    The CrossFit community, and the variety of personalities and different skill sets have inspired Jeremy to make a difference in peoples’ lives which also happens to enrich his life as well.
  • Mark Mooney Coach


    • CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer
    • CPR, AED, & First Aid Certificate 

    Growing up in Santa Rosa, Mark was always involved in sports. In High School he wrestled, played baseball, and soccer. Once he went to college, he started to play Rugby, winning Rookie of the Year his first year out on the pitch. Passionate about the outdoors, Mark discovered long distance trail running later in life and competed in many races, including the Ohlone 50k. Along the way, Mark always found time to Coach and enjoyed many years coaching his kids soccer and baseball teams.

    In 2011, Mark started CrossFit and found the combination of disciplines to be fun and challenging. Mark wanted to give back to the Diablo community which was so beneficial to him and started Coaching in 2014. Mark’s mission is to promote “sustainable CrossFitting” so that members can enjoy Diablo for years to come!

  • Levi Beckett Customer Service & Aspiring Coach


    • CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer
    • Certified Health Coach – Institute of Integrative Nutrition
    • Movement & Mobility Specialist – MobilityWOD
    • CPR, AED, & First Aid Certificate

    Levi’s journey began in the small state of West Virginia where he was born and raised. Levi grew up playing a variety of sports and always enjoyed the challenges sports provided. Once getting into high school Levi made the decision to focus all of his efforts on football as his dream was to go as far as he could with it. After high school he went on to play football at Indiana University for some time. After spending time playing Big Ten football he decided that he was ready to start a new chapter in his life as what was once his dream was no longer his passion. He vividly remembers his first exposure to CrossFit as it occurred coming home from college on a particular weekend. Levi recalls he came home from lunch on a Sunday afternoon just before having to head back to school. He sat down to watch TV for a few minutes and this thing called the “CrossFit Games” were on ESPN. After what was suppose to be just a few minutes turned into a couple hours of fascination watching all of the episodes. It was at that moment when Levi’s new passion was ignited. After finishing the school year he came home for the summer and tried CrossFit for the first time that very next week. It only took one workout for Levi to realize that this was his new path and the rest was history. Levi saw CrossFit as a way to express his passion for health, fitness, and wellness and help others in their journey of achieving optimal health. Levi loves the community that CrossFit has created and how it brings out the best in everyone regardless of where they are in their health journey.

  • Marty Atkinson Aspiring Coach


    • CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer
    • CPR, AED, & First Aid Certificate

    Marty grew up in Champaign, Illinois and loved playing sports from a young age. In high school, he played tennis and soccer competitively, while playing golf and swimming during the summers. During his college years at the University of Wisconsin, Marty developed a love for running, and he has since completed many marathons, half marathons, and 10k races. Marty moved to San Francisco in 2000 and pursued a dream of learning to surf. Several years and surf trips later, he started a family and moved from Ocean Beach to the East Bay. With the beach no longer nearby, Marty found a new passion, CrossFit. He walked through the doors of Diablo in 2012 and never looked back. Inspired by the CrossFit methodologies and the spirit of the Diablo community, Marty was hooked and only wanted more. He obtained his CF-L1 and now loves the opportunity to help others and to give back to the community. When he is not in the gym, Marty loves spending time with his wife and son, and enjoying the beautiful outdoors of the Bay Area.

  • Ana Mooney Health & Nutrition Coach


    • Certified Health Coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition
    • CPR, AED, & First Aid Certificate

    Ana grew up in the Bay Area and always had an interest in Health and Nutrition. After leaving her corporate job to raise her 2 kids (now teenagers), she was in a fitness and nutrition rut when she discovered Diablo. She and her husband were instantly hooked on the variety and challenge that CrossFit had to offer. Soon after joining Diablo, Ana became a team member in an Administrative and Coach Support role.

    Hungry for more and inspired by the CrossFit methodology, Ana’s interest in Nutrition was reignited and in 2013 she went back to school to become a Health and Nutrition Coach.

    Ana loves helping people make the connection that being physically active, and eating healthy are the basis for a balanced body and mind!

  • Andrew Descalso Coach & Project Manager


    • CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer
    • CrossFit Level 2 (CF-L2) Trainer
    • CrossFit Endurance Trainer
    • CrossFit Powerlifting Trainer
    • CrossFit Strongman Trainer
    • USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
    • Carl Paoli Gymnastic Seminar Attendee
    • CPR, AED, & First Aid Certificate
    Andrew has been a lifelong athlete from the days of middle school little league to a couple of triathlons in college, but his true passion lies in the outdoors, more specifically, rock climbing. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and then found his way to the East Bay to attend St Mary’s College. While at SMC he worked at REI and then at Diablo Rock Gym where he continued to pursue his addiction to climbing and the outdoors.

    Andrew found CrossFit through their website in 2008 and took his first class at Berkeley Ironworks when it used to be home to CrossFit EastBay. He remembers his first two workouts being The Filthy Fifty and Fight Gone Bad. Although he doesn’t remember his score, he was hooked on the intensity that was necessary. After years of integrating CrossFit as a training tool for climbing he decided to focus more time on it and let climbing take a sideline.

  • Lisa Pickup Yoga Instructor


    • Yogaworks Teacher Training (500 Hours)
    • Massage Therapist
    • CPR, AED, & First Aid Certificate
    Lisa Pickup a Bay Area native, a trained esthetician and massage therapist transferred her skills and ability to practice yoga. She became a student of yoga over 12 years ago. Looking to continue her career in body work she began to study yoga and has added “teacher” to her resume. She is a 500 hour graduate from the Yogaworks teacher training program. Lisa considers herself as a “people person” and through yoga she is able to gain a better understanding of people and the ways the body works in various poses. Lisa enjoys teaching and sharing her love of yoga with the community. She see’s how it leaves a positive feeling on her students. Their minds are focused and their bodies move towards good health. The benefits of a daily yoga regimen are endless. Lisa focuses her classes on the students needs. Each student is looked at as an individual.