As a lifelong competitive athlete, Ali participated in multiple sports including soccer, softball, volleyball, and track and field. She played softball for UCLA where she competed on the 2003 NCAA Division I National Champion Softball team. After earning her Bachelor’s degree from UCLA in 2005, she accepted a position as Director of Operations in the UCLA Softball program.
Ali found CrossFit shortly after her time at UCLA and has never looked back. She has experienced firsthand the profound changes brought about by CrossFit. Her passion now is to bring that life change to other women.
She is motivated by helping women push through barriers and realize they CAN do CrossFit, by seeing the joy and empowerment of someone achieving a personal goal, and by witnessing women leading healthy lifestyles that lead to overall satisfaction and motivation for life.
Ali is CrossFit Level 1 Certified. She leads CrossFit Fly Crews and is available for personal training. She can be reached at email@example.com or 714.809.3431
As a competitive collegiate athlete, Laura took an interest in the weight room. She loved the feeling of power she got from doing olympic lifts. This confidence and strength transferred to her competitions and she reached her goal of qualifying for the 2006 NCAA Division I Cross Country Nationals. She was introduced to crossfit by her weight coach and was fascinated by the challenge of using a barbell lift in such a high intensity setting.
As her interest in weightlifting and crossfit grew she found herself taking more and more yoga classes to counter balance the mental and physical intensity of being an athlete. She became so convinced that yoga is the key complementary factor to any sport that she became a Registered Yoga Alliance (200hr) Instructor and earned her CorePower Hot Yoga Certification. Upon graduation from UCI, Laura accepted a position as the Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach for UCI Athletics where she coached five Division I teams and taught yoga classes to student athletes.
Laura still enjoys competition. Recently, she won 1st place at the 2011 OC Wahoos 5k (pictured right). She is very passionate about crossfit, yoga, and running and helping others use these tools to live happier and healthier lives!
Laura is CrossFit Level 1 Certified, CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified, leads CrossFit Fly Crews, and is available for personal training. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 562.355.5620
As a busy mom with three children from 6-16, Aki is very familiar with the struggle to balance a very active home life and maintain optimal fitness. She understands the need for a quick, yet effective workout.
Many are surprised to learn that Aki is a classically trained ballet dancer. She performed with Westside Ballet Company until she was 16. In 1991 Aki traded her ballet shoes for combat boots when she began her service in the United States Marine Corps.
Following her six year service in the Marines, Aki spent many years in the fitness industry coaching group classes including Pilates, Spin, and IndoRow.
She first learned about CrossFit when a friend showed her a video of Nasty Girls on YouTube. Her intrigue led her to join CrossFit, completely overhaul her diet, drop 25 pounds, obtain her CrossFit Level 1 Certification, and pursue coaching CrossFit exclusively.
Aki has a passion for bettering women’s health and healing through proper nutrition and functional movement. Aki leads CrossFit Fly Crews and is available for personal training. She can be reached at email@example.com or 949.274.5648
Jill began her journey in the fitness industry over 18 years ago and has enjoyed team sports her entire life including volleyball, softball, and track and field.
She coached hundreds of first time marathoners for the American Stroke Association’s Train To End Stroke program, and personally completed 7 full marathons around the US and numerous triathlons, half marathons, and road races in southern California.
Since earning her Level 1 CrossFit Certification, Jill has had the privilege of being trained and mentored by some of the top coaches and athletes in the CrossFit community. She has had the opportunity to hone her personal athletic skills as well as become excellent at instructing, correcting, and programming CrossFit movements and designing programs to take athletes to the next level.
In this time, she has also become well versed in performance nutrition and nutrition for optimal health in everyday life. Her expertise in this realm comes from countless hours of research, continuing education, and true trial and error with herself as well as results from her clients and the documented success of many others across the country.
Jill also serves on the coaching team for RX-STAR, a results driven tactical program for achieving goals in CrossFit and beyond.
Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Jill now resides in Newport Beach with her husband and two children. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 949.413.2564
Sheryl “Punky” Condon
Punky grew up in Washington showing horses, riding in the rodeo, and racing motocross. After graduating Seattle University she moved to California to race where she raced desert and Grand Prix and taught dirt biking and street bike safety.
After 15 years of racing and teaching she began to search out other outlets for physical fitness. The search led her to mountain biking, road biking, and triathlon. Not too long after, a friend introduced her to CrossFit where she dove in head first. She lost 40 pounds and was quickly identified as one of the strongest in her local gym (including the men!). She enjoyed lifting heavy weights and was encouraged to pursue Powerlifting.
In just her first year of Powerlifting, Punky has won Gold Medals at the California State Games, USPF SoCal & Region 8 PL Championship, USAPL SoCal Regionals, and the Arnold Sports Festival Raw Challenge. She currently holds the California State records for the Back Squat, Deadlift, and Bench Press.
Punky has a huge heart for Powerlifting and CrossFit and what they can do for empowering women. She is CrossFit L1 Certified, CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified, CrossFit Powerlifting Certified. Punky leads specialty clinics at CrossFit Fly, provides substitute coaching for Crew Leaders, and is available for personal training. She can be reached at email@example.com or 714.334.4344.