Coaches

WHO WE ARE

Our focus as coaches is to give as much individualized coaching as possible that caters to each of our members’ unique needs and goals.  With our capped, small group classes of 10, we believe our members receive the personal attention and training they need and deserve to consistently and safely improve their health and fitness.  We promote improving range of motion and mobility daily, so that our athletes can then develop stability, and finally meaningful, longterm strength.  We are very firm in our belief of teaching technique first, helping our members then find consistency in that technique, and finally adding in appropriate levels of intensity.  It is our intention to teach all movement(s) thoughtfully, methodically, and specifically based on what we have learned through CrossFit’s many courses and certifications, other leading organizations like USA Weightlifting, and from many, many hours of observing and coaching.  We also promote Coach Greg Glassman’s (Founder & CEO of CrossFit, Inc) Theoretical Hierarchy of Development  and believe that any program that looks to improve anyone’s health and fitness should start with nutrition, then focus on metabolic conditioning, then gymnastics, then weightlifting & throwing, and finally sport.  As Coach Glassman says “We don’t deliberately order these components but nature will. If you have a deficiency at any level of ‘the pyramid’ the components above will suffer.”  As a member of our community you will see, hear, and experience all of the aforementioned – plus much more – because at CrossFit PAF we do CrossFit, and although it may not be easy, it’s as simple as that.

CHRISTOPHER J. DEATON

OWNER | HEAD COACH

CrossFit Level-1 Trainer – Current

CrossFit Certifications
Gymnastics
Powerlifting/Conjugate Methods
Scaling
Football/Sport-Specific Application
Strongman
Aerobic Capacity
Weightlifting
Judges

USA Weightlifting
Sports Performance Coach – Current

Additional Certifications | Affiliations | Training
Freestyle Connection Course with Carl Paoli

photo coming soon

ALLISON BEAVAN

COACH

CrossFit Level-1 Trainer – Current

CrossFit Certifications
Judges

USA Weightlifting
Sports Performance Coach

All coach photos by Ellie Hertel Photography