OUR COACHES

David Wray

Owner / Head Coach

⁃ Pick one word that best describes you!

Motivated

⁃ Give a brief description about yourself including where you grew up.

I was born in North Carolina, but grew up for the most part on Vashon Island near Seattle Washington. I loved sports throughout my childhood and teens playing all 3 seasons. Soccer until I could play Football, wrestling, baseball, and track, switching it up along the way. If I wasn't playing a sport I was in the weight room. I am competitive by nature and love a good challenge. I hate not being able to do something. I am married to my beautiful wife Casey and have 3 amazing children Sierra, Cayden, and Taryen.

⁃ What is your favorite sport?

Playing football. I hate watching it though. I would rather play than sit in front of a T.V.

⁃ What do you do in your spare time? Hobbies??

Crossfit.

⁃ When did you first start Crossfit & why?

In October around 4 years ago. I was really out of shape and gained a few more pounds than I liked while working shift work. I needed something different and kept losing workout partners. They would fall off then I would soon after. I was tired of the same old boring routine. Chest on Mondays, back on Tuesdays.....

⁃ What made you decide to become a CF coach?

The community, I did more than drank the Kool-Aid.

⁃ What certifications do you currently have and what certifications would you like to get?

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CrossFit Scaling Course, CrossFit Spot The Flaw, CrossFit Programming. My goal is to get all of the Crossfit Certs eventually.

⁃ What is your Favorite & Least Favorite element in Crossfit?

Favorite Double Unders, Least favorite Rowing!

⁃ What do you think makes a great CF coach?

Possessing Empathy. Knowing the struggles and frustrations that come along with wanting to be healthy.

⁃ What would you say to that one person that is skeptical about joining a Crossfit gym?

Just drop in! You won't regret it. I was scared to start. It even took me a couple months to get the courage to drop in. I'm glad I did and wish I would have sooner.

⁃ What is one quote you live by?

Speak softly and carry a big stick. Theodore Roosevelt

Cori Jones

CrossFit

I was born and raised in Page, Arizona.  I went to the University of Arizona and got a degree in Public Health Education.  I taught middle school health and science in Sahuarita, AZ for nearly 10 years before taking a break to raise my own two kids.  My husband took a position with a new company and we moved to Astoria and could not be more happy with our decision to move here. 

Favorite sport to watch is Crossfit, then speed skating and swimming.

In my spare time I like to do projects around the house, garden, and shop.

Started Crossfit in February of 2013, in our old coach's garage!  I loved it!  I was hooked the first time we did thrusters 🖤.  My friend, Kori, in Arizona made me go with her.  I would have never gone without her. 

I decided to become a coach because I had always thought about doing it, knew I would like it, so when the opportunity came up I decided to go for it.  Right now I have my Level 1 Crossfit Certification.  I would love to get certified in Kids Crossfit, Nutrition, and Gymnastics.

Favorite Crossfit element would be pull ups and thrusters.  Least favorite are snatches and ring dips.

Patience and the ability to explain things multiple ways and show people multiple ways to do the same movement makes a good coach. 

A quote that I live by is "To treat others the way you would like to be treated".  It is simple, and kind of lame, but if everyone did this, the world would be a much nicer place

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