Coach Ray Martinez has been involved in CrossFit since 2012 and has coached at several CrossFit facilities. He strives to be an excellent coach and connect with every person with which he comes into contact. He has witnessed a countless number of life transformations associated with CrossFit and he says, “it never gets old.”
From Coach Ray:
CrossFit has the capability to expand and improve every aspect of our lives. CrossFit found me at a time when I needed it most. Without a doubt, I’m a better husband, father, friend, brother, son, worker and overall contributor to society because of my experiences with CrossFit. Most importantly, fitness remains a cornerstone in my life as I head into my forties. Perhaps the best part is I’ve established a lifetime of new friendships.
I want to help every single person who walks through our doors. We all face some kind of struggle and our days are a juggling act mixed with home, career, relationships, etc. It’s tough to focus on health and fitness with our busy schedules. Show up for a class, give us an hour of your day a couple days a week and we’ll take care of the rest.
- CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
- CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer
- Goal Certification (CrossFit)
NCS has such a great community! I am in love with the coach-ability of so many athletes. You all genuinely want to learn how to move better and be healthier. It’s a really exciting thing to see.
Having a personal background with weight loss, hormone issues, research into nutrition, and learning everything I can about lifting, programming and conditioning. I have a passion for working with a person’s strengths instead of working against weakness. Maybe you have goals toward better movement or form, or you want your first pull-up, or you want to fit into a new size; I love being able to sit down one on one and figuring out how I can help you accomplish this!”
My favorite part coaching is being part of the process that can turn a hard day into an accomplished one or even a less than stellar mindset into something more positive. When an athlete finishes a workout and you can tell they are proud…I get to be a part of that!
CrossFit isn’t just a fad workout routine. It’s a community that inspires people to be better, not just physically, but in every other area of life. Pushing our bodies past comfort, our minds past the limits, and learning what we can really do are things we wouldn’t necessarily learn at a globo-gym. Even the people who finish first can find inspiration from someone finishing last.
CrossFit Level 1
Adaptive & Inclusive Training
L1 Certified Nutritionist
Rob has been in the fitness world since 2012 when he started personal training while finishing school. Rob got his CF L1 in 2013 and has been coaching CrossFit ever since. During this time he also got his USAW Level 1 and Crossfit Mobility certifications while also attending multiple weightlifting seminars to learn from the best in the business.
Rob moved to Colorado in 2016 and was a competitive weightlifter and CrossFitter.
Smalls is a San Antonio, TX native. During his years in high school, he played football primarily and ran track. Shortly after graduating, he followed the family tradition and joined the world’s greatest Air Force. Stationed here at our very own Air Force Academy for 7 years before honorably discharging to return to his education in 2018. He now attends University Colorado – Colorado Springs, pursuing his degree in Exercise Science and a minor in American Sign Language.
CrossFit and the community involved has been his home away home since 2011. What started as a casual need to work on his general fitness and wellness, turned into love for competition, and evolved into a passion to further be involved in the community. Coaching over 6 years, he has had the special opportunity to work with amazing individuals of all athletic ranges. Working with a brand new individual starting their fitness journey and helping a 5-year member, hold the same level of fulfillment for him.
As a kid, Mike was never someone people would call athletic; sports were not exactly his “thing.” He did do fairly well at high school wrestling (at 6’2” and weighing in at 112lbs). Being a scrawny, kid he never really spent any time or energy considering his nutrition or physical fitness.
Life continued and Mike’s 20’s were gone. At 30 years old, he was larger in the middle than he liked, and very much not in shape. Then, he was diagnosed with a medical condition that causes occasional irregular heart rate. He knew that it was time to do something. He found an exciting challenge in doing Obstacle Course Racing, particularly Tough Mudders, including the 24Hour World’s Toughest Mudder. In 2013 Mike discovered CrossFit and it has changed his life. He is now fitter, stronger, and healthier than he’s ever been.
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- Full-Time Firefighter and Paramedic
- Certified CPR/First Aid Instructor
Tim is coach, owner and GM of Crossfit NCS. A lifelong runner, Tim began his CrossFit journey eight years ago and has had a “healthy addiction” to it ever since.
Tim has his L1 CrossFit certification and is working towards adding more all the time. Of particular interest are USAW, CrossFit Strongman, and CrossFit gymnastics. But, one at a time.
A father of two, adult-ish humans, he’s also father to two amazing dogs. Tim spends as much time in the mountains as possible (with aforementioned dogs) hiking and climbing to high altitudes.
Favorite CrossFit Movement: Squats
Favorite CrossFit Workout: Murph
Favorite Activities Outside of CrossFit: Hiking and beer tasting
Anne, Assistant GM
CrossFit??? (Insert record scratch here). Wait, what? I get to learn something new? It’s 2020, so no one should be surprised when something new pops up. The surprise for me is that I really like it, and am kind of addicted to being dang sore and seeing what bruises pop up the next day.
My background is loving anything outdoors, anything athletic, working with people. When I was asked to come on staff at NCS, I couldn’t pass up meeting new people and skills and figuring out what all the buzz is about. I currently spend my athletic time kickboxing and learning all things CrossFit. I recover by hiking, petting my dogs and getting involved in shenanigans. I’m an Irish girl at heart!