I'm a CrossFit Coach, a husband and a father. I feel extremely blessed to be able to share my passion of CrossFit with others. I get to teach CrossFit to trainers all over the world as a CFHQ trainer. I work Level 1 Seminars, Olympic Weightlifting Seminars, and Coaches Prep Courses.
I am also the Regional Competition Director for the CrossFit Games NorCal Region. I have over 14 years of coaching experience and have been invovled in organized sports my entire life.
I first heard of CrossFit in 2002 from my mother who came across the website while searching for nutrition information. I was a trainer though and wasn't interested in another fitness trend that would just end up fizzling away. I didn't feel like I needed anything new, so I kept training with my traditional commercial gym program. As much as I turned my back on CF, it kept resurfacing in different ways at least once a month for years. Looking back, it is so obvious I was meant to do this.
I was in the gym back in 2006 and a CF discussion popped up on an online fitness forum. I was bored of my same old routine (you know the classic.... back&bi's/chest&tri's/legs&shoulders/cardio&abs) and CF was there to take advantage of my lack of interest in my current fitness plan. I did my first CF workout that day. It took me just 15 minutes. I was lying on the floor wondering how it was possible for a 15 minute workout to this to me. I was a fitness professional and thought I was pretty fit. I knew instantly CrossFit would forever change the fitness industry. I started studying the CF journal and all the free videos I could find on crossfit.com. "Foundations" written by Greg Glassman was and still is the most revolutionary fitness article I have read. I had to meet this coach and signed up to go to a seminar. I got my level 1 certificate in Feburary 2007. It was a life changing experience in many ways. Since then I have been on a never-ending quest to improve my knowledge as a CF coach and share it with others.
CrossFit has brought true "functional fitness" to the masses and I am proud to be a part of this movement. Whether you want to compete in the CrossFit Games, train for a sport or event, change your body composition, or simply live a life physically capable of doing whatever you want well into your silver years, I can help. I am proud to say that CrossFit Milpitas is not just a gym but a solid community of people who help each other improve on a daily basis. Come check us out!
"Austin's ability to effectively teach & improve simple & complex movements gave me the edge I needed to win the CrossFit Games. His creative approach to programming is top notch." - Jason Khalipa - CF Games Champion, 2008 / 5th place, 2009 / 16th place, 2010 / 7th place, 2011 / 5th place, 2012 / 2nd place, 2013
Fitness has been a passion of mine for quite a while and after years of bouncing around different gyms selling memberships, personal training, etc., I began working for a new gym, and there I met Austin Begiebing. He was another "fitness" consultant, my "sales manager" actually. Little did I know he was more than that. He bugged me about the new fitness program he was on called CrossFit, that it was the biggest thing coming in fitness, and urged me to get certified. This is probably where my life changed. Fast forward to 9 years later and now instead of selling people bogus dreams about "Health and Fitness", supplements and large PT packages, I was coaching CrossFit classes on a regular basis. Developing bonds and relationships with my athletes, nurturing an understanding of where they are in their fitness lives, where they wanted to be, and effectively delivering them to results, and optimal fitness. The term "home away from home" although a cliche, is really what it means to be an athlete here at CFM. The support system from everyone in this community is usually what most fitness programs lack. I am constantly humbled by the love, support, motivation etc., that our athletes display on a daily basis. Come and see for yourself, I am excited to get to training with you!!
I'm an NPTI Certified Personal Trainer and a CrossFit Level One Trainer. I do one on one training, run group bootcamps, and coach crossfit classes. I believe in the philosophy that your age in years is not what is important, but rather the functional age of your body's mechanics. I love to help people and consider everyone I work with a friend. When you join CrossFit Milpitas, you become a member of an awesome family community. I am happy to be a part of this community and look forward to working with every new friend that comes through our doors.
My youngest daughter was the one responsible for getting me involved with CrossFit. That was over four years ago and I have been hooked ever since. My family has always been my most important focus and my goal was to be able to keep up with my grandchildren but I have never felt stronger and more energetic than I do now. I am also an avid golfer and if I’m not in the box, you’ll find me on the golf course – one of the “perks” of retiring from the corporate world.
I have my Level I certification and had considered becoming a coach at the box. This last summer I was invited to the CrossFit Kids certification class. I’ve always loved children and the chance to be a part of instilling the love of physical activity, and overall fitness at a young age was very exciting to me. In July of 2015, we launched our CrossFit Kids Program and the response has been very positive. This is my “second” career, so to speak and one which I am looking forward to continuing for many years to come.
Fitness is and will always be my passion. From a young age it’s been a part of my life. At the age of 3, I was put in gymnastics because I was that hyper annoying child. I have 11 years of gymnastics experience. I was top 20 in the region at my level. But after long hours of training days (6 days a week right after school also with the gym being in San Mateo) I called it quits at age 14. So after that I ventured off to other sports trying to find my niche. I did 5 years of sprinting in track and field. Also some years in football. But then in 2014, I found CrossFit and I became addicted. In 2015, I was 1 out of 50 athletes that got invited to the SF Pro Days for the National Pro Grid League as a Body Weight Specialist. That experience was by far the most humbling and the most fun I’ve ever had. Getting to be around and talk to all the coaches and amazing athletes was a blessing. I’m a believer in having fun in everything you do. The moment you lose that, it becomes work! So let’s have some fun (:
My fitness journey started during my junior high school years. I was in my room playing video games in my room when I hear clinging and clanging coming from my next door neighbors backyard. The clinging and clanging noise was the sound of metal Olympic weights being loaded onto the bar. From this moment on, I was hooked. My neighbors and I became good friends and they invited me to lift on a daily basis. In 2006, my cousin and a close friend told me about a gym they signed up for called CrossFit Unlimited. It took me almost a year to go and see what CrossFit was all about. While waiting for the intro, I heard banging coming from the other room. The banging noise was the sound of an athlete doing Grace (30 clean and jerks for time). The sound of the rubber weights dropping on floor. reminded me of the clanging sound of the metal weights. Again, I was instantly hooked. I have always been someone who wanted to stay active and stay competitive. About 3 years ago, a couple of friends and I looked into the possibility of competing in powerlifting but we always wanted to get stronger before we joined one. In 2016, I decided to stop delaying and signed up for the powerlifting meet held at NCFit and never looked back. I signed up for another powerlifting meeting 2017 alongside my brother, my cousin, and one of my closest friends. My addiction to getting stronger and my passion to helping others has driven me to get my USPA coach certification. In 2018, Vito pushed me into getting my certification and I am glad he did. Ultimately, my goal as your coach is to bring out the better and stronger you!!