MEET OUR COACHES

At CrossFit Lifted, we are committed to seeing you achieve your goals and passionate about helping you along the way. Whether you want to get stronger, lose weight, or run a marathon for the first time, each of our talented and knowledgable coaches will seek out ways to help you exceed your own expectations and live a positive, healthy lifestyle!

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JOEY WUEST

Owner, Head Coach


CrossFit CF-L2 Trainer, CrossFit CF-L1 Trainer, CrossFit Kids Certificate, CrossFit Gymnastics Certificate, CrossFit Mobility Certificate, USAW Sports Performance Coach

Joey became involved with CrossFit in early 2011. After his first CrossFit workout, he became instantly addicted. Over the next several months he worked to become proficient at as many movements as he could, and in December of 2011, Joey became a CrossFit Level 1 coach. He put in several hours instructing and programming workouts as well as participating in several CrossFit competitions. Joey soon began to teach classes from his backyard. This quickly evolved into a full-fledged gym being run out of his garage, with over 40 members. He now strives to create a community based on health, fitness, and teamwork.

 

Joey and his wonderful wife, Irma, have 2 amazing and beautiful daughters named Ava and Madeleine, and a handsome 2-year-old son named Greyson. His passion for teaching and making people fit would not be possible without their constant love and support.

 

Joey’s favorite color is pink, so if you ever catch him not wearing it, call him out and it's 10 burpees on the spot! But if you're wrong, it's 20 burpees for you instead!

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MARILYN WUEST

Coach


Crossfit Cf-L1 Trainer, CrossFit Strongman Certificate, CrossFit Mobility Certificate, USAW Sports Performance Coach, 2016 CrossFit Games Athlete

Marilyn is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.  Marilyn has always been very active and in January 2012 when her son Joey introduced her to CrossFit she couldn't wait to learn more about it.  As a long time skydiving instructor Marilyn has always enjoyed teaching people how to meet challenges outside of their comfort zone.  CrossFit Lifted is the perfect arena for this.  Marilyn loves the variety of people and the varitey of fitness that CrossFit brings to her life.  Marilyn spends her time outside of the CrossFit Lifted box skydiving & horseback riding with her husband Doug and playing with her grandchildren Ava, Maddie, and Greyson.

 

Coach Marilyn made her debut appearance at the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games and finished 7th in the 60+ Master's Division.

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DOUG WUEST

Coach


CrossFit CF-L1 Trainer

Doug started his CrossFit journey in 2012 after his son, Joey, became a CrossFit trainer. Doug and his wife, Marilyn, started training in Joey’s backyard and despite the pain they both loved the fitness levels they achieved with CrossFit. Doug became a Level 1 Trainer in September of 2015 and enjoys introducing new athletes to CrossFit and watching their progression through the sport. He loves the variety of the workouts that make every day a new challenge for him and the community that makes up CrossFit Lifted. Life away from CrossFit includes skydiving, horseback riding and three very active grandchildren that equal any CrossFit workout.

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HILARY BARRETO

Coach –  ONTARIO LOCATION


CrossFit CF-L1 Trainer 

Hilary joined the CrossFit Lifted community in May of 2015. As a kid, Hilary was very active in gymnastics and soccer and continued playing soccer in her college years. Her first ever CrossFit class was a quick 6 rounds of 10 wall balls and a 200m run, and her second was Murph. She couldn’t move her arms for a week, but knew she had found something that would be very special to her. It has been five years since her first class, and she still gets the same butterflies at the 10 second countdown before any wod. When Hilary is not at the box, she is either photographing an event, managing a website, creating graphics for companies, or trying to catch a nap.

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LUIS BERMUDEZ

Coach + Weightlifting –  ONTARIO LOCATION


CrossFit CF-L1 Trainer

In high school, Luis was introduced to and fell in love with Olympic weightlifting, but when he graduated, training came to a halt. Luis found CrossFit in late 2012 looking for a place where he could once again practice Olympic weightlifting. He signed up right after his first fundamentals class knowing that this was something special. Later, he was talked into doing “FRAN” and the rest is history.  Outside the gym, Luis likes to use his fitness to ride dirt-bikes, play sports, and eat….. because food is life 🙂

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BRIAN CAUBLE

Coach –  ONTARIO LOCATION


CrossFit CF-L1 Trainer

Coach bio coming soon.

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ALISA FJELSTAD

Coach –  ONTARIO LOCATION


CrossFit CF-L1 Trainer

Coach Alisa started CrossFit in July 2015, and loved the intensity and the competitiveness it offers. After graduating from Dowling College and finishing her college softball career, she didn’t know what the next step was for her athletically. She returned to CrossFit Lifted, fell love with CrossFit again, and there was no looking back. Alisa says about CrossFit: "This sport has no limits, you’re constantly striving to get better and push your body to new limits." As a coach, Alisa’s greatest passion is to see people enjoy making themselves better, and watching people day in and day out push themselves past their perceived limits and completely change their lives. Outside of the gym, Alisa is either fueling up for her next training session or napping–you could most likely catch her napping any time of the day.

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RICK GABRIELSON

Coach –  ONTARIO LOCATION


CrossFit CF-L1 Trainer

Athletics have always been a part of Coach Rick’s life. Growing up, he played baseball, basketball, football and soccer and after playing soccer throughout college, he hung up his cleats to work in the financial industry. Rick started using his free time outside of work to coach club and high school soccer and developed a passion for coaching and decided to leave the financial industry to coach full time. Rick’s wife, Nicole, found CrossFit Lifted in the summer of 2017 and convinced him to come with her. Although he was initially skeptical, Rick was hooked after his first Fundamentals class. The welcoming community and the implementation of constantly varied functional movements, done at a high intensity, was exactly what he had been looking for. Outside of the gym, Rick spends his free time coaching soccer, going to the movies, or hanging out with their dogs, Bellatrix and Bossy.

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MELISSA MEDINA

Coach + Nutrition


Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach, CrossFit CF-L1 Trainer, ACE Personal Training Certified

Coach 'Meli' has been doing CrossFit for 2.5 years now and when she started, she'll admit, she just wanted to get fit--but the skills she has acquired since starting have exceeded her expectations. In the process, she has gained self-esteem, drive, passion, and mental focus, which not only help in an active gym setting, but also in her day-to-day life. Meli believes that our livelihood starts here--within the CrossFit community--and she wants nothing more than to help you find and build your strengths, both mentally and physically. She is always learning from her fellow coaches, athletes, and students, and she hopes they can learn from her too.

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MITCH CORTEZ

Coach – LIFTED SOUTH


CrossFit CF-L2, USAW Sports Performance Coach, CrossFit Strongman & Power Lifting, NSCAA Goalkeeper Trainer 2

Coach Mitch was always active as a kid and played organized sports through high school, competing in sports such as football, basketball, and track & field. After numerous years, he found himself overweight, out of shape and ill and he was looking for something that would push both his physical and mental limits. When he first walked into CrossFit Lifted Corona (formerly Temescal Valley CrossFit), he was instantly hooked by the vibes of excitement, fear, and satisfaction that rattle the box. He learned how to eat better, train better and in general live better. He is passionate about coaching and helping others discover what they can achieve and is living proof that anyone with a dedicated heart can achieve their fitness goals. Coach Mitch is supported by my beautiful wife Abi and my 4 children (Nehemiah, Nalani, Misael, and Ly). About them, he says, “If not for them I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

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TOM JOLIN

Coach – LIFTED SOUTH


CrossFit CF-L1

Coach Tom is a CF-L1 Trainer. He has been a life-long sportsman who showed his passion for physical fitness in playing baseball, football, wrestling, and weightlifting up through college. Tom discovered CrossFit in July 2010 when looking for a way to break his workout plateau when training for a “Toughest Competitor Alive” competition. After seeing the catapulting improvements in his physical strength and health, Tom knew he caught the “CrossFit bug”. In July 2011 Tom obtained his CrossFit Level 1 certification and is currently realizing a lifelong dream of coaching and encouraging CrossFit Lifted Corona members to achieve their CrossFit goals.

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DAVID CASTRO

Coach – LIFTED SOUTH


CrossFit CF-L1

Dave is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer with a background in Track & Field and long distance running. Weightlifting has now become a way of life for Dave. He has a true passion for the sport in which he will continue to learn and grow. David is also a full time student.

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MIKE PIMENTAL

Coach –  LIFTED SOUTH


CrossFit CF-L1, CrossFit Mobility Certified

Coach Mike has been doing CrossFit since 2008. He became a CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer in 2010 and is also CrossFit Mobility certified. Mike is a lifelong athlete who enjoys any type of competitive sport and draws inspiration from seeing members work hard and achieve their goals both within and outside of the box. Coach Mike originally hails from the East Coast, and you’ll hear it from time to time as he’s shouting out encouragement during his classes––we don’t call him Boston Mike for nothing!

Mike’s wife also CrossFits and is a competitive athlete. Although they are both fitness enthusiasts, their true passion is for raising awareness and funds for Huntington’s Disease (HD) research. HD is a neurodegenerative brain disorder in which their daughter is currently at risk.

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ADRIAN BARRAGAN

Coach – LIFTED SOUTH


CrossFit CF-L2

Coach Adrian has always had an active lifestyle, whether it was playing outside as a child, weightlifting, playing football in high school, soccer, basketball, baseball, or working out in a “regular” gym as a young adult. In 2000, his son was born and his active lifestyle along with my health fell by the way side. In late 2008, he was introduced to CrossFit and by 2012 Adrian received his CrossFit Level 1 Certification. Since then, he has continued to push himself physically, which CrossFit does for him every day. He is delighted to have the opportunity to help new members achieve their fitness goals and privileged to coach at CrossFit Lifted Corona.

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DANIEL GUIEB

Coach – LIFTED SOUTH


CrossFit CF-L1, CrossFit Mobility Certified

Growing up in an active neighborhood, Daniel quickly developed an inner desire to prove to others that the smallest kid–who wasn’t the strongest–could learn to keep up and eventually become better than the rest. This competitive spirit fueled his interest for athleticism as he began to run cross country in elementary school, high school, and eventually college at the University of San Francisco. After falling into a slump of inactivity for several years, Daniel stumbled upon CrossFit in the fall of 2011. He was drawn to the workouts that weren’t only designed to make you stronger and healthier, but also allowed him to count on his peers as well as his coaches for motivation and support. Coach Daniel became a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer in the summer of 2013. Outside the box, Daniel spends his time with his wife and three active boys, photographing various sporting events, maintaining his status as a single-handicap golfer, remaining faithful to his San Francisco 49ers, and staying on the lookout for his next great adventure.

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JENNIFER WAGNER

Coach – LIFTED SOUTH


CrossFit CF-L1, CrossFit Kids Certified

Coach Jen is a Level 1 Certified Trainer as well as a CrossFit Kids Certified Trainer. After the birth of her first daughter, Jen owned and operated a stroller fitness franchise dedicated to pre- and post-natal fitness that mothers could do with their babies. She was also a runner and ran her first full marathon in 2005. After running several more full and half marathons, Jen looked for an alternative way to train. She stumbled upon CrossFit in December of 2009 and loved it so much that she became CrossFit certified in 2010. Jen is the mother of 3 and enjoys an active lifestyle which includes enjoying the outdoors and playing sports. She wants to be a positive female role model, and it shows in every class she teaches!

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ANDY DIAZ

Coach – LIFTED SOUTH


CrossFit CF-L1

Coach's bios coming soon.

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PRIYESH PATEL

Coach – LIFTED SOUTH


CrossFit CF-L1

Coach's bios coming soon.

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DIEGO CHANG

Coach –  LIFTED SOUTH


Coach's bios coming soon.

PERSONAL TRAINING

If you're not ready for a group class, or you're looking for one-on-one attention, we offer personal training with one of our talented coaches to help you reach your goals. Contact us today and let us help you get started on your fitness journey!