Introducing … Matt Marquez

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Matt is the second addition to our coaching staff.   He started with us as a member a while ago,  he is very knowledgeable and a really nice guy.  Matt’s path into the fitness industry began at an early age when he starred on the playgrounds of his elementary school in sports such as kickball, dodgeball, & basketball and continued on throughout his high school career as a 3 sport athlete. His passion & enthusiasm for athletics ultimately led him to pursue it as a career and  in 2002 he graduated San Francisco State University with a B/S Degree in Kinesiology. Being fitness oriented has always been a part of his life and by maintaining a career as a certified personal trainer he’s been able to reap the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle and enjoys instilling that same sense in others. His philosophy regarding fitness is “that aesthetics are a product of functionality and that there is always a next level that we should be striving for in all facets of life including fitness.”

Matt’s never ending quest to improve and his willingness to learn & try new things ultimately led him to San Carlos Crossfit where he trained for over a year before becoming a certified Level 1 Crossfit coach. His biggest achievement as an athlete at SCCF was his 60 inch box jump, (check the 54″ attempt here).
With 10 yrs of experience in the personal training industry he’s happy to join the San Carlos Crossfit family and help their athletes reach their “Next Level”

Introducing… Kris Lee

Kris Lee  is the one of the two new additions to our coaching staff.   He is teaching early morning classes.  He has a wholehearted passion for fitness, nutrition, and anything involved with health.  Growing up with two other brothers and a sister, he became absorbed in sports such as, but not limited to: tennis, cross country, baseball, swimming, basketball, snowboarding, rock climbing, soccer, and other various sports.  His main sport was soccer, which he started playing at a young age and played all the way through 1 year of community college.

His introduction to Crossfit came from a friend back in 2008, who decided to make him do Fran as rx’d on rings, which Kris had never used before.  The workout was miserable and it took him over 13 minutes, but he loved every minute of it and became instantly hooked.  Until this day, he continues to make daily progress in gymnastics, weightlifting, mobility and other activities and strives to do his best every time.  He has been a personal trainer for the past two years and is a knowledge seeker when it comes to health.  He loves to help his clients become faster, stronger, fitter, and more athletic.

In addition to his love for fitness, Kris received his undergraduate in Finance in 2008 from SJSU.  He loves to travel and has backpacked through parts of Europe, trekked through Asia and Southeast Asia, and explored South America.  Currently, he is back in school and pursuing a degree in Nursing.

Please say Hi to him next time you see him at the gym, make him feel welcome.