The CrossFit Reform coaching staff is made up of caring, knowledgeable and certified coaches, with years of coaching experience. Everyone comes from a different fitness background, but their objectives are all the same: to bring the best experience in health and fitness!
Eric is a Level 1 & Level 2 Certified CrossFit and CrossFit Kids instructor, as well as a USA-Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach. He was introduced to CrossFit in August of 2009, and found exactly what he was looking for. He was playing professional soccer at the time, but was unsure how long that would last. After seeing significant gains in his performances, while still mentally and physically challenging himself, he started drinking the CrossFit Kool-Aid.
Eric has always been involved in athletics, and is very experienced in the soccer world. He played Division 1 soccer for UCLA and the University of San Francisco, and has also been involved with semi-pro and professional teams as well. He has been coaching soccer since he was 16 and grew up playing for the Pateadores, and representing Mission Viejo High School. To date, he has competed in many local CrossFit competitions, placing highly in some of them:
- 2nd Place – Aug. 2010 NLI, Intermediate
- 2nd Place Overall – Inaugural NLI Series (3 competitions), Intermediate
- 3rd Place – Dec. 2011 NLI, Intermediate
- 1st Place Overall – NLI Winter Series (3 competitions), Intermediate
- 2nd Place – NLI Iron Will I, Advanced
- 2nd Place – NLI Iron Will II, Advanced
- 3rd Place Overall– NLI Iron Will Series (3 competitions), Advanced
Eric has a passion for involving himself in the CrossFit community, and encourages his members to do the same. He is constantly motivated and driven by those who are willing to challenge themselves mentally and physically. He finds great enjoyment in helping people reach their goals: whether it be learning the basics of fitness, being able to live and move functionally, or reaching their peak fitness.
Dan Sparks is a Level 2 Certified CrossFit Instructor, and a CrossFit Kids Certified Coach. He has been doing CrossFit since March 2010 and has over 4 years coaching experience. In 2008, he graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Athletic Training.
Dan has always been active in playing sports including soccer, rugby, and hockey. He played soccer for Mission Viejo High School and West Coast Soccer Club. He also went on to win the Community College National Championship with Irvine Valley College in 2003 and continued to play for SDSU’s club team for 2 years before making the change over to rugby. While playing for SDSU’s rugby team, the team was named league champs and travelled to Nationals to make the “Elite 8″ and a national ranking of #3.
Dan is currently the Strength and Conditioning Coach for both the Men and Women’s soccer programs at Concordia University in Irvine. He is also finishing up his masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration at the University. Dan also has experience coaching AYSO soccer and working with athletes of all levels. He has worked in Athletic Training Rooms from the high school level (Trabuco Hills) to the collegiate level (Mesa Community College and San Diego State University).
Miranda Monroe was introduced to the world of CrossFit in 2008 and has been part of the community ever since. She attained her CrossFit Level 1 Certification in 2011, CrossFit Level 2 in 2014 and NESTA-CPT in 2010. Along with coaching, Miranda owns and runs Fit Fuel, a local personal chef service providing Paleo-friendly, "on-the-go-gourmet" food, to CrossFitters and individuals interested in maintaining a clean diet. She has also participated in local CrossFit competitions:
- Tri-County Team Shakedown Summer 2011
- WOD Gear Team Series Winter 2011
- NLI 2012 Iron Will (I) Level 3
- NLI 2012 Warrior Soul (Series) Level 3 - 1st place
- California Affiliate Showcase (Southern California-Adv Div)- 2014
A native to Southern Orange County, Miranda attended Mission Viejo High School where she played volleyball at the high school and club levels for four years. She graduated from the University of California Irvine with a BA in Psychology. As much as she loves the gruesome WODs, the more enjoyable aspects of CrossFit are traveling to other boxes, the friendships that are made, and sharing her passion with others as a coach and member of the community at Crossfit Reform.
Ashley is a certified Level 1 and Level 2 CrossFit Instructor. She began CrossFit in June 2010, and has not looked back ever since. She graduated from Long Beach State with a degree in History, while also receiving her teaching credential there.
Ashley has been involved in athletics all her life. From ballet and tap to Track and Field and Cross Country at Trabuco Hills High School, she has always kept an active lifestyle. While teaching at Los Alisos Intermediate School, she coached Track and Field for both boys and girls.
Ashley’s respect for CrossFit grows with every WOD. Coming in as a skeptic, she instantly fell in love. “I was worried I would become a huge beast if I started lifting weights.” That concern vaporized as she continued working with amazing coaches (Eric and Dan being two of them) and the friendly members. She realized CrossFit is not about becoming bulky, it was about becoming fit, healthy and the best you can be. That is what motivated Ashley to become a coach.
Ashley has participated in The Tri-County Shakedown Summer 2011, WOD Gear Team Series Winter 2011, NLI 2012 Warrior Soul Level 3 and Cupid’s Massacre 2014.
Coaching is Ashley’s passion. She aims to make every experience an exciting one and hopes to leave each person with a sense of accomplishment and a step toward obtaining their goals.
Corey is the Head of the Reform Kids Program, and has great experience running a CrossFit Kids program for the past 3 years. He holds certifications as a CrossFit Level 1 instructor, CrossFit Strongman, CrossFit Weightlifting and CrossFit Kids, is background checked, and certified in CPR and First Aid. He is currently studying Kinesiology at California State University of Fullerton with specialized coursework in Strength and Conditioning. An avid basketball player, he has played basketball for 16 years and was part of an Oklahoma high school State Championship team. After graduating Corey looked for a successful strength and conditioning program and found CrossFit. Almost five years later he has not looked back.
Corey has been working with kids for three years as CrossFit Kids coach. He has also worked with elite level athletes, club teams, and military personnel. He believes that CrossFit can help children develop not only as athletes, but as individuals by teaching values that will help them in and out of the gym.