About Us 2017-02-22T20:24:25+00:00


We Make Lives Better

Whether you are a 70 year old grandparent, a child, a beginner to working out, a current or aspiring competitive athlete, training for the military, or just an average person trying to be healthier, we have the program, coaches and support system here to make your life better!

Supportive Environment

Goal Accountability

Quality Facility

Experienced Coaching

Athlete Safety


The top priority of every Sphinx CrossFit coach is athlete safety. We are sticklers for proper form. Our charter is mechanics, consistency, then intensity.

  • Our coaches live by CrossFit, are passionate about coaching, and obsessed with making the lives of members better in all ways
  • We want things done correctly before going fast and heavy
  • We get to know your needs, medical history, and nutrition situation and personalize your goals accordingly
  • We check in regularly to see how things are going – if you miss a few classes, we call or email to see what’s up
  • We provide a positive training experience that’s inclusive, supportive, and member-focused

Years of thought went into creating this box. We pride ourselves on offering the most well-equipped and cleanest facility in Southwest Florida.

  • We have over 3,000 square feet of space in a nice retail location instead of a garage style industrial space
  • We have 4 bathrooms and 4 showers (2 for women and 2 for men), including a vanity area with a large mirror, electric outlets and cubby storage

  • Retail area with a full line of supplements, drinks, shirts, hats, wrist wraps, jump ropes, gloves, weight lifting belts, and gymnastic grips

  • Two 60’ flat screen TVs where we utilize Zen Planner to track members workouts and give them the tools they need to visualize their results, goals, and progress

Challenging yourself can be scary. But we all have one thing in common: the desire to be better than yesterday. 

  • Your efforts are celebrated at Sphinx CrossFit in a supportive environment that welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities
  • Public goal wall, personal record wall, and “Whats Your Why” wall to encourage camaraderie and friendships
  • Private Facebook page for members only that we use to communicate as a group and offer advice to each other or ask questions
  • Activities and events inside and beyond the gym include hiking trips, 5Ks and obstacle courses, stand-up paddle-boarding, potlucks and BBQ’s, and meeting up to watch the big game at a local pub

Achieve Your Fitness Goals

Flexible membership packages to suit all levels of training to help achieve your fitness goals




Owner and Coach
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Level 2

“When you think of me athletically, take the words ‘genetic freak, natural ability, born athlete’ and substitute the words ‘hard working, committed, and focused.'”

I want to make it abundantly clear who I am, what I believe and where my passions will take me.

My introduction to CrossFit was in 2005 on San Clemente Island Naval Base during SEAL training. (Class 256) Unfortunately I was injured during SEAL training. With the help of medication from the class Corpsman, and the bond of brothers literally sometimes pushing me through the soft sand, I attempted to hide my injuries for over a month. The physical stress put on my right leg from trying to stay off of my left leg eventually aggravated a pre-existing growth in my right foot and the growth aggressively started growing. At one point, I could barley walk and eventually failed a timed run that c. Due to the the initial injury and the growth that was collateral damage, I was caused a medical review board. I was then honorably medically discharged.

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Head Coach & Programming Director

CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Level 2
CrossFit Spot the Flaw Course
CrossFit Scaling Course

“Give everything. It is physically impossible to give 101%. You can only give 100%.” (Dad)

I have a passion for bringing fitness to people. Nothing feels better than seeing someone break through their own barrier and achieve something they have worked on for so long. My athletic background consists of playing baseball for 13 years and being a state weightlifter in high school. My dad, being a fireman, introduced me to CrossFit in the summer of 2009. Since then, I have had the privilege of traveling to multiple CrossFit competitions and meeting some of the world’s top CrossFit athletes and coaches, including Coach Greg Gassman (founder of CrossFit). I am beyond blessed to be The Head Coach at Sphinx CrossFit.

2010, 2011, 2013 & 2014 CrossFit Games South East Regional Rogue Gear Crew
2015 & 2016 CrossFit Games Atlantic Regional Rogue Gear Crew
2015 CrossFit Games Rogue Gear Crew


Olympic Weightlifting Coach

USAW Sports Performance

“You can have as many training partners and coaches as your heart desires but the real adventure, the real fitness journey, is the one you’re taking by yourself.”

For a good portion of my childhood I did martial arts, it wasn’t until I got to high school when I started to break out and involve myself in different sports like football, wrestling, and weightlifting to which I realized I had much more potential and stuck with it. I started my weightlifting journey in 2009 through an invite to the gym from a friend and it started a tireless adventure to where I am today. In 2014 I registered as a USAW athlete and began to compete in any competition I found. My respect for weightlifting and drive for each and every one of my goals is so far from over and I want to inspire every member at Sphinx and each and every individual that looks in on us to push themselves to obtain each of their own goals as well. 



CrossFit Level 1

“If you’re not getting bigger, you’re getting smaller.”

My favorite thing in the world is seeing that discomfort in your face and then seeing you have the heart to push on with your workout. It’s in that moment that we grow as human beings, and being able to share that with you as a coach is an incredible privilege. Fitness has always been a passion but I couldn’t find my sport until I tried CrossFit. I started with triathlons and varsity swimming in college and high school. I was first introduced to CrossFit as a Cadet in the Army. As a former U.S. Army infantry officer, I bring the leadership and passion from my service to my coaching style at Sphinx CrossFit. I am excited to be on this journey and have you with me.

2015 Garage Games Rumble by the River Judge



“As well as having a passion for the game of golf, I have a passion for fitness as well.”

I am a sophomore at FGCU. As well has having a passion for the game of golf, I have a passion for fitness as well. I started CrossFit as a freshman in high school, working out with my dad at 5:30 every morning just to get into shape. From there, I grew to love the community aspect and group structure of the CrossFit classes. I competed in several CrossFit competitions, my most notable one was when I placed top 100 in the world for the 18 and under division in the 2015 CrossFit Open. I started my teaching as a senior in high school and continued all freshman year at Sphinx CrossFit, and completed my Level 1 CrossFit certification in January 2016. I have taught kids classes, adult classes, and personal 1 on 1 classes. I also program my own workouts. Now I want to see if I can incorporate my two passions, golf and CrossFit, into one.



“If not us, who? If not now, when?” (JFK)

My name is Ximena, but you can call me Z. I am from Lima, Perú. I am a senior BSW student at Florida Gulf Coast University (aka Dunk City). I am a fitness fanatic, teaching group fitness classes is my passion.



“I dedicate myself to helping, teaching, motivating, and encouraging people of all ages to better themselves in everyway possible.”

Growing up in a gymnastics gym, fitness has always been a top priority in my life. Starting at age three, I worked my way up and ended my gymnastics career as a Level 9 gymnast at age 18. Throughout my difficult gymnastics road, I encountered many injuries and challenges which eventually ended my Gymnastics career. But that didn’t stop me from sticking to what I love. While pushing trough these obstacles, I decided to become a USAG Certified Coach and took on coaching as my passion at age 15. I am currently a Sophomore student at FGCU studying to become a Physician Assistant. I am also a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, Pre-Physician Assistant Association, and the Wakeboarding club at FGCU!

I dedicate myself to helping, teaching, motivating, and encouraging people of all ages to better themselves in every way possible. I specialize in Women’s Only Classes encouraging experienced as well as unexperienced women to get off the treadmill and into the CrossFit gym where they can find fun and excitement in working out and bettering themselves.



“The most rewarding part about coaching for me is helping my clients succeed in the gym.”

Throughout my entire life, I have always had a passion for sports and fitness. My involvement in athletics sparked an early interest in weight training; I have been lifting regularly since I was 14 years old.

I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida. While I was in college, I began personal training and quickly fell in love with coaching. I am currently a personal trainer and group fitness instructor at Florida Gulf Coast University. The most rewarding part about coaching for me is helping my clients succeed in the gym. I want to motivate and inspire the members of Sphinx to relentlessly pursue their fitness goals.

Achieve Your Fitness Goals

Flexible membership packages to suit all levels of training to help achieve your fitness goals