CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Certification
CrossFit Strongman, Powerlifting, Competitors, Mobility, and Endurance Trainer Certificates.
Former Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Former Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Phil “PJ” Menagh
PJ has been coaching CrossFit since 2008 and founded CrossFit Tigard in 2012. He is an Air Force Veteran and was a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for 10 years.
“My goal is to offer you the whole package. A safe, effective and fun program. A professional staff of trainers and coaches. A clean environment with the best equipment available. A robust class schedule. And a supportive community of members who want to improve and to see each other improve.”
We want you to be happy with your results and achieve your goals; stay fit, healthy, and injury free; and have one heck of great time along the way!
Graduate Student, Masters in Human Movement, A.T.Still University
Dietetic Internship, U.S. Military Dietetics Internship Consortium
B.S, Nutrition and Food Management, Oregon State University, Summa Cum Laude
Additional Achievements & Experience
Attitude Nation Weightlifting – Level 1 Seminar
Ma Strength Olympic Weightlifting Workshop
F.A.S.T. Olympic Weightlifting Workshop
CrossFit Football Certification
CrossFit Competitors Course Trainer Certificate
CrossFit Powerlifting Trainer Certificate
CrossFit Endurance Trainer Certificate
CrossFit Movement and Mobility Trainer Certificate
CrossFit Strongman Trainer Certificate
RockTape FMT – KinesioTaping and IASTM
ONNIT Unconventional Training Workshop
CrossFit L1 Trainer
I have a huge passion for coaching athletes and giving them and showing them the tools they need to improve to get to the next level. My philosophy is to engrain the correct movement patterns to reduce injury and increase skill level. Then get my athletes stronger and more powerful and prep them for the higher level of athletics. I want to get all my athletes to the college level and see them succeed at that level! I have a true passion for getting the best out of anyone and love seeing the benefits of good smart training!
I first found my interest for working out and improving my body during high school when I took an early college prep course called fitness for life, I was hooked from the start. I attended Norwich University where I studied Sports Medicine/Health Science with a minor in Physical Education and was a varsity basketball player. During my time at Norwich I found my calling. I was in love with the aspect of training, I loved the workouts we did and saw and felt the improvements to myself and to my game! My senior year I benched 350, squatted 425, hang cleaned 275 and had a vertical jump of 37”! I played as a small forward and often times had to play against athletes who were 4-5 inches taller than me but I was out rebounding them and boxing them out because I was stronger and in better shape.
I interned at Norwich with my mentor and Strength and Conditioning coach for my junior and senior year. I worked side by side with him working with every team we had in the weight room and learning everything I could about strength and conditioning. My second semester senior year I was driving every day from Norwich to UVM to intern with the UVM Athletic Performance department. I worked with Men’s basketball, Men’s lax , Men’s hockey, Women’s hockey and Women’s soccer. After Norwich I stayed on at UVM Athletic Performance working with multiple teams and coaching as much as I could.
After being at UVM for almost 2 years I found myself working for Peak Performance doing High School and Middle school strength and conditioning. I have worked with some of the best athletes in the area and have had a blast seeing them develop and get better! Recently I have become the Strength and Conditioning coach at Saint Michaels College for Men’s Basketball and Women’s Soccer and it has been amazing!
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Fitness Nutrition Specialist Certification
The best thing about CrossFit is that there is no finish line when it comes to improving your fitness level and self-development. You can start at ANY level and your journey is completely dependent on your specific goals.
Despite what a lot of people think, I did not have a natural relationship with fitness. I had to work really hard to change the way I looked, felt, and moved. At the same time, I could never get excited about doing sets and isolated movements on machines at a regular gym. I needed to see my strength in action. I needed to see it transfer over into day to day tasks outside of the gym, and I needed to perform.
The community and fitness programming at CrossFit Tigard changed my life! So much, that now I get to inspire, coach, and positively impact all the members that walk through our doors here.
I love our PAW fam and hope if you are reading this and interested in us, that I get the opportunity to meet you.
B.A University of Oregon 2013
WHL Dancer – Portland Winterhawks
Former NBA Dancer – Portland Trailblazers
Former AFL Dancer – Portland Steel
Bootcamp & Barre Fitness Instructor
10 Yr Distance Runner
USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
CrossFit Lvl 1 Trainer
Certified Clinical Athlete Weightlifting Coach (CCWC)
Olympic Weightlifting Coach
2017 American Open Series I, Bronze Medal in Masters 75k weight class
3 Time Oregon State qualifier in Olympic Weightlifting
Oregon Weightlifting Record for Masters Division 75k Division in Clean & Jerk
2015 Coach of Youth Nationals POW Team in Houston, TX
2015 Fitlandia Freezer – First Place, RX Team
2015 CrossFit Team Series
2015 Rogue Rampage
2013-2015 Oregon CrossFit Summer Games
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified
US Rowing Level 1 Coach
I have been a successful competitive rower for over 25+ years.
I rediscovered CrossFit in 2017 at the recommendation of my rowing coach. I was looking to improve my performance and become a more well-rounded athlete. At the same time, I had also recently retired from a long career in the insurance industry, with my last role being the Director of Learning and Development. I was ready to take on a new challenge.
What I found at CrossFit Tigard was an amazing community of smart and supportive people, where everyone can thrive at their own level, including me! I am passionate about lifelong fitness and CrossFit can be infinitely scalable and accessible for everyone, no matter their age or level of ability. That is what makes it so much fun.
B.S. Health Education Portland State University
2019 Rowing Race Season:
Gold Medal – NW Masters Regionals, E Mixed 2x and F Mixed 4+
Gold Medal – Cascadia Canadian Masters Championship Regatta, E Mixed 4x, D Women’s 4x, E Mixed 2x
Gold Medal – Head of the Lake Regatta, E Mixed 2x
Highlighted Past Rowing Performances
Gold Medal – Head of the Charles Regatta, Womens 50+ 4+ (2002)
Gold Medal – Head of the Charles Regatta, Women’s 60+ 8+ (2014)
Gold Medal – San Diego Crew Classic, Women’s E8+ (2013)
Gold Medal – FISA World Masters, Women’s C8+ and C4+ (2001)
Masters Nationals Rowing Gold Medals
Mixed E 4+ (2016)
Lightweight D4x, B4x, B4+ (2005)
Lightweight C2x, A-C 4x, D-E 4x and A-B 4+ (2002)
Lightweight D4+ (2000)
CrossFit Level 1
I joined CrossFit Tigard in June of 2012 in an effort to supplement competitive waterskiing. Since then, CrossFit has become my training priority as it offers group camaraderie, health benefits, endless amounts of fun, and perpetual, personal growth.
I am sincerely passionate about providing guidance that empowers others to accomplish the things they have been told they can’t, and realize their untapped, physical potential. I love the fact that CrossFit workouts can be tailored to nearly everyone, no matter what stage in life you’re in. I also coach CrossFit Kids and enjoy teaching young athletes to be happy with themselves and that though hard work and perseverance, they can achieve their goals.
Outside the gym, I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter, waterskiing, reading, and competing in local CrossFit competitions.
CrossFit L1 Trainer
300 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Brad has been coaching mornings with CrossFit Tigard since 2013. He is as nice as he is strong. And HE IS STRONG. Strike up a convo on weightlifting or nutrition with brad and you’ll quickly see how passionate he is about training and health.
Currently Completing Undergrad in Pre-Chiropractic Program
600 lb+ Deadlift
500+ lb Squat
NW Fitgames Gobbler Guantlet, 1st Place 2020 & 2019
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
Healthy Steps Nutrition Certification
CrossFit Kids Trainer
Attitude Nation Level-1 Weightlifting
I have always loved sports and being active but have always struggled with my weight and body image. When I was introduced to CrossFit in 2013 working out took on a whole new meaning. Learning to move well, lift efficiently, and work hard was a huge game changer for my fitness and self image. I have taught in the Sherwood School District for 9 years, currently teaching 2nd grade.
Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Concordia University
Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education, George Fox University
Minor in Inclusive Classroom (Special Education)
2013 Gorilla Takeover – 1st place Scaled Division
2014 Booties in Action – 5th place Rx division
2015 Turkey Trials – 2nd place Rx division