Coaches

Certfications

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Rocktape FMT
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Certification

Phil “PJ” Menagh

Founder
Head Coach
Sports and Wellness Dietitian

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.

After 5 years specializing in Nutrition as a Registered Dietitian and another 6 years developing fitness programs as a gym owner, I have personally seen how the combination of sensible nutrition and smart, intense training can dramatically change lives.

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!

Get in touch with me any time you would like to meet up for coffee and setup a plan to crush your health and fitness goals!

ACADEMIC

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

Certfications

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
Healthy Steps Nutrition Certification
CrossFit Kids Trainer
Attitude Nation Level-1 Weightlifting

Meg Fields

CrossFit Coach
Nutrition Coach
Transformation Challenge Instructor

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.

ACADEMIC

Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Concordia University
Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education, George Fox University
Minor in Inclusive Classroom (Special Education)

COMPETITIONS

2013 Gorilla Takeover – 1st place Scaled Division
2014 Booties in Action – 5th place Rx division
2015 Turkey Trials – 2nd place Rx division

Certfications

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
Crossfit Kids Certification
Adapted Physical Education K-12 Certification/Endorsement

Caitlin Brennan

CrossFit Coach
Personal Fitness Trainer

To say Crossfit changed my life would be an understatement.

I moved to Corvallis, OR in 2013 to start my Master’s program at OSU. I did not know a single soul. Crossfit was pretty trendy at the time, and I had a few friends back home who recommended that I try it, not only for the good workout, but for the friends and community. It wasn’t hard to find a local gym, and after a couple google searches, I found a Crossfit gym. I was hooked.

Crossfit, and its community, has provided me opportunities that I would have never had otherwise. The support of the community and my new friends got me through my grad program, and into my career. The sport itself instilled in me a dedication and resiliency that cannot be found in many other places.

ACADEMIC

MS in Exercise and Sport Science; Physical Education Teacher Education (OSU)
BS in Kinesiology; Concentration in Physical Education (Sacramento State University)

CHOICE ACHIEVEMENTS

Crossfit Games Regional Athlete (Team 2014)
Collegiate Rowing for 4 years

Certfications

USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
CrossFit Lvl 1 Trainer
Certified Clinical Athlete Weightlifting Coach (CCWC)

Missy Franco

CrossFit Coach
Olympic Weightlifting Coach

Missy has a lifestyle that has always been on the go and packed from sunrise to sunset. She thrives in an environment full of positivity, fun, and some good competition – which is why she loves CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting. Missy lives in Tigard with her 2 boys, Elija and Memphis – both competitive athletes in wrestling and Olympic weightlifting. Her youngest son Memphis – age 7, is on the Olympic Weightlifting team that she coaches alongside with her brother, Jordan Franco. Missy found CrossFit in 2012 and has enjoyed all of it’s benefits, community, and people, but most importantly the foundation of living a happy and healthy life no matter what age and how busy your life can be.
Her mission is to share her knowledge for everyone, no matter what shape, size, or athletic ability to live a long, healthy, happy life.

 

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES

Olympic Weightlifting:
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

CrossFit:
2015 Fitlandia Freezer – First Place, RX Team
2015 CrossFit Team Series
2015 Rogue Rampage
2014 Wodtoberfest
2013-2015 Oregon CrossFit Summer Games

Certfications

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
CPT-National Academy of Sports Medicine

Cody Limbaugh

CrossFit Coach
Personal Fitness Trainer

Cody began small, training people from home, then worked at corporate gyms and for several years owned his own fitness studio. Cody now has over a decade of training experience and has coached thousands of hours. Whether your goal is losing weight, regaining a former fitness level or training for a specific competition, Cody can spin your diligence, enthusiasm, and persistence into fitness gold.

“Since 2004, I’ve made it my mission to be a perpetual student and experimenter. Over the years, I’ve seen popular opinions that didn’t quite live up to their hype, and counter-intuitive ideas that ended up producing fantastic results. I’m more excited than ever about our training. It’s hard to describe how rewarding it is to offer a solution to someone who thought they had an insurmountable problem. New students have often tried to succeed, only to be met with frustration many times before they come to me. It is thrilling to be able to share a simple plan that ends up turning all that frustration into victory!”

Additional Achievements & Experience

CrossFit Endurance
CrossFit Striking
ACE Kickboxing
ACE PNF Stretch

Certfications

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
USA Weightlifting Advance Sports Performance
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting

Tali Zabari

CrossFit Coach
Personal Fitness Trainer

I had years of “gym rat life” under my leather lifting belt, waking up early to lift at Gold’s with my dad before class, but there was no structure, no goal, and no hunger for achievement. When I finally attended my first CrossFit class, that had all changed. I was immediately ignited by new challenges, new movements, new toys, and a new kind of competition – me against myself. I read everything I could get my hands on and attended every clinic I could, and I knew early on that coaching was the best way I could give back everything that my CrossFit community had given me – a sense of accomplishment every day, a sight for heights I didn’t know were possible, and a family of shared values.

With a background in strength training and having been introduced to olympic style weightlifting via CrossFit, I grew a love and obsession for the pursuit of precision weightlifting. In my 7 years of coaching, I have poured my passion into specialized weightlifting programming and have pursued a competitive athletic career myself. Lead by example and share your love – and my love is sport and strength!

Additional achievements & Experience

2018 State Champion of the 63kg class
2014 Olympic Training Center Athlete Development Attendee
Team Captain of Vulkan Weightlifting

Certfications

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Brad Ball

CrossFit Coach

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.

Academic

Currently Completing Undergrad in Pre-Chiropractic Program

CHOICE ACHIEVEMENTS

600 lb+ Deadlift
500+ lb Squat

Certfications

ACE
CrossFit Level I (2010-1015)

Jess

CrossFit Coach
Personal Fitness Trainer

Jess has worked in the fitness industry since 2003 and instructed at CrossFit gyms since 2009. She offers Personal Training, Gymnastics Coaching, and Coaches a Women’s Barbell Class in addition to our BootCamp and CrossFit classes at CrossFit Tigard.

ACADEMIC

B.S, Health Ecology, University of Nevada

Additional Achievements & Experience

8 Year Gymnast
4 Year Scholarship Athlete for UNR
World Powerlifting Alliance World Champion 2016 (Age 30-33; 57 Kg.)
Crossfit NW Regionals competitior 2013 (Team)
CrossFit Games competitor 2009 (Team)

Certfications

Studying CrossFit Trainer

Casey Judy

Bootcamp Instructor
Transformation Challenge Instructor
Personal Fitness Trainer

I have a passion for fitness as well as helping others achieve their goals and keep them for a lifetime of health. I understand what its like to go thru major life changes and set backs in fitness.

After being a competitive athlete surrounded by sports and adventure since I was a child, I underwent a serious back surgery in 2004. I found it extremely hard to get in shape again.

CrossFit and F.I.T. classes have improved my overall athletic strength and ability incredibly over the last 4 years of being a part of the CrossFit Tigard PAW community. The key to my success was learning how important body form/posture is while working out, and focusing on functional movements in my training. Now I share these lessons with others as a coach. I’ve even led outdoor group workouts to locals and other travelers while exploring the world. Did I mention that I am an undefeated Muay Thai fighter on the island of Koh Phi Phi, Thailand?

It is important to remember that we all have to start from somewhere if we want to be the healthiest and fittest we can be. And if you are going to do it, why not do it in this great community that welcomes you in like family? I want to see you become mentally and physically stronger and more confidant about yourself and I’ll do my best to help you get there.

ACADEMIC

Associates in general studies
Bachelor of Fine Arts

Certfications

NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Fitness Nutrition Specialist Certification

Tawny Tikkala

Apprentice Coach
Social Media Manager

It’s hard for me to envision what my life would look like today without athletics (or physical activity in general for that matter). Starting out, I didn’t have a natural relationship with fitness. For me it was changing bad habits, prioritizing sleep, working through soreness, trusting the process, self-belief, and it was, well…IT IS at times uncomfortable. The thing is, there is no finish line with bettering your fitness level and self-development.

That’s what I love about it.

In CrossFit, support, measuring progress, and performance are all key focuses. I am someone who never got excited about doing sets on a machine. I needed a goals focused program that allowed me to see my strength & conditioning progressing both in and outside of the gym. I needed community to push my limits and help me get out of my own way. I needed to perform. It’s no wonder it didn’t take much for me to become addicted to CrossFit.

I started out my fitness journey as a competitive distance runner and dance professional. I hit a plateau and started CrossFit as a means to get ready for an upcoming dance audition. I didn’t end up just drinking the CrossFit cool-aid but injected it into my life IV status. I ended up falling in love with the sport of CrossFit and centered my days around working out and helping others in my community to better themselves. I pursued a path of coaching and here we are a couple years later!

Academic

B.A University of Oregon 2013

Choice Achievements

BlazerDancers Dance Team Member – NBA Portland Trailblazers
Rosebuds Dance Team Member – WHL Portland Winterhawks
SteelDancers Dance Team Member – AFL Portland Steel
Brand Ambassador/Fitness Model – BeastyChalk, TheYouniquePiece

Certfications

Registered Nurse
Apprentice CrossFit Trainer

Robin Dennison

Apprentice Coach

ARE YOU READY FOR A CHANGE?