Meet our coaches

SCOTT LAGER

Owner/Coach

Coach Scott Lager joined CrossFit in 2018 when his daughter signed him up for a CrossFit Boot Camp.  After that first session, he was hooked!  He loves that CrossFit is a great combination of Fitness, Health, Mental Stamina and Community. 

Scott is passionate about connecting with people and helping them achieve their personal health and fitness goals. Our CrossFit Petroglyph Community is incredibly supportive, fun, accepting and truly is like a family.  We welcome anyone and everyone to come check us out. CrossFit is for Everybody!

CrossFit Level 1

BRIAN PANKRATZ

Owner/Coach

Coach Brian Pankratz served 23 years in the Air Force and was a regular gym goer, but just doing the regular weightlifting for that many years was getting boring and lacked a real challenge. After deciding to try CrossFit and finding Crossfit Petroglyph he realized that he had found what he was looking for, a mental and physical challenge that pushed him to his limits. 

 

“Crossfit has taken me to a physical and mental fitness level that I didn’t know I could get to. I may not be strongest or fastest at the box, but I am personally in the best shape I’ve been in and at 47 and two back surgeries later, that says a lot. After I saw the results Crossfit had on me I knew I wanted to coach to help others improve their physical fitness. It has been an amazing experience coaching others and seeing them succeed in their fitness goals.”

CrossFit Level 1 | CrossFit Kids

PHIL BROWN

Owner/Coach

Coach Phil Brown started his CrossFit journey in 2016 when he grew tired of the same old repetitive exercises at any of the local globo-gyms. "I found it easy to avoid any exercises or cardio I didn't like (pretty much all of it) and therefore I was stuck in a rut."  Enter CrossFit and its constantly varied movements and one class was all it took for Phil to be hooked. 

Now as a coach, Phil enjoys seeing the smiles and the motivation the members create within each other when they do something they didn't think they could do.  "Our Petroglyph Community is what sets us apart from any other gym and coaching here is a privilege."

CrossFit Level 1

TERESA BROWN

Owner/Coach

Coach Teresa Brown loves to lift heavy weights and see “the face of success” when her athletes achieve something new. Teresa grew up as a dancer and has now added a 365 deadlift to her moves.

 

“I joined a few classes and really loved the environment. I love the support that other members give each other. After about 6 months I could tell I was hooked. It has quickly become something I am passionate about and what better way to celebrate that than by coaching others!?!” Teresa says.

CrossFit Level 1

JACOB PEREZ

Owner/Coach

Coach Jacob  Perez, New Mexico native, started CrossFit in mid-2018.  From what started as a simple challenge from a friend to complete the 2018 CrossFit Open, turned into a passion for the sport and overall community that CrossFit brings.  Jacob not only focuses on competing but also shares a love for spending time with Petroglyph's members and helping them strive to meet their specific goals. Jacob encourages any and all individuals to take a leap like he did, and give it a try.

CrossFit Level 1

RICHARD GRAVES

Coach

Rick is a tenured coach and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to health and fitness.  His certifications include: 

CrossFit Level 1, Kids, Strongman, Weightlifting and Flexibility workshops,  Programming, Running, Spot the Flaw, Lesson Planning, Anatomy, Dumbbells, and Scaling courses USA Level 1 Weightlifting Coach Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM): Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), Certified Nutrition Coach (CNC),  Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS), Youth Exercise Specialist (YES), Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS), and Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES).

CrossFit Level 1

JAMES COBB

Coach

Coach James Cobb served in the Marine Corps and struggled for years to find an exercise regimen that would work for him. But, after attending a two-week CrossFit Boot Camp class, and discovering that he could exercise and socialize at the same time, he was all in. James loves the community of CrossFit. He enjoys seeing changes in people’s health, wellness, and fitness.

 

“What other workout insists that you lift things, carry things, throw things, hit things, jump on and over things, and climb stuff?  It made me more energized and actually excited to go workout.  The best part is that you really can start CrossFit at ANY fitness level and still challenge yourself and see your skill level increase. If I can help people see this for themselves, it is something that I want to do."

CrossFit Level 1

VAULTA HANNI

Coach

Coach Vaulta joined CrossFit in 2019. She needed something different and after seeing such positive results from CrossFit in her friends and family she decided to give it a shot. A regular gym class routine turned into a passion for her. She made CrossFit Petroglyph her home gym because you cannot find a better group of people to build you up and motivate you through hard workouts. She became a coach because she enjoys helping others on their fitness journeys and watching them develop into healthy, fast, and strong athletes. She will strive to help you make goals, crush them and repeat. 

CrossFit Level 1

BELINDA CLIFTON

Coach

Coach Belinda enjoys hunting, hiking and camping. She also has a long career as a avid runner. After years in the fitness industry Belinda looked for a more genuine experience. She found CrossFit Petroglyph and fell in love. 

"I love motivating and encouraging members to set goals and work to accomplish them. I love being even a small part of their successes!"

CrossFit Level 1 | CrossFit Running Workshop | SCW Group Fitness Instructor | SCW Fierce Interval Resistance | Exercise Instructor

MATT BEARCE

Coach

Coach Matt Bearce is passionate about healthy living and quality nutrition. Matt enjoys helping others get healthy and enjoys seeing the variety of members getting fit at CrossFit Petroglyph.

CrossFit Level 1

Meaghan Cavanaugh

Yoga Instructor

Meaghan has been a group fitness instructor for 10 years, with certifications in dance, core, HIIT and Yoga style formats.  Always looking to further her knowledge and love for fitness, she most recently completed her 200-hour yoga training.  As an avid Crossfitter with CF Petroglyph, Meaghan understands the importance of incorporating  flexibility training into your workouts.  She hopes to be able to introduce  the world of yoga to more people through her approachable way of teaching and great playlists!

Yoga Instructor