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Our Team

Head Coach: Sterling Brown

  • Certifications – CrossFit Level 2, USAW, Gymnastics, Powerlifting, Strongman, Mobility, Olympic Lifting
  • Classes – WOD, Dynamics, Gymnastics, Powerlifting, Strongman, Olympic Lifting

Sterling has been involved in fitness all his life. He grew up playing wrestling, track, and football in high school. He has now been coaching CrossFit for over 7 years while also competing locally throughout that time. Once he started coaching CrossFit, he realized how the simple principle of movement had much to offer in terms of health and enjoyment. Through his experience has come the philosophy that fitness is much more than great abs and a big deadlift. It is meant to improve the quality of your life, and it should also be fun. Much like a kid coming up with games to play at recess, this is what he tries to bring to his classes and programming at Vault Athletics.

Coach: Ira Zabolotnaya

  • Certifications – CrossFit Level 2, USAW Sports Performance
  • Classes – WOD, Olympic LIfting, Dynamics

I was born in Ukraine. I used to do bodybuilding training all my life. I used to love basic lifts like bench presses or deadlifts. One day, my friend showed me a CrossFit video with basic lift but performed in high intensity. And it was easy to understand that it was very effective training. I was immediately hooked. I started to implement CrossFit in my bodybuilding routine. I soon planned a vacation to Los Angeles and completed my level 1 education at the same time. Then it became a question of time to move to California completely and to do what I love in this awesome place! Vault Athletics changes lives for sure ā€“ on the physical level, everyday situations, and most importantly, our spirit. And I love this the most in my job! Fun fact about me? I watched training videos filmed at Vault Athletics from Ukraine. Who would have thought I would be at the exact same place only a mere couple of years later. But Iā€™m here. And it seems all dreams come true. In one way or another.

Coach: Koji Niiya

  • Certifications – CrossFit Level 1
  • Classes -WOD, Dynamics

Koji began his fitness journey in his home state of Florida. As a young boy, he devoted himself to the Martial Art. As a young man, he lead his High School varsity lacrosse team as a captain and had a brief stint on the collegiate level at Florida State. It wasn’t until he landed in Los Angeles, where he discovered CrossFit. He quickly became certified and started coaching in 2014.

Coach: John Enick

  • Certifications – CrossFit Level 1
  • Classes – WOD, Dynamics

Question: What is a hairdressers favorite exercise? Well, if you don’t know, stick with me and you’ll find out! My name is John Enick; I am a CrossFit L-1 Trainer and the Member Relations Manager at Vault Athletics. In true Gemini fashion, I have two faces: one is for entertainment and the other is for fitness. Although the former is what initially drew me to Los Angeles, the latter has become one of my most enjoyable primary pursuits. I joined Vault in the summer of 2018 and after seeing how much of a positive impact it had on my life both physically and mentally I dove head first into the deep end without a second thought. One speed. Outside of fitness, I am pursuing the entertainment industry; I have a passion for mathematics, puzzles, comics, and a good debate. I enjoy spending free time with my girlfriend and cat and look forward to every possible opportunity for a family reunion. Fine, I know the real reason you’ve read this far. Curls, okay, CURLS! THE ANSWER IS CURLS!! Have a great day and I hope to see you around the gym šŸ™‚

Coach: Nate Gray

  • Certifications – CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit gymnastics, Outlaw CrossFit Camp, TRX
  • Classes – WOD, Dynamics

I’ve been involved in athletics since 4th grade and have been incorporating strength and conditioning since I was 13 years old. I started CrossFit in 2012 and have never looked back. One of my many favorite quotes:
“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly” -Jim Rohn

Coach: Zach Lane

  • Certifications –
  • Classes – Bazillian Jiu Jitsu

I started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu when i was 21 years old after a Karate instructor of mine, who was a purple belt at the time in BJJ, handily out grappled me and tapped me out several times in under a few minutes (keeping in mind i was probably 40lbs heavier than him). I knew then i had to learn this amazing art called Brazilian JiuJitsu. I started teaching beginner classes after i received my blue belt and immediately knew it’s what i wanted to do with my life./p>

Coach: Marco Palao

  • Certifications –
  • Classes – Bazillian Jiu Jitsu

I started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu just to lose a few pounds. Two years and 50lbs later Jiu Jitsu has become a major part of my life. I was asked to coach a couple of days after I got my blue belt and realized how happy it made me. The excitement I see in students, kids to adults, is worth every second I spend getting beat up on the mats.

Coach: Sunny Day

  • Certifications –
  • Classes – Muay Thai

Intructor: Roxy Teryteran

  • Certifications –
  • Classes – Yoga

Coach: Aslin

  • Certifications –
  • Classes – Spin

Coach: Mona

  • Certifications –
  • Classes – Spin