Coaches

Logan Gelbrich

logan-gelbrichBorn in Santa Monica, Logan feels right at home coaching at DEUCE Gym. With a background in collegiate (University of San Diego) and professional (San Diego Padres) baseball, Logan is used to high performance, heavy workloads, and accountability.

Luckily, Logan was blessed enough to work with world renowned strength and conditioning coaches, sports psychologists, and nutritionists during his career. It’s during this time that the seeds were sown for the belief system that guides his coaching today.

Forever a “student of the game,” Logan is always looking to strengthen and question his understanding of human movement and nutrition.


Certifications:
 
CrossFit Level 3
CrossFit Strongman Seminar Staff
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
CrossFit Endurance
CrossFit Powerlifting
CrossFit Football
NLP Master Practicioner

Juan Luis Guadarrama

juanJuan grew in Santa Ana, CA. He played competitive soccer up into college. At Loyola Marymount University he studied business entrepreneurship.

Juan followed his passion and started learning more about fitness and coaching competitive soccer. His style of training and desire to learn more led him to DEUCE Gym to complete the Coach’s Prep program.

Juan is passionate about helping people reach their potential and improve their standard of living. He believes that consistency, an open mindset, and a community of support is they key to making fitness work. When he isn’t training at DEUCE Gym, Juan spends his free time with his wife Flor and his son Lucas.


Certifications:

CrossFit Level 3
CrossFit Conjugate Methods
CrossFit Strongman
CrossFit Football
NASM – CPT

Emily Russak

emily-russackEmily has been an athlete for more than 20 years with a broad array of sports and disciplines. Her most significant athletic experience was her time on the University of San Diego Women’s Rowing team. The intensity, competition, and accountability of being on a crew is what drew her to Crossfit. This love for Crossfit that stemmed from rowing taught her that It is through pushing yourself past a breaking point that you find just what you are truly capable of both mentally and physically.

With a passion for helping people find joy in themselves and everyday life, Emily is committed to igniting this fire through nutrition, goal setting, and fitness in order to transform people’s lives from the inside out.


Certifications:

CrossFit Level 2
CrossFit Strongman 
CrossFit Powerlifting
CrossFit Football

Nick King

Nick ran track in high school, played 7 seasons of college soccer and briefly moonlighted as a trapeze instructor but his path to becoming a coach at DEUCE really started the day he walked in the gate of the gym, interested in doing an intro. He was a member first, with no intention of coaching but the mix of performance, community and lifestyle proved intoxicating. After being a member for 5 years, he decided to peek behind the curtain to see what the coaching development program looked like. The rest is history.
 
Nick leads the DEUCE Performance group – programming gymnastics and weightlifting and helping members who want to train at an intensity beyond GPP.
 
He still hates burpees.
 

Lacey Fema

Lacey was born and raised in Wisconsin but made her way to the West Coast fall of 2018. While growing up on a farm she spent most of her childhood being active outdoors.

She started Ice Hockey in 3rd grade and has continued to play since, participating in traveling teams and receiving Honorable State Mentions in Highschool. She also Competed in Track and Field, making two appearances at the State meet in Relays and Pole Vaulting.

Shortly after discovery the sport of CrossFit in early 2017 she received her CFL1 and began Coach’s Prep online before moving to California where she would begin her Journey through Coach’s Prep, in House at DEUCE Gym.

Since coaching at DEUCE she has also been heavily involved with STRENGTH 101 and 202 and is now competing in the sport of Powerlifting.
 

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1