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 (CCFT)
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
CrossFit Endurance
CrossFit Strongman Seminar Staff
CrossFit Powerlifting
CrossFit Football

Danny Lesslie

danny-leslieDanny was born in Kansas City. He graduated with a business degree from the University of Kansas and wore a suit for a few years in the insurance and investment world. It didn’t take long to realize his passion was not in that business. Despite plenty of frustration, this time was invaluable. Danny was fortunate enough to work with an array of life coaches, and incredible businessmen.

His boredom with his position led him to the gym, tinkering and learning, when he realized the connection of being physically fit and feeling a sense of accomplishment. This led him right to where he is today.

His passion for motivating people led him to coaching groups. His focus is making each athlete capable, stronger, and proficient with a barbell, increasing their fitness, and improving their overall well-being. Having an athlete realize their own strength and potential is what makes him tick.


Certifications:

CrossFit Level 2
CrossFit Powerlifting
National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer(NSCA-CPT)
National Academy of Sports Medicine Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM-PES)


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 2
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

Dr. Lindsey Mathews, D.C.

lindsayDr. Mathews is a chiropractor and founder of BirthFIT. She specializes in the biomechanics of body and balancing the musculokeletal system. Lindsey has a doctorate of chiropractic. She is also trained in the Webster technique and as a D.O.N.A. doula. Lindsey is also skilled in energy healing, the graston technique, kinesio taping, laser therapy, and specific myofascial therapies. Dr. Lindsey Mathews, D.C., is a Whole9 Life partner. She is also a member of Primal Docs, Paleo Physicians, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, and Holistic Pediatric Alliance.

Lindsey is a Texas native. She received her Bachelors of Science at Texas A&M University before moving to California to further her education. Lindsey completed her doctorate at the Southern California University of Health Sciences.

Through out her life Lindsey has remained active through soccer and competitive cheerleading. When she found CrossFit it was a match made in heaven.

Dr. Lindsey Mathews has treated numerous active people such as Olympic and professional athletes, CrossFit athletes and CrossFit moms, and traveled the world to be on set for demanding stunts in film and television. To say Lindsey knows the body is an understatement. Lindsey understands the body and respects the individuality of each unique person.

Lindsey is head coach of the Women’s Only program at DEUCE Gym. Lindsey also leads DEUCE’s goal-setting program, Make Sh*t Happen. Lindsey’s mission is to empower and educate woman so that they live to their fullest potential. With programs like the Women’s Only, Make Sh*t Happen, and BirthFIT U, Lindsey wants to foster a community of strong women that will live out their dreams in our modern society.


Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Powerlifting
CrossFit Football

Chris Piñedo

chris-pAt 32 years old, Chris has been an instructor and a coach since he was 18. He’s taught all types of movement, close to a decade of instructing gymnastics, and over 15 years competing as a professional Bboy, or breakdancer. He’s taught workshops, given lectures, and judged all over the world, gathering insights and experience about movement in peak expression.

Since then, Chris has transitioned into CrossFit and human performance. He’s studied and gathered new information daily, to better enhance the lives of my athletes, and community. Along the way, he’s been a Head Coach of two of the largest gyms in Los Angeles where he created unique programs for both general population students and competitive athletes. Continuing to be a student of the game, Chris his worked under Movement Specialists for gymnastics, gained extensive Endurance knowledge from an engine guru, and acquired an eye for weightlifting from prolific Olympic lifting coaches.

You can’t draw a box around Chris. He develops individual athletes, creates movement, dances, runs, jumps, and lifts heavy weights, but his passion is coaching. Chris has been helping develop athletes & artists in forms of physical expression since he was a kid. Any careful observer can tell it’s what he loves to do and as a result, it’s truly what he’s best at. Chris will tell you, “I think that the ability to express ones self through art, movement, and human performance is a firm step on the road to self discovery. What are we capable of, what is our full potential. Answering the question of what is possible, that’s what drives me as a coach. My job isn’t to make you believe that you can do anything, it is to show you how.”


Certifications:

CrossFit Level 2 Coach
CrossFit Endurance


Joshua Gonzalez

josg-gFrom a young age, Josh was introduced to a multitude of sports, Skateboarding, Karate, Soccer, and Basketball just to name a few. So it was no surprise that along the way he grew a passion for human performance and movement.

Josh went to Cal State Northridge where he majored in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science. The idea was to go back to grad school and Master in Athletic Training, but soon after graduation he found Crossfit, and never looked back.
His passion and drive for what he does led him to amazing opportunities, such as living and coaching in Shenzhen, China, then followed right after by moving to Dubai.

Now, back in his hometown of L.A., Josh set his eyes on DEUCE, and was willing to do all it took to be a part of this world class team.

“I am so blessed to have traveled the world doing what I love. My passion and fire for learning is as bright as ever. The human body is such a complex organism, and science is always finding new developments in the advancement of health and human performance. I love it. And I plan to ever educate myself and try my best to pass on that knowledge to all who are willing and eager to listen and learn.”


Certifications:

Bachelors of Science Kinesiology: Exercise Science
Crossfit Level 1
Crossfit Aerobic Capacity
OPEX associate CCP (Pending)
Precision Nutrition Certification (Pending)


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Chris Pascual

CPChris Pascual’s passion for sports performance was manifested at an early age through baseball. His career extended through to the collegiate level playing at San Diego Christian College while receiving his B.A. Chris currently works with major league athletes during their off-season and focuses on helping every individual enhance their performance by helping them get stronger, faster and improve their overall athleticism.


Ronnie Lopez

ERRonnie was born in Dallas,Texas but calls California home. Ronnie graduated, and played collegiate baseball at Chapman University where he participated in three Division III College World Series. He was introduced to functional movement and asked to deeply think about methods of training by Logan Gelbrich. Having a passion for sports, and human movement in general, Ronnie is a student of sports movement. He believes learning is never complete and the key to success as an athlete and coach is adopting a growth mindset.


Certifications:

USAW Sports Performance Coach
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Powerlifting
CrossFit Strongman
CrossFit Football