Meet the Founder...
Born 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 led him to both the CrossFit Games and Strongman Nationals. These experiences guide his coaching today.
Forever a “student of the game,” Logan is always looking to strengthen and question his understanding of humans. Today his work includes his best selling book, "Going Right: A Logical Justification for Pursuing Your Dreams", and diverse offerings of education in leadership and group dynamics via the Hold the Standard™ Summit and Hold the Standard™ Podcast, and consultancy.
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 high school. She also competed in Track and Field, making two appearances at the State Meet in relays and pole vaulting.
Shortly after discovering 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.
Meredith loves coaching anyone that is willing to work hard and have fun! She believes that training is an amazing tool that improves our mental, physical and emotional health. Throughout her 20+ years of coaching, she has experienced first-hand how training builds strong communities, friendships and unstoppable teams.
Growing up in Texas, Meredith started coaching football players in the weight room when she was a senior in high school. As a student-athlete, Meredith earned a degree in exercise science while playing softball for Baylor University. Meredith has the wonderful opportunity to learn from top-level coaches and mentors of various disciplines. She works with high school to Olympic athletes that compete in a variety of sports. Those experiences have shaped her into the coach she is today.
Meredith values being part of a team whose players are intelligent, highly motivated, creative, and always finding ways to grow. She has found her family in DEUCE Coach's Prep, where she continues to develop her coaching skills. Meredith takes great pride in teaching Strongman 101 at DEUCE Gym. She agrees with fellow SM101 graduates that is it the most fun you will ever have training! Meredith also has the honor of leading the strength and conditioning programs for two local fire departments in the South Bay.
Meredith believes that keeping things simple and trusting the process are keys to success.
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Colton was born and raised in Newbury Park, Ca, where his love for sports and movement started at a young age. It was apparent from a young age that baseball would be the vehicle that would lead him to playing collegiately for the University of San Diego and later professionally when he was drafted by the Minnesota Twins.
After numerous injuries and surgeries, he had to medically retire from baseball but luckily he found a community and home at DEUCE Gym as a student. Not long after he received a challenge from Logan and encouragement from other coaches to join coach’s prep and begin his new journey in fitness.
Now hungry as ever, Colton continues to grow as a young coach. Utilizing his experience as a high level athlete and his understanding of primal and functional movements, he strives to make training in the gym as transferable to an individual’s life as possible. Leading from a place of love and connection, Colton understands that training isn’t always about the fitness but it is always about the person.
Campbell has been working in both the fitness and nonprofit industries since 2018 after his release from Texas State Prison. During his time in prison, Campbell realized that there was much about himself he did not like, however training showed him that he could change if he set an intention and applied work. This realization led him on an obsessive quest to become the best version of himself he possibly could through subjecting himself to stress and challenge. He believes fitness is the relentless pursuit of growth.
Today, he is passionate about using his unique life experiences to relate to and empower others. He uses movement as an effective place to start the conversation and believes in showing up 100 percent for his athletes. It is his drive and passion that lead him to Los Angeles to develop and train at the best gym in the world.
Teal was raised in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. In school she played softball, basketball, volleyball, and enjoyed running 5K and 10 K‘s for fun. Her real love came when she found CrossFit. She dove in headfirst soon becoming CrossFit Level 1 certified along with becoming USA Weightlifting certified. This love of movement led to her studies of and majoring in kinesiology with the bonus of being a student athletic trainer for four years.
After college, a car accident caused a spinal injury and left Teal unable to run, lift weights, or swim and told that she would never be able to do those things again. Not acccepting the prognosis for a life of pain with limited movement she searched for any and every possibility to try to get her life back, she found ELDOA, a method founded by French osteopath Dr. Guy Voyer. She committed herself to the restoration and full function of her spine. Now, she is pain-free and can do all that she was told that she couldn’t do and more.
Now, Teal is both a Coach and certified ELDOA Trainer. Her goal is to help others to become not only strong, but pain-free, as well.
Julian’s fitness journey began well over a decade ago when, having just graduated high school, hitting his highest-ever number on the weight scale, and not feeling fulfilled by his overall lifestyle, he committed to making a change. He discovered CrossFit in 2011 and was inspired by the physical progress and mental shifts he experienced as a result. Shortly thereafter, he began competing in various local level competitions and training year-round for the CrossFit Open, which he competed in five years consecutively.
In 2012, Julian got his CFL1 Trainer certification and began coaching at his first gym in Pasadena, CA. Once he was made head coach, he began commuting to Venice multiple times a week to train at DEUCE Garage and attend Coach’s Prep with the intention of continuing his coaching education and becoming the most proficient coach he could be.
In 2016, he moved to Scottsdale, AZ to further pursue his competitive and coaching career, an endeavor which eventually led to his traveling the world and evolving his work into transformational leadership coaching for high-performing entrepreneurs and coaches. That being said, he remains rooted in his pursuit of training and coaching physical preparedness as he considers it the corner-stone of personal development.
Julian is inspired by the DEUCE Gym community and excited to continue learning from and serve its community.
Shawn was born and raised in Costa Rica. He has always been passionate about sports growing up playing soccer, basketball and running track. That love for sports led him to study Exercise Science.
In 2014, Shawn got his CFL-1 Training certification and began coaching at his local gym in Bemidji, MN, while earning his college degree. After college in 2016 Shawn moved back home to Costa Rica and started training personal training clients and small group classes out of his garage.
In the summer of 2021 Shawn came to intern at DEUCE Gym and thoroughly enjoyed the experience, leading him to make a life changing decision to move to Venice and coach at DEUCE.
Chris 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 was born in Dallas, Texas but calls California home. Ronnie graduated (mathematics) and played collegiate baseball at Chapman University, where he participated in three Division III College World Series. Being part of a winning culture in college, Ronnie approaches everything post-baseball with a winner's mindset, putting high priority on "attention to detail" and "rigorous practice."
He was introduced to functional movement and asked to deeply think about methods of training by Logan Gelbrich. He believes learning is never complete and the key to success as an athlete and coach is adopting a growth mindset. Ronnie is now co-owner and coach at DEUCE Athletics in Hermosa Beach, where he leads "Weightlifting Fundamentals," a specialty weightlifting program, and is a coach for Project Speed: Speed and Agility Training.
Kyle was born in Torrance, where he grew up learning and loving the game of baseball. Through baseball he learned valuable lessons such as, hard work, determination, and a will to be the best. He ended up playing college baseball at El Camino College and Azusa Pacific University, where he graduated with a degree in applied exercise science.
From his days of playing baseball, Kyle was introduced to strength and conditioning at a young age. It was training for baseball where he ultimately crossed paths with Coach Logan, who trained him in high school. His love of training and realizing the benefits it has on sport performance gave him the passion and drive to want to learn more. Through his time in college and his internship at DEUCE, he now spreads his knowledge to other athletes so they can also reap the benefits of performing at a high level. He is currently coaching multiple top college and high school players in the country, as well as serving as the head strength and conditioning coach for his alma mater South High School's baseball team. He is also one of the four Project Speed coaches, who look to empower motivated athletes by teaching them the fundamentals of speed and agility.