We’ve got the best coaches in the business. Learn more about them.


BRICK’s coaches are highly qualified and will make sure you get a great, intense workout while staying as safe as possible.

Zach Mayer

  • Coaches: CrossFit, B|XC, B|X
  • Hometown: Portland, OR
  • Spirit Animal: Buffalo
  • Athletic Background: Lacrosse

Alex Banuelos

  • Coaches: CrossFit, B|X, Academy
  • Hometown: South Central LA, CA
  • Spirit Animal: Wolf
  • Athletic Background: Football, Baseball, Volleyball, Swimmer, Water Polo, Triathlons

Ryan Porter

  • Coaches: Kickboxing
  • Hometown: Perth WA
  • Spirit Animal: Quokka
  • Athletic Background: Martial Arts

Amanda Douglas

  • Coaches: CrossFit, B|X, Academy
  • Hometown: Cypress, Texas
  • Spirit Animal: Baby Elephant
  • Athletic Background: Dancer and grew up with 6 older siblings which forced an athletic background in terms of survival.

Cleveland Berto

  • Coaches: B|X
  • Hometown: Winter Haven, FL
  • Spirit Animal: Black Panther
  • Athletic Background: Football, Wrestling, Track & Field, and Boxing

Cesar Flores

  • Coaches: CrossFit, Barbell Club
  • Hometown: Santa Monica, CA
  • Spirit Animal: Lion
  • Athletic Background: Baseball

Erica Giovinazzo

  • Coaches: CrossFit, Barbell Club
  • Hometown: Nashua, NH
  • Spirit Animal: Tiger
  • Athletic Background: Martial Arts, Fencing, Tennis (and dabbles in some other sports)

Caleb Ellis

  • Coaches: CrossFit, Gymnastics
  • Hometown: Denver, CO
  • Spirit Animal: Great White Shark
  • Athletic Background: Football

Israel Wright

  • Coaches: B|X, CrossFit
  • Hometown: Lancaster, CA
  • Spirit Animal: Princess Zelda
  • Athletic Background: High school sports, dance, and CrossFit in the military (started in 2006). Regionals athlete 2009 – ’13.

Kristina Forest

  • Coaches: CrossFit, Academy
  • Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA
  • Spirit Animal: Bobcat
  • Athletic Background: Water Polo & Swimming

Lisa Marie Terlikosky

  • Coaches: Kickboxing
  • Hometown: Stony Brook, Long Island
  • Spirit Animal: Eleven from the show Stranger Things
  • Athletic Background: Muay Thai, Kickboxing, and Recovery Yoga

Nicole Sherman

  • Coaches: Yoga
  • Hometown: Lake Worth, FL
  • Spirit Animal: Sea Turtle
  • Athletic Background: Dance

Mike Mensah

  • Coaches: Endurance
  • Hometown: Vancouver; British Columbia
  • Spirit Animal: Cheetah
  • Athletic Background: Professional Track and Field Athlete. Sprinter and Jumper.

Tyler Manzo

  • Coaches: CrossFit, B|X
  • Hometown: Monterey, CA
  • Spirit Animal: Wolf
  • Athletic Background: Football, Track & Field

Nomi Nilson

  • Coaches: B|X
  • Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Spirit Animal: Tiger
  • Athletic Background: Elite Gymnast, Collegiate Sprinter/Hurdler, Professional Acrobatic Dancer,  Rock Climber.

Peter Thomas

  • Coaches: Kickboxing
  • Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
  • Spirit Animal: Wolf
  • Athletic Background: Martial Arts & Boxing