Meet Our Coaches

We take pride in our knowledge and training. Our coaches are well educated in the field of fitness, with many of them specializing in multiple modalities. Our training model and programming is uniquely crafted out of care and commitment to our members. We are constantly changing our workouts so there is always something different. Anyone can do CrossFit. With the willingness to try, you will ALWAYS excel in your training. We tailor to all different genders, body types, ages, and physical capabilities.

Saro Spenjian – Owner/Head Coach

Whether it’s from playing sports or being a trainer/coach, I have been Involved in fitness for over 15 years. Once I found CrossFit I found something to challenge myself. Soon after I felt a necessity to have others around me see what that feels like, to show them that they can do things they never thought possible. Giving this reward to people gives them a chance to carry it into their everyday lives, making them stronger, faster, better, and more confident. People do not realize the potential they have inside them, I feel I can help people achieve in finding that, not only through fitness but themselves as a person. The amount of commitment and dedication our staff at IFA has is unparalleled, all we can say is come in and see for yourselves; our family loves to grow!

Certifications

  • NPTI Personal & Nutrition Trainer/Coach
  • NSCA Personal Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 1 & 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Goal Setting
  • CrossFit Movement and Mobility
  • CrossFit Strongman
  • USAW Level 1 Sport Performance Coach
  • Powerlifting Coach
  • BirthFit (Providing exercise guidance for women pre/post partum & pregnant)
  • First AID/CPR

Naz Spenjian – Owner/Coach

Whether playing sports or lifting weights, I have worked out for over half of my life. Even though I began mostly for aesthetic reasons, my main focus now is overall physical performance. I have a vast history in law enforcement and have completed three academies. It was not until my last academy that I truly saw the effects of CrossFit on my running ability especially, when I shattered my personal best for a 1.5 mile run. CrossFit breeds functional exercise and lifestyles. Compared to other workout regimens, the dedication, motivation, strength, and versatility of CrossFit is unparalleled. Here at IFA, we take pride in the community and family that we have become. One of the most rewarding feelings for me is when I can help someone, and CrossFit and IFA have both given me the chance to change people’s lives for the better.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • First Aid/CPR

Ines Spenjian—Coach/Marketing

I am a 5th grade special education teacher who is always looking for new ways to learn and grow as an educator, coach and individual. By May 2018, I will have my second masters degree in school/building leadership. That being said, I love teaching, encouraging, and motivating people to do things they never thought they could do. I was involved in sports and enjoyed the motivation and encouragement of being on a team and working to push others. A few years ago, I found myself getting bored at the gym before joining CrossFit. I started CrossFit in April of 2013 and immediately knew CrossFit was for me. Through CrossFit, I found my love for olympic weightlifting. I spent 2 years and hours of training to meet my goals. I participated and placed 1st in several competitions and met my qualifying goal for the American Open in 2016. It was the best experience competing and representing Iron Fist Barbell Club. Now that I have been involved with CrossFit for a long time, I want to share my passion and the benefits with others. Many people need that push and encouragement to try something new and stick to a healthy lifestyle. I am also here to help clients with their health goals by providing meal prep consultations and ready made meals (Iron Fist Eats). Remember this quote, “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great” (Zig Ziglar). Everyday is a chance to get better and learn. It starts with stepping into IFA and challenging yourself.                         You CAN do it!!

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
  • BirthFit (Providing exercise guidance for women who are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant, and post-partum)
  • First Aid/CPR

Lannie Wagner – Coach

I have always been an active person, whether was playing sports, going to the gym or spending time outside. Ever since high school, I was your typical guy who would spend 2+ hour 5-6 days a week at the gym. Bodybuilding magazines were my regular reading material for me and I always had this extreme interest in trying to learn more about training. About 5 years my training partner at the time had left the gym to go and start Crossfit. Like so many people I sort of blew it off and mocked it and continued to do my regular routine. A year or so later Coach Saro had started with Crossfit and he gave me a workout to try. At the time I thought I was In the best shape of my life, I quickly learned that was not so. From that point on I started doing Crossfit based workouts and I am thankful I did, I quickly felt better than I ever had. Having always had the desire to learn more about proper form, technique, and programming, I began to become Interested In the coaching side of things. Coaching has turned out to be one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. Whether it is teaching a beginner the very basics or helping a more advanced athlete get to a PR both have a profound impact on me as a coach, athlete and a person.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Strongman
  • CrossFit Movement and Mobility
  • USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
  • USAW Level 2 Advanced Performance Coach
  • Powerlifting Coach
  • First Aid/CPR

Evan Greenberg – Coach

I have always been involved in sports, whether it was coaching or competing. I coached Track & Field for Don Bosco prep, I have been a personal trainer and I also competed in many sports at a college level. Once I graduated from college and was done competing, I started to miss the feeling of competition. I found myself getting bored with my typical gym routine. This is when I started looking into alternatives to traditional gyms and workout regimens. This led me to IFA and the world of crossfit. My first crossfit class provided me with that feeling of competition and gave meaning to my workout. I began practicing and learning new movements and programs that were associated with the crossfit style. I was achieving better results from these 1 hour classes than I was getting in my typical 3 hour gym sessions. After seeing these results for myself, I wanted to show people how much they can achieve in half the time. Whether you are an athlete, someone who is looking to break old gym habits, or you are brand new to fitness, crossfit has something for everyone. Being a crossfit coach gives me the opportunity to help others achieve their goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Certifications

  • B.S. Kinesiology: Exercise Science
  • NASM Certified personal trainer
  • Crossfit Level 1 trainer
  • Crossfit Scaling