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Ben Magnone

Born in Arizona and raised in Northern California, I grew up in the East Bay where I lived until I was 18; at which time I shipped off to college to play Basketball in Lubbock Texas. After two different sports at 5 different schools, it wasn't until I decided to transfer to APU to finish up my senior year with my brother Matt that I landed in the LA area. Following undergrad I went back for my MBA and joined the corporate world with AT&T. I have been with them going on 4 years and love it, but perhaps didn't find my true love until a little over two years ago when I first found CrossFit. Having been a two sport collegiate athlete, it was the competition aspect that attracted me at first. CrossFit fulfilled a desire in me to compete that I didn't even realize I still had. Eventually though, it was the community that won me over. Now having found a passion for everything CrossFit, it is a dream come true to be opening CrossFit Montrose.

 

Krista Kelly

I was born in Orange County and raised in Montrose. I cheered for APU my freshman year of college where I met Matts wife, Jenny. Years later, we reconnected and she invited me to come try out Crossfit Montrose. Crossfit Montrose is where I fell in love with the Sport of Fitness. It compliments my life as a former athlete as I have played soccer, softball, track and field, swim team, competitive cheer, dance, ballet, karate, weight lifting, etc… For me, fitness isn't just something I do - it's been a saving grace in my life. The people I've met, the friendships I've built, the athletes I've trained with, and the personal growth have all made fitness an enriching way of life. That is a gift I want to share with others. I am overjoyed to be coaching in my favorite little hometown, where the community is truly one out of a movie. Furthermore, having graduated from the Verdugo Fire Academy and having worked as an Emergency Medical Technician, I want to teach people that they save their own lives. By taking care of your body, and strengthening it to withstand everyday ruggedness, you become your own first line of defense. You don't work for your body; your body works for you. So come on in and let's get started! In the words of Horst Schulze, "The idea that we won't succeed is impossible, the only question is how long it will take." Krista recently completed her certification in the Crossfit's specialty course for Gymnastics.

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Matt Magnone

I grew up in the Bay Area and moved to Azusa when I was 18 to attend APU. I enjoyed it there so much that after I graduated I decided to stick around and get my MBA. In 2009 I moved to Portland Oregon where I married my beautiful wife Jenny. It was in Portland that we joined a kettle bell gym and I first discovered how much fun and effective group fitness training is. I fell in love with the concept and the community of the gym immediately. Before that I was your classic globo gym customer that always had a membership but never enjoyed going. It always seemed monotonous and boring to me. We joined our first CrossFit gym in 2012, after moving back to California, and haven’t looked back since. CrossFit has become a passion for Ben and I and we are so excited to open CrossFit Montrose.

 

Bo Renaud

 

My name is Bo Renaud and I believe in the American dream, because If you're willing to do the work, you can have anything. That's what makes the U.S. of A great. When it started, America was just a handful of scrawny colonies. Now, it's the most buff, pumped-up country on the planet. That's pretty rad. All of my heroes are self made; Rocky, Swarzenegger, Costanza. They all started out with nothing and built their way to perfection. The way to prove yourself is to better yourself, that's the American Dream. But I know that is never gonna happen unless I do something about! My name is Bo Renaud, and I believe in fitness.