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About Us 2017-02-09T22:52:27+00:00

WHAT IS CROSSFIT?

CrossFit is defined as that which optimizes fitness (constantly varied, functional movements performed at relatively high intensity). CrossFit is also the community that spontaneously arises when people do these workouts together!

We have a goal to teach people how to execute these movements properly while avoiding injury, gaining strength, and work capacity. What this means is that when you come in for a class, instead of doing isolated exercises, we will be doing exercises that work from the core out to an extremity. Every workout can be and will be scaled and geared towards ones own ability level. Your needs differ from another by degree, not kind. We all have a need to execute functional movements.

To be fit and physically competent to handle all of the challenges life throws your way is no small endeavor. As you continue to come to class, you will learn all about:

Movement – How to move safely and effectively.

Fitness – What it means to be fit, its definition, the supporting theories and how to go about attaining it in real life.

Nutrition – Eat meat & vegetables, nuts & seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.

WHAT THIS MEANS

You will use pull up bars, rowers, barbells, kettle bells, medicine balls and our facility space for running, squatting, lifting and gymnastics.  There won’t be time in the workout for elliptical machines or treadmills.

The CrossFit program is designed to improve endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. You will never get bored with the varying classes and programming!

We work on building stronger, more capable individuals using functional movements. These movements will be varied and executed at intensity (according to your personal ability). Functional movements are those that mimic movements performed in our daily lives. In order to get off a couch, you must squat. To pick up a heavy bag, you must deadlift.

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MEET THE TEAM

Laura Hilton
Owner/Level 2 CrossFit
Trainer/CrossFit Kids

Laura grew up in organized sports and played competitive soccer throughout high school but turned that all in shortly after graduating. Laura and her husband Kevin, spent 3 years in Alaska where they both began CrossFit 5 years ago, after their first son Mason, was born.  Laura was quickly hooked after only 3 weeks of 3..2..1.. GO. After moving back to Arizona she knew they wanted to bring the amazing dynamics of CrossFit to Prescott Valley.

In addition to CrossFit, Laura is passionate about nutrition and is currently working on getting her 1 year old son, Micah to enjoy her homemade foods.  Laura is obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Grand Canyon University and is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer and CrossFit Kids Certified.

Kevin Hilton
Owner/Level 2 CrossFit
Trainer/CrossFit Competitior’s Course

Kevin grew up playing organized sports as a youth, where he excelled in soccer.  Kevin received a scholarship to play soccer at Nyack College, a small school in a small town across the Hudson river from Manhattan.  Kevin later graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Elementary Education in 2008.  In 2011 Kevin Graduated from Walden University with a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education.  Kevin has always had a passion for fitness and teaching, and in 2014 had the opportunity to put both passions together when he and his wife opened CrossFit Prescott Valley.  

Kevin is passionate about teaching members of CFPV how to achieve their health and fitness goals.  His desire is that each and every member is successful in adopting better health and fitness as a lifestyle.

Paul Smith
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer/CF
Competitor’s Course

Paul began CrossFit in 2013 while living in Alaska.  His first thought was, “I wish CrossFit was around when I was younger.”  Before that day he thought working out was about bicep curls, taking water breaks and checking out the mirrors…  CrossFit is unlike any other sport and after that first CrossFit class he was hooked.  Paul moved back home to Arizona in 2014 and began working out at CrossFit Prescott Valley, shortly thereafter he took the Level 1 course so he could start coaching at CFPV.  He has since obtained his CrossFIt Level 2 Certificate along with the Competitors Course.

Paul says, “one of the best accomplishments about being a coach is helping someone achieve a goal that they have been working so hard to get.  The CrossFit community is so awesome and I look forward to helping everyone achieve their health and fitness goals.  See you at the Box!”

Ken Smith
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer/CrossFit
Mobility

Ken grew up in organized sports playing competitive football and baseball throughout high school. Enrolled at the University of Washington in 1970 he received a draft notice from the US ARMY. He elected to join the US Navy Diving Program.  Ken served four years with three six – month tours in Vietnam. As the Diving Team Leader he was responsible for the physical training program of the Team.

He enrolled and graduated from the University of Washington in 1978 with a major in Public Accounting. He was the CFO for several companies over his career including  his  time with CrossFit HQ from 2009-2016.

He is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and a CrossFit Mobility Trainer. Ken has a passion in being a CrossFit Trainer and how the program changes people’s lives: making people better. CrossFit is for those willing to put in the work, the rewards being priceless. Ken brings enthusiasm and fun to each class in helping  members reach their health and fitness goals.

Carlos Gonzalez
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Carlos is a passionate coach that has a rich background in strength training.  In high school, Carlos was a stand out football player for his high school.  He earned division linebacker of the year and made the All-Area team.  Carlos started CrossFit after hearing about how fun it was.  It took only one workout and he was hooked.  Carlos became a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer in 2015 and has been coaching at CFPV ever since.  Carlos is passionate about helping people reach their health and fitness goals.

Gabriel Buehler
Crossfit Level 1 trainer

Gabe may have discovered CrossFit later in life than some but his passion for the sport of fitness and LIFE is unparalleled.  Growing up he played baseball, soccer and basketball and until discovering CrossFit preferred long distance running in his pursuit of fitness.  Currently he’s an avid golfer and musician.  Just over three years ago he touched a barbell for the first time at CrossFit Prescott Valley.  After doing his first Ladies WOD (Annie, 50-40-30-20-10 *sit ups and double unders) he was hooked.  Gabe became a Level 1 Coach in the summer of 2016.  He’d like to go to Regionals this year… most likely as a spectator or volunteer.

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We offer a variety of membership options at CrossFit Prescott Valley to best suit your needs.

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