Staff Roster

CrossFit Santa Rosa

For most of us a ‘Gym’ is a place to lose some weight, get fit and develop the base fitness to live a larger life.  When we join a globo-gym, we feel lost and unsupported.  But at Crossfit Santa Rosa:

  • Our community is different.
  • Our coaches are different. 
  • Your results will be different.  

We understand the challenge of getting up off the couch and into the gym because we have lived it ourselves.

Whether your goals are to lose some weight or just be a more active human, we can help!

“CrossFit Santa Rosa is helping to correct my overall health and fitness. When I first got there they assessed where I was at and plotted a course that would correct my weaknesses…These people are skilled at what they do and care about helping you get positive results.” – Jess Y.

Nikee McVay

Owner and Head Coach

HI! I’m Nikee, Owner and Head Coach at CrossFit Santa Rosa (aka Santa Rosa Strength and Conditioning). I originally joined the community as a client in 2014 and immediately fell in love with CrossFit as a sport. I followed my passion to it’s core and purchased the gym from the original owner, Joanna Sapir, in 2017.

Joanna was mentored by James Fitzgerald, founder of OPEX Fitness and created a thriving gym through utilizing a systematic approach to programming. She took me under her wing and mentored me in both business management and exercise programming – talk about getting lucky!

Personally, I love throwing a heavy barbell around and enjoy participating in CrossFit competitions. Outside of the gym I stay busy with my husband, Ryan, and our children. I also enjoy anything outdoors and spend lots of time seeking God through prayer, music and Bible studies.

CrossFit Level 2, USA Weightlifting 1

Eric "Eddie" Edwards

CrossFit Trainer

“Eddie” here! I first joined CrossFit Santa Rosa as a client in 2017 after being disillusioned by a globo-gym scene and resigned to live a life without fitness as a pillar. I quickly became hooked by the workouts and community found within CFSR’s walls and have actively attended and chased my goals ever since.

After seeing an incredible transformation over 2 years at CFSR, I was encouraged by Nikee to move into a coaching role by obtaining my CF-L1 so I would be able to help others achieve the success I have experienced.

Ryan Kenneth

CrossFit Trainer

Hey Y’all! I’ve been doing CrossFit for 2 years and I guess you can say it was love at first WOD! I love everything about it: becoming mentally stronger and physically fit was the first part, but the community is the icing on the cake; There’s nothing like it and it’s something amazing to be part of.

I got my CrossFit L1 because I knew that I could use coaching as a way to give back to and serve others, while being a positive leader in the community. Coaching means so much to me and I am super passionate about it. It’s an honor to help others experience the same positive physical and mental changes that I have through CrossFit…while having FUN!

NIko Christ

CrossFit Trainer

Hey everyone, I’m Niko! I started CrossFit in 2016, but never stuck with it for longer than three months – it was an on-again/off-again relationship. I had never really found a “home” or system that I really bought into until I came to CFSR. I’ve never been stronger mentally or physically than I am today, thanks to my “home”.

Growing up playing sports I’ve always been competitive and CrossFit gives me a chance to compete again, even after hanging up the cleats.

I’ve always wanted to coach or train people from a young age. Playing team sports showed me the importance of coaches and the impact they have on people’s lives and I wanted to be that! Thanks to Nikee, here we are. I get to give that positive impact back to y’all on a weekly basis.

Ryan McVay

Nutrition and Strength Coach

There was a season in my life when I lost my way and gained 50 (unwanted) pounds. I tried yo-yo diets, gimmicky workout plans and never really made progress. Once I began tracking macros, eating higher quality food and exercising smarter, the magic started to happen. I want to share my secrets with you – because everyone should have access to them.

As a nutrition coach (NCI L1), my passion is to share my knowledge and experience gained throughout my weight loss and fitness journey so that others can reach their highest potential and live life as it was intended.