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.

Whether a person is starting a fitness routine for the first time, or an experienced athlete is looking to take their performance to the next level, or a person is using exercise to improve their mental health or maintain bone density…whatever the reason, it’s a blessing and honor for me to guide people on their fitness journey.
(1 Peter 4:10 – Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.)

My soft spot is for both Law Enforcement and people who are overcoming addiction by using fitness to establish healthy habits and confidence. My father worked for the Shasta County Sheriffs Department and fitness allowed to him to excel in his physical duties, while keeping him mentally strong. On the other side, my adult son has struggled with drug addiction since he was 14 and in his early 20s, fitness has helped keep him focused on sobriety and has given him the self-confidence that he lacked before.

Regarding my own fitness journey, I began exercising in 2007 and lost 100 pounds on my own. Through fitness and a healthy lifestyle I have been able to maintain the weight loss. It feels very empowering to be a woman who is strong and capable of doing things on my own in real life that demand strength (like lifting and carrying heavy things).

In my personal time, I’m cheering for my youngest son in baseball, basketball and soccer or doing something active with my best friend and husband, Ryan.

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.

CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Weightlifting

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!

Chance Landreneaux

CrossFit Trainer

CrossFit Level 1

Brittany Kelley

CrossFit Trainer

CrossFit Level 1

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.