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! Her brilliant Custom Program Membership is what separates our gym from the others.

With our Custom Program Membership, I take time to communicate with and understand each member’s fitness/health goals. I take an individualized approach to programming and design specific, progressive, programs to help each member achieve fitness success.

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 1, USA Weightlifting 1

Eric Kroh

CrossFit Trainer and Strength Coach

Hey! I’m Eric! I started at CFSR|SRSC as a client in the fall of 2016 and am now a trainer.

Having ran track throughout high school, I was looking for something to fuel my active and competitive spirit. I found CrossFit and SRSC and was immediately hooked. After encouragement and mentoring from Nikee, I completed an internship and then I earned my CF-L1.

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.

Catalina Chavez

CrossFit Trainer

I stumbled across CrossFit 12 years ago at a local fight gym in Sonoma County and have been training in the sport ever since. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to obtain my CF-L1 Certificate.

I am consistently inspired by the people who choose to show up and put themselves through complete discomfort to improve themselves, one honest effort at a time. I use that inspiration to remind myself of the same.

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.