Owner and Head Coach of CrossFit Pick Axe
Certified CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
Seniors Functional Fitness Coach
Brand X Kids
Certified in Anatomy, Physiology, and scaling
Enjoys a good Tough Mudder, Spartan or 1/2 Marathon: will run for Mud and beer
“Life is a constant journey to self improvement, and I strive to continue learning and growing for the benefits of myself and YOU!” -Coach Hannah
Hannah started her CrossFit journey in June of 2015 at 205 lbs 15 months after having her 3rd child. Through nutrition and consistency, she quickly lost 40lbs and gained a healthier mind from postpartum depression, reclaimed her body and possitive outlook. She received her CrossFit Level 1 Certification in August of 2016 and then Her Level 2 spring 2018 at the CrossFit Ranch in Aromas, California. She has been a private caregiver since 2010 and found herself handling much of the in home physical therapy. This gave her insight into the gaps facing todays seniors and created our Seniors Longevity program.
Being a single mom of three deciding to take on ownership of CrossFit Pick Axe in June of 2017 was a big risk and bold descission but has been completely worth it. “We should be in a constant state of growth, striving for a greater quality of life no matter what age or circumstance. I now put my health first so I can not only keep up with my kids but set an example for them to follow. I have enjoyed seeing the growth of this community since opened and can not wait to see where it goes and takes me on the journey.”
She has a knack for Kettlebells and Dumbbells and is perusing certifications in both as well as flexibility, mobility, stongman and Olympic lifting.
Hannah also offers meal prep and has taken what she learned on her own weight loss journey to now offer nutritional counselling for CrossFit Pick Axe Members and private clients.
Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
Personal Training Certificate
10 Year’s Coaching Experience
Mom of Boys and Dirt Bikes
I started Crossfit at the start of 2009- but it was primarily used for conditioning in Mixed Martial Arts. Eventually, my interest in beating people up as I got older decreased and my passions for general health and fitness increased. By 2010 my hubby and I were hitting the gym just for Crossfit and loving every minute of it.
I graduated from Chico State with a BA in Art Studio and a Psych minor. Currently my hands are full with kids to really get back into the kind of sculpture I did before, but I’d like to think that now I’m passionate about sculpting health- physically, mentally and emotionally.
I Crossfitted through two pregnancies and shortly after the first, in 2011, is when I received both my Personal Training Certification and my Level 1 Crossfit Certification. Since then I’ve been coaching and enjoying the journey myself! I feel blessed to have found something that makes continual health and fitness exciting and easily modified for everyone of every walk of life.
Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
Coach and Speaker
Laurie A. Watkins is a speaker & coach, the author of Go From Stressed to Strong: Health and Fitness Advice from High Achievers, creator of the focused course Ready | Set | Strong, and a major outdoor enthusiast. Laurie has been practicing CrossFit consecutively for eight years whether that be in Florida, D.C. or CA. Because of Laurie’s passion for high performance and coaching people; whether in the boardroom or in the gym, she herself became a CrossFit trainer in 2017. Laurie believes that being strong isn’t just about being able to get through a grueling workout; it’s also about preparing yourself – both physically and mentally – for the tests that life will put you through. You can usually catch Laurie early in the morning coaching our 6AM classes or working out in the gym with her dog, Whiskey Bravo.