Rock Climbing & CrossFit Coaches
Will Gordon comes from an athletic and business background. After playing nearly every sport imaginable while growing up, he settled into swimming, earning a scholarship to Penn State University. After his NCAA career, he began careers in both management and CrossFit. Will has been doing CrossFit for well over 10 years now and has been coaching even longer (not all in CF). He loves developing athletes and helping people smash their goals. When not in the gym (he basically lives in the gym), he can most likely be found chasing his kids around, acting as a mad scientist writing programming to make everyone fit and ripped, and generally clowning off. Will holds CF-L1 and Olympic Lifting certifications and firmly believes that you can’t build muscle with a shirt on.
Anne Delbovo was a collegiate pole vaulter and earned her degree in Nursing. After college, she continued her athletic career through CrossFit, where she learned of her love for both coaching and programming. When not in the gym, you can find Anne and her husband Scott exploring Denver’s food scene. Anne holds CF-L1 and Olympic Lifting certifications.
With a less conventional background, Matt Lloyd has thrived in the most real of alpine situations throughout his life, and has developed an itch for sharing his secrets of functional fitness with others. Not only fitness of the body, but the mind as well. In Matt’s 20 years of climbing he has red-pointed 5.14, climbed big walls in Patagonia, and summited technical alpine peaks around the world. These experiences over a lifetime have taught him the lessons he shares in his classes which can be described as part fitness and part mental toughness. Matt holds a CF-L2 and is a certified USAW Sports Performance Coach.
Jamie Gatchalian began climbing in college after a deep involvement with competitive soccer while growing up. After working through a brutal shoulder injury years ago, he has come back stronger than ever, sending 5.14a and V9 since his injury. Jamie has been coaching both youth and adult climbing technique, strength, and fitness for years and is excited to bring his passion for climbing, training, and suffering to Mountain Strong. Along with being a USA Climbing L1 Routesetter, Jamie has been skiing since the 1980’s, and exclusively in the backcountry for nearly a decade. When not climbing, setting, or coaching, Jamie has been known to do some mountain ascents just to snag an amazing ski decent.
Brittany Mutton has been doing CrossFit for 4 years, has a passion for teaching others, leading people towards their goals, and building muscle! So much so that she’s been known to compete in bodybuilding shows as a hobby/passion in her spare time! She’s coached beginners as well as high end athletes and brings the energy every. Single. Day. When she’s not getting jacked and tan, she can be found paddle boarding, exploring the Denver beer scene, and geeking out on macro diet math! She holds a CF-L1 and Adaptive CrossFit certification.
Christian Paul is a whirlwind of positive energy and psych. He has CF-L1 from CrossFit and a personal training Cert. He has had years of experience in lifting and competing in CrossFit. Christian particularly enjoys strength training and working on gymnastics skills. Outside of the gym, he climbs frequently and is a bartender for a local watering hole – The Occidental.
Since the age of 5, Kate Garufe has been a certified sports junkie. Growing up, she excelled in the sports of soccer, basketball, and swimming. After a brief hiatus to focus on her engineering education, she returned to competitive fitness and since 2011, has coached and competed in Crossfit in Washington, DC. After “retiring” from Crossfit competition in 2016, she was looking for a new challenge. In October 2016, she made the move to Denver, Colorado. Interested in finding a new challenge, she stumbled across Mountain Strong. What is better than a gym that trains you for life – functional fitness with a focus on maximizing your sport in Colorado’s outdoor paradise?
When she is not traveling the country cleaning up the environment, you can find Kate at the gym coaching, CrossFitting, doing bicep curls, or learning how to climb from all the climbing badasses at Mountain Strong. With certifications in Crossfit ( CF-L2 ) and program design and a wealth of Crossfit competition experience, don’t hesitate to ask for advice in achieving your own fitness goals.