OUR COACHES

The coaches at Croga CrossFit come from diverse athletic backgrounds and experience, but they all have one thing in common, they care.

Their passion and commitment to helping you achieve your personal fitness goals is what separates us from other gyms. We know every member and their fitness goals, and strive to provide the training, education, support and motivation to meet these goals.

As a coaching staff, we are committed to pursuing excellence and pushing you to thrive, not just survive. We are invested in taking care of you and take pride in helping you to enjoy life. We are in the business of getting you prepared for any obstacle or task life may throw at you.

David Musgrave

David was born and raised in the south Bay Area, attended Bellarmine College Prep (Go Bells!) and graduated from Fresno State with a BS in Construction Management. He grew up playing competitive soccer, loves snowboarding (despite the injury which left him with a gnarly scar on his forearm) and enjoys traveling the world. He gets a kick out of trying new things and having unique experiences, like a NASCAR race in 2009 and Oktoberfest in 2012. David was thrown into the world of CrossFit in 2008 and since then, he has competed in local competitions and joined WODs with some of the best athletes in boxes all over the world. In 2017 he finished 18th in Northern California in The CrossFit Games Open and earned a spot at the California Regional as an Individual Athlete. As a dedicated and driven individual, he is always looking for new ways to accomplish a task and push the envelope. David is the owner and head coach at Croga CrossFit.

Read more about Dave in his Cróga Coaches Spotlight

Certifications:
* CrossFit Level 2
* CrossFit Level 1
* USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
* CrossFit Scaling Course Certificate
* Training Think Tank Athlete/Coach Camp

Contact David: David@crogacrossfit.com
Follow David on Twitter: @DahVeee
Follow David on Instagram: @DahVeee

Kelly Musgrave

Kelly Musgrave can’t remember a time when she didn’t participate in team sports. Kelly has played competitive soccer and softball since she was four years old. She graduated cum laude in 3.5 years from San Jose State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations. She has dedicated her professional career to the tech public relations industry and is extremely proud of her nerdy tendencies. Kelly was introduced to CrossFit by David in 2010 and never looked back at her old globo gym ways. She constantly looks for ways to push her fitness: Races, triathlons, cycling and yoga. Kelly is a General CrossFit, Mobility and Rebelle Fitness coach. In 2012, Kelly created Rebelle Fitness, the women’s only strength and conditioning program at Croga CrossFit.

Certifications:
* CrossFit Level 1
* CrossFit Mobility
* CrossFit Endurance
* USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach

Find out more about Kelly at RebelleFitness.com
Contact Kelly: Kelly@CrogaCrossFit.com
Follow Kelly on Twitter: @kellyamusgrave
Follow Kelly on Instagram: @kellyamusgrave

Preston Rind

Preston is our strongest coach (355 lb power clean). He is a native of the Santa Cruz Mountains and a graduate of Santa Clara University. He was introduced to CrossFit by one of his high school football coaches, Neal Maddox (4-time CrossFit Games Competitor), and became fully immersed in our sport in March of 2012. Preston is an accomplished athlete in both football and baseball and is becoming the same in the sport of CrossFit. He knows the meaning of hard work, he lives on a Christmas tree farm and spends countless hours each December cutting down trees and loading them onto families cars, he enjoys the outdoors, longboarding and hiking are two of his favorite activities, and he loves to eat then sleep, in that order.

Read more about Preston in his Cróga Coaches Spotlight

Certifications:
* CrossFit Level 1
* CrossFit Kids

Follow Preston on Instagram: @prind_

Cody Rubel

As the oldest of three brothers Coach Cody’s job growing up was to set the path for his younger brothers and to make sure he never let them get the best of him ;). He was a multi-sport athlete in High School, playing Football, Basketball and Golf, which gave him a well rounded view and background in fitness.

Along with his brother PJ, aka “The Brother’s Rubel”, he found CrossFit in 2011 and immediately fell in love with the challenge that each day presented and also how great it was having a supportive community of like minded athletes helping you along and cheering for you to be successful in your pursuit of improved fitness and health.

After a few years of using CrossFit for personal growth, Cody realized that he loved being a leader and helping those newer to CrossFit learn and reach their personal goals. He decided to pursue a certification in CrossFit and the rest is history.

He has been coaching full time for since 2014 and is extremely passionate about coaching athletes through workouts and teaching them new skills and techniques.

Read more about Cody in his Coaches Spotlight

Certifications:
* CrossFit Level 2
* CrossFit Level 1

Follow Cody on Instagram: @CodyRubel

Marcus Watson

Marcus was born and raised in Willow Glen. He grew up playing hockey and spent time with minor league affiliates of the San Jose Sharks, Edmonton Oilers and Arizona Coyotes. After the end of his playing career he fully immersed himself in the world of CrossFit, first, by beginning to train a couple times a day, and then by getting his CrossFit L1 Cert and pursuing coaching. Like many athletes he has seen immense improvements in his fitness since changing his training methodology to CrossFit and wishes he had started training this way sooner, but recognizes that now that he is a coach he has an opportunity to help other young athletes improve physically and mentally earlier in their playing careers. Marcus and his wife Cameron live in Willow Glen with their daughter Brooklyn and are involved parishioners of St. Lucy’s Church in Campbell.

Read more about Marcus in his Cróga Coaches Spotlight

Certifications:
* CrossFit Level 1
* CrossFit Scaling Course Certificate
* CrossFit Anatomy Course Certificate
* Certified Stick Mobility Coach

Follow Marcus on Instagram: @m91watson

Nick Ralston

Coach Nick brings a dynamic and well rounded background to Cróga CrossFit, as well as a clever mind and a unique sense of humor. He grew up in Los Altos Hills and is a graduate of St. Francis High School, attended The Naval Academy where he played rugby on a team that made the Final Four all four of his years there, joined the Marines after college and was a hand-to-hand combat and combat conditioning instructor (this is where he was introduced to CrossFit in 2006), and now works at Google on the Security and Resilience team, is President of Google’s Veterans Network, and remains in the Marine Corp Reserves.

Read more about Coach Nick in his Cróga Coaches Spotlight

Certifications:
* CrossFit Level 1

Follow Nick on Instagram: @nickralston05

Jill Parker

Jill, a former data cruncher that was stuck in an office all day, is now a stay-at-home mom of two energetic kids. She found Cróga CrossFit a couple of years ago and quickly became one of our evening and weekend regulars. She’s a self-proclaimed nerd that has taken a special interest in Powerlifiting, so you’ll often find her at the squat rack during Open Gym. Jill helps us out with member relations, event planning, social media and other admin tasks, while keeping Coach Dave in line and being productive. Feel free to email her at jill@crogacrossfit.com with any fun event ideas or if you have any questions about getting started at Cróga.

Read more about Jill in her Member of the Month Q&A

Follow Jill on Instagram: @Jillybob32

Cróga Murph

Murph is our fierce guard dog that greets all visitors with a sniff, a few licks if he likes you and maybe a stare at his cookies to see if they’ll give him one. He’s a French Bulldog that was born April 19th, 2013 and he’s been at the gym nearly every day since we got him. He loves to say hello and goodbye to all our members throughout the day and snores his way through most WODs. We couldn’t ask for a better gym dog and we hope he brightens your day when you come to class.

Follow Murph on Instagram: @CrogaMurph

Danny Burde

I was born and raised in south San Jose, went to Santa Teresa High School. I played all sports growing up, but gravitated towards football. I went to college and played football at both San Jose City College and San Jose State University. I have a degree in Psychology and Kinesiology.

During strength and conditioning workouts in high school and college, I fell in love with functional exercise. I started doing CrossFit on my own in 2006 and officially joined a gym in 2008. I am passionate about fitness, health, nutrition, and mobility and will talk your ear off about it if you let me. I truly enjoy educating people on everything I have learned over the last 20 years being emersed in health and fitness. I also really love waking up the AM classes on Wed and Fri with some high-energy music!

I am currently the operations manager at a startup security company. I have two kids who keep me young and patient. You may catch a glimpse of Audrey (9) and Braylen (7) swinging on the ropes or rings in between classes. My hobbies are my family, friends, fitness, sunsets, sunrises, coffee, and good whiskey.

Read more about Coach Danny in his Cróga Coaches Spotlight

Certifications:
CrossFit Level 1

Follow Danny on Instagram: @dannybird009