MEET

THE COACHES

MEET

THE COACHES

COACH CHRISTINE

Hi! Christine Choy here, except most people know me as Choy. I was born and raised in Aiea, homeschooled K-12, went to college for Film: Cinema and Media Arts with a minor in Bible at Biola University. After graduating, I moved back to Oahu for CrossFit Zeus! After getting into CrossFit in California, one of my dreams was to open a CrossFit gym. CrossFit Zeus made that dream happen. I enjoy competing in weightlifting and CrossFit competitions, playing ultimate Frisbee, spikeball, and anything with a little bit of friendly competition.

Certifications:

CrossFit L-1

CrossFit L-2

NCCPT Personal training Cert

COACH ELI

Coach Eli is happily engaged to Jenn, and the proud father to Elana. He has 20 years of service in the world’s greatest Air Force as a cyberspace operations officer. Eli was born in Wahiawa, raised in Seattle and Kailua-Kona where he attended Konawaena HS. Coach Eli loves investing in people to realize their potential and excel at what they love doing, he believes in leading by example, and continuous learning. Coach Eli has been with Zeus since 2019, doing CrossFit since 2014, and coaching since 2016.

Education and certifications:

Associate in Applied Science-Community College of the Air Force

Bachelor of Science-Phoenix University/ Arizona State University

Master of Science-Western Governors University

CrossFit Level 1/Level2

USAW Level 1/Level 2

CrossFit’s The Gymnastic Course (TGC)

Burgener Weightlifting Level 1

Byrdbox Coaching Development

Hybrid Nutrition

Renaissance Periodization Nutrition

OptimizeMe Nutrition Masterclass

COACH CHRIS

Coach Chris is a proud husband (to Olivia), father (to Weston and Layla), Combat Wounded Veteran, Crossfitter, Weightlifter, and transitioning Army Infantry Officer. Chris has a hunger for knowledge in all things fitness and sharing his lessons to his soldiers, family and friends. Chris is originally from Dacula, GA, but has made Hawai’i his forever home. He has spent 14 years as an enlisted Infantryman and Infantry Officer, culminating his military career with several deployments and commanding two Infantry Companies at Schofield Barracks, HI. Chris loves the competition, the comraderie and witnessing people crush their goals within the sport of CrossFit. He loves sailing, the beach, and Clemson Tiger Football! Chris has been a member of CrossFit Zeus for 6 years and he loves his Zeus Ohana.

Education and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science – University of North Georgia

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

CrossFit Weightlifting Coach

USAW Sports Performance Weightlifting Coach

USAW Advanced SPW Coach

COACH JESS

Originally from Orlando, FL, Jess moved to Hawaii in 2007 where she began her journey into health and fitness. Beginning as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor and devoting to always be a student, to never stop learning.

Over the years Jess has led classes in Shakti Flow, Yoga, spin, HIIT, F45, CrossFit, weightlifting and mobility and basic nutrition. One of her strong suits is working with beginners, more specifically women. Jess strives to educate and cultivate a solid foundation in fitness. She promotes mind body connection through mindful movement, proper technique and form. In addition she focuses largely on nutrition + mindset habits to support lifestyle and goals. She is a well rounded, full service coach.

Another specialty being Shakti Flow, a format of yoga, fitness + dance , which she created in 2012. Shakti Flow helps women build confidence and deep connection to self through sensual movements which help to release energy blocks held in the body, in a safe space.

Jess has trained and competed in multiple disciplines such as softball, triathlon + marathons, CrossFit + weightlifting and most recently Brazilian Jiujitsu.

When not at the gym or on the mats Jess spends her time dog mommin’ on the beach or chasing waterfalls in the jungle. And of course, eating!

Shakti Flow Creator, Trainer

200 RYT

NASM Personal Trainer

NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist

NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist

Precision Nutrition Coach

CrossFit L1

Schwinn Cycling Instructor

COACH JON

Fitness and people have always been a passion for Coach Jon. He enjoys helping athletes of all ages reach their fitness goals and strives to provide athletes with more than just a workout.

Jon is from Decatur, GA and husband to Angela, father to Solomon, Cana, Jenesis, Heaven and Elisha. After serving 21 years in the United States Air Force, he and his wife have made Hawaii their permanent home.

When Coach Jon is not working out, you can find him hiking with the family, chilling on the beaches of Oahu, serving at Inspire Church and let’s not forget, exploring the local cuisine that Hawaii is known for!

Coach Jon is always honing his craft to provide athletes with the tools to get fit and healthier—exceeding their expectations!

COACH TINO

Born and raise on Oahu, Coach Tino has been around the crossfit community for quite sometime. He is known for his unique coaching style and for having a funny personality.

When Tino is not in the gym, he spends his time off with his wife and three children. He enjoys eating, sleeping, eating and sleeping.

COACH RUSS

Coach Russ was born and raised in Waukegan, IL and Father to Rontrell and Renae.

Upon graduating high school, Russ joined the US Navy in which he served 9 years as an Operation Specialist; his tours included San Diego, CA Little Creek, VA and Honolulu, HI. After his time on active duty, Russ made Hawaii his place of residence.

Russ loves anything related to the gym and came from a bodybuilding background. Outside the gym Russ loves to spend time with his family as well as his Hawaii family/friends.

Be prepared because Coach Russ is committed to pushing you to become the best version of yourself!!

Education:

Associates of Science – Hawaii Pacific University

COACH JARED

Coach Jared was born and raised in Murfreesboro TN where he started CrossFit in 2017. He enlisted in the navy and is serving his first tour here in Oahu. He finds great join in helping people of all levels not only meet but exceed their goals of CrossFit.

When not in the gym you can find Jared surfing, spearfishing and hiking.

COACH JARAAD

Coach Jaraad was born and raised in Hawaii. Went to college in AZ and NE where he was a multi sport athlete. Coach Jaraad started CrossFit in 2019 but has always been around weightlifting since High School. He loves to see people push pass limits they never thought they could.

COACH JEN

Coach Jenn was born and raised on the island of Oahu. Before starting CrossFit in 2013 she was a performer specializing in the Tahitian and Maori style of dance. She taught many students at dance workshops across Japan and Mexico. Coach Jenn was also a competitive canoe paddler and steersman for a few years. She absolutely loves to travel and she’s excited to make more memories with her new fiance (Coach Eli). Maintaining good health and a positive mindset has always been important to her. She believes in leading by example whether it’s for her many nieces and nephews that she loves so much or the beginner crossfitters and teenagers she loves to coach.

Education and Certifications:

Masters of Science: Degree in Information Systems

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer