Corey’s Gym | North Bay CrossFit: About Us

Corey’s Gym is a CrossFit Gym in San Rafael where our commitment to your health and fitness shows in every workout. We teach you the skills and habits that will change your life.  Make no mistake, CrossFit is hard!  It requires dedication, perseverance and mental toughness as you take on these rigorous workouts of the day.  The skilled, educated coaches here will guide you every step of the way as you watch your inner athlete emerge!

The Coaches:

COREY BARNES: Owner/Coach

Corey, a Level 2 CrossFit Coach and a personal trainer since 1995, began lifting weights in 1986. She has run a marathon, several half marathons and too many 10ks to count. Nowadays Corey CrossFits, competes in Olympic Weightlifting and runs the trails for fun.

Corey has been coaching CrossFit athletes in San Rafael since 2008. Her ability to instill confidence and skill in the beginner and to fine-tune the experienced athlete has become Corey’s trademark as a coach.

Her beliefs are simple; treat people with respect and help them define and reach their goals for physical fitness, whatever those may be.

CrossFit Level 2 Coach
USA Weightlifting Level I Sports Performance Coach
USA Weightlifting Certified Referee

Seminars Include:
CrossFit Barbell
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
CrossFit Pose Running
Hip Movement/Injury with Kelly Starrett –  2009
Sports Injury Prevention with Kelly Starrett – 2009

 

WILL BARNES: Coach

Will, a CrossFit athlete since 2008, is drawn to the Olympic Lifting and competition aspect of CrossFit. He competes in several Oly meets a year. Will has an uncanny ability to correct a movement with the exact cue needed to help the athlete maintain proper technique and form. His enthusiasm is contagious and he brings out the very best in all of the athletes he coaches.

Will is a captain for Alcatraz Cruises.  In his spare time, he is either surfing, snowboarding, waterskiing or wake boarding.  When you attend one of Will’s classes, know that you are in skilled and competent hands.

CrossFit Level 1 Certified

 

TRACI KRALL:  Coach

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Traci was introduced to CrossFit in 2008 and fell in love right away. She enjoys a variety of activities, including Olympic Weightlifting, Yoga, Road/Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking, Paddleboarding, Horseback Riding and more. Traci has competed in Olympic Lifting and Power Lifting meets.

It is her desire for variety and community that drew Traci to CrossFit and its constantly-varied concept. She finds great joy in motivating and encouraging others, which shows whether she’s taking class or coaching.

Traci is passionate about motivating and guiding people to believe in themselves. She has the ability to build confidence in all who attend her classes. Putting a smile on a person’s face as they accomplish a goal is one of her greatest gifts.

CrossFit Level 1 Certified

Seminars Include:
Gymnastics Seminar in 2012 with Carl Paoli
Completed Gymnastics Seminar in Aug 2010 with Roger Harrell, Former HQ Gymnastics Trainer.

MARY COLLIE: Coach

Mary started Crossfit in 2009 when she needed to build some strength for her running and triathlon training. As a former collegiate swimmer, Mary is well-versed in cardio and endurance training, but she wanted a little extra to get her up and over the trails of Mt Tam. While never a full-time or exclusive CrossFitter, Mary has enjoyed how complementary CrossFit has been to all of her athletic endeavors.

When not training, Mary can be found on the pool deck coaching water polo (both high school and with the Olympic Development Program) or in the classroom teaching English.

Greatest CF accomplishment: completing “Mary” Rx the day before she turned 40.

CrossFit Level 1
Certified Pilates Instructor
Mobility Junkie
Roll Model Method Follower
Passionate Anatomy Student (esp when it comes to the shoulders)