Aaron was born and raised on the island of Kauai. Aaron is the face that people know and love when they think of CrossFit Poipu. Aaron is our most lovable trainer for sure.
His nickname when we was growing up was Uncle Jumbo, because he used to be a fat kid. Growing up Aaron found himself mixed up with the drug scene. He is proud to say he has been sober for 17 years, and on his journey he found his love for CrossFit. He built this CrossFit gym with a vision to have a place for kids to find an outlet beside drugs and alcohol. Aaron is a Level 1 Certified CrossFit Instructor, CrossFitKids and CrossFit Judges Course certified 2014 and 2015.
Aaron is a big wave surfer, diver, and an all around adrenaline junky who loves to be in the water. He spends his free time on his boat with friends and family.
Jamie was born and raised in Kailua, Oahu. He has been on the island of Kauai for 14 years. In his free time you can find him in the water or with his beautiful daughter. Jamie’s outlet is the ocean and finds peace within it. Jamie started surfing at age 11 and got his daughter into it when she was 3. When Jamie was younger he competed in body boarding, enjoyed surfing, and love competing in jiu-Jitsu for 11 years. He competed in the worlds in Brazil in 2006.
Jamie got his Level 1 CrossFit certificate two years ago and loves owning CrossFit Poipu ever since. Jamie is our lead CrossFit trainer, who is always educating himself through classes and reading. Jamie’s favorite read is Supple Leopard!
Mak has his CrossFit Level 1 cert and describes himself as a jack of all trades, master of none. Mak loves people, horseback riding, boogie boarding, and having “a good ol fashioned laugh.” Mak strives everyday to inspire others through CrossFit.
Mak has family both on Kauai and the Mainland so he travels back and forth often. Mak has a 2 year old daughter that keeps him busy when he is not in the gym or in the water. Mak definitely leaves his heart on the island of Kauai in the water surfing.
Aloha! My name is Eric Botsford. I have been involved in CrossFit since 2008. My desire to live every day to the fullest and educate the world is my absolute passion. With my wife Cristin, we opened Good Times CrossFit in Sacramento (2009). Through dedication and a competitive spirit we rose to be one of the most respected and sought after boxes in Northern California, sending multiple individuals and Teams to the CrossFit Games Regionals . I myself have competed in every CrossFit Games Regionals Events since 2009. Science and Nutrition are at the foundation of athletic performance; I continually learn and educate myself to constantly get better every day. Positive mental focus is something I teach all athletes as there is no room for fear or selfishness in building a better world both in and out of the gym . I look forward to coaching you and having the most epic fitness party ever!
*Crossfit Level 1 Certification
*CrossFit Level 2 Certification
*CrossFit Endurance Certification
*CrossFit Football Certification
*CrossFit Gymnastics Certification
*Nationally Registered EMT
Rory has been coaching CrossFit since 2009. She works as a member of the CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2 Staff, and is a Certified CrossFit Coach (L3). She is a 6 time regional competitor and competed at the CrossFit Games in 2013 and 2014. Rory grew up doing CrossFit as a teenager, starting her freshman year in high school. She loves working with kids and giving back to the community that helped develop her as an athlete, a coach and a person.
Jeremy was born and raised on the mainland in a small town called Bishop, CA. His whole life has revolved around sports and being in the weight room. He started CrossFit in 2010 and got his level 1 cert in 2011. He’s been coaching for over 3 years and specializes in barbell/Olympic lifting.
If you need help with any aspects of barbell training or improving your Olympic lifts, he’s one of our best coaches to
Jill had been an athlete growing up playing soccer and tennis in Washington. After having 2 children she wanted athleticism back in her life and found CrossFit. Jill has been CrossFitting since 2011, and has her Level 1 Certificate. She has a deep passion for the athletes and their overall health and well being. In addition to teaching at CrossFit Poipu, she has 3 beautiful children and a wonderful husband that keep her busy.