Colin Jenkins is a Level 2 CrossFit Instructor and Optimum Performance Training Associate Coach. Over the past 5 years, Colin has directed his efforts toward helping hundreds of others successfully achieve their fitness, health and athletic goals.
Colin is committed to continually increasing his own knowledge and holds numerous certifications in areas such as Program Design, Nutrition, Life Coaching, Running Analysis, Endurance Training, Olympic Weightlifting, Football Strength and Conditioning, as well as a BA in Psychology and Fitness Personal Training from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Colin believes that smart training, as well as long-term nutrition and life-style changes, are key to finding success in any program. His goal is to share his knowledge and inspire others of all ages to achieve their full potential.
In addition to his extensive coaching experience, Colin has a broad athletic background including football, wrestling, lacrosse, rugby, and track & field. Colin is also a competitive CrossFit athlete, a sport to which he dedicates many hours of his time to becoming one of the “fittest on earth”.
Learn more about Colin at his website: West Coast Strength Coach
With over 13 years of experience as a Gymnastics Coach and 4 years as a CrossFit Instructor, Bill Huffman has dedicated his life to helping others achieve their fitness, health, and athletic goals. Bill brings to West Coast Strength & Conditioning/CrossFit Ventura an extensive knowledge base and coaching expertise, with a BS in Exercise Physiology from the University of Pittsburgh, Masters in Education from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and certifications in CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting and Gymnastics.
A lifelong advocate and example of functional fitness, Bill has participated in a variety of sports and activities, such as football, surfing, and competitive wrestling. His passion for helping others also extends outside the gym as a Mathematics and Physical Education teacher in the Ventura Unified School District. Bill is committed to bringing together a community of dedicated athletes and helping others achieve their maximum athletic potential.
Fueled with a passion to guide others on their own journey toward healthier lifestyles, Martha Bangs is a certified OPT CCP Associate Coach, Level 1 CrossFit Instructor, CrossFit Endurance Instructor, CrossFit Mobility & Movement Instructor, and CrossFit Kids Instructor. Her fitness background includes 3 years of gymnastics training and participation in various sports. From 2006-2008, Martha participated in bodybuilding/figure competitions as a way of losing some weight after having three children (each of whom are now dedicated young athletes in the CrossFit training methodology).
Martha was previously a Physical Education teacher for children ages 4-14. As a CrossFit Kids Certified Instructor, she implemented CrossFit principles in her classes for the past 3 years, introducing children in the local community to a fitness program based in functional movements and a dedicated work ethic. Martha constantly works to inspire children to make healthy choices for a future as healthy adults.
Learn more about Martha at her website: Tremendous MOXIE
Stephanie Vermeychuk is a certified Level 1 CrossFit Instructor, a Certified ISSA Fitness Instructor, and a USAW Certified Level 1 Sports Performance Coach. Steph brings to West Coast Strength & Conditioning not only a passion for CrossFit, but also a real enthusiasm and desire to help people change their lives through fitness and a healthy lifestyle.
Her athletic background includes years of playing basketball, volleyball, and softball, and she began weightlifting in high school. Stephanie played varsity volleyball at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, where she received her degree with majors in English and biology. After receiving her master’s degree from Georgetown University, Stephanie played competitive volleyball in the USAV as well as in a short-lived DC-area professional women’s volleyball league. Stephanie is a high school English teacher, and she has over 10 years of experience coaching high school athletes at the varsity level.
In her own training, Stephanie has found a way to take her fitness to the next level. She believes the intensity of the workouts and the sense of community at West Coast Strength & Conditioning are unrivaled, and the quantifiable results are exceptionally motivating for athletes of every level. Stephanie is excited to share CrossFit with others, and to show them the path to living a healthy and fit life.
With over 7 years in the fitness industry and just as many years involved with CrossFit, Cody Peck is a long-time believer in quality training to supplement a healthy lifestyle. Cody is a Certified Level 1 CrossFit Trainer.
Cody has a background in martial arts including Kenpo, Kyokushin Karate, Kung Fu San Su, Tae Kwon Do, Brazilian Jujitsu, Muai Thai, and wrestling. He was also been involved in swimming and gymnastics since a young age. Cody has competed in Amateur Mixed Martial Arts/Cage Fighting for the past 6 years.
Cody’s love for CrossFit-Style Training grew past his love for martial arts and now has become his sport of choice.
Cody has a passion for coaching and training. He continues to grow his knowledge about fitness and health and is excited to share what he has learned with other people to help make positive changes in their life the same way it has his.
Jaala Thibault is a Level 1 CrossFit Instructor and brings years of experience to West Coast Strength & Conditioning/CrossFit Ventura as both a collegiate athlete and coach. In her childhood, Jaala competed in club swimming and track and field and later received a swimming and academic scholarship to the University of New Mexico, an NCAA Division 1 school. As a Lobo, Jaala competed in both swimming and track and field. After completing her swimming career, Jaala coached the Lady Lobos’ Swim Team for a year as an assistant, and would later coach swimming in the People’s Republic of China at the Sichuan Institute of Sports (part of the Chinese Olympic training system). Jaala has also had the opportunity to coach volleyball and basketball in the Federated States of Micronesia.
What draws Jaala to CrossFit is her belief that health and fitness are viewed differently in this program than anywhere else, with movements that are functional and applicable to real life, and that anything can be modified to a person’s individual needs. She values her coaches who have pushed her to be a better athlete and were also concerned with her diet and life outside of the gym.
Jaala is excited to share with others what CrossFit has done for her.
It is her goal to bring CrossFit into the lives of her clients as a way to heal injuries and improve their lives both physically and mentally. Instead of giving in to surgery or drugs or other quick fixes to health problems, Jaala works to show people that healing can happen with a great exercise program, a healthy diet, a good community, and commitment to making these things happen. Jaala is fully dedicated to guiding her clients on their own unique journeys.
Outside of Crossfit, Jaala is an ESL Instructor at Santa Barbara City College.
Chris is a CrossFit and Olympic Lifting Certified Coach with over 4 years of CrossFit training, and 2 years of coaching and nutrition counseling experience. Outside of coaching at WCSC, Chris currently works in the Air National Guard, and is going to school studying Exercise Science so that he can pursue his dream of becoming a physical therapist.
Growing up Chris played the standard American sports, football, basketball, baseball, and soccer. In college, Chris continued to compete in athletics, but added the sports of Judo and Jujitsu to his repertoire. While in the Air Force, Chris was in charge of physical training for his unit.
Chris found CrossFit 4 years ago while working in the Air Force at the Pentagon. He was bored with the standard gym workouts and was looking for something that would push him to be the best athlete that he could be. CrossFit allowed Chris to become not only a better athlete and stronger person, but it also met the physical demands that were needed to be in the military.
Chris is looking forward to bringing his love of sports and healthy living into the lives of his clients.
Ryan Snider is a CrossFit Certified Instructor and has been training with the methods at West Coast Strength & Conditioning for over the past 3 years.
Ryan is an experienced coach, who over the past 5 years has worked with the Buena High Basketball Team. He has been to numerous clinics learning from basketball legends including Coach K and Bob Knight.
Ryan takes great enjoyment in coaching and participating in the sports of Basketball, CrossFit, and anything else that allows him or his athletes to become competitive.
In addition to his coaching and CrossFit experience, Ryan also graduated from CSUCI in the Spring of 2011.
Craig Wobig is a Level 1 CrossFit Certified and CrossFit Nutrition Certified Instructor.Craig is a life long athlete who has competed in the D1 Collegiate level for Track & Field at Cal Poly, trained for and competed numerous triathlons including the IronMan Brazil, as well as competed in multiple marathons and half-marathons. Craig enjoys other physical activities including mountian biking, road biking, backpacking, and swimming.
Craig started training with West Coast Strength & Conditioning/CrossFit Ventura over two years ago and fell in love with the high-intensity sessions and benefits he noticed from this strength and conditioning program. He is happy to share all he has learned and excelled at with others who seeking to increase their own fitness.
Outside of West Coast Strength & Conditioning, Craig is a 12 year veteran of the Los Angeles City Fire Department and is part of both the Swift Water Rescue Team and Urban Search and Rescue Team.