Buildup CrossFit Mesa Az

Certified Coaches


Dave Eaton

is a Level 1 Certified CrossFit coach. I have been CrossFtting since October of 2009 and this has become a passion of mine. I join Leiftime Fitness and trained with them along with garage training at home. I quickly discovered that this is something that I love and something I wanted to share with others. I knew it would take time to learn the movements and that it would take time to get to where I needed to be physically to be an example of how CrossFit can change someone. I was level 1 certified in late 2011 and in the beginning of 2012 I began training others. I quickly had a lot of people in my garage and I knew I needed to take this to the next level. Join us and we will help you discover what you are capable of, like I have. This is a lot of fun!!!

Geoff Turley

Geoff Turley is a Level 1 CrossFit coach.  He was born in Mesa and has always been very active in sports; swimming, football, wrestling, baseball, anything that needed a competitor/player.  Geoff started CrossFitting in 2008, pulling a Workout of the Day (WOD) off the internet and dragging anyone he could out into the backyard or to the nearest retention basin to complete a WOD.  Geoff has always felt compelled to be prepared for any situation so the functional movements of CrossFit fell right inline with his “prepper” personality.  He loves that CrossFit can be scaled for any fitness level and that it helps strengthen the entire body with WODs that are varied everyday. He loves working with people and helping them meet their goals.  Geoff is a firefighter/paramedic and enjoys camping, hiking, snowboarding and finding new places to explore with his family.








Kristi Rogers

is a Level 1 Certified CrossFit coach. She was born in Phoenix and from the age of 6-18 she played tennis and softball. Unlike her husband Ricky she did not enjoy the competition. She loved playing but she wanted Everyone to “WIN”, no losers. After high school, Kristi moved to Utah for school and worked with a trainer at a gym. She really enjoyed lifting weights but it took too much time to get in her cardio and lifting when trying to excel in school. After marriage and 5 kids she found CrossFit. She enjoyed the sense of community and the only true competition was with yourself. She has found that CrossFit gives her what she likes, everyone can win.

 B.C. Smith

B.C. Smith caught the CrossFit fever a little over 3 years ago out of Dave Eaton’s garage.  After struggling with air squats and PVC pass throughs for the first 3 months, B.C. found his inner athlete that he hadn’t been in touch with since high school.  He enjoys working out, teaching others the things he’s learned over the last 3 years and mostly watching progress while they sweat together.  B.C. has 3 kids that he loves spending time with and enjoys and passes his time doing all things related to fitness, sailing, and other entrepreneurial ventures.


Christian Barrartt

Christian Barratt found CrossFit one night, when a friend asked  him to come work out at tempe high school. That first CrossFit workout was “Murph”. After doing these workouts on his own, his sister dragged him into BuildUp and the rest was history. Christian enjoys any barbell workout and working on his weakness (well maybe not enjoys).Christian also enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids. He loves working with others, helping them meet there goals.

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Olympic Lifting Coach.

Colin Rigney PT, DPT, OCS currently works a s a Physical Therapist at IHPT in Laveen AZ. Personal Coaching Statement: I believe in empowering the individual to take responsibility with their training. Everyone has different goals and each person will require a different approach. Weightlifting is an individual sport, so I believe it requires an individualized approach to coaching. I believe my diverse athletic background allows me to reach and help more people than the average “weightlifting coach” because I have both coached/participated in team and individual sport. While helpful, paper certifications only go so far, I believe good coaches are ones who have immersed themselves in their craft, seek help from those better/more experienced than them and primarily care about the process, not the outcome. • Colin Rigney coaching bio:
-Basketball Jones camp instructor summers 1999‐2006 in CA
-Asst varsity soccer coach at Fortuna High school, CA 2001‐2003
-Assistant varsity basketball coach 2003‐2004 Fortuna high school in CA
-Head 8th grade varsity basketball coach at Fortuna Jr high 2002‐2003 • -Basketball Camp instructor at Humboldt State University summer of 2004 • -USA weightlifting Sport‐specific certification 2006. Portland, OR (instructed by Mike Conroy). • -1998/’99/’00 attendee at the Reebok Basketball Coaches conference with Bob Knight, Dave Bliss, Rick Majerus, Steve Lavin, and others
-USA weightlifting club coach certification 2007. San Francisco, CA (instructed by Jim Schmitz, 3 time US Olympic Team coach 1984, 1988, 1992). • -Coached in 2012/2013 Jr National Weightlifting Championships
-Coached 2 weightlifting athletes at the 2013 Jr National Championships who were represented in the top 40 jr rankings across all weight classes (18‐21 yrs old) in 2013 out of CrossFit Lifetime in Mesa, AZ