Colin's life has revolved around athletics from before the age of five. He grew up playing the usual ball sports, but eventually moved more toward mountain pursuits. His interest in climbing, skiing, and distance running drew him to the High Sierra where he spent nearly a decade exploring his physical potential on the rock, snow, and trails. In his late twenties, he found himself transplanted from Bishop to rainy Seattle, Washington. While drinking lots of coffee, studying the human body and it's movement, and getting married to his wife, Molly, he fell into training at the first CrossFit affiliate to open in the world, CrossFit Seattle. After years of being addicted to the mountain and outdoor fitness scene, Colin never envisioned himself spending hours a day in the gym cranking out heavy deadlifts or perfecting clean and jerk technique! But once instructed on how to perform these movements properly, his friends and family could hardly get his hands unwrapped from a barbell. Ever since, he has dedicated his life to teaching CrossFit's functional movements to anyone who has the patience and persistence to learn them.
Returning to Bishop in July of 2009, he found no suitable training facility or CrossFit trainers within 200 square miles of town... Since the property he and Molly had recently moved into was on commercial property, CrossFit Bishop soon opened in their 400 square foot garage, after receiving a Conditional Use Permit through the Planning Commission and City Council of the Town of Bishop. Since then, the gym has evolved from a dirty garage, with a cracked concrete floor, and minimal equipment, into a 3,000+ square foot world class facility able to handle a class of 20+ participants with five currently active coaches.
Now, at age 38, Colin and Molly are homeowners in Bishop and continue to spread the knowledge of constanly varied functional movements at CrossFit Bishop. He is Level I certified and has attended CrossFit's Endurance and Olympic Lifting certifications along with the CrossFit Coaches Prep Course. And last but certainly not least, Colin is the proud father of two beautiful children, Naya and Sean!!!
Born and raised in the beautiful Eastern Sierras. I have been a competitive athlete my whole life, playing both volleyball and softball. I have a love of sports and all that they encompass. The first time I walked into Crossfit Bishop I was scared and clammy. Although I thought I was in shape the workout challenged me in a way I hadn’t experienced before. In that moment I realized I found the perfect outlet for my competitive spirit and love for fitness. I have been hooked ever since. Within a year, I became fitter, stronger, faster, and more confident in myself as an athlete than I ever felt before. I am blessed to be able to coach, work for such an amazing gym, and honored to work for a great community.
Contact Kelsea @ 760 920 1791
Trisha has been involved with many sports including soccer, swimming, snowboarding, riding dirt bikes, and cross-country running since she was a young girl. She was born and raised in Bishop, CA. After High School, she attended Cuesta College and San Luis Beauty College in San Luis Obispo, CA. She moved back home after completing school and began her career as a hairstylist and started her family. Trisha and her husband Lyndon O’Neill have 4 children: Landon, Benjamin, Jack and Ellie.!!Trisha was first introduced to CrossFit in 2011. She was hooked and never looked back. “CrossFit has inspired me in a way nothing else ever could. I feel accomplished and strong!” Trisha has her CrossFit Level 1 certification and is excited to be able to share her passion and experiences with others and her children!
Contact Trisha @ 760 920 5127
Krista comes from a very physically active family with athletic talent. She was born and raised in the beautiful Eastern Sierra. She started skiing at the age of three and moved on to snowboarding. However, her passion was in dance, in both Ballet and Jazz, for twelve years, until moving on to college. Krista earned her college degree in Community and School Health Education from Cal State, Long Beach and moved back to Bishop to start a family and career. However, college, married life and having children got the best of her and she found herself struggling with exercise, good nutrition and being fit. Until one day, she came to a point in her life where she wanted a change for the better and found CrossFit Bishop, through the excitement and encouragement of her sister, Brenda. Once Krista started CrossFit Bishop she never looked back. Through the talented coaching from Colin and Pablo, she found and developed some serious determination, strength, technique and passion for CrossFit. After about a year and a half she made the decision to become a coach so that she can teach and encourage others to make a positive change in their lives by finding their own strength and physical potential.
Krista continues to find balance in her life, while recently being a Level I certified coach, a very active member of CFB, being a social worker supervisor, a mother of two awesome children and a wife. She hopes to inspire others and continue to see the positive changes that CrossFit Bishop brings to this community!
I was born and raised in Bishop. I grew up playing whatever sport I could. Baseball, soccer, and hockey, however, were the sports that I spent most of my time playing. Even though I was active when younger, something changed and by my freshman year I was a heavy kid weighing in at 220 pounds. That summer I got a gym membership for the time and a new chapter in my life started. Over the course of the next two years I had lost 50 pounds and working out had become my new passion. After graduating high school I moved to San Diego and eventually became an ISSA certified personal trainer at LA Fitness. I also met my wife, Crystal, in San Diego and we eventually made our way back to Bishop to start a family. Fast forward to 2012 and I was growing tired of my normal gym routine and was looking for something more challenging. I ventured into CrossFit Bishop and was hooked. After two years of training, I finally decided to start coaching the movements I had come to love. During 2014 near the beginning of my apprenticeship, Crystal and I were blessed with our little boy Cash.