MEET THE COACHES | Crossfit | MMA | Jiu Jitsu | Salt Lake City UT | Boxing

ERIC WAHLIN - Head MMA Instructor, Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, Muay Thai coach

Former "The Ultimate Fighter 17" combatant, Eric boasts a 6-1 professional MMA record and has been coach to some of Utah's best fighters. He is a two-time state champion wrestler in high school and an S7 Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Division champion. Eric also happens to be, objectively, the friendliest MMA fighter in the world.

Don't be fooled by his gentle demeanor or calming entrance music ("Dust in the Wind"), Eric is known for knocking pro combatants out in under 20-seconds. Eric is pumped to teach you everything he has learned in his 20-years experience in the sport.

TIM CARROLL - Head Boxing instructor

Tim has been fascinated with the sport of boxing his entire life. A golden-glove boxing state champion with 59 amateur boxing matches, Tim is now unquestionably the best bag man in the state, and has the ability to make the most novice boxers look like pros while still maintaining the ability to turn pros into champions.

Tim will teach you everything you need to know about boxing: Starting from the basics like stance, jab, cross, hook, duck, slip and roll to the more advance skills like moving your opponent into a corner, counter-punching and how to string the basics of the sport together to become a well-rounded boxer.

Phil Gephardt - Head CrossFit Instructor, MMA, Wrestling, Jiu Jitsu, CrossFit and Muay Thai instructor

Phil has been fascinated with physical fitness for his entire life. Having wrestled all his life, Phil spent his adolescents lifting weights so that he could excel in the sport he loved, wrestling. After high school he went to Arizona State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (study of body movements), while there Phil worked at the student recreation center as a personal trainer as an ACE and NASCM certified instructor. After college, Phil worked for Royal Caribbean as Sports Manager of multiple sports related teams. While at RCCL Phil spent his vacations basically living in a CrossFit gym, and after his tenure with Royal Caribbean, Phil became a certified CrossFit level I instructor, and decided to open his very own CrossFit gym.

Thomas Whatcott - CrossFit coach

Thomas has always lived an active lifestyle, he began by running cross country in high school and has a passion for cycling. He made his way to CrossFit because he loved the combination of cardio work he was accustomed to with the introduction of weight to help make his fitness more functional for daily life! After a year of training in CrossFit he was certified as a CrossFit Level I instructor in 2016 and has been in the gym coaching ever since. He enjoys watching new athletes come into the gym and improve their health and watch as they gain confidence and Strength!

Manny Meraz - Morning Boxing Instructor

Manny has been involved in various martial arts since the age of 15 including wrestling, muay thai and jiu jitsu. After discovering boxing he knew that's where his passion lay. Since discovering the sweet science, he spends most of his time learning and teaching boxing concepts, strategy and the fundamentals of punching and moving skills. He love to help people improve and better themselves!

CrossFIt coach before and after

Josh Bryant Browning - CrossFit Coach

Joshua "bonesaw" Browning was born at the end of the 20th century in Hinsdale Illinois.He grew up playing T- ball and his skills progressed so nicely that he eventually made it to coach pitch. It was that season that his life turned for the worst and his short 8 year old life spiraled out of control do to his addiction to chicken nuggets and cheeseburgers. He never really amounted to anything in high school was a average student and his only claim to fame was scoring the game point in his senior night volleyball game. He found Crossfit in Illinois 6+ when a friend recommend it to him as a way to get into shape. He did his very first workout in a pair of KD 7's and learned that throwing up and crying were very much possible together all while working out. Josh may not be the strongest or the fastest but this coach is the most technique efficient coach in the gym. He can break down your movements so you can understand where you went wrong and where you can do better all while keeping the smile on your face. He is always there with a devilishly handsome smile and the worst dad jokes around. When not coaching Crossfit you can find Josh spending time with his wife and 3 kid. He enjoys Movies and eating chicken wings. Find Josh at our early morning classes on Wed and Thurs!