Coaches

Meet Our Awesome Coaches

OUR TEAM

We have an amazing group of Coaches/Personal Trainers, dedicated to helping you succeed! 
They are compassionate, patient, and have the experience to push you in the right direction. 
Hands on Coaching is what makes the difference and sets Chalkline apart from a "standard" gym experience. 
Meet the amazing team of Chalkline CrossFit.

Coach Jeri

Jeri DeSocio

CrossFit Coach

Jeri DeSocio

CrossFit Coach

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
Coach Michael

Michael Neininger

CrossFit Coach

Michael Neininger

CrossFit Coach

Michael has a prestigious athletic background that includes college track & field where he won NCAA’s New England Division III decathlon. He was accustomed to performing workouts that required high proficiency and discipline. “I started doing CrossFit style training at a commercial gym while still on active duty in the Coast Guard. When I retired in 2014, I moved to Southern California and began working out as an athlete at Chalkline.”

When Chalkline was on the lookout for a new coach, Michael threw his hat in the ring. “I decided I needed a new challenge. I attended the CrossFit Level 1 seminar and started coaching in August of 2015.” Michael continues to dedicate his time to perfecting his own technique and sharing his knowledge with our Members.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
Coach Claudia

Claudia Ragsdale

CrossFit Coach

Claudia Ragsdale

CrossFit Coach

Claudia has been active in sports most of her life; as a kid playing soccer, tennis, swimming and as an equestrian. As an adult, she avidly trained and competed in the equestrian sport of 3-day eventing at Mill Creek Equestrian Center, but entering motherhood quickly consumed her time and energy. As a relatively new mom with a 1 and 3 year old, Claudia found CrossFit in late 2011 through a Groupon when she was searching for a fitness regimen to get back in shape. Crossfit quickly became her "me-time", a stress release outlet, it reignited her competitive spirit and she fell in love with it. Crossfit has transformed not only her body but more importantly her mindset on what she is capable of both inside and outside the gym. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge with those around her to help them move better and transform their lifestyle by embracing a growth mindset, which is why she's a perfect fit for Chalkline.

 “The absolute best is when someone achieves something they didn’t think was possible. It creates a mindset shift “If I can do that, what else can I do?” which eventually becomes, “What can’t I do?” And that’s the where the magic happens! I'm so grateful to be a part of that experience.”

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
  • Crossfit Olympic Lifting
  • Crossfit Mobility & Movement
  • CrossFit Kids
  • Crossfit Gymnastics
  • Carl Paoli Movement Seminar
  • TJ‘s Gym Crossfit Masters Athlete Class
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 (in progress)
Coach Alex

Alex Schoenbaum

CrossFit Coach

Alex Schoenbaum

CrossFit Coach

Alex found CrossFit by simply walking past a local box and seeing people running outside. After watching them for short time, he figured it might be something worth checking out.

That was 4 years ago and he’s been hooked ever since. After finding a true love for the sport of fitness, he decided to get his L1 and help others with their fitness goals. “I love seeing people wanting to better themselves at life. It’s also what keeps me committed and dedicated to the sport.”

Alex's laid back demeanor and love for CrossFit makes him a great Coach. He's easy to relate to and learn from which puts members right at ease. 

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
Coach Emily

Emily Cabral

Owner / Head Coach

Emily Cabral

Owner / Head Coach

Emily is the owner and head coach of Chalkline CrossFit. She’s also a walking example of what we stand for. “I was a late bloomer and didn’t get into fitness until my mid-30s. My personal struggle with weight loss is what led me to become a personal trainer... I figured if I could do this, anyone could and I should help!” Roughly seven years later, Emily discovered CrossFit and never looked back. “I jumped in with both feet and have loved every moment since! Getting in shape changed my mindset, CrossFit changed my life”

Emily’s passion is helping people improve their health and transform their lives. She believes that mindset is one of the biggest factors and uses it to help her members transform. “So much of fitness and nutrition is a mental game. We listen to what people truly need and develop a successful plan of action that is personal to them.”

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 2
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • CrossFit Kids
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1
  • Level 2 Reiki Practitioner
PT

Stephanie Hong

Physical Therapist

Stephanie Hong

Physical Therapist

Stephanie Hong is a licensed physical therapist, sports certified specialist, and certified athletic trainer. She received a BS in Athletic Training from California State University Northridge in 2009. Immediately following, she continued her studies and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from the University of Southern California in 2012. Following her strong passion for sports, she pursued additional studies and received her SCS (Sports Certified Specialty) through USC’s Sports Residency program in 2013. During that time is when she began her journey in athletics for the next four and a half years, working in the USC Athletic Department with the football, swimming & diving, track & field, and lacrosse teams.

Stephanie is passionate about using her expertise and knowledge of sports injuries, movement dysfunctions, and injury prevention to help people recover from injury, restore function, return to activities that are meaningful to them, and realize their potential.

During her pursuit for a career in physical therapy and athletic training, Stephanie had the privilege of working with elite athletes through internships with the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks and USA Men’s Volleyball. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, California Physical Therapy Association, and the National Athletic Trainers Association.

Outside of work, Stephanie loves to play and watch sports, engage in outdoor activities such as camping and hiking, and listen to country music.

We are fortunate to have Stephanie practicing here at Chalkline and to make her services available to our members, keeping them healthy and functional for life!

Certifications

  • PT, DPT, SCS, ATC

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