About CrossFit Ironside

Ironside is dedicated to helping individuals reach their health and fitness goals through functional movement and good nutrition. Our program focuses on building strength as well as developing cardiovascular endurance through high-intensity interval training. We also believe good nutrition is the foundation of fitness, and provide nutrition guidance and support along the way.

Each day at Ironside you will experience a fresh workout. Components of our program include metabolic conditioning, gymnastics, and weightlifting. We help our athletes excel at functional movements with weights as well as bodyweight movements.

Our program is scalable for everyone. Whether you are trying to find a fitness balance with life’s demands, or an athlete looking to hit that next performance level, you will find your place at Ironside.

In short, we are a community of people who care – we care about how we feel and function in life – about how we move and live and play – and we care about each other. Come experience what Ironside is all about!

Our Coaches

Daniel Anguiz
Owner, Trainer

As the owners and head coaches of Ironside, me and Melissa have made it our mission to create a team of qualified, knowledgeable and compassionate coaches that lead by example. Over the last six years we have focused on developing a program that is simple to follow, challenging, and adaptable to all fitness levels. Ironside is a community comprised of working professionals, parents, teachers, students, nurses, and athletes with busy lives who understand the importance and role that nutrition and fitness play in everyday life.

Our goal is to provide our members with the best hour of your day by offering a welcoming environment and a challenging workout, guided by qualified coaches. As coaches we are passionate about seeing our members meet their fitness and health goals, and seek to provide a fun and exciting experience each day you enter our doors. We invite you to come try out a free class and experience Ironside for yourself.

Certifications: CrossFit Level 2 Coach, CF Olympic Weightlifting, CF Gymnastics, CF Mobility

Melissa Anguiz
Owner, Trainer

My fitness background includes being a cross-country athlete, volleyball player, marathoner and personal trainer. However, nothing has simultaneously pushed me to my limits and grown me as an athlete like CrossFit. I love the energy and strength that I get from working out.
As a mom of two young girls, I also have a passion for helping women with their unique fitness goals during pregnancy and postpartum.

Certifications: CrossFit Level 2 Coach, CF Kids, CF Endurance

Amoury Hollins
Trainer

I am a proud graduate of Miami University, where I played Division I Football and earned four varsity letters. After college, I continued to seek out physical challenges such as mixed martial arts, Obstacle Course Races and the occasional half marathon. CrossFit challenges and excites me in a way I haven’t experienced since playing college football.

I absolutely love the fact that you can continue to improve your fitness as you age. As an athlete who was not always the most gifted, I understand how far an individual can advance if he or she is dedicated to working hard. When I was initially introduced to CrossFit, I was quickly humbled. Everyone has a weakness (or several) and I learned we accept the athlete wherever we meet them. All are accepted and welcome, give your best effort…whatever that may be. Also, make sure you work out with people who encourage you and support your development. Ironside is a special place because you can develop as an athlete no matter your level of fitness. The coaches and athletes are fantastic!

Finally, advice I would offer to anyone getting ready to start a CrossFit program; do your best. Whatever you consider your best effort, give it at the box. As your fitness improves, your results will follow.

Form follows function. Come see us at Ironside and we will explain what that means.

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1 Coach

Greg Prisco
Trainer

I wasn’t much of an athlete growing up. I played a few seasons of Little League baseball and I was on my high school swim team. I wasn’t anything special and I never really tried to push myself. In college, I trained in martial arts and lifted weights. Through martial arts I gained self-confidence, conditioning, and a better attitude towards fitness. I found I actually enjoyed fitness and especially weightlifting.

After college, I got out of my routine, got married, had kids, and got lazy. I lifted weights on my own after a while, but never could force myself to do any cardio. I discovered CrossFit two years ago and I was hooked. I found it had the weightlifting that I already loved, and the conditioning that I could never force myself to do on my own. Plus, the workout is different every day, so I never feel like I’m just doing the same thing over and over again.

I love the positive support from all the athletes in class. It doesn’t matter what your fitness level is, everyone encourages each other during the workouts. I just love the fact that the first people done with the workout are also the first people to start cheering everyone else on. Everyone is just trying to be better, faster, and stronger than they were yesterday.

As a trainer, I really enjoy working with the athletes to improve their technique and become more efficient.

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1 Coach

Stephen Jarboe
Trainer

Though always more of an academic than an athlete in school, I learned in college and grad school that while I loved playing sports, I never enjoyed what I considered “exercise.” Intramurals turned into adult pickup basketball and softball leagues where post-game liquid calories far exceeded any burned during the game. I began to focus on running between the demands of a busy job and a newborn, and while multiple marathons did improve my fitness, I never truly enjoyed it.

It only took one CrossFit class for me to be hooked. It provided the intensity of team competition, the insights and attention from a coach, an opportunity for me to learn and develop in completely new areas, and a camaraderie and community that I never would have expected. And it works. While I may not be ready to run 26.2 miles, my overall fitness today far exceeds where it was when I started – strength, explosiveness and coordination while maintaining speed and endurance.

As a snowboard instructor and previous whitewater rafting guide, I have experience and a passion for helping folks achieve their goals – learning how to ride that black diamond run or finding the confidence to overcome fears of a rapid. As a coach, I love watching people get better every day and push themselves to achieve what they didn’t think was possible.

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1 Coach

Vicki Wright
Trainer

I played sports in high school. I ran recreationally in college but stopped being physically active once I got married and had children. I gained weight and really struggled with getting back into any workout routine. It was a lot harder getting back into shape and I had trouble staying motivated by myself. I tried multiple diet and exercise programs without success. Then I started Crossfit in 2015 and discovered that while I didn’t magically lose all the weight I wanted to in the first year, I felt better about myself. I was healthier and I actually looked forward to working out. It is hard work, but there is a togetherness in the class that feels like a team and makes sticking with it easier. As a trainer, I enjoy helping people and showing them that consistency, hard work and having fun can help you meet your goals.

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1 Coach