Your Coaches

How We Are Unique

At SoWal CrossFit® your coaching team is made of up carefully selected individuals who all have the same values.

SoWal CrossFit® Coaching Team

We consider ourselves an extended "family"; that means we:

  • Constantly obsess over each and every member's progress
  • Communicate regularly
  • Have each others backs
  • Support each others personal growth
  • Help each other through life's ups and downs
  • Sweat together

Get To Know Your Coaches

Coach, Ryan Lear

SoWal CrossFit® Coach Ryan Lear with his wife Heidi, chihuahua Joey, and dachshund Daisy

Hometown:
Austin,Texas

Family:
Heidi (Wife), Tyler (Step-son), Alex (Step-son), Joey (Chihuahua), & Daisy (Dachshund)

Why CrossFit? 
"To stay strong, fit, and capable to handle life."

Started CrossFit In:
2007, with a few breaks here and there...

Favorite CrossFit Movement:
It used to be deadlift, but getting to like power cleans more

Superhuman Power(s):
Overhead squat and handstand pushups

Certifications:
CrossFit Level One Coach (CFL1)

SoWal CrossFit® coach Ryan Lear chilling on the beach with his dachshund Daisy.
Why I CrossFit video coming soon!

Coach, Victoria Naughton, AKA Coach "V"

SoWal CrossFit® coach Victoria "V" Naughton performing an air squat by our Rogue Fitness Monster Rig.

Hometown:
Monticello, Florida (Tallahassee)

Family:
Joe Naughton (Daddy), Martha Naughton (Memaw), Roxann Hatcher (Mama), Katie Naughton (Baby Sister), Dominick Plateroti (Brother-in-law), & Wander (Fur Child)

Why CrossFit? 
"To live a healthy competitive lifestyle, to push my limits each day. And to build  community of people in my life that continue to push me to be a better person, while achieving fitness and professional goals." 

Started CrossFit In:
2014

Favorite CrossFit Movement:
Just ONE? LOL! Anything with a barbell - but I love hang power cleans

Superhuman Power(s):
I can cycle hang power cleans like a boss along with dumbbell snatches

Certifications:
CrossFit Level One Coach (CFL1)

SoWal CrossFit®'s very own Coach Victoria "V" Naughton's dog Wander working hard in our gym.

Coach, Brian Rabon

Coach Rabon Competing In The CrossFit Open.

Hometown:
Birmingham, Alabama

Family:
Elizabeth (Wife) & Madison (Miniature Schnauzer)

Why CrossFit? 
"I love cheering on my fellow athletes because it distracts me from my own suffering."

Started CrossFit In:
2012

Favorite CrossFit Movement:
Any type of clean

Superhuman Power(s):
Movements that let me us my height to my advantage; especially rowing & wall balls

Certifications:
CrossFit Level One Coach (CFL1) & CrossFit Weight Lifting (CFWL)

Coach Rabon Competing In The CrossFit Open
Why I CrossFit video coming soon!

Coach Emeritus, Matt Titus

Head Coach Matt Titus performing a box jump at SoWal CrossFit® in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Hometown:
Kissimmee, Florida

Family:
Cam (Son) &  Anna (Daughter)

Why CrossFit? 
"Coming soon..."

Started CrossFit In:
Coming soon...

Favorite CrossFit Movement:
Thruster

Superhuman Power(s):
Coming soon...

Certifications:
CrossFit Level One Coach (CFL1), CrossFit Level Two Coach (CFL2) & Coming soon...

Head coach Matt Titus performing his favorite CrossFit® move, the thruster, at SoWal CrossFit in Santa Rosa Beach, FL.
Why I CrossFit video coming soon!

Coach, Rachael Tibesar

SoWal CrossFit® coach Rachael Tibesar warming up with one of our local members, passing the wall ball to activate the core.

Hometown:
Villas, New Jersey

Family:
Jason (Husband), Anthony (Son), Mattie (Daughter), Daniel (Son), & Bitsy (Chihuahua)

Why CrossFit? 
"Its changed over the years but in this season it’s a great mental break from my rambunctious 2 year old LOL. "

Started CrossFit In:
2012

Favorite CrossFit Movement:
Squat snatch not power

Superhuman Power(s):
Gymnastics, handstand walks, handstand push-ups, butterfly pull-ups, and burpees

Certifications:
CrossFit Level One Coach (CFL1), CrossFit Level Two Coach (CFL2) & CrossFit - The Gymnastics Course

SoWal CrossFit®'s very own coach Rachael Tibesar with her husband Jason Tibesar.
Why I CrossFit video coming soon!