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Last Day in Afghanistan


Thad Benton

1. How did you learn about CrossFit?

I learned about CrossFit from my Physical Therapist in 2005 who was rehabbing my shoulder after a dislocation. At that time it was basically just an HTML style website so learning to do the WODS was an adventure..you kids don’t know how good you have it

2. How long have you been CrossFitting?

Since 2005…started after I could dead hang from a pull-up bar after PT and never looked back!

3. What’s your favorite Nasty Girl? (and your best time)

Fran..evil Bi@#h…I love her and she hates me..3:23 rx’d

4. If you have a military background, what service were you in and how many tours have you had?

Army, 20 years total combined Active and Reserve time. Combat in 2x in Iraq 2008-2010, 1x in AFG 2013…third strike and I am out!

5. What certifications do you have and what certifications are on your wish list?

CF level 1, AZPOST physical Fitness Instructor…USAW Level 1 is next. Looking to branch out into mobility/rehab/preventative type certifications next.

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Todd Honea – C.S.C.S.

An Arizona native, Todd graduated from Chandler High in 1990 and 1 month later he was off to the United States Marine Corps boot camp. During his experience with real fitness, Todd quickly accelerated past the other recruits and ended up graduating the most physically fit [better known as the Ironman] from Platoon 2082 Hotel Company USMC.

The strict discipline and physical demands of the Marine Corps set the perfect tone for Todd’s career in health & fitness. After his tour in the USMC, he decided that he would like to help people enrich their lives through health and fitness by becoming a Personal Trainer. Todd has a B.S in Exercise Kinesiology from ASU and is currently accredited through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, National Academy of Sports Medicine, American Counsel of Exercise, Crossfit, FMS, RKA, ART and is a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist. He has also been featured on Fox 10 News, Channel 3 News, Sonoran Living, The Business Journal, The Marine Corps Times, The Tridune and Scottsdale Health.
Todd’s fitness career has taken him from running a group of hard-charging Marines through daily PT to training pro athletes to physical therapy with the elderly to coaching the Special Olympics Powerlifting Team. He believes that a balanced approach is very important when starting a fitness program and focuses on nutrition, exercise and lifestyle, keeping in mind that there is no substitute for hard work.

Todd’s training methodology is a high-intensity approach to increasing the functional ability of the human body. Todd focuses on developing 10 distinct core abilities:  1. Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance- The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen. 2. Stamina – The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy. 3. Strength – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply force. 4. Flexibility – the ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint. 5. Power – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time. 6. Speed – The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement. 7. Coordination – The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement. 8. Agility – The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another. 9. Balance – The ability to control the placement of the body’s center of gravity in relation to its support base. 10. Accuracy – The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity.


Kelsey DeDea – Level 1 CrossFit Coach

Kelsey began her active lifestyle at 3 years old when she first learned to figure skate. It became more natural than walking and she had her first competition at 4 years old. She stayed competitive for 13 years before fully committing to volleyball. She played 8 years of club and school volleyball where she found  she enjoyed the community of a team sport. She was also introduced to functional fitness, powerlifting, and Olympic lifting in high school through volleyball conditioning. She enjoyed learning the lifts but was completely unaware that it was a sport or that CrossFit existed. Kelsey found CrossFit in 2014 after finding a Groupon for a local box and wanting to “look fit”. Instead, she fell in love with becoming strong, being apart of an amazing community, and pushing herself to new limits…. and was always looking forward to setting a new PR. She received her CF- Level 1 in 2015 and graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelors of science in nursing and a minor in nutrition in 2016. Kelsey hopes to pursue CF-L2 and USAW certifications in the future.

CF event mobility

Majera Majidi, DC – Chiropractic Physician

What’s your background?I am a Chiropractic Physician with 14 years of experience and got involved in fitness at the same time by becoming a certified strength & conditioning specialist.  I was a strength & conditioning coach for high school and collegiate level sports for a number of years, then got involved with racquet sports \’off-court\’ conditioning as this was my background as a sport. I was already cross-training to improve in racquet sports. One of the guys I train with saw me and said, “you know there are places that do all this stuff you do, but in a group for time and reps.” Once I heard that, I started looking for a box. I have been involved with CrossFit since 2009. Consistently and competitively for 2 years now. I have been on the CF Games medic team, and have hundreds of CF athletes as patients in my physical medicine practice.

What’s your favorite Nasty Girl? (and your best time) Nicole – Run 400 and max reps pull ups. 20 min AMRAP (102 pull ups)

What certifications do you have and what certifications are on your wish list?

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Rocktape FMT 1

Certified Doctor of Chiropractic

On my wish list: CrossFit Kids and CrossFit Gymnastics

I have been practicing sports medicine and chiropractic for 14 years, but the best part of my career is coaching individuals in fitness from beginner level to elite athletes, seeing their progress, applying what I know in sports science to make them better athletes.  I also have a transformation program for individuals with chronic problems that I can guide to a new lifestyle.  One of my most successful clients is an individual male who used to be 560 lbs. and in less than 2 years under my program has lost 220 lbs., embraced the crossfit lifestyle, learned what to eat and avoid, and has never turned back. True transformation that continues to progress.  Individuals succeed no matter what their goals are when they are one of my clients. Your goals are my priority.


Vincent Oliver


Army Airborne Paratrooper during OIF/OEF. Taught CrossFit to 82nd Airborne Division in 2008-2009. Medically retired from Army in 2009. Received bachelors degree in business & IT. Started LETS CrossFit in 2010.


  • Level 1 2007
  • Endurance Cert 2008
  • Olympic Lifting 2010


  • Gymnastic Cert
  • Iron Cross


Alex Hebert

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

USA Weightlifting Sports and Conditioning certified

ACE and NASM Personal Trainer

Bachelors of Science in Exercise and Wellness

I am originally from Guam. A fitness enthusiast for over 20 years. I played recreational sports for the most of my life. I’ve been bodybuilding and conditioning for over 18 years. I have over 10 year’s experience in sports nutrition supplements. I have a bachelors in exercise and wellness from Portland State University. I’m a CrossFit level 1 coach, USA Weightlifting certified sports and conditioning and ACE, and NASM personal trainer I’ve been training Crossfit for 5 years now and teaching CrossFit for almost 4 years. I love fitness! It’s who I am and it is what I love to do. I enjoy helping others improve in all aspects of fitness and making sure they’re always getting my undivided attention.

My goal is to receive more certificates in CrossFit so I can be a better coach and a better athlete.