Owner/Head Coach Jason Doherty was a successful classical musician before he became a CrossFit coach. “Playing in orchestras all over the world is why I was a member of so many different boxes!” he says.
He’s been a member of CrossFits in Philadelphia, Singapore, Guatemala, Kuwait, Spain, and Texas. “All of these gyms have given me great things,” he says. “I’ve tried to create a gym that uses all the best aspects of these different boxes.”
Jason specializes in Olympic and power lifting, and he’s passionate about making his gym as welcoming to the beginner as it is to the elite athlete, as well as “creating a community in which everyone has a place and is seen,” he says.
His favorite quote is “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi
Membership Manager Molly Doherty loves encouraging members that have mobility and physical challenges because she says she has “been there.” In fact, CrossFit is the first sport Molly has ever committed to! She was drawn to CrossFit because not only did it allow her to have an instant friend network, but she became part of a community that helped her become a healthier version of herself.
In addition to her role as the Membership Manager, Molly is also known as the “Gym Mom” at CrossFit Gonzo. She is an expert at teaching, nurturing, and caring for others, as she specializes in teaching young children and earned an MA in Early Childhood Education.
Even the most committed CrossFitters have their vices… For Molly, she says she can eat her bodyweight in tortilla chips!
Her favorite quote is, “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou
Chloe works hard to not only motivate athletes, but to build valuable relationships and energize the environment. “I am passionate about people,” she says. “I love coaching CrossFit because seeing our members work hard and push themselves inspires me and fires me up for life.”
Chloe has been an athlete since college, and when she isn’t coaching at CrossFit Gonzo, she coaches high school volleyball. “My players make me laugh, I love being energetic and crazy with them, and I enjoy teaching them skills that they will use throughout their lives.” Chloe found CrossFit 6 years ago, and for her its more than just fitness. “I have an emotional connection with the sport of CrossFit and being around people who feel the same as me enriches my life in ways I can’t even put into words. There is no way to reciprocate the feeling of community and competitive spirit the way CrossFit does, and that is why I coach.”
When Chloe isn’t coaching volleyball or CrossFit, she loves to be outside longboarding, going to concerts, and spending time with friends and family.
Coach Nicholas Waldum has been a CrossFitter since 2016 and specializes in Aerobic Capacity, Mobility, and Gymnastics. With his wife, he discovered CrossFit in 2016, and knew it was a good fit. “CrossFit has changed our lives in so many ways. The most impactful being the deep friendships we’ve made.”
An avid athlete with a background in varsity golf and baseball, Nicholas’s experiences have fostered a desire to help others accomplish their goals through instruction and coaching. He says his favorite part of coaching is, “The moment at the end of a workout when everyone hits the floor. You can see the athlete is in pain but at the same time you see the joy in them that the workout is over. I love seeing how proud they are of themselves at what they accomplished.”
When Nicholas isn’t coaching, he loves to spend time outside with his family and watching Raiders games.