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Chad & Esther Pinther
Chad and Esther Pinther are husband and wife owners of CrossFit Colfax. Our story began with two like-minded souls with a shared passion for fitness and health and helping others achieve their very best. Chad was a track & field and wrestling athlete and has been an international fashion and fitness model for over 20 years. Esther was a lifetime athlete herself, having competed as a level 10 gymnast and as a swimmer at the Olympic trials in butterfly. This helps us work with athletes from marathoners and triathletes to skiers, and snowboarders due to our extensive knowledge and background in sports. But we also specialize in weight loss and strength and conditioning for people from at any level of fitness. Whether you are just getting started or an experienced athlete, we will work to help you achieve your fitness goals and become stronger, faster, and more flexible and do this all within a strong community that loves to work hard together!
USA Weightlifting L2
M|WOD Movements and Mobility Specialist
Zach has always had a passion for coaching others and helping them reach their potential. He's been coaching Strength and Conditioning for over 10 years. He got his start during his time playing and coaching for the University of Michigan Men's Ultimate team. After graduating from Michigan, he discovered CrossFit in 2012. He immediately fell in love with the high intensity workouts and comprehensive nature of the sport. He eventually shifted more to the Olympic Weightlifting side of CrossFit and began competing regularly in meets while running Weightlifting teams at various gyms. Zach specialized in Olympic Weightlifting, Strength Training, and Functional Bodybuilding.
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
USA Weightlifting Level 2 Coach
M|WOD Movement and Mobility Specialist
Zach was the 2017 85kg Pacific Weightlifting Association Champion.
He coached multiple athletes to podium during the American Open Series.
He has run multiple successful Weightlifting teams who compete on a regular basis.
Lexi Zadak Schmidt has been a Crossfit athlete since 2012 and has been coaching since 2016! She is a former special education teacher but made the career switch into fitness and nutrition a few years ago. She worked for a company for 2.5 years as a nutrition coach and part time Crossfit coach, but recently started her own private nutrition coaching company, LZS Nutrition Ltd, this past February! She received her nutrition certifications through NCI, Nutritional Coaching Institute, and has a passion in working with performance athletes, as well as clients who struggle with various health, hormone and autoimmune conditions. She believes the key to a healthy, energetic life begins with what we put in our bodies! She takes a very holistic and functional approach to nutrition coaching and adapt to meet the needs of any individual lifestyle. When shes not busy nerding out on nutrition articles or training in the gym, she loves to spend my free time traveling and adventuring with her husband.
- CrossFit L2
- Nutritional Coaching Institute Level 1
- Hormone Specialty
- Mindset Specialty
- Gut Health Master Class
James started doing CrossFit in 2011. He was playing rugby and looking to stay in shape and got hooked immediately. There wasn’t a box where he went to school so in November 2012 he got his coaching cert and started a club at school. They met in the mornings and on weekends and has been coaching ever since. In 2014 he discovered his second fitness love, powerlifting. At the time his squat clean max was 225 and his front squat max was 235. James wanted to be able to lift big. He's been splitting his time between Crossfit and power-lifting since. He loves to go heavy and is on an eternal search for the perfect squat. He likes to help athletes chase 1 rep maxes as well as develop their mobility to help perfect movements.
Adam comes from a major fitness background and has a constant thirst for optimal fitness and health which led him to begin doing CrossFit in August 2018. He immediately noticed the benefits that came from CrossFit foundations and programming which led him to acquire his CF-L1 in September of 2018. Adam is very experienced in all CrossFit/Training movements but specializes in Gymnastics and Olympic lifting. He has constant drive to better all athletes and help achieve whatever their goals are, whether that be weight-loss/management, cardio/strength training, sport specific training, or creating a simple active and healthy lifestyle.