colby bone

Head Coach

My first job out of high school was cleaning floors and repairing equipment at a Gold’s Gym in Ogden, Utah. That position quickly turned into me working the front desk, then to selling memberships, and culminated in my becoming a personal trainer. I worked at that Gold’s as a personal trainer all through college up until the gym closed in 2009. Even after that Gold’s closed, I continued in the same old gym routine of chest on Mondays, back on Tuesdays, etc. until I found CrossFit through a friend in September 2011. I was hooked from my very first workout (that I can’t remember for the life of me).

I got my Level 1 certification in June of 2012 and started coaching at CrossFit Ogden in Ogden, UT before moving to Maryland for graduate school in August. After grad school, I spent a few years working in the national security sector while continuing to coach part time. In the spring of 2016, I started coaching full time; working at both Second Wind CrossFit and CrossFit Petworth here in DC.

My favorite CrossFit workouts are definitely chippers – heavy, long chippers with many different movements. I also love the olympic lifts, but try not to mix the two any more. Basically, as long as it doesn’t involve running I’ll be excited to do it. Did I mention that I HATE to run?!

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 2 Coach
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • USA Weightlifting Level 1

Morgan Pleasant

CrossFit Coach

Morgan is a proud D.C. native who grew up playing soccer, lacrosse, and basketball, and switched over to rugby and running marathons in college. She coached soccer at Woodrow Wilson SHS while working on her master’s degree in psychology, and then moved to Costa Rica where she spent over 4 years as a youth development volunteer in the Peace Corps.

She found CrossFit by accident, searching online for ways to diversify her workouts while living in a small town in the Costa Rican jungle. Kids and parents started joining her as she swung paint cans, lifted tires, and threw rock-filled coconuts around in her front yard each morning. This eventually turned into leading regular fitness classes for groups that ranged in age from 4 to 75.

She has led boot camps in every office where she has worked since, and started coaching CrossFit classes soon after returning to the U.S. in 2013. Morgan loves coaching not only because she can move all day and wear sweatpants to work, but also because it affords her infinite space to support people of all fitness levels to live the happiest, healthiest lives possible.

Certifications

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Kids

Michael donovan

CrossFit Coach

Michael Donovan has worked in health and fitness for nearly 2 decades as a personal trainer, wellness director and CrossFit coach. Since 2010, he has developed and led employee health promotion programs for federal agencies including the National Institutes of Health and Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Health and Humans Services.

Michael’s expertise is motivating intrinsic behavioral change by understanding the physiological underpinnings of behaviors. When Michael is not promoting healthy behavior, he is regularly taking his own advice as a triathlete, CrossFitter, and long distance cyclist. Dr. Donovan received his Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of California, Davis. 

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1


Khaleaph Luis

CrossFit Coach

Khaleaph Luis is passionate about the mental, physical and spiritual benefits of fitness. Khaleaph is a multisport athlete and has been participating in triathlons for several years.  His toughest race to date was completing the St. Croix Ironman 70.3. Khaleaph enjoys the outdoors and will go for a hike, walk, run or bike ride at any opportunity.  

Born in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and growing up as a military brat Khaleaph has lived many places and always embraced taking on new challenges.  Khaleaph continues to challenge himself with new fitness goals and CrossFit inspires him to set daily, weekly and long term goals. Whatever your wellness goal Khaleaph takes pride in accomplishing them with you.  

Most of Khaleaph’s professional career has been assisting and collaborating with vulnerable persons/families in the human services field in developing their strengths and overcoming systemic barriers.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Kids
  • USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach

Dani Grigsby

CrossFit Coach

Dani has coached and taught in gyms throughout Washington, DC and across the globe (Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nigeria, and Nicaragua). She believes that everyone has, within them, limitless potential.  She structures her classes in a way that invites participants to tap into their inner strength, engaging mindfully with their body while executing precise, functional movements.  As a result, Dani’s classes are simultaneously fun, demanding, and empowering.  

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • Cal Strength Olympic Lifting Coach
  • NASM Personal Trainer
  • 200-hour Yoga Teacher (from Yoga District)
  • USATF Track Coach