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Our Team


OUR DEDICATED TEAM

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Our Team


OUR DEDICATED TEAM

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Ryan DeWitt


RYAN DEWITT

Ryan DeWitt


RYAN DEWITT

Ryan DeWitt, Owner, Physical Therapist and Coach
MPT, OCS, CSCS, CES, CF-L1, CF-L2, CrossFit Movement & Mobility, USAW-L1PC

Ryan, a native of Santa Cruz and lifelong athlete, is a physical therapist and the owner of DeWitt Physical Therapy, Inc. With a strong background in sports medicine including additional certifications in Strength and Conditioning, he wanted to create a training environment to help his clients and athletes reach their potential. In 2013, DeWitt Physical Therapy opened CrossFit UP in their new location becoming the first physical therapist-owned CrossFit Affiliate in the greater Santa Cruz Area. With Ryan’s extensive background in orthopaedics, manual therapy and movement correction, along with inspirations from the teachings of Dr. Kelly Starrett, DPT, Gray Cook, MPT, EXOS and many others, he enjoys helping his patients and clients move better and achieve higher levels of performance. He has been a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1) since 2010 and received his CrossFit Level 2 Trainer in 2018, and also has a CrossFit Specialty Certification in Movement and Mobility and is a Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting .  Ryan lives in Pleasure Point with his wife and children and can be found surfing in and around the East Side of Santa Cruz.

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Sonja DeWitt


SONJA DEWITT

Sonja DeWitt


SONJA DEWITT

Sonja DeWitt, Owner and Gym Operator
CF-L2, CrossFit Movement & Mobility

Sonja started CrossFitting when her husband Ryan talked her into opening a box in the fall of 2013 as part of their expansion for DeWitt Physical Therapy. Very skeptical at first, she went through the first Fundamental series CrossFit UP offered and was immediately hooked. After her first year of doing CrossFit, she became a Level 1 CrossFit Coach in the fall of 2014, and received her Level 2 Trainer Certificate in 2019. Sonja oversees all general operations of the gym and coaches intermittently when time allows. She also manages her family of four and enjoys surfing, traveling, dancing and everything German.

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Shelby Kenville


Shelby Kenville

Shelby Kenville


Shelby Kenville

Shelby Kenville, Head Coach
CF-L1, CF-L2

Shelby was born in Santa Cruz but grew up in Orange County playing softball all year round. After moving to Ohio just before High School, she stopped playing softball and was not heavily involved in any sports. 

She found CrossFit the summer before her senior year after studying abroad in Milan, Italy for nine months and was immediately hooked. She got her CrossFit Level 1 Certification shortly thereafter and it changed her whole career path. She decided to study Kinesiology and pursue a career in coaching. She started coaching at the gym associated with Miami University in Ohio as well as other local CrossFit gyms as well as a  CrossFit Gym in Poland while traveling across Europe in college. 

Shelby loves CrossFit's methodology and teaching people what their bodies are capable of. Her goal everyday is to bring smiles and laughter to everyone at the gym! When she's not at the gym, you can find her reading the Bible, watching Criminal Minds, sleeping, cooking, or admiring her favorite blue barbell.

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Jenny Lau


JENNY LAU

Jenny Lau


JENNY LAU

Jenny Lau, Staff Coach
CF-L1, CF-L2, CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting, CrossFit Powerlifting, CrossFit Football, CrossFit Gymnastics, CrossFit Strongman, CrossFit Movement & Mobility, USAW-L1PC

Jenny joined our team in the spring of 2014 and has been in charge of our workout programming since early 2015. She grew up in the Bay Area, participating in water sports, especially swimming and water polo, and later taught snowboarding in Lake Tahoe. She went to college in Atlanta, where she found CrossFit in 2010. Soon afterward, she started working at CrossFit Decatur under Eric Willis, who is and was a mentor to her. Jenny is currently working at CrossFit Inc. Headquarters in Scotts Valley as a Trainer and Gym Manager.

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Kevin Daigle


KEVIN DAIGLE

Kevin Daigle


KEVIN DAIGLE

Kevin Daigle, Staff Coach
CF-L1, CF-L2, CrossFit Weightlifting, CrossFit Movement & Mobility, CrossFit Goal Setting

Kevin grew up playing football near Boston, and was a four-year varsity player at Western New England University. He began his coaching career at Dracut High School, helping return the football program to success before discovering CrossFit in 2008. Among the first coaches under Ben and Heather Bergeron at CrossFit New England, he helped develop the gym and community as a dedicated coach and athlete, while also coaching at CrossFit One at Reebok's headquarters. In 2010, he competed as an individual at the Northeast Regional and began writing for the CrossFit Journal and The CrossFit Games. In 2012, he moved to Santa Cruz to work full-time for CrossFit, Inc. He joined our team at CrossFit UP in the summer of 2015. Kevin loves barbells, drag racing, football, cookies, and he's obsessed with human movement and fitness.

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Lindsey Locke


LINDSEY LOCKE

Lindsey Locke


LINDSEY LOCKE

Lindsey Locke, Staff Coach
CF-L1, CF-L2

Lindsey found CrossFit in 2013. Having been an athlete her entire life, CrossFit was the natural next step in her athletic career. Soon after, Lindsey received her Level 1 and started sharing her passion for fitness with other athletes. Throughout her years of coaching, Lindsey has been lucky enough to work with and learn from some of the CrossFit greats including Pat Barber, Kelly Starrett, and Jason Khalipa.  In 2019, she earned her Level 2 Trainer certificate.

Outside of CrossFit Up, Lindsey is a Fitness Director and Counselor at Elevate Addiction Services, bringing CrossFit and fitness counseling to those attending the 90 day program. When Lindsey isn’t in the gym, you can find her on the nearest sand volleyball court or searching the globe for the best breakfast burrito. 

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Sara Brown


SARA BROWN

Sara Brown


SARA BROWN

Sara Brown, Physical Therapist and Coach
CF-L1, DPT

Sara is originally from Austin, Texas and moved to Santa Cruz in 2017 to join the DeWitt Physical Therapy team. She grew up playing sports and dancing all through college. It wasn’t until she moved to New Orleans after her undergrad studies that she discovered CrossFit. Since then she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree while staying very active in the CrossFit community and encouraging proper movement for everyone. Being a part of the DPT and CFU family has truly been a dream come true for Sara! If she is not in the gym or in the clinic, you can find her exploring Santa Cruz with her pup, Moose.  

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Lauren Enz-Bowlus


Lauren Enz-Bowlus

 

Lauren Enz-Bowlus


Lauren Enz-Bowlus

 

Lauren Enz-Bowlus, Staff Coach

CF-L1, CF-L2, CF Movement & Mobility

Lauren came to UP in the spring of 2018. Lauren started CrossFit in 2012 at age 18, looking for something that she and her dad could do together that was active, fun and challenging. She drank the Kool Aid that is CrossFit faster than you can say high-hang-squat-snatch. Lauren feels blessed to be able to touch peoples lives through coaching and helping them achieve goals they hadn’t thought possible. Being a part of all of their accomplishments is why Lauren takes great responsibility in being the best coach she can be. Lauren currently is finishing school with the goal to graduate as a Sports Nutrition major along with a minor in Kinesiology and also works for CrossFit Headquarters. In her free time she likes to mountain and road bike, hike, go to a Cat & Cloud coffee shop and walk along the beach.

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Kelly Clark


Kelly Clark

Kelly Clark


Kelly Clark

Kelly Clark, Part Time Coach

Competitive Athlete, CF-L1, CF-L2 and FMS

A Bay Area native, Kelly grew up playing soccer and water polo and found CrossFit in 2010 after returning home from the University of Michigan. Her first year in the CrossFit world was humbling and taught her that human beings are only truly limited by their own expectations. After pursuing her CF-L1, CF-L2 and FMS certifications, Kelly's coaching career over the last ten years has spanned age groups and continents, from working with youth soccer and basketball teams, to running weightlifting and gymnastics courses in South Africa. She believes that a solid foundation, quality movement and commitment to continuous growth are the keys to building more resilient human beings. Kelly is also a competitive CrossFit athlete, competing in the 2011, 2012 and 2014 Nor-Cal Regionals with Team Lifeworx and as a individual at the CF Regionals in 2013. Upon finishing her individual year, she then competed alongside Phoenix Rising in South Africa in 2017, and at the California Regionals in 2018 with Team Diablo Moxie. You can catch Kelly walking on the beach enjoying the sunshine with a strong cup of bullet proof coffee, daydreaming about traveling and puppies.