The CrossFit Windrose Team

Meet the Team that is Dedicated to Your Success

our founder

David Cardenas

Loves that CrossFit is more than just a place to improve their health and fitness. It’s also a place to develop and grow lasting friendships. So expect plenty of fun, social events around the gym!

Has been coaching since 2012 and is currently a Level 2 CrossFit Coach. Other certifications he’s received: Precision Nutrition Level 1, USAW Level 2, CrossFit Gymnastics.

our coaches

Whitney Kono

Signed up for her first CrossFit class in April 2012. Prior to that, her workout routine consisted mostly of cardio and crunches, and she mostly exercised in order to “stay skinny”.

A school psychologist by day, and loves the stress relief that CrossFit provides. She got her L1 in 2017, and enjoys helping athletes reach their goals, and achieve things they didn’t think were possible. You may also have seen her floating around during class with a camera capturing all the action.

Niki Brazier

Has been CrossFitting since 2010 and coaching since 2011. She started CrossFit when a girlfriend opened up a gym in Bangor, Maine and she realized she had never really found a fitness routine she liked. She saw immediate results and was completely hooked. She decided to start coaching because her life was so positively affected by the physical, mental, and social benefits of CrossFit!

Niki has her CrossFit L1 & L2. When she’s not working out, you can probably find her behind a video camera or editing clips of fun moments at the box.

Krista Hoffman

I enjoy the endless challenge to better my body physically and my mind mentally. The communal support and competitive aspect also help with the extra push through tougher workouts. There’s so much variety in the workouts that I never get complacent or bored, and there’s always a new goal to work towards.

I’ve recently started jiu jitsu and golfing as new hobbies in the last year. I love being outside (especially by the water), and I’m a huge concert fan; so if there’s music or some fresh air involved, I’m in!

Lauren Fatse

Joined CrossFit at the end of 2012 with her husband, Andrew. They were both looking for a new place to work out; one that took them out of their comfort zone. CrossFit had them at Day one!

Always enjoys a good endurance workout, but also loves how CrossFit expands and improves her physical boundaries while helping her maintain a healthy lifestyle. The community is a top reason she gets up and goes to the gym each day. What’s better than being challenged with a fun workout with your friends?!

Lizzie Baisley

started CrossFit in 2014. A member of my team at my day job owned a CrossFit affiliate. At the time I had two young children and was looking for more of a social life, so I took the on-ramp class and was hooked!!!

I enjoy the variety, how it includes so many different movements, and how anyone at any age or fitness level can participate. I also LOVE the community, the positive energy is amazing!

My main focus as a coach is for people to have a FUN and inclusive experience. Seeing someone get excited over a PR, or amped up over my musical choice is a great feeling.

Cait Wood

I started CrossFit towards the end of 2018 when I started dating my now husband, Steve. I’ve always enjoyed working out. CrossFit was something he was into and I thought it would be fun for us to do together to strengthen our bond!

I’m a great hype person and love encouraging people to do things to help them be their best selves. Cheesy, but true!

Liz Barrette

I started CrossFit in the Fall of 2017. I had participated in a couple of competitions, thanks Stacey, without ever trying CrossFit and knew right way, I loved it.

I love that I am challenged every single day, whether it be physically or mentally. I always have support from coaches and friends. My favorite thing is the community. I have never had a healthier balance of nutrition and sport in my life.

I wanted to be a coach because I love helping people. CrossFit changed my life in such a positive way and I want to be able to give others the same experience.