Meet the Coaches

MEET THE COACHES

Ashley Cotler, General Manager/
Personal Trainer/ Coach

CrossFit Level 1, ACE
CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Kids,
Pre/Post Natal Certified, CPR/AED

Ashley is living proof that small people can lift heavy things…multiple times… aaaand quick! With her energetic and positive coaching techniques, she will make small accomplishments turn into glorious victories. Whether she is programming athletes, training pre/post natal mothers, stretching specialty problem spots, or making movements more efficient through gymnastic work, Ashley welcomes any and all! Go Packers…or go home!.

Justin Cotler, Head Coach, Owner

POWERLIFTING SPECIALIST

“I am on a quest to create super-humans out of mere mortals. You say impossible, I say possible. You say you can’t, I say you will. You only think you can’t because you never have before. As your coach it is my job, my responsibility to make you better than you ever imagined. And I will.”

Ryan Brown

CFL2 / Level 1 Gymnastics / Sports & Fitness Nutrition / CPR, AED.

Ryan grew up in Kansas City, MO in a small river town called Parkville. Ryan spent most of his days either on a skateboard or helping his mom and grandma in the kitchen.  Over the years he developed a passion for cooking and decided to pursue a career in culinary arts.

He attended California School of Culinary Arts located in South Pasadena California.  Over the years Ryan has worked with some great chefs and a very diverse range of foods and styles of cooking.

About 4 years ago he got involved with functional fitness, which got him interested in the world of nutrition.  His food focus today is more on nutrition, health, wellness and fitness that follows the primal lifestyle of eating.

Be sure to visit Ryans food blog named Paleowithlove.com which offers everyday Paleo recipes.

Hugo Rivera

COACH/ Personal Trainer

CrossFit Level 2
CrossFit Gymnastics
CrossFit Mobility
CPR/AED

Born and raised in the Bronx, Hugo never fails to leave people slack-jawed at his God-granted, hard-earned fitness. He is the epitome of a diehard lover and practitioner of CrossFit. His approach is simple… “Maintain the proper form, add more weight, finish strong and keep challenging yourself. Increase weight with every rep, track your progress and under no circumstance should you give up! Your body can stand almost anything; it’s your mind tat you have to convince.”

Hugo began his journey at the young age of 15, where he self educated himself on body mechanics, fitness and nutrition. He once aspired to become a Navy Seal and developed a passion for physical fitness as he embarked on a journey of studying Muai Thai and then shortly after, pursuing a career in CrossFit.

Hugo has proven himself to be one of the most energetic, highly motivated and humorous coaches Dynamix has encountered. Tell him you can’t and he’ll say, “Stronger doesn’t happen unless you push yourself!”

LET’S GET BUSY!!!

Maria Barklie

COACH

Maria has been a part of the Dynamix family since its inception in 2010. She is a “loud” supporter for everyone in the box. When she is not cheering or working out, Maria trains the kids and teens in the CF Kids classes.

Maria graduated in 2008 from the American Academy of Personal Training and was NASM and NSCA certified from 2008-2011. In 2012, Maria obtained her Crossfit Level I certification, then went on to receive her Crossfit Kids certification later that year. In 2013, she completed the CF Movement and Mobility with Kelly Starrett and the Freestyle Connection Movement with Carl Paoli.

Maria enjoys working with the kids and teens. She feels Crossfit helps them develop a strong sense of pride and accomplishment, which is important for their self-confidence and success, both in and outside the box.

Nick Robyn

COACH

Nick Robyn is an innovative athlete and trainer, whose focus on combat fitness is among the most intense that you will find.  Whether your target is fitness or greatness, Nick is interested in helping push you to your goals. Step into Nick’s class to give 110%, let's get combat fit!.

Nick has been training in combat sports since the age of 5. He has studied many styles of martial arts including Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, and fencing. He holds a black belt in Tang Soo Do, and is currently training with Ray Longo (coach for UFC fighters Chris Wiedman (current middle weight Champion) Matt Serra, Al Iaquinta and others).

Jonathan McDaniel

CROSSFIT LEVEL 1 / COACH

A Southern boy living in the city, he’s proud to call Astoria his home now. With a background in group fitness and competitive athletics, there’s little Jonathan loves more than coaching people up to their full potential. Whether it’s the spotlight on stage, or the thrill of competition, he gets a rush out of putting on a show and helping others bring out their best too. Jonathan’s expertise in strength training and circuit conditioning keep the energy and excitement high in the box. In the gym and in all areas of life, his motto is, “Get better or get beat.” Roll Tide!!!