LEGEND OF MILO OF CROTON

“As a farmboy in ancient Greece, wrestling champion Milo of Croton would daily lift and carry a calf from its birth. As the boy grew, so did the calf, until as an adult Milo was lifting and carrying a bull on his shoulders.”

We feel this legend underlines what CrossFit is about. We want to create a community where everyone is pushed, challenged and supported on their own personal fitness journey.

FACILITATING YOUR PERSONAL FITNESS JOURNEY

Whether you want to compete in the CrossFit Games, lose that weight, get off medications or just wear down the grandkids, our all-inclusive, community-based, functional-fitness regimen is the most effective lifestyle transformation to get you to your goals.

KARE WILLIAMS

Owner / Manager / Programmer / Head Coach

Kare has been an avid Athlete for 27 years. She began her athletic career at The University of Washington, where she rowed with the Varsity Crew team and earned her BA. She spent the next 21 years working in Emergency Medicine as a ground and flight paramedic.

Eight years ago Kare began training, competing in and coaching CrossFit. She was a part-time coach at CrossFit Northwest Tucson for six years, coaching CrossFit Kids, rowing clinics, and adult classes. She is an Iron Athlete Rowing Instructor and has won multiple national and international CrossFit and Rowing Competitions.

Two years ago Kare left EMS and has been working full time as a CrossFit coach, developing the Competitive program for CrossFit Northwest Tucson in addition to assuming head coach and Manager responsibilities at CrossFit Purgatory.

Her dream has been to run her own CrossFit gym.

Kare’s coaching certifications include:

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Level 2
  • CrossFit Rowing
  • CrossFit Strongman Coaches certification
  • Iron Athlete Olympic Coaches certification

ALAN WILLIAMS

Owner / Manager / Coach

After 24 years serving the community in Fire/EMS, Alan decided it was time to hang up the helmet and retire from a Tucson area fire department as a Captain/Paramedic and Union President.

For the past decade, he has been involved in the CrossFit community supporting his wife, Kare, in her adventures as an avid CrossFit Masters Competitor. It seemed only natural that they open their own CrossFit affiliate and he has decided to focus his resources and energy to achieve the goal of a self-sustaining business entity that can support their active lifestyle for themselves and their children well into the future.

In addition to coaching, Alan programs and supervises the Fire Factory classes where participants take the strength and speed skills they  develop in Crossfit and apply them to task based/team activities using firefighter equipment and modeled after fire academy physical training.

Alan is also a well known, Tucson based filmmaker and his retirement from the fire department affords him the time to balance his passion as a writer/director with his CrossFit enterprise.

  • Crossfit Level 1 Trainer

SHANE DALLY

Coach

24 years of experience as a Certified Master Personal Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Rehab Specialist, I have dedicated my life to helping others with their fitness and nutrition needs. I have a background in MMA, Power Lifting, Strongman, Olympic Lifting and love Obstacle Course Racing! Skeptical at first of CrossFit I joined the community 6 years ago to learn more and improve my own fitness, drank the koolaid and never looked back. I have made amazing changes in my own fitness with CrossFit, and want to pass my knowledge along to the CrossFit Milo Family of athletes!

Education:

  • MS Anatomy and Physiology
  • BS Exercise Kinesiology
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • NCSA CSCS
  • TRX Level 1 Certified
  • NCSF Certified Master Trainer
  • Trigger Point and Myo Fascial Release
  • Previously held ACE, NASM, and other certs

LOGAN HEMINGWAY LICHTENHAN

Coach

A long time health and fitness enthusiast, Logan entered the Personal Trainer Program at Pima Community College in 2008.  After graduating he obtained his personal trainer certification through ACSM and started taking on private clients. Disenchanted with the atmosphere at most gyms, especially the large “LA Fitness” type places, he never pursued those opportunities with the vigor that he had once hoped for. Around this time, he was introduced to CrossFit by a family member and it was transformational. If fact, he still remembers “Cindy” as being the most “humbling twenty minutes of my life”. He was experiencing better results in less time and that just made sense. A year later, he obtained his Level I Crossfit Certification and got in on the ground floor of a new Crossfit gym in Tucson, becoming one of their main coaches.

“I have seen it transform peoples bodies, minds, and lives. Crossfit builds fitness but it also builds confidence, independence, mental fortitude, camaraderie, and of course community. It teaches you to try hard and test your limits, it can be an opportunity to be mindful and truly in the moment, but it can also provide an escape from the day to day; a pathway to the “flow” state.”

Logan’s goal as a Crossfit coach is to help people realize all of these benefits that have made such a difference in his life!

Degrees/Certifications:

  • Graduate of PCC Personal Trainer Program
  • Crossfit Level I
  • Crossfit Level II
  • Crossfit Gymnastics

KURT TULLER

Coach

Kurt Tuller is a CrossFit, Kettlebell and Olympic Lifting coach with a passion for teaching movement. After a youth spent as a three-sport runner, Kurt found CrossFit in 2007. After a couple of years of training, he left the practice of law and became a full time trainer at NY’s best CrossFit gym. Kurt also became a USAW Sports Performance Coach and had the opportunity to train with future Olympians at the Olympic Training Center.

“I hope to give the athletes here the tools to succeed physically so that they can use the confidence they build in the gym to build a happier life outside the gym.” -Kurt Tuller

Certifications include:

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Coaches Prep
  • CrossFit Kettlebell
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting
  • CrossFit Powerlifting
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • CrossFit Gymnastics

ZACH SCHIFF

Coach

Zach was introduced to CrossFit in 2011 and has competed in numerous CrossFit competitions including placing 9th in the Southern California region and 201st in the World in the 16-17 year old Division in the 2016 CrossFit Games Open. He found his passion helping others become fit and overcoming their weaknesses through CrossFit, obtained his Crossfit Level 1 Trainer in 2014 and has been coaching ever since. Zach is currently enrolled at the University of Arizona majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Crossfit Level 1 Trainer

ISAAC TZINTZUN

Coach

“I stumbled into a CrossFit gym around 2010 and my first hero WOD was Murph. After that, it was a wrap. The sheer amount of grit it took to finish that WOD is what kept me interested. I’ve been athletic all my life. Football, baseball and boxing were my go to sports. Being a Marine, I’m always looking for the next mountain to climb so CrossFit came naturally for me. I believe when people look at a workout and have doubts about themselves or their ability to finish, that is where I like to work. I became a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer in January 2018 and seeing the transformation from “novice” to “seasoned and able” is what I enjoy most about coaching.”

  • Crossfit Level 1 Trainer

COURTNEY LOPEZ

Coach

“Crossfit has been a huge driving force in my life! After losing 80lbs I needed to find something that would encourage me to keep the weight off, that’s when I was introduced to Crossfit. The dynamic workouts have kept me engaged and always reaching for my next goal! Crossfit also gave me the confidence and strength to pursue the career field that I work in today as a paramedic/firefighter!”

  • Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
  • NCSF Personal Trainer
  • NCSF Sports Nutrition Certification