My fitness journey has started how a lot of people’s journeys do. As a kid, I grew up being overweight and borderline obese. When I got out of high school, I began to go to a local gym and went through the normal routine of lifting weights and doing a little bit of cardio.I was always on and off with it because it never quite caught my interest and I never got the results I wanted. I always felt like I couldn’t progress because something was missing…
When I found Crossfit in January of 2013, I immediately fell in love. Setting pr’s, competing with friends, getting stronger, and becoming a healthier person became addicting. Looking back, I am so happy that I made the decision to give Crossfit a shot. It has truly changed my life for the better.
Since my first day in Crossfit, I knew I wanted to be a coach. I started getting more enjoyment out of other people setting pr’s than my own. I love the thought of getting a person better results due to a tip, or getting that one last rep during a workout because I helped push them through it. Being a coach is my passion and I strive to get better every day.
Amanda was raised in the Inland Empire and currently attends CSUSB studying Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science. Growing up she was an athlete playing competitive club soccer and Varsity for Norco High. Her senior year she was injured in a game and realized that the injury was mostly due to lack of flexibility and loss of range of motion. She tried yoga at the local gym and immediately fell in love with the practice. By May 2014 she completed her 200 hour YTT and was employed as a Yoga Instructor. A healthy mind and body are extremely important and spreading her love for the practice has given her a sense of fulfillment and purpose. Amanda’s classes are designed to build and improve on strength, mobility, and balance while expressing the significance of breathing techniques and mindfulness. She has experience with many different age groups and levels of practice. She also gives alignment ques and adjustments with patience and understanding as she knows every body type is unique and requires different attention. Overall, her goal is to provide insight on living a well-rounded fitness lifestyle and help prevent injuries.
Tawny began Crossfit in 2013 and since Day 1 she’s been hooked. She found herself becoming more committed to her fitness and health over the past couple years. Because of the results she’s seen, she now strives to share that same experience with everyone else.
It is Tawny’s passion to motivate, encourage, and inspire those to start their journey to a healthy lifestyle. She desires to help others reach their goals that they may not believe they’re capable of making. In 2015 Tawny received her Crossfit Level 1 Certificate and is excited to be working alongside the great coaches at Pandemic. She is currently studying to receive her NASM CPT certification.
Master Sergeant Lind was born and raised in North Western, Pa and is a 1989 graduate from Titusville area High School, attending boot camp immediately following graduation at Parris Island, SC.
He attended the Marine Combat Training and School of Infantry at Camp Geiger, attaining the initial MOS of 0311, and was then assigned to I Co 3/7 stationed at 29 palms, Ca., acting as the platoon RTO. While assigned to this unit he made his first deployment to Okinawa, JP and to the Philippine, Islands and eventually deployed to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in support of Task Force Grizzly and Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Upon returning State side LCPL Lind took and successfully passed the Indoctrination for the Surveillance and Target Acquisition (STA) Platoon and was assigned as a scout. In the fall of 1992 LCPL Lind was assigned to STA 2/7 acting in the capacities as ATL and with his promotion to CPL, Team Leader, making his second Unit Deployment to Okinawa. Upon Return stateside, Cpl Lind was assigned orders as Instructor and Troop Advisor at School of Infantry West, Marine Combat Training Battalion, Camp Pendleton in June 1993. While at this command he was promoted to sergeant.
Sergeant Lind took and passed the 1st Force Reconnaissance INDOC in January 1996. He was later assigned to 1st Force Reconnaissance Co, and attended and graduated several Reconnaissance oriented schools, Including; The Basic Reconnaissance Course, Marine Combat Diver, Basic Airborne, Survival –Evasion- Resistance,-Escape (SERE), Military Free Fall Parachutists, Marine Scout Sniper, Static Line Jumpmaster and Military Free Fall Jumpmaster. While assigned at 1st Force, Sgt Lind acted in the capacity of Team RTO, Team Scout, Assistant Team Leader and Finally Team Leader. Making Several Deployments while assigned to the command, most notably, deploying with less than 24 Hours notice in support of the 15th MEU(SOC) and Operation Enduring Freedom to Afgahnistan and Deploying in support of the 13th MEU(SOC) to Iraq. While at the command, Sgt Lind was promoted to both SSGT and GySgt.
In August 2004 GySgt Lind reported for duty with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, fulfilling duties as Platoon Sergeant and making his second deployment to Iraq. June 14th 2007, while on his third deployment to Iraq, GySgt Lind’s vehicle struck and activated a Pressure Plate IED. The blast from the device amputated his legs from the knee down. Making a fast recovery, GySgt Lind continued to surpass expectations by taking his first steps 2 months to the date of his injuries. Promoted to his final rank, Msgt Lind continued his road to recovery while filling duties as Operations Chief, A Co, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion.
Now retired since December 2009, David “Davey” Lind continues to contribute to the defense of the nation in the private sector. He and his wife Lisa have 4 children; a daughter, Riley and 3 sons Jakob, Keith, and Justin. They reside in Corona, Ca.
Master Sergeants Lind’s Personal awards include; the Purple Heart, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat “V” , the Naval Achievement Medal with Combat “V” and 4 Gold Stars and the Combat Action Ribbon with 2 Gold Stars.
Jesus has been an athlete his entire life; soccer, basketball, volleyball, and baseball were among his favorite sports to play. Grew up playing competitive soccer with his three younger brothers ever since they were little. Jesus played for Norte Vista High School where he led the team to multiple league titles, CIF semi-final appearances, and was part of the All-Star games for all high schools. Upon graduation; Jesus received a soccer scholarship to play for La Sierra University where he played four years and led the team in multiple categories….Jesus was also part of the baseball team during his college career. Graduated from La Sierra University with two Master’s degrees in 2012. Jesus has played semi-professional soccer on multiple occasions in California and Mexico. He was introduced to the Riverside Hall of Fame in 2005.
Coaching has always been a passion for Jesus. Coached multiple soccer teams while in college including his high school team Norte Vista Soccer. Jesus found Crossfit in 2012 while training in the functional fitness area at a local gym. Was introduced to Crossfit by a friend and immediately got addicted. “I’ve always been a competitive athlete and I needed something to keep me going after soccer, the moment I was introduced to crossfit I knew this would be a passion of mine.” Started coaching some classes towards the end of 2012 and right away knew this was something meant for him. Couple months later he became the head coach at KO Crossfit where his passion grew even more. While being the head coach at a Crossfit box, Jesus was also a part time strength coach at La Sierra University.
Jesus currently serves as the full time strength and conditioning coach and Assistant Athletic Director at La Sierra University.
Grew up in the high desert. Played soccer as a kid growing up. Attended Serrano high school, played all 4 years in football. Won a CIF championship in football 2004/2005 season. Also wrestled played soccer and tennis. Received all area and all league awards. After high school stayed active in the gym, was looking for something more challenging and came across Crossfit and became obsessed! Shortly after obtained my level 1 cert and became a Crossfit instructor. I have been addicted ever since!
Larry has been a fitness enthusiast his entire life, whether it was playing outside as a child, weightlifting as a twelve year old, wrestling in high school, or working out in a “regular” gym as a young adult. In October 2009 he discovered CrossFit at a local affiliate and as his wife Chrissie says, “He drank the kool-aid” and “became addicted”. The first workout he was introduced to was a four minute Cindy (one of many CrossFit bench mark workouts) and by the time he was finished, realized that cardio was a huge factor missing from my regular weightlifting routine. Since then he has strived to diversify his workouts, which CrossFit does for him, every day. In November 2011, he received his CrossFit Level 1 Certification and is delighted to have the opportunity to coach at CrossFit Pandemic. Larry says, “Coaching over the last year has been an amazing experience for me. During this time I created new relationships and helped motivate many individuals to succeed in their fitness goals.” He is also a proud Daddy of three children; Kade, Brianna, and Gavin, and loves to share his passion for fitness with them by taking them for bike rides, walks, and playing outdoor activities with them. His main reasons for working out are to provide my children with a positive example of why fitness is important and also to improve his own well-being to thrive alongside my family. He is very excited and proud that his wife Chrissie now shares my passion of CrossFit. Thanks to some great sisters, they were able to get her to tip toe her way in and ever since has been here to stay. Who would have thought their late night pillow talks would be strategizing the next day’s WOD. I am also very excited to add a new chapter and adventure with my two friends. Ecc 4:10
Fitness has been a part of Hunter’s life since a very young age. She danced for 15 years, ran track for 2 years and was captain of the varsity cheer team at Norco High School. Being active has always been important throughout her life, so after finishing high school she continued her fitness journey at a local gym. It wasn’t until about a year later she found CrossFit and completely fell in love. The community, intensity and the overall environment of Pandemic is what motivated her to become committed to crossfit and pursue her goals of becoming a coach. It is her passion to help motivate, encourage and give each and every person that extra push to live a stronger, healthy and happy lifestyle. Hunter is thankful for being a part of this journey at Pandemic and cannot wait to help inspire others along the way.
Brett Panceroff is 29 years old and has been passionate about fitness since he was 14. He played football, wrestled and threw discus in high school. After high school he continued to search for the community and intensity that comes with sports. Now he CrossFit’s for that community and competition. CrossFit also provides a solid foundation for his career as a Corona Firefighter, he sweats and bleeds in the gym so that he will never fall short on the fire ground. Brett is CrossFit level one certified and Olympic Lifting Certified and is an experienced CrossFit coach. His favorite part of coaching is watching a positive change in an athlete’s life and the dramatic effect it has on how they perceive themselves.
Brett is also and experienced athlete in CrossFit and Programer. In Pandemic's first year he helped put a team into Regionals as well as qualifying as an individual. In its second year the field became over 2x as competitive and Pandemic's team only missed it by 1 spot, Brett qualified again as an individual as well. The proof is in the results as we constantly perform amongst the best at every competition we go to. This also shows tremendously in the performance and physiques of the members who do not compete.
Brett is married to Michelle, and they have a four year old daughter named Ava and a three year old Grace who have changed his life forever. Brett has been a firefighter for Twelve years and is excited to bring these many aspects of his life together into the Pandemic community.