about us

serving the San Diego area as your guide on the journey to a healthier, happier self

our mission

We are not just a fitness program. At CrossFit Humanity we are a vehicle for life change. Anyone that has been a member at CrossFit Humanity for more than a few months can testify to the unique environment that is fostered by our coaching staff and our community.

This place has become a “third place” for many of our members outside of the work and home life.

It’s a place they come to unwind, work off stress and know that they can be their true authentic self.

No matter what your background is, your age, race, religion, or political beliefs… In this gym, we are all athlete on the same journey. In this gym we all root for each other. We all push each other through difficult times, we all celebrate breakthroughs both physical and mental. In this gym, we all may look and act a little different but we are all part of the CrossFit Humanity family.

The small ripple effect that occurs from nurturing happier healthier humans, extends from gym life to the world around us.

OUR GOAL:

TO PROVIDE

positive & challenging environments promoting health, fitness, well being & community

OUR PEOPLE IS WHAT MAKES US GREAT

OUR TEAM

Nick Olson

Owner/CrossFit Coach

Craig Wynne

Head Coach/General Manager

Rica Highers

CrossFit Coach

Emalie Parsons

CrossFit Coach

Kylie Christensen

CrossFit Coach

Isaac Hernandez

CrossFit Coach

Jeni Butz

CrossFit Coach

Nicole Brigantino

CrossFit Coach

Felix Velasquez

CrossFit Coach

Miriam Robles

CrossFit Coach

Jen Gertz

Gymnastics Coach

chris mobbs

coach

mark blevins

Coach & Athletes in Training Youth Fitness

DELANEY KLAS

coach

jess banks

coach & box "mom"

ARE YOU READY TO LEVEL UP?

getting started is easy!

1. SCHEDULE YOUR FIRST VISIT

Talk with one of our coaches about your goals and see how we can help you get there!

2. START YOUR TRAINING

You have defined your goals and you are ready to begin your journey. We will start you strong by taking you through the fundamentals of training and sound habits putting you on the road to success!

3. HAVE FUN REACHING NEW LEVELS

Once you have the basics down, have fun showing up to new workouts each week and progressing towards your goals!

CrossFit Humanity

CONTACT US

GETTING STARTED IS EASY!

Simply fill out the form below and then schedule Your FREE intro session on the next page.

Shortly after we will be in touch with you to confirm your intro session. We are excited to meet you!

Nick Olson

OWNER/CROSSFIT COACH

Nick has loved all things active and competitive for as long as he can remember. He has torn both ACLs and reluctantly learned that he might not be as capable in some sports as he once was! Nick discovered CrossFit in 2015 while living in Oakland, CA, and has been hooked ever since. The positivity, community, fun, and competition are what attracted him and what keeps him coming back.

Having moved around the country quite a bit (MN, CA, NV, IL, TX, and back to CA!) he found that CrossFit gyms have always been a great way to get to know people and develop community in a new city! The backgrounds of CrossFit communities are so interesting and diverse, and CrossFit Humanity is no exception. It’s an honor to be able to serve this community and the rich variety of members! If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to reach out to him!

Connect with Nick – nick@crossfithumanity.com

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 2

Craig Wynne

Head Coach/General Manager

From a young age, I have loved all elements of fitness. Sports kept me active which was great for my health, but after being hospitalized due to an asthma attack, I drifted off the health and fitness path in early adulthood. At age 25, I discovered CrossFit, which has turned my life around. It didn’t take long before I was re-educating myself and gaining the knowledge and experience I needed to help others. In 2013, I joined the CrossFit Witham team in Lincoln, UK.

CrossFit and staying healthy gives me the confidence to know life has very few limitations. As a coach, I get the pleasure of delivering that confidence to anyone that will give me the opportunity. No matter where you are in life, who you are, what you like, or what you don’t–if you want to be a better you, I believe in you. So, forget anything that’s put you off or knocked you down. No one should ever feel like they don’t belong. If you want to do something, let’s achieve it.

Connect with Coach Craig – craig@crossfithumanity.com

CERTIFICATIONS

USA Weightlifting Level 1
CrossFit Trainer Level 2
Personal Trainer Level 3
Kettlebell Instructor Level 2
Circuit Instructor Level 2

Rica Highers

CROSSFIT COACH

Rica comes to San Diego by way of Minneapolis, MN, where they were first exposed to the world of CrossFit. Though they were always engaged in fitness and sports throughout their life (Tae Kwan Do, soccer, basketball, football, and later, their favorite, tennis) they never encountered the level of intensity and community quite like they had experienced with CrossFit. While inspired by the intensity and competitive aspects of this world, Rica was particularly hooked after witnessing incredible feats of strength and skill from those who we don’t typically associate with weightlifting—older, queer, trans, female or femme athletes—all of whom found empowerment and joy from this method of training.

In 2018, Rica became certified and started coaching at Solcana Fitness in Minneapolis and Mastodon Strength and Conditioning (Floral City CrossFit) in their hometown in Michigan. Through these experiences, Rica has cultivated a deep appreciation for working directly with athletes to grow and develop their own abilities. Rica is incredibly honored to be a part of the CrossFit Humanity community and is excited to work with athletes on all their fitness goals!

Connect with Coach Rica – rica@crossfithumanity.com

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 1

Emalie Parsons

CROSSFIT COACH

Emalie found CrossFit in 2016 and has been hooked ever since. Previously, she was a long-distance runner with next-to-no weightlifting or gymnastics experience. She became hooked when weightlifting began to fix chronic pain in her knees and when her coach showed her a CrossFit promo that focused on the concept, “strong is beautiful.” The video featured female Games athletes talking about their body positivity, how they overcame societal stereotypes for women’s body, and ultimately learned that strong is also beautiful. This concept completely rewrote Emalie’s understanding of body positivity and empowering women to build confidence through strength and a healthy lifestyle became her greatest passion.

She became a CrossFit coach in December 2019 and has since worked at CrossFit Deliverance in Seattle, WA, and CrossFit VU in Pensacola, FL. She’s hosted gymnastics clinics, running groups, and nutrition challenges at these gyms. In her own training, she’s competed in several CrossFit competitions, completed a Half Ironman, and finished a full marathon—unintentionally all within a year.

Connect with Coach Emalie – info@crossfithumanity.com

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 1

Kylie Christensen

CROSSFIT COACH

My experience with CrossFit began very reluctantly in 2016. At the time I was playing college volleyball and had no interest in working out more. But when a friend asked me to go with him to drop in and “try crossfit” I agreed to tag alone. The first class I took was death by burpees and I was the last one going. I remember the whole class cheering me on and supporting me. In recognizing the camaraderie and community in a CrossFit gym is second to none, I’ve been hooked. I have been in a CrossFit gym since.

Connect with Coach Kylie – kylie@crossfithumanity.com

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 1

Isaac Hernandez

CROSSFIT COACH

Hola! I’ve been doing CrossFit for the last 6 years. I started in Santa Barbara, CA but have been lucky enough to have joined a few boxes in Northern and Southern California, with some truly amazing communities. Before CrossFit I played soccer for 18 years, football for 4 years, and track and field for 3 years. I also ran a few half marathons with my best time being 1 hour and 33 minutes—I like speed!

Being born in Mexico City, I started CrossFit with a mission—to encourage the Latin community to be more involved with and culturally embrace the healthy habits of this sport. What CrossFit means to me is a very special question. It’s a way to connect your body and mind with space and time. I try to be present in every lift and every workout. I believe that in today’s world, we focus so much on our past and future selves, we forget to be present. And that no matter how your workout goes, just be proud of yourself for trying to be a better version of you!

Connect with Coach Isaac – isaac@crossfithumanity.com

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 1

Jeni Butz

CrossFit Coach

Jeni is a Minnesota-born runner turned San Diego CrossFitter. Growing up, Jeni ran Track, Cross Country and participated in various races. After moving to Southern California to follow her childhood sweetheart and now-husband’s military career, she was introduced to CrossFit and hasn’t looked back since. As a coach, Jeni focuses on the quality and functionality of movement while encouraging athletes to improve themselves by way of CrossFit, practicing integrity, honesty, and discipline.

Beyond CrossFit, Jeni still loves to run. She’s finished two marathons to date and hopes to add to that number in the future. She is a dog mom to Cooper, a mini Aussiedoodle, and enjoys traveling when life allows. Jeni also speaks Portuguese and Spanish.

Jeni firmly believes in the CrossFit methodology and loves sharing her knowledge with athletes. She always welcomes any questions you have for her in the box!

Connect with Coach Jeni – info@crossfithumanity.com

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 1
USAG and CIF Certified Judge for HS and Competitive Gymnastics

Nicole Brigantino

CrossFit Coach

Growing up in Texas, I’ve always been a very active person. I took after my dad by going on runs with him to train for his marathons and hit the driving range to practice my golf swing with him. Being a part of team sports in high school, like golf and volleyball, I’ve always enjoyed the built-in community that came with them. It wasn’t until later in college where some friends from church invited me to try out a tiny CrossFit gym in the small town of Huntsville, TX, that I immediately fell in love with the idea of throwing heavy weight around and feeling accomplished, all while having fun with my friends.

I was first invited to try out Humanity by a friend and was immediately bought in by the friendly, yet competitive nature of this CrossFit gym.

Connect with Coach Nicole – info@crossfithumanity.com

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 1
USAG and CIF Certified Judge for HS and Competitive Gymnastics

Felix Velasquez

CrossFit Coach

Hey! I had my first taste of CrossFit back in 2014. Though it didn’t stick then, the atmosphere and OLY lifts did. So one day 3 years ago I worked up the courage to walk into my local CrossFit gym and express through motion how bad I was at all of it. It was just as I remembered, I was hooked and I haven’t looked back since. Before CrossFit I was in the Marine Corps which required a level of fitness but more importantly it introduced me to my love of teaching and leading. Combining these two passions was an eventual no-brainer for me. I’m genuinely looking forward to teaching, training, and laughing with everyone that calls Humanity home. I’m originally from Fresno, California, which is where I completed my L1 Trainer Course. If I’m not coaching you’ll find me with a barbell, hopefully in a strong position, as happily as can be!

Connect with Coach Felix – info@crossfithumanity.com

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 1
USAG and CIF Certified Judge for HS and Competitive Gymnastics

Miriam Robles

CrossFit Coach

Growing up in San Luis Obispo, I always loved exercise and grew up playing soccer and ran track. I loved feeling a part of a team and going to practice. When I started running half marathons in college, I began to have knee pain. I was then tricked into CrossFit by my partner Ian to help fix my knee pain. He slowly got me into it and before I knew it, I was hooked. I have been doing CrossFit for 3 years now. I continue to be amazed at how this sport pushes you to your physical and mental limits and highlights things you never thought your body could accomplish. Not only has it become a way to get stronger, but it has reinforced my mental health and serves as an outlet that is constant through my life changes.

I am excited to join this coaching team. I am eager to aid members in building their confidence and together accomplish milestones through the power of crossfit and community. It has altered my life in more ways than one and I hope to do the same for others.

Connect with Coach Miriam – info@crossfithumanity.com

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 1
USAG and CIF Certified Judge for HS and Competitive Gymnastics

Jen Gertz

GYMNASTICS COACH

Being a San Diego native, you would think I had grown up on the beach and in the water. Nope! I can’t even swim! I actually grew up in a gymnastics gym. I competed through USA Gymnastics level 8 at the Mission Valley YMCA. When I retired from the sport at age 16, I started coaching under some of the best coaches in the field—Glen Vaughan and Steve Butcher taught me the fundamentals of falling safely, having a strong core, and decent flexibility. After coaching for 10 years, I then judged competitive gymnastics until having my first son in 2014.

Around that same time, my sister was doing Crossfit and loving it, but I wasn’t sold. Then a friend from my church said there was a gym that was true to the original intention of CrossFit (one workout a day), and I should check it out. I stopped by Crossfit Humanity and LOVED it! I soon started coaching gymnastics. Over the years, I have slowly but surely embraced “kipping” gymnastics movements, but still find my heart is in strict movements.

Connect with Jen – info@crossfithumanity.com

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 1
USAG and CIF Certified Judge for HS and Competitive Gymnastics

ARE YOU LOOKING TO DROP-IN?

We Would Love To Meet You!
WARNING! Class Sizes Are Limited THEREFORE WE REQUIRE RESERVATION PRIOR TO YOUR VISIT.

If you would like to reserve a spot proceed to the button below to reserve your spot in advance.

OUR DROP-IN RATES

$30/day, $45/day + T-shirt, $65/week, $80/week + T-shirt

Location:

4031 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92110

HAVE QUESTIONS?

We Would Love To Meet You!

Simply fill out the form below
& one of our amazing
coaches will be in touch asap! We are excited to meet you!

ARE YOU LOOKING TO DROP-IN?

We Would Love To Meet You!
WARNING! Class Sizes Are Limited.

If you would like to reserve a spot… Simply fill out the form below letting us know what day you might come by & one of our amazing coaches will reach out to you to reserve your class.

OUR DROP-IN RATES

$25, Pass + T-shirt – $40

FIND US AT:

4031 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92110

(619) 758-4924

OUR PRICING IS SIMPLE

We Want To Offer You The PERFECT Membership For YouR NEEDS.

Simply fill out the form below and one of our amazing coaches will send you our current membership information.

GETTING STARTED IS EASY!

Simply fill out the form below and then schedule Your FREE intro session on the next page.

Shortly after we will be in touch with you to confirm your intro session. We are excited to meet you!

Gina Pica

CROSSFIT COACH

Gina grew up playing soccer and dancing ballet until high school where she started running track and cross country. From there she transitioned to triathlons in college and also started Crossfit in 2010. After graduating nursing school Gina started her career as a Naval Officer, which provided the opportunity to compete and train in locations all over the world. After spending many years and gaining knowledge as an athlete in fitness and nutrition, Gina began coaching to share this with the Crossfit community. 

Crossfit has always provided Gina with a community no matter where she was sent, and she loves being able to pay that forward to the members of CrossFit Humanity.

Connect with Coach Gina – gina@crossfithumanity.com

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 2
Active Duty Nurse

HOLD POLICY

Member can freeze their autopay schedule at any time. The freeze is activated at the start of the next billing cycle and can be requested in monthly increments for a minimum of 1 month and a maximum of 2 months. To request the freeze, please fill out and submit the form below. Following the end of the requested freeze period, auto-renew will automatically be reactivated.

CANCELLATION POLICY

All membership agreements require 30-days written notice to cancel your membership. This form will serve as your 30-days written cancellation notice. Note that if you have a scheduled renewal payment within 30-days of your invoice billing date, the payment will be processed as scheduled. Your membership will be canceled at the end of your final paid month. All payments are non-refundable. All grandfathered membership rates will also be forfeited and returning members will be subject to current rates.

HAVE QUESTIONS?

We Would Love To Meet You!

Simply fill out the form below
& one of our amazing
coaches will be in touch asap! We are excited to meet you!

OUR PRICING IS SIMPLE

We Want To Offer You The PERFECT Membership For YouR NEEDS.

Simply fill out the form below and one of our amazing coaches will send you our current membership information.