528 S Americana Blvd, Boise, ID 83702
208.639.0740
basile@verdantfit.com

Our Coaches

What We Do Best

Our coaching staff consists of experienced, knowledgable and enthusiastic coaches that are excited to teach our members every single class.At Verdant, our number one priority is safety. We make sure our coaches are consistently trained on how to take care of anyone and everyone that steps foot through the door.Every coach is CrossFit Level 1 certified and several are Level 2 certified. Each one is trained properly and takes a lot of pride in their position at Verdant. 

Sierra Bell

Sierra has been training under the Verdant system for more than two years. She came in as an incredibly gifted young athlete who played competitive volleyball and soccer. She is an inspiring trainer and athlete who works in The Refinery Personal Training Studio as well as at Verdant CrossFit. She completed her NASM certification in June 2016 and earned a degree in psychology from BSU in 2017. Sierra is incredibly well-versed in our methods and has been an integral part of our community for years.

@sierraa_bell

Emily Louise

Emily is a veteran gymnast and movement master. She began coaching gymnastics when she was 10 years old and has been training people in a broad range of movement disciplines ever since. She has an impressive variety of certifications, including exercise physiology, and is working on a second yoga certification as well as a nutrition certification. Emily began CrossFit in 2011 and, became a certified CrossFit coach in 2012. She has contributed scores to the past three (2015, 2016, 2017) Verdant CrossFit Regional teams. Emily earned a degree in kinesiology from BSU, runs Verdant Fit as well as her own personal training business, and is L2 CrossFit certified.

@emilylouisefitness

Crystal Park

Crystal has been an athlete in the Verdant system for almost three years. She played volleyball at Moorpark College from 2013-2015, coached the Westlake Volleyball Club from 2014-2015, and coached soccer and volleyball at Grace Brethren Elementary from 2012-2015. She is currently an assistant coach at the Idaho Volleyball Club and studying in the respiratory care program at BSU. Though she is one of our younger coaches, her long-time experience in Verdant system provides her an additional advantage along with an impressive depth of knowledge. In 2017 she was an active contributor to the Verdant Regional team.

@crystalparks

Basile Beaty

I ran cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track at Amherst College in Amherst, MA, where I graduated with a dual degree in 2008. In 2010, I received my first master’s degree in curriculum and education from the University of Mississippi, Oxford. I taught 10th-grade English for 3 years at a small high school in Mississippi, where I also coached track and field and managed to train several state champions in the short time I was there. I took a position at university in Moscow, Russia, in 2011, and began learning Olympic lifting. In 2012 I began working on a PhD in comparative literature at the University of Southern California, during that time I travelled to Russian again to work on Olympic lifting. While in SoCal, I began to study CrossFit. I began in October of 2011 and qualified for the OC Throwdown a few months later. I trained at CrossFit Mean Streets and qualified individually for SoCal Regionals 2012, 2013, and 2014. In November 2014, I founded Verdant CrossFit in Boise. We qualified for 2015 West Regionals and went to the CrossFit Games in 2015. In 2016 and 2017, we qualified for West Regionals as well. In February 2017, I began staffing CrossFit Refinery and operating it under my training system.

@crunkjuicegucci @verdantcrossfit

Joey Brinton

Joey moved to Boise to join his long-time girlfriend at Boise State University. He is currently working on a degree in exercise science. As a coach, he is incredibly attentive, has a unique understanding of biomechanics, and is able to identify issues in an athlete’s movement. Joey played junior collegiate basketball at MoorPark College for 3 years. He has coached CrossFit for 5 years, including at a number of our friends’ gyms in SoCal. In 2016 he was on Precision CrossFit’s Regional team in the SoCal region, and in 2017, was on Verdant’s team. As an athlete, Joey has progressed each year and is an incredible CrossFitter while balancing school, coaching, and working at LuluLemon.

@joeybrinton

Isaac Campbell

Isaac moved to Boise from Alaska to train with the Verdant CrossFit crew. Within a year he had dramatically PR’d all his lifts. Shortly after, he started coaching at Verdant CrossFit and CrossFit Refinery. In 2016, Isaac decided to pursue Olympic weightlifting competitively and he walked away from the year with a very long list of accomplishments. In addition to winning various local USAW meets, he qualified for University and Under 25 Nationals in New Orleans in September 2016. He also qualified for the 2016 American Open Championship in Orlando. He currently holds all the male 85kg Idaho State Records, was the 2016 Idaho 85kg state champion, and the overall Sinclair Champion. Isaac coaches at Verdant CrossFit and Verdant Barbell Club and is pursuing a career in the United States Air Force.

@isaaccampbellsoup85

Zach Lane

Zach Lane came to Verdant in 2017. He grew up on the east coast and graduated in 2009 from Southern New Hampshire University with a B.S. double major in Sports Management and Economics. He got his CrossFit L1 in 2014 and has four years of coaching experience and coached at CrossFit Austin before joining Verdant CrossFit. Zach played post collegiate baseball for a number of years as well. Currently at Verdant, Zach not only coaches CrossFit classes and CrossFit OnRamps but he also has helped design the website and is the man behind all the awesome work that gets done on Verdant marketing. Zach has an awesome attitude and brings great energy to the classes he coaches.

@zlane527

Kevin Wexler

Kevin came to Verdant in our first year of opening. He has been a major fixture in our gym for years now and brings a truly special energy and enthusiasm to coaching. Kevin graduated high school in 2012 in California.

Since then he has moved to Boise and his family recently moved here as well! Kevin played both football and baseball through high school and was a 3 year varsity football player along with being awarded multiple basbeball tournament MVP’s. In college, Kevin played football for two and a half years as a linebacker. He was lucky enough to begin his lifting career with Donny Shankle and came to Verdant with some truly impressive numbers. Since then, he has lost a substantial amount of weight and now lifts as a light 105kg lifter. Kevin was the 2016/2017 Idaho State Men’s Senior 105kg champion and the 2017 men’s overall Sinclair State Champion.   @thewexfactor

Vince D’Orazi

Vince came to Verdant in 2017; he grew up in Sandpoint, ID and loved playing and watching sports, primarily baseball. Vince attended Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA, majoring in marketing and accounting. He moved to Boise in 2010 and worked in public accounting for 4 years before deciding it was not the right career for him. He decided to start pursuing firefighting in 2015, and got hired by Boise Fire Department in 2016.

Vince started doing CrossFit in 2012 at CrossFit Refinery, before switching to Arbor CrossFit to start coaching in 2013, and then moving to Verdant in 2017. He has a CrossFit Kids and Crossfit Mobility certification in addition to a CF L2 certification. Besides spending all his free time at the gym, Vince enjoys staying active with rec league sports like softball, basketball, and flag football, or other outdoor activities like hiking, camping, mountain biking, skiing, wakeboarding, etc.
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