Crossfit Colfax Round 2-16.jpg

Meet Your Trainers

 
Chad & Esther Pinther
Owners
&
Trainers

Chad and Esther Pinther are husband and wife owners of Colfax Strong. Our story began with two like-minded souls with a shared passion for fitness and health and helping others achieve their very best. Chad was a track & field and wrestling athlete and has been an international fashion and fitness model for over 20 years. Esther was a lifetime athlete herself, having competed as a level 10 gymnast and as a swimmer at the Olympic trials in butterfly. This helps us work with athletes from marathoners and triathletes to skiers, and snowboarders due to our extensive knowledge and background in sports. But we also specialize in weight loss and strength and conditioning for people from any level of fitness.  Whether you are just getting started or an experienced athlete, we will work to help you achieve your fitness goals and become stronger, faster, and more flexible and do this all within a strong community that loves to work hard together!

Adam Baca
CF-L2 Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics L1
 
Ryan Young
 CF-L2 Trainer
  USAW - L1
NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach

Adam comes from a major fitness background and has a constant thirst for optimal fitness and health which led him to begin doing CrossFit in August 2018. He immediately noticed the benefits that came from CrossFit foundations and programming which led him to acquire his CF-L1 in September of 2018, and CF-L2 in 2020. Adam is very experienced in all CrossFit/Training movements but specializes in Gymnastics and Olympic lifting. He has constant drive to better all athletes and help achieve whatever their goals are, whether that be weight-loss/management, cardio/strength training, sport specific training, or creating a simple active and healthy lifestyle.

 

Certifications:

CF-L2

CrossFit Gymnastics L1

CPR/AED/First-Aid

My wife and I just recently moved from Starkville, Mississippi where I was a coach for 5 years. Obtained my bachelor and master degrees in exercise science. I served as an intern strength and conditioning coach at Mississippi State University where I worked with tennis, baseball, track & field, and golf. I’m a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. I also have my CF-L1, CF-L2, and USAW Level-1 Coach, and CPR/AED/First-Aid. When I’m not coaching, I enjoy spending time outdoors or checking out local breweries.

 

Certifications:

CF-L2

USAW - L1

NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach

CPR/AED/First-Aid

Jared Mathieus
CF-L1 Trainer
 Precision Nutrition - L1
Oliver Bentsen
Running Coach
CF-L1 Trainer
 

Jared comes from an extreme sports background. He grew up racing motocross and skateboarding in addition to traditional sports like football and baseball. After playing sports he became an avid fitness enthusiast participating and competing in powerlifting, bodybuilding, olympic weightlifting and Crossfit. In 2015 he discovered CrossFit covers it all and truly prepares you for an active lifestyle. Jared has been coaching since 2016 and his passion for coaching is deeply driven by helping others lead active lifestyles. Jared is also our nutritionist! So if you are looking to excel in lifting, CrossFit, and make changes to performance and diet, Jared is your guy!

Certifications:

CF-L1

Precision Nutrition - L1

CPR/AED/First-Aid

Oliver is Colfax Strong running coach! Oliver has a very extensive background in running and sports.

His achievments are:

  • Copenhagen Ironman Finisher, 2017

  • Asia to Europe Cross-Continental Swim, 2018

  • Breca Buttermere, 2018

  • Obstacle Course Racing World Championship, 2019

  • Coast to Coast trans UK Ultramarathon, 2019

  • 2nd Place Finisher in DekaFit, 2020

Certifications:

CF-L1

CPR/AED/First-Aid

Sandra Ricardi
CF-L1 Trainer
B.S. in Health and Exercise Physiology
Jacob Doest
CF-L1 Trainer
Gymnastics Specialist

Hi Colfax Strong Community! Originally from southern Maine, I have spent many years moving around splitting my childhood in both Maine and Austin, Texas. In 2017 I graduated from Ursinus College with a B.S. in Health and Exercise Physiology and minors in Human Performance Assessment and Wellness Education. After graduation I moved to Boston, Massachusetts where I worked as a corporate health specialist, personal trainer, strength & condition coach, CrossFit Coach, and Team Director for a USA Gymnastics Club, later launching my own fitness consulting business where I focus on safe/effective youth sports development, corporate wellness incentives, and virtual lifestyle coaching. When COVID-19 brought the world to a pause I had the opportunity to relocate to the Denver area. I am excited to be here - some of my favorite things are hikes with my dog, a nice spicy metcon, coaching my gymnastics munchkins, and playing my guitar/violin. I can’t wait to work with you all!

Certifications:

CF-L1

B.S. in Health and Exercise Physiology

CPR/AED/First-Aid

Jacob has always had a drive for fitness. He was a competitive gymnast and was a Texas State Champion in many events. Jacob then started his CrossFit career in September 2017 in Fort Worth Texas and received his CrossFit L-1 6 months after that. He quickly realized that CrossFit was an awesome opportunity for those that have a competitive spirit and/or sport background to push themselves into something new. Jacob does a lot of personal training with kids/teens that are involved in sports to help them excel further. Jacob has a strong desire to help others succeed inside and outside of the gym.

Certifications:

CF-L1

CPR/AED/First-Aid

journal2.jpg

1516 Emerson St. 

Denver, CO 80218

 2019 by Colfax Strong

1517_1.jpg
  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey YouTube Icon
  • Grey Instagram Icon