Our coaches will help you FEEL Amazing

Meet the team that’s dedicated to making your goals a reality.

our story

Brittany started her fitness at an early age here in Salinas as a competitive gymnast. She continues competing in gymnastics throughout college. After college and a little break from finessing, Brittany decided that she wanted to continue her journey of getting physically stronger. Unfortunately going to the regular gym was cutting it due to lack of data and knowledge on what to do.

Brittany came across CrossFit after some researching and felt like it was everything she was looking for as getting finally getting coached and getting data-driven results. This is what made Brittany fall in love with CrossFit. But one of Brittany’s favorite things about her CrossFit journey has how much she learned and improved her overall lifestyles like sleep, nutrition, and stress management.

After 8 years of competing in CrossFit and working under some of the best CrossFit and Sport Nutrition coaches, Brittany felt like it was her duty to share as much knowledge she could with others.

And Makers was born. From beginning, Makers was created to be safe and welcoming to all. No matter the background or past experiences. As long as you want to learn and grow in your fitness and lifestyle, that is all that matters!

Brittany Malone | Owner

meet your support team

Albert Castro

COACH
CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2 and is CPR certified

Albert Castro was first introduced to CrossFit by his High School Football coach as a means of getting in shape for the season.

Once completing High School, Albert was search for not only a regular workout regimen, but also a community that has a comrade feel like football. That is when Albert join CrossFit Salinas. CrossFit introduced him to people who would become his lifelong friends. People who he considers family. The sport of CrossFit also led him to competitive opportunity and once again be an athlete.

Albert aspires to save the world through teaching other the power of fitness.

Fitness has been a huge part of Albert’s life whether it be giving him a family, keeping him inshore, giving him goals, or helping him battle with depression. He lives to give the gift of fitness back to other and help all face whatever battles they may come across head on.

Eddie Takashima

COACH
CrossFit Level 1, First Aid, CPR, AED American Heart Association

Why do you love coaching CF:
Bridging the gap to a healthier and sustainable lifestyle is the goal for me as a coach and watching individuals achieve personal milestones along the way, make it all the worthwhile. When I witness individuals increase or maybe regain some general physical preparedness, I feel like I’m helping to make his/her lifestyle that much more improved over time. That’s the most rewarding experience for me as a CrossFit coach!

What is your spirit animal:
Dolphin

Experience:
Functional Fitness/Crossfitting since 2012
Olympic Weightlifting Seminar – Jim Schmitz
Endurance events:
Olympic / Sprint distance Triathlete (Wildflower), Salinas Valley Half Marathon, Spartan Races – Beast, Super, & Sprint distances, Go Ruck Tough Challenge, Levi’s Gran Fondo – Medio & Gran distance

Amy Garcia

ADMIN
CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Flexibility, CPR certified

WHY DO YOU LIKE COACHING CF:
I enjoy coaching CrossFit because everyday is a new learning lesson.
Coaching CrossFit forces you to think outside of the box, and be ready for the unknown. Everyday I continue to learn something new, and get to reflect on how I can be better for our members.
Aside from the personal growth I’ve gained from coaching, I ABSOLUTELY love seeing people get excited when they find themselves getting better, healthier and happier. There are so many people out there with the same goals, and the same drive to become better than they were yesterday. Everyone walks into the gym with a purpose whether they realize it or not. Nobody forces members into the gym everyday…that is a personal choice. It doesn’t get any better than being surrounded by members who are all here to be better individuals.
YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL:
I took a quiz to figure this. I’m a WOLF . “The power of the wolf brings forth instinct, intelligence, appetite for freedom, and awareness of the importance of social connections. “

EXPERIENCE
-I’ve played all the sports… I have my AA with focus in Kinesiology & I am finishing up my bachelors as a Kinesiology major. at San Jose State University
-2 years of coaching

Tyler Garrey

COACH
CrossFit Level 2 certified, have my EMT-B and Basic Life Support certified through the American Red Cross

I’ve been in sports at an early, played nearly every sport available up till the first few years of college. After joining the IL Army National Guard, and local fire department I wanted to ensure I gave myself the best opportunity to perform and Crossfit was the answer.

I’ve coached in four different states now from the Midwest, to the bible-belt to the west coast and I can say the best part if the camaraderie and sense of community in every gym. Makers epitomizes this sense of community and continues to challenge its athletes every day.

I’m happy to work with all athletes, walks of life, levels of athleticism and confidence. Through CrossFit we can all realize our potential and surpass our expectations.

I’m CrossFit Level 2 certified, have my EMT-B and Basic Life Support certified through the American Red Cross. I’ve been in the Army for 8 years and I’m going to school for my Bachelors of Science in Business Administration.

Spirit Animal: Unicorn

Favorite preworkout snack: Larabar’s or toast with crunchy peanut butter and banana slices

Outside the gym activities: free diving, mountain biking, hiking, snowboarding, off-roading in the Jeep, cruising around on the motorcycle, fishing, or rock climbing

Chris Whitlow

COACH
Crossfit Level 1

Why do you love coaching CF: I love how it feels and the sense of accomplishment I get when I achieve my fitness goals. But what I love more, is helping someone else do that. Pushing people beyond what they thought they were capable of doing is very rewarding. I enjoy being a part of the crossfit community, because it builds people up, gets people doing new things, and helps people to live better lives. It’s my goal to get people to focus on what they can do vs. what they can’t do. By doing so, I believe they will be better physically and mentally.
Your spirit animal: Cheetah!!!

Experience:
– Athlete of all major sports
– Former Spin Class Instructor
– Blue Belt Jiu Jitsu
– Crossfitting/Functional Fitness since 2007
– Competed as an Individual and on a Team at local comps
– Endurance Events: Multiple times BIX runner, several 5k/10k races, Santa Rosa Marathon, Spartan Race Super, various Mud Runs, Double Road Race, Santa Cruz Wharf to Wharf