OUR COACHES

The coaches at CrossFit Huntington Beach come from diverse athletic backgrounds and experience, but they all have one thing in common, they care. Their passion and commitment to helping you achieve your personal fitness goals is what separates us from other gyms. We know every member and their fitness goals, and strive to provide the training, education, support and motivation to meet these goals. As a coaching staff, we are committed to pursuing excellence and pushing you to thrive, not just survive. We are invested in taking care of you and take pride in helping you to enjoy life. We are in the business of getting you prepared for any obstacle or task life may throw at you.

  • MICHAEL SMITH Coach


    Level 1 CrossFit coach
    CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Coach
    Crosfit Runnung and Endurance Certification
    Dr Sears Zone Affilate Certification
    USA Rugby Football
    Union Level 2 Coach

    Michael started his athletic career at Indiana State University as a Division 1 Wrestler, specializing in Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. At the same time, a local Rugby club grabbed his attention and upon making the team was invited to travel to England for a season of English Div 1 club rugby. Michael was selected to play Wing for the USA Eagles National Rugby Team from 1988-1989 until a torn ACL ended his competitive career. Michael went on to coach the US Air Force Academy Rugby Team in Colorado Springs and brought them to the National Collegiate Championship, finishing 3rd in 1994 and 2nd in 1995.

    Michael continued his pursuit of fitness and improving the human condition through sport when in 2004 a former Air Force Academy player introduced him to CrossFit. He immediately joined to become Crossfit’s 15th Affiliate. Now CrossFit boasts over 4,400 Affiliates. Michael is the head coach and owner of CrossFitHB. He is an avid sports fan, and is an expert in re-fermented beer.

    To contact Coach Mike directly: [email protected] or (714)-553-9226

  • ALEXANDER GALLERY Coach


    Level 1 CrossFit Coach
    USAW Sports Performance Coach
    CrossFit Weightlifting
    CrossFit Strongman
    CrossFit Football
    CrossFit Mobility
    CrossFit Powerlifting
    CrossFit Gymnastics

    After a humbling first night of rugby practice in the Fall of 2012 Alex was told to try Crossfit to get into real shape. It was there, at CrossFit Huntington Beach, that he discovered the true meaning of fitness and never looked back. The progress he made in CrossFit inspired him to help others and he started pursuing a degree in kinesiology in the Spring of 2014 as well as start coaching in the Summer of 2014.