NEXT LEVEL COACHING & PERSONAL TRAINERS

We are experienced in a variety of different physical training regimens, sports, and outdoor activities.  We are trained, certificated CrossFit Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 certified instructors and have completed additional subject matter courses through CrossFit and other organizations such as USA Weightlifting.

ALL of our coaches have undergraduate degrees in sports medicine/exercise science from Pepperdine University.* Arguably most important, is our track record working with diverse groups of individuals- under our guidance and their hard work, perseverance, and resolve- our athletes have attained the highest levels of strength and conditioning of their entire lives. Our athletes have overcome injuries, developed skills and abilities, and continue to strive for even more.

Mike Anderson

Owner, CrossFit Level 3

Mike has owned and operated CrossFit Malibu since he opened it in 2009.  He is a ’92 graduate of the Pepperdine University sports medicine program, where he also ran cross country and played club soccer.  A credentialed teacher with experience teaching in the classroom and on the playing field, he also has masters degrees in outdoor education and public health.  

JORDAN SMITH

General Manager, CrossFit Level 3

Jordan’s passion for training and coaching using the CrossFit methodology is evident in every class he coaches. He is truly passionate about helping athletes, both beginner and elite, kids and adults, reach their goals. He completed his undergrad in Sports Medicine at Pepperdine University in 2013 and has coached CrossFit since 2012.

JONATHAN Opsahl

CrossFit Level 3 Coach

Jonathan is a graduate of Pepperdine University with a Bachelors in Sports Medicine. A competitive CrossFitter with regional experience as a team member, he also love using the methodology to train athletes for any fitness goal. Jonathan received the L3 designation in 2023.  

BECCA BRACKETT

CrossFit Level 2 Coach

Becca Bracket is also a Pepperdine University grad, earning her Bachelors Degree in Sports Medicine in 2021 and achieving her CF Level 2 in 2023

Maria Weiss

CrossFit Level 2 Coach

Maria received her CrossFit Level 1 Certificate in Austin, Texas in early 2019 and began coaching at Crossfit Malibu soon after completing the Coaches Prep Program. She attained her Level 2 in 2021 and is now a Sports Medicine faculty member at Pepperdine. She loves coaching CrossFit because it truly is for everyone. The coaches and community meet you where you are!

Paula Leigh

CrossFit Level 1 Coach

Jenny Chu

CrossFit Level 1 Coach

Lacey Vara

CrossFit Level 1 Coach

Matthew Weiss

CrossFit Level 2 Coach

Matthew sees the Hut as a perfect example of a group of people who strive to be better today than they were yesterday. He’s not a typical CrossFit-er; he didn’t do a WOD until his senior year of college during his Sports Medicine 440 class (taught by none other than Mike Anderson)…