CrossFit Palo Alto started in a garage in the October of 2009 with 2 members. In true startup fashion, we have grown in stages to what we refer to as CFPA 4.0. We are now located in a beautiful 6,000 square foot facility with ample room for training and community activities.
CFPA provides clients with a personal training experience in a group setting while delivering comprehensive health and fitness programming. With experience in training National level athletes, ultra-marathon runners of 50 and 100 mile races, elite SWAT Team members, at-home moms and grandparents, we have developed a fitness program that is second to none and accessible to all. We provide a general conditioning program that includes injury prevention training and coaching. Our focus is a core strength and conditioning program that is constantly varied to keep your attention and to get results.

Your Training

Your training begins with a FREE Introductory Session where we tell you what CrossFit is, what it isn’t and how we do it. We then have a brief instruction period followed by a quick workout. You should expect gradual progress in achieving your goals. Our bodies adjust to physical stresses slowly. It’s important that you remain patient during the entire process and expect results over an extended period. The keywords in physical training are patience, consistency, and more patience! Adjusting to the changes in your training and lifestyle takes time and while we invest a large amount of time and effort into getting you started, we expect the same in return.

The Purpose of this training is to improve not only your performance, but also your life! The training that we have developed is designed to provide you with the proper means to achieve your desired results and goals.

We are extremely proud of the clients/athletes we have trained over the years and their continued commitment to a healthier, more efficient lifestyle. We consider each of these people, including you, an athlete! We must stress that as an athlete you are ultimately responsible for your own performance. Therefore, while you engage in this training with us, we will encourage you to be doing the following when not with us:
  • Stretching several times a week in short duration.
  • Self-Massage/Rolling out/Massage.
  • Eating responsibly!!! Balanced Nutrition!!! YES WE COUNSEL THIS!
  • Ask Questions when you don’t understand something!
  • 100% Effort
  • Honesty
  • Consistency
  • Enjoyment of the process
  • Intensity!
Results are not guaranteed; THEY ARE EARNED!

How We Do It:
Our coaches are very passionate about what they do and will spend a lot of time and energy to make you successful. We ask for one thing before you start…a solid commitment. Commitment to yourself and to the process will yield solid results.

For consistency of training and maximum benefit, we use an “appointment-based” scheduling system, where each member joins a monthly program that meets at the same day/time for the month (for instance: MWF, 5pm).  At the end of each month, one may switch to a different program (with a different schedule) if desired. Classes are 1 hour in length. Our schedule of classes can be found HERE.

When you’re ready to get started, click HERE.

Meet Our Team

Tim Dymmel

Tim is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer holding a myriad of additional training certificates. In over 12 years as a professional coach and trainer, he has accumulated more than 12,000 hours of experience. Tim has a real passion for developing each and every person with a low-tech/high-concept approach where the methods may be “simple” but the results have a depth and breadth that can be explored for years.


Tim’s 30+ years of experience as an athlete includes collegiate sports (football, soccer) and playing semi-pro rugby in New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland and throughout the United States. History as a police officer, construction worker, warehouseman and office worker has given Tim a broad base of understanding to relate to the needs of every client.


Most recently, Tim competed in The CrossFit Games as a 40-44 year old in 2017 and 2018 where he finished 7th and 8th in the world, respectively. There were 28,000+ competitors that he competed against just to qualify for The Games.


Find out more about Tim at: www.dymmel.com

Graeme Mallace

Graeme is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer who has been CrossFitting for over 11 years and coaching for CrossFit Palo Alto for 9 years.  He has a passion for the sport of CrossFit stemming from his background in soccer and rowing. Graeme strives to help others construct a solid base of functional movement, to improve their fitness, well being and ultimately to attain their goals. He believes that every person that steps through our door that is willing to commit, work hard and hold themselves accountable for their goals is an athlete.

 

Alma Pulido

Alma is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and is our ranking member at CrossFit Palo Alto, starting in November 2009. After training in classes for 7 years, Alma followed her passion for CrossFit and helping people by becoming a coach for us. She brings years of group class instruction and a real heart for others to CFPA.

Carrie Lee Mohun

Carrie Lee walked into CrossFit Palo Alto in January 2015 at the age of 55. She left her ego and fear at the door and has never looked back. She has achieved things that she never thought possible like dead lifting 220 lbs.  Carrie Lee is humble and grateful every day to be a part of a community that supports, encourages, teaches and affects change.


Now, Carrie Lee is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer and wants to share her transformation story with other “seniors”. She doesn’t just want to inspire others, she wants to be the one to transmit the message and skills it takes for their own transformation. She has been around sports her whole life, from swimming to softball, soccer to martial arts, water skiing to snow skiing, golf to scuba diving and now CrossFit. She has taught swimming to newborns, moms, kids and even a 78 year old grandma that wanted to put her toes in the ocean on her first trip to Hawaii.  She has coached softball, baseball and led water exercise programs for seniors.

Danielle Kammerer

Danielle started CrossFit in 2012 at CrossFit Palo Alto and is a stay-at-home mom for her toddler, Luke. She’s always had a passion for being active, whether that’s hiking, rowing, CrossFitting, or the occasional half-marathon race. Danielle is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and CrossFit Kids Trainer.

Carol Mahaffey

Carol became a member of CrossFit Local in Chapel Hill, NC in 2011, then relocated to California in 2013 and joined the CrossFit Palo Alto community. She can most often be found taxi-ing her two sons around town, but in her spare time enjoys skiing, mountain biking and hiking. Carol is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and CrossFit Kids Trainer.