Dustin started CrossFit in 2008, he coached during the 2012 ‘Reebok CrossFit Games’ for the masters competitor Robby Lorber. He was also on the SoCal CrossFit regionals team, as well as regularly competing in inter box challenges, and throw-downs. He has been coaching and training in CrossFit for the last several years and has the rare opportunity to travel around the world with the CrossFit HQ Level 1 Seminar Staff teaching the methodologies and movements of CrossFit. Dustin holds the CrossFit Kids Certificate as well as his CrossFit Level 3 certification. He also has a degree in Fire Science/Nutrition and is EMT/CPR certified.
Dustin grew up with a love for sports and staying active; from being on a competitive traveling basketball team, to football, snowboarding, triathlons and everything in between! Before CrossFit, Dustin was a Fitness Instructor and taught rock wall climbing as well as a trainer for over 200 of his peers.
Dustin first found CrossFit while attending the Fire Academy. He found the workouts to be challenging and never found himself getting bored with routine. Since then, his passion for overall health and fitness continues to grow every day! Being a Firefighter/EMT, he finds true gratification in helping others and improving lives. Dustin is currently a volunteer for the Big Brother Big Sister program and has more dedication to helping others than most would know what to do with.
Dustin is grateful for the experience CrossFit has given him by coaching his athletes of all different ages, backgrounds and fitness levels. He takes pride in leading by example while excelling in his own level of fitness and competing in CrossFit competitions. Dustin truly believes that happiness comes from positive surroundings while staying healthy and fit. He challenges you to come try ACF and become the best version of YOU that you can be!
Curtis Fortune started CrossFit in 2009. He is a regular competitor at the ‘Reebok CrossFit Games Regionals’ and can often be seen competing in local and regional CrossFit events. Curtis has his CrossFit Level 1 Certificate, and his ‘Rob Orlando Strong Man’ Certificate. He is also EMT/CPR Certified and is actively pursuing multiple certifications. He is continuing multiple certifications and enjoys sharing his passion in mobility for his clients.
Curtis was born and raised here on the Central Coast. His athletic background consists of high school wrestling, water polo, and weightlifting. He has always had an interest in health and exercise, but found an unmatched passion for the Sport of Fitness otherwise known as CrossFit. He first learned about CrossFit while attending the Fire Academy, and upon graduating decided to fully embrace the CrossFit life style. Upon completing his Level 1 certification in 2010 he has been coaching athletes ever since.
Outside of the gym, Curtis works as a Firefighter and enjoys paleo cooking, continually researching the topic of mobility and movement, and sharing his passion for CrossFit with everyone he meets! He is very approachable and would be happy to help you with your training and healthy lifestyle-related questions. He is also available for personal training by appointment.
Many of us come to CrossFit looking to make a life change, and Sarah was no different. A lifelong athlete and competitor in soccer and swimming, after graduating from Cal Poly she found herself looking for something to break up the monotony of the typical gym routine. After her first CrossFit workout in September 2007, she was hooked. Since that day she has achieved her certifications as a Level 1 Trainer and NASM Certified Personal Trainer, as well as holding a CrossFit Coach’s Prep Certificate. She is also one of the top ranked female athletes in Southern California, and a three-time CrossFit Games Regionals competitor with aspirations to make it to the big stage of the Games someday.
Sarah loves to share her passion for CrossFit through coaching, and seeing clients constantly surprise themselves with what they are able to achieve in the gym is her favorite part of the job. Her goal is to keep you wanting to come back for more!
Keely Moriarty is a trainer, competitor and Firefighter Paramedic of Atascadero CrossFit.
Upon discovery of CrossFit in 2009 at the Fire Academy, Keely was elated to find a workout program that was productive, challenging, and exciting, and at the same time offered a mentally engaging aspect which she appreciated from her earlier years as a dancer and kickboxer. After learning of this fitness model, she spent many a day tempted, yet intimidated to step foot into a CF gym. Her first official workout was “Fight Gone Bad”, and from that point, she hasn’t looked back. As an athlete, Keely enjoys testing herself in competition among other female badasses in the Sport of Fitness. As a trainer, she thrives on watching individuals of all levels progress through the many stages of their physical fitness journey, and jumps at the chance to help someone achieve their personal goals. In her experience, CrossFit has reinforced the ideaology that through the application of discipline and commitment, absolutely anything is possible. Keely works locally as a Paramedic/Firefighter and appreciates the ability to transfer what she gains from her CrossFit training into her everyday work and life. Favorite quote:
“The view from the highest peak of the mountain is grand, but rarely is there much room to sit once at the top.”
Sam is a Trainer, Competitor and First Responder.
Sam grew up in Atascadero and has spent most of his life in the area. He grew up playing competitive sports such as football, track, and weightlifting. Sam stopped playing competitive sports after high school to focus on school and his career; however, he stayed in shape through the traditional gym scene. Sam was first introduced to CrossFit by two of his co-workers in 2010. Sam enjoyed the constantly varied, high intensity workouts and found this style of working out to be very applicable for his needs as a first responder. Sam enjoyed the programming as well as the comradery between other athletes who he worked and grew with. A few short years later Sam entered in his first CrossFit competition, and his competitive instinct kicked in. Sam took first place in the Mens RX division at the CrossFit West Visalia Throwdown in 2013. Sam has a passion for helping others. Coaching at ACF as broadened this passion to helping people achieve their fitness goals and go beyond their known limits. Outside of CrossFit, Sam enjoys staying active by mountain biking, hiking, and doing anything else outdoors with the right people. Sam also stays busy with his wife and their two dogs, Rajah and Ruca. Sam works as a first responder where he enjoys applying many of the principles of CrossFit.