CrossFit Fury is a results driven fitness facility. We provide a resourceful and supportive community where anyone can improve their fitness and live a healthier, fuller life. By offering small group classes of varying levels we provide personal training at an affordable rate. Our top athletes compete on a national level and our methods have proven results.
Since 2008 CrossFit Fury has been providing success. We have since grown to our current 15,000 square foot facility that includes coaching, equipment, day care, showers and resources to get you in the best shape of your life. Our programs provide classes of varying levels, so that anyone of any fitness level may participate and benefit from our workouts. Whether you are an absolute beginner, soccer mom, high school or college athlete, or even if you have been lifting in the gym for years, we have classes that will challenge you and provide the direction for your continued progress. Most importantly we are a community. We support and encourage each other to push their limits and achieve the unachievable. The best understanding of our service comes through experience. We encourage anyone to attend one of our Basics classes free of charge; we also offer a free intro class every Saturday. Here you will see the efficiency of our programs and how we are putting the sport into fitness.
Occupation: Owner and Coach
Contact via Email or Phone 623.824.2343
Peter started CrossFit in January 2007 while studying physics in college. After competing in the 2007 and 2008 CrossFit Games in Aromas, California Peter dedicated himself to opening an affiliate so that he and others could train for future CrossFit Games. In October of 2008, CrossFit Fury opened its doors and since then Peter has competed in the 2009 and 2010 CrossFit Games. He coached the affiliate team “the Bomb Squad” at the 2011 CrossFit Games. In 2012, Peter was a member of “the Bomb Squad” at the CrossFit Games, where they placed 17th.
Athletics has always played an interesting role in Peter’s life. Through his youth he participated in many youth sports and in high school he took up football and weightlifting. After a knee injury during his junior year in high school, Peter’s choices and direction in life took a turn for the worse. After two years of personal battles and a third year of lost freedom he snapped out of his downward spiral, changed his surroundings and his state of mind. At this time Peter moved to the west valley, started college and the rest is history.
Since these changes, Peter has dedicated himself to building a healthy and fit community centered in and around Goodyear, Arizona. Peter has partnered with local non-profits helping to promote better living and healthy activities within the community, as well as, partnerships with local businesses to increase availability of healthy eating choices. Fury has hosted many fundraisers in this same time period benefiting families of fallen officers and children facing serious or terminal illnesses. In 2012, Peter created the Breathe Later Foundation so that we could better help those in need and provide our services to at risk youth. The prevention and treatment of obesity and its related metabolic diseases is Peter’s passion and he is committed to doing his part to make a difference.
Occupation: CrossFit and Student Athlete Coach, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Motion Rehabilitation Consultant
Started CrossFit in October 2010
Will has been a part of the Fury family since June 2010. Prior to his time at Fury, he played 4 years of collegiate football at the Adams State University, where he graduated with honors with his degree in exercise science. Around Fury he has headed up our student athlete program coaching several of Arizona’s finest up and coming athletes. Recently, Will completed his doctor of physical therapy coursework at Franklin Pierce University. Will looks forward to combining his passion for preventative medicine and motion to help Fury athletes reach new levels of pain free performance. Will also holds a position with Banner Thunderbird outpatient physical therapy. Outside of the gym he enjoys reading romantic novels, peer reviewed publications, and community projects with Wilfred industries.
Started CrossFit in January 2008
CrossFit Level 1 Certified
Alfred was introduced to CrossFit by Peter and after two years of just dabbling in it, he decided to join CrossFit Fury and turn his life around. Since joining Fury, Alfred has stepped up his game and become a contributing employee of the gym. Alfred has competed in The Furious Fundraiser as well as the Flagstaff Affiliate Competition.
Occupation: Basics/Masters Coach
Started CrossFit in January 2008
Kelly has been involved in the fitness industry for 20+ years. When she was first introduced to CrossFit at the age of 46 she was intrigued by the functional movements at high intensity but apprehensive because of her age. However, after completing her first WOD, “Cindy”, she was hooked! Kelly has discovered the CrossFit lifestyle is as diverse as its workouts, members and can be adapted for all levels of fitness. Kelly did her first pull up at 46, 14 ft rope climb at 47, first pistol at 48 and competed in her first competition at 49. As she continues to work toward her fitness goals she is excited about helping others reach their goals too.
Kyle Taylor is a CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer. Kyle Taylor also served four years in the United States Marine Corps in Infantry and did two tours to Iraq. The Infantry is one of the central components of the Marine ground forces. Infantrymen are trained to locate, close with and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver or repel the enemy’s assault by fire and close combat. It is only natural that “Linda” would be one of Kyle’s favorite workouts. In addition to being active his whole life, Kyle played football, soccer and baseball in high school and is very competitive. Kyle has completed the Fire Academy and has his Associates degree in Business. In case you ever set the bar down in Kyle’s class you will quickly learn his coaching mantra “pick the bar up!!”
Occupations: CrossFit Kids Director, Coach, and Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Josh MacDonald has been doing CrossFit since 2007. He started CrossFit workouts in a local big-box franchise gym as well as in his garage before coming to Fury. It was not long before he started seeing results and making serious progress. Josh has a Level 1 certification, CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Certification and is CrossFit Kids Certified. In an effort to keep his coaching and training chops current, Josh attends weekend courses for CrossFit Gymnastics and has attended a powerlifting seminar by 70′s Big. In 2010, Josh was on the Fury team that went to The Southwest Regionals. In 2011 and 2012, he was a member of the Bomb and competed in the Southwest Regionals and at The CrossFit Games.
In addition to being the Director of the CrossFit Kids program at Fury, he is also a Pediatric Occupational Therapist with twelve years of experience. His passion for teaching early childhood fitness as well as helping children gain new skills and overcome challenges is the perfect blend for his expertise at Fury.
Josh’s wife Aubri MacDonald also helps just to coach the elementary and advanced kids classes at Crossfit Fury. The entire MacDonald family belongs to the gym!
Deana Gillespy has been a competitive athlete all her life. After college, she tried multiple training disciplines to keep herself motivated in her workouts. While searching for ways to spice up her efforts, Deana stumbled upon CrossFit workouts on YouTube and decided to give CrossFit a try. She tried “Cindy” as her first workout and became an instant convert. Deana is a CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer as well as a seasoned CrossFit competitor. Deana has placed in several competitions over the past two years taking 1st place in the 2011 Lift It/Love It and 2012 Purgatory Garage Games, 2nd place at Remember Tucson, 3rd place at the 2011 Furious Four Fundraiser and 2012 Southwest Regional Qualifier and took 17th Place at the 2012 CrossFit Games Affiliate Team Competition.
Deana coaches CrossFit classes at Fury and uses her high school and club level coaching experience to train the Fury Student Athlete and Team Training classes.
Cole McGuire was introduced to CrossFit in 2007 when he was in high school by Fury owner and coach, Peter Egyed. He initially tried CrossFit as a program to get bigger, stronger and faster. It worked. He loved it. In 2012 Cole joined the Fury team as a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. He believes that CrossFit is for everyone and loves working out and coaching at Fury because it allows him to interact with amazing people who motivate each other to become fitter, healthier people. His favorite CrossFit skills include Olympic lifting, pistols and muscle-ups and when he isn’t in the gym he loves to be outside hunting, fishing or hanging with his wife. In addition to coaching, Cole is currently finishing up his Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University in Cross Categorical Special Education and is earning hours in student teaching. He and his wife Alyssa are also high school youth leaders at their church.
Aubri MacDonald started CrossFit in the summer of 2008. She was introduced to the sport by her husband Josh and they both joined CrossFit Fury in September of 2008. With two young children, they saw a need to make fitness a family affair and spread their knowledge and passion to the community.
After creating many WOD’s for their own kids, Josh and Aubri saw a need to provide CrossFit Kids classes to the gym and to the local community. In February, 2009, CrossFit Fury Kids was born and has been thriving and growing every year. Aubri is CrossFit Level 1 Certified and CrossFit Kids Certified. Aubri is not only a great coach at Fury; she is also the Director of Children’s Ministries at Pathway Bible Church and the Front Desk Coordinator at Arizona Orthopedic Physical Therapy KidsPlace.
Derek Neubauer is Fury’s resident Yoga Dude and CrossFit Coach. Derek has been involved in sports all his life. Having played Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Football, Soccer, Swimming and Martial Arts, Derek was a reluctant CrossFitter. After the insistence of his father, Derek decided to give it a try. Once he started, he never looked back. Derek is CrossFit Level 1 and CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified, a 500 hour Certified Yoga Instructor and a Yoga Nidra Facilitator. According to Derek, the answer to any question is always “more Yoga” and he stresses the importance of stretching for all CrossFitters. In the gym, Derek digs workouts that are Fight Gone Bad style (one minute at a time). Outside the gym you may find him playing guitar, meditating, gardening, listening to music, doing art or…more yoga.
Julie joined CrossFit Fury in 2010 to escape the monotonous routine of free weights and elliptical machines. Having completed marathons, half marathons, and a triathlon, she was excited to tackle a new challenge. She became hooked and enthralled by the culture of the CrossFit Community, desiring to not only be a participant, but a contributor, as well. Julie began helping with Paleo Challenges in fall of 2012 and completed her CrossFit Level I certification in fall of 2013, all the while bringing her background as both a dietitian and physician assistant to the table. Her experience as a renal dietitian, physician assistant in OB/GYN, a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force Reserves and now as a practitioner with Fury’s own Dr. Monroe’s Health Life Family Medicine practice, is helping to fuel her goal of assisting Fury members, military personnel and patients to reach their healthiest selves.
TJ started CrossFit in 2007 and was one of the original four that started CrossFit Fury in 2008. TJ started CrossFit to stay in shape for professional ATV motocross racing, but over time CrossFit became a his new priority. When he is not CrossFitting TJ works as a Mechanical Engineer for Honeywell Aerospace. TJ’s engineering background combined with a competitive edge eventually led to a vast understanding of functional movements and nutrition which helped him become a successful athlete. TJ has competed in many CrossFit competitions with outstanding performances, including Regionals as an individual and the Games as a team twice. As a Coach TJ enjoys working with clients to meet their goals quickly and safely.
Tracy started crossfit here at Fury as a birthday present to a friend in April 2011. She recalls being very hesitant to try such a competitive form of fitness. Without any previous athletic background the one thing she had to bring to the table was her love of running and interest in health and nutrition. One crossfit class was all it took and she’s been here at Fury every day since. With a growing love for fitness, crossfit, and Fury, Tracy earned her Level One Crossfit Certification in June of 2013, and joined the team of coaches shortly thereafter. Tracy has competed in a few different crossfit competitions locally and enjoys helping others reach their fitness goals. Outside of Fury she received her Bachelors in the Science of Nursing from the University of Cincinnati in 2003. She has been an RN for 11 years and is employed at Banner Health as a Neonatal ICU Nurse. Tracy is a wife and mother and is very committed to teaching her daughters about health and fitness. “Crossfit Fury changed my life. It also redefined my definition of fitness. Being a part of a community that is paving a new way of life is what keeps me motivated. I feel more than blessed to be a part of Fury and to share my passion with others.”
Brandi discovered her love for Crossfit in 2010. Being a former high school athlete and an all around daredevil, Brandi enjoyed the exciting and competitive atmosphere that Fury had to offer. However, it was the community that truly kept Brandi coming back each day despite sore muscles and grueling WODS. After training at Fury for a few years, Brandi received her Level 1 Certification in 2013 and began coaching. She is always willing to help members out; she may even see your potential before you do, so don’t be surprised when pushes you to put more weight on the bar or fight for one more rep. Aside from coaching at Fury, Brandi participates in local competitions and races. Brandi is very family oriented and loves being active with her family and friends. She and her family have even coerced a group of their friends into taking on such challenges as hiking 26 miles in one day and running a 5k every Sunday for “fun”! Through her encouraging words, crazy dance moves and hilarious stories, Brandi truly embodies the heart of the community at Crossift Fury.
Tommy started Crossfit in 2012, and joined Fury in the summer of 2014. Tommy is working to further his health and fitness with the Crossfit methodology here at Crossfit Fury. He is also a trainer in the later part of the day and is head of maintenance; he makes sure the gym is clean and everything is in working condition.
Priscilla Tallman is an All-America volleyball player from the University of Georgia. She played on the US National team for two tours as well as a season of professional volleyball in Europe. She has coached at the club and collegiate level and is passionate about keeping athletes healthy and in the gym over the course of their lives. She holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Clinical Psychology as well as her L1 CrossFit Certification and CrossFit Mobility Trainer Certification.