Fury’s coaching Team
CrossFit Fury has a reputation for fantastic coaches who work tirelessly to help our members achieve their health and fitness goals. Find out more about our coaching staff below.
Manager, Lead Coach, CrossFit Level 1
Summer Shipley Bio
Lead Coach | CrossFit Level 2
Brandi Kalafat Bio
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 later earned her Level 2 Certification. 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 CrossFit Fury.
Lead Coach | CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Kids
Bachelor of Business Administration, Ferris State University
Brittany Windom Bio
Brittany grew up playing multiple sports including Rugby in college. She was drawn to CrossFit in 2015 because she liked the idea of being a part of a competitive atmosphere alongside others as well as being able to challenge herself with movements she didn’t have prior experience with. Her favorite workout would include burpees and overhead squats. Her least favorite is DT. She has been one of our do it all employees and has loved being part of the Fury community. Her passion to watch others achieve what they didn’t think was possible is what motivates her as a Coach. As a mother to three young boys she is always on the go but is a true believer in you make time for what’s important.
Lead Coach | CrossFit Level 1
Christian Vega Bio
Christian has been doing CrossFit since 2012 after watching a YouTube Video about it and doing it at home and commercial gyms for over 2 years.He has been a member of Fury since 2017. Christian is Husband and Father to 1 and is a Correctional Sergeant for the Arizona Department of Corrections. He has a passion for helping people achieve their athletic potential. He is a Hard Worker and Loves the process of training and coaching others through their fitness journey. He has a drive for strategizing for workouts to get the best possible performance and effort from them and is constantly learning new methods to do so. His favorite mottto, is “never miss a Monday” and he also understands that fitness should be not only something that is physically tough but fulfilling as well.
Lead Coach | CrossFit Level 1 & Gymnastics, Nutritional Coaching Institute Level 2, see bio for more
Bachelor of Arts, English, Minor German and Health and Human Performance
Joe Paul Bio
Joe started training seriously at age 13. He played college football, lost fitness, found CrossFit, joined the Army, discovered nutrition, and coached the whole way through.
He is passionate about building the confidence to be free in life and understands his opportunity is to do so through coaching nutrition and fitness. The CrossFit communities and relationships that Joe has been a part of have infinitely shaped his pursuit and he’s excited to join and guide you on yours.
CrossFit Level 1
Active Life Immersion Coach
Active Life Breathwork
Nutritional Coaching Institute L1+L2
Nutritional Coaching Institute Mindset Coach
Working Against Gravity Affiliate Nutrition
Army Combat Fitness Instructor Level 2
Weightlifting Coach | CrossFit Level 1, USAW Level 1 sports performance coach
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, 2nd year Frankin Pierce University DPT
Jonathan O'Neill Bio
Jon is originally from Santa Clara, CA and has a strong background in athletics. As a former competitive weightlifter, he is well versed in the technical and mental hurdles that are a part of the sport. Jon is most interested in optimizing human performance and aims to blend his experience in the sport with his formal education in Physical Therapy for a no nonsense approach to Weightlifting training.
Lead Coach | CrossFit Level 2, Kids CrossFit
Kelly McGuire Bio
Kelly has been involved in the fitness industry for 20+ years and started CrossFit January of 2008. 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.
Lead Coach | CrossFit Level 1
Ken LaChapelle Bio
Lead Coach | CrossFit Level 2 and CrossFit Kids
Rachel Cannon Bio
Rachel was first introduced to Crossfit in 2014 when her husband, Drew had joined. Before then, she had never even picked up a barbell. Now, her life has changed dramatically for the better! Rachel has truly fallen in love with CrossFit as a sport but really appreciates the community aspect at Fury. You can find Rachel in Fury at all hours because she competitively competes in the sport of Crossfit. When Rachel is not working on her aspirations or working, you can find her with her family, friends or in someway grounding herself in nature.
Sean Michael Clarke
Lead Coach | CrossFit Level 2
Sean Clarke Bio
Sean has been a member of Fury since 2015. He discovered CrossFit while looking for a more functional fitness that would relate to his job with the police department. Sean has been a Police Sargent with the City of Goodyear with 20 years experience as a K-9 Handler/Trainer and Unit Supervisor. After working out at CrossFit Fury and even making the podium in competitions, Sean decided that he wanted to share his passion with athletes and began by coaching them in their journey to a stronger and healthier lifestyle.
Lead Coach | CrossFit Level 2, BirthFit
Bachelors in the Science of Nursing, University of Cincinnati
Master’s Degree in Nursing
Certified Nurse Midwife
Tracy Burns Bio
Tracy started CrossFit 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 since received her Level Two CrossFit Certification in 2015. Tracy has a passion for fitness and health and enjoys sharing that with the members at Fury. Outside of Fury she received her Bachelors in the Science of Nursing from the University of Cincinnati in 2003 and Master’s Degree in Nursing in 2017. Tracy is a Certified Nurse Midwife at Modern Day Midwife, a division of Estrella Women’s Health Center. Tracy is a BirthFit Professional, CrossFit coach, 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.”
Director of Coaching | CrossFit Level 1
Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology, Arizona State University (2007)
Master’s of Art in Exercise Physiology, San Jose State University (2010)
Level 1 Certification from Precision Nutrition
Since 2011, Shaun has been working as a Strength and Conditioning Coach in the collegiate (UCLA), professional (Marlins, Dodgers, Padres), and private (CrossFit Fury) sectors. Shaun is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Shaun, his wife Cari, and their 4 children reside in Goodyear, Arizona.