Team

FRANK DEUTSCH

head coach + owner

Hailing from Pennsylvania, Frank Deutsch never thought that growing up as a licensed journeyman plumber who grew up skateboarding, surfing, playing soccer and running around the field during recess due to ADD, would lead him to own and operate a gym. In late 2012, he left his full-time job to build out and expand the gym. Pictures are jaw-dropping show what the gym used to look like before Frank magically created a barn box.

He’s gifted in video editing, photography, and construction; his Instagram video helped garner votes from around the world and won a $2K assault bike for the gym, which members are reluctant to call a “prize” or “award.” and he enjoys a hard aerobic workout, particularly ones that bring the pain. His passion is helping people of all levels, and he enjoys encouraging people to find their giftings, instead of focusing on their frustrations. To frank, everyone has a gift, it’s just a matter of time before he finds it and calls it out.

Team

• CrossFit Level 2 Certified
• CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Certified
• USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sport Performance Coach Certified
• CrossFit Movement and Mobility Certified
• CrossFit Gymnastics Certified
• 2012 Lahaina CrossFit Strength Challenge second place (due to tie)
• 2011 Lahaina CrossFit Strength Challenge third place
• 2010 MMA Seras Kajukenbo tournament second place
• 2009 MMA continuous sparring tournament first place

KEHAU DEUTSCH

Head Coach + Owner

Born and raised in Haiku, Kehau left Maui for the first time to attend four years of college in San Deigo, obtaining her bachelor’s degree in journalism and graphic design. With one writing honor under her belt, she moved back home to work full time for Maui’s 100-year old daily newspaper, The Maui News. She left it with great trepidation in 2012, when Kaye Whitney asked that she take over the gym. With key people rallying, such as the Lyons family, Russ and Helena Suehiro, Andrea, Sheila and Lisa, she helped build it to what it is today. She enjoys programming and doing heavy lifting or gymnastics workouts, and least enjoys double-unders and cardio.

Her biggest joy is helping people find a place in their eclectic Upcountry family, which is diverse and ranges all levels, ages, and backgrounds, from Hollywood celebrities to local, homegrown uncles, it’s the best place to spend the hour training. After six years full time at the gym, she left in January 2019 to return to The Maui News as an FT reporter. Look for her stories under her maiden name, which she uses for all her writing. If you’re a King Kekaulike High School or Doris Todd grad, like her, you have a special place in her heart, since she wants to give back to the Upcountry community from which she came.

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• CrossFit Level 2 Certified
• USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sport Performance Coach Certified
• CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Certified
• CrossFit Gymnastics Certified
• CrossFit Movement and Mobility Certified
• 2010 Upcountry Fitness Strongwoman Competition first place
• 2011 Lahaina CrossFit Strength Challenge first place
• 2011 Upcountry Fitness Strongwoman Competition second place after tie for first
• 2013 Lahaina CrossFit Strongman/woman second place

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JASON HACKER

Coach

• CrossFit Level 1 certified
• CrossFit Gymnastics certified

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KOREY HARRIS

Coach

• CrossFit Level 2 Certified
• CrossFit Gymnastics Certified
• CrossFit Upcountry competition head coach

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JOHN BURNS

Coach

• CrossFit Level 1 Certified
• 2016 Fittest on the Valley First Place 40-45 Division

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ANDERS LYONS

Coach

• CrossFit Level 1 Certified
• CrossFit Gymnastics Certified
• CrossFit Upcountry 2012 Paleo Winner

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MICHELLE KANEHE

Coach

• CrossFit Level 1 Certified
• CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified

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RON WILLIAMS

Coach

• CrossFit Level 1 Certified
• 2018 CrossFit Games Open: No. 1 in Hawaii for Masters 60-64
 

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KEONI WONG

Assistant Coach

• USA Weightlifting Sports Performance certification

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KAIKAIKA TEVES

Assistant Coach

• CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Certified
• Hawaiian Canoe Club paddling coach
• CrossFit Upcountry competition coach