Meet CrossFit X-treme Athletics

Our coaches have extensive experience in health and fitness activities and competition. Our job is truly our passion. We practice what we preach, and we love doing it. Our success as athletes and coaches has energized us to give others the enjoyment health and fitness has to offer. It's an amazing feeling to reach your fitness goals, and we know how to get you there.

Our entire coaching staff shares a common goal to have a real impact on people's lives by helping them achieve excellence. Everything we do is centered around a desire to make you the best version of yourself. 

Hi. I'm Rachel. Nice to meet you.

Neal Maddox


  • Over 20 years of experience in the fitness field
  • B.S. in Excercise Science (Linfield College)
  • 7x CrossFit Games Competitor
  • Owner CrossFit X-treme Athletics
  • CrossFit HQ Instructor (coached over 150 seminars)
  • Has worked with people from diverse backgrounds including people with disabilities

Neal's Story →

Hi. I'm Rachel. Nice to meet you.

Raymond Espinoza


  • Over 7 years of experience in the fitness industry
  • B.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise and fitness (SJSU)
  • 4 years active duty United States Marine Corps
  • Competed in CrossFit NorCal Regionals in 2011 and 2012

Ray always enjoyed physical activity through sports but did not become interested in weightlifting and exercise until his first deployment in Iraq in 2005. He began working out to pass time and learned that he really enjoyed the physical demands of a strength and conditioning program. After getting an honorable discharge from the Marine Corps, Ray went back to school to pursue a degree in Kinesiology. In 2009, Ray met Neal Maddox and began his CrossFit journey. He fell in love with CrossFit’s methodology and knew that he could use this newfound love to help others. Ray got his CrossFit Level 1 Certification in 2010 and began to intern at CrossFit X-treme Athletics. He left school, to train full-time, to compete in the 2011 and 2012 CrossFit NorCal Regionals. In 2013, Ray decided to go back to school to finish up his degree. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from San Jose State University in 2015. Ray enjoys coaching and loves to see people exceed their own expectations of themselves. Ray also credits CrossFit with introducing him to his lovely soon-to-be wife Cheri.  He looks forward to building a life with his future wife, where they can pass on their knowledge and experience, and their love for health and fitness.

Tracy Creal

Tracy Creal


  • Over 7 years experience in the fitness industry
  • B.A. in Communications (Michigan State University)
  • Extensive experience with personal training in different fitness facilities

Tracy’s passion for fitness started in grade school, being an athlete and coach through high school - playing sports including basketball, softball, cross country and track. College sports were put on hold after learning that she had herniated a disc (L4/L5) and would need to have surgery at the age of 18. This diversion lead her to learn how to rehab back injuries, something she is extremely good at, and credits CrossFit with building up her core muscles to prevent any further injuries from happening. After pursuing a career in advertising sales and real estate she decided to pursue her true passion and became a personal trainer. Soon afterwards, she was introduced to CrossFit and Neal and was hooked (on both!). She has always enjoyed being active and wanted to do something with her life that would help improve other’s lives. She is inspired by seeing clients and members do things they never thought they were capable of.  

Nick Manno

Nick Manno


  • Over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry
  • B.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise and fitness (SJSU)
  • Has worked in numerous diverse styles of fitness facilities
  • Basketball led him to his passion for fitness
  • Has developed a love for the CrossFit community

Nick graduated from San Jose State University with a B.S. in Kinesiology and has several other fitness certifications. He has worked in the fitness industry for over ten years in a multitude of different settings including country clubs, corporate gyms, and fitness studios.

Nick grew up playing organized basketball, where he developed his work ethic and dedication to his fitness. He is a very driven individual, and puts his all into everything that he does.

In 2011, Nick discovered CrossFit and slowly began a transition from traditional weightlifting to functional fitness. The following year, he decided to get his CrossFit Level 1 Certification and compete in the CrossFit Open. From there, he decided to dedicate himself to CrossFit and functional fitness.

In 2013, Nick began training with Neal Maddox, seven times CrossFit Games athlete. This further developed him as an athlete and showed him that training the way you compete is the best way to improve as a competitor.

Nick has competed in many local competitions and is considered a top competitor in San Jose, California. Nick lives in San Jose with his beautiful wife Annalise, enjoys working out, watching movies, fine dining, and spending time with friends.


John Konye

Media Production

  • Over 6 years of experience in the fitness industry
  • B.S. in Business Management (SJSU)
  • 4.5 years as a student athlete - Football (SJSU)
  • Over 10 years experience behind the camera and editing

From a very young age, John applied himself to just about any activity he could get his hands on. As a toddler, he enjoyed soccer. In middle school, he found out he was great at capture the flag and taught himself to do flips and handstands. High school kicked off his Football career and payed his way through college. Now, John uses CrossFit to further prepare himself for whatever life throughs at him next.

Aside from his fitness obsession, John is also very passionate about every aspect of video production. He has experience in the studio as well as run and gun scenarios. John has worked with top athletes in various sports and companies of all sizes to reach their followings. Highlights, music videos, promotions and interviews, John is always ready for a challenge.