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Mark and Kristin (Kris) Brouker


  1. Age/occupation/any other personal info.

Mark – I’m 59…will be 60 in August. I finished a 30 year military career a few years ago. We lived in a number of countries and states and had a wonderful adventure! After the military I started my own company – Brouker Leadership Solutions – and am able to follow my passion of helping others be the best leaders they can be.  I also teach leadership studies at Chapman University.

Kris – I’m 57 and worked a number of part time jobs as our family moved around the world. Currently I volunteer to manage the gift store at Naval Hospital San Diego. We have 3 children. Shayna is 28 and is married to Joe (Army officer) – they live in Tampa, Florida. Jake (24) is a Naval Flight Officer and is currently stationed at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia. Katherine (20) is a sophomore at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and plays libero for their volleyball team. Mark and I have been happily married 34 years.

  1. Favorite workout

Mark – “Murph”! I love LT Murphy’s story of heroism and patriotism…and the fact that it’s on Memorial Day make it a very special workout.

Kris – One that involves pistols. They’re difficult and challenging…and  I’m able to see improvement.

  1. Favorite movements in Crossfit.

Mark – Push press. There isn’t a lot of thought that goes into it…that’s a plus for me!

Kris – Kipping pull ups. I was never able to do them prior to crossfit.

  1. Something we don’t know about you.

Mark – I’m a Pharmacist…but haven’t worked in a pharmacy in many years. If by chance you see me working in a pharmacy, I suggest you get your prescription filled at another pharmacy!

Kris – I was a federal prison guard in a past life.

  1. Why crossfit pride? How did you find us?

Kris found cross fit pride and immediately enjoyed the camaraderie and family atmosphere. I simply followed Kris!

  1. Crossfit related goals you want to accomplish.

Mark – 1) Double unders …ugh! 2) I want to finish every workout I start. 3) I want to stay healthy and in shape.

Kris– handstand pushups without abmat.  Ringdips without a band.

  1. Favorite meal, snack or treat.

Halo ice cream…really good!

  1. What do you like to do in your free time?

Recover from crossfit workouts…we’re pretty old!

Mark– I like to read books on military history…and great leaders.

Kris– Travel!




1. Age/occupation/Any other personal info ie

Bill: I am 53 years old, soon to be 54. I have been a Probation Officer with the San Diego Probation Department for 20 years. I am a single father raising two teenagers. A son and a daughter.

2. Favorite workout you’ve done in Crossfit

Bill: “DT” I love the movements

3. Favorite movements in Crossfit 

Bill: Deadlift and Power Cleans

4. Something we don’t know about you

Bill: I was an Army Airborne Ranger assigned to the 2nd Ranger Battalion from 1981 thru 1985

5. Why Crossfit Pride? How did you find us?

Bill: I had been in shape until I hit my early 40’s. By my mid 40’s I had stopped exercising regularly. I began to look and feel it.  Nicole, who was my girlfriend at the time, had been coming to CrossFit Pride for a while and had tried to get me to go. I finally relented. Even though the first time was something of a disaster, ask Coach Jenn, I decided to stick with it. I love the variety of the WOD’s and the people here are great.

6. Crossfit related goals you want to accomplish

Bill: Unbroken Double Unders. Improve my lifts, both weight and technique. Improve strength and range of motion in my shoulders which were diagnosed with arthritis two years ago.

7. Favorite meal, snack or treat

Bill: While I do not have one as often as I did, I love a good steak! I also love sushi.

8. What do you like to do in your free time? 

Bill: Spending time with my kids- whether its hiking, going to the movies or staying home playing video games. I enjoy playing golf with friends, though I am not that good at it. I also enjoy watching sports- baseball, basketball, MMA. But not football anymore, thanks to the Chargers.


Thank you for choosing me. It’s a great honor!


Cindi Schulze


1. Age/occupation/how long you’ve been teaching 
  • 41 years old
  • I have been teaching in the Santee School District for 11 years. My first 5 years at Pepper Drive. The last 6 years at PRIDE Academy
2. Favorite workout you’ve done in Crossfit
  • Memorial Day WOD – The Murph
  • It was a tough workout and everyone was having to dig down deep to complete it. Took me over an hour.
  • I love the camaraderie that Crossfit Pride has.
3. Favorite movements in Crossfit 
  • Power Cleans
4. Something we don’t know about you
  • I have a twin sister named Traci. She is a nurse.
  • My husband and I own Off Broadway Live (with Steve and Jen Rolf.)
5. Why Crossfit Pride?
  • I was going to try out other gyms in the area. I started with Crossfit Pride because it was close to my work. After the first few workouts, I couldn’t leave, I was hooked.
  • I LOVE how welcoming everyone is, the dedication of the coaches to make sure I am doing everything correctly and to push me to do my best, and all the amazing athletes who workout at Pride. It is more than a gym!!
6. How did you find Crossfit to begin with?
  • I started Crossfitting over 12 years ago with my sister and her husband. All the team guys worked out together and Joost started to develop his own gym at his house. Crossfit was the new trend and we all feel in love with it.
  • About 10 years ago, I decided to find an official gym to learn from trained coaches. I attended the first Crossfit Games with the Crossfit San Diego team. I didn’t compete though. I was still pretty new to it all. It was such an exciting experience.
  • CJ Martin was one of the coaches at my gym and he decided to open Crossfit Invictus. I followed him to his new gym. I worked out there for about a year.
  • I continued crossfitting with my sister and her husband in their own private gym for years. Once I got married 5 years ago and opened Off Broadway Live 4 years ago, my workouts took a back seat. Slowly my fitness became a low priority.
  • February 2016 I decided to make my fitness a priority again and joined Crossfit Pride.
7. Crossfit related goals you want to accomplish
  • Strict pull ups and push ups – I would love to not have to use the bands anymore!!
  • Rope climb – I want to be able to get to the top!
  • life style – staying strong and fit for life
  • lose 25 pounds – I am down 18 already
8. How did you react to being chosen for teacher of the year?
  • Being Santee School District’s Teacher of the Year was an absolute shock. I am still pretty young in the district and being selected out of hundreds of teachers was a huge honor. I do give a lot of credit to my DREAM Team and other teachers who have inspired me to become the teacher I am today. I couldn’t have done it alone!!
  • I feel extremely appreciative of the opportunity to represent the district at the county level and meet the 43 other Teachers of the Year. I was given the opportunity to reflect on my teaching practice, share my passion for teaching with others, and learn from so many. I feel blessed.
9. What do you like to do in your free time? 
  • I love playing volleyball – indoor, outdoor, grass, sand, etc..doesn’t matter – right now my girls and I are the reigning champs of our indoor league!!
  • Country dancing – I was a regular at Incahoots for a few years!
  • Traveling – I have been all over Europe and Asia. I want to go to Australia, Africa, Costa Rica, and Alaska.
  • I am obsessed with my work so I spend a lot of time going to conferences, trainings, and taking classes so I can bring new things back to my kids. I tell them all the time that they are my guinea pigs!! lolfullsizerender-10
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