Meet the Coaches

Passionate Coaches

These are the coaches that will help you unleash your inner beast at CrossFit Jaguar. Our talented trainers have years of CrossFit experience, plus the knowledge, insight and compassion they need to help you reach your goals. They are dedicated to helping every member achieve their personal best in fitness, performance and improved overall quality of life. Meet the team that will take you there.

  • Paula Jager

    Founding Owner & Head Coach

    Founding Owner Paula Jager has been personally and professionally involved in the fitness industry since 1995. Her competitive background includes obstacle course and women’s fitness competitions. She believes fitness fuels your health and mental well being; it keeps you young, ages you gracefully and prevents age related diseases caused by a sedentary lifestyle and poor nutritional habits.

    Introduced to CrossFit in 2008 it propelled her philosophies to the next level and she hasn’t looked back. it matters not what condition you start in but what your desire to improve is.

    Today, as the founder of CrossFit Jaguar, she specializes in making people the best they can be. “I love seeing the ‘I can’ mentality come into being,” she says. When Paula is not at the box she can be found in her kitchen cooking, writing or at the beach with her husband Rick. Her favorite quote “that which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”


    • CrossFit Level 1
    • CrossFit Football
    • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
    • CrossFit Movement & Mobility
    • CrossFit Kids
    • CrossFit Nutrition
    • BS
  • Justin Massey


    Coach Justin Massey has been CrossFitting for five years. Before finding CrossFit, Justin was the “typical gym rat” going five days a week for the standard chest/tri/back days. “I had a friend that finally convinced me to try out CrossFit, and from the first workout I was hooked,” he says. “It was different. It pushed me more than any other workout ever had. As I grew in the field of CrossFit, I found myself wanting to share my knowledge and journey with others.”

    The thing he loves most about coaching is seeing the passion everyone brings to the table. “No matter what skill level they have, each of them comes in with the mindset to get work done today.” His favorite quote is “Life throws you curves. I’m just glad that I know how to hit that one out of the park.”


    • CrossFit Level 1
    • CrossFit Sports Specific Application
    • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • Kevin Fischer


    Coach Kevin Fischer has been CrossFitting for an impressive eight years, and he makes sure his members use proper form in the gym. Helping members create a healthier lifestyle and feel good about the body they were given is the thing he’s most passionate about in the gym. “I love seeing members leave their comfort zone,” he says.

    Kevin found CrossFit when he was looking for something more to go with his traditional weightlifting and trail running. “I consumed myself in knowing as much as I could about CrossFit and helped anyone who would listen,” he says. Kevin and his wife bring their son to the gym as often as possible “so he can live an active lifestyle and be around positive role models.”


    • CrossFit Level 1
    • CrossFit Movement & Mobility
    • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • Ali Sadeghinia


    A soccer athlete since a young age and playing up into his college years, Coach Ali eventually found his love for a new game – CrossFit. He was introduced to the sport several years ago as he looked for ways to take his training of powerlifting movements like the squat and deadlift to the next level. After committing to his pursuit of athleticism further, Coach Ali naturally fell into the role of coach. As his passion for the sport grew, so did his enthusiasm for helping other members of the CrossFit Jaguar family.

    Coach Ali strives to be a better coach with his consistent desire to learn and looks forward to encouraging you to push past your self-limiting limits.


    • Certifications: CrossFit Level 1
    • USAW (USA Weightlifting) Level 1
    • CrossFit Gymnastics  
  • Evan Sanchez

    Coach Evan has been around fitness since the age of 14. He is passionate about combat sports such as MMA, boxing, and wrestling. He wrestled all four of High School, including one year of being an assistant coach.

    He has been doing CrossFit since 2013 and coaching since 2014. “I enjoy coaching because I get to meet a wide variety of personalities and help them achieve their goals and even change their mind set in life” he says. Coach Evan’s main goals are to put a smile on everyone’s face and letting everyone know that if they can put their mind to it, they can achieve anything.


    • CrossFit Level 1
    • USAW Weightlifting Level 1
    • CrossFit Endurance
    • CPR, First Aid, AED
  • Tony Lehnert


    Coach Tony has been involved with CrossFit for 4 years, specializing in Powerlifting, Gymnastics, and Corrective Exercises. He played soccer throughout High School and worked out “bodybuilding” style.

    Since doing CrossFit, he says “being able to advance my technique on my Olympic Lifts and being able to do muscle ups” are his biggest accomplishments. Coach Tony says “I love seeing someone hit a PR or do a movement they’ve never done before. I get a very excited seeing someones functional fitness improve.”

    He is passionate about human physiology and behavior as well as healthy eating. His favorite quote is “I didn’t come this far to only come this far.”


    • NASM Personal Training
    • CrossFit Level 1
    • Human Biology B.S.
    • Neuroscience B.S.
  • Danialle DuPree

    Yoga Instructor

    Danialle has been an avid student of Yoga for close to 23 years.  After taking her first class as a teenager, she knew immediately that she found a practice she wanted to one day share with others. She has become passionate about moving the body in safe and fun ways through yoga as well as its healing benefits for the body, mind and spirit.

    Danialle says “Yoga is a great way to improve mobility, flexibility, recovery and training stamina.  Moving with the breath, working on body awareness, strength and flexibility inspire me to work harder in all areas of my life! Adding in running, CrossFit and powerlifting has enhanced my overall yoga practice and life.”

    Her favorite quote – “And though she be but little, she is fierce.” ~Shakespeare          


    • ERYT-200 Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher for Hatha & Vinyasa styles


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