Meet the CrossFit Endzone Team
Andrew Malek-Zadeh, Owner and CrossFit Head Coach (CrossFit Level 2 Certified Instructor)
Andrew Malek-Zadeh is a certified Level 2 CrossFit instructor, a NASM certified personal trainer, and also holds a number of other CrossFit coaching certifications. He has been a fitness and personal training coach since 2010 at Hercules CrossFit, UFC Gym, and now CrossFit Endzone. His goal as a fitness coach is to inspire individuals to make long-term lifestyle changes to improve overall health and wellness. He is always eager to help others through fitness, and considers it a privilege to have the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives on a daily basis.
Andrew was active throughout high school in sports including football, basketball, and track and field. He went on to play football for Sacramento State while earning his Bachelor's degree in Communications. Through sports is where he found his passion for fitness and developed his competitive spirit. For the past 4 years, he has consistently ranked as one of the top male CrossFit athletes in the Northern California region, and in 2016, he competed in the California Regional CrossFit competition.
Andrew strongly believes that CrossFit's scalability appeals to all individuals with different abilities and backgrounds, and is the perfect fitness program to help everyone reach their full potential. He looks forward to being a part of everyone's fitness journey at CrossFit Endzone.
Ajay Goel, Owner and Olympic Lifting Coach (USAW Level 1 Performance Coach and CrossFit Level 1 Certified Instructor)
Ajay Goel is one of the Olympic lifting coaches at CrossFit Endzone. He is a certified USAW Sports Performance Coach and is also CrossFit Level 1 Certified.
Ajay played sports throughout his childhood, including tennis, basketball, baseball, and soccer. His athletic interest led him to MMA training, and competing in several body building shows. Ajay has been a member of the California Strength Olympic Lifting team since 2013, and has finished in the top 10 twice at the USAW Nationals Competition.
Ajay enjoys the competitive aspect of sports and sees it as beneficial to the development of one's athletic mindset. He believes this personal drive can help people perform beyond their own expectations. He finds it very rewarding to help people meet and exceed their fitness goals in class or in the competition environment, and believes that the confidence which comes from reaching one's personal goals can carry over to benefit all aspects of life.
Ajay looks forward to coaching and helping everyone at CrossFit Endzone.
Danielle Malek-Zadeh, CrossFit Coach (CrossFit Level 1 Certified Instructor)
Danielle is one of the CrossFit coaches at CrossFit Endzone. She is CrossFit Level 1 Certified and has a Bachelor's Degree in Health Science with a minor in American Sign Language from Cal State East Bay.
Dani is very passionate about health and fitness and enjoys coaching everyone, from the experienced athlete preparing for his or her next competition to a new member who is doing the Fundamentals class for the first time. She wants to help everyone who comes to Endzone reach their fitness goals, no matter how big or small. She wholeheartedly believes that everyone is capable of doing great things - they just have to try.
Dani found CrossFit in 2011 after finishing college and was looking for a change in her fitness routine. Six months into her CrossFit journey, she competed in her first competition and placed in the top 50 out of 100 female athletes. A year later, she began coaching CrossFit classes at Hercules CrossFit, which fueled her passion for helping others make healthy lifestyle changes through fitness.
Outside of the gym, Dani is a licensed Ultrasound Technologist and works full-time at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, CA. On her days off, you can find her training alongside Andrew and taking Thursday lifting class with Coach Nicole.
Nicole Lim, Olympic Lifting Coach (USAW Level 1 Performance Coach)
Nicole is one of the Olympic lifting coaches at CrossFit Endzone. She is a USAW Level 1 Performance Coach and holds a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from Cal State Fullerton. She is a member of the California Strength Olympic Lifting team and is also the Women's Senior Team Captain.
Before weightlifting became her passion, Nicole was a level 10 gymnast and active in CrossFit for several months. Once she made the leap to competitive Olympic Weightlifting, she has consistently finished in the top 10 at the National and American Opens. In 2013, she finished in 4th place at the National Open, and is the former Pacific Weightlifting Association (PWA) record holder in the Snatch, Clean and Jerk, and Total.
Nicole enjoys coaching others in weightlifting and is passionate about people succeeding in their fitness goals. She is extremely approachable, and looks forward to helping others at Endzone become proficient with the barbell.
Outside of the gym, Nicole is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and loves to spoil her two Pit Bulls, Petey and Mamas.