Coaches & Training
C.J. Martin, Owner and Coach of CrossFit Invictus
C.J. Martin is a Level 2 CrossFit instructor, USAW Club Coach and former member of the CrossFit HQ training team. C.J. began coaching because he passionately believes in the life-changing benefits of functional fitness.His goal as a fitness coach is to inspire individuals to make long-term lifestyle changes, and he has found that CrossFit’s scalable intensity and commitment to functional movement makes it the perfect program for individuals of all ages and abilities. C.J. believes that the psychology of sport and fitness training plays a vital role in the success of any program. He fosters a positive training environment to help clients overcome self-doubt or perceived limitations to achieve their full potential. C.J. also specializes in helping athletes prepare for the CrossFit Games, coaching both teams and individuals at Invictus as well as athletes across the United States and United Kingdom through online coaching and program design. C.J. enjoyed five years as a successful litigator at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP before dedicating his full attention to helping others achieve their fitness goals. His practice focused on securities fraud and complex commercial litigation. He is also co-founder of Kids Helping Kids, a non-profit organization that has raised nearly $4 million for neo-natal intensive care and pediatric units throughout Oregon, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors of San Diego Youth Services.
Nichole Kribs, Masters Programming Coach of CrossFit Invictus
Nichole holds a number of CrossFit coaching certifications, including participating in the OPT CCP Certification Program. She has been a part of the CrossFit community since it’s beginning and has years of experience working with a wide variety of individuals. After earning her B.S. in Health Studies: Physical Activity & Exercise at Portland State University, she returned to the San Diego area and began working with a Charter School through Invictus. Nichole now spends her time working with Invictus Athlete, helping athletes from all over the world develop their full potential. Nichole is an accomplished fitness professional with experience in managing and leading group, individual, and youth fitness programs. She has currently been working with Masters athletes from all over the world and has helped many of them reach their athletic goals, including qualifying many for the CrossFit Games. She has the uncanny ability to motivate diverse groups and to implement healthy and productive changes. Nichole won 3rd place in the inaugural CrossFit Games in 2007 and has helped lead Team Invictus to the CrossFit Games every year since.
Nicole Abbott, Remote Training Partner
Nichole is my remote training partner and more importantly, best friend. She ranked 5th in the World in 2018, 6th in 2019, and is the 2023 NoBull CrossFit Games 2nd place finisher.
Dr. Colleen Hacker, my collegiate soccer Coach and Friend
I would be remiss to not include my college soccer Coach Colleen Hacker. Few people have had more impact upon my life than Colleen! I had the privilege and honor to play in 4 National Championship soccer matches, winning 2, while being a part of her teams. Colleen taught me my mental game ... to "Believe and Achieve".