Meet
Team Power Monkey

elite coaches committed to high-quality fitness education for all

Led by decorated athletes Dave Durante and Mike Cerbus, Team Power Monkey coaches represent some of the world's most elite experts in their respective sports.

Power Monkey Fitness coaches are dedicated to bringing their expertise to anyone who wants to learn. You can train with our coaches at our worldwide Clinics, spend a week learning with them at Power Monkey Camp, or train with our signature Monkey Method® Programs.

Power Monkey Team Captain

Dave Durante

Power monkey co-founder

Shane Geraghty

director of the monkey method® app

Colin Geraghty

director of clinics

Mike Cerbus

Team Power Monkey Coaches

Olympian. National Medalist. Former Cirque du Soleil Artist. Professional Triathlete. Ironman Champion. Physical Therapy Doctorate. These are just a few of the credentials held by our all-star coaching staff. Our coaches have dedicated their lives to their field of expertise and bring their passion and depth of knowledge to fitness enthusiasts around the world.

Chad Vaughn

Chad is a renowned Olympic Weightlifter. He is a 2-time Olympian, 8-time National Champion, and the American Record Holder in the Clean and Jerk in that sport. This type of Weightlifting is a proven foundation when developing overall athletic ability and is a tool that is utilized throughout CrossFit. With more than 15 years of utilizing and application of elite level training programs, Chad shares this knowledge with top level competitors all over the world.

Chris Hinshaw

Chris is the owner and founder of Aerobic Capacity and is widely considered one of the top endurance coaches in the world.  Chris is a former All American swimmer and an experienced professional triathlete with 10 Ironman finishes. His top international finishes include a 2nd place overall finish at the Hawaiian Ironman World Championships, 2nd place overall finish at the Ironman World Championships in Canada, and a 1st place overall finish at Ironman Brazil. He has successfully coached 28 CrossFit Games Champions since 2013.

Vanessa McCoy

Vanessa McCoy competed in Olympic Weightlifting for over 10 years. In that time, she won the USA Weightlifting National Championships, American Open, and the National University Championships. She also holds medals in international competition at the World University Championships, and most recently won a bronze medal in the Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Team USA. She was a competitive gymnast in her youth, and has been coaching gymnastics for the past 15 years. 

Dan Pope

Dan is a Doctor of physical therapy and board certified orthopedic clinical specialist. He has an enormous passion for fitness, rehabilitation and optimizing human performance. Not only does Dan treat athletes on a regular basis but he's been coaching and training athletes for the past 14 years as well. Dan is an accomplished athlete having competed as a division 1 pole vaulter in college, won a national champion in the sport of strongman and competed at the CrossFit regionals twice in the past. Dan works with all people ranging from the beginner up to the professional and CrossFit games level athlete. Dan is also the CEO of Fitness Pain Free where he helps athletes of all levels get out of pain and back to the training they love. 

Sadie Durante

Sadie Durante is a partner in Power Monkey Fitness and is on Team Power Monkey as a gymnastics and flexibility coach.  Sadie is an aerialist and dancer, trained in a diverse range of acrobatic disciplines. She is a graduate of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Fordham University’s BFA program. She performed in the critically acclaimed Venice Biennale in Italy, and has toured with various performance and circus companies. For a number of years, Sadie coached gymnastics and CrossFit at Solace New York and aerial fitness at Body & Pole in New York City. She is the creator of the Ring Thing Class.

Kevin Montoya

Kevin is a 3x CrossFit Games team competitor and has been a fitness coach and advisor since 2003. He is a CrossFit Level 3 Coach (CCFT) and holds 17 other CrossFit and/or fitness Certifications.  He has taught fitness seminars in over 20 countries.

Kevin is a Colorado native and is head coach at Intensity Park Meadows and is a lead gymnastics coach for Power Monkey.

Shane deFrietas

Shane is a 1996 Olympic gymnasts from Barbados. He is a multi-sport competitor with multi-sport coaching experience. He created the Parallel Bar skill, the "de Freitas" and is a two time NCAA All American (High Bar).  He is a 4 time Artistic Gymnastics World Championships Competitor.  Competed with the LA Reign, GRID team.  He holds FIG Gymnastics and other sport coaching certifications. He coaches at OOA Gymnastics, J.O. coach with Owner/Wife and 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist Mohini Bhardwaj de Freitas. 

Mike Molloy

Along with an education in science, Mike developed a knowledge of how to use nutrition and physical training to create health, longevity and human performance. He's always had a natural interest in learning how to cultivate health and performance. Over the course of his career, he's studied regenerative muscle biology, biochemistry and I completed my PhD in Immunology & Microbiology. This career path has given him a unique perspective on health/nutrition and how to improve both for performance. Since 2008, he's been working with people on optimizing their nutrition and lifestyles for maximal performance.

Rupert Egan

 Rupert has been involved in the sport of gymnastics since he was 10 years old. As a competitor, he was a Regional Champion and multiple Junior Olympic National Championships qualifier. Rupert then competed for The College of William and Mary's division 1 Men’s gymnastics team. In addition to his gymnastics background, he also has experience in research science, and strength and conditioning. He is a Power Monkey lead gymnastics coach. 

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