Zachary Pfeil

Zachary Pfeil

Owner, Coach

Back Squat: 425#

Snatch: 235#

Clean & Jerk: 315#

Fun Level: 100%


CrossFit Level 1

About Coach

I began my journey with CrossFit in 2016, but have had a passion for fitness and coaching for most of my life. Growing up a gymnast and a swimmer, I coached both sports for many years. After moving to Minneapolis in 2016 from Ohio, I joined a CrossFit gym in an effort to make friends in the new city - within a year I was doing competitions and getting my L1. In August of 2022, I decided to purchase CrossFit Nordeast in an effort to grow the community into an inclusive and approachable fitness haven for our members.

Turning Point

When I began swimming in middle school, let's just say I wasn't one of the good athletes on the team. I was consistently the last person to finish a race, but I was always willing to try something new. During one meeting, I was swimming the 500M Free and I noticed that there was a BURST of energy from the crowd - as it turns out, I was winning the race. That energy gave me the energy I needed to finish and unlocked something in me moving forward - with the motivation of others around me, I was able to do something I hadn't done previously. I try to bring this energy to my athletes and community every day.

Motivation & Passion

I have a passion for pushing my athletes to do things they didn't think were possible. I love to see the burst of energy in someone's eyes when they unlock a new movement, skill, or weight.

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