Kenneth S Urakawa, MS CSCS
Ken is a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer and is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. His approach to strength and conditioning is to address weaknesses and deficiencies, and then to develop a range of physical capacities.
Ken graduated from Butler University, in Indianapolis, Indiana, and received his M.S. degree from Arizona State University in Exercise Science, with a concentration in Sport Psychology. He played soccer at the Collegiate and Semi-Pro level and continues to compete in Olympic Weightlifting meets.
Meghan is a lifelong athlete who grew up in Gilbert, AZ. She attended Highland High School, lettering in both Women’s Soccer and Football. She continued her soccer career at the Collegiate Level, playing at the University of Redlands where she also earned a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.B.A.
Meghan started CrossFit in 2008, and has been hooked ever since. She has also developed a passion for distance running, competing in several Marathons and Half-Marathons each year. She recognizes the benefits of a varied Strength and Conditioning program, and has seen the results in her own performances.
Meghan is a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer and is also certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Steven Coe, MS
Steven is a Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach and a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. He recently completed his MS at University of Edinburgh and plans to pursue his PhD.
He started training CrossFit in 2008 and brings over eight years of experience in Western Boxing and Muay Thai to CrossFit Southwest, and is currently training in Capoeira. Steven speaks French, and is studying Spanish and Portuguese (and he’s working on his Salsa and Samba moves, too).
Matthew DiDonato, PhD
Matt’s primary occupation is as a Post-doctoral Fellow at Arizona State University in the School of Social and Family Dynamics. He is also passionate about fitness and health. As a high school athlete, Matt competed at the state and national level in swimming, and as a Freshman in college played water polo for Penn State University.
Matt has been a member of CFSW since January 2007 and has been an instructor since May 2012. For a time Matt competed in CrossFit competitions, most recently placing 14th at the Southwest Regional Competition of the 2011 CrossFit Games. He currently competes in Olympic Weightlifting.