Paul Flores: CrossFit Level 2 Certified Trainer, NSCA Member, Olympic Weightlifting Certified

 Paul is the owner of CrossFit East County, known for the last 7 years as La Mesa Workout.  Paul was led to open CrossFit East County based on his personal search for the most cutting edge training program that would help develop his own athletic performance. The energetic, positive environment he has built in CrossFit East County has made it one of SanDiego’s favorite fitness facilities. Paul has a unique ability to pull the most out of his clients to help them  make the most out of every training session. He leaves nothing to chance, ensuring his clients are reaching their CrossFit goals in the quickest, safest way possible.

 Paul was raised in the East County. He graduated from Granite Hills High School, where he played football, wrestled and played baseball. He continued his athletic career at Grossmont Jr. College, where he was a starter and defensive team captain at the linebacker position. He attended San Diego State and studied physical education.
Paul has so embraced CrossFit as a competitive outlet, he placed 3rd in the Masters Division at the 2010 CrossFit Games in Carson, CA. This experience has given his coaching a new dimension. It has allowed for him to use this high level competition as a launching pad for his clients, who have an interest in preparing for the CrossFitGames, an experienced coach to rely on for their programming, nutrition and motivational needs. This experience is also readily available to clients of all fitness levels.
His interests include family time with his wife Tina, his children, McKenna, Sydney, Trevor, Sami, Amber and his dogs Daisy and Duke, playing guitar, bike riding, golf and an occasional triathlon. Paul’s true passion is instructing, educating and inspiring people to never accept anything but the best that life has in store. 

Grace: 3:12
Jackie: 7:26
Helen: 8:48
Linda: 24:11
Cindy: 23 Rounds

Snatch: 160#
Deadlift: 405#

Clean & Jerk: 220#
Back Squat: 335#

Favorite Lift: Snatch
Least Favorite Lift: Press
Favorite W/O: Anything Heavy
Least Favorite W/O: Anything with Wall Ball


Lisa Barbara: Bachelor of Science, Point Park University, CSCS® National Strength and Conditioning Association, Level 2 CrossFit Certified Trainer, CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Certified, CrossFit Nutrition, CrossFit Basic Barbell Certified

Lisa is a Level 2 CrossFit Instructor and an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Lisa graduated Summa Cum Laude from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA with a B.S. in Mortuary Science and spent several 
years as a Funeral Director before becoming a stay at home mother of two boys. In the summer of 2005, Lisa channeled her lifelong passion for competition sports, gymnastics, running & weightlifting into working as a personal trainer with Paul Flores at La Mesa Workout.


About two years later Paul discovered CrossFit and Lisa has been hooked on the Kool-Aid ever since, becoming Level 1 certified in December 2007, and Level 2 in March 2008.  When Lisa is not CrossFitting or training clients she enjoys spending time with her husband, Pete, their two boys, and their many cats.

Fran: 4:35
Nancy: 15:59
Nasty Girls: 13:42
Badger: 28:32
Daniel: 18:38
Kelly: 23:46
Elizabeth: 11:30
Barbara: 22:40
Angie: 18:33
Helen: 9:19
Cindy: 17 Rounds
100 Burgener Burpees: 7:50

Deadlift: 245#
Back Squat: 190#
Front Squat; 145#
Clean & Jerk: 121#
Snatch: 95#

Favorite W/O: Badger or Daniel
Least Favorite W/O: Anything with Dips
Favorite Lift: Deadlift
Least Favorite Lift: Press


Jason Nanetti – NASM Certified Personal Trainer, EMT/CPR Certified CrossFit Level 1 Certified


Jason has a B.S. Degree in Kinesiology from San Diego State University. With over 15 years of training and management experience, he enjoys working with a diverse population of orthopedic considerations. Once a former ocean lifeguard for eight years, Jason enjoys all aquatic activities.  In his free time he competes in multi-sport racing, enjoys yard work, camping and hiking with his wife.  Jason is a CrossFit Level One Certified Trainer.
“Love life, play hard, and work easy.”


 Teshina DeBoer: CSCS, CrossFit Level 1 Certified, B.S. in Exercise Science, Masters in Exercise Physiology

Teshina is a Level 1 CrossFit instructor and an NSCA Certified Strentgh and Conditioning Specialist.  She graduated from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT with a B.S. in Exercise Science and obtained a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology at San Diego State University.  Teshina participated in sports such as swimming and volleyball, although she found a tru passion for fitness attending group exercise classes.  She taught group fitness classes such as conditioning and indoor cycling for over 10 years.  Teshina taught group fitness classes at the Aztec Recreation Center, as well as weight training classes as a one-unit course for SDSU students.  Teshina met Paul in 2006 and further developed her passion for fitness by personal training and becoming CrossFit certified.  She is committed to helping her clients realize their true potentials and achieve their fitness goals.  Teshina competed in the 2010 San Diego/Arizona CrossFit Sectionals where she placed 2nd overall.  In addition to CrossFit, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Dusty, as well as with her family and friends.

Grace: 2:54
Isabel: 3:16
Nancy 13:14
Fran 4:48
Helen 9:54
FGB: 341

Overhead Squat: 173#
Deadlift: 290#
Clean & Jerk 163#
Back Squat 270#

Favorite Lift: Overhead Squat
Least Favorite Lift: Press
Favorite W/O: Nancy and anything heavy
Least Favorite W/O: Anything with Muscle-Ups

Julia Cruz Fallica: B.A. English, M.A. Educational Leadership,Bilingual Teaching Credential,
CrossFit Level 1 Certified
, Yoga Instructor


Julia joined the CFEC family as a client in early 2008.  Within a week she was hooked by the unpredictable, high-intensity workouts and the skill and encouragement of her trainers.  She soon became addicted and began to speak strangely (What’s your FRAN time?), spent hours watching CrossFit videos on “YouTube”, and started showing off her calloused hands. When Paul asked her to join the CFEC coaching staff,  she was eager and honored to become part of such a fantastic team.
Julia brings with her 21 years of dedicated yoga practice. For the last 9 years she has focused on Ashtanga Yoga, a vigorous and physically demanding form of the practice. Julia also has 15 years of elementary school teaching experience. She currently teaches fourth-grade and kids’ yoga classes at Warren-Walker School in La Mesa.

Julia blends her outgoing personality, her sense of humor, her drive and her teaching skills into to her coaching. She is dedicated to life-long learning and fitness. It is her goal to inspire clients of all ages, experience and ability levels to do their best and then do a little bit more. She leads by example, managing a busy work schedule and home life while still fitting in her regular workouts. Her husband and 3 children can all be seen at CFEC, enjoying the family atmosphere and demonstrating that CrossFit is accessible to everyone.

Julia’s mottos:  “To rise above mediocrity, you must not be afraid to fail.”  And, “Whoops!”

Jeremy 4:15
Helen 11:55
Michael 29:39
Annie 12:46
Murph 54:10
Grace 8:16
Cindy 16 rds
Chief 20 rds
Back Squat: 170#
Dead Lift: 215#
Snatch: 75#
Clean: 138#
Push Jerk: 105#
Overhead Squat: 88#
Favorite lift: Clean
Favorite move: headstand, toes to bar
Achille’s Heel: muscle-up