Beejan was born and raised in England before moving out here at age 9 and has lived in Santa Rosa since. Beejan grew up playing competitive soccer and is a die hard Manchester United fan. After completing his first Spartan Race at 285lbs he wanted to know how other athletes trained for it and they all said "Crossfit". He joined a local box and his first WOD was "fight gone bad" and he fell in love with the pain. 6 years later and 50lbs lighter he has found his passion, and hopes to pass this on to community to help them obtain similar goals....a healthier lifestyle.
"We rise by lifting others" - Robert Ingersoll
Director Of Operations
Just over 4 years ago i started my love affair with CrossFit. Since then I've lost over 50lbs but it's what I gained that is so much more important; a lot of really awesome muscles, a healthier relationship with food, confidence, the ability to tackle hobbies like mountain biking and hunting, an athlete mindset, and an amazingly supportive community of people.
I jumped at the opportunity to coach CrossFit because I love seeing people find passion in the sport like I did. The biggest takeaway...if I can do it, so can you!
I've always been an athletic person and grew up playing multiple sports. After high school I stopped playing organized sports and went to the gym to maintain my fitness. After many years of working out in the globo gym I wanted more and I found it in CrossFit. CrossFit Proprius is the first gym I came into and I haven't left. The community and the variation keep me coming back. I've grown immensely as a person and an athlete here and have found a home. I look forward to teaching and learning every day at the gym. I have a passion for CrossFit and love sharing it with others. I do have to be honest though, I do this so I can eat whatever I want, whenever I want. I'm a big foodie and live to indulge. Being fit and healthy is cool too though.
Charles Frampton CF-L2 Trainer
I started CrossFit in 2016 as a way to keep in shape. I fell in love with the sport because of how challenging it is with all the different types of movements. Being part of the CrossFit Community has created life long relationships that I will cherish forever. With my competitive background in gymnastics and cheerleading, CrossFit has been a perfect marriage between weightlifting and gymnastics. I want to be able to help others achieve their fitness goals by creating a friendly and inviting environment.
I started focusing on my physical and mental health back in high school, around 2012-2016. It first started with soccer, then progressed to Muay Thai, and then CrossFit. As a high schooler I didn't know anything regarding CrossFit or Olympic Lifting other than how cool it looked. Fast forward to college and the typical freshman 15, I decided to find a CrossFit gym near Sonoma State and discovered SSA and fell in love with it. CrossFit became my passion and motivation, it became a form of therapy. The coaches and the members helped me grow in the sport as an athlete and an individual and for that I am grateful. Currently I am still learning about counting macros and ways to make a relatively healthier lifestyle for myself, it is all a learning experience for me and will continue to learn alongside the members :)
Rafike is a husband, and father of two. As a teen Rafike attended Hannah Boys Center in Sonoma which is where he developed his passion and mission for helping and mentoring teens facing hard times in life. Rafike is a former US Marine, in the Marines he was a cook, translator, and martial arts instructor. Returning from his tours in Iraq he realized he needed to utilize and leverage his passion for personal growth and mental health with physical fitness and healthy nutrition. Rafike has been a personal trainer and a group fitness instructor of 15 years. He's a volunteer with various nonprofits such as Social Director of Team RWB, a veteran and civilian nonprofit that enriches veterans lives through physical fitness, community service, and social engagements. Rafike is also an instructor for Sonoma County Devil Pups, a leadership and character development program for teens helping teens become better leaders and citizens through physical fitness, community service, leadership development, and much more.
I got into CrossFit in 2020 and immediately fell in love with the competitive nature of the sport as well as the team atmosphere. I’ve been an athlete all my life. I played intercollegiate softball for UC Davis and we won the National Championship in 2003. I’ve always had a hunger for physically challenging endeavors. When I could no longer play competitive softball, I began road cycling. I’ve cycled to the top of Mt Tam, and participated in the Police Unity Tour (PUT) which is an organization that features a 300+ mile long bike ride lasting 4 days. Starting in Newark, NJ, and ending in Washington DC, the PUT raises money for families of police officers who have been killed in the line of duty and honors their service. From softball, to cycling, to CrossFit, I’ve always thrived in a competitive environment and love bettering myself physically.
I have coached softball and now I coach CrossFit. I love being a part of this amazing CrossFit family that I have been lucky enough to find.