Introducing the Reason Fitness Team

Meet the fitness experts ready to help you achieve your fitness goals and your potential.

Our Founder

Peter Randsmith

If you’ve ever browsed the internet looking for workout advice, you know how difficult it is to identify programs that work. Even experienced gym-goers get caught up in workouts that promise massive gains in six weeks or less.

That’s why our gym is so valuable for so many people. Instead of doing the research yourself, we’ve done that part of the work for you. All you need to do is show up and give each workout your all.

Some people get their motivation from slow and steady improvement, while others thrive on competition. No matter what your style, we offer a space where you can see results more quickly than other gym routines, as long as you put in the hard work.

What sets CrossFit apart from other workouts and gyms is that we believe in combining strength with endurance for maximum performance. We want you to get strong and capable and see the difference functional strength can make in your life. You’ll build confidence and learn to persist toward your goals both at the gym and outside it

Our gym combines every aspect of exercise science, ensuring that you get the results you want. We offer proven workouts to build energy and endurance. We combine that with sensible eating plans that help you hit that sweet spot where you lose fat while you gain muscle.

We want our gym to be a thriving like-minded community of fitness enthusiasts that support and encourage each other. We aim to do this by combining individual training with group classes of people at your level and coaches that understand your particular needs and goals.

Our Professional Coaches

Kara Ingersoll

Client Success & Coach

Where are you from - I grew up in Murrysville, PA right outside of Pittsburgh.

Why you coach - I love helping others find their potential. There is no better feeling than helping athletes connect the dots with a movement.

What are your personal philosophies with fitness and nutrition – Keep it simple and have patience, the fitness industry is crowded with quick fixes.

I like to work with people who – Might not see their full potential quite yet.

Outside the gym you’ll find me – In the nearest locally owned coffee shop or exploring new restaurants.

Quote me on it – Come for the fitness, stay for the community (lol)

Favorite workout – Any combo of snatches and burpees

What local food are you crushing and what are you ordering – Summer Rolls, lemongrass beef plate with some chicken spring rolls

What’s a fun fact about yourself people would be surprised to learn – I rode my bicycle across the country!

Certifications & Degrees

CrossFit Level 1

Luke coach at Reason Fitness

Luke Karsana

Head Coach & Program Director

Luke began Crossfit when he first heard about it from an old football friend of his. Once getting to know more and more about it, he had found it value in bettering a person's quality of life, including his own. As an overweight and potential diabetic child Luke knew he would have to make a change in lifestyle and Crossfit fit perfectly with him.

One of his first workouts was “Cindy”-consisting of pull-ups, pushups, and air squats. After struggling to get through the simple workout, it helped define where his level of fitness stood and wanted to improve it from then on. Luke has a heart for Crossfit and its values through community and is currently attending Azusa Pacific University to complete his B.S. in Applied Exercise Science.

Certifications & Degrees

BS in Applied Kinesiology, Azusa Pacific CrossFit Level 2 Coach CrossFit Aerobic Capacity Course CrossFit Gymnastics CPR/AED Certified Anthony Pomponio Weightlifting Seminar, 2015 2017 StrongFit Principles of Movement

Drew coach at Reason Fitness

Drew Hernandez

Pillar Coach & General Management

Andrew was born the youngest of 3. Being the smallest pushed him to be competitive and athletic. At a young age, he began playing soccer when he could barely even walk. From AYSO programs to travel ball, Andrew played soccer all the way through high school.

Along the way, he fell in love with volleyball and began to play for his high school as well as a club team at St. Jon Bosco. Andrew currently pursuing a degree in Kinesiology and plays collegiate soccer. In November 2016, Andrew found CrossFit and has been hooked ever since. He received his Level 1 in early 2017. Andrew hopes to bring change, optimism and kindness into people’s lives. Andrew is driven by not only his competitive nature but a drive to help people around him pursue and execute their goals and aspirations.

Certifications & Degrees

Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified CrossFit Level 1 Trainer CrossFit Scaling Course CrossFit Judges Course First Aid & CPR/AED Certified

Beth coach at Reason Fitness

Beth Chan

Coach & DPT Candidate

Where are you from: SF Bay Area Why you Coach: As a lifelong athlete and social butterfly, my passion is inspiring people to move well and together. CrossFit incorporates those things in such an elegant, effective way. How long you've been Coaching: 7 years (since 2014)

What is your coaching style: Leslie Knope mixed with Hermoine mixed with Mr. Miyagi What are your personal philosophies with fitness and nutrition?Liquid, gradual adaptability is important. Don’t rattle your way into health practices like a wooden block. Flow into them.”Be Water, My Friend…You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup.You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle.You put it into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.Now water can flow or it can crash.Be water, my friend.”- Bruce Lee Favorite workout: anything that has copious amounts of gymnastics What local food are you crushing and what are you ordering? I don’t crush food, but I really like Mediterranean food. Check out Mediterranean Cafe in Pasadena on Lake Ave. What’s a fun fact about yourself people would be surprised to learn? I hate seafood

Certifications & Degrees

B.A. in Communication Studies CrossFit Level 1 Trainer CrossFit Level 2 Trainer CPR/AED Anthony Pomponio Weightlifting Seminar, 2015 Crossfit Anatomy Course Nicole Zapoli Gymnastics Workshop

Ismael coach at Reason Fitness

Ismael Garcia

Story Teller

Ismael (ish for short) born and raised in EAST LA, I'm the youngest of 3 brothers. Fitness is important to me because it's given me confidence in myself. Growing up I was always the chubby kid that got picked last for any sport. When I got to my heaviest weight I decided to make a change for myself I wanted to feel good look good and above all feel healthy.

It’s been a long road of learning and still learning till this day. I’ve put in countless hours to make the change and has made me the person I am today. I am proud to refer to myself as an athlete something I never associated with myself. I love helping others and pushing them to do the hard work because I know the struggle, I’ve always been humble being on both sides of this journey so I’m always willing to help anyone and everyone to my best ability. Along the way I picked up on photography after a friend of mine gave me the push by simply telling me “you have a great eye for this” and that’s what pushed me to invest in this hobby over the years it’s definitely grown into a passion that has kept my mind busy wanting to learn more and more and share with everyone my vision of what I see. I love to capture the raw effort and moment of an athlete to display the hard work that one cannot see when going through it. The best joy I get out of it is the reaction to my work the wow’s and oohs and smiles make it all worth it.

Tim Chan

Team Series, Open Director & Coach

Growing up in suburban Orange County, Tim spent half his time in the water either surfing or swimming. When he joined the US Army in 2010, he realized that he had a huge deficit in his strength, highlighted by the amount of physical training he was doing in the Army.

While searching for a program that would help him fix his weaknesses, a friend suggested doing the “Filthy Fifty” at the local globo gym. While recovering, he realized that Crossfit would help him become a better Soldier and athlete. Since then, Tim has halved his “Filthy” time and nearly tripled in strength. In his spare time, Tim still loves catching waves, or eating pints of Ben and Jerries’ Cherries Garcia.

Certifications & Degrees

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
CPR/AED Certified
Ma Strength, Weightlifting Clinic on Chinese Methodology
Anthony Pomponio Weightlifting Seminar, 2015

Edward coach at Reason Fitness

Edward Masuda

Coach

Hi, my name is Edward Masuda. I am from El Monte CA and graduating from Arcadia high in 2017. I am currently a fourth year undergraduate student at the University of La Verne studying Kinesiology with a focus on Strength and Conditioning.

I grew up playing sports my whole life, primarily football when I got to high school and was given the opportunity to play at the collegiate level at La Verne my freshman year. I got really into powerlifting when I was in high school then my senior year I met Eric and Luke as my strength and conditioning coaches who introduced me to CrossFit and Olympic lifting. Since then I’ve been hooked on learning and understanding how the body works and how it can improve. Fitness is important to me because it helps improve your quality of life. For me personally after working out I have so much more energy and I have a happier mood. I am able to feel good and move well.

Eric coach at Reason Fitness

Eric Freedom

Founder

I love what I get to do every day. I find CrossFit to be an incredible framework for constant self-improvement. It's written in its culture. As we seek to not only change what our bodies look like and push ourselves to levels we never thought attainable, we actually begin the journey of mastery.

Here’s the thing: not everyone has the talent to be a professional athlete. I learned that first hand as my obsession with training grew. However, everyone has the potential to be a top performer relative to their individual goals. CrossFit has created a canvas that allows us to create, experiment, and even make mistakes. I love to be able to take what I am continually learning and help people chase their goals and realize their capabilities.I have trained collegiate and high school athletes, project managers, lawyers, teachers, law enforcers, and soccer moms. They all show up for various reasons: to look better, to feel better, to have more energy, etc. We are all essentially chasing self-improvement. I have also put in the hours and chipped away to become a mediocre athlete after starting off as a very terrible one. My pursuit of excellence is never-ending, and I want to work with those that are willing to work towards the same.

Certifications & Degrees
BS in Kinesiology, Biola University
Arcadia Head Strength & Conditioning Coach 2016-2019
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
CrossFit Mobility Trainer
CrossFit Strongman Trainer
CrossFit Scaling Course
CrossFit Sport Specific Training
CrossFit Football Course
CrossFit Aerobic Capacity Course
Former Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
NSCA Former
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Former NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
Former NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
Former Fitness Trainer, International Sports & Science Association
Former Member, American Council of Sports Medicine
USAW Level 1 Sports Performance
CPR, American Heart Association
CrossFit Judges Course

Continuing Education/Seminars
Outlaw Training Camp,
013 Flywheel Course (OPEX)
Gray Cook Functional Movement Screen/Selective
Functional Movement Assessment Seminar
Wu Chuanfu “Art of Power” Chinese Weightlifting Methods
2014 Ma Strength Chinese Weightlifting Seminar
2015 Anthony Pomponio Weightlifting Seminar
2017 StrongFit Principles of Movement
2018 BirthFit Coach Seminar – specialized training for prenatal/postpartum mothers
2022 NextJump Level 1 Master Coach

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