Dan Arata, Coach
With a lifelong love of sports and activity, Dan discovered CrossFit in 2010 and never looked back. He became a Level 1 CrossFit trainer in April 2012 and has completed an additional certification in Olympic Lifting.
Dan has been involved in athletics his entire life. He lettered in basketball, baseball, and cross country in high school. He regularly runs half marathons, and can often be found practicing Olympic lifts in his driveway. He discovered his love of coaching when he became a PSIA AASI Level 1 Snowboard Instructor and coached individuals of all abilities for two winters.
Dan holds a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Santa Clara University and works in IT for a medical device company.
In his spare time, he can be found snowboarding, backpacking, fly fishing, or playing softball. Dan enjoys hanging out with his wife Sandi, his daughter Mia (future CrossFit games competitor), and his dog Ernie. He is the San Francisco Giant's biggest fan, and a steak-grilling aficionado.