Anthony DeJager – Owner/Head Coach

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Anthony and Jen decided to open CrossFit Merced because they want to get people fit and deliver CrossFit to the community.  They started CrossFitting in their garage in 2010.  They believe that functional fitness is a lifestyle that can make you better in all aspects of your life.  They have a son, Luke, and a daughter, Payton, who make them proud every day.

Anthony believes that in life, you get out what you put in.  He believes the same about CrossFit – Hard work delivers results.  He is adamant about perfecting movement patterns in himself and in his clients because an athlete’s capacity ceiling is primarily impacted by the quality of their movement.

Anthony has a background in Strength and Conditioning programs during his time playing college football at Azusa Pacific University.  Though kettlebells are dear to Anthony’s heart, the Olympic Barbell is his favorite fitness tool.  Aside from being the head coach at CrossFit Merced, he is currently an attorney at Berliner Cohen here in town.  When he’s not at the gym or school, Anthony prefers to spend his time at home with his family and dogs.

Anthony is an L-1 and L-2 Certified CrossFit Trainer.  He has attended the “CrossFit Coaches Prep Course,” “Outlaw Training Camp,” “Paoli Freestyle Gymnastics Course,” and many other instructional seminars.  Anthony is also a USAW certified Olympic weightlifting instructor.

Anthony’s competitive CrossFit accomplishments include:
2011 FTF affiliate challenge – 4th place.
2011 Amazing Grace (Parabellum) – 1st place.
2011 Haiti Decathlon (Combat Fitness) – 1st place.
2012 CrossFit Open – 42nd place in region.
2012 CrossFit Games NorCal Regional – 21st place.
2012 FTF affiliate challenge – 2nd place.
2012 Karen Meets Grace (Parabellum) – 1st place.
2012 Haiti Decathlon (Combat Fitness) – 1st place.
2013 CrossFit Open – 43rd place in region.
2013 CrossFit Games NorCal Regional – 34th place.
2013 Tomato WOD Massacre (Los Banos) – 1st place
2014 Moxie Madness – Fresno – 2nd Place


Matt Davis – Owner/Coach

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Matt Davis is a L-1 and L-2 Certified CrossFit trainer.  After graduating from Fresno State with his bachelor’s degree in English Literature, Matt moved back to Merced and began teaching and coaching baseball at Le Grand High School, where he worked for 4 years before moving into ministry. Although he has always been active and involved in sports, he says his passion for overall, functional fitness didn’t come alive until discovering CrossFit in late 2010.  Over the last 2 years especially, he has fallen in love with the barbell, and geeks out on watching people hit PR’s in the snatch and clean and jerk.

Outside of CrossFit, Matt loves to longboard, snowboard, wakeboard, wake surf, hike, and play guitar. Matt is married to his best friend Maya, and together they have 4 kids; Isaiah, Joshua, Carina, and Sophia. Although CrossFit is one of his passions, he admits his faith in Jesus Christ and his family come before anything else in life.


Harley Hermosillo


Husband, father, lover of life and people. Levels 1 and 2 CrossFit certifications.  Says Harley: “CrossFit Merced changed the way I approached fitness and in many ways enhances the quality of my life.  Being one of the first 5 members at CFM has allowed me to grow as an athlete and a coach!  Being coachable doesn’t stop when you become a coach, as a matter of fact it’s a more important trait once you start!  I love the community of Crossfit, I love the challenges is brings, and most of all I love what you learn about yourself!  I’m a blessed person who gets to share that with the CFM community!  About me: in my spare time I have a full time job as a Hair studio owner (hUE) and Stylist in downtown Merced. I also have an amazing wife, Merideth,  and 5 children that keep me grounded and loved!  Basically I’m just Livin the Dream!”

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