David Rakes

Owner and CrossFit Coach
David Rakes


  • CrossFit L1
  • Precision Nutrition L1


A Texas native with an honorable 20-year career in the United States Marine Corps, Dave has been a member of the CrossFit community since 2017. Weightlifting and physical fitness have always been a part of his life, though- whether it’s playing football, baseball and rugby, as a member of the elite unit of Body Bearers in the USMC, or coaching his kids’ softball, volleyball, and basketball teams- he’s always been highly active and passionate about health and wellness.

While stationed in North Carolina, he decided to integrate his normal bodybuilding and weightlifting routines with more functional fitness, landing at CrossFit Carolina Beach. He’s been a newbie, a member, a Coach, and now an owner.  

Dave loves the mental aspect of CrossFit, especially the strain, focus, and strategy of completing a difficult workout. As a Coach, he is motivated by watching members from all skill levels, backgrounds, and experience achieve their fitness goals.

“Let’s Gooooo!”

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