Chappie Hunter

Chappie Hunter

Head Coach


Born in 1972 I am a San Diego native and a 25 year veteran of the San Diego Police Department. During these years I worked as a uniformed patrol officer while holding colateral duties in Field Training, SWAT Team and SWAT Sniper Team. In 2007 I was promoted to Detective and currently work in our Investigations Bureau.

In 2009 I began my study of CrossFit. In 2013 I became a CrossFit Level I trainer and opened my own personal gym inside my garage. I started small by training my wife, Arlene, and her two friends. Within eight months I had fifteen clients. Today we are capped at forty-five!

On Father’s Day 2013 I was riding my motorcycle home from a CrossFit style competition. One mile from my house a young driver of a car turned directly in front of my path. A split second later my life changed forever…I instantly lost my leg below the knee. Just twenty-one days after the accident, I was back doing CrossFit on one leg. I have trained relentlessly and adapted to all the movements of CrossFit with and without the use of my prosthetic. I could not have accomplished this without the support of my family, the CrossFit community and most assertedly the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Therefore, I have dedicated my gym to Adaptive Athletes whom I consider to be nothing less than warriors.

At Alpine Ranch CrossFit, regardless of any ailment, you are not disabled or handicap. You are an ATHLETE overcoming a setback and a champion in our hearts and mind. Adaptive athletes provide the next level of inspiration to everyone around them and I hope you as well.

As the owner and lead coach here at Alpine Ranch CrossFit I am dedicated to providing the best training to each person’s individual fitness level. You will never be forced to go beyond your limits. However, you can rest assure, I will push you to your limits. Are you ready to get after it?

  • Owner / Lead Coach @ Alpine Ranch CrossFit
  • CrossFit Level I Trainer
  • CrossFit Level II Trainer
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Law Enforcement Application
  • CrossFit Scaling Course
  • Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance Member
  • The Brand X Method Kids & Teens Barbell
  • CPR / AED Certified


Contact us today and get a free one week trial at Alpine Ranch CrossFit.