Dan Miller (Owner)
Dan Miller (CF Level 1, NASM, CPT, CF Oly, Nutrition, Mobility, SealFit Level 1) is CEO of DFM Fitness, LLC and founder of CrossFit 2120 in Del Mar, California. He provides personal training and group CrossFit training for both sport-specific objectives and general physical preparedness. Dan’s high standards are reflected in a safe, supportive, and clean gym environment and in a passion for helping athletes realize their potential.
Dan was a competitive mogul skier back when neon was cool the first time. His drive to improve his performance, and to help others improve theirs, led to training and coaching. This journey brought him to CrossFit in 2005, when he became a certified coach. By 2007, Dan had become the head trainer at U.S. CrossFit in Encinitas, CA. In 2012, he opened CrossFit 2120, which grew to over 100 members in under a year. Dan also coaches SEALFIT Kokoro Camp, a 50-hour crucible training experience.
Dan’s approach to training mixes tough-love and humor and has proved successful for local military, first responders, moms & dads, teen athletes, grandparents, college students, Olympians, and professional athletes. He takes great pride in the community’s camaraderie and dedication and knows that anyone with the courage to start and the persistence to continue will find improved health and a new love of fitness.
Dan is originally from Michigan and is a die-hard Redwings fan. He lives with his wife Nikki (aka Squirrel), a physical therapist/biomechanics specialist and owner of Movement Performance San Diego, and their adorable daughter Scarlett (aka Munchie) in North County, San Diego. When not coaching, Dan can be found surfing, enjoying daddy-time with his daughters Scarlett and Andi, or manning the grill at a 2120 cookout.
“Relax. None of this will kill you.”
(CF Level 1, Coaches Prep, Mobility, First Aid, SealFit level 1) enjoyed a career as a sponsored snowboarder in the 90’s before getting too old, and is committed to keeping his body in tune so he can continue enjoying the ocean and mountains. He believes CrossFit is THE best way to better oneself physically and mentally, and to enjoy all the activities that life has to offer. Sean likes seeing his athletes progress; he pushes them to challenge themselves to see what they are capable of.
“Self-belief can accomplish anything.”
(CF Level 1, Football, Oly, Gymnastics, Coaches Prep, Mobility) was overweight for “the first 18 years of my life.” Alan found CrossFit and went from 274 lbs to 183 lbs in a year. Since then, he has been a firm believer that with the right people and right attitude, anyone can accomplish anything. Alan continues to work everyday to stay in shape, and understands the hardship, changes and challenges that have to be made in order to achieve one’s goals and dreams.
“Technique and repetition yield true strength.”
(CF Level 1, Oly Level 1 & Advanced, Powerlifting, Strongman, and USAW Performance Coach) found Crossfit in 2011 and it opened his eyes to a new way of thinking for fitness. He believes that Crossfit works for anything from running a 5k to heavy lifting. When not coaching, he works with the elderly and adolescents to improve their lives through fitness. Audi also competes as a powerlifter and Olympic weightlifter.
“What is your deepest fear?”
(CF Level 1), Mike moved across the country to California to pursue a career in CrossFit as a coach and competitor. Mike has played sports his whole life and loves competition. This led him to play Division I collegiate football and semi-professionally after college. Mike found CrossFit in 2014 after his college football team used CrossFit as their offseason training program. He saw the amazing benefits it produced and now he hopes to share his knowledge and experiences to as many people as possible!
“These go to 11.”
(CF Level 1) has been doing CrossFit for over five years. A proud graduate of SealFit Kokoro Camp 12, he started on a journey to understand how CrossFit can be used as a tool to improve everyday life. Bobby got his start in coaching by apprenticing under coach Dan Miller. Bobby’s enthusiasm for the sport is a perfect fit for the 2120 box. He notes that CrossFit has completely transformed his life for the better, and he cannot wait to see how it changes yours.