We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.

Steve Belmonte

Owner & Master Coach

As a CrossFit instructor and personal trainer, Steve helps people understand the greater connection between activities performed in the gym and their real-world counterparts. Steve is available for 1-on-1 or small group training, including: Rowing Lessons, Kettlebell Instruction and Olympic Lifting Instruction. Steve also enjoys writing individualized programming for athletes looking to make specific gains.


  • Certifications: Bachelor’s Degree in English
  • ASFA Personal Training Certification
  • AFAA Personal Training Certification
  • KBC Kettlebell Instructor Certification
  • CrossFit Level 1 & 2 Trainer Certificate
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer Certificate
  • CrossFit C2 Rowing Coach Certificate
  • CrossFit Aerobic Capacity Certificate
  • CrossFit Anatomy Certificate
  • CrossFit Judges Course 2021
  • Pendlay Olympic Weightlifting Level 1 & 2 Coach Certification
  • USAW Olympic Weightlifting Level 1 Coach Certification
  • USAW Program Design Certification
  • OPT/OPEX Level 1 Movement Assessment Coaching Certification
  • OPT/ OPEX Program Design
  • Training Think Tank Athlete Camp and Coaches Seminar

Email me: steve@PhoenixRisingSF.com

Kerrie Starkey

Owner & Master Coach

Kerrie has worked in the field for many years as a group coach as well as a one-on-one personal trainer. She specializes in mixed level adults, but also has experience in training middle school, high school and college athletes. Kerrie has an active lifestyle and enjoys passing that on to others. She has always had a strong passion for exercise and fitness and enjoys helping others achieve their goals. Kerrie makes it her goal to help others learn and implement correct movement techniques to create stronger/faster athletes and individuals. She takes pride in seeing progress with those that she trains and shows enthusiasm to motivate all clients of all ages and levels of training.


  • CrossFit Level 1
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • TRX Certified
  • PROnatal Pre/Postnatal Performance Training Specialist
  • B.S. in Exercise Science

Email me: kerrie@PhoenixRisingSF.com

Lauren Belmonte

Lauren Belmonte


Lauren has worked in the banking industry for nearly 20 years. She has a bachelor’s in Business Administration and a minor in Criminal Justice. She has extensive experience encompassing audits, analysis, investigations, and regulatory compliance within an industrious banking environment. Lauren will be providing administrative, financial, and any other business support as needed. She is also the keeper of all important business documents and ensuring compliance.

Email me: lauren@phoenixrisingsf.com

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Testimonials Quote

I’ve had the privilege of being a part of the PRSF family for 7 years now and I can’t imagine my life without the coaches and members. PRSF isn’t just a gym – it’s a community of your biggest supporters. The coaches foster a sense of belonging from day 1 and everyone encourages you to be your best self both in and out of the gym. Every workout is challenging but also catered to each individual’s needs to ensure a safe environment. I can’t thank PRSF enough for everything they have done for me, and I can’t recommend them enough!!

- Krista Girelli

Classes are always challenging but scalable and with enough variation that you never get bored.  I also do 1 on 1’s with Kerrie and working with her has been amazing. She’s helped me both work on weaknesses and with specific sport-related goals.  All in all, I can’t say enough good things about PRSF or the coaches and highly recommend them.

- Amy Kasden

I would follow Kerrie, Steve across town (if necessary) to train with them. Whether it is on Zoom or in person, their energy and work ethic is infectious. At every workout, I know my body will be challenged safely and I’ll finish feeling better than when I started. They have helped me rehab several back injuries and come back stronger and more functional. I cannot thank them enough and feel so fortunate to have found them.

- Sara Strand
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