George Fairley

Owner and Coach - Some Spanish
George Fairley


  • CrossFit Levels 1 & 2
  • CrossFit Kettlebell
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • CrossFit Strongman
  • USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
  • USA Weightlifting Advanced Sports Performance Coach
  • Poliquin’s PICP Levels 1 & 2
  • Strength Coach certification
  • NASM – National Academy of Sports Medicine (2011 exp)
  • StrongFirst Body Weight Certified (SFB)
  • 2022 StrongFirst Beast Tamer


A year after the birth of our daughter, my wife and I decided to move from Chicago to Phoenix be closer to my wife’s family. Finding Octane has been one of the best things that’s happened to us since our move. In more than 10 years of coaching, I have dropped into countless gyms, so I know firsthand that Octane CrossFit has something special. The coaching staff’s comfort in working with all ages and degrees of athleticism and the community’s eagerness to welcome newcomers are evidence of their uniqueness. I am a firm believer that training should be fun, consistent, and progressive. This approach is what allowed me to win the Michigan State Championship in high school wrestling, compete regionally in CrossFit (taking 8th place in the North Central Regional in 2012 and 2013), and more recently, in 2014 and 2017, place in the top 10 at the US Nationals for weightlifting. With Octane CrossFit, I am fortunate to have found a fitness home that embraces a philosophy that can help people regardless of where they are in their fitness journey.

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