About Us

Our Mission:  To provide simple and effective training for a healthy life
If you commit to our CrossFit Program, we'll do the same for you. Take a look around our website - we're not a typical gym. 

The Compound Strength & Conditioning, home of CrossFit Vacaville North is a CrossFit training facility located in Vacaville, CA. Our CrossFit group classes are designed to make you stronger, leaner and healthier! Our certified coaches design the workouts and teach you the exercise technique you need to get a fun, safe and effective workout in under an hour. All you have to do is show up, we take care of the rest! 

For more information contact us at crossfitvvn@yahoo.com


Craig Collins has played many sports, with a focus on soccer, and competitive water polo throughout high school and college. To build strength in the off season, he began lifting weights and has  trained in all different  styles of weight training including bodybuilding, powerlifting, and Olympic lifting.  He also trained in Kenpo Karate, and Shootfighting.   He began training in CrossFit in 2007 and immediately saw great improvements in strength and conditioning to levels he never thought possible.  He took his new-found knowledge, and began training a small group of individuals, including local SWAT team members, which led him to opening The Compound.  Craig has the following certifications: CrossFit Level 1USA Weightlifting Level 1- Sports Performance, CrossFit FootballFirst Aid/ CPR and a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and USA Weightlifting.  Craig also completed the 2013 CrossFit Judges Course.

Kyle Gutierrez has a passion for sharing his fitness knowledge and enjoys the challenge and satisfaction of helping new athletes attain goals they never thought possible. His quest for fitness began at the young age of 7 when he began learning the martial art of Tang Soo Do. He continued training in a variety of martial arts including Muay Thai Kickboxing, boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, and Sambo. Playing football and wrestling in high school helped round out his fighting skills and he continued his fitness training with power lifting and body building. 

His later experience working at a mixed martial arts gym coaching the ground game, and strength and conditioning to fighters, helped prepare him for his current position as a certified coach at The Compound. Kyle holds the following certifications: CrossFit Level 1 and USA Weightlifting Level 1- Sports Performance.

Erica Ellingson offers a wide range of fitness knowledge and 13 years of training and coaching experience. As a personal trainer for more than seven years, she has seen more positive results personally and professionally now that she is a CrossFit trainer. With three young children at home, CrossFit helps Erica and her fire fighting husband Steve, keep up with their on-the-go lifestyle. She knows first hand how CrossFit can help balance a busy schedule with fitness goals.

Erica competed in volleyball and crew (rowing) throughout high school and college and has experience training athletes in numerous sports.  Erica is CrossFit Level 1, USA Weightlifting Level 1- Sports Performance, CrossFit Barbell certified with additional certifcations and experience in: nutrition, stress management, youth fitness, AAFA personal training and pre-and post-natal fitness programing

Ryan Armosino  always liked to play sports and workout since he was a kid.When he got to high school  he really got into it. He played football and pole vaulted in high school. He was always trying to workout to get bigger and stronger because he was a small kid. Eventually that led more into a path of trying to become bodybuilder and all he started to do was lift weights.

When he came to the Compound for the first time it was a huge reality check. Since he worked out like a bodybuilder, he thought he would be strong enough to get through the workouts. He admits he was wrong and no longer felt like an "athlete". He stopped trying to body build and started to focus on becoming an athlete again. The CrossFit program helped him do this extremely fast. He feels like he's a better athlete now, as well as being lighter and stronger than ever. Ryan is  CrossFit Level 1 certified and USA Weightlifting Level 1- Sports Performance certified.  

Jenna Collins has been an athlete since she was young. She competed in basketball, swimming, softball, soccer, and running and eventually just focused on traveling high school and college soccer and kept herself conditioned with track and cross country. Jenna served as Varsity soccer captain for three years college soccer captain for 2 years, and has worked as a swim instructor/coach.

Jenna was introduced to CrossFit in 2011. The weights and strength training were new to her, but she saw results very quickly. She has been able to increase her strength and conditioning immensely and has found a new sport to love and compete in again. Jenna qualified to compete in the 2013 and 2104 Nor Cal CrossFit Regionals.  Jenna has the following certifications: CrossFit Level 1, First Aid/ CPR, and Lifeguard.