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About The Crossfit Squad

Coaches

Derek Bishop, Co-Owner & Head Coach

Was raised in Bradenton , FL were Derek was two time All-state football Player and 4 year state qualifier for weightlifting at Bayshore High School. Played football on scholarship at 1- AA Liberty University under Danny Rocco and trained under Master Strength Coach Bill Gillespie. Started at Liberty University playing fullback 2008-2009 and graduated with a Degree in Economics in 2010. Derek is our resident power house, currently boasting a 285# snatch, 350# clean & Jerk and a 490# back squat, and a 600# Deadlift!

Derek is certified CrossFit Trainer, has completed the CrossFit Anatomy course, as well as OPEX ‘Assessment and Program Design’, and is a certified Level 1 FMS (Functional Movement Screening),a respected certificate in the prehab/rehab community identifying mobility and stability issues to better prescribe workout prescriptions to improve movement quality.

Derek has competed in numerous competitions including 2014 & 2015 Regionals, and most recently, the 2016 CrossFit Games as a member of The CrossFit Squad Team!

About The Crossfit Squad

Rob Labar, Co-Owner

Rob is Level 2 Crossfit certified, holds an Olympic Lifting certification under Coach Mike Burgener (Senior Int’l Weightlifting Coach for the US) and a Kettlebell certification through Agatsu under Shawn Mozen. Rob has also attended numerous other Weight-lifting seminars and clinics. He is a student of the game and is always continuing to improve both as a coach and an athlete. His formal education includes a Bachelor of Science in Business from FL Atlantic University. Rob practices what he preaches, having competed in CrossFit competitions over the past 7 years, starting with the 2009, and is a 2 x CrossFit Games Masters athlete (2013 & 2016) with a 10th and 12th place Worldwide finish.

E-mail: Rob@TheCrossFitSquad.com Phone: 561-702-4844

Brittani Russell

Brittani Russell

Besides being a super cool human being, who likes to laugh and have fun and help others, Brittani brings with her an extensive background in coaching and athletics. She’s been a CrossFit Coach since 2009, is USAW certified, CrossFit certified and CrossFit Kids certified. Brittani has competed as an individual athlete at CrossFit Regionals 5 times, and in 2016 competed at The CrossFit Games as a member of The CrossFit Squad Team.

Nicole Moschetti

Nicole has been involved in sports since the age of 5, starting with tee ball. Through the years she also played volleyball and basketball, but the primary focus was on softball where she played 4 years of varsity in high school, earning her an athletic scholarship to Mississippi State University. Growing up in sports, Nicole always knew she wanted to be a coach. She started crossFit in 2009, and like most of us life-long athletes, she fell in love with the sport and pursued  the wonderful world of coaching. Nicole became CrossFit certified in 2011 and has attended several Olympic Lifting seminars. Nicole remains competitive in the sport, competing in various local CrossFit competitions. “It’s very rewarding to see when you help or are able to witness someone’s accomplishment weather it’s a first pull up or a ‘PR’ on a lift”

 

Sarah Franklin

Sarah has a passion for people, fitness and health. Sarah’s athletic career began as a child and grew into her college years where she played 4 years of Volleyball at Covenant College. Sarah was an all-conference and all-region volleyball player, finishing 2nd in the Nation in kills! She also received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Sarah is a fierce athlete and competitor, and was part of the winning team at the 2009 SE Regional Games in Jacksonville, the 2013 SE Regional Games for the CrossFit Boynton Beach Team, and just competed as in individual in the 2014 SE Regional CrossFit Games! Sarah has worked in the health and wellness industry for the past 8 years and is now pursuing a career  as a firefighter/paramedic. Sarah has been a CrossFit Certified Instructor since 2009.

Aline Labar

Aline’s passion for fitness began in middle school when she joined the track team. After high school, Aline maintained a fitness regimen of running and minimal weights. In 2008, Aline was introduced to CrossFit and found out what true fitness was all about. Since becoming CrossFit Certified in 2009, Aline entered the competition arena by competing in the 2010 CrossFit Games. Aline qualified at Sectionals by finishing top 15 in the State of FL. She then went on to compete at SE Regionals in Jacksonville. Although she did not place in the top 4 (in the Southeast 7 states) to qualify for advancement, she was fortunate to be able to compete with an affiliate team at the CrossFit Int’l Games in California. Aline also competed in the 2011 Open, placing 39th in the SE Region, which qualified her to compete at the Southeast Regionals in Jacksonville. Aline has attended various weightlifting clinics including Danny Comargo & Glen Pendlay, as well as receiving her CrossFit Kids certification in 2012. Aline is a Registered ER Nurse at JFK, a wife to Rob LaBar, and a proud mother to Kailie & Kaden!

Alex Ruggiere

Alex is a young athlete with a bright future. His background includes 4 years of wrestling in high school where he qualified for state his junior and senior year. He then went to the next level by taking up MMA in 2008 where he currently holds a record of 13-1. In efforts to increase his strength and overall conditioning, Alex turned to CrossFit. Alex excelled instantly, and after 6 months became certified as a CrossFit instructor. His passion for the sport is evident each day as he strives to continue to be a better coach and athlete. Alex has also attended the most comprehensive certifications through Optimum Performance Training (OPT) including Program Design and Assessment. He’s also attended various Olympic Lifting seminars including Glenn Pendlay (Senior Olympic Weight Lifting Coach) and Donny Shankle (Senior national champion, World Team member and Pan Am team member). As well as with Jesus Henares, Junior European National Championship, and with Jon North ‘Attidude Nation’ Alex has competed at several local competitions and was a part of the CrossFit Boynton Beach Team for the 2013 SE Regionals Games Alex is currently programming for many CrossFit Boynton Beach members for our Individualized Design Program (ID)

Coach-vince

Vince LaLonde – Head Performance Coach

XPE master Trainer, Performance Enhancement Specialist thru NASM and CrossFit level 1.

Vince, has always had a passion for health, fitness, and sport. Growing up in and attending Royal Palm Beach High School he led his team to back to back district championship including a 9-1 record his senior year as their Quarter Back. He then attended Kentucky Wesleyan College becoming a 4 year starter as a wide receiver and lead the team in scoring. After college Vince had short stints the CFL playing under Marc Trestman and in the AFL with the Cleveland Gladiators. Vince found Crossfit while rehabbing from a hamstring injury and from that moment he didn’t stop. After qualifying for south east regionals in his first year of competing, there was no looking back. Vince has also won or been a part of a winning team in several CF competitions including the recent 2014 Crush Games, Men’s Elite Team Division.

Chassity Snowden

Bio coming soon…