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Certifications: Level 3 Crossfit Instructor (CCFT), OPT (optimal performance training) program design and assessment, Crossfit anatomy course, FMS level 1 (functional movement screening).
Years CrossFitting: 8
What are you passionate about?: I am passionate about improving the well being and overall function of my members. I get an incredible sense of satisfaction when clients are able to both mentally and physically achieve new milestones. I specialize in Customizing wellness Programs for each individual based on proven assessment and the best practices of lifestyle to achieve optimal wellness.
What do you love most about coaching your members?: I love coaching people because of the incredible relationships with so many amazing people. It seems there are so many talented driven people. Then having the ability to further the other aspects of these people’s lives are incredibly fulfilling.
What is your athletic background? Any notable accomplishments?: Football: 2 time all state in Florida at Bayshore high school in Bradenton, FL. Earned a Full scholarship to Division 1 FCS (1-AA) Liberty University and started 26 games for the 3 time Big South conference champions. Weightlifting: As a part of team Florida finished 3rd in the country at the AAU national championships in the 14-16 years old division in the 105kg weight class. As a CrossFit Athlete competed on 4 regional teams and also went to the games in 2016 as a part of The Crossfit Squad games team.
How did you end up as a CrossFit coach? What path brought you here?: Walked into to a crossfit gym called The training Pit and loved it ever since. The community and environment was something I had missed as being a part of sports team my whole life.
What do you do when you’re not CrossFitting?: What’s your favorite quote?: “What we give today can be built upon tomorrow. What we do not give today is lost forever.” Danny Rocco
Is there anything else you want people to know about you? Funny, interesting stories you’d like to tell?: Sleep is the most amazing thing ever. I love to cook, Garden, and always be working on some aspect of life. Whether it is studying, executing on the business side, Training clients, preparing great food, exercising or Spending time with my wife.
Title: CrossFit Coach
Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CrossFit Gymnastics, CrossFit Endurance, CrossFit Pose Method, CrossFit Aerobic Capacity, CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Weightlifting
Years CrossFitting: 6 Years CrossFittingWhat do you specialize in?: I specialize in Fundamental Training, Basic GymnasticsWhat are you passionate about?: I am very passionate about making everyone move better. For me it’s not about how much you lift, it’s about how I can make you move better in and out of the gym to live a longer, healthier life.
What do you love most about coaching your members?: What I like most about coaching my members is seeing the effort they put in the gym and getting to see their results. We as coaches can only tell you what to do and how to properly do it. It’s up to you as a member to put the effort in, inside and outside of the gym to get the results you’ve been looking for.
What is your athletic background? Any notable accomplishments?: Football for 4 years, Wrestling for 4 years.
How did you end up as a CrossFit coach? Whatpath brought you here?: I started weightlifting in high school, after high school I wanted to keep lifting and only place I could actually drop weights was at a CrossFit Gym. From there the coach asked me to do jump in a workout and never looked back.
What do you do when you’re not CrossFitting?: Recovering for the next day of training
What’s your favorite quote?: ”Prove Them Wrong”
Certifications: CrossFit Level 2 Certified
Years CrossFitting: Coaching/Training: 5 years of experience
What do you specialize in?: I would say as a natural CrossFitter I don’t have a specific specialty. I’m pretty naturally above average in all aspects of CrossFit from the warm up, to barbell, to gymnastics, to working the different metabolic zones. But if I had to choose what I really love to coach individuals, I love teaching gymnastics. Watching someone get their first kipping pull up or muscle up is a rush I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of.What are you passionate about?: Currently in my life, I am passionate about two things: CrossFit and health care. I coach CrossFit because it brings me a lot of joy seeing our amazing members everyday and watching them grow not just in their fitness but in their confidence throughout their daily lives. I am also passionate about CrossFit because it has become a family affair. I love getting coached by my brother, Derek. I love getting to spend my days learning and laughing with him. I am also equally passionate about health care. I am currently a part of a radiology program where I can hopefully help people identify any malfunctions they may be experiencing in their body so they can get to the healthiest version of their self. I love helping people in any fashion.
What do you love most about coaching your members?: My favorite part about coaching is giving people confidence when they can’t find it themselves. A lot of people are scared off by the word crossfit. But after spending one class at Squad, they feel more at ease because they realize we just want to push them to their own personalized limits. And after members have realized that, they relax and they learn. Watching people learn their limits and when to push beyond them, that’s when people gain confidence. That’s when they hit Pr’s and learn new skills. And those are the exact moments when I realize I love coaching these people.
How did you end up as a CrossFit coach? What path brought you here?: A few years ago I watched my brother, Derek, do a competition in Tampa. It was my first time seeing CrossFit but I recognized some of the movements from high school weightlifting. I also loved being active but I never wanted to partake in group sports. So that’s why I was immediately attracted to CrossFit because you get a group environment but you work individually. After my initial exposure, I knew I wanted to try it myself. Because I like being competitive, but I also loved having something to talk with my big brother about. Our age difference always put a big gap in giving us stuff to bond over, so I loved the whole idea of CrossFit . So after about a year of CrossFit, I was just approached by my gym owner at the time in Orlando about getting certified and I decided why not, extra cash and I didn’t have to pay for a membership anymore. Sweet.
What do you do when you’re not CrossFitting?: When I’m not CrossFitting, I live an exciting life filled with naps, food, and movies. I love movies. If I only had two hours and I had to choose between a really good workout and a really good movie… I’m not sure which I would choose. What’s your favorite quote?: ”If you ever get beat, you better get beat by someone that’s just purely more talented than you are. It better not ever be because you beat yourself.”
Anything else you want people to know about you?: Don’t be scared or feel intimidated, just do the best you can do everyday and you will be successful in everyone’s eyes. Even in your own eyes.
Title: CrossFit Coach
Certifications: Crossfit Level 1 certified trainer ,Personal Trainer
Years CrossFitting: 2 Years CrossFittingAna was born in Colombia and moved to Florida in 2008.
Ana’s athletic career began as a child and advanced into her college years.
Where she competed as a figure skater in Colombian and South American competitions. She also played hockey and was part of the National Colombian Team.Her passion for Biomechanics towards sports, fitness and overall health progressed her to obtain a Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy (2007) with emphasis in competitive athletes such as soccer players, speed skaters, cyclists, weight lifters and so on.It was in 2013 when Ana experienced Crossfit for the first time and with no doubts she took the opportunity through this methodology to enhance her physical activities and training. She loves extreme workouts, that only bring success through hard work and determination.
Ana became a Crossfit Level 1 certified trainer in 2016. She obtained her Certification as a Personal Trainer in 2018 and plans on continue her education to get certified in Advanced Nutrition as well as complete higher level in Crossfit training.
Title: CrossFit Coach
Natalie was a gymnast at a young age, competing by the age of nine. As a freshman in high school Natalie began coaching preschool and recreational gymnasts. By the time she was in college she was coaching gymnastics on a regular basis to students from age 4-18.
Throughout high school she was a varsity athlete, in soccer, gymnastics, cheerleading and track. In her freshman year she placed 2nd in New Hampshire in Indoor Track high jump. She came to Florida to attend Palm Beach Atlantic University and there met her husband Sean Scott. She was a cheerleader her freshman year in college and later continued to maintain fitness through general gym workouts and classes, always trying new things in an attempt to keep fitness interesting and exciting. She graduated from PBA in 2004 with a Psychology degree and a husband. After doing a variety of things, Sean and Natalie finally settled on opening a coffee shop together. Now Sean and Natalie are co-owners with Rodney Mayo of Subculture coffee, located on Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. After having her daughter in 2011 she had hoped to get back to the gym and become a personal trainer in her extra time.
Instead she heard of a position at an unaffiliated Crossfit gym. “I went in and tried out a workout in March of 2012 and my world was turned upside down! My focus went from what the scale said to how to clean more weight or how to get better form on a snatch, how to climb a rope and so on. It was one goal to accomplish after another. I found a new confidence and strength that I didn’t know existed and fell in love with this new style of fitness all while learning how to watch each movement and make corrections as a coach.” She was a coach part-time for 5 years between having another baby, helping at the coffee shop and a year of teaching elementary PE.
Natalie came to The Crossfit Squad in February 2018 at the start of the Crossfit Open. She has competed in Clash of the Fittest in 2014 & 2015, Wodapalooza in 2016, Battle of the Beasts, Babes and Beards and other local competitions.
Title: CrossFit Coach
Caity was born and raised in a small town in Central Florida until moving to South Florida for college. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University with my Master’s of Science. Her passions are Olympic Weightlifting and CrossFit.
Her purpose in life is to help develop others. She is a Counselor full-time at a high school, and also coaches the Girls Weightlifting team. She believes it is vital to one’s overall well-being to prioritize physical, mental, and emotional health and this includes proper nutrition and recovery!
My nutrition consists of lean meats, vegetables, fruits, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats the majority of the time.
Growing up Caity was a gymnast and runner. In middle school, She played softball and basketball for a few years until she started competitive All-Star cheerleading. In high school, she was a Varsity Cheerleader and Varsity Weightlifter. In college, she started going to global gyms and started running again, then eventually became involved in boot camp classes and OCR. It was at this time that her boot camp coach encouraged me to try a CrossFit class. She instantly fell in love with the sport as it combines her athletic background of gymnastics, running, and weightlifting. she started Olympic Weightlifting at her first CrossFit gym within that first year.
She’s been doing CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting for about 3 years now. Caity competed in 6 Olympic Weightlifting Meets, including the Florida State Championships.
Title: CrossFit Coach
Coach Justin grew up in Fort Lauderdale and went to Cardinal Gibbons High School where he competed in football, track, soccer, and baseball. He went on to attend John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio where he played football.
He received his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from John Carroll and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University. He has also earned his CF-L1. Coach Justin teaches Physical Education and is the head coach for the Cross Country, Girls Weightlifting and Track and Field programs at Forest Hill High School in West Palm Beach.