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Remember that guy who gave up?

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Coaching Staff

Jay is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, as well as Pendlay Olympic Lifting Level 2 certified.

Jay is a lifelong athlete and has been a CrossFitter since 2010. He remembers being totally floored after his first workout and making a

Jay Goebel


The next time you see Ghitta behind a camera in the gym make sure to smile! Ghitta is currently studying film at Tisch NYU. Don’t be surprised when she becomes a hot shot director.

Ghitta is an accomplished water polo player.

Ghitta Larsen

Media Specialist

Sarah is the genius behind CFER’s SweatRiver program. In her leisure time Sarah is an accomplished scuba diver.

Sarah is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, and holds a CrossFit trainer certifications in Mobility.

Sarah Pope


Brad has been athletic his entire life, from racquet sports, hiking, climbing and ultimate Frisbee. However, he avoided gyms until finding CrossFit in 2012. The variety of movements and competitiveworkouts kept his interest, but it was the

Brad Hoover


Between stimulus and response there is a space.  In this space is our power to choose our response.  In our response lies our growth and freedom.

Gisèle is a deeply grounded and dedicated New York City based yoga instructor with

Gisele Agnew

Guest - Yoga Instructor

Formerly a competitive Crossfiter and Coach at Forged Fitness, Heather was introduced to the Olympic lifts as part of the Crossfit program. After a few year of competing and coaching in Crossfit, she was introduced to the sport of

Heather Farmer

Guest - Weightlifting Coach

Melissa is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer and Specialist in Fitness Nutrition (ISSA). She has also completed her Pendlay Level 1 and 2 Olympic Weightlifting certification, the CrossFit Strongman, Mobility, Kettlebell and Endurance Trainer

Melissa Leon

Head Coach

Eric is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer. He has also completed the USA Weightlifting Level 1, CrossFit Running Trainer course, CrossFit Kettlebell Trainer course and has attended numerous other fitness seminars and events. He is CPR/AED certified

Eric J. Leon

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