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USAW - Beast River Weightlifting Club

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Coaching Staff

An Aussie from Sydney, Rashel now lives in the East Village, where she has found a new home and community among the hundreds of other Aussies here. Growing up on the track and field, she truly enjoys running and has participated in the sport

Rashel Hoover

Endurance Coach
Dana Merson was a gymnast growing up in New Jersey. She acted, sang and danced, studying musical theatre at the University of Rhode Island and Circle in the Square. Four years ago, she discovered Pilates. She saw what it did for a healthy body

Dana Merson

Pilates Insructor
Rachel came to yoga looking for fitness, but she found so much more. Strength, flexibility and balance grew not only in her body but in her mind, as well. She’s currently studying trauma-informed yoga for individuals suffering with mental

Rachel Martin

Yoga Instructor
Emmanuel joined CFER in December 2015 as coach and Athlete Services Manager (ASM), and it’s safe to say he’s just as excited about your PRs as you are. Emmanuel is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and competitive athlete. He is also a

Emmanuel Smith

Athlete Services Manager
Kevin grew up playing baseball, hockey and soccer, but he eventually focused on swimming and water polo throughout high school and college, where he competed at the NCAA National Championships and was a 5x All-American. In 2010, after

Kevin O’Rourke

Matthew is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer. He came into CrossFit after first being exposed to it while living in Barcelona, Spain. His background in competitive sports (baseball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse) instantly drew him into the intensity

Matthew Hughes

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 commitment to never

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 a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and a USA Weightlifting

Ghitta Larsen

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

Brad Hoover

Formerly a competitive CrossFitter and coach at Forged Fitness in North Carolina, Heather was introduced to the Olympic lifts through CrossFit. After a few year of competing and coaching, she was introduced to the sport of weightlifting by

Heather Farmer

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 courses,

Melissa Leon

Head Coach
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