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The Beast River Weightlifting Club is a club for weightlifting-specific programming. Athletes will train at least 6 hours/week on Olympic lifts, squats and accessory movements to build strength, stability, flexibility and power in the snatch and clean & jerk.Start Lifting!
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East Village, NY
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Mark Griffin, known to his friends as Griff, previously worked as a stuntman and personal trainer before finding his home in the CrossFit community. Griff’s passion for the art of movement and anatomy stems from his extensive martial arts
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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