GIL

CF-L1 TRAINER

Coach Gil brings his attention to detail and strive for perfection in form and efficiency to every class.  His fitness background stretches over 25 years with a broad range of domains ranging from Krav Maga and Boxing, to basketball and CrossFit.  He has competed in numerous obstacle course races, triathlons and cycling endurance events and has helped many others lose body fat while increasing their energy levels.  He believes the fitness journey is just as much mental as it is physical and he loves to discuss the fundamentals of confidence building with members.

CPR/AED Certified

 


SAL

CF-L1 TRAINER


You may know Sal from TV shows such as Rachael Ray, Chopped, or ABC' Hit Show "Shark Tank" with his famous invention - The Paint Brush Cover. Sal, also a former FDNY Calendar model (July 2015), has always been a fitness fanatic. It wasn't until 2012 that he started taking fitness even more seriously, studying movements, training with coaches and teaching others what he has learned. He also has a passion for nutrition, not only for performance, but for overall health as well. Sal's newest passion is helping people achieve their fitness goals, whether it be for weight loss, or training for a competition. He says that knowing he can change someone's life for the better is the best feeling in the world. 

CPR/AED Certified


CID

CF-L1 TRAINER

Coach Cid is well known for his natural passion and personality. Loud, fun and motivating are the best ways to describe him.  He brings a strong passion into the gym and helps improve everyone around him.  Mental toughness and strength are his specialties.  When trying to finish a tough workout, fewer people are better to have in your corner than Cid.  We are happy to have him on our team at The Squat Academy.

CPR/AED Certified


CHRIS

CF-L1 TRAINER

Growing up on Staten Island, Chris was an athlete. As a kid, his weekends were usually filled with some kind of practice or game, primarily football, soccer, and hockey. By high school he turned his focus entirely to football, playing running back and wide receiver for the freshman, JV, and Varsity teams at Monsignor Farrell High School. After high school he focused on his studies and his career and let his fitness go. One day he looked in the mirror and decided he didn’t like what he saw. After discovering Brazilian Jiu Jitsu he lost the weight he had gained during a decade of inactivity and started taking back control of his life. But it was his discovery of CrossFit that truly brought about a transformation in his outlook on fitness, health, and athletics, and a new passion to help others improve their lives through physical fitness.    

CPR/AED Certified


CRISTINA

CF-L1 TRAINER

Cristina is a former gymnast of 9 years and a competitive Athlete, striving to encourage people of all ages to try something new and help them gain the confidence to progress in their fitness journey.  Fitness to Cristina has no boundaries.  She believes that a well rounded athlete should be good at everything and be prepared for the unknown.   One of her favorite quotes from legendary coach, Ben Bergeron: "It's not pain. It's just uncomfortable."

CPR/AED Certified


MATT

Matt has been involved with Functional Fitness for the better part of the last 5 years. He is a passionate athlete with a background in Swimming, endurance running, and obstacle racing. He travels a lot, and enjoys the outdoors. In his free time, he binges of marvel shows on Netflix, goes rock climbing, or plays guitar in his band. Matt is excited to join The Squat Academy team.

CPR/AED Certified


LINDA

Linda comes from a background of fitness and is certified in Personal training and Sports Performance through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). She has been in the fitness industry for 18 years, starting out as kickboxing instructer and then moving on to becoming a CPT.

She has been in numerous forms of fitness, such as Kickboxing, Yoga, Spin, boxing, and has participated in numerous obstacle race events. She has a passion for fitness and wants to share her passion of fitness with other's who have the aspiration to become a better, stronger version of themselves.

CPR/AED Certified


MICHELE

CF-L1 TRAINER

Michele began her experience with fitness early in her life. At 18 years old, she began  training and never looked back. She developed a passion for fitness which drove her to obtain a certification with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and start her career as a personal trainer. Since then, her passion lead her to Functional Fitness. A few of Michele's favorite things about Functional Fitness are the community it creates, the opportunity to change lives in a positive way, and the strengths and weaknesses it shows physically and mentally. 

CPR/AED Certified