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ERIK LIPETZ

CO-OWNER AND CEO

KAYCIE LIPETZ

CO-OWNER & DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

MATT SILVA

COACH & MOVEMENT SPECIALIST

JACK FINNEY

PERSONAL TRAINER & ASSISTANT COACH

KEREN ARAYA

OPERATIONS MANAGER & ASSISTANT COACH
ERIK LIPETZ

ERIK LIPETZ

CO-OWNER & CEO

 

  • Hometown: Rockland County, New York
  • Favorite Food: New York Style Pizza
  • Favorite CrossFit Movement: Squat Snatch
  • Favorite Hobbies: Carpentry, Reading, Softball, watching the Mets, & Traveling.
  • Certifications:
    • CF Level 1
    • Underground Strength Level 1
    • Underground Strength Level 2
    • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    • CrossFit Scaling Course Certificate
    • CPR & AED Certified
  • Favorite Motivational Quote: “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth
  • Why do you love CrossFit?: CrossFit is for anyone… from the most advanced athlete to the first-time gym goer. You will never hit a plateau doing CrossFit. I have been doing it for 7 years, and I’m still improving my fitness to this day. I also love connecting with our athletes on a personal level. It allows me to Coach them how they need to be coached which leads them to live a better quality of life.
KAYCIE LIPETZ

KAYCIE LIPETZ

CO-OWNER & DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

  • Hometown: Rome, Georgia
  • Favorite Food: Queso Dip or Burritos
  • Favorite CrossFit Movement: Deadlift
  • Favorite Hobbies: Cooking
  • Degrees & Certifications:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management
    • USAW Level 1 
    • CPR & AED Certified
  • Favorite Motivational Quote: “You may see me struggle, but you will never see me quit.” 
  • Why do you love CrossFit?: “It is a universal training program. Literally, anyone can do it, not just the “big dogs” on TV. I have helped 5 year olds all the way up to 80 year olds find what “fitness” means to them. It is a way for the entire world to find common ground, to have like-minded goals, and to find pure joy in something… TOGETHER. CrossFit is a beautiful thing.”  
MATT SILVA

MATT SILVA

COACH AND MOVEMENT SPECIALIST

  • Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Favorite Food(s): Spaghetti & Hotdogs
  • Favorite CrossFit Movement: Power Clean & Split Jerk
  • Degrees & Certifications:
    • CF Level 1
    • USAW Level 1
    • Precision Nutrition Level 1
    • ActiveLife certified
    • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Psychology, with an emphasis in Public Relations
    • CPR & AED Certified
  • Favorite Motivational Quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky” – Michael Scott
  • Favorite thing about Coaching CrossFit: “Getting people to do things with their bodies they never thought were possible. And, making a positive impact on everyone I meet. Physically, mentally, or emotionally, if I can get someone fitter and healthier, I’m happy!”
JACK FINNEY

JACK FINNEY

PERSONAL TRAINER & ASSISTANT COACH

  • Hometown: Celebration, FL
  • Favorite Food: Tikka Masala
  • Favorite Hobbies: Bodybuilding, learning new fitness trends, and working on my art.
  • Favorite CrossFit Movement: The Snatch
  • Certifications:
    • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    • CF Level 1
    • CF Level 2
    • CPR & AED Certified
  • Favorite Motivational Quote: “Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of Kindness and Love.” – Gandalf
  • Favorite thing about Coaching CrossFit: “The athletes are my favorite part of Coaching CrossFit. No matter the workout, everyone goes in knowing that they are going to win!”
KEREN ARAYA

KEREN ARAYA

COACH AND HEAD NUTRITION COACH

    • Hometown: Alajuela, Costa Rica
    • Favorite Food: Pasta
    • Favorite Hobbies: Sleep! & Reading fantasy books
    • Favorite CrossFit Movements: Cleans
    • Degrees & Certifications:
      • CF Level 1
      • Precision Nutrition Level 1
      • Bachelor’s degree in Biology
      • Masters of Arts in Teaching
      • CPR & AED Certified
    • Favorite Motivation Quote: “If nothing changes, nothing changes.” – Courtney C. Stevens
    • Favorite Thing about Coaching CrossFit: “Motivating people to strive for better health, showing them what they are capable of, and celebrating their successes with them!”