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ERIK LIPETZ

CO-OWNER AND CEO

KAYCIE LIPETZ

CO-OWNER & DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

MATT SILVA

COACH & MOVEMENT SPECIALIST

MEGAN LISA

ASSISTANT COACH

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
    • 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 was 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!”
MEGAN LISA

MEGAN LISA

ASSISTANT COACH

  • Hometown: Columbus, New Jersey
  • Favorite Food(s): Pizza, Sushi, and anything spicy!
  • Favorite Hobbies: Training Birds (not technically a hobby, but I spend a lot of time doing it & it is FUN!) & going to Disney with my friends. 
  • Favorite CrossFit Movement: DB Snatches
  • Degrees & Certifications:
    • CF Level 1
    • Bachelor’s of Science in Zoology & Animal Care 
    • Minor in Anthropology
    • CPR & AED Certified
  • Favorite Motivational Quote: “All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
  • Favorite thing about Coaching CrossFit: “Seeing the excitement of an athlete reaching a goal and that “click” moment when a come all comes together. And, to help athletes reach their fitness goals all while having fun!”
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
    • 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.” – Gandolf
  • 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

OPERATIONS MANAGER & ASSISTANT COACH

    • Hometown: Alajuela, Costa Rica
    • Favorite Food: Pasta
    • Favorite Hobbies: Sleep! & Reading fantasy books
    • Favorite CrossFit Movements: Deadlift & Backsquat
    • Degrees & Certifications:
      • CF 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!”