HARD WORK.   DEDICATION.   CONFIDENCE.

STAFF

GARY

OWNER | COACH | COMPETITOR

My entire life has revolved around sports & fitness. Throughout high school I played baseball, basketball & football. My junior year I began weightlifting and taking my fitness more serious. I played collegiate level Rugby for 3 years before finding CrossFit. Since finding CrossFit and starting my career as a coach/competitor/gym owner, I have dedicated my life to becoming the best coach, mentor & role model possible for everyone who walks in to OSA. 

 

“Although people may differ in what they want to achieve, they all share one goal… the desire for self-improvement. This is what I want to help them accomplish.”

STATS:

  • Coaching – 9 years

  • Owner – 8 years

  • Program Designer – 8 years 

  • Regional Athlete – 3 as Individual (2014/2016/2017),

 1 on a team (2012)


CREDENTIALS:

  • CrossFit Level 2 Certified

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified

  • CrossFit Kids Certified

  • CrossFit Powerlifting Certified

  • USA Weightlifting Level 1

  • NASM Fitness/Nutrition Specialist

  • CPR/AED Certified

NEIL

HEAD COACH | COMPETITOR

I was always an active kid growing up. I participated in many high school sports - football being my favorite. After high school, fitness became more then just going to the gym and lifting weights... it became a passion. i started powerlifting with the goal of becoming an absolute beast. In 2013 I found myself bored with my work outs & decided to try my first CrossFit class. It was a humbling experience that changed my life. I figured being "big and strong" would be an advantage. 10 minutes later I was on my back thinking, "Man that was awesome, I'm going to be so sore." I was hooked,  and have never turned back. I used trial and error in fitness & nutrition to lose 60lbs, all while staying strong. I am fitter then I thought possible. Everything I've learned I pass down to the members to help them achieve their healthiest & fittest self. 

“Weak mind = weak body. Mentally push yourself hard enough that your body needs work to keep up.”

STATS:

  • Coaching – 6 years

  • Coaching Youth Athletics – 4 years 

  • Program Designer – 3 years 

CREDENTIALS:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified

  • CrossFit Kids Certified

  • CrossFit Sport Specific Application Certified

  • CPR/AED Certified

MICHELLE

COACH | COMPETITOR

Health & Fitness have always been important to me. Throughout my childhood I was very competitive in Gymnastics, Softball & Basketball. After high school I started going to the gym to stay in shape. Soon, I really wanted to get SUPER fit. I heard about a local gym, OSA Fitness, and decided to try it. One class was all it took to be hooked. Six months later I did my first competition, and have since competed in dozens. I found my true passion in coaching 5 years ago and am constantly reading, learning, and expanding my knowledge & skill set. I love helping people and our members here are amazing. There's nothing better then seeing the excitement on someone's face when they achieve a goal!

“You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great!”

STATS:

  • Coaching – 5 years

  • Coaching Kids – 3 years

  • Competing – 5 years

CREDENTIALS:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified

  • CrossFit Kids Certified

  • CPR/AED Certified

Fitness has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My dad was a competitive bodybuilder, my mom was a regular at the gym, and I participated in sports year-round: softball, field hockey, and winter/spring track. I was a very competitive athlete, so when I started college I lost that outlet. Then I found OSA Fitness and EVERYTHING changed, and I knew this was what I wanted to do... ALL THE TIME. I started working at the gym as a marketing guru and coordinating events. Gary, Neil, and Michelle took me under their wing: teaching me new skills, progressions, cues, and nutrition tips to optimize your health and overall fitness. Although I am relatively new to coaching, I’ve learned a lot from my coworkers and continue to seek more knowledge in the fitness industry because it’s something I am passionate about. I want to help others become the best versions of themselves: physically and mentally. I love this community and am so grateful to now be a coach at OSA Fitness! 

 

"The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed" -Anonymous

STATS:

  • Staff Member – 3 years

  • Coaching – 1 year

  • Competing – 2 years


CREDENTIALS:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified

  • Teaching Kids - 2 years

  • CPR/AED Certified

 COACH | MARKETING | EVENT PLANNER

ALI