Steven Reech : Owner, Level 1 CrossFit Trainer

Steven Reech

Owner, Level 1 CrossFit Trainer

Name:  Steven Reech, Head Coach, Owner

Certifications:  CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1), CrossFit Judges Course

Bio:  Steven began his CrossFit journey in 2011 and began coaching because he passionately believes in the life-changing benefits of functional fitness. His goal as a fitness coach is to inspire individuals to make long-term lifestyle changes, and he has found that CrossFit’s scalable intensity and commitment to functional movement makes it the perfect program for individuals of all ages and abilities.

Steven believes that the psychology of sport and fitness training plays a vital role in the success of any program. He fosters a positive training environment to help clients overcome self-doubt or perceived limitations to achieve their full potential 

Favorite Wod:  Murph

Favorite Sport:  Tennis

Favorite Food:  Cheeseburgers and French Fries… the gourmet stuff!

Favorite Music/Band:  The Clash

Favorite Movie:  The Departed

Coaching Philosophy: “Be More Than You Were Yesterday”

Amy Nesspor : Level 1 CrossFit Trainer

Amy Nesspor

Level 1 CrossFit Trainer

Name:  Amy Nesspor, Head Coach

Certifications:  Crossfit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1), USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach, various fitness certifications and credentials

Bio:  I have had a love of fitness and motivating others for years.  I believe that physical fitness is achievable for everyone.  Neither age, gender, size, nor physical ability has to limit a person.  I love being the mother of two awesome boys.   I understand the challenges of making lifestyle changes and finding the time to do so.  I've successfully helped dozens of individuals develop a love of fitness, and find their very best SELF.  You CAN do it!

I don't want to make you workout, I want to make you WANT to workout.

Favorite Wod:  Anything with a barbell

Favorite Sport:  Weightlifting, shocker

Favorite Food:  Sushi

Favorite Music/Band:  Beastie Boys

Favorite Movie:  Animal House

Coaching Philosophy:  I relentlessly coach good form.  Every movement has safe, proper form and I strive to make sure that my athletes learn & use it.  Coaching excellent form is my primary goal each and every time I train.  My secondary goal is to make sure you have FUN and laugh, at least a little bit.  My jokes are not only dirty, but they’re also HILARIOUS.  😉

Darin Winick : Level 1 CrossFit Trainer

Darin Winick

Level 1 CrossFit Trainer

Name:  Darin Winick, Manager

Certifications:  Crossfit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1), CrossFit Kids Certification

Bio:  Born and raised in and around New York, former attorney and small business owner, Darin came to CrossFit later in life at the ripe old age of 45.  He joined CrossFit Towson to prepare for a trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro with his then 72-year old father, and (other than the two weeks for the expedition and a vacation here and there), WODs consistently 5-6 times each week.  He credits CrossFit with changing his life and has become focused on a long-term healthy lifestyle and looks to provide the same opportunity to others.

Favorite WOD:  Does it have barbells?  If so, he's in!

Favorite Sport:  To watch - football on TV, baseball at the ballpark.  To play - squash and obstacle course races.

Favorite Food:  Almost all vegies, almost all meat.

Favorite Music/Band:  Rock - from the 60's through the 90's, with an occasional toe-tapper from the 2000's on / The Band is hard to beat

Favorite Movie:  Scott Pilgrim v. The World

Coaching Philosophy:  After decades of sitting most of the day, most people have forgotten how their bodies are supposed to move naturally with grace and power. Helping the body safely restore this movement while increasing athletic power and performance is job one.

“No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.” - Socrates

Josh Eventoff : Level 1 CrossFit Trainer

Josh Eventoff

Level 1 CrossFit Trainer

Name:  Josh Eventoff

Certifications:  Crossfit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1), Personal Trainer - International Sports Medicine Association (ISMA), United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), Professional Platform Tennis Association (PPTA)

Bio:  I grew up in Baltimore playing as many sports as possible where I eventually discovered tournament level tennis.  By High School I was a state and regional tennis champion, and began competing nationally and internationally. I also spent a lot of time in the gym strength & speed training, and doing road-work for cardio.

For my freshman and sophomore years in college, I earned an athletic scholarship to Towson University where I was awarded the East Coast Conference (ECC) and East Coast Atlantic Conference (ECAC) Championship at the number one singles and doubles positions. I was also recognized for having the highest winning percentage at the number one singles position in the history of the program.

For my junior and senior years of college I attended and graduated from the University of Maryland where I earned All ACC honors and played in the number one and two singles and doubles positions. While in college, and for a short time after, I competed part-time on the ATP Tour, but had athletic injuries (two broken ankles) and several bouts of tendonitis that sidelined me long enough to finish my degree and start coaching tennis and fitness to as many folks as possible.

I still coach elite juniors and compete professionally and am currently working on a top 10 national ranking which is another reason that I have embraced crossfit…everyday is GAMEDAY!

Favorite Wod:  Murph

Favorite Strength Move or Skill: Muscle ups, and cleans

Favorite Sport:  Tennis

Favorite Food:  Steak

Favorite Music/Band:  Hard Rock

Favorite Movie:  Resevoir Dogs

Coaching Philosophy:  

“The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.”
Vince Lombardi

“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.”
Pat Riley

“Strength & Honor”
Steve Krulevitz

Nick Calvano : Level 1 CrossFit Trainer (CF-L1)

Nick Calvano

Level 1 CrossFit Trainer (CF-L1)

Name: Nick Calvano

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)

Carol Freeman : Level 1 CrossFit Trainer (CF-L1)

Carol Freeman

Level 1 CrossFit Trainer (CF-L1)

Name:  Carol Freeman (and McKenzey)

Certifications:  CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)

Bio:  I started at CrossFit Towson five months before my 50th birthday.  I had been part of a small personal training group for years and my trainer (who was doing CrossFit at the time) was integrating more and more CrossFit movements and WODs into our workouts.  After swearing for months maybe even years that I would never do CrossFit I decided to give it a try, and now it is a huge part of my life.   CrossFit is so much more than just the workout.

I love that it is infinitely scale-able and a 50+ year old athlete can workout side by side someone half their age, challenge each other and have a great time.
Favorite WOD: While there are movements I like better than others, what I like best is that the WODs are constantly changing.
Favorite Food: Wine....Bacon
Favorite Music/Band: Eminem
Favorite Movie: Con Air
Coaching Philosophy:  Just when you think you have perfected a movement take it apart and start back at the beginning in order to make progress.

Emily Albert : Level 1 CrossFit Trainer (CF-L1)

Emily Albert

Level 1 CrossFit Trainer (CF-L1)

Name:  Emily Albert
Certifications: CrossFit L1 Trainer, CrossFit Gymnastics Certified
Bio: I stumbled across Crossfit the day after I moved to Baltimore. I played sports in high school and rec throughout college so I was looking for something new and challenging. I remember the first day I walked in and Steve taught me how to power clean with a barbell (I had never used a barbell before). Immediately I was in love and I still feel that energy every time I walk into the box. For me CrossFit means more than just working out, it is proving to myself that I can overcome more than I think I can; achieve goals even when life is hard;  take part in a community that supports and encourages one another; and eventually run around with my grandkids when I'm 80.  I became an instructor in order to help others experience the same.
I love anything fitness, wellness, and nutrition. I also have a love for gymnastics (I did club gymnastics for 8 years). I got my CrossFit gymnastics certification in order to bring my previous knowledge to the CrossFit gym. Grab me anytime to ask for CrossFit, gymnastics, or nursing advise... or just as a partner to workout! Excited to see you in the box!

Anthony Illiano : Level 1 CrossFit Trainer (CF-L1)

Anthony Illiano

Level 1 CrossFit Trainer (CF-L1)

Name:  Anthony "Tony" Illiano
Certifications: CrossFit L1 Trainer

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