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 Towson Fitness 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 Towson Fitness’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 (CF-L1), USAW Level 1

Amy Nesspor

Level 1 CrossFit Trainer (CF-L1), USAW Level 1

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 : Manager, Level 2 CrossFit Trainer (CF-L2), Nutrition Coach (PN1-NC)

Darin Winick

Manager, Level 2 CrossFit Trainer (CF-L2), Nutrition Coach (PN1-NC)

Name:  Darin Winick, Manager

Certifications:  CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2), CrossFit Kids Certification, Adaptive Training Academy (ATA) Certification, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coach (PN1-NC)

Bio:  Born and raised in and around New York, former attorney and small business owner, Darin came to Towson Fitness later in life at the ripe old age of 45.  He joined Towson Fitness 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 Towson Fitness 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 - anything without running.

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

Peter Noy : Level 1 CrossFit Trainer (CF-L1)

Peter Noy

Level 1 CrossFit Trainer (CF-L1)

Name:  Peter Noy

Certifications:  CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)

Bio:  Born and raised in Baltimore, Pete came to Towson Fitness in his mid 50’s after seeing how aging was impacting his parents and felt a change was needed.  He works out consistently 5 or more times a week each week.  He definitely feels this methodology is the fountain of youth everyone has been looking for.  Basically came for the fitness - stayed for the community.

Favorite WOD:  Strict Cindy

Favorite sport: more a fan of individual sports like gymnastics and OCR.

Favorite Food:  toss up between anything Mexican and Sushi.

Favorite Music/Band:  70’s Funk or Classic 70’s Rock. But have a somewhat eclectic taste.

Favorite Movie:  Open Range is a favorite movie.  But also love sci-fi.

Coaching Philosophy:  it’s never too late to jump into CrossFit and learn new skills. This is a lifetime endeavor and it provides ample opportunity to improve your skills on a daily basis.

“…It’s never too late to start over, to make a fresh beginning, to blaze a new trail...”  Jack London

Melissa “MJ” Jenkins : Level 1 CrossFit Trainer (CF-L1)

Melissa “MJ” Jenkins

Level 1 CrossFit Trainer (CF-L1)

Name:  Melissa "MJ" Jenkins

Certifications:  CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)

Bio:  Born and raised in and around Maryland. I’ve always been a fitness junkie, but I took a sip of the CrossFit Kool-Aid in 2014 and that was the moment I realized - burpees are now a part of life.

I have been coaching since 2018. With a zest for fitness, a good playlist, and a lightning-fast wit, I will have you amped up and ready to conquer any workout that comes your way.

I have a passion for functional fitness and an unwavering dedication to helping others succeed through good form. You’ll never have a dull moment during your sweat-drenched class.  If you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong! I like to challenge people to push past their limits, encourage them to unleash their inner beast-mode and tap into the reservoirs of strength they never knew you had. Together, you'll forge a path towards a healthier, fitter, and more vibrant version of yourself.

CrossFit is as much about building friendships as it is about building muscle. Towson Fitness has built a strong community and fosters a supportive environment. We create a space where everyone feels welcome, where high-fives and fist bumps abound, and where personal victories are celebrated!

Favorite WOD:  Linda and anything with thruster
Favorite Food:  Prosecco (CHEERS!)
Favorite Music/Band:  Lil bit of everything – old school hip hop & anything angry and loud
Favorite Movie:  Wedding Crashers
Coaching Philosophy:  If it is both terrifying & amazing, then you should definitely pursue it.CrossFit is not just a workout, but a transformative journey. It is more than just physical – it’s therapeutic. Today is your tomorrow, it is up to you to shape it, to take control and seize every opportunity. The power is in the choices you make each day.

It will hurt.

It will take time.

It will require dedication, willpower, and sacrifice.

Embrace the hurt. It only lasts a fraction of the awesome you will feel afterwards!

3…2…1… LET’S WORK!

Meredith Peiffer : Level 2 CrossFit Trainer (CF-L2)

Meredith Peiffer

Level 2 CrossFit Trainer (CF-L2)

Name:  Meredith Peiffer

Certifications:  CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)

Bio:  I started CrossFit in 2011 when I was stationed at Eglin AFB in Florida. I had always loved weightlifting days for swim practice in high school, and this took it to the next level and I drank the whole pitcher of Kool-Aid, participating in the 2012 CrossfFt Open (7 minutes of burpees!!!!). I then got stationed in San Antonio, Texas where I lived and trained at Mission CrossFit SA for 8 years. I obtained my Level 1 certification in 2013 and coached for 6 months at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan (Vulture CrossFit) while deployed. I found a new passion in coaching, and have always held that in my heart as a goal to return to. I arrived in Baltimore in January 2020 after taking a nurse practitioner job at UMMC and quickly found a home and family at CrossFit Towson that allowed me to grow both as an athlete and a coach.

Favorite WOD: Mary
Favorite sport: Swimming
Favorite food: Mediterranean
Favorite music/band: for workouts, EDM (Big Bootie Mix!). Otherwise, a lot of oldies and hippie indie stuff.
Favorite movie: Corrina, Corrina
Coaching philosophy: Fitness (and CrossFit) is for EVERY BODY. It is infinitely scaleable, and I strive to make it as approachable, non-intimidating, and easy to incorporate into your daily life as possible.
"The goal is to get fit, make it the best hour of your day, stay safe, turn up the music, high five some people, and blow off some steam. So remember that. Relax. Have fun. Work out." - Pat Sherwood

Erin MacPherson : CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)

Erin MacPherson

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)

Name:  Erin MacPherson

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

Bio:  I started CrossFit in 2012 after graduating college. I played soccer throughout college and that’s what always kept me in shape. I had no idea what to do on my own! Admittedly, I was the person in the gym spending hours on an elliptical every day reading a book until one day a trainer came up to me and said “Hey, would you like to try a free class of functional fitness training? It’s called Crossfit.” I was scared and didn’t want to get "manly" (that’s a common misconception when it comes to this sport). I tried it out and fell in love. I didn’t get huge. Instead, I felt empowered, strong, and just over all better. Everyday tasks were easier and my confidence increased significantly. I was no longer lost in the gym, I knew exactly where I fit. I got attached to snatching and clean movements and wanted to learn more so I got my USAW and started helping friends and realized I could help even more people move well if I got my CrossFit certification.

Favorite WOD:  Can we just lift!? 🤪 I don’t have a favorite WOD, but love anything with DB snatches, power cleans, or double unders!
Favorite Sport:  Soccer
Favorite Food:  I eat way to much tuna, but love some good nachos or fried pickles.
Favorite Music/Band:  Love some alternative rock, mash-ups and country.
Favorite Movie:  Goonies
Coaching Philosophy:  Moving well! Every day is going to feel different, whether it’s what you ate or how work went and that’s okay! It’s about showing up and moving your body. Form over weight. We will add weight when we can, but we need to get the basics first. Lastly, these movements ARE for everyone. There is always a place to start and always a place to work up to, no matter how long you’ve been doing this.

Brennan Johnson : Level 1 CrossFit Trainer (CF-L1)

Brennan Johnson

Level 1 CrossFit Trainer (CF-L1)

Name:  Brennan Q. Johnson

Certifications:  CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Bio:  Baltimore born and raised, Brennan joined CFT in search of a better version of himself in 2020. After quickly falling in love with the methodology behind CrossFit and the strong community aspect of CFT, Brennan obtained his CFL1.

Favorite WOD:  Murph

Favorite Sport:  Rugby

Favorite Food:   Meat

Favorite Music/Band:  90s Grunge

Favorite Movie:  Napoleon Dynamite

Coaching Philosophy:  "The man on top of the mountain didn't fall there." - Vince Lombardi

Kat Georgantas : CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)

Kat Georgantas

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)

Name:  Kat Georgantas

Certifications:  CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)


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Scott Sands : Level 1 CrossFit Trainer (CF-L1)

Scott Sands

Level 1 CrossFit Trainer (CF-L1)

Name:  Scott Sands

Certifications:  CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1), Certified Personal Trainer

Bio:  Lifetime resident of Towson, my interest in fitness started when I was about 20. After many years of gym attendance, I became a personal trainer working for a few local gyms, and eventually for myself. I had driven past CrossFit Towson many times but couldn’t really tell what was going on. I stopped in one day talked with a member who recommended that I sign up for the Foundations Class. Attended the class, and joined within the week. 5 years later I obtained the CF-L1 necessary to coach classes.

Favorite WOD:  Cindy
Favorite Food:  Amish Market Hawt Wings
Favorite Music/Band:  Beatles
Favorite Movie:  Any James Bond movie with Daniel Craig.
Coaching Philosophy:  Not my words but: Do what most won’t today, so you can do what most can’t tomorrow.

Cory Cianfarini : Level 1 CrossFit Trainer

Cory Cianfarini

Level 1 CrossFit Trainer

Name:  Cory Cianfarini

Certifications:  CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)


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