Trainers

CROSSFIT COACHES

ABOUT US

With a powerful mix of experience, talent, and unfiltered passion, these coaches will help you reach your goals no matter what they may be. Dedication, nutrition, mobility, and focus on form over speed combine in our training to give you the best results.

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Michael DeNicola

Owner and Head Coach

Michael DeNicola

Owner and Head Coach

I am a Marine Corps veteran; I am honored to have served in Operation Iraqi Freedom.  I’ve always been athletic—from mixed martial arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to running triathlons and marathons, football and track in high school.  In 2008, my wife Janine and I started CrossFit—a passion that quickly became an obsession!

I went back to school and graduated with an Exercise Science degree.  I specialize in movement and endurance coaching & my specialty is working with people fighting obesity and living with disease or disability.

In Michael’s words: “What I love most about coaching our members is…seeing the positive changes they make, seeing their accomplishments and the joy in their eyes when the do something they never thought possible.”

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 2
  • CrossFit Kids
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Sean Kreitzer

Coach

Sean Kreitzer

Coach

I am a student in the Physical Therapy Program at Stony Brook University (Class of 2022).  I started CrossFit in 2017 after 4 years of rowing in college.  I loved the competitive atmosphere and the sense of family I felt while working out.  Having previously coached rowing at the JHS and HS levels, I naturally gravitated towards coaching CrossFit.

I am working to combine my education and knowledge from CF, rowing, and PT to become a movement specialist.  I enjoy both coaching competitive athletes as well as those simply trying to have fun and improve their body and life.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
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Dana Bush

Coach

Dana Bush

Coach

I fell in love with CrossFit in 2015 and found CrossFit Stony Brook in 2016.  I have a background in martial arts, boxing, and horseback riding.  Through CrossFit, I have found great respect for weight training, running, and full body functional fitness.  I love coaching bootcamp, teens, kids, and CrossFit classes.  My goals for the coming year are to achieve my Level 2 and Striking certifications.  

CrossFit Stony Brook's members and staff have become my friends and part of my family.  I am so thankful to have found a place where I can help others to achieve positive life goals through fitness.

In the daytime, I am a Clinical Psychologist with a specialty in Geriatric Psychology.  A few times a year, I can be found on the stage doing local Children's theatre.  I have an amazing husband and two phenomenal daughters.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Kids
Coach Robyn

Robyn Romanoff

Coach

Robyn Romanoff

Coach

I started crossfit April 2014 and fell in love with every aspect of what it had to offer. I was a collegiate tennis player for Dowling college. After my college tennis had ended I needed a way to get my active and competitive fix, that’s when I found Crossfit Stony Brook.

 

Crossfit Stony Brook became my home, my family, my stress relief, my favorite part of my day. I knew I had to find a way to be a around this positive environment as much as possible. That’s when I decided to become a coach. I wanted to help and inspire others the way I had been inspired.

 

In my words:

“It’s Just That Feeling”

It’s the comprehension of struggle, with its tedious aches.
It’s the will power to suffer, pushing to see if you have what it takes.
It’s the continuation of repetition, gasping for breath as you go.
It’s the way your mind screams, but you just won’t listen to no.
It’s the blissful high you receive, after the blood draws away from your head.
It’s how peaceful you feel, especially right before bed.
It’s the way you start to change, physically and emotionally.
It’s the person you learn to become, your ideal self-becomes reality.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 2
  • Gymnastics, Jump Rope, Scaled, Spot the Flaw
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Paul Lozano

Coach

Paul Lozano

Coach

I’ve been dedicated to CrossFit since 2011—and I’m committed to fitness & wellness in my own life and others.  My specialty is working with competitive athletes—designing customized programming to help individuals beat their previous best!   I also have a passion for working with the blind and people with other disabilities.  People who know me even a little know that I’m a diehard Yankee fan—go team!

In my words: “My reason for becoming a CrossFit coach comes from my profession as a social worker. I get more satisfaction when I see one of my athletes push themselves outside of their comfort zone.”

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
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Michelle Woehrle

Coach

Michelle Woehrle

Coach

I walked into my first CrossFit class in 2014 at a frail 100 pounds.  In the years after, I have become bigger and stronger and I have loved every part of it.  I love helping others with their fitness goals and making it fun for them all the time. The members put a smile on my face with every class I coach.  CrossFit Stony Brook is my home away from home.  The amount of support here is nothing short of amazing.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1

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