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

  • Exercise Science Degree from Bryan University
  • CrossFit Level 2
  • CrossFit Kids
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting
Coach Dana

Dana Bush

Coach and Manager

Dana Bush

Coach and Manager

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
Coach Michelle

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
Coach Scott

Scott Giles

Coach

Scott Giles

Coach

I discovered Crossfit several years ago when I was looking for a new form of fitness. It was recommended to me by a Crossfit owner/previous military friend.


Being involved in sports all through college this seemed like a great fit, and many years later I love it like the day I started. while getting my BA in Sports management I taught swimming lessons for years, also interned coaching wrestling at local high school. Which led to me starting a team in college where I not only wrestled but coached. I enjoy helping others accomplish their goals. Whether it’s for exercise, teaching new movements or just to have fun.

This is why I coach

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
Coach Kelly

Kelly Rosado

Coach

Kelly Rosado

Coach

200+ lbs & 3 babies drove me to find a CrossFit box. I picked up a barbell & the rest is history ( actually the rest became my future, my daily achievements and my full time job )
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I am a huge believer that your body should be loved & appreciated at the stage you’re in. ( the NOW )
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When I started I was unfit & fat ( yeah I said it ) BUT not because I was lazy! It was quite the opposite. I couldn’t manage my time, or my eating, or find exercise that I actually enjoyed. I honestly didn’t care about being “healthy”. There was no time to care about myself.
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CrossFit taught me to make the time,
that I am the priority,
CrossFit taught me that I am enough.
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Throughout my coaching career,my greatest lesson learned is loving the woman I am, in all phases of myself.
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In a gym full of people, men, women, young, old, big, small, I want to workout next to the hardest worker,
Not the fastest, not the strongest but the one who works the hardest.
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We ALL have goals. I’m not impressed that you hit your goal, I’m impressed by the path you took to get there.
What’s your goal?
What’s your path?
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I got you!

Certifications

  • 5yrs experience
  • CF level 1 ( level 2 coming soon ! )
  • CF kids
  • CF Functional Adaptive Trainer
  • Active life assessment workshop
  • Active life immersion course
  • Propath Active life immersion Grad

YOU CAN DO THIS!