Meet the Coaches

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Coach Lester

 

Meet Lester

Coach Lester

Originally from Camagüey cuba, Lester's parents were high performing athletes in judo and gymnastics and later became coaches. He spent a lot of his childhood in athletic facilities and watching his parents coach, so the gym always feels like home to him.

Lester loves the smell,the sound of things being dropped and people giving it all. He attended the academy of arts and later toured around Cuba fronting a band in his teenage years .                                      

He later relocated to Colorado in his early 20s and absolutely fell in love with it and made it his home. At that time he started taking his fitness more serious. After having back problems caused by severe scoliosis, he began spending hours at the gym making his back stronger.  This led to a complete pain relief and as a result, Lester was forever committed to use fitness to improve his life.

Being able to live pain free allowed him to take on new things like hiking, cycling and everything Colorado has to offer.

Lester started doing CrossFit in 2019 and has never looking back. He loves everything about it.

When he is not at the gym he is spending quality time with his beautiful family.       

He loves coaching for 2 reasons:  He slove and believes in fitness and he loves and believes in people.  Lester says "if I can help someone start their journey I’m here for it."

Favorite Workout: I love any workout with heavy objects and as far as hating I “love doing what I hate”so I love them all.                                                     

My favorite things in life are 1-family, 2-music, 3-fitness, 4-spending time with friends.                                  

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Coach Dr Jeff

 

Meet Jeff

Dr. Jeff Williams is a career teacher and strength and conditioning coach.  He has worked in a multitude of different settings from the physical education classrooms to higher education in Exercise Science and Human Performance.  He is passionate about how exercise, nutrition, and overall health affect each person different, but more important he aims at trying to increase performance and decrease injury through a balanced, symmetrical body.  Dr. Williams has been a professor at Keiser University since 2012 and has been a strength and conditioning specialist for sports teams, CrossFit athletes, and weightlifters from Connecticut and Florida areas for 15 years. Along with instructing students and coaching athletes, Dr. Williams is the Department Chair for all Keiser campuses in the state of Florida for Keiser University. He oversees enhancing the curriculum that students take to keep up with the changes that happen every year in the world of health, fitness, and athletics.

Outside of the classroom and gym, Dr. Williams is an avid exerciser and is always trying to bring out the best in people through diet changes, exercise habit changes, and assisting others to create a positive mental state. Dr. Williams enjoys all sports and enjoy spending time with his two girls at home. Anything outdoors and traveling are a great break from his busy life!

Why I love to coach?  There is nothing else better than seeing progress. My job can be difficult when trying to watch so many people at one time, but it is the smile and look of accomplishment when you all finish a workout that keeps me wanting to come back the next day and help you. At ENG, we coaches, especially myself, love hearing the PR Bell ring, and this is something that I hope to see each and every one strive for.

Favorite workout? Weightlifting movements (all of them), muscle ups, and sprint work

Least favorite workout? Anything with double unders and rope climbs. I’ll do them, but I wish something else would be programmed!!!

Fun fact: From a young age until I moved to Florida, I actually traveled the country and worked on racecars. I have worked with some very famous drivers throughout the years.

Certifications: Doctorate in Health and Human Performance, Masters in Exercise Science, Bachelors in Health and Physical Education, Catalyst Athletics Certified Weightlifting Coach, CrossFit Level 1 Coach, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist, NASM Certified Nutrition Coach

 

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Coach Stephanie

Meet Stephanie

Stephanie was born and raised in Pennsylvania right outside of Philly.  As a kid she was always outdoors and involved in sports. She always worked out and went to the gym.  Back in 2015 she tried a bootcamp class even though she was a little hesitant and she’s been hooked ever since.  After many years of bootcamp she wanted to try CrossFit. That’s when she found CrossFit ENG just a few months after they opened and instantly fell in love.

 

When Stephanie is not coaching, she loves spending time with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves to be outdoors whether it’s at the beach, poolside, walking, or playing with the kids. On the weekends she enjoys hanging out with friends and family.  Rarely does she miss a Sunday ruck with the ENG family.

 

Favorite workout?  Rope climbs, cleans, and anything with a barbell.  My absolute favorite are the grueling chippers.  Pretty much the awful workouts that everyone dreads.

 

Fun fact?  I am a foodie and love to cook and bake.

 

Why I love coaching?  I love helping people better themselves.  It’s very rewarding to watch people progress over time.  I believe exercise is just as important for your mental health as it is your physical health.

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Coach Codi

Meet Codi

Coach Codi was born and raised in the great state of Maryland. In 2014, Codi earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration concentrating in entrepreneurship at Towson University in Baltimore, MD. Before that, Codi grew up in a little town called Williamsport, located in western Maryland where he enjoyed fishing, hanging out with his friends and family, video games, and running. When he's not riding or working on his motorcycles, he's usually at the beach or laying low at home with his two cats, Carmine and Oxley.

Codi brought his affinity for fitness to CrossFit ENG in January 2019.  Before that, Codi built his fitness foundation in cross country and track & field. There, he specialized in both individual and relay races, between 400 to 8,000 meters.  After developing a passion for CrossFit, Codi obtained his CF-L1 in October 2020 to further himself and help those around him at the gym every day.

Why I love to coach? I love to see people push themselves and suffer together in a team environment. There's just something about the camaraderie between my fellow coaches and the athletes as they all suffer together that I really enjoy!

Favorite workout? Clean ladders, Chippers, anything with HSW.

Least favorite workout? Anything with heavy deadlifts, especially when followed by running.. Oh, and the hero WOD Kalsu.

Fun fact: My beard is all natural.. in case you were wondering..

Certifications: CF-L1

 

 

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Coach Cameron

Meet Cameron

Coach Cameron is a current student seeking his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Cameron has earned his Bachelor's Degree in Health and Human Performance at Keiser University. His Bachelor’s degree has given him the knowledge and experience he needs to become a great coach. 

Cameron has participated in many organized sports throughout his youth and highschool career. Sports such as wrestling, football, cross country, and track provide a strong base for Cameron that can be applied to CrossFit’s programming. Cameron was introduced to CrossFit in early 2018. His first CrossFit workout was FRAN; it was a humbling experience. Cameron later obtained his Level 1 Certification in 2020. He is a natural competitor who loves to push others to be better. His goal as a coach is to strengthen the athlete's weaknesses and encourage healthy lifestyles. 

Why do I love to coach? I love to coach because I believe strength training is the best source of injury prevention. Being a CrossFit coach involves working with many different populations. One of my favorite things about coaching is learning how to work with and push each athlete individually. My ultimate goal is to become a Physical Therapist and promote healthy lifestyles that include exercise and functional movement. CrossFit gives me the opportunity to help others with their fitness goals.

Favorite Workout? My favorite workout is anything sprint related, such as RipCord. What I love about sprint workouts is how explosive and competitive they are. Not only do they measure intensity and stamina, but they also measure mentality. You need to be resilient and hustle from start to finish.

Certifications: CF-L1, USAW Level 1, CES

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Coach Crystal

Meet Crystal

Coach Crystal was born and raised in Iowa where she played sports like softball and basketball in high school.  Her softball team even won 3 state championships!!  She wenton to earn her Bachelors Degree in Leisure / Huma Resources from the University of Northern Iowa.

Crystal moved to Florida in 2007 where she worked in management positions until finding her true passion in 2019 by becoming a Firefighter. She is currently one of the best female firefighters on the Cape Coral Fire Department.

She found and fell in love with CrossFit in 2014 and began coaching in 2016.  Crystal is always striving to be the best coach possible.  Crystal has achiever her CF-L2 certification and looks forward to continuing to grow in her expertise. 

In her spare time Crystal enjoys rading, spending time with family and friends, beach days, fishing and water sports.

Why I love to Coach

I enjoy helping people achieve their goals, reallly getting to know the athletes I work with and helping them grow stronger physically and mentally.

Favorite Workout

Anything with Clean and Jersk, Deadlifts, Sit-ups and Dubs.

Least Favorite Workout

Anything with gymnastics

Fun Fact

My Grandpa is my hero! He is currently 96 years old and WWII survivor

Certifications

CF-L2

Coach Maryanna

Coach Maryanna

Meet Maryanna

Coach Maryanna is from West Virginia where she was raised climbing trees, hiking in the mountains, whitewater rafting and hitting the ski slopes.  She has been involved in sports her whole life and learned to love distance running, triathilons and OCR races during adulthood.  Maryanna joined the Crossfit community in 2018 and has fallen in love with the sport.

Professionally, Maryanna has a career within Human Resources, however, she has had her share of coaching, training, and mentoring athletes.  Maryanna has been a cheerleading and running coach for the youth, a certified personal trainer, and a certified class instructor for a variety of classes and age groups. Maryanna's goal is to always be a positive ligt to fellow athletes and to help them grow to achieve their goals and potential. Her cheerleading background comes out when coaching as she has a motivational and energetic approach when leading classes.

Why I love to coach? I truly enjoy motivating other and helping them reach their goals.

Favorite workout? Toes to bar, pull ups and running 

Least favorite workout? Overhead squats

Fun fact: My favorite food is pickles

Certifications:  CF-L1, ACE Personal Training, ACE Fitness Nutrition Coach, Certified Instruction Insanity, Zumba, Pilates

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Coach Lindsay

Meet Coach Lindsay

As an athlete, coach, and trainer, Lindsay possesses the qualifications to provide athletes with the best grounds for growth and achievement. Armed with an associates degree in Sports Medicine and a bachelor's degree in Health & Human Performance, coupled with prior experience this coach provides stable grounds for training multi-sport and special populations programming. Lindsay's passion for performance as well as coaching and programming will be a great tool for any growing team. 

The communal aspect of team sports is something held in the highest of regards as far as character building is concerned. The charge of education is respected to the utmost, to be part of the development of each athlete is a dream cherished. The betterment of each individual athlete as well as the collective whole is equally important. Coaching is not just about sports, but a deeper relationship in terms of mentoring and teaching proper care and wellbeing. These are the lessons in wellness and self-care that will stay with athletes far past their involvement in sports, as they are health-conscious habits that are learned. 

It was during the time studying under Derrick Touchette of Total Athletic Performance, that this young coach found her passion. At TAP, Lindsay was a coach on the strength and conditioning team for the Barron Collier boys Varsity and JV baseball teams. Learning about specific strengths and injuries each athlete brought to the table the coaching staff modified each movement accordingly. We focused on the health of our athletes, recognizing the need for active recovery and when to program strength cycles based around the season. Working with a team of coaches has taught me many quality skills in leadership and collaboration methods. Skills within the athletic realm are vast and are transferable in sport. Working at TAP Lindsay shadowed the NFL combine training preseason with Derrick and fell in love with the grit and determination in these elite athletes' eyes. To find what fuels your athletes and know what gets them moving on the field takes more than good programming, but a driven coach just as motivated to see them succeed.

Most importantly her passion for coaching has brought about the ability to communicate effectively while being able to command a large room. While coaching CrossFit is the primary role Lindsay holds at ENG CrossFit, she also coaches bootcamp, the Golden Lions, nutrition, personal training and strongman competitors.

Outside of the gym you can find Lindsay rucking around Cape Coral with the "What The Ruck" tribe, or competing in a local CrossFit comp, Savage Race Rucking Division, and all over the South East U.S. with Spartan obstacle course race. Currently this focused gal is aiming to compete in the GoRuck Games all while going to school for her Master's in Sports Medicine. 

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Coach Geo

Meet Geo

Coach Geo hails from Brooklyn NY and has a military background where he was a Paratrooper with the legendary 82nd Airborne. When Geo is not coaching, he is hard at work as a funeral director and has a degree in Mortuary Science.  

Geo has a strong passion for the endurance event community and loves outdoor activities such as tough rucks, the longer the ruck the better. Geo has personally conducted or participated in several 12–24-hour rucking/obstacle events. Geo enjoys the sunshine that Florida is known for, however, he really loves to get after it in the summer thunder storms, the more aggressive the weather, the better!  

Coach Geo has always been enthusiastic about exercising and loves to help others increase their functional independence. Prior to joining our gym, Geo used to run bootcamp style classes at the local park and enjoys the fulfillment of helping others. Training with others with CrossFit or Bootcamp helps keep Geo accountable and makes the workout more enjoyable. Geo also feels that the ENG community brings a camaraderie that he misses from his years in the military.  

Geo’s other hobbies include recreational shooting, cracking jokes with his friends and being tossed into a swimming pool because of his joke cracking.  

Seeing his members pushing themselves outside of their comfort zone inspires Geo  and he is truly humbled that he gets to be a part of these lions discovering just how strong they can be.  

Favorite Workout: anything that is a long grinder. The kind that leaves you lying on the ground, soaked with sweat and staring at the ceiling wondering what the number of the bus that just hit him was. 

Least Favorite: Overhead squats and any movement that requires him to be upside down.  

Fun fact: Geo has the innate ability to remove his sneakers in a nano second, which comes in handy when his friends are sneaking up on him to throw him in the pool Also, after a brutal workout, you can always count on Geo to say, “easy day”! 

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Coach Dale

Meet Coach Dale

Coach Dale's hometown is Schenectady, New York, but he grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and attended High School and College in Wisconsin.  He moved to Florida 10 years ago where he resided in Sanibel and Marco Island, and recently moved into his family's new home in Cape Coral. 

 Married to wife Robin since 1996 with six children ages 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, and 24. So yes, he is a little on the crazy side, but also has a ton of patience. 

Favorite Foods: BBQ Chicken Nachos with Salsa. Pancakes. Miller Lite in moderation.

Favorite Movement/Lift: Deadlift, Box Jumps, Knees-to-Elbows, and Running. In combination together is best!

Favorite Quote: What good is it if a man gains the whole world yet loses his soul?

Education/Certifications: CrossFit® Level 2 Trainer. Prior to my fitness career Masters of Theology coursework, with an undergrad focus on Psychology, Economics, Real Estate, and Business. Ph.D in School of Hard Knocks.