CJ

Born in Brooklyn, NY - Raised in Jersey City, NJ - Became the man that I am today in the midwest at Marquette University & The University of Notre Dame. Family & Education were two important pillars of my youth and continued to be ever present as I went through school and moved across the US. I was able to get my bachelors degree at Marquette & my masters degree at the University of Notre Dame (the same place I met my lovely wife, Anna Egalite.)

With the love and support of my family, I played high school football, I participated in hip hop performance groups, danced for traveling african dance troupes, and was part of latin american dance associations. After college I became a group fitness instructor in formats such as Zumba, RIPPED, Tabata, Bootcamps, Cycle, and TRX when I eventually found my calling as an ACE certified personal trainer.

Why did I become a personal trainer? To educate and motivate on an individual, one on one level. The ability to use my knowledge, experience, and love of something to help enrich somebody else's life. I've had so many clients tell me their favorite part of the day was our session; what a fantastic feeling! I can't believe how lucky I am to play such a pivotal role in people's lives. It's really a cool existence!

The next part in that journey was to be able to have that impact on a larger scale through the Crossfit community. Crossfit was able to challenge me in ways that I did not know I needed. So seeing the opportunity to be that impact in someone else's life is an opportunity that I jump at. I view myself as a catalyst in a person's life. Even though I am not actively participating in the process, my presence is necessary for the transformation to occur. 

The best part for me is to see the wonder in a member's face when he/she just did something that she had considered entirely beyond her grasp. Seeing confidence building, starting with physical confidence, and then permeating into all areas of his/her life. 

My goal is to pass on to those who want to improve their body, self-esteem, performance and quality of life through my passion, my energy and vast professional knowledge.

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certification

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