Coaches & Staff

Steve Lynch

Steve has been CrossFitting since 2009.  As most of us do, Steve found CrossFit to be a life-changing experience and decided to dedicate more and more of his time to it.  Eventually deciding to leave the corporate world and his desk behind, he fell in love with helping people realize that they are capable of things they never thought possible.  Never short on motivation, he looks forward to sharing that with people every day.

  • CrossFit Level 2 trainer
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Seminar
  • CrossFit Powerlifting Seminar
  • Catalyst Olympic Weightlifting Seminar
  • Starting Strength Seminar
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Sam Gaberal

Sam has been doing CrossFit since 2007. He trained at CFNYC for 2 years where he met Steve and they both realized they both worked well with each other. Sam has participated in every open since 2010 and has helped coach and open several CrossFit gyms. When not enjoying the community CrossFit offers, Sam is a physical education teacher at a New York City Public school, where he coaches a football team. Finding a ton of love for Powerlifting, Sam never gave CrossFit up, and manages both a Competitive powerlifting career with CrossFit workouts to stay on top of his fitness lifestyle.

Masters in Physical Education from Brooklyn College (MSED)
CrossFit Level 2 trainer
New York State license to teach History grades 7-12
New York State license to teach Physical Education grades K-12
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting seminar
CrossFit powerlifting seminar
CrossFit football seminar
CrossFit rowing seminar
CrossFit movement and mobility seminar
CrossFit strongman Seminar
Starting Strength Coach Seminar
Dan John’s Mental Meat Heads Seminar
Robb’s Wolf’s Paleo Solution seminar
New York State certified first responder
American Heart Association health care provider advance CPR/AED

Levi Grosswald

Levi started CrossFit in 2007 at CFNYC, where he trained for a few years. While attending grad school from 2009 to 2012, Levi trained at several CrossFit gyms in the NY area, until he met Sam, Steve, and Henry in 2012. Levi has competed in several CrossFit and powerlifting competitions, even recently placing second in the 2014 SBWC Raw Open Powerlifting Fall Classic 75kg weight class. Levi has also been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for several years, where he makes particular use of his CF strength and conditioning training. Levi combines his passion and years of training experience to deliver results to all of his athletes. Plus, if you’re looking for a karaoke partner, he’s definitely your man.

Crossfit Level 1 Trainer

Henry Lee

Henry Lee has been doing CrossFit since 2011 and has attained his level 1 in early 2014. He is also an active Muay Thai fighter and uses CrossFit as his main strength and conditioning program. Henry has found a passion in encouraging and helping people live a healthier lifestyle through both Muay Thai and CrossFit.

CrossFit Level 1 Coach


2016 WKA Eastern Regional Muay Thai Champion
2015 WKA Super Lightweight NY State Champion
2015 U.S. Muay Thai Open Tournament Finalist

2014 WKA Unified World Championships in Italy:( Muay Thai: Gold Medalist, K-1: Silver Medalist)
2014 WKA US National Team Member
2014 IKF Kickboxing Tournament Champion
2014 WKA National Tournament silver medalist
2013 TBA Semifinalist
2012 fought at Madison Square Garden

Julia Lang

PreSchool Teacher by day and a CrossFit bad ass by night. Julie has been with us since the our humble beginnings. She’s been CrossFitting for over 5 years.

CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Kids certifications
CPR & First Aid

Mark Marrero 

With over 4 years of CrossFit experience and over 7 years of Muay Thai Training (out of Renzo Gracie Academy), Mark brings many years of athletic experience with him when he trains Athletes in both Martial Arts and in CrossFit


CrossFit Level 1 Coach
2014 Wka Novice National Champion
2014 Unified world silver medalist 2016
Rev Gear Champion of Champion tournament Finalist