JAY HACHADOORIAN

OWNER | HEAD COACH


Jay discovered CrossFit in 2009 when his “friend” Dave Lipson crippled him with the Filthy Fifty, and knew there was no turning back. As a former competitive triathlete and a private running and triathlon coach, Jay quickly saw how effective CrossFit workouts would be, both in the gym and on improving performance in any sport. After experiencing the benefits first hand, he incorporated private CrossFit training into his athletes programming. In late 2011 he became an assistant coach at CrossFit Virtuosity while continuing to work at New York Sports Med and Physical Therapy as a PT Aide.

Jay has been athletic most of his life. Growing up he was a swimmer, diver and water polo player. He competed in Club Water Polo for FSU. In 2002 he took on the sport of triathlon, focusing on the XTERRA off-road circuit and was sponsored to race all over the US, Japan and Europe for the 2005-06 seasons. Jay loved learning about how the human body works, and how individuals can achieve incredible feats through hard work. He has a knowledge- and information-based coaching style and seeks to empower his athletes to take control of their own training. Jay is thankful and excited for the opportunity to share his unique training background with the members of CrossFit Gantry.

Jay has achieved the distinction of CrossFit Level 3 Certified trainer. He is one of only six in the New York area.

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 3 Certified Trainer (CF-L3)
  • CrossFit Competitor’s Course
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Football
  • USAW Sport Performance Coach
  • POSE Method Level 1
  • USAT Level 2

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CHRISTINA GLOGER

OWNER'S BOSS | WEIGHTLIFTING COACH


Christina has been involved in fitness for over 20 years, longer than she’d like to admit. She studied dance for many years and found her first love, Pilates, which she has been teaching since 2001. After running a few marathons and practicing yoga, she found herself looking for a more exciting, all encompassing strength and conditioning platform. In 2010 she discovered CrossFit, during which time her main goal was to beat her husband Jay during wods. Immediately drawn to the intensity of CrossFit, as well as the skills and strength that are needed for the gymnastics and weightlifting components, Christina became consumed by the desire to get better. She qualified and competed at Regionals as an individual athlete in 2011 and 2012. In 2013, she joined Kylee on Team Dynamix, winning the North East Regionals and placing 5th at the 2013 CrossFit Games.

These days, Christina’s fitness goals are less competitive and more focused on staying strong, moving well and having fun in the gym, while chasing after her clients and baby.

Her primary goal for athletes of all ages is to help people move and feel better. She draws from an extremely wide range of exercise vocabulary and is capable of designing workouts for complete novices, injured athletes, as well as aspiring CrossFitters of all ages. Her hands on approach and no nonsense attitude have earned her the title of Crossfit police at the gym.

Certifications

  • Certified CrossFit Level 3 Trainer (CF-L3)
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
    • Authentic Pilates
    • NASM CPT
    • TPI Golf Fitness Instructor
    • USAW Sport Performance Coach

    BRYAN KAPUSTINSKI

    MANAGER | ASSISTANT HEAD COACH


    Bryan found CrossFit in 2010 and immediately fell in love with its competitive nature, it’s intensity, and the community atmosphere. He was always athletic and gravitated toward team sports, playing football in high school and rugby in college – and post-college – while earning a degree in biology and neuroscience. Bryan spent four years on active duty in the Army as a scout sniper in Fort Drum, NY and served overseas in Bosnia from 1999 to 2000. After a couple of years of CrossFitting, Bryan became a coach at CrossFit Virtuousity and has developed a hands-on style of coaching with an emphasis on keeping people injury free. Bryan has a special place in his heart for hero WODs.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 3 Certified Trainer (CF-L3)
    • CrossFit Gymnastics
    • CrossFit Power Lifting
    • CrossFit Olympic lifting
    • CrossFit Mobility

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    JOEY SWIDLER

    WEIGHTLIFTING HEAD COACH


    Joey has spent the past 6 years as Lead Coach for the Brooklyn Barbell Olympic Weightlifting Team, during which time he has cultivated several nationally ranked weightlifters as well as coached his team at countless USAW-sanctioned local competitions. He believes in a process oriented approach to weightlifting (snatch, clean, jerk), and understands that only consistent exposure leads to these high skill movements can result in progress. Beyond weightlifting, Joey has over 10,000 hours of CrossFit classes, 1:1 personal training, and kids strength and conditioning classes under his belt. He is proud to represent Long Island City Barbell at weightlifting meets to come, and looks forward to lifting many kilos with all of you!

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 3 Trainer/Certified CrossFit Coach
    • CrossFit Kids Trainer
    • CrossFit Specialty Certifications: Olympic Weightlifting, Nutrition, Running & Endurance, Kettlebells and Gymnastics
    • USA Weightlifting Advanced Sports Performance Coach
    • USA Weightlifting Club Coach (awarded to coaches with two or more national level athletes)
    • Clinical Weightlifting Coach through Dr. Quinn Henoch and Juggernaut Strength
    • Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) Mobility Specialist with Dr. Andreo Spina
    • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Traveling Seminar Staff Member
    • CPR/AED Certified through the American Red Cross

    DEVIN KITTLE

    COACH


    Growing bored of the globo gym experience, Devin found CrossFit in 2011 through the main site and he and a friend decided to try the workouts on their own. He has been actively involved in athletics most of his life. In high school Devin played soccer, basketball and baseball and was a four-year starter on the NYU-Poly baseball team in college. As a senior he was selected to the Skyline All-Conference Team, won the Skyline Conference batting title, hitting .432, and was voted MVP. After completing his career as a player, Devin had interest in sharing his knowledge with other athletes and joined the NYU-Poly coaching staff as an assistant. And within less than a year of starting to do WODs he became an assistant coach at CrossFit Virtuosity. Devin wants to help athletes improve their overall performance—whether in sport or in life—by helping them improve each movement. Devin has made great strides at becoming a better athlete since following CrossFit training methodologies and his only regret is that he didn’t discover it sooner!

    Certifications:

    CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

    CrossFit Olympic Lifting

    CrossFit Football

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