Jennie is a ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist and holds certifications in CrossFit Level 2, FMS Level 2 and CrossFit Gymnastics. She has attended the CrossFit Gymnastics Seminar and has competed in several CrossFit competitions. She also is First Aid/CPR/AED/BLS certified.
Steph was first introduced to CrossFit in Sydney, Australia in 2014 by accident. Having never done a pull up or lifted a single weight before, she was instantly drawn to the challenging but inspiring atmosphere that CrossFit provided. Having grown up with constant criticisms about her body and being told that women aren’t allowed to be strong and that women shouldn’t lift weights, CrossFit helped build the confidence she needed to know that anyone can be strong as long as you believe you are
Steph has always been fascinated by movement and the human body. She pursued a Bachelor’s and Masters degrees in Immunology and Infectious Diseases but upon returning back to NYC in 2017, she was looking for a new change. She left her career in science and made the switch into coaching and since then has focused on helping other people become not only physically stronger, but to help strengthen their mindset so that they have the confidence the need to reach their utmost potential.
Steph currently holds CrossFit-L1, Precision Nutrition-1, NASM-CPT, and Pain Free Performance Specialist certifications. She is currently working towards a behavior change specialization and NLP certification.
Erick is a seasoned CrossFit coach passionate about the methodology, helping people and CFSBK. Erick recently moved back to the states from Ecuador and we’ve asked him to come on board! Erick has an extensive history with CrossFit in general and even as a member at CFSBK. He is a former affiliate owner and recently took the top spot in the CrossFit Open at the gym! Fun fact, Erick’s first CrossFit workout was “Cindy” and he fainted in round three!
Look forward to seeing Erick around the gym more sharing his knowledge and passion with our members!
More than 10 years of coaching experience
Owner and head coach of CrossFit Quito in Ecuador from 2011 to 2018
Owner and head coach of Powerclub Gym in Guayaquil Ecuador from 2018-2021
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
CrossFit Certificates in: Weightlifting, Endurance, Mobility Competitors course, gymnastics, CrossFit judging and holds a USAW L1 weightlifting certificate.
Contact: efpr230687 [at] gmail.com | Instagram: @efpr23
Patrick began coaching CrossFit in 2009, but his fitness journey really started in 2007 when he was talked into doing “Fran” and never looked back. He took this new found passion and pursued a degree in Exercise Science and Athletic coaching from Saginaw Valley State University.
Since 2009, Patrick has coached at a number of affiliates throughout Michigan, notably CrossFit Petoskey, Chemical City CrossFit, and started his own CrossFit club at his university, before moving to New York City. Patrick is formerly the Head Coach at CrossFit Columbus Circle and you can find him now at CrossFit Union Square, GRIT City, and soon CFSBK.
Patrick’s experience doesn’t end with CrossFit; he also holds the CSCS from the National Strength & Conditioning Association as well as USA Weightlifting. He had the honor of serving as an Assistant Coach for both the SVSU Strength & Conditioning team and the NCAA DII Women’s Soccer program.Patrick enjoys teaching all aspects of fitness but specializes in the Olympic lifts and helping people overcome set-backs/injury to achieve their fitness goals. He holds the Certified CrossFit Trainer (CF-L3) designation and spends his free time serving as a Judge for various Sanctionals and the CrossFit Games. He is currently working towards earning his CF-L4 and aspires to be a member of the CrossFit Level 1 seminar staff to share his passion and experience with new CrossFitters and future CrossFit coaches.
Contact: thepatfrank [at] gmail.com | Instagram: @thepatfrank
Lauren grew up playing sports from a very young age. She started starting playing ice hockey at 6 and tee-ball on a boys’ team at 7. A regular gym goer for years, Lauren eventually began bodybuilding routines. Eventually she grew bored of “pushing weight around and looking in the mirror.” Lauren found CrossFit when she was looking for something more athletic. She knew right away that it was the right fitness pursuit for her. She has participated in a handful of local competitions both in both Scaled and Rx’d divisions.
In August 2016, she left her design career and started coaching at CrossFit Union Square. Later she joined CFSBK, officially making her passion for coaching a full time job.
Lauren is a CrossFit Level 2 Certified Trainer, A Precision Nutrition Coach. Holds a CrossFit Gymnastics Certification. She has attended the Catalyst Athletics Weightlifting Seminar, Outlaw Barbell Camp, and the Active Life Bulletproof workshop.
Lynsey joined the CFSBK coaching staff with a background in dance. She trained, performed, and competed in various dance styles throughout her youth and eventually earned a degree in Contemporary Dance. As a professional dancer and teacher in her 20s, she worked closely with various youth organizations, schools, and councils across England coordinating dance projects for theaters, festivals, and films. She is now a qualified secondary school teacher having received the Post Graduate Certificate in Education at The Royal Academy of Dance in London.
She was introduced to CrossFit in 2015 where her very first class included ‘Helen’. It was hard, it hurt and she hates running – she signed up for a membership as soon as she got home. She loves the constantly varied approach to fitness and the encouragement that comes with being part of a group, so CrossFit quickly became a regular part of life.
Lynsey coaches our Kids and Preteens Program and is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and a CrossFit Kids Trainer.
Contact: cfsbkkids [at] gmail.com | Instagram: @lynsey.roddam
Katie has been involved with team sports for as long as she can remember. Throughout her high school and college days, she kept herself busy playing lacrosse, field hockey, track and field, and swimming and diving. A few months after earning her B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland in 2012, Katie discovered CrossFit at a small affiliate in a friend’s garage. Despite the freezing barbells and need for space heaters during the chilly winter months, the unique sense of community mixed with a competitive atmosphere were enough to keep her captivated.
Katie made the big move to Brooklyn in early 2013 after landing a spot in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at LIU. She discovered CFSBK shortly after we hosted 13.2 and was immediately hooked by the warm sense of community and top notch coaching. She eventually joined the team and began coaching at CrossFit South Brooklyn in February 2015.
Katie has found coaching CrossFit to be the perfect complement to physical therapy, as it has accelerated her ability to explore and understand human movement beyond the clinic. Katie is currently a licensed Physical Therapist providing coaching/physical therapy services and leads the Adaptive Athlete program at CrossFit South Brooklyn. She is also a one on one Performance Care coach for the ActiveLife; where she programs for injured individuals and assists with ActiveLife Movement Workshops at CrossFit gyms up and down the East Coast.
Her area of expertise ranges anywhere from the weekend warrior, to Sanctionals/Games level CrossFitters, Pro Strongman athletes, competitive powerlifters/weightlifters, and adaptive athletes. All in all, Katie is excited to have found the best of both worlds, where she is able to help people of all ages and abilities bridge the gap between rehabilitation and lifelong wellness/fitness.
Katie is a CrossFit Level 2 trainer, CrossFit certified in Adaptive Training, Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms), Functional Movement Screen Provider (FMS), Graston Technique Provider, Rocktape Functional Movement Specialist I, and attended the Catalyst Athletics Weightlifting Seminar.
Contact: Katie [at] CrossFitSouthBrooklyn.com | Instagram: @kharper369
Whitney’s love of movement started early in life. She began ballet at the age of 3 and went on to participate in (and occasionally win) national dance competitions throughout her teens. This passion continued into her college years, and she received her BFA in Dance from the University of Illinois. It was there that she first studied anatomy and kinesiology.
Her first CrossFit experience was in the fall of 2009 when she took a class with CFSBK founder Coach David… and couldn’t walk down stairs properly for three days afterward. Having always been active but never lifted any weight, Whitney spent a good amount of time afraid of an empty barbell and only dreaming of getting a strict Chin-Up. A lot has changed in 10 years! Her goal as a coach is to inspire people to lay a safe, consistent, and sound foundation in their movement and to build a lifestyle of health and strength that is sustainable… for life!
In addition to CrossFit and Short Circuit, Whitney teaches Yoga for Athletes on Saturday mornings. She also loves to travel, hike, and surf!
Whitney holds CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Gymnastics, Precision Nutrition Level 1, and CYT-200HR Certifications.
Contact: Whitney [at] CrossFitSouthBrooklyn.com | Instagram: @whitneymhubbard
Arturo comes to CFSBK with 9 years of training experience working with diverse populations in individual and group settings. Arturo’s fitness background stems from the competitive aspects of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Strength and conditioning were a major aspect of hi training for amateur MMA fights, amateur Muay Thai fights, and NAGA tournaments and therefore truly sparked his interest in fitness. Since then, he has participated in several CrossFit Opens, Olympic weightlifting meets, and many local CrossFit competitions.
His current certifications are: USA Weightlifting L1 Performance Coach, USA Weightlifting LWC Referee, NASM CPT and CES, CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Powerlifting, CrossFit Gymnastics, and CrossFit Movement and Mobility.
Arturo is also the 2016 USA Weightlifting Masters (Age 40-44, 85kg) National Bronze Medalist.
Contact: Arturo [at] CrossFitSouthBrooklyn.com | Instagram: @coach_arturo_rz