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Coach Johnny

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CrossFit L2 Trainer, USAW L2

What do you love about CrossFit and Fitness?

My love for sport and competition is what brought me to this amazing sport, as an ex-athlete in track & Field the competitive nature was a void that I had not experienced after school and after many years in the workforce. CrossFit not only introduces Fitness,  it introduces a community of everyday people that want to become better.  No matter their experience level or background, each person sets short and long term goals that are meaningful to their life goals.


What do you love about being and ECF Coach?

I love to see our members walk into the box knowing that they are here for real fitness, they are not afraid to tackle our daily programming that is known to be the toughest around.


What makes your coaching style unique?

My coaching is unique in that I don’t believe anyone should set limitations to what they can and can’t do.  My style is that we may not be able to do it right now….but with enough time and dedication any and I mean anyone can achieve anything.

With over 12 years in CrossFit, along with 8 in OCR racing and a lifetime in sports and Fitness I bring a level of coaching that focuses on individual development with a group setting.  I know first hand every one of my athletes weaknesses and strengths and focus on increasing and developing them.


Words of encouragement for new members?

Real fitness is not an overnight change, it will take time, dedication, and hard work.  If you can trust us, we will  help you achieve your wildest dreams!!

Coach Jess

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CrossFit L2 Trainer / USAW/Burgener Strength L1/ Fitness Nutrition Coach

I’ve been an athlete most of my life. When I was introduced to CrossFit, I fell in love with being strong. CrossFit pushes you beyond your own expectations.

Our ECF motto is  simply NO EXCUSES. We believe in achieving the best mindset possible to be the strongest person inside and out. The programming is tough and that’s what I love most about it. It teaches you to get through challenges. 


I have the privilege to see athletes become the best version of themselves every single day. I enjoy being a mentor and a friend.  I love bringing energy into the room and being the best hour of someone's day.  ​

I have a degree in Psychology and I use it in my coaching daily. Understanding someone's past is the best way to create a game plan for the future. Allowing people to feel safe, secure and confident with their decision to be here is key.  I’ve been successful at helping our members achieve their goals, break bad habits, create new one's and ultimately chase a lifestyle of health and fitness. 


Fitness Nutrition has played a huge role in our transformation success and in helping others have a better relationship with food. I  enjoy seeing the overall transformation in a personal and watching it transition into their performance. I love educating our members.​


Show up. Stay Committed. Trust the plan. Enjoy the Process. Celebrate your victories. 

Coach Wood



CrossFit L1 Trainer / USAW/Burgener Strength  L1


What do you love about CrossFit and Fitness?


I’ve struggled both mentally and emotionally trying to figure myself out throughout my life. I’ve always felt like an outcast trying to find a place to belong. For me and for many other people CrossFit  and Fitness does just that. You surround yourself with other highly motivated and welcoming people just trying to better themselves and it’s contagious! I know when I’m having a bad day I can look forward to getting to the box and doing the workout and it will chase away any negativity I’ve experienced throughout the day. It’s literally therapy that’s never boring. You join this community that’s just so uplifting and you see progress everyday. There’s nothing more satisfying than the feeling of being stronger than you were yesterday and having fun while doing it!


What do you love about being an Elite Core Fitness Coach?


The vibes from the athletes that come through these doors are comparable to none. To be able to have an impact on lives and help people achieve their goals is absolute blessing. Seeing the changes that people make after coming to the gym and intentionally improving their life and lifestyle is nothing short of magical. Being able to be a part of that change is something I will always be grateful for. Everything about coaching lights a fire inside of me. I don’t just love to coach, I love to coach here at ECF and not just because of the athletes but because of the inspiration I get from my other fellow coaches who I look up to with the utmost respect and admiration. Ultimately if you are looking to improve yourself this is the place to be, and I am ecstatic to be apart of that.


What makes your coaching style unique?


When I approach coaching I try to remain mindful about what the client is feeling at the moment. I put myself in their shoes and ask myself, “how would I want to be coached in this situation.” Everyone is different and everyday is different so there are always multiple variables to consider. I take everything into account and not only do I educate and make sure they move well, but I also want them to leave feeling accomplished and having a better outlook on what’s to come. I am extremely passionate about fitness and I use coaching to share that passion with everyone I coach and try my best to make them feel what I feel and brighten their day in the process.

Coach Bryan 

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CrossFit L1 Trainer


I have been into fitness ever since my freshman year in college. It has been a stable anchor in my life. No matter what happens I always have the things I can control: my fitness and my attitude. To me, they go hand in hand. I love how fitness can change a persons life. 

Seeing the individuals day to day and observing their wins. No matter how small, they have such an impact. Someone’s 1st pull-up or performing a proper snatch and seeing their excitement gets me so pumped and that’s what keeps me going. 

II’m not a super naturally gifted athlete. Everything I’ve gotten is from hard work and discipline and I know what it takes to go to the next level. I have a high level of patience and I love to teach. I’ve done all sorts of fitness: Crossfit, power lifting, MMA, boxing, jiujitsu, baseball, cross country running, etc. I love it all and I think all of it can be incorporated into someone’s goals. 

Be consistent! Keep going with whatever you start. You won’t see overnight changes and that’s good because those go away. The goal is getting a little better every day and going after what you want. Don’t stop chasing what’s next and leveling up: whatever that means to you!

Coach Nico 


CrossFit L1 Trainer


What I love about Crossfit is that it doesn't just focus on what your body looks like, but what your body can do. I love that it prepares us for everything, both physically and mentally.

ECF is a place that changed my life, it opened the doors for me and is pushing me towards my dreams and being able to be a coach in that place is an honor for me.

What I consider unique about my coaching style is I teach as I would like them to teach me, I motivate and help them to progress in a way that I would like them to do with me. CrossFit is my life and my goal is to be able to make other people love this sport with the same passion as I do.

My words of encouragement to new members are...

You can, you are capable, you are going to achieve it and we will be here to help you achieve it.

Andrew Hannigan

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I am fortunate to have been a member of CrossFit communities in Ireland, the UK, Poland, France and across the US, and I can say with certainty that CrossFit ECF’s community and coaching are truly as good as it gets. Since joining in July 2023 to rehabilitate from multiple knee reconstructions, I have been inspired by the dedication of the members and the quality of the coaching, and I am grateful to be a small part of this group as the dedicated running coach at ECF!

I have loved sport and competition for as long as I can remember! I participated in track & field and cross country throughout high school, competing at the Irish national championships as part of medal-winning teams, before competing at the NIRCA US cross country championships while at Northeastern University. Prior to multiple ACL injuries I was also an avid soccer and gaelic football player.

Running is often seen as the least enjoyable part of a CrossFit athlete’s training - I want to change this! As a USA Track and Field Level 1 coach my goal is to help you level-up with an understanding of elite running biomechanics and complimentary training approaches to sit alongside our core CrossFit programming. I’m excited to work with members of our community who want to build a positive relationship with running while helping you achieve your specific and unique goals."


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