Kaleena found CrossFit when a friend introduced her to the sport. The first workout was Fight Gone Bad, and she fell in love with the sport she realized she had been doing all her life. “I loved going to a gym and loved the functional movements,” she explains. “When I saw powerlifts and a clock on the board, I knew I had found my sport.” Some of Kaleena’s accomplishments include 2015 2nd Place CrossFit Games Team Division with CrossFit Milford, 2015 Wodapalooza 3rd place Elite Female Division, 2014 CrossFit Northeast Regionals 10th place, 2013 CrossFit Games 19th place with three 1st place finishes in individual events, 2013 CrossFit Northeast Regionals 3rd place, 2012 CrossFit Northeast Regionals 8th place, 2012 Hoboken Winter Challenge 1st place, and 2011 CrossFit Northeast Regionals 11th place. Certifications: NASM CPT, Crossfit Level 1 Certification, Crossfit Level 2 Certification, Crossfit Endurance Certification, Crossfit Movement and Mobility Certification, Crossfit Strongman Certification, Crossfit Gymnastics Certification, TRX Suspension Trainer Certification.
Shawn the “RAM” has been in the Fitness Industry for over 17 years and has never found anything as Challenging and Motivational as CrossFit. Besides the Program and Structure of it, it’s the Community and the feel he gets at boxes & competitions that makes him want more! He loves being a part of it and can’t wait for the next competition. In 2000, Shawn lived through a near-death experience. While on vacation, he tried jumping into the ocean, but instead slipped and landed on a ledge, sustaining serious injuries. “They told me I was never going to walk again”. Once I heard that, something lit up inside of me. I was not going to succumb to that and he didn’t. Since then, Shawn has had many accomplishments in the Crossfit Games including Finishing 1st place in the world at the CrossFit Masters in 2014, 2015 and 2016. His driving force and 3 biggest motivating factors are his three boys, they keep him dialed In, motivated and never allow him to give up! They’ve been there at every Games appearance and will be there on his quest to defend his title on the road to the Games. Education: BS – Exercise Physiology/ Sports Medicine – CPT CFL1 Certified – CrossFit Kids – CF Weightlifting – CF Mobility – CF Gymnastics
A Florida native, Chad has been heavily involved with fitness his whole life. For 30 years, kickboxing and Martial Arts have played an immense role in Chad’s life. In high school, Chad was a standout multisport athlete. As a football player, he received All-State honors and was heavily recruited by division 1 schools. He eventually took his talents to the University of Northern Alabama where he enjoyed a successful college football career before returning to South Florida. Since then, he has been working in the fitness industry managing gyms in the Miami area. Chad has found CrossFit and it has changed his life. He is a Level 2 certified CrossFit and Gymnastics coach.”
Former regional athlete, Alfred Arango has been involved in the CrossFit world since 2008 and in 2009 decided to take it to a completely different level. Since then he has attained his Certification as a level 1 CrossFit trainer as well as becoming an affiliate owner! Alfred is also an Olympic Weightlifting and Endurance coach, has coached a number of Regional athletes, taken athletes to the CrossFit Games, and does individual programming for those that desire to improve their athletic abilities!
Christine Bagiotti is from Hollywood, Florida. She has been part of the Fitness Industry since 2003. Christine takes pride in her level of responsibilities that she gives to clients. She possesses the ability to work with clients that range from athletes to the general public of all ages and fitness levels. Certified under Chief Instructor, Pavel Tsatsouline, as a Level II RKC Instrutor in proper Russian kettlebell training has allowed her to host many workshops and help promote kettlebell training in the state of Florida. She is a Level I Crossfit Instructor and certified CrossFit Kettlebell Instructor as well.
Matt is originally from Middletown Ct and currently works in the field of higher education as a university administrator here in South Florida. He has been involved in sports and fitness his entire life. He has been doing CrossFit for two years, and is a CrossFit level 1 certified instructor. “CrossFit has been a significant enhancement in my life. It’s fundamentals translate very well into my daily life. Crossfit and those I train with have become integral pieces of my daily life. Whether you are looking for better overall health, stress relief or to compete, crossfit can be an amazing addition to enhance you as a person”.
Born and raised in sunny Miami, FL, Dannia is currently in school pursuing her future as a Physical Therapist. When she is not burying her nose in school books, Dannia is at CrossFit Armed enjoying the sound of the barbells dropping on the platform. Presently a competitor and CrossFit Level 1 Coach, Dannia states that walking into CrossFit Armed two years ago was the best decision she has ever made. I found my passion! As an athlete, Crossfit has come equipped with a plethora of valuable lessons, it has altered Dannia’s life immensely and now she gets to witness the growth from a different perspective, watching others become stronger both physically and mentally. I absolutely love everything about it the dedication, the drive, the camaraderie, the discipline, the triumphant feeling of progression and the family-like relationships that are built.
Lisa was born in Germany but spent most of her life in Cape Town, South Africa until moving to Miami in 2016. She has been involved in sports and fitness her entire life and even in her corporate career she held up senior marketing positions for major global sports brands, such as Virgin Active and adidas. Lisa found CrossFit 4 years ago and fell in love instantly. Since then she trained through 2 pregnancies and believes that the CrossFit lifestyle is a key component in the overall well-being of adults and children. Following her passion for fitness and family, Lisa became a certified CrossFit Level 1 and CrossFit Kids coach in 2017.
“I feel privileged to have grown up in a very active family, which laid the foundation for a healthy lifestyle and my love for exercise. I therefore feel passionate about getting kids involved in an active lifestyle from a young age and I strongly believe that through the programming and community aspect of CrossFit we have the ability to create a healthier future for our kids and the next generation.“
Frank Murphy has been part of the fitness industry for fifty years. Frank grew up playing football and other sports. At the age of 17, he joined the US Army as a recon scout. While in the army, Frank continued to play football and started boxing. After his military career, Frank became heavily involved in martial arts. In 1987, Frank opened his first gym in Jacksonville, FL. Since then, Frank has owned and operated US1 Fitness Center in North Miami. Frank was introduced to Crossfit in 2010. CrossFit continues to offer Frank that competitive edge that all athletes look for. Frank’s goal is to have one of the best CrossFit and athletic training facilities ssible and to be a reminder that anyone can train hard and get great results, regardless of age.