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.”
Having been raised in Miami and attending the University of Miami for my bachelor’s and master’s degrees, I have seen the city grow and had the opportunity to participate in sports and fitness my whole life. Started weightlifting and running track in high school. Then continued my weightlifting and transitioned into long distance running. At the peak I ran the NY Marathon, which is an event that I will never forget. Started CrossFit in 2017 and fell in love with it. I quickly gained my Crossfit Level 1 trainer designation and began to be more involved in the overlap between healthcare, fitness, nutrition, and longevity. During my career as a corporate executive, I never gave up my passion for sports and fitness, working out daily and continuing my learning about fitness and nutrition. I retired as Chief Technical Officer at Dexcom Inc. in 2017, after spending 12 years with Dexcom. In my role, I was responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of Dexcom’s research and development functions, as well as manufacturing operations and information technology.
Carly Scola is a native from Mesa, Arizona and currently serves as an admissions counselor and assistant strength coach at a local university here in South Florida. Carly is a former NCAA Division I gymnast at Arizona State University. While at ASU, she received her undergraduate degree in Communications. She then went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Kinesiology from Georgia Southern University. After her stint at ASU, Carly spent a number of years as a head optional and compulsory coach at the club gymnastics level. Throughout her entire career as an athlete and coach, Carly has always had a strong passion for fitness and helping others. She was introduced to CrossFit in 2016 and has been actively involved in the community since. Her goal every day as a coach, is to impact the lives around her and challenge others to become the best version of themselves.
It wasn’t until her 20s that Lulu got involved in fitness. Her journey started with bodybuilding but eventually she fell in love with the functionality that Crossfit offered – it wasn’t just about the body looking good, but moving great as well! Besides being a CF Level 1 trainer, she also has certifications as a personal trainer, body mechanics, functional and core training specialist. Outside of fitness, she’s also studying to become a nurse. Growing up as an overweight child, she knows there’s no short cuts, and in order to get results, you must put the work in – so if she’s giving you tough love, it’s because she cares.
Born and raised in Miami, I have a love for sports and the outdoors! For 7 years, my passion was soccer, I was the captain of my varsity team and I loved bringing everyone together to enjoy the sport. Once I graduated college I felt the need to challenge myself and I stumbled upon CrossFit. The sport allowed me to be competitive with others and more importantly with myself. Not to mention all the everlasting friendships I have made at the gym.
With my background in Business and Marketing and my new found passion for fitness and helping others, I became a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and the manager of the gym! I am happy to make an impact in others lives and health, one workout at a time! 🙂
I grew up in Venezuela, playing all kinds of sports like soccer, basketball, baseball and beach volleyball. But when I first tried CrossFit at 18, I became addicted. 7 years later and my passion for CrossFit continues to grow as I learn more about it as an athlete and coach. I am now happy to show others how great this sport can be for you and its many health benefits. Join me at my Sunday Sweat classes at 10 am!