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Our Team

We're on a mission

 —to help as many people achieve lasting results in a welcoming and supportive community.

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Meet your new Team

Benjamin Bunn, CEO & Founder

Coach Bunn loves helping people achieve goals they didn't think were possible. A former Green Beret, Coach Bunn knows personally what it takes to push his body to the limit. Coach Bunn is a highly sought military trainer—helping multiple cadets successful train and pass Special Forces's Selection process.

Certifications

Coaching Groups and Individuals since 2008

  • CF-L1
  • CF-L2
  • CF Strongman
  • CF Mobility
  • CF Weightlifting
  • CF Adaptive Athlete
  • OPEX CCP (2016-2017)
  • Training Think Tank Coach's Training (2017)
  • USAW L1

Accomplishments
  • Retired Special Forces Green Beret
  • Competed in 8x CrossFit Opens
  • 225lb Snatch and 325lb Clean and Jerk

Hometown

Tampa, Fl

Favorite Movement

Power Clean

Courtney Tonge, PT Program Manager

Courtney spent most of her early adult life playing competitive and college level soccer before becoming a coach and a trainer. She has been coaching groups and individuals for 2 years and specializes in behavior change exercise and the psychology of fitness. Courtney enjoys working with individuals from any fitness level and feels most accomplished seeing her athletes and clients reach new goals and sustaining healthy living practices.


Certifications

Coaching Groups and Individuals since 2018

  • CF-L1
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
  • ACE Behavior Change Exercise Trainer (CBCE)
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 (Pn1)

Accomplishments
  • B.A in Psychology - minor Behavioral Healthcare
  • Head Coach- BAYSL soccer league (2010)

Hometown

Detroit, Michigan

Favorite Movement

Clean

Danette Gleason, General Manager

Danette picked up CrossFit as a hobby in her early 30s. She regularly assisted her coaches by teaching newer members about fundamentals of CrossFit. Her dedication to her nutrition has also inspired friends and family to seek advice on how to build sustainable healthy habits. Over the past 9 years, her passion for health and fitness developed into a career change. She left the Corporate America world in 2020 to be a CF-L1 and Nutrition Coach. In her short time here, Danette has helped several members reach their nutrition goals. She finds joy in teaching clients how to balance life while still improving their overall health.


Certifications

Coaching Groups and Individuals since 2014

  • CF-L1
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 (Pn1)
  • Precision Nutrition Level 2 (Pn2)

Accomplishments
  • Coached 40+ nutrition clients to meet their goals (2020-2021)
  • Competed in 8x CrossFit Open
  • 20+ Years as Leader in Business Management, Customer Service & Operations

Hometown

Shrewsbury, MA

Favorite Movement

Clean & Jerk

Arielle Murray

Coach Arielle has coached groups and individuals for more than 3 years; specializing in Weightlifting and Nutrition. Arielle has helped over 100 individuals reach their personal goals by educating them on a healthy diet and sustainable nutrition habits. Arielle takes pride in helping our athletes better themselves each and every day.

Certifications

Coaching groups and individuals since 2016

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)
  • USAW Level 1
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1

Accomplishments
  • 64kg Florida State Champion - USAW (2019)
  • 58kg - 21st in the Nation (2017)
  • 58kg Alaska State Champion (2016)

Hometown

St. Louis, MO

Favorite Movement

Snatch


Brooke Straub

After more than a decade of being immersed in the gamut of sports and competition, Brooke decided to put her experiences to use and began coaching group spin classes in 2010.  She's been coaching classes and individuals ever since. It wasn't until a couple of years ago Brooke was introduced to CrossFit. As a diverse athlete; Brooke has competed in track and field, Sprint Triathlons, competitive bodybuilding, and powerlifting; CrossFit drew her attention.  The variety of movements, skills, strengths, and challenges appealed to her immediately, she knew CrossFit was just what she was looking for.  Once she joined the community and learned more of the movements she completed her CF-L1 and internship to become a Cigar City Coach in November of 2020.  In her quest to assist athletes in achieving their goals, Brooke offers nutritional coaching to compliment the hard work put in during workouts.  

"Few things are as rewarding as helping athletes accomplish their goals and set new ones." - Coach B

Certifications
  • CF-L1
  • AFAA Group Exercise
  • NASM CPT
  • Healthy Steps Nutrition Certified

Accomplishments
  • National Champion Powerlifter
  • Over a decade experience in fitness

Hometown

Austin, TX

Favorite Movement

Deadlift

Mike Hernandez

Mike has been coaching groups and individuals since 2008. He is a Prior Marine of 8 years with 4 combat tours. He was medically retired and his focus has shifted to coaching and bringing mindfulness to the adaptive and veteran community. He spends his free time with his family and is also passionate about yoga, acro and surfing.

Certifications

Coaching Groups and Individuals Since 2009

  • CF-L1
  • CF-L2
  • CF-Adaptive
  • Mobility WOD Adaptive Certification
  • Adaptive Alliance Certification
  • Westside Barbell Conjugate Certification
  • USAW Level 1
  • NASM CPT
  • Certified Recovery Support Specialist
  • Mobility WOD Adaptive Training
  • Crossroads Adaptive Alliance Training
  • 200hr YTT

Accomplishments
  • BA in Biology from University of Miami
  • 10 Years Powerlifting Experience
  • Pro Strongman

Hometown

Miami, FL

Favorite Movement

Deadlift

Eric Scola

Eric has a passion for all things fitness. After becoming a state champion wrestler in high school he turned to strength sports. In his early 20s, Eric found crossfit and was instantly hooked. He completed his CrossFit Level 1 in 2011 and hasn’t stopped learning since. If you see a Eric coaching he’s likely caffeinated, motivated, and excited to push you to your potential in a healthy way.

Certifications

Group and Individual Coach since 2011

  • CFL1
  • CFL2
  • CF Powerlifting
  • USAW L1
  • ACE Personal Training

Accomplishments
  • New England State Champion Wrestling 2003
  • 4th Static Monsters International Strongman, Australia
  • Strongman Nationals Qualifier
  • 330lb Axle Clean and Press
  • 245# Snatch

Hometown

Marshfield, MA

Favorite Movement

Overhead Press

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