Coaches

Howie | Coach

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting
  • CrossFit Strongman
  • Pendlay Weightlifting Level 1
  • Pendlay Weightlifting Level 2

Favorite wod: Diane

Favorite movement: Deadlift

Favorite quote: “More is not better, better is better”

Favorite ice cream: Coffee

Athletically I come from a competitive tennis background but have always been just a gym rat. I found CrossFit in 2011 while You Tubing new workouts for myself as I was fighting boredom at the regular gyms. I joined CrossFit Virtuosity Summer 2011 and developed from a regular 5:30 class guy to competing. I thoroughly enjoy the randomness and varying possibilities of testing my physical fitness with CrossFit and as a result have competed in CrossFit, Olympic Lifting and Strongman meets in the past couple years.

A graduate of the CrossFit Virtuosity Coaches program who enjoys helping people realize the athlete in themselves.

James Wright Jr | Head Coach

 

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • USAW Level 1
  • USAW LWC Referee
  • CF Kettlebell Level 1
  • Mobility Specialist

Favorite wod: Grace

Favorite movement: overhead squat

Favorite ice cream: salted caramel

Favorite quote: the greatest moments in life are realizing that you have achieved something you never thought was possible – jbw

Learning about myself as an athlete and how the human body moves is something that always makes me strive to be a better coach. CrossFit is an outlet for me and my athletes to grow and learn from each other in an extremely positive community. I’m honored and excited to be a part of such a wide array of amazing people.

Reginald Lominy | Coach

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1

Favorite wod: Grace

Favorite movement: Back Squat

Favorite ice cream: Chocolate

Favorite quote: When something gets hard, don’t quit, just put your head down and keep pushing

I came from a wrestling background and started CrossFit in 2011 at CrossFit Virtuosity as a way to help my wrestling training in High School.

February 2012 I became a part of “Steve’s Club”, a CrossFit program to help at risk youth by exposing us to proper coaching, facilities, mentors and peers. The Summer of 2012, I was asked to join the Assistant Coaching staff at CrossFit Virtuosity as a result of my passion and discipline.

In the past year I have competed successfully on a regional level at Olympic Lifting, winning several Tri-State meets as well as nationally, placing 9th in the nation at the 2014 USAW Junior National Championships this past February.

Michele Kelber | Coach

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • Coaches Prep (May 4,5)
  • CrossFit Kids
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • AADP Certified Health Coach

Favorite wod: Annie!

Favorite movement: Power Clean!

Favorite ice cream: Steve’s Salty Caramel, but Scotch Chocolate is a close second!

Favorite quote:“All you need is 20 seconds of insane courage and I promise you… something great will come of it.” ~ We Bought a Zoo)

After ten years, I left my career as an attorney to pursue my passion: fitness! My interest steadily grew over the course of my own 95lb weight loss journey. As a certified health coach and personal trainer, I focus my work assisting adults with similar challenges that I faced, programming for marathoners while incorporating strength training and coaching KIDS! I run CrossFit Kids programs at CrossFit Virtuosity in Brooklyn and CrossFit Gantry in LIC and love it! CrossFit Kids provides an opportunity for children to create a lifelong love of fitness. I’ve seen first hand my young athletes develop into confident, self-assured, leaders through fitness. Don’t worry, I’m an accomplished athlete in my own right, completing three marathons, countless half marathons and triathlons and competing in various local CrossFit competitions. I am also the managing director of Steve’s Club NYC, a 501(c)(3) program bringing CrossFit to at-risk youth.

Mario | Coach

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • CrossFit Kids Trainer
  • Red Cross CPR Certified

I grew up playing hockey & baseball but switched to swimming and water polo in high school. In college, I was four-year member of Babson College’s swim team. After college, I remained active by running, doing a traditional globo gym routine, and then got into boot camps. In 2010, I was introduced to CrossFit mainsite WODs by a friend and have been hooked ever since. I joined CrossFit Virtuosity in 2011 and entered the coaching program in 2012. My brother in-law and I had our own Affiliate in San Juan, PR during 2013 and 2014, ISLA CrossFit. In addition to teaching CrossFit, I trained a couple tri-athletes focusing on swim technique and endurance drills. I joined Prospect Heights coaching staff in 2015 after I came back to NYC. I hope to see you at Prospect Heights!