Behind the Scenes + Behind the Desk

Izzy Levy Izzy Levy is a Level 2 CrossFit Coach, Personal Trainer and Certified Nutritionist. A CrossFit enthusiast, Izzy brings passion, spirit and discipline to ICE NYC.  His introduction to CrossFit was a humbling experience. Sucking wind only half way through the workout, he never felt so belittled and emasculated. He realized then that his past 15 years of exercising was just his warm-up.  Izzy is obsessed with 3 things; family, CrossFit & music. These are 3 things that he can not live without. They drive him to succeed and condition him to elevate beyond the status quo. They are a never ending obsession. They always evolve into a new and exciting form. Izzy loves life & he loves people. He is compassionate and strives to motivate others. 

Izzy Levy

Izzy Levy is a Level 2 CrossFit Coach, Personal Trainer and Certified Nutritionist. A CrossFit enthusiast, Izzy brings passion, spirit and discipline to ICE NYC. 

His introduction to CrossFit was a humbling experience. Sucking wind only half way through the workout, he never felt so belittled and emasculated. He realized then that his past 15 years of exercising was just his warm-up. 

Izzy is obsessed with 3 things; family, CrossFit & music. These are 3 things that he can not live without. They drive him to succeed and condition him to elevate beyond the status quo. They are a never ending obsession. They always evolve into a new and exciting form.

Izzy loves life & he loves people. He is compassionate and strives to motivate others. 

Allison Zerkle UES & TriBeCa Manager and watcher of dogs Community and connecting with people is at the core of what Allison loves. After moving to New York and hoping to find a CrossFit community that compared to her gym family in Columbus, she found ICE and quickly realized that this place would be her second home in the city. With a background in yoga and coaching hockey, Allison finds great importance in both functional movement and using her workouts as a moving meditation of sorts. You can find her at ICE UES plotting our next awesome community event, slinging smoothies, picking up heavy things and putting them down. When shes not at the gym you will most likely catch her at the beach or in the water listening to some tunes.

Allison Zerkle

UES & TriBeCa Manager and watcher of dogs

Community and connecting with people is at the core of what Allison loves. After moving to New York and hoping to find a CrossFit community that compared to her gym family in Columbus, she found ICE and quickly realized that this place would be her second home in the city. With a background in yoga and coaching hockey, Allison finds great importance in both functional movement and using her workouts as a moving meditation of sorts.

You can find her at ICE UES plotting our next awesome community event, slinging smoothies, picking up heavy things and putting them down. When shes not at the gym you will most likely catch her at the beach or in the water listening to some tunes.

Gabby Wolinsky Social Media Editor Gabrielle Kassel is a New York based writer who has a deep affinity for weight-lifting, living mindfully, and the em-dash. She has been published in Women’s Health Magazine where she worked on the online editorial team, the internet where she freelances as a health and fitness writer, and ICE NYC where she works as the social media editor. In her free time she can be found reading self-help books, practicing hygge, reminiscing about her time as a collegiate rugby player, or making memes for the ICE NYC Instagram.    

Gabby Wolinsky

Social Media Editor

Gabrielle Kassel is a New York based writer who has a deep affinity for weight-lifting, living mindfully, and the em-dash. She has been published in Women’s Health Magazine where she worked on the online editorial team, the internet where she freelances as a health and fitness writer, and ICE NYC where she works as the social media editor. In her free time she can be found reading self-help books, practicing hygge, reminiscing about her time as a collegiate rugby player, or making memes for the ICE NYC Instagram.

 

 

Billy Saunders Jr. Member Experience Billy Saunders Jr. is an Actor. Athlete. Artist. Advocate for Positive Vibes. He is passionate about life and pumped to be a part of ICE NYC’s fit fam. Born and raised in Southern Maryland (GO TERPS!), he fell equally in love with his small town country life as the pulse of a vibrating city around him. Along the way, he stumbled into a CrossFit gym and is hooked for life. CrossFit gives him the ability to join a community, family, and lifestyle bigger than himself and he loves the emotional and physical feats he can accomplish in a single class of likeminded athletes from all walks of life. Outside of the box, Billy is a Swim Instructor, TaeKwonDo Blackbelt, proficient juggler, and has worked professionally as an actor on both stage and screen. Nothing means more to him than sharing stories, creating relationships, and learning more everyday about what it means to be human. The way to Billy’s heart is sailing, a good smoothie, and a smile.  @bsaundsjr

Billy Saunders Jr.

Member Experience

Billy Saunders Jr. is an Actor. Athlete. Artist. Advocate for Positive Vibes. He is passionate about life and pumped to be a part of ICE NYC’s fit fam. Born and raised in Southern Maryland (GO TERPS!), he fell equally in love with his small town country life as the pulse of a vibrating city around him. Along the way, he stumbled into a CrossFit gym and is hooked for life. CrossFit gives him the ability to join a community, family, and lifestyle bigger than himself and he loves the emotional and physical feats he can accomplish in a single class of likeminded athletes from all walks of life. Outside of the box, Billy is a Swim Instructor, TaeKwonDo Blackbelt, proficient juggler, and has worked professionally as an actor on both stage and screen. Nothing means more to him than sharing stories, creating relationships, and learning more everyday about what it means to be human. The way to Billy’s heart is sailing, a good smoothie, and a smile.  @bsaundsjr

Gaby Wong Member Experience Gabrielle Wong is a nationally qualified NPC bikini athlete, personal trainer, and Precision Nutrition certified coach. She has membership and training experience from Orangetheory Fitness, New York Yoga and Equinox. She was introduced to Crossfit by her husband, a CF-L2 coach and it has easily become her passion, lifestyle, and a challenge she can't resist. "Crossfit has mentally and physically challenged me to be my best, train harder, faster, and press into the amazing community around me." Her free time is also spent doing yoga, martial arts, and taking adventures with her teacup chihuahua, Winter.  Gabrielle has a full time corporate job in hospitality management and hotel development but fitness will always remain her true passion and calling. "I never considered myself an athlete growing up but I fell in love with moving and getting stronger, and it's my greatest joy to share that love with others who crave that vitality."

Gaby Wong

Member Experience

Gabrielle Wong is a nationally qualified NPC bikini athlete, personal trainer, and Precision Nutrition certified coach. She has membership and training experience from Orangetheory Fitness, New York Yoga and Equinox. She was introduced to Crossfit by her husband, a CF-L2 coach and it has easily become her passion, lifestyle, and a challenge she can't resist. "Crossfit has mentally and physically challenged me to be my best, train harder, faster, and press into the amazing community around me." Her free time is also spent doing yoga, martial arts, and taking adventures with her teacup chihuahua, Winter. 

Gabrielle has a full time corporate job in hospitality management and hotel development but fitness will always remain her true passion and calling. "I never considered myself an athlete growing up but I fell in love with moving and getting stronger, and it's my greatest joy to share that love with others who crave that vitality."

Sabrina Glunt Member Experience Sabrina is a newcomer to New York City but not to fitness! She grew up in Ohio as one of the more overweight students in her class. In 2010 she made a change: she joined a gym, competed in several Kettlebell lifting competitions, and joined her high school’s cross country team. After high school, Sabrina went on to the Ohio State University to major in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and taught fitness classes (like cycle, bootcamp, and circuit training) at the OSU recreation center. After graduating, she knew she wanted to continue working in the fitness world. Sabrina is very excited to be apart of the ICE family and can’t wait to see where her journey here will take her!

Sabrina Glunt

Member Experience

Sabrina is a newcomer to New York City but not to fitness! She grew up in Ohio as one of the more overweight students in her class. In 2010 she made a change: she joined a gym, competed in several Kettlebell lifting competitions, and joined her high school’s cross country team. After high school, Sabrina went on to the Ohio State University to major in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and taught fitness classes (like cycle, bootcamp, and circuit training) at the OSU recreation center. After graduating, she knew she wanted to continue working in the fitness world. Sabrina is very excited to be apart of the ICE family and can’t wait to see where her journey here will take her!

Brittany Snell Member Experience Brittany is a nationally qualified NPC figure competitor, born and raised in the great state of Ohio.  She attended The Ohio State University for undergraduate studies.  During her time at OSU, she was a supervisor of group fitness and handled the day-to-day tasks making sure the group fitness classes ran smoothly.  After graduating from OSU, Brittany moved to Florida for law school, which is where she fell even more in love with all things fitness.  She started competing in the NPC as a bikini competitor and after one year of competing, she chose to make the change to figure.   In May of 2017, Brittany moved to NYC and found ICE because she was looking for a fitness community that she could call home.  

Brittany Snell

Member Experience

Brittany is a nationally qualified NPC figure competitor, born and raised in the great state of Ohio.  She attended The Ohio State University for undergraduate studies.  During her time at OSU, she was a supervisor of group fitness and handled the day-to-day tasks making sure the group fitness classes ran smoothly.  After graduating from OSU, Brittany moved to Florida for law school, which is where she fell even more in love with all things fitness.  She started competing in the NPC as a bikini competitor and after one year of competing, she chose to make the change to figure.  

In May of 2017, Brittany moved to NYC and found ICE because she was looking for a fitness community that she could call home.  

Mason Sullivan Member Experience Mason Sullivan hails, pun intended, from West Tennessee where he grew up on a farm and bailed hay every single summer of his life. Mason played just about every sport under the sun, except for basketball, with soccer being his focal point all the way to a Collegiate level at Bethel University for a year stint in 2009. Mason did his first WOD in the summer of 2007, “Murph”, and realized then and there that whatever this Crossfit sport was – it was awesome! Mason graduated from Belmont University in 2014 with a BFA in Theatre Performance and a double minor in Nutrition and Business. He just recently graduated in May 2017 from Pace University with an MFA from The Actor’s Studio. The first box he’s ever called home is ICE NYC where he joined as a member in the summer of 2016. He has held certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in Personal Training and Yellis Aquatics as a Certified Lifeguard along with AED, First-Aid, & CPR certifications. A lifelong fan of comics if he’s not busy in the gym you can probably find him devouring comic books over at Midtown Comics or reading Mary Pope Osborne’s The Magic Tree House series

Mason Sullivan

Member Experience

Mason Sullivan hails, pun intended, from West Tennessee where he grew up on a farm and bailed hay every single summer of his life. Mason played just about every sport under the sun, except for basketball, with soccer being his focal point all the way to a Collegiate level at Bethel University for a year stint in 2009. Mason did his first WOD in the summer of 2007, “Murph”, and realized then and there that whatever this Crossfit sport was – it was awesome! Mason graduated from Belmont University in 2014 with a BFA in Theatre Performance and a double minor in Nutrition and Business. He just recently graduated in May 2017 from Pace University with an MFA from The Actor’s Studio. The first box he’s ever called home is ICE NYC where he joined as a member in the summer of 2016. He has held certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in Personal Training and Yellis Aquatics as a Certified Lifeguard along with AED, First-Aid, & CPR certifications. A lifelong fan of comics if he’s not busy in the gym you can probably find him devouring comic books over at Midtown Comics or reading Mary Pope Osborne’s The Magic Tree House series