CrossFit Coaches

Liz Adams Head CrossFit Coach As a high school and collegiate athlete, fitness has always been an integral part of Liz’s life. After her basketball career ended she found that she missed the competitive intensity associated with playing sports. Her brother, Jay, a CrossFitter himself, introduced her to CrossFit and she’s been hooked ever since. Liz thrives off the intensity and both the physical and mental challenges that CrossFit has to offer.

Liz Adams

Head CrossFit Coach

As a high school and collegiate athlete, fitness has always been an integral part of Liz’s life. After her basketball career ended she found that she missed the competitive intensity associated with playing sports. Her brother, Jay, a CrossFitter himself, introduced her to CrossFit and she’s been hooked ever since. Liz thrives off the intensity and both the physical and mental challenges that CrossFit has to offer.

Ian Berger Head CrossFit Coach As a division 1 collegiate soccer player fitness has always been part of his life. Ian realized that his passion for fitness outweighed soccer and found Crossfit in 2009, when he proceeded to open O-side Crossfit with his family. The community, competitiveness and results of Crossfit all drew him to want to share this passion. Ian has competed at regionals from 2011-2016 in 2016 he went to the Crossfit games with Team Dynamix winning the east regionals and  placing 4th world wide. Ian serves as general manager of the NPGL team the  New York rhinos. Crossfit is his lifestyle and sharing/ educating fuels him.

Ian Berger

Head CrossFit Coach

As a division 1 collegiate soccer player fitness has always been part of his life. Ian realized that his passion for fitness outweighed soccer and found Crossfit in 2009, when he proceeded to open O-side Crossfit with his family. The community, competitiveness and results of Crossfit all drew him to want to share this passion. Ian has competed at regionals from 2011-2016 in 2016 he went to the Crossfit games with Team Dynamix winning the east regionals and  placing 4th world wide. Ian serves as general manager of the NPGL team the  New York rhinos. Crossfit is his lifestyle and sharing/ educating fuels him.

CJ Maldonado CrossFit Coach CJ began his Crossfit career four years ago, not quite knowing what to expect. What he found was a community that supports one another, a passion for coaching, and a commitment to health. There is something so amazing about being able to help someone achieve a goal that seemed unattainable, to watch them take those first steps toward the impossible and to cheer them on as they far surpass their own expectations. Maldonado is also an actor and filmmaker who strives to make art that inspires.

CJ Maldonado

CrossFit Coach

CJ began his Crossfit career four years ago, not quite knowing what to expect. What he found was a community that supports one another, a passion for coaching, and a commitment to health. There is something so amazing about being able to help someone achieve a goal that seemed unattainable, to watch them take those first steps toward the impossible and to cheer them on as they far surpass their own expectations. Maldonado is also an actor and filmmaker who strives to make art that inspires.

 
Nicolas Dromard CrossFit Coach Nicolas grew up in Canada where he dabbled in everything, from music to dance to sports. After trying a CrossFit class that one of his friends invited him to, he was hooked! Now Nicolas strives to inspire, motivate and help people achieve their fitness goals by using his endless energy. When not CrossFitting, Nicolas enjoys spending time with his wife who is also a personal trainer, a Pilates and CrossFit instructor. Their kids will come out singing, dancing and throwing heavy barbells! Nicolas is excited to be coaching at ICE and helping members get stronger, fitter and lead healthier lives. 

Nicolas Dromard

CrossFit Coach

Nicolas grew up in Canada where he dabbled in everything, from music to dance to sports. After trying a CrossFit class that one of his friends invited him to, he was hooked! Now Nicolas strives to inspire, motivate and help people achieve their fitness goals by using his endless energy. When not CrossFitting, Nicolas enjoys spending time with his wife who is also a personal trainer, a Pilates and CrossFit instructor. Their kids will come out singing, dancing and throwing heavy barbells! Nicolas is excited to be coaching at ICE and helping members get stronger, fitter and lead healthier lives. 

Deanna Gibaldi CrossFit Coach Everyone starts their fitness journey for their own reasons... Deanna's main goal was to maintain her athleticism while being and to enjoy the occasional doughnut (or 2) and not feel guilty about it.Deanna basically spent the first half of her life as a competitive cheerleader. After college and after cheerleading, she was left with a fitness void, a peppy personality and a lot of hair bows. This was when she fell into CrossFit. She started off as a competitive athlete but quickly found the rewards of coaching, especially the youth. Deanna truely believes in fitness even at a young age, her life is an example of it, but she loves the idea of making fitness FUN. Through the means of CrossFit Deanna has obtained her CrossFit Level 1 certificate, CrossFit Weightlifting certificate and her CrossFit Kids certificate. When she's not coaching, you can find her shaping the youth in LIC, hanging out with her fiancé, relaxing with her family, finding a dog to pet, or just trying to make it as a competitive exerciser.

Deanna Gibaldi

CrossFit Coach

Everyone starts their fitness journey for their own reasons... Deanna's main goal was to maintain her athleticism while being and to enjoy the occasional doughnut (or 2) and not feel guilty about it.Deanna basically spent the first half of her life as a competitive cheerleader. After college and after cheerleading, she was left with a fitness void, a peppy personality and a lot of hair bows. This was when she fell into CrossFit. She started off as a competitive athlete but quickly found the rewards of coaching, especially the youth. Deanna truely believes in fitness even at a young age, her life is an example of it, but she loves the idea of making fitness FUN. Through the means of CrossFit Deanna has obtained her CrossFit Level 1 certificate, CrossFit Weightlifting certificate and her CrossFit Kids certificate. When she's not coaching, you can find her shaping the youth in LIC, hanging out with her fiancé, relaxing with her family, finding a dog to pet, or just trying to make it as a competitive exerciser.

  Allison Warner CrossFit Coach Allison is a lifelong athlete. She began gymnastics at age 3 and competed as a Junior Olympic Level 10 and NCAA Division I gymnast. After college, she began running marathons as her next challenge. She found CrossFit in March 2009 while training for her first triathlon. After her introduction to CrossFit Durham in North Carolina, she quickly drank the CrossFit Kool-Aid and never looked back. Allison competed in the 2010 Dirty South Regionals and 2010 CrossFit Games on Team CrossFit Local before focusing her attention on completing her medical training. When she is not lifting heavy things or coaching at ICE, she is treating cancer patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and doing research on the therapeutic effects of exercise on cancer patients. After more than 10 years of coaching experience in gymnastics, Allison coached CrossFit at CrossFit Durham. She holds a CF-L1 certification as well as certificates in CrossFit Gymnastics and Endurance. 

 

Allison Warner

CrossFit Coach

Allison is a lifelong athlete. She began gymnastics at age 3 and competed as a Junior Olympic Level 10 and NCAA Division I gymnast. After college, she began running marathons as her next challenge. She found CrossFit in March 2009 while training for her first triathlon. After her introduction to CrossFit Durham in North Carolina, she quickly drank the CrossFit Kool-Aid and never looked back. Allison competed in the 2010 Dirty South Regionals and 2010 CrossFit Games on Team CrossFit Local before focusing her attention on completing her medical training. When she is not lifting heavy things or coaching at ICE, she is treating cancer patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and doing research on the therapeutic effects of exercise on cancer patients. After more than 10 years of coaching experience in gymnastics, Allison coached CrossFit at CrossFit Durham. She holds a CF-L1 certification as well as certificates in CrossFit Gymnastics and Endurance. 

Nihan Nelkin CrossFit Coach Coach Nihan will be the first to admit that moving from Turkey to New York came with many challenges. ICE NYC and CrossFit helped her find a family in the city, as well as teach her how far she is able to push herself both mentally and physically. CrossFit became more than just a workout, it became her passion; it became her way of life. After passing her CrossFit Level 1 certificate, she spent months training and shadowing other coaches to broaden her skillset. Now, as a well-rounded Coach, you can find Nihan Coaching our Barbell Foundations and Free Intro To CrossFit classes as well as continuing to shadow other Coaches at ICE NYC.

Nihan Nelkin

CrossFit Coach

Coach Nihan will be the first to admit that moving from Turkey to New York came with many challenges. ICE NYC and CrossFit helped her find a family in the city, as well as teach her how far she is able to push herself both mentally and physically. CrossFit became more than just a workout, it became her passion; it became her way of life. After passing her CrossFit Level 1 certificate, she spent months training and shadowing other coaches to broaden her skillset. Now, as a well-rounded Coach, you can find Nihan Coaching our Barbell Foundations and Free Intro To CrossFit classes as well as continuing to shadow other Coaches at ICE NYC.