CrossFit Coaches

  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.

  Mike Ramirez    CrossFit Coach   Mike has been in the health and wellness industry for 9 years now specializing in both personal and group training. From sports specific athletes to soccer moms, fitness has a place in everyone’s life that should be explored and challenged. His goal as an instructor is to bring education and standards to each person he works with. In his opinion, “Wellness comes from a combination of mind, body, and spirit. Each one of us can tap into these to create a better, stronger foundation for life and fitness.”"

Mike Ramirez

CrossFit Coach

Mike has been in the health and wellness industry for 9 years now specializing in both personal and group training. From sports specific athletes to soccer moms, fitness has a place in everyone’s life that should be explored and challenged. His goal as an instructor is to bring education and standards to each person he works with. In his opinion, “Wellness comes from a combination of mind, body, and spirit. Each one of us can tap into these to create a better, stronger foundation for life and fitness.”"

 
  Stephany Bolivar    CrossFit Coach   Stephany started CrossFit in April 2013, after coming to NYC for a summer internship and gaining almost 20 lbs. Moving back to Georgia for her final year in college, she realized just how unhealthy her lifestyle had become from being an athlete from the moment she could dribble a basketball all the way through her sophomore year in college playing soccer. A friend mentioned CrossFit and Steph never looked back. Stephany received her Level 1 in January 2014 and started coaching under Shana Alverson at CrossFit East Decatur in Atlanta, GA. Stephany wants to be competitive in the sport of CrossFit but her biggest accomplishment are not her personal goals but those of the athletes she coaches. Seeing an athlete understand a movement, or go for that next weight or just seeing them gain confidence in themselves is better than anything else. Aside from her Level 1, Stephany also has her pre/post natal certification.

Stephany Bolivar

CrossFit Coach

Stephany started CrossFit in April 2013, after coming to NYC for a summer internship and gaining almost 20 lbs. Moving back to Georgia for her final year in college, she realized just how unhealthy her lifestyle had become from being an athlete from the moment she could dribble a basketball all the way through her sophomore year in college playing soccer. A friend mentioned CrossFit and Steph never looked back. Stephany received her Level 1 in January 2014 and started coaching under Shana Alverson at CrossFit East Decatur in Atlanta, GA. Stephany wants to be competitive in the sport of CrossFit but her biggest accomplishment are not her personal goals but those of the athletes she coaches. Seeing an athlete understand a movement, or go for that next weight or just seeing them gain confidence in themselves is better than anything else. Aside from her Level 1, Stephany also has her pre/post natal certification.

  Brendan Bellantoni    CrossFit Coach   Brendan grew up just north of NYC in New Rochelle where he was a life long athlete. He went to the University of Delaware to play football and get his degree in Finance. Knowing he never wanted to sit at a desk all day and missing being in the gym during his athletic career he became a personal trainer right after college. After training at some big box gyms fell into CrossFit. It felt very reminiscent of his college football days and became hooked. At the same time he started playing rugby for a few club teams in NYC. So he dedicated his training toward coaching and training again. Brendan has played for the Olympic Development Academy 7s team as well play for the US National Rugby League Team. Now that his athletic career is over due to injuries he trains people to reach their full potential in the world of fitness.  Certifications:  Crossfit Level 1  NASM CPT  NASM Behavior Change Specialist  ACE Fitness Nutritionist

Brendan Bellantoni

CrossFit Coach

Brendan grew up just north of NYC in New Rochelle where he was a life long athlete. He went to the University of Delaware to play football and get his degree in Finance. Knowing he never wanted to sit at a desk all day and missing being in the gym during his athletic career he became a personal trainer right after college. After training at some big box gyms fell into CrossFit. It felt very reminiscent of his college football days and became hooked. At the same time he started playing rugby for a few club teams in NYC. So he dedicated his training toward coaching and training again. Brendan has played for the Olympic Development Academy 7s team as well play for the US National Rugby League Team. Now that his athletic career is over due to injuries he trains people to reach their full potential in the world of fitness.

Certifications:

Crossfit Level 1

NASM CPT

NASM Behavior Change Specialist

ACE Fitness Nutritionist

    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.