CrossFit Coaches

Ian Berger Head CrossFit Coach UES 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 UES

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.

Deanna Gibaldi Head CrossFit Coach Tribeca 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

Head CrossFit Coach Tribeca

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.

 
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.

 
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. 

  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. 

 
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