Welcome Brian Lelli to the Coaching Staff!

Brian Has been a member of the staff for the last couple weeks,  has done a great job of integrating into our community. Brian brings tons of experience and a passion to for helping people. Brian actually owns a successful gym in upstate NY, Forged Fitness: Home of Crossfit Chili.  Please take the time to introduce yourself and welcome him the staff. He recently moved down with his wife Katrina and beautiful New born, Mia. Katrina recently obtained a new job in Stuart, FL as Physician’s Assistant and the move was to connect back with her family. Welcome Brian, Kat and Mia!

Here is Brian’s Bio:

CrossFit Level 1&2, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach, CrossFit Gymnastics

Brian’s training history starts back in 2001 at Rochester Institute of Technology where he and a group of his friends started the first RIT Weightlifting Club as a club for like-minded individuals to get together and train with one another. This was his first chance to learn coaching others. From his freshman year in 2001 through 2010, Brian trained in a powerlifting style and competed in close to a dozen competitions. From 2011 to early 2013 Brian took it upon himself to create a better and healthier body for himself. This included dropping nearly 55 lbs in the course of a year dropping from 232 lbs to 179 lbs. This transitional year included the adoption of CrossFit training and Brazilian Ju Jitsu. During his time on the mat, he went from a slightly large “ex power lifter” with horrible muscular endurance and no cardio to speak of to have competed in many BJJ competitions and coming away with many medals at each one. Since 2010 he has found his home in training CrossFit and has been excelling at it ever since! Brian is always there to welcome questions and keep the mood light so if you have anything on your mind while reading this or when you’re in the gym, he’s the guy to ask!