MEET OUR TEAM

Our team is just a bunch of regular folks trying to push people in our community to achieve their fitness goals so they can do extraordinary things (at work and in life). It’s our pleasure to meet you.

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Michael

Head Coach

Certifications

CrossFit Level 2
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Olympic Weight Lifting
CrossFit Gymnastics
CrossFit Endurance
CrossFit Movement & Mobility

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Zoey

Coach
Zoey first discovered CrossFit unknowingly 5 years ago when the commander of her unit told them he had his “Level 2 and their unit was going to train at a high intensity!”  With limited equipment and what she thought was a nutty young captain, she was introduced to CrossFit and her love of fitness exploded. After completing six years in the military, CrossFit has allowed her to maintain an environment where community and camaraderie are still highly valued and rewarded. Zoey is now embarking on an almost four-year journey to obtain her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Mercy College!  She believe’s in loud music (sorry neighbors!), good food, and the New York Rangers. She tries to live every day loving the journey, because if you aren’t enjoying what you are doing – what’s the point of reaching the destination?

Certifications

CrossFit Level 1

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Scarlett

Coach
Scarlett considers herself lucky to have found Crossfit around the same time she was contemplating elliptical-machine-homicide… now her favorite “cardio” is moving weights faster.
A type 2 diabetic, she started training specifically in Crossfit 3+ years ago and has since come off all medication and is a card-carrying member of the “Cool-Aid” crew as a result. She’s a stickler for form and has a voracious appetite for learning new things and applying her fitness outside the gym and/or for charity. From rock climbing to gymnastics tumbling to fund raising through burpees, there’s not much she won’t try once… and she invites you to join her any time you want.
In her “other” lives, Scarlett has competed as a Grand Prix show-jumper in the equestrian arena, and has toured the world as a singer with her band.
A tip for those who read all the way to the end: Scarlett accepts bribery for tardiness in the form of black iced coffee and cookie dough flavored quest bars.

Certifications

CrossFit Level 2
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Olympic Weight Lifting
CrossFit Rowing

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Kent

Coach

Kent is a Westchester native, growing up in the northern part of the county (that town where a former president and former almost-president now live.. :). While living in Manhattan after college, Kent’s brother-in-law recommended checking out a CrossFit class and the rest is history. After 4+ years in the community, Kent completed his L1 and began his coaching apprenticeship under our head coach Mike.

He is a true believer in the core philosophy of General Physical Preparedness. A finance guy by day, Kent loves how CrossFit gathers and uses real and measurable data to quantify progress. His favorite part of the CrossFit’s 100 word method is “regularly learn and play new sports” which he believes is a piece many in the community forget!

Outside of the gym, he spends his time skiing, snowboarding, SUPing, surfing, hiking, playing guitar and trying – and mostly failing – to be as awesome as his wife.

Certifications

CrossFit Level 1

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Joe

Coach
Joe has played competitive sports all his life, most recently as an NCAA college baseball player at Queens College. He is New York State certified physical education teacher for grades k- 12  and is finishing up his masters in special education. He currently works at The Ramaz School as the Athletic Director and a physical education teacher. He’s coached fencing and soccer and currently coach high school boys baseball and girls basketball. His biggest regret about CrossFit is not starting sooner!

Certifications

CrossFit Level 1

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Becca

Yoga Coach
Rebecca. The 6 Foot “Gentle Storm.” Rebecca has been a long time loyal member of Valkyrie. After over a year with us, Rebecca brought over the perfect recipe to help fill the opposite end of our fitness spectrum. Yoga. Her Sunday Yoga classes provide a much needed 1 hour relief from the loud music, cheering and weight slamming during the weekly classes. That, in addition to the implementation of breathing with core control coupled with concise instruction and calm music, Rebecca’s Vinyasa Yoga is the best way to spend your Sunday afternoon.
As Valkyrie is notorious for our focus on mobility and safe movement, you can see why Rebecca’s yoga class is best suited for our abode.
Don’t let her tranquil demeanor fool you though. When it’s time to throw down, Rebecca delivers an explosive punch to every workout she immerses herself into.

Certifications

RYT 200

From All Walks of Life

We love that our coaches and staff come from all walks of life. Their individual experiences and perspectives only serve to enrich the experience here at CrossFit Valkyrie. If you are looking to train for a specific event or skill, please feel free to tell your coach and they will work with you to train for your success!