JOE ROMANO

Owner/Coach

With 30 + years of experience, fitness and training is not just a hobby for me. It is my passion and lifestyle. When I found CrossFit 9 years ago, it was easy to see the benefits of this physically and mentally as opposed to other methods that I have done. Now at 57 years of age, I experience the benefits of this type of fitness every day.  Through coaching, I have the opportunity to work with others, to help them achieve their fitness goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Look forward to welcoming you into our community.

Certifications:
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Powerlifting
  • Strongman
  • CPR/AED
CrossFit Achievements:
  • 2010 CrossFit Games Masters Competitor finished 12th in the world
  • Top 50 CrossFit Masters division worldwide for the past 3yrs
  • 2014 CrossFit Games Open placed 25th worldwide
  • 2015 CrossFit Games Open placed 37th worldwide 
  • Competed in over 20+ CrossFit Competitions
Powerlifting Achievements:
  • Masters Raw Modern Division 165lbs 40-70yrs 
  • Back-squat: 420lbs currently ranked 17th nationally 
  • 1110lbs total currently ranked 27th nationally
Sports:
  • Football | Wrestling | Baseball | Skiing
  • Motocross: Pro /Am
  • Snowcross: Pro /Am

JONATHAN SHANKMAN

Owner/Coach

I was first introduced to Crossfit by my partner Joe In 2012. I began to practice my skills daily and became interested in learning more about the functional movements that Crossfit encompasses. The physical and mental progress I have seen through Crossfit has brought me to want to help others see the same success.

Experience
  • CrossFit West Livingston-Head Coach 
Certifications
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids Trainer
  • CPR/AED

ANTHONY VAZQUEZ

Head Coach/General Manager

I started CrossFit in October of 2013 after I finished up my soccer career. There was something about getting into the gym and putting my body through mental and physical challenges everyday that I could not get enough of. After constantly seeking to find the best version of myself, I wanted to take what I had experienced and instill it in others. Shortly after, I found myself registering to do my CrossFit certification and then participating in my first Open. Before I knew it I began coaching. When an athlete walks through our door, my goal is to make sure the hour I get to spend with them is the best part of their day.

Experience:
  • CrossFit Shrewsbury – CrossFit Coach and Head Youth Athletic Coach CrossFit
  • Queens CrossFit Coach
Certifications:
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
  • CPR/AED
  • United States Soccer Federation National “E” License
CrossFit Achievements:
  • 2014 CrossFit Games Northeast Regional Team Competitor
  • 2015 CrossFit Games East Regional Individual Competitor
  • 2016 CrossFit Games East Regional Individual Competitor
Athletic Achievements:
  • 2013 Professional Soccer Player (Pittsburgh Riverhounds – USL)
  • 2012 Professional Soccer Player (Puerto Rico Islanders FC – NASL)
  • New York Red Bull Youth Academy Player
  • Division 1 Collegiate Soccer Player (St. John’s University/Monmouth University)
  • 4 Year Multi-Sport High School Varsity Athlete (Soccer/Swimming/Track)

JACLYN DEMIRO

Coach

I consider myself a very competitive, all around fitness and health enthusiast due to my upbringing in which I played numerous sports including soccer, softball, track and basketball. When I was in elementary school I had a strong interest in playing on the boys football team, which I acquired when my uncle played professionally in the NFL.
My competitiveness was formed early in life when I began training as a competitive gymnast from age 4 – 12.  I very proudly achieved level 8. After gymnastics, it was difficult for me to find a sport that gave me as much satisfaction, so my father converted part of the garage into a gym so that I could start training on my own.
I started CrossFit at age 15 and have since become an avid CrossFit competitor, always training for the next big competition where I can test my fitness.  I am CrossFit Level 1 certified and plan on going back for more certifications so that I can expand my knowledge of the rapidly growing sport of fitness.  CrossFit is a passion which has physically and mentally prepared me to challenge myself and improve my skills so that I can motivate and inspire others to reach their fitness goals.

Experience:
  • Crossfit Coach/Mission Fitness
    Crossfit Coach/Crossfit Queens
    Personal Trainer & Small Group Trainer/New York Sports Club
Certifications:
  • CrossFit Level 1 Certification
    PNF Contract-Relax Certified
CrossFit Achievements:
  • Crossfit Caldwell, Battle of the Burbs
    Crossfit ACT Garage Games, NJ
  • Flex on the Beach, Long Beach, Long Island
    Crossfit ACT Partner Competition, NJ
    Crossfit Steamed, NJ, Individual
  • Crossfit Shrewsbury Partner Palooza, NJ
    Wodapalooza, Miami, FL