WHY CROSSFIT ROCHESTER?
To start, CFR owner Joe Celso is the only Level 4 CrossFit Certified Coach in the region. With over 13 years of teaching fitness to kids, grandparents and everyone in between, he's developed a knack for getting the most out of his clients. Very few motivate people to exclaim, "Wow...I had no idea I could do that!" more often than Joe does. Come in and you'll be amazed at what you can do, too.
Our team includes a fantastic group of experienced trainers who all started with Joe's guidance and are now certified to help you become your strongest self.
owner/Level 4 Crossfit Certified
Joe Celso grew up a “315er” with a passion for motocross and football. Having finished with football – while working on his undergrad at UB, he concluded the workouts in bodybuilding magazines really only made his chest bigger and did absolutely nothing to help him ride his dirt bike. It was at that point he began experimenting… creating and testing workouts to improve his own level of fitness. While he found success, he knew there “chinks in the armor.” In the spring of 2006, a former Marine suggested he look at CrossFit and upon reading the philosophy Joe KNEW he was on to something good. Unable to find anyone locally to help him learn the movements, Joe went to CrossFit Atlanta to learn from the man himself – CrossFit founder, Greg Glassman.
Level 1 Crossfit Certified
Greece, NY native Chris Lenzi grew up playing various sports (football,baseball,hockey) but his passion for motocross opened a door for his career. He attended MCC where he earned his AAS in Mechanical Technology, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from RIT in 2009. Lenzi has a knack for pushing people to their limits – in a good way. Lenzi is a motivator. Chris started CrossFitting in 2007 as a way to stay in shape for motocross. Since that time he has made tremendous strides in strength, stamina and in overcoming racing related injuries. Always setting an example in terms of work ethic and intensity, Lenzi received his CrossFit Level 1 Certification in November of 2011 and attended the Strongman Certification in June 2012.
Level 2 Crossfit Certified
Julie Melnik grew up doing gymnastics and playing field hockey in Deerfield, MA. She received a BA in Management from Simmons College, Boston in 1994 and is now a mother of three boys in Fairport,
Julie completed the 2006 Marine Corps Marathon, the 2008 Rock ‘n Roll Marathon and several half marathons. She has also coached soccer for The Pittsford Mustangs. Julie has a strong interest in diet and nutrition after being diagnosed with Celiac’s Disease in 2008.
Julie has been at CrossFit Rochester since October 2008. She received her CrossFit Level 1 Certification in August of 2010, CrossFit Endurance Certification in May 2011 and attended the Coaches Prep Course in August 2011. In 2012 she obtained her CrossFit Kids in May and attended the CrossFit Strongman Certification in June.
3750 Monroe Ave | Pittsford, NY