Trainers

Gina Nicolosi

I have been CrossFitting for 5 years – once I started, there was no turning back. I loved how empowered I felt doing CrossFit and couldn’t get enough of it. I currently have a CrossFit Level 1 Certification, have completed the following courses and specialty seminars:

  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Trainer
  • CrossFit Nutrition Seminar
  • CrossFit Coach’s Prep Course
  • Certified ACSM Personal Trainer
  • CrossFit Strongman Trainer’s Course

I ran a half-marathon in 2010 and have absolutely no interest in a full – for now! I have also competed in 2 USAW Olympic Lifting competitions. I have 4 children and live in Fairport, NY.

Mary Connolly

I have worked out in various gyms for all of my adult years. In 2008 I discovered CrossFit, loved it and never looked back. It changed me completely – mind and body. I am a Registered Nurse and have practiced nursing for 30+ years, and have always made health and fitness a priority in my life.
I have taught CrossFit Kid’s classes and created “Team Fitness Youth Squad” – volunteering to teach sixth graders in two of our city schools all about fitness.

In 2010 I qualified and competed in the Masters Division at the International CrossFit Games held in California.

As a trainer at CrossFit Fairport, I am very excited to help others transform their lives. This is my passion.

My certifications include:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Level 2 CrossFit trainer
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Trainer
  • CrossFit Strongman Trainer’s Course

I live in Fairport with my husband Tom and have 3 grown daughters.

Phil Derleth

As a former Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. With an intense interest in health and fitness, I found my way to Crossfit in early 2012. After a few months of training and my hunger to learn more, I found myself taking the level 1 trainer’s course and in 2014-2015 taking a 100 hour course in sports Chiropractic and am now an International Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner. I try to apply my professional career as a Doctor of Chiropractic, my advanced knowledge in human body bio-mechanics and my national board certification in physiotherapy to every class that I am coaching. Perfection of human movement is both my passion and my career. The display of control and grace under conditions of duress are what allow for both injury prevention and athletic dominance. Your fitness and life goals, whatever they may be, are achieved through the pursuit of perfection. To do this in a supportive community atmosphere, such as CrossFit Fairport, is powerful, inspiring, and successful.

Crossfit has truly changed my life and my family’s life, and I cannot imagine a scenario where crossfit is not part of my routine. I currently live in Penfield with my wife and three young boys.

Alex Fee

I have been CrossFitting for almost 3 years. I never thought that a Groupon would lead me to where I am today- I can’t imagine my life without this sport. It truly is a sport, and we are all athletes. I love CrossFit because of its infinite scaleability- it’s possible for anyone to excel at it! I’m a 10th grade English teacher in Gananda and am excited to bring my teaching skills to the gym. Come on in and see what we can do for you.

Nicole Mickol

I fell in love with CrossFit in 2013 after trying just about every other fitness program out there! I was a competitive gymnast throughout childhood and high school and have about 7 years of coaching experience including the YMCA, Gymnastics Training Center and the Fairport Varsity Gymnastics team. Currently I am a Special Education teacher in the Fairport Central School District. Besides CrossFit, my other hobbies include running, yoga, reading, and being a ‘foodie’. I have been participating in CrossFit competitions for about a year and love the challenge that it brings. I received my CrossFit Level 1 certificate in 2015 and love to share my passion for health and fitness with others!

Mac Millar

I have been CrossFitting for 3 years. This was the first and only thing I stuck with. Previously I tried running, P90X, Planet Fitness and other gyms but just never stuck with it. The trainers, environment, and support offered at CrossFit Fairport changed the way I look at fitness. I have now obtained my CrossFit Level 1 Certification and look forward to opening up other’s eyes and minds to the wonderful world of CrossFit. I live in Fairport NY with my wife and 10 year old daughter who also attend classes at CrossFit Fairport.

Carolyn Privitera

Accomplished endurance athlete who turned to CrossFit after being somewhat burned out from the long hours of training for Ironman Lake Placid in 2010, various other triathlons and marathons, both on and off roads.
Impressed by how much more “fit” I was after 6 months of CrossFit than I was from doing years of straight endurance sports, I was hooked. I decided to see what CrossFit Endurance was all about and got my Cert in 2012. From there my love and respect for the sport of CrossFit and the athletes who do it grows more and more every day.

I love to help people get stronger, be more mobile, have better race times, (if you are so inclined). I emphasize proper form as a priority in strength work and it is equally important in running / rowing / swimming.
Favorite sayings are “Lift Pretty” and “Run Pretty”

My certifications include:

  • Level 1 trainer
  • CF Endurance
  • Level 1 Cross Fit Gymnastics
  • Cross fit Rowing
  • Olympic lifting

Stacy Taylor

I decided to go to CrossFit Fairport when my friend, from another CrossFit gym, suggested I give it a try. And there was a Groupon involved, so how could I miss, right? That was 3 years ago. I tried it then and still love it today. So much so that I became a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer in April.

I love the way I feel after a WOD and I can’t believe how strong I am. Who knew that at age 57, I would be stronger now than I was in my 30’s.

Coaching CrossFit on Thursdays at 3:30 and 5:00 is great fun and it helps me learn more about the folks who come to the classes too. I get to share my knowledge about CrossFit and help folks become more physically fit.

CrossFit Fairport has changed my life and how I look at tasks and jobs now. I have more confidence and the “I can do anything” mindset, thanks to this wonderful gym and the great coaches and people who come to the workouts.