"Our membership advocates hard work and a strong mindset that not only carries over to the firehouse/ station house frame work but undoubtedly to the field. We seek to promote health and wellness through our daily fitness routine of; constantly varied high intensity functional movement . We're dedicated to both growing our philosophy towards health on a united front while inspiring others to become better versions of themselves and maintaining and enthusiastic team atmosphere"
The Board Members
B.S. in Human Movement/ Exercise Science... CrossFit Level 1/ CrossFit Gymnastics / CrossFit Aerobic Capacity; CrossFit Competitors Course and a USAW Sports Performance Coach. Ricardo’s strong belief in CrossFit methodology and has been a disciple since 2010. The need for competition in a sport was heaven sent when CrossFit hit the scene in 2007. Representing the FDNY in CrossFit 2015 in Virginia, 2017 in Los Angeles and 2019 in Chengdu, China. At WPFG in 2019 he was able to podium, taking the silver medal. Serving as President he aims to progress the club to new heights. He oversees all day to day activities including its social media page on Instagram. Ultimately he hopes to bestow his knowledge as both an athlete and a fan of the sport to invoke a cultural shift towards daily WOD’ing by the membership.
Sasha is our Lead Event Coordinator of any Competition we set forth in the future. His passion and past experience as the event coordinator of the Fire for Life Crossfit Competition is valuable to our team. For years Fire for Life was the best CrossFit competition the job had to offer and it served for a good cause raising awareness for ALS. He works in Washington Heights in Engine 93/ Ladder 45 and has been an advocate of CrossFit training and lifestyle to his firehouse for many years. He currently trains at CrossFit Boogie Down and is a Proven Compete Athlete, the program devised by Shane Orr . His strong faith and awesome approach to any endeavor is infectious to anyone seeking to join the club.
Sam Mina is a Level 1 Crossfit Coach and Pendlay Level 1 +2 certified weightlifter. He has competed across the country at multiple USA Weightlfting American Open events and specializes in the Olympic Lifts. He has been in the Crossfit Community since 2010 when he joined Crossfit the Rock, where he now coaches Crossfit and Olympic Weightlifting.
Representing Squad 288 in Maspeth Queens, Sam recognizes the importance of staying as strong, fit and mentally prepared as possible for both the job, and life. Sam is responsible for taking our logo and devising a pretty awesome shirt with the American Flag intertwined in it. Considered an "OG" to the sport by our Club he's determined to help others reach their potential.