Rob stumbled through the glass doors of CrossFit Core Fitness on a sunny Saturday in the summer of 2015 and has been a member/coach ever since. He currently holds his CrossFit Level 1, a Bachelors degree from Binghamton University and is pursuing his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Prior to CrossFit, Rob played several sports, including Division III basketball in college until the team doctor alerted him to the fact he was only 5’10 and wasn’t growing anytime soon. Although he’s relatively new to coaching CrossFit, Rob has also competed in charitable bodybuilding and powerlifting competitions throughout the years and spent more hours in a gym then he’s proud of.
Aside from making daily poor attempts at jokes and reminding everyone to keep their “knees out, chest up” all day, Rob spends his Wednesday evenings working with the youth ministry at the Vineyard Church and most other nights watching his favorite New York sports teams disappoint him again. He has grown to love everyone at CCF like family and is constantly motivated to be the best athlete and coach he can by those who work their butts off around him on a daily basis.
Cara is entering her eleventh year as a Health and Physical Education teacher at Jamesville-Dewitt High School, where she also coaches swimming and track and field. She brings a breadth of fitness knowledge to the table, having completed both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Exercise Science. She was also a three-sport athlete in high school and a two-sport athlete in college. She has personal training experience, as well as experience teaching group fitness classes at the YMCA and other local facilities. In her free time, Cara competes locally in triathlons, where she has placed in the top of her age group in several local races. She also enjoys yoga, soccer, basketball and any form of physical activity that can bring her new challenges and keep her a well-rounded athlete. Cara discovered Crossfit in 2011 and has never turned back. The intensity of the workouts, along with the camaraderie of its members is what makes the Crossfit community so very special. She looks forward to helping Core members reach their fitness goals and to help them strive to become the very best, most fit versions of themselves. More about CrossFit →
Ryan received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree at Saint Lawrence University in Biology. He is currently attending SUNY Upstate Medical University in order to obtain his doctorate degree in physical therapy. Ryan’s objective is to diligently work on developing his knowledge, skills and behaviors in order to become an excellent, well-rounded, competent physical therapist and coach.
Ryan has been involved in fitness his entire life being a three-sport athlete playing basketball, baseball, and soccer. He is intrigued by the complexity of the human body and loves the idea of health and fitness as they relate to well-being. He continues to enjoy playing sports, weight lifting and the outdoors. He displays his admiration for individual and social wellness at Core by helping each client meet his or her specific goals. He believes that a personal sense of wellness encompasses a balance of physical, mental, emotional, and social health and many individuals enter a fitness environment with the hopes of fulfilling more than just the physical component.
Ryan has an extensive knowledge base in kinesiology, exercise science, and the complexity behind the human musculoskeletal system. He is able to create and supervise skilled rehabilitative treatment plans for clients of various ages and abilities. He has had experience as a group fitness instructor and Vitality coach at the Institute for Human Performance in Syracuse.
Using his experience with CrossFit and Functional Interval Training he is excited to jump start individual’s paths toward success the second they walk through the door. Ryan’s personality, diverse athletic background, and his ability to readily adapt exercises to meet the needs/wants of each client demonstrates his ability to help people continually progress.
“I truly enjoy empowering people through fitness. My primary goals as a coach, future health care professional, and active member of the fitness world are to help others achieve their own level of optimal performance in order to prevent health problems and enhance overall quality of life.”
Bryan is a former teammate and classmate of Sean Eaton, graduating from Westhill High School in 2005. He was a multi-sport athlete in high school, serving as captain on both his Varsity Football and Track & Field teams. He played college football at the University of Rochester from 2005-2009. After graduating from college, he worked as a volunteer football coach at Westhill, eventually becoming the Head JV Football Coach in 2012 and certified NYSPHSAA member. Bryan has always been very involved in athletics and offers a unique coaching background. “Coach Perry” began CrossFit in 2012 when Core first opened and has been a familiar face at the gym since. He also spent two years training and competing with the Syracuse Chargers Rugby Football Club. Bryan is very familiar with the surrounding community and enjoys many local sporting events throughout year. He still has a passion for running and often competes in local races. Running has long been one of Bryan’s strong suits and he enjoys the opportunity to help others reach their full running potential in addition to perfecting their skills in the gym. Bryan knows what it takes to get the most out of fitness training and brings a strong sense of leadership, enthusiasm, and encouragement to the Core Fitness community. He is excited about his role as a trainer with Core and to assist members in achieving their fitness goals for a long time to come.
their health by means of exercise, nutrition and fostering positive outlooks to allow individuals to reach their full potential. He is a graduate from Onondaga Community college with an A.A.S degree in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program and a B.S. in Exercise Science from Syracuse University. Currently, he is working on attaining his Doctoral degree in Physical therapy from Upstate Medical University and is preparing for the Certified Strength and Condition Specialist (CSCS) certification exam. Dillon’s interest and education have led him to have experience in working with a variety of athletes ranging from; youth/AAU to collegiate athletes implementing injury risk screening assessments, prevention and rehabilitation programs, with a focus on sports injury prevention, running mechanics, sport specific plyometric program, dynamic core stabilization, and strength training. Dillon joined the Core training team because of the community and teamwork atmosphere that this facility demonstrates and strives to continue to provide positive energy and motivation to all members of the gym to allow individuals to reach new heights that they may have never thought possible.
Ben is a 35 year old husband and father of two awesome kids who loves to coach CrossFit. Introduced to CrossFit in January 2013, he was skeptical at first, but like any experience in life you never know unless you try! Before CrossFit he had a regular gym routine, mon-weds back and bi's tues-thurs chest and tri's legs on Friday and abs everyday. Not producing the results he wanted, being pretty lonely with ear buds in and zero conversation or comradery, he made the switch. Ben was active with football, wrestling, and lacrosse in high school and played lacrosse in junior college. Ben spent the last decade working for FedEx and decided that it was enough and that it was not rewarding. Now being a CrossFit level 1 trainer, Ben uses everyday as an opportunity to learn and grow. He plans to continue the path of education and pursue the Level 2 trainer and more from there. “Everyday on this journey I witness something positive; someone achieving their 1st pull up or muscle up, faster metcon time, a new PR in a lift, or just enjoying themselves amongst other like minded people. Knowing and being apart of that is the positive experience for me.”