Former NFL Strength & Conditioning Coach, Barry Chait, opened one of the first affiliates in New York.
CrossFit Orange NY (CFONY) is a grassroots affiliate that was founded in the earlier days of the CrossFit movement.
It has been an amazing experience seeing the lives of hundreds of people changed who have come through our doors.
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CROSSFIT ORANGE NY COACHES
Barry ChaitOwner & Head Coach
Former Fitness Coordinator of NYPD Former Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach of the New York Jets NYU Graduate Proud Husband and Father of 3
Lucie CrisanoCrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Danny MartinCrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Kurtis ThomasCrossFit Level 2 Trainer
In 2012 I moved to New York from Boston. To pass the time in a strange state I became an avid runner, logging 25+ miles per week and running half and full marathons. In late 2012 I tried my first Tough Mudder, I thought being a runner, a 13 mile obstacle course with elevation would be no big deal. I was wrong, I struggled mightily. I soon realized I needed more than just cardio every day. In 2013 I walked into CFONY looking for something more, and I will say, what I found was life changing.
I started off slow, weights were a new world to me, but I loved the challenge. After 3 months of WODing 4-5 times a week, the community at CFONY had hooked me. I began training intensely, logging 7-10 WOD’s per week (many times 2-3 WOD’s a day) plus extra lifting on the side. I bought a season pass for Spartan races in 2014…My top finish was 5th in my age group. Crushing a 12 mile, 30+ obstacle Spartan Beast in Vernon NJ. In total, I ran 15 Spartan races, 4 Tough Mudders and 3 Battle Frog races in 2014. I doubled those numbers in 2015. My success in the OCR circuit is 100% due to crossfit.
After an unfortunate knee injury in the spring of 2016 I took some time to rehab. With my spare time I got my Crossfit Level 1 Certification in March at Crossfit Garden City. I began to assist coaching the CFONY OnRamp program and In July I went for my Level 2 Certification at Reebok One in Boston MA. In October 2016 I began coaching regular classes at CFONY on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5:30-8:30. I have also designed the CFONY 101 class and look forward to its launch in 2017. I have helped people of all ages, sizes and backgrounds to reach their fitness goals. Whether it’s weight loss, nutrition, skills or muscle gain… I enjoy each individual challenge and with patience and persistence we can achieve any goal, large or small!
“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”