Meet the Trainers
Our trainers at South Mountain CrossFit are educated, motivated, and supportive. They are commited to improving the lives of the people within our community by operating a facility that offers high quality training and education to our participants. The motives for our trainers are to provide a safe and fun environment for all members to work out in.
They will help you determine, achieve, and even surpass your health and fitness goals. Whether you are an experienced athlete or someone who is new to exercise, our staff will be able to provide the appropriate guidance and motivation to get you started on the road to a new way of training, and a new way of living.
Physical activity has always played a major role in Kurt’s life. His father taught him early on that it’s important to be a well-rounded athlete and that every sport deserves a shared amount of respect. He was involved in a variety of athletics growing up and played soccer and lacrosse in college. After he graduated, he continued to play club sports to fuel his drive to compete. About 3 years ago, after tearing his ACL, a friend encouraged him to try some CrossFit workouts. Although he had never set foot in a box, he signed up to compete in the 2010 sectional competition. To put it nicely, it was a humbling and eye-opening experience for him. The following week he signed up at a local affiliate and never looked back. Kurt currently has his CF-L1 certification and CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification. Aside from CrossFit, Kurt loves snowboarding, hiking, and mountain biking. firstname.lastname@example.org
Brad grew up playing numerous sports as a child but focused primarily on his soccer game throughout high school. In college he fell in love with lacrosse and played two years at Bloomsburg University. He was also an avid snowboarder and worked his way up in rankings through local competitions. During college, he took his snowboarding to the next level and placed in national competitions across the country. He also coached a snowboard team for two years that included many athletes that went on to also compete nationally. Brad has completed the CF-L1 trainer’s course and looks forward to obtaining more certifications in the future. He truly loves training and watching his athletes progress over time. Brad relentlessly seeks more material to educate himself to become a better trainer and a better athlete. email@example.com
I have always been athletic and wanting to find the next challenge. I played Lacrosse, Baseball, Basketball, etc. you name it, I played it. I was just not getting the “push” I needed. Finally, I started training with Mike Abgarian and he showed me what Crossfit was all about. After the first time, I was hooked.
CrossFit changed my life and kept me away from certain vices that could have potentially ruined my life. Without it, I never would have been who I am today. CrossFit is, and will always be a part of my life. Cleaning eating, and a healthy living is what I am all about.
I just want to train people so that they look good naked!!
Dominic doesn’t say no when it comes to a challenge. There’s never been a time when he tells himself that he can’t do something. He constantly challenges himself – pushing himself to go above and beyond even his own expectations. With a passion for the outdoors stemming from his roots in Colorado, Dom has never passed up a chance to be active – playing soccer, basketball, baseball, going snowboarding, swimming, golfing, biking, you name it. When he lived in Texas, he found camaraderie in his high school football team, going all the way to the state championship. Here he developed a close group of friends who were always motivating each other to be stronger, faster, and better – holding each other accountable for being fit and healthy while always having a good time. In Pennsylvania, Dom found Crossfit, and through this he has found a new purpose in life while challenging himself and others to reach their full potential. His dedication to being the best that he can be and helping others reach their full potential continues to be his goal.
Eric wasn’t much of an athlete growing up. He has always enjoyed time on the water fishing, kayaking, and canoeing with his wife and son, but working out was never really a priority. He hated traditional gyms. It wasn’t until his brother in law convinced him to try a CrossFit gym in 2011 that the idea of being an athlete as an adult ever seemed possible. Eric instantly fell in love with the community that surrounds CrossFit and knew early on that he wanted to get as many people involved as he could. It didn’t take long for that passion for sharing Crossfit to lead him to becoming a trainer. Eric currently holds a CF-L1 certificate and is looking forward to continuing his education in fitness and nutrition.
Jake first found Crossfit about two years ago when looking for a change from the same old gym routine. He quickly fell in love with the exciting, challenging workouts that always kept him guessing. After being a three sport standout in high school and an All-American for the UCLA track and field team he was searching for his next athletic challenge. Crossfit was that challenge. Jake quickly fell in love and ended up competing at the Crossfit Mid Atlantic Regional in both 2011 and 2012 with his team, Crossfit 610. More recently he took a break from serious training to go back to school and complete an accelerated BSN program from DeSales University. He is excited to be able to use his knowledge and experience in helping others achieve their goals through Crossfit.
JAMES (AKA FOX)
Jim “Silver Fox” Cahill spent his childhood and teenage years as an avid athlete. The majority of his time was devoted to wrestling, baseball, and football. He also dabbled in BMX biking, cross country running, and golf. After high school he fell out of the sporting life however still kept in shape at the local “globo” gym. In late 2009 a coworker told him that he had signed up for a local CrossFit gym and was loving it. He had heard of crossfit before but never gave it much thought. after months of nagging his coworker convinced him to sign up. One of the first workouts was fran and for some strange reason, that hooked him right in! Since then he has been training and competing in competitions locally and a few out of the area. He obtained is Level 1 certificate in early 2013 and attended the David Durante/Chad Vaughn weightlifting/gymnastics seminar not too long after.
Joel grew up very active and competitive playing football, baseball, soccer, basketball, and both roller and ice hockey. After a knee injury and multiple concussions playing high school football he was forced to stick with just lifting weights. Joel stayed active during college and really stepped up his endurance game running 5k’s, half marathons and even a full marathon. All the races in the world still didn’t fill the void left by the lack of competitive sports in Joel’s life. CrossFit was just what he needed, and he started his journey in March of 2012 after just shy of 10 years of “body building” type workouts. Joel was immediately humbled and tried to soak up as much knowledge as possible and completed his Level 1 in April of 2013. He thoroughly enjoys coaching athletes and expanding on his CrossFit knowledge base.
Peter has always been involved with sports since a young age. He fell in love with wrestling at a young age and continued through college at Shippensburg University. At Shippensburg he completed his degree in exercise science furthering his scientific knowledge basis of sports, activity and the health benefits of exercise. After loosing interesting in strict weightlifting after college, Peter found Crossfit from a close friend. He was not able to sit down for two days after his first workout and was instantly hooked. Peter loves the community, competitiveness and more than anything, loves to see his peers succeed, whether it be a new person record on a workout, a lift or to shed some pounds. You can always find him yelling words of encouragement or bringing a positive energetic attitude to training sessions. In his free time you can find him working out, volunteering with the local fire company, ambulance, spending time outdoors, or having a cold one with good friends. He works full time as a nurse.
Scott has always been actively involved in sports from a young age. Scott wrestled and played soccer throughout his youth and high school careers and went on to play soccer at the collegiate level. Scott has been an avid weight lifter for over 10 years, mainly power lifting at your local LA Fitness, until around 2 years ago he was invited by his friend John to come watch a CrossFit competition taking place in Allentown. Shortly after witnessing the excitement of the competition Scott began CrossFit and has continued to train and compete ever since. Scott is a high school teacher in the Lehigh Valley and enjoys heading to the beach, being out on the water boating, going to sporting events, and having a good time with friends. Scott has a true passion for helping other people succeed either in the classroom or at the box which fuels his drive to be a dedicated coach and trainer for others. Scott also coaches at CrossFit LBC and he holds his CF-L1 certification, CrossFit Olympic Lifting certification, and CrossFit Strongman certification.