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About Us2019-05-09T21:24:46+00:00

EVERY DAY IS AN OPPORTUNITY

We Make Lives Better

Whether you are a 70 year old grandparent, a child, a beginner to working out, a current or aspiring competitive athlete, training for the military, or just an average person trying to be healthier, we have the program, coaches and support system here to make your life better!

Supportive Environment

Goal Accountability

Quality Facility

Experienced Coaching

Athlete Safety

A PLACE TO RAISE THE BAR & YOUR SPIRITS

The top priority of every Sphinx CrossFit coach is athlete safety. We are sticklers for proper form. Our charter is mechanics, consistency, then intensity.

  • Our coaches live by CrossFit, are passionate about coaching, and obsessed with making the lives of members better in all ways
  • We want things done correctly before going fast and heavy
  • We get to know your needs, medical history, and nutrition situation and personalize your goals accordingly
  • We check in regularly to see how things are going – if you miss a few classes, we call or email to see what’s up
  • We provide a positive training experience that’s inclusive, supportive, and member-focused

Years of thought went into creating this box. We pride ourselves on offering the most well-equipped and cleanest facility in Southwest Florida.

  • We have over 3,000 square feet of space in a nice retail location instead of a garage style industrial space
  • We have 4 bathrooms and 4 showers (2 for women and 2 for men), including a vanity area with a large mirror, electric outlets and cubby storage

  • Retail area with a full line of supplements, drinks, shirts, hats, wrist wraps, jump ropes, gloves, weight lifting belts, and gymnastic grips

  • Two 60’ flat screen TVs where we utilize Zen Planner to track members workouts and give them the tools they need to visualize their results, goals, and progress

Challenging yourself can be scary. But we all have one thing in common: the desire to be better than yesterday. 

  • Your efforts are celebrated at Sphinx CrossFit in a supportive environment that welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities
  • Public goal wall, personal record wall, and “Whats Your Why” wall to encourage camaraderie and friendships
  • Private Facebook page for members only that we use to communicate as a group and offer advice to each other or ask questions
  • Activities and events inside and beyond the gym include hiking trips, 5Ks and obstacle courses, stand-up paddle-boarding, potlucks and BBQ’s, and meeting up to watch the big game at a local pub

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MEET THE STAFF

Conrad

Owner and Coach
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Level 2
CrossFit Judges Course

“When you think of me athletically, take the words ‘genetic freak, natural ability, born athlete’ and substitute the words ‘hard working, committed, and focused.'”

I want to make it abundantly clear who I am, what I believe and where my passions will take me.

My introduction to CrossFit was in 2005 on San Clemente Island Naval Base during SEAL training. (Class 256) Unfortunately I was injured during SEAL training. With the help of medication from the class Corpsman, and the bond of brothers literally sometimes pushing me through the soft sand, I attempted to hide my injuries for over a month. The physical stress put on my right leg from trying to stay off of my left leg eventually aggravated a pre-existing growth in my right foot and the growth aggressively started growing. At one point, I could barley walk and eventually failed a timed run that c. Due to the the initial injury and the growth that was collateral damage, I was caused a medical review board. I was then honorably medically discharged.

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David

Head Coach

CrossFit Level 1

“Leave your ego at the door and your sweat on the floor!”

I am a level 1 CrossFit instructor and graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University. GO EAGLES! I have been involved in sports since I was a kid. My sport of choice was Hockey, being a part of the championship Eagles Hockey Team at FGCU. I passionately believe that fitness can change people’s lives. My goal is to help inspire people to make lasting lifestyle changes. CrossFit is the answer for anyone at any level of fitness! We are all inclusive no matter who you are or where you are starting from! My passion for coaching and fitness is exhibited through my energy in and and out of the gym. I will greet you with a smile, listen to your needs, and help you reach your goals!
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Zeke

Coach

CrossFit Level 1
Precision Nutrition Certification

“Everyone deserves to know what it’s like to be happy with the way they feel and look. I’m a firm believer that anything worthwhile takes commitment, discipline and downright grit! It’s worth it.”

Fitness and personal training. Those are two things that I have dedicated my life to. Since a kid, I’ve been athletic and very competitive – hence what led me to CrossFit. I’m fascinated by the changes we can make with our bodies simply by what we physically put our bodies through just a few hours a week. I’m a firm believer that exercise makes us stronger not only physically, but mentally as well. I’ve had close friends that have used fitness to break out of depression and even beat serious addictions. Fitness sharpens the mind. It makes us better individuals outside of the gym. Being able to move well and feel good has a direct impact on our overall happiness. All of these reasons (and MANY more) is what keeps me fired up about helping individuals create better versions of themselves. I enjoy being a part of group fitness classes because of the strong community of like-minded individuals, but I enjoy personal training even more. I enjoy being able to make a one-on-one connection with someone and help them achieve their fitness goals and stay that way for good. Fitness coaches are changing lives! I’ve helped individuals lose over 100 pounds and it still amazes me and makes me smile even today. I believe fitness is much more than just working out in the gym a few times a week. It’s about feeling good and moving well. It’s about happiness.

Derek

Director of Programming

CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Level 2
CrossFit Spot the Flaw Course
CrossFit Scaling Course
CrossFit Gymnastics
CrossFit Judges Course

“Give it everything you have. It is physically impossible to give 101%. You can only give 100%.” (Dad)

I have a passion for bringing fitness to people. Nothing feels better than seeing someone break through their own barrier and achieve something they have worked on for so long. My athletic background consists of playing baseball for 13 years and being a state weightlifter in high school. My dad, being a fireman, introduced me to CrossFit in the summer of 2009. Since then, I have had the privilege of traveling to multiple CrossFit competitions and meeting some of the world’s top CrossFit athletes and coaches, including Coach Greg Gassman (founder of CrossFit). I have been a part of Sphinx CrossFit since we opened the doors in March of 2015. I am a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University. GO EAGLES! I am also currently a Firefighter EMT and graduate of Florida State Fire Academy. I am beyond blessed to be the Director of Programming at Sphinx CrossFit.

2010, 2011, 2013 & 2014 CrossFit Games South East Regional Rogue Gear Crew
2015 & 2016 CrossFit Games Atlantic Regional Rogue Gear Crew
2015 CrossFit Games Rogue Gear Crew

Thor

Coach

CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Gymnastics
CrossFit Spot the Flaw Course
CrossFit Scaling Course
Brand X Kids Certification
Titleist Performance Institute
PGA Professional

“As well as having a passion for the game of golf, I have a passion for fitness as well.”

Golf and CrossFit are two things I am passionate about! I started CrossFit as a freshman in high school, working out with my dad at 5:30 every morning to get in shape. From there, I grew to love the community aspect and group structure of the CrossFit classes. I competed in several CrossFit competitions, my most notable one was when I placed top 100 in the world for the 18 and under division in the 2015 CrossFit Open. I started my coaching career as a senior in high school and continued to develop through college at Sphinx CrossFit. I have coached kids CrossFit classes, adult CrossFit classes, one on one CrossFit Personal Training, Golf lessons and Golf performance assessments. I am working with my two passions, golf and fitness using CrossFit to make myself and my clients perform better on the golf course and better at life! I am also a proud graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University. GO EAGLES! I have been a part of Sphinx CrossFit since 2016. I am also a competitor on the Southwest Florida (SWFL) Sharks Grid League Team.

Giovanni

Director of Fort Myers Barbell Club

USAW Olympic Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach

“You can have as many training partners and coaches as your heart desires but the real adventure, the real fitness journey, is the one you’re taking by yourself.”

For a good portion of my childhood I did martial arts, it wasn’t until I went to high school when I started to break out and involve myself in different sports like football, wrestling, and weightlifting, to which I realized I had much more potential and stuck with it. I started my weightlifting journey in 2009 through an invite to the gym from a friend and it started a tireless adventure to where I am today. In 2014 I registered as a USAW athlete and began to compete in any competition I found. My respect for weightlifting and drive for each and every one of my goals is so far from over and I want to inspire every member at Sphinx and each and every individual that looks in on us to push themselves to obtain each of their own goals as well. I am a USAW Olympic Lifting Coach and the Director of Sphinx CrossFit’s Fort Myers Barbell Club. I am also in the process of finishing my degree at FGCU, Florida Gulf Coast University. GO EAGLES! I have been a part of Sphinx CrossFit since we opened the doors in March of 2015.

Kayla

Coach

CrossFit Level 1

“Take the risk or lose the chance.”

I moved here from Pennsylvania to pursue a degree at FGCU, Florida Gulf Coast University. GO EAGLES! I fell in love with Sphinx CrossFit, first as a member, and more then as a CrossFit Coach. I have always known that fitness through exercise is the best medicine, but have grown to know and understand CrossFit more deeply & how it can heal. Personally, Sphinx CrossFit has provided me with a family of motivated, supportive, and fun individuals who were there for me in times of serious hardship. Now, as a Coach, it is my goal to return the favor and create an enriching environment in which nobody leaves without laughing. Oh, and sweating, of course. My goal is to make your CrossFit class the best hour of your day!

Achieve Your Fitness Goals

Flexible membership packages to suit all levels of training to help achieve your fitness goals

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