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About Us 2018-09-09T11:56:03+00:00

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE VALUE

Established on April 2, 2014, we set out to make fitness fun, accessible, simple and effective. Over the years, we’ve knocked down walls (figuratively and literally), picked up lots of barbells, introduced new programs and made fitness a priority.

Our goal is to build a community of like-minded people who want to get really freaking fit!!!

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MEET OUR TRAINERS

Shane Healy
Shane HealyCrossFit Coach

Shane works with each client on an individual basis, focusing on achieving long-term results through challenging and constantly varied workouts. He has worked with teams as well, having developed strength and conditioning programs for local high schools.
Shane holds a variety of CrossFit certifications, including Level 1 and Level 2, and specialties such as Kids, kettlebell, mobility and judging.

Kyle Shank
Kyle ShankCrossFit Coach

Kyle is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer who found CrossFit in February 2015. He focuses on the general physical preparedness and increased work capacity CrossFit provides. He relishes the opportunity coaching provides to push people to achieve their goals. Kyle has his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship and currently works for BBL Construction.

Angie CraigCrossFit Coach

Angie tried avoiding CrossFit for years, but finally dropped into Shatter with a friend. After her first workout, a half Murph, she was hooked! She realized this was a perfect fit after retiring from 11 years of rugby.

She got her Level 1 a year later and has coached both Bootcamp and CrossFit classes since. Now with her Level 2 certification, Angie’s favorite thing (besides burpees and thrusters) is watching people gain strength, both physically and mentally from CrossFit and the community it provides.
Seamus KeatingCrossFit Coach

Seamus is a coach who just wants to make people more adaptable and harder to kill. After finding Crossfit in January 2015, he has continued to seek functional training with an emphasis on endurance and grit.

You can often find him carrying around odd objects for uncomfortable periods of time, dancing between sets, or encouraging people to smile on the Assault Bike, because it makes you go faster. If you’re looking to add some running into your training to prepare for a road, obstacle, or trail race, he’s your guy. Seamus holds his Level 1 CrossFit Certification, as well as specialty certifications in Aerobic Capacity and Weightlifting. He has qualified in his age group for the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Jenna SmithNew Member Specialist

Jenna is a coach with passion & desire. Having played & coached collegiate basketball, Jenna knew optimizing human performance was her goal.

She has 7 years of experience in opening sports performance facilities, coaching & competing in Olympic Weightlifting. She took what she learned from each facility and makes the most challenging workouts do-able with her enthusiasm and belief in each person.

Certifications include:
NASM Personal Training Certification
NASM Group Training Certification
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist

Matt JohnsonCrossFit Coach

I walked into my first CrossFit Box in early 2013, I had just moved and was looking to meet new people and get in shape! I grew up playing all kinds of sports and parlayed that into college tennis.

I always thought I was in relatively good shape but then came CrossFit. I don’t remember what my first work out was but it was definitely humbling. I could barely walk the next day but showed up to class and have been hooked since.

My favorite part about CrossFit is the community. We workout together, encourage one another and finish together no matter what the WOD. Every movement is scaleable and can provide great fitness to everyone. All it takes is the willingness to give it a try, and once you do, you’ll gain a new respect for what your body can do.

Outside of the CrossFit world, I am a medical student at Albany Medical College. What drew me to medicine is the same thing that brings me to coaching. I love working with people and helping them get better(health and fitness go hand in hand!!!!!)

My goal at CrossFit Shatter is to help you be the best athlete you can be, whether it’s getting that one unassisted pull-up or snatching twice your body weight! I am always willing to listen, give a suggestion or learn from you!

Lucille Murphy
Lucille MurphyEvent Ninja

Lucille is a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer who has been doing CrossFit since April 2012. Throughout her career as both a high school and collegiate athlete, and high school coach, Lucille earned certifications from both FIFA (Level D) and USRowing (Levels I and II). Lucille has also completed the CrossFit Football Certification course.

Lucille has extensive coaching experience from her ten-year tenure with Saratoga Rowing Association, a nationally- and internationally-ranked competitive rowing team, where she coached adolescents, adults, and persons with physical and intellectual disabilities. A graduate of Mercyhurst University (2007), Lucille earned a B.S. in Business Administration and currently works for Saratoga Springs City School District. She is also the proud mom of her daughters, Audrey and Della.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CrossFit is constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement. The constant variation is designed to develop your physical skills across a broad range of movements and activities. CrossFit specializes in NOT specializing, in order to prepare you for the unpredictable and unknowable.

The high intensity is necessary to cause an adaptation, or change in our bodies. We get stronger, faster and more powerful as we train at intensity. Without it, we simply don’t progress.

Functional movements are those that echo and amplify the kinds of movements we use in everyday physical tasks. Holding our bodies safely in different positions, lifting and moving objects, throwing and jumping, running and swimming.

Most importantly, functional movements are those that allow us to move large loads, long distances, SAFELY, EFFICIENTLY AND QUICKLY.

CrossFit is for everyone who wants to get stronger, faster, more powerful, leaner, more toned, more agile, balanced and stable, and more coordinated.

The needs of elite athletes and grandparents differ only by degree, not kind.  The functional movements we use are the same, only the loads and intensity are different.

It is! But not in the way that you think…CrossFit is difficult in 2 ways:

  • When we are learning a new and unfamiliar movement or exercse
  • When the training becomes more intense than we are used to

Difficult is nothing to be sacred of; all real training involves difficult as we learn new skills and reach for new heights. The good news is that all CrossFit exercises are scalable to your present ability. To begin with, you will focus on the mechanics of the exercises. Once you become skillful enough at each exercise, we then increase the intensity and load, relative to your abilities. As you develop even more skill in the movements, we can add more intensity. As intensity increases, you will get stronger, faster, more powerful.

The movements of CrossFit workouts involve a significantly larger number of muscles than exercises done on machines or in a typical gym routine. The workouts are short and intense, which means you will burn a large amount of energy in a short period of time. Coupled with eating the right types of food, losing body fat is inevitable! However, we treat fat loss as a side-effect of increased functional performance and healthy eating. As your strength, power and speed increase and your nutrition improves, the way you look will reflect that!

The WOD is the Workout of the Day, a central expression of CrossFit and a measure of your constant progress.  It will rarely repeat and sometimes you might never see a particular WOD again. The WOD keeps your body adapting by challenging it every day with something new. This constant, daily variation is what makes CrossFit so much fun for many and is one of the great motivating factors. Constant challenge + constant change = never bored!

The WOD is also an expression of community. You are training hard with others. This brings a dimension to your workout seldom seen in big gyms; the achievements of your companions will spur you on as much as your own!

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