Owner/Head Coach, CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Powerlifting, Olympic Lifting
Plain and simple, CrossFit changed my life. I was 28 years old with two children and about 50 pounds overweight when I was introduced to CrossFit. I will never forget the day I completed my first W.O.D (workout of the day) living in Las Vegas at SinCity CrossFit. The experience tested my mental and physical capacity to a degree in which I never thought a single workout could. My first workout was a half Cindy (come to the gym and see what Cindy is about) and all I remember was in the last minute of the workout I couldn’t find the strength to complete a single pull up. Standing in front of a bar that looked 100 feet tall I looked to my right only to see four other, completely random people, standing over me. They were cheering me on, promising me that I had enough in the tank to finish this thing. One member even ran over to me and added ANOTHER band to assist with my pull ups, and when I finished those pull ups I was greeted with pats on the back and high fives to celebrate the accomplishment. At that very moment I realized that this was something special, something I would never stop doing. Upon relocating to NJ I quickly found the nearest “box” to continue my new found journey towards being fit. CrossFit 908 was where I landed and Tim Carroll was the fearless leader of this community. Over the course of two years with the 908 crew my initial love for CrossFit transformed into a passion. That passion triggered a desire to study….to research the best possible formula to achieve peak performance in mental and physical fortitude. Years of studying and learning from the best landed me at the doors of Full Dimension CF. It is here that I can lay it all on the line every day for each and every one of my clients, with one goal in mind… to bring out the very best version of themselves, just as I did when I first started CrossFit.
See you at the box.
CrossFit Level 1 , Gymnastics
Coming from someone who never played any team nor colligate sports while growing up, I always considered myself to be in above average physical shape. I exercised on a regular basis, but only recreationally. I never considered the potential that true fitness had to offer because I was content at my current level, but that was when Crossfit came into my life. I discovered Full Dimension CF through my brother-in-law who was already a member. I walked into the box in the spring of 2012 and I have never looked back. Over the two years that I have been at FDC, I have discovered a new side of myself, a side that is ever striving for the next level of fitness and constantly feeds off competition and the energy of my peers. Never have I found a place where such an inclusive fitness plan has been administered so perfectly. Full Dimension CF cares not only about members’ performance inside of the gym, but how it carries over to the lives of the members outside of the gym. In the end, that is what Crossfit is all about, making life better not just physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. It is through this principle that I was hooked on Crossfit. I am genuinely excited that Crossfit has led me down this path, and I cannot wait to help everyone who walks through the doors of FDC find their own path.
CrossFit Level 1
For well over 25 years I have been involved in fitness, whether it be running, spinning, kickboxing, weight machines, you name it! I read about CrossFit, followed some athletes on social media and attempted to train myself at whatever gym of the month I had belonged to at that time. Just me and my headphones. I remember walking into Full Dimension CrossFit over 2 years ago, after a friend told me to check it out and immediately thought “I need to do this NOW!” SO, I decided to go with my thoughts and do this now, which was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It was no longer me and my headphones, but an entire community of people working so hard together to achieve results. I remember people, strangers at the time cheering for me to complete a workout, or even just standing close by to provide moral support. I had never experienced anything like it. The day I started CrossFit I was told to trust the process, so I did. At the age of 43, I can truly say that I am in the best shape of my life! My physical and mental strength are beyond anything I ever thought they could be. I want to share my passion for this sport with others and am dedicated to providing the coaching, help, motivation and support that I receive here on a daily basis.
Just know, you can do anything you put your mind to, there’s something magic that happens at CrossFit.
CrossFit Level 1
Unlike most people, I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I signed up for my first CrossFit class. My friend had joined and recommended that I try it, as he knew I was bored of the whole “Globo gym” scene. But, to be honest, I initially just wanted somewhere to go after work to avoid traffic on the Garden State Parkway! Little did I know how much joining a CrossFit gym would change my life.
Prior to joining, I could barely run a mile without stopping to walk. I couldn’t lift a barbell overhead, let alone for multiple reps. I had no idea how to do a push up from the ground or even begin to attempt a strict pull up. Fast forward to a few years later at Full Dimension CrossFit, and I’ve been able to do everything I couldn’t, and then some. I have since hit multiple personal records over the years with weights I used to dream of.
I’ve made more than just a physical transformation at FDC, as I have a new found confidence that has transferred into my work and personal life. I have pushed myself to do things outside of the scope of my normal routine: learning to snowboard, running a 5k, competing in CrossFit competitions, joining a volleyball team, etc. Since joining, I have made other positive lifestyle changes including improving my nutrition, mobility, and overall attitude. FDC helped me to realize that every single day is an opportunity to improve myself, both inside and outside of the box, and as a coach, I hope to motivate and inspire others to reach their personal goals as well!
CrossFit Levels 1 & 2, CrossFit Olympic Lifting, CrossFit Endurance, AEROBIC Capacity, C2 Certified Rowing Instructor, Rock Tape FMT, MS, Clinical Nutrition
Ilene has always been interested in playing – sports, athletics, and anything outdoors. She is now in her 50’s, and doesn’t intend to quit playing anytime soon! She learned to stand up paddle board recently, and has AT skiing on her list for this winter and surfing for this summer. She thanks Greg Glassman for encouraging others to “regularly learn and play new sports”.
An endurance athlete that found CrossFit in 2010, Ilene has incorporated it in to her swimming, biking, and running. She had a Half Marathon PR in 2012, with a time that qualified her for the NYC Marathon. A long time runner and cyclist, Ilene completed her first Half Ironman distance triathlon and attributes CrossFit for her strong finish. She now coaches others to compete in endurance events.
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Level 1
I was bored at the gym. I would put in my headphones, speak to no one, do 30 minutes on the treadmill, then the same routine of lifts I had been doing since my collegiate swimming days. Day after day, week after week. I was in shape, experiencing the same music, same movements and same boredom. A bunch of friends and colleagues had started with CrossFit, and encouraged me to give it a try, despite my hesitance about what I’d seen and read about online. I took a chance, trying out some classes at Full Dimension CrossFit in January of 2013, and I have never looked back since.
The team at FDC provided me with a structure of what appeared to be random workouts, but were actually designed with broader goals for improvement. I have progressed from being in relatively decent shape, to being stronger, faster and healthier than I have since my college days. The programming has provided me the foundation for fitness to achieve some of my race goals, having completed multiple sprint triathlons, a half-marathon, and a half-Ironman triathlon while training at FDC. It has given me the tools to step out of my comfort zone and participate in endurance events like Tough Mudders and GORUCK challenges. Stated simply, Full Dimension CrossFit brought my fitness and confidence to a level I thought was long since unattainable.
As a high school physics teacher, it is my nature to want to see improvement in people and to do whatever I can to help support their growth. I am proud to be a part of the team at Full Dimension CrossFit, and hope that I can have the same impact on every person who walks through the door into our gym. Whatever your age, whatever your ability, whatever your goals, I look forward to helping you work to achieve them.
CrossFit Level 1