Ron Batista Co-Founder/Owner
Ron is a CrossFit Level 1 certified trainer, CrossFit Kettlebell Certified Trainer, and a CrossFit Kids certified trainer. He was first introduced to CrossFit in 2008 while deployed with the Department of Defense in Afghanistan. Ron has 20 years of tactical law enforcement experience. He has trained law enforcement and military personnel from around the world for the last 12 years. Ron is very familiar on how to train, motivate and coach people. He continues to train law enforcement officers in CrossFit and nutrition. Recently, Ron competed in the Garage Games in Columbus, Georgia and took 2nd place in his division, Beast Mode Battle Davie 2nd, Beast Mode Battle Orlando 1st and Pantheon Games Miami 7th. Ron finished 29th in the South East Region for 2013 CrossFit Open Masters Division.
Luke Siefert CrossFit Trainer/Olympic Weightlifting Coach
Luke is a three-year crossfitter with 5 years of coaching experience. Full time coaching is his sole passion and drive. In addition to coaching crossfit full time, he is also a USAW (LVL 1) coach and is pending qualifications for the completion of his USAW II. Luke is currently focusing his efforts toward coaching and taking a slight step back from his development as a competitive crossfitter and weightlifter to broaden his horizons and expand his knowledge in his field. His interests are not limited to Crossfit and Weightlifting – functional biomechanics, kinesiology, trigger point therapy, and massage therapy are other major interests and fields of study. Moreover, Luke has several other certifications including:
USAW Level 1
USAW Level 2 (pending)
AIS/PNF MAX stretch
Kevin Wright CrossFit Trainer/Olympic Weightlifting Coach
Kevin has always been in to athletics and sports. As a kid he loved soccer and karate, then, in high school, he was passionate about football. He began coaching little league soccer games in his early twenties and discovered a talent for helping others. Kevin began to seek more challenging and rewarding things in life after his brother’s life was threatened in a major car accident in 2008. That is when he found CrossFit. His regular workouts were boring and he was looking for new exciting ways to stay fit, when he came across a video of Annie Sakamoto swinging a huge kettle bell. Kevin was intrigued and two days later he found the nearest affiliate. He has been hooked ever since. Kevin has competed in numerous CrossFit competitions and strives to get better as an athlete and help those around him to do the same. He received his Level 1 certification and has not looked back since. In the future he hopes to gain more experience and personal growth by helping himself and others train to their potential.
2013 USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach Level1
2012 CrossFit Level One Trainer
2014 Pan Am Masters Weightlifting Championship 94kg Bronze Medalist
2014 World Masters Weightlifting Championship Qualified Athlete
2014 National Masters Championship Qualified Athlete
2013 Florida Weightlifting Federation 94kg Masters State Champion 2
2011 – 2014 CrossFit Games Open Competitor
2010 CrossFit Games FL Sectional Competitor 2
2009 Advocare Sprint Duathlon Series Top 5 Overall Male
Tina Fusser Nutrition and Mobility Coach/Yoga Teacher
Tina Fusser has been an athlete all her live and brings her lifetime experience in fitness and nutrition to help transform people’s health. She holds a Nutrition Certification from the Northwest Academy of Practical Nutrition in Oregon since 2004 and is a Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness, Yoga and CrossFit Mobility instructor. Tina has been working in the fitness industry for over 15 years mentoring many successful athletes for their sports nutritional needs and helping everyday folks improve overall well being. Tina is extremely passionate in helping people lose weight. A highlight in Tina’s career has been working with a Paralympic rower in 2012, preparing her for the Olympic trials and accompanying her to the London Games where she proudly earned the Bronze Medal for the US.
Tina teaches mobility and yoga classes on a weekly bases and offers personal nutrition consultations free of charge to our members.
Please contact Tina at 407-277-3030 or 407-758-5962 or email at email@example.com to schedule your consult.
Chris Eklund Operations Manager/CrossFit Trainer
Chris’ interest in fitness began in high school when he became heavily involved in sports such as football, wresting and baseball. His interests continued into college, playing football and working his way to a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. Chris found his fitness training handy when he enlisted in what would be a ten year term in the U.S. Army National Guard where he received training through the eastern United States and Germany. Following college, Chris began personal training at several corporate gym facilities before starting his own company. Chris again found importance in maintaining his fitness when he turned to law enforcement as a full-time career. He was drawn to the tactical side of law enforcement where he has gained over 11 years of experience and continues to serve. During that time, Chris has trained law enforcement personnel across the U.S. and in Europe. Chris was introduced to Crossfit in 2011 and realized that he had found the ultimate in fitness training. His passion for Crossfit’s principles and training drove him to attending Crossfit trainer certifications. He strives to continually instruct and assist people in understanding and working toward being as physically fit as they can be.
Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
Crossfit Kids Trainer
Crossfit Gymnastics Trainer (October 2013)
2013 Rise of the Phoenix challenge competitor, 3rd place
2013 Crossfit Open Masters competitor
2013 Beast Mode Battle-Central Masters Competitor, 5th place
Joel Stone CrossFit Trainer
I have been lifting weights since my father turned the garage into a gym when I was 13 years old. This started my love of weight lifting and physical fitness. With my military and law enforcement background I have over 25 years of training Soldiers and LEO’s in physical fitness. In 2006 I was involved in a near fatal motorcycle wreck. The incident changed my life and after two years of surgeries, hospitalization and rehab, I was able to walk and return to work. However, the crash had left me badly immobile, overweight and unable to run or workout the way I used to. I attempted to return to my routine of “globogym”bodybuilding, calisthenics and running but I couldn’t maintain any consistency or find the intensity to push through the pain by myself. Then I heard about this new gym opening up nearby, Crossfit 407. Ron Batista put me through my first workout, “Karen” 150 wall balls. He must have no repped me over a 100 times but I thought ” this is great! This place has standards and they are going to hold me to them. I was hooked. I had finally found what I had not had since my days in the Army. A group of like minded, motivated people, all working toward the same goal of becoming the best person they can be. I not only wanted to be a part of that, I needed to. Within a year my fitness level was as good as it had been in over a decade. I have been an assistant coach at Crossfit 407 for a year and a half and love being a part of this team.
CrossFit level 1 certified
CrossFit Powerlifting certified
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting certified
Crossfit judges course
Beast mode battle
Granite games sectionals
CrossFit open 2013
CrossFit open 2014
Dana Kegel CrossFit Trainer
Chris Heavey CrossFit Trainer
Chris Heavey is a three year Crossfitter with two years of coaching experience. He has always lived an active lifestyle and has played a wide variety of sports. He is currently an active law enforcement officer and a police diver, where he assists in training his fellow teammates. After seeing how much Crossfit has positively impacted his life, he has a drive to help others achieve the goals they are looking for.
- Crossfit Level 1
- Crossfit Kettlebell
- RAID Games
- Zombie WODs 2012/2013
- Beast Mode Battle Circuit
- Granite Games
- Crossfit Open 2013/2014
Genevieve Stone CrossFit Trainer
Mike Flo CrossFit Trainer
Todd Kahlenbeck CrossFit Trainer