- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer - 7 years experience
- 2017 CrossFit Mid-Atlantic Regionals - Team
- 2018 CrossFit Mid-Atlantic Regionals - Coach for Gretchen Lee
Angelo has been active and competitive since he could walk. He earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do at just 8 years old and began teaching TKD classes at his studio in his early teens. He also competed and became a two-time Maryland and Virginia state champion, qualifying for the Junior Olympics. For many years in his 20s, he became a sponsored skateboarder. He still enjoys skateboarding today and continues to promote and live an active lifestyle with his wife, Gretchen, his son, Grayson, and their dogs, Benny and Cooper.
In terms of coaching, Angelo is as technical as they come. His experience in martial arts and skateboarding laid the foundation for his incessant drive to improve when it comes to any of his passions. When he puts his mind to something, it becomes an all-consuming challenge: he dives head first into a black hole of self-education, mindfully studying and practicing movement.
This attention to detail paired with his impressively keen eye make him the ideal coach for even the more technical sports we incorporate into our functional fitness classes, such as Olympic lifting and gymnastics. In fact, he has already led two teams to the Crossfit Games Regionals and coached his wife, Gretchen, to be the second fittest woman in Virginia in 2018 - making her one of the last women to ever qualify for the Atlantic Regional for the Crossfit Games (an accomplishment that can no longer be achieved).
Coach Angelo takes great pride in seeing his athletes thrive, improve, and reach their goals. Just as he pushes his athletes to be their best, his own intrinsic sense of motivation keeps him constantly striving to better himself as well - truly leading by example.