OUR COACHES

 

Whether it’s a heavy clean and jerk, their first ring muscle up, or a perfect air squat, Anthony Musemici loves seeing the look on someone’s face when they do what they thought they couldn’t do. In almost two decades in this industry, he’s lead hundreds of groups and instructed thousands of one-on-one sessions for a wide variety of clients. He’s uniquely qualified as a leader for CrossFit Bridge and Tunnel, having opened multiple gyms and taught fitness instructors in various settings. In 2005 he achieved the position of Master Instructor, a title he shares will only 150 Spinning Instructors around the world. Since then he has earned Master Instructor status for Kettlebell Concepts and Cross Core, a suspension training program. He has lead conferences teaching other fitness professionals and trainers, and his experience includes basically the whole alphabet and spans the globe with, among others: WSSC in Miami, DSAC in Washington, DC; the ECA in New York, NY; MindBody Pro in Los Angeles; and Spinning Experience in the Netherlands.

This background has prepared him to implement programming he knows inside and out. He believes CrossFit is the best vehicle for spreading the message of fitness by educating clients on health, safety, and progress. 

Anthony’s proudest athletic endeavor is climbing Mt. Ventoux, part of the Tour de France course, a six-mile bicycle climb at one mile above sea level. Working out in the gym alongside his athletes, his favorite benchmark WOD is “Grace,” and the overhead squat is his favorite lift because of its demand for flexibility, coordination, strength, and perseverance. He enjoys working with all levels of athletes, and especially enjoys helping everyday exercisers achieve their aspirations at the competitive level. 

CROSSFIT LEVEL 2 COACH / CROSSFIT GYMNASTICS / CROSSFITMOBILITY / CROSSFIT KIDS / CROSSFIT SCALING / USAW ADVANCED SPORTS PERFORMANCE COACH / SPINNING MASTER INSTRUCTOR / KETTLEBELL CONCEPTS MASTER INSTRUCTOR / SPINPOWER MASTER INSTRUCTOR / CROSSCORE MASTER INSTRUCTOR / PARISI SPEED SCHOOL – PARISI PERFORMANCE COACH / NASM CORRECTIONAL EXERCISE SPECIALIST /  NASM CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER / NASM PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT SPECIALIST / TRX PERSONAL TRAINER / TRX GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR / QUEENS COLLEGE, PHYSICAL EDUCATION / CPR/AED

 
Michele Gretano: Owner, Coach & Director of Operations at CrossFit Bridge & Tunnel

Michele Gretano began her CrossFit journey in 2008 in La Jolla, CA, quickly becoming an “unofficial coach” as others joined her gym and asked for her feedback. She earned her CrossFit Level 1 Trainer certificate in 2011 and continued helping her fellow athletes.  After moving from San Diego to New York for her corporate career in hotel finance, she soon realized her quality of life was unacceptable. She quit her job and followed her love of CrossFit to help others find fitness and health at CrossFit Bridge and Tunnel. Michele’s favorite people to coach are “regular” people who want to learn to move better and be faster and stronger. If you’re willing to be surprised with your own accomplishments, Michele will help you reach new levels of fitness. 

Her favorite lift is the power clean, and she’s crazy enough that “Fran” is her favorite benchmark WOD. She is also passionate about running and gymnastics, achieving a goal that was years in the making when she broke 2:15 on a half marathon in 2014. But it all comes back to CrossFit for Michele. She loves the quantifiable results of the CrossFit method and seeing people of all fitness levels continue to surpass their own goals and expectations. 

CROSSFIT LEVEL 2 COACH / CROSSFIT GYMNASTICS / USAW ADVANCED SPORTS PERFORMANCE COACH / CPR/AED / UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS,  AMHERST, POLITICAL SCIENCE / THOMAS JEFFERSON SCHOOL OF LAW,JURIS DOCTORATE

 
Steve Ford: Coach at CrossFit Bridge & Tunnel

A New England native who began his CrossFit career 3 years ago in Boston. After experiencing the life-changing benefits of CrossFit for himself, he made it his mission to help others do the same. He is especially passionate about teaching CrossFitters how this lifestyle trains your body to work better and smarter both in and outside of the gym, and advocates the importance of hydration, sleep, and proper nutrition. His greatest achievements are hiking up Mt Washington and skiing down Tuckerman Ravine with 45 pounds in tow, his favorite benchmark WOD is J.T., and his favorite lift is the clean and jerk.

CROSSFIT LEVEL 1 COACH / NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

 
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Danny began his CrossFit journey in 2013. His initial motivation stemmed from a continuous struggle with his own weight. However, soon after joining CrossFit he became enthralled by the sense of community and it propelled him into a constant pursuit to improve himself. His determination and dedication to becoming fit made Danny realize that he wanted others to experience this as well. Thusly, a new passion emerged- coaching; so in 2016, he pursued his CrossFit Level 1 Certification and began coaching shortly after. His favorite lift is the back squat and his favorite benchmark WOD is Grace.

CROSSFIT LEVEL 1 COACH

 
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Zack started his CrossFit adventure in March 2016. After doing the monotonous routine of back/bi’s and chest/tri’s often skipping leg day, he found himself bored and lacking motivation. It only took one class and the vision was clear. After seeing how CrossFit had affected his life and my mental toughness, he wanted to help others benefit the same way. The jump was a natural progression being a high school math teacher in the NYC DOE; In November 2016 he obtained his CrossFit Level 1 Certification. His favorite lift is the clean and his favorite benchmark WOD is Helen.

CROSSFIT LEVEL 1 / SUNY ONEONTA, B.S. MATHEMATICS / MARIST COLLEGE, MASTERS OF EDUCATION

 
Heather Anderson-Santin: Nutrition Counseling at CrossFit Bridge & Tunnel

Heather is the co-owner of Santin Wellness, a private practice dedicated to an inclusive approach to fitness, wellness and nutrition. Heather is committed to empowering clients in living more fulfilling, healthy lives.

BS BROADCASTING AND FILM, BOSTON UNIVERSITY / MS NUTRITION, STONYBROOK UNIVERSITY / CO-OWNER, SANTIN WELLNESS / REGISTERED DIETICIAN, AMERICAN DIETETIC ASSOCIATION / ACE CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER / AFAA CERTIFIED GROUP EXERCISE PROFESSIONAL / SPINNING MASTER INSTRUCTOR / CERTIFIED SPECIALIST IN SPORTS DIETETICS / YOGAFIT 200RYT / KICKBOXING INSTRUCTOR

 
Nicholas "Quazzy" Herd: Yoga Instructor at CrossFit Bridge & Tunnel

Nicholas "Quazzy" Herd has been teaching Yoga in New York City since 2014. His teaching background consists of Vinyasa and Traditional Hot, and he offers a style of yoga that is built on scaling challenges to accommodate the practitioner's range of flexibility and motion. Quazzy believes that Yoga should be accessible for everyone, so he designs classes to fit every common denominator.