Meet The Coaches

OUR TEAM

Our talented coaches are going to give you the best hour of your day here at FitTown Jupiter! Super insightful, experienced, and driven, we will help you succeed beyond your wildest dreams. We have worked with athletes of every age, shape, size, and ability level, so no matter who you are, we’ve got what it takes to bring out the very best in you.

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Andrew Frezza

OWNER/COACH

Andrew Frezza

OWNER/COACH

Owner and Coach Andrew Frezza has been CrossFitting for an impressive nine years, and he specializes in breaking down complex movements into simple skills and progressions that anybody can do. "I love making CrossFit accessible to all types of people and fitness levels," he says.

Andrew got serious about CrossFit back in 2011, when he and his girlfriend Nikki (now wife) moved to London. It was there that he was coached by great CrossFit trainers who ignited his passion for becoming a coach himself. When he returned home to Davie, FL, he coached at 3 different CrossFit boxes from Key Biscayne to Pompano, to gain as much experience as he could. "The thought was that if I enjoyed coaching CrossFit as much as I thought I would, that I would eventually open up a box myself," he says. Within a year, my brother and my Dad were on board with my crazy idea and CrossFit Palm Beach was born.

Andrew earned a scholarship to play Division II baseball at Barry University in North Miami, and he was named Male Athlete of the Year for the entire university his senior year. After graduation, he was drafted in the 31st round of the 2008 MLB draft by the Boston Red Sox, which was bittersweet as a lifelong Yankees fan.

Andrew and Nikki now have 2 little boys, Cooper and Liam, who can usually be found taking advantage of the CFPB kids room each morning.

To schedule a call with Coach Andrew:

SCHEDULE HERE!

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Level 2
  • CrossFit Level 3
  • Active Life Assessment Workshop
  • Healthy Steps Nutrition Coach Training
  • CrossFit Aerobic Capacity with Chris Hinshaw
  • CrossFit Mobility with Kelly Starrett
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Pose Method
  • CrossFit Kids
  • USAW Level 1
  • OPEX Athlete Camp
  • CrossFit Judges Course
  • CrossFit Scaling Course
  • Freestyle Gymnastics w/ Carl Paoli
  • Olympic Weightlifting with Team USA Coach Daniel Camargo
  • Olympic Weightlifting with Glenn Pendlay
  • Competitive Excellence Athlete Camp with Ben Bergeron
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Tony Frezza

CO-OWNER/COACH

Tony Frezza

CO-OWNER/COACH

Coach Tony grew up playing sports his entire life. He and Andrew use to gather the neighborhood kids for any and every type of game they could play; baseball, football, roller hockey, frisbee, kickball, basketball, and a bunch of other games they made up. “We joke that we never stopped inviting our friends over to play games. That's what makes staying fit actually fun, and something you want to do tomorrow and the next day.”

Tony graduated from Rollins College in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree with an Economics major. “I never went to school for health and fitness, but always loved learning about it in magazines,” says Tony. “I elected to take one Exercise Physiology class in college and met my wife Shannon there. It’s amazing how one class can change your whole life.”

Tony and Shannon have two kids, Dylan (est. 2013) and Arielle (est. 2016). Dylan takes part in our FitKids program that Tony coaches for the 6-7 yr olds.  Shannon does a lot of the graphic design you see at FitTown Jupiter, creating our logos and all of our clothing. 

Tony and Andrew always admired their dad growing up as he coached every team they were on, sometimes together. He still works out with us and crushes it at 72 years young. “Our dad is my biggest inspiration to influence others in a positive way. We are very much introverts like him, but come alive on the playing field, and now the gym. Our dad will always treat people the way he wants to be treated, and leave every person and place better than he found them... lessons I hope to instill in my kids.”

Certifications

  • Bachelor of Arts from Rollins College (2006) Economics Major
  • CrossFit Level 3
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1
  • CrossFit Scaling
  • CrossFit Judges
  • Competitive Excellence Athlete Camp with Ben Bergeron
  • CrossFit Aerobic Capacity with Chris Hinshaw
  • CrossFit Mobility with Kelly Starrett
  • POSE Method Running with Dr. Romanov
  • Olympic Weightlifting with Team USA Coach Daniel Camargo
  • Active Life Assessment Workshop
  • Healthy Steps Nutrition Coach Training
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Melissa Dixon

COACH, MANAGER

Melissa Dixon

COACH, MANAGER

Melissa works hard to help people live full and happy lives. “I’m passionate for empowering individuals and helping them achieve goals they never believed would be possible,” She says. “The personal connections you make with people through the process of coaching really makes this job rewarding.”

Melissa has been an athlete all her life, moving between sports like swimming, softball, competitive cheerleading, and rowing. In regard to becoming a coach at FitTown, she says, “I took the long, windy road.” Her unique story includes years of experience leading and educating about fitness. “I coached competitive cheerleading while I began pursuing a degree in Phys Ed/Coaching… stopped to join the United States Navy where I was in charge of my unit's physical fitness program. I got out and started teaching boot camp/aerobics at LA Fitness while finishing my degree in education, and finally landed here through my own journey back to good health.”

She has had her own major transformation since beginning here. When Melissa started with us she was 215 lbs. She will proudly tell you she is 155 solid pounds of muscle and doesn't want to be a pound less. It is why she is most passionate about helping others find their ideal feeling, not weight. 

When Melissa isn’t coaching, she is busy being a mom to boys, which she says usually includes bike riding, paddle boarding, scrubbing stains out of clothes, and lots of Neosporin. For herself? She loves to surf and paint.

Watch her Meet the Coaches Interview HERE

 

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Certified Trainer
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Scaling
  • CrossFit Anatomy
  • B.S. Science Education
  • CPR/AED Certified
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Danielle Bettigrew

COACH

Danielle Bettigrew

COACH

Danielle Bettigrew brings over 6 years of CrossFit experience to CrossFit Palm Beach’s coaching staff. With a unique background with the sport, Danielle says she started CrossFit having never been an athlete. "I was so weak, I couldn't get the bar out of the holder on my own," she says. "But, I knew on my very first day of CrossFit that it was going to make a huge impact on my life. By the time I was about two months in, I knew that it was what I wanted to do forever! With a lot of great mentors along the way, I am lucky enough to be living my dream!"

When asked what she specializes in, she might say nutrition, but when diving into the subject, she thinks the most important part of coaching is building relationships. "I like to build trust first and foremost because it makes for a successful athletes/coach experience," she says. "I'm passionate for helping people become healthier for their families, their lives, and to build confidence. Seeing people accomplish things they thought they couldn't is the best feeling in the world."

"Make It Count" is Danielle's favorite quote, and it guides her in life. "I have this tattooed on my ribs. I find it so important. Regardless of what you are doing, always give it everything you've got, and cherish every second."

Watch her and her husband Austin's coaches interview HERE 

To schedule a call with Coach Danielle visit:

SCHEDULE HERE!

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Certified Trainer
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1
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Austin Bettigrew

COACH

Austin Bettigrew

COACH

Coach Austin Bettigrew has been a CrossFit coach for 6 years, and found his passion for the sport after a lifetime of playing sports. Austin specializes in keeping the class environment fun and making complicated movements seem simple. He says, "I have always wanted to help people in some way, originally my plans were to be a school teacher (which I decided after watching the movie 'Freedom Writers'), but after seeing the impact the coaches had on everyone in class, me included - I knew that is exactly what I wanted to be."

While Austin might spend a lot of time at CrossFit Palm Beach, he also enjoys watching movies with his wife Danielle, who is also a coach at CFPB.   His favorite quote is, "Look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, what do I want to do everyday for the rest of my life…do that."

Watch the Meet the Coaches Interview for Austin and his wife Danielle HERE

To schedule a call with Coach Austin visit:

SCHEDULE HERE!

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Level 2
  • Active Life Assessment Workshop
  • Active Life Coach Immersion
  • USAW Sports Performance Coach
  • USAW Advanced Sports Performance Coach
  • CPR/AED Certified
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Arlan Carroll

COACH

Arlan Carroll

COACH

Coach Arlan Carroll brings over 6 years of experience to CrossFit Palm Beach's coaching staff. With a background as a semi-pro soccer player, he loves to encourage members to do things they never thought they could do. "The confidence that comes from doing something for the first time or just having a better active lifestyle is an amazing opportunity," he says.

After moving to Jupiter for an engineering role, he realized that the long days in front of a computer screen just weren't right. "I’m passionate about helping people become better versions of themselves. I want to give back and help the members of the gym the same way past coaches have helped me," he says. "I have lost almost 60lbs since starting CrossFit and feel incredible and I want others to feel the same way." Arlan's unique set of experiences encouraged him to have a passion for community in the gym. "I started following CrossFit in my garage with my own weights in 2012. I did this for about a year, but never had the community aspect because I never went to a CrossFit Box," he says. "I really believe in building relationships in the gym and enjoy making friends who are more like family."

When asked if he has any great stories to share, he goes to his ongoing goal with his wife Katie, where he also mentions his story of having eloped instead of having a traditional wedding. "We have the goal of traveling to a new country every year, some of our favorites have been Belize, Jordan and Israel." With that in mind, if he isn't at the gym, he can often be found adventuring outdoors with his family, from helping the environment through beach & reef cleanups to going kayaking and scuba diving.

Check out his full coaching interview on our YouTube Channel HERE

To schedule a call with Coach Arlan visit:

SCHEDULE HERE!

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certification
  • USAWL 1 (USA Weightlifting Level 1)
  • CrossFit Anatomy
  • CrossFit Running
  • CrossFit Lesson Planning
  • CrossFit Scaling
  • CrossFit Spot The Flaw
  • CPR/AED Certified
  • Active Life Coaches Immersion
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Amanda Jackson

COACH

Amanda Jackson

COACH

Amanda started CrossFit in 2013 after a friend who introduced her to the idea.  "I fell in love with it almost immediately...I began coaching in 2015, and have grown an absolute passion for it."

With an exercise science background, Amanda specializes in fundamental movement breakdown and biomechanics.  She is passionate about changing people's lives and helping them get stronger and faster.  Her favorite thing about coaching is when an athlete has a moment when it just "clicks," and they get their first HSPU, double under, muscle up, etc.

Amanda grew up playing volleyball, basketball, tennis, soccer, and softball, and she played tennis on scholarship in college.

When Amanda isn't in the gym, she's either studying, reading, or playing with her dogs (a 13-year-old Maltese and a 3-year-old American Eskimo Corgi rescue).  She also loves to be in the sun and by the water.

Amanda has many favorite quotes, but one is "Set goals and kick them in the face."

Also, be sure to ask Amanda about getting her homework stolen in Mexico!

To listen to her full interview podcast our YouTube Channel Here

To schedule time with Coach Amanda visit:

SCHEDULE HERE!

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Certified Trainer
  • CrossFit Scaling
  • CrossFit Lesson Planning
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine-Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • USA Weightlifting Level 1
  • CPR-First Aid-AED
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Nicholas Keomuongchanh

COACH

Nicholas Keomuongchanh

COACH

Nicholas started CrossFit in 2009 during his first deployment to Iraq. Due to being a "Navy Brat" and moving around a lot, he doesn't have a formal background in team or individual sports, but he spent a lot of time playing pick-up football or basketball games.

When asked how he became a CrossFit coach, Nicholas says, "Selfishly, I did not want to replace one of my coworkers on a deployment because they hurt themselves in the gym. So, I watched people at Little Rock Air Force Base gym and became one of those weird people who give unsolicited technique advice! It was through this experience (and many “GO AWAY” threats from people) that I discovered that I genuinely enjoyed improving people’s technique. Soon after, in 2012, I was stationed in Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, FL, and our little box was looking for volunteer coaches. I emailed the base commander and volunteered. Six months later, Tyndall’s first nonprofit military affiliate, Checkertail CrossFit, was born. It was through this trial by fire where I discovered my love for programming, coaching fundamental classes, and being around athletes."

Seeing the empowerment that his athletes receive from fitness is what Nicholas loves most about coaching.  He loves knowing how great his athletes are from the moment they walk in the door, but his favorite thing is to see them realize it for themselves.

When he isn't at the gym, you can find him dancing the day and night away at music festivals!

To schedule time with Coach Nick visit:

SCHEDULE HERE!

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Certified Trainer
  • Power Athlete Block One (CrossFit Football)
  • The Female Athlete Course
  • CPR/AED Certified
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Jack Zehler

Coach

Jack Zehler

Coach

Coach Jack first found CrossFit when he was 15 years old. He would wake up to do 5:30am workouts at the local BodyPlex while his mom was “trying this new gym in town”. He thought CrossFit might give him an edge on the soccer field. He did CrossFit until his senior year when he would have a knee injury that would prevent him from doing both. 

 

In 2016, Jack got offered a job as a CrossFit coach and a personal trainer. During the process of studying for his L-1 certificate course, Jack began to fully immerse himself in the methodology that CrossFit teaches and the virtuosity mindset that it encourages. Over time, Jack found that his favorite part of coaching was creating meaningful bonds with members that can last a lifetime.

 

After living in his hometown for 22 years, Jack wanted a way to expand his horizons both literally and metaphorically. He found that FitTown Jupiter was hiring and wasted no time to apply. When he came down to visit, he immediately fell in love with the culture and community of FitTown Jupiter as well as the beautiful landscape. He promptly packed his things and moved down here with his girlfriend, Kaytlynn, and his dog, Parker. 

 

Jack’s favorite quote is “He who says he can and he who says he can’t are both usually right”. He believes that you are always your greatest critique and that you are almost always the thing that is holding you back. He says “If you allow fear to control your mindset, you will be limiting what you are truly capable of doing. We are ALL far more able than we are or have ever been unable.”

 

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Mo Smith

Coach

Mo Smith

Coach

Mo has worked in nearly every role of a fitness facility since 2011, the same year she discovered CrossFit. She used CrossFit as cross-training for her Cross Country athletes, and knew she found her calling in coaching and developing others. She then got hooked on weights and spent a few years bodybuilding as she built her personal training career. When she dropped everything else to refocus on CrossFit, it was all because of the community: “I got bored working out on my own, and stressed out that I didn't look like the bodybuilders I idolized. But CrossFit has given me a bigger purpose and the greatest friendships, and brought the fun back into fitness.”

 

In her journey to coaching CrossFit, Mo spent time in Hawaii and road-tripping the states to drop-in to boxes across the country. When she’s not coaching, she still loves to travel, do anything outdoors and hang with her rescue pup. But her favorite place on earth is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando.

 

She’ll often say that fitness saved her life, but the CrossFit community completely changed her. That’s one reason she is so happy to be here at FitTown Jupiter, where the community comes first. Mo is excited to push athletes to give their best every day and have the most fun doing it!

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Rachel Chinchilla

DESK STAFF

Rachel Chinchilla

DESK STAFF

My Name is Rachel and I’m a native Floridian, raised here my whole life. I have an incredibly close knit and big family that includes my incredible mom and some awesome brothers and sisters. Outside of the gym I enjoy picnics, lounging in the pool, and family time. I grew up playing soccer, but stopped when I got to college due to a serious knee injury/surgery. I was invited to CrossFit by a friend after my recovery, and haven’t looked back since! I received my CrossFit Level I in early 2018 and began working here shortly after. My favorite thing about CrossFit is that it carries on the camaraderie that I loved in playing sports, but eliminates the competition against others. I’ve always been incredibly competitive and CrossFit has taught me that my greatest competition is myself. I love working at CrossFit Palm Beach because this is where all my best friends are! There is so much accountability and integrity in our community and I am so thankful for that. My favorite workout movements are power cleans, dumbbell snatches, and the rower now that Coach Mel taught me to row like a BOSS! Catch me anytime at the front desk or chasing the floor scrubber around the building!

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Melanie Sebastian

DESK STAFF

Melanie Sebastian

DESK STAFF

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Eleni Giakoumas

DESK STAFF

Eleni Giakoumas

DESK STAFF

My name is Eleni and I was born and raised in Queens, New York where I managed my family business, Disponzio Queens Lawyer Service for the past 24 years. I moved to Jupiter two years ago after getting sick and tired of the cold weather and hustle and bustle of New York. It was the perfect move to warmer weather and a much calmer lifestyle! I currently own and operate a women’s sober home in West Palm Beach, which has been a passion of mine for many years. Working at CrossFit Palm Beach has been such a positive influence in my life. There are amazing staff and clientele, and such motivated people. I love to show up to work! CrossFit/BeachFit is a workout like no other, and the coaching and support I receive in each class is amazing. I just can’t imagine working out anywhere else. When I’m not working out at CrossFit Palm Beach or managing my sober home, my hobbies include horseback riding, buying and selling antiques and collectables, walking on the beach, and car racing and car shows!

"Every coach is nice, encouraging, knowledgeable." - Peter B.