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I am 57 years old and, well let’s just say I was unsure of my abilities to take on CrossFit training. After my first meeting with Juan, he convinced me to ‘move through the fear’ and gift myself with a healthy life. I continue to surprise myself with what I’m able to accomplish, I literally feel stronger after each class. The team at Verrazano CrossFit, (Juan, Izzy, Martin, C.J., etc.) are all inspiring mentors and examples of what you can ‘achieve when you believe.’ I’ve said it many times, if I can do this, then anyone can. Give your selves the chance, move through the fear and you will be amazed at what you can create with the help of the VZ CrossFit family. Much love and many cheers!

Jonas Mannon

Verrazano Fitness MEMBER
THE BEST GYM IN Staten Island


This team is amazing, Juan will help guide you, sign you up and explain every aspect of starting out in your fitness journey. The instructors are super dedicated, Motivated and they always find a way to push you to next level and make you feel great about it. This team is amazing and I can’t say enough good things about them. If you want to “Level up your life” try Verrazano Crossfit, they will definitely help you define who you truly are.

Kevin Maisonave

Verrazano Fitness MEMBER
THE BEST GYM IN Staten Island


CrossFit here is amazing I have been there multiple times and I gotta say wow. From the environment being peaceful and non hostile to things being productive. The coaches helped me when I was struggling and motivated me to move foward. It’s again an amazing experience and I urge anyone to go there. 10/10 Nicholas Hernandez of CrossFit

Nicholas Hernandez

Verrazano Fitness MEMBER
THE BEST GYM IN Staten Island

My new gym! Coaches are very welcoming and they look out for your well being and push you to be your best. There is not much more to say. This Gym has very friendly coaches and it is never a dull moment with each class. I enjoy coming to class because I know I will have a great time. I am being too repetitive at the moment. Give this place a shot! It sure is worth your $$$!

Carl John Tabucol

Verrazano Fitness MEMBER
THE BEST GYM IN Staten Island


Absolutely love this gym… never have i ever been so consistent and loved it .. trainers are all so encouraging and friendly.. n the teams r very supportive … feels like a family on same Journey … its an amazing system to get amazing results.. never felt so strong n motivated to stick w it !! Love it!!

Asya Portnaya

Verrazano Fitness MEMBER
THE BEST GYM IN Staten Island


“If you are looking for a gym family… this is it. CrossFit Solis is a wonderful workout facility with great, qualified coaches. Wether you are fit or haven’t worked out in awhile, you belong here. Your workout will be customized to your ability and level. Can’t say enough wonderful things about my gym!!!”

Denise Jenkins

Verrazano Fitness MEMBER
THE BEST GYM IN Staten Island




Speak with one of our coaches about your goals and create a plan to get you there!


You have defined your goals and you are ready to take action. We will start you off strong by teaching you the fundamentals of nutrition and form putting you on the path to success!


Once you have the basics down, have fun showing up to your workouts with your new tribe!


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Erika Quaranta


Erika stumbled upon CrossFit one day while deciding to try personal training and never looked back. She asked her trainer to teacher her some Olympic weightlifting moves and she immediately fell in love with the sport.

She joined Verrazano Fitness during the pandemic to keep herself accountable and moving and has now been with the gym for three years.

Pushing herself to do more, improve, progress, reach, and maintain goals is key. Always remember to trust the process!

Vincent Caldieri

Online & In Person Coach

Vincent is a personal trainer and fitness model. He has a ton of energy and is really fun to be around! Vincent has a major passion for living a healthy lifestyle and helps every member achieve that goal. He has really helped people change the make up of their bodies, supporting them every step of the way. He specializes in toning and bulking. Vincent is also a student at the prestigious John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan. He also doesn’t put up with excuses, so let’s get to work!!!!!!!



CrossFit Level 1 Certification

Kelsey Gonzalez

Registered Dietician

Kelsey Gonzalez is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in dietetics administration and has been working in the health and nutrition field for over a decade. She achieved her bachelor of Science degree in Foods and Nutrition from San Diego State University and continued on to complete her dietetic internship through Utah State University, where she discovered her passion for nutrition counseling. After five years as a registered dietitian, Kelsey went back to school in order to pursue her master’s degree in dietetic administration at Utah State University, where she focused on business management, entrepreneurship and counseling. She has worked in a variety of settings including weight loss counseling, corporate wellness and sports nutrition with collegiate athletes.



CrossFit Level 1 Certification

Israel Gonzalez

Head Coach and Manager

Over the years I have worked with many different populations including: semi and professional athletes, geriatric, pediatric, amputees, paraplegic’s and a host of different auto immune disorders. I have gained a wealth of knowledge and can help you achieve your goals safely and efficiently.1

Among other certificatios, I am Crossfit Level 3 trainer CCFT.

I have been blessed to learn from or have been mentored by some of the greatest minds in the coaching world. In turn I have had the honor and privilege of mentoring many of the fitness industries finest trainers. I have been fortunate enough to coach at the Reebok CrossFit Games and had the chance to be a Judge at the CrossFit Games North East Regionals.

I obsess over every detail of every workout ensuring safety, fun and consistent results.

I’m constantly looking for opportunities to enhance my knowledge and increase the value of the services I provide. My philosophy is to always be learning and improving!


CrossFit Level 1 Certification

Ti'Quan Gray


Ti’Quan was born and raised in Staten Island NY and is currently a full time coach.

All his life he was a really shy kid with his head always down, always wearing huge sweaters to cover his body, but when he reached the age of 14 his best friend introduced him to a multi-function weight machine. When he did my first curl, he fell in love and knew exactly what he wanted to do with for life. He wanted to use fitness to help people break out of their shell. 

He’s been into health and fitness for 13 years and still learning more and more till this day. 

Outside of coaching, he likes Skateboarding, rock climbing, Broadway, movies and skydiving.


CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Juan Melo

Gym Manager

Juan Melo, born and raised in Argentina, has an associate degree in Hotel Management and a Bachelor Degree in Marketing, has also a profound interest in technology and how online tools improve the peoples life. Before the pandemic, most of his work was behind a desk and that put him on weight quickly, feeling heavy, older and without stamina. Soon he found that fitness was the best way to feel good, training at home during the lockdown was the best thing he could do since he had the control of his body, physical and mental health. Living proof that these programs work, following our three pillars (exercise, nutrition and accountability) he lost 40lbs in his path, and is eager to show others the right way to reach their goals. In his spare time, he enjoys gaming, motorcycle riding, movies or ‘binge-watching’ a new TV series. A gathering for a nice Argentine barbecue with friends is a must from time to time. Workouts and fitness are part of his daily priorities now, and not something to do “on free times”. By the way, Emma (his yorkie) is his Sr Accountability Assistant, they’ll both hold you accountable through this path to a healthier life!



CrossFit Level 3 Certification
 Bachelors in Exercise Science, Master in Kinesiology, USA Weightlifting, CrossFit Kids, Adaptive CrossFit, Precision Nutrition, Cenegenics Nutrition


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