COACHES & STAFF

  • Matt

    Matt Head Coach

    Name: Matt Zalansky

    Athletic Background: Swimming, football, wrestling, jiu jitsu, MMA & CrossFit
    Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, USAW Level 1, Johnny G Spinning instructor,  CrossFit Coaches Prep
    Coaching background: High School wrestling, instructor at local police academy, defensive tactics and fitness instructor for local law enforcement agency and SWAT team, cycling & group fitness instructor, CrossFit coach

    First WOD at a box: Chelsea
    Favorite WOD: Gator
    Favorite lift: Front Squat
    The one WOD that made you want to DNF (but we know you didn’t): Clovis
    Least favorite lift: Overhead Squats
    Favorite cheat meal: Chris’s outrageous cheesecake from the cheesecake factory and any good mac & cheese
    Most memorable CrossFit moment: The grand opening of The Athletic studio

  • Juan

    Juan CEO

    Name: Juan Carlos Pardo

    Athletic background: Soccer, tennis, snowboarding, basketball & CrossFit
    Certifications: B.S. from University of South Florida / Marketing & Management Information Systems, IBBA, M&A Source, Association of Corporate Growth (ACG)
    Background: Mergers & Acquisitions advisor for Washington Partners since 2007 where responsibilities include both sell-side and buy-side representation for lower middle market privately owned companies. Additionally brings experience in Channel Marketing and Sales Management roles for Newell Rubbermaid (NASDAQ: NWL)
    Juan’s passion for both fitness and business world bring forth a combination that continues to guide the growth and direction of TAS CrossFit and The Athletic Studio

    First WOD at a box: Fran
    Favorite WOD: The Sevens
    Favorite Lift: Clean
    The one WOD that made you want to DNF (but we know you didn’t): Tommy V
    Least favorite WOD: Amanda
    Least favorite lift: Deadlift
    Favorite cheat meal: Key Lime Pie w/ Ice Cream
    Most memorable CrossFit moment: The community that TAS has become and continues to evolve into

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    Marie Coach

    Name: Marie Chan

    Athletic background: 8 years of physical fitness
    Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Gymnastics
    Coaching Background: 3 1/2 yrs as CrossFit Coach

    First WOD at a box: ‘Baseline’
    Favorite WOD: Open WOD 11.1
    Favorite lift: Squat Cleans
    The one WOD that made you want to DNF (but we know you didn’t): Open WOD 14.5
    Least favorite WOD: Clovis
    Least favorite lift: Snatch
    Favorite cheat meal: French Fries
    Most memorable CrossFit moment: Rx’ing ‘Nasty Girls’ WOD.

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    Brittany Coach

    Name: Brittany Mack (B-Mack)

    Athletic background: 2016 CrossFit Games Regionals Team Athlete, Pop warner, high school, competitive / collegiate-level cheerleading
    Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, USAW Level 1
    Coaching Background: CrossFit coach since 2013

    Favorite WOD: Grace
    Favorite Lift: Back Squat
    The one WOD that made you want to DNF (but we know you didn’t): Filthy Fifty
    Least favorite WOD: Open WOD 13.1
    Least favorite Lift: Snatch
    Favorite cheat meal: Any kind of sweet
    Most memorable CrossFit moment: First time I was able to jump on a box without being scared.

  • Jimmy

    Jimmy Coach

    Name: Jimmy Cooper

    Athletic Background: Over 8 years in physical fitness
    Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Weightlifting, USAW Level 1
    Coaching Background: 4 years coaching CrossFit athletes and 2 years coaching weightlifting

    First WOD at a box: ‘Tabata’ Burpees / Deadlift
    
Favorite WOD: Mary
    Favorite Lift: Snatch
    
The one WOD that made you want to DNF (but we know you didn’t): Angie w/ 20lb vest
    
Least favorite WOD: Anything with box jumps
    Least favorite lift: Love them all
    
Favorite cheat meal: 
Philly cheese steak sub
    Most memorable CrossFit moment: PRing my clean during a competition

  • Doug

    Doug Coach

    Name: Doug Hulburt

    Athletic Background: Football, track and field, mens open volleyball
    Certifications: CrossFit Level 1

    Coaching Background: Intern strength and conditioning at TCC, FSU and UT, Coach at TAS

    First WOD at a box: Filthy Fifty
    Favorite WOD: Lumberjack 20
    Favorite Lift: Clean
    The one WOD that made you want to DNF (but we know you didn’t): Fran

    Least favorite WOD: Filthy Fifty
    
Least favorite lift: Overhead Squats

    Favorite Cheat Meal: Chocolate Lava Cake from Bellas
    Most Memorable CrossFit moment: First muscle up

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    Matt K. Coach

    Name: Matt Kinback

    Athletic Background: D1 Cross Country / Track, US Swimming, USAT Triathlon, CrossFit
    Certifications: CrossFit Endurance
    Coaching background: Youth swim coach, Individualized running & triathlon training programs

    First WOD at a box: Rope Climbs & Hand Stand Push Ups
    Favorite WOD: Helen
    Favorite lift: Front Squat
    The one WOD that made you want to DNF (but we know you didn’t): Clovis
    Least favorite WOD: Isabel
    Least favorite lift: Squat Snatches
    Favorite cheat meal: Pizza
    Most memorable CrossFit moment: Wodapalooza and winning the Team Swim, Row, Run Triathlon / Miami 2014

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    Darryl Coach

    Name: Darryl McNeil

    Athletic Background: 2016 CrossFit Games Regionals Team Athlete
    Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, USAW Level 1
    Coaching Background: Coached CrossFit for 18 months in Kunsan Air Base, South Korea

    First WOD at a box: 10 Min AMRAP of push-ups, ring dips and pull-ups
    Favorite WOD: Grace
    Favorite Lift: Snatch
    The one WOD that made you want to DNF (but we know you didn’t): Murph
    Least favorite WOD: Diane
    Least favorite lift: Squats
    Favorite cheat meal: Burger and sweet potato fries at Daily Eats
    Most memorable CrossFit moment: First time I was able to WOD side by side my older brother

     

     

     

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    Josh Coach

    Name: Josh Uline

    Athletic Background: Football, Lacrosse, Cross Country
    Certifications: American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, Movement Training Specialist Trainer, CrossFit Level 1
    Coaching Background: Personal Training since 2012, CrossFit Coach since 2013

    First WOD at a box: CrossFit Games Open WOD 14.3
    Favorite WOD: Linda
    Favorite Lift: Deadlift
    The one WOD that made you want to DNF (but we know you didn’t): JT
    Least favorite WOD: Murph
    Least favorite lift: Thruster
    Favorite cheat meal: Chicken Wings
    Most memorable CrossFit moment: First WOD at an actual CrossFit gym after doing it on my own for a year

     

     

     

     

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    Brian Coach

    Name: Brian Davis

    Athletic Background: Golf, Football, Soccer, Triathlete, Cyclist
    Certifications: BA from Georgia College and State University, CrossFit Level 1
    Coaching Background: CrossFit Coach as of 2014

    First WOD at a box: Cindy
    Favorite WOD: Filthy Fifty
    Favorite Lift: Snatch
    The one WOD that made you want to DNF (but we know you didn’t): Open WOD 14.5
    Least favorite WOD: Karen
    Least favorite lift: Deadlift
    Favorite cheat meal: Burger and Fries
    Most memorable CrossFit moment: Completing the last WOD of my first CrossFit competition in 2012.

     

     

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    Josh Coach

    Name: Joshua Zagarena

    Athletic Background: Club Level, high school and collegiate level soccer.
    Certifications: CrossFit Level 1
    Coaching Background: CrossFit Coach as of 2014.  Soccer coach since 2009 including youth, high school and college coaching.

    Favorite WOD: Jackie
    Favorite Lift: Snatch
    The one WOD that made you want to DNF (but we know you didn’t): Murph
    Least favorite WOD: Diane
    Least favorite lift: Deadlift
    Favorite cheat meal: Donuts
    Most memorable CrossFit moment: First bodyweight snatch.

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    Mickaela Coach

    Name: Mickaela McNatt

    Athletic Background: Dancer for 7 years, high school varsity weightlifting, CrossFit
    Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, USAW Level 1
    Coaching Background: CrossFit Coach since 2014

    First WOD at a box: A scaled Grace

    Favorite WOD: Any WOD with a handstand pushup
    Favorite Lift: Clean
    The one WOD that made you want to DNF (but we know you didn’t): Open WOD 16.4
    Least favorite WOD: Kelly
    Least favorite lift: The jerk
    Favorite cheat meal: Anything with sugar
    Most memorable CrossFit moment: Getting my first ring muscle up!

     

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    Frederick Coach

     

    Name: Frederick Sadler

    Athletic Background: CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting
    Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, Functional Movement Screen Level 1, USAW Level 1, OPEX Level 1, 3DMAPS Certified, CPR
    Coaching Background: CrossFit Coach 2+ years, Strength & Conditioning classes 4+ years, Personal training 1+ years

    Favorite WOD: Grace
    Favorite Lift: Clean & Jerk
    Least favorite WOD: Sevens
    Least favorite lift: Strict Press
    Favorite cheat meal: Big Bowl of Cereal
    Most memorable CrossFit moment: First time I was able to WOD next to my little brother