We have the best coaches in the business. Learn more about them.


BRICK’s coaches are highly qualified and will make sure you get a great, intense workout while staying as safe as possible.

Francesca Emanuele

  • 2x Super Regional competitor
  • In a music video for Alessia Cara, “Scars to your Beautiful” played on NYE all over the world
  • Have the most amazing puppy named Leo

GO Green

  • Priced and sold Home Refinance Loans to investors for 3 years
  • Bachelors degrees in Criminology + Criminal Justice and Psychology
  • Bowling State and National champion

Sherry Ward

  • CFL1, NSCA and HHC certifications
  • Recently placed 4th in a ballroom dancing competition
  • There is a little naked sculpture of me after posing for Judith Weller years ago

Matthew LeBaron

  • I have asthma and was never supposed to run – now I run races every year
  • I have 2 cats and would get more if I had space #catladyforlife
  • Certified in CrossFit Endurace L1, CrossFit L1 and Gymnastics

Katie Flaherty

  • CrossFit Level 1 & NASM CPT certifications
  • Worked for 7 years in Advertising/SEM before transitioning into fitness
  • Loves to travel solo & has seen 2 of the Natural Wonders of the World in one year (Great Barrier Reef & Aurora Borealis)

Michael Martino

  • 2-sport athlete at SUNY Cortland & Head Coach at BRICK New York
  • Owned my own CrossFit affiliate in Oakdale, New York
  • Favorite movie of all time: Good Will Hunting

Melody Sanchez

  • Competed for 3 years on a regional team
  • Lived in Mexico City for a year teaching English
  • Coaching CF for 4 years & have officiated basketball for 10 years

Ben Sweeney

  • Played Div III Baseball at Colby Sawyer College
  • CrossFit Level1, NASM, ASCM CPT certifications and a BS in Exercise Science
  • Middle school Geography Bowl champion

Alisa Ardilla-Kosen

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer
  • Opened the very 1st BRICK in Los Angeles
  • Loves to travel & has a goal to visit every continent.

Justina Rosado

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer & USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach
  • Completed a Spartan Ultra Beast, three 50 mile races, & Bryce Canyon 100 Miler
  • Loves to be outdoors + travel

Chelsea Potter

  • CrossFit, B|FIT + B|X Coach + Fittest Trainer in New York (Men’s Health)
  • Born + Raised in Oklahoma
  • Favorite movie is Stepbrothers