ATHLETE EGO COACHES
Jorge “Scooby” Sanchez
With over 10 years of experience in capacity training, exercise science, and sports nutrition, Coach Scooby has the knowledge and skills to train athletes of all fitness levels. A former United States Marine, he is also a NSCA/NFPT certified strength and conditioning specialist, a corrective exercise specialist, a CrossFit level 1 certified instructor, and a CrossFit Olympic lift certification instructor. He combines his military training, knowledge of nutrition, and performance training to help each client achieve his or her full potential while maximizing sports performance and injury prevention through the Athlete EGO Strength and Conditioning Program.
A Florida native, Chad has been heavily involved with fitness his whole life. He started training as a youth in Jacksonville where he was blessed with a great mentor, his father, Frank Murphy. By the age of six, Chad was studying juai kung fu, Chinese kempo, tai chi, senshi ryu jujitsu, and kickboxing with his father. In high school, Chad was a standout multisport athlete. As a football player, he received All-State honors and was heavily recruited by division 1 schools. He eventually took his talents to the University of Northern Alabama where he enjoyed a successful college football career before returning to South Florida. Since then, he has been working in the fitness industry managing gyms in the Miami area. Chad has found Crossfit and it has changed his life. He is a CrossFit level 1 instructor and Crossfit gymnastics workshop.
Scott is a born and raised North Miami resident who works as a firefighter/paramedic here in South Florida. He has been involved in sports and fitness his entire life. Whether it is competing in different athletic events or just maintaining a healthy lifestyle, Scott is constantly training. He has been doing CrossFit for three years, is a CrossFit level 1 certified instructor and looks forward to continue to compete for many years to come. His enthusiasm, competitiveness, and knowledge help make him a great coach and competitor. “CrossFit has changed the way I’ve trained and continues to make me a better athlete every year.”
Christine Bagiotti is from Hollywood, Florida. She has been part of the Fitness Industry since 2003. Christine takes pride in her level of responsibilities that she gives to clients. She possesses the ability to work with clients that range from athletes to the general public of all ages and fitness levels. Certified under Chief Instructor, Pavel Tsatsouline, as a Level II RKC Instrutor in proper Russian kettlebell training has allowed her to host many workshops and help promote kettlebell training in the state of Florida. She is a Level I Crossfit Instructor and certified CrossFit Kettlebell Instructor as well.
Frank Murphy has been part of the fitness industry for fifty years. Frank grew up playing football and other sports. At the age of 17, he joined the US Army as a recon scout. While in the army, Frank continued to play football and started boxing. After his military career, Frank became heavily involved in martial arts. In 1987, Frank opened his first gym in Jacksonville, FL. Since then, Frank has owned and operated US 1 Fitness Center in North Miami. Jorge “Scooby” Sanchez introduced CrossFit to Frank and US 1 Fitness in 2010. CrossFit continues to offer Frank that competitive edge that all athletes look for. Frank’s goal is to have one of the best CrossFit and athletic training facilities possible and to be a reminder that anyone can train hard and get great results, regardless of age.
James has played competitive sports his entire life starting with soccer and then continuing in high school with wrestling, jiu jitsu, boxing and mixed martial arts. Originally from Massachusetts and an avid outdoorsman, he enjoys a wide range of activities including hiking, rock climbing, skiing, fishing, wakeboarding, kayaking, and paddleboarding. He found Crossfit in 2012 after moving to Miami and has been hooked ever since. He sees Crossfit as a way to maintain a happy, healthy and active lifestyle through a foundation of functional fitness, regardless of age or athletic experience. After taking both the Level 1 Trainers Course and the Crossfit Competitor’s course, he now runs the Athlete E.G.O. Competitor’s Program to help all levels of athletes set and achieve their goals. “The most rewarding moment as a coach and teammate is seeing an athlete accomplish something they have worked extremely hard for. That moment of fulfillment and happiness is a feeling I want all the members to experience on a daily basis and it’s what makes Crossfit so special.”
Leo started Crossfit a little over 2 years ago. Growing up around an active/healthy lifestyle; he has always been a junkie for all physical activities. Leo has trained Muay-Thai for over 7 years; involved in extreme sports and now has joined Crossfit as a new challenge to attack. He helps with the competitors program and you can see him walking around the gym; often trying to lift something heavy or helping out when needed in all other areas. He’s mostly known as “the guy that brings Phil” (our mascott and the only one allowed to approve PR lifts at the gym is Phil) Don’t let the looks fool you; Leo can be a nice guy. Anything you guys need, ask him; he knows a few things about a few things.
Originally from Paterson, NJ Rob has enjoyed living in Miami for the past 3 years. He attended Barry University until 2013 when he graduated with BS in Exercise Physiology. In the Early Spring of 2011, Rob found Athlete EGO CrossFit and fell in love. Rob is currently certified in Crossfit L1, USAW L1, and CPR/AED. Rob recently took on the challenge of competing in Crossfit competitions and took 2nd Place at WODapalooza 2013 and 2nd Place at Ice Monster 2012. In his spare time Rob loves to play baseball, go swimming, riding his motorcycle, and encouraging others to reach their fitness goals! “You can never win if you quit”