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WHO IS CROSSFIT 77?

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ABOUT US


Our wonderful CrossFit gym in Mooresville, CrossFit 77, has pullup bars, kettlebells, barbells, and wide open space for squatting, running, jumping, climbing, lifting, and throwing – you will not find rows of stationary bikes and weight machines. Instead, our equipment allows your body to move the way it is meant to be moved. All of your workouts will be comprised of exercises that mimic movements performed in day-to-day life or sports. You would never bicep curl your child to pick them up, so why would you do it in the gym? We focus on improving functional movements that are necessary and common in your daily activities.

It also means that you will never get bored. With our constantly varied programming, you will rarely do the same workout twice in any given year. You will never have to program your own workouts or spend hours in the gym. Instead, each day a workout will be provided for you that is scalable to suit your fitness level. And because our workouts are rarely longer than 40 minutes, they can fit into even the busiest schedules.


OUR STAFF


BRYCE GRAY

GYM OWNER

Bryce came from a family of professional racers so it’s safe to say racing is sort of “in his blood.” Growing up, he competed in pretty much every form of racing under the sun. His racing career was cut short after sustaining a traumatic injury where he ruptured his kidney and was placed on bed rest for nine months. He and his father have always wanted to be involved in the health and fitness business. As soon as he became of age, he completed various fitness certifications and trained regularly. For the longest time he thought he was a physically fit individual. That consensus was shattered upon his first Crossfit workout.

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PAUL KLEIN

OPERATIONS MANAGER

After working as a tire changer on the pit crew of an IndyCar team, Paul left his 16 year career in racing to pursue his passion in health and fitness. With 10 years of Crossfit experience, Paul worked as the Manager and Director of Training at a CrossFit gym before venturing out to start his own business with Ken Crowder. For the past 6 years as a coach and gym operator, Paul has worked with athletes who perform at the top levels of sports, such as cross-country, rowing, NASCAR, BMX racing, soccer, football, wrestling...

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PRESTON AUSTIN

HEAD OF PROGRAMING,
MORNING HEAD COACH

Preston’s background in fitness goes way back to being a 3sport athlete from 5 years old throughout high school. After high school sports, he was lucky enough to be a scholarship athlete playing football at Tusculum College. After 2 seasons there, he returned to North Carolina and finished at UNCC with a degree in Communications. Through his years of high school and collegiate athletics, he had several very competent strength coaches that really made an…

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JASPEN GRAY

DIRECTOR OF ELITE PERFORMANCE,
HEAD OF MEMBER SUCCESS

Since Jaspen was a young kid, sports and fitness have always been driving forces in his life. Sports allowed him to participate at the highest level possible of football, wrestling, and track while in high school, garnishing state awards in all three, including a championship in wrestling. Knowing that he did not want to end his career there, he accepted a scholarship to play football at Catawba College. The next 4 years provided him with the chance to win a…

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ROB FILEBARK

GYM MANAGER, TRAINER

Rob grew up playing baseball and soccer all the way through high school. He then decided to join the United States Air Force, and spent the next 7 years as a JTAC. After several deployments overseas, he opted to separate to permanent civilian status. After four long and weary years in corporate sales, he knew that there was something more out there for him. Having a background in fitness and the love for competing in endurance events, he took a position as a personal trainer. Not too long after training individuals...

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TYLER CRUMP

EVENING HEAD COACH, FACILITY MANAGER

Tyler was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. He was never really into athletics until he started playing football in the 6th grade. Football sparked a love of athletics and competition in him and he continued to play through my freshman year of college. After hanging up my pads, he began to focus on pursuing fitness and health instead of performance. He has battled with his weight throughout his entire life but it wasn’t until he found CrossFit that he found the consistency…

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DANA MATHER

TRAINER

Being physically active began as soon as Dana was able to walk. Her dad spent countless hours playing outside with her, teaching her how to throw a football, shoot a basketball, and hit a softball. At the age of 5, she began gymnastics and was a competitive gymnast until the age of 14. Her high school years included basketball, cross country, track, and travel softball. Like most women; however, after getting married and having 3 boys in just 4 years, her well-being took a back seat for several years. It wasn’t until 2012, that she walked through the doors of Crossfit 77...

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MARK ARIGO

TRAINER

“That’s it, enough is enough”….This was the thought that screamed at Mark when he turned 45. He was always a gym rat when he was younger, but as it usually happens, life got in the way. Mark started a business, got married, had kids, and before he knew it, 15 years had gone by. Each year he got a little less active, gained a few more pounds, and at 45, he was finally fed up...

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DR. DAN ZAGST

IN-HOUSE CHIROPRACTOR

Dr. Dan Zagst, is a chiropractor and manual therapist. Not only does he perform chiropractic treatment, but he combines it with soft tissue work, therapeutic/rehabilitative exercises, and little “life hacks” to keep your most important asset running smooth, your body.

He received his B.S. and Doctorate of Chiropractic Degrees from New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) in Seneca Falls, NY. At NYCC, he focused on soft tissue therapies...

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LISA STROUD

TRAINER

As a child, nutrition and exercise were not a priority in Lisa’s house. Her first introduction to fitness was when she joined the Army at 17. At that time, her diet consisted of Sonic milkshakes and cheap convenience foods. She was about 20 pounds overweight and so de-conditioned She couldn’t run the perimeter of a building without throwing up. During the 8 weeks of basic training, she lost 15 pounds and could breeze through the push-ups, sit-ups, and 2-mile run…

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JACOB ALAMINA

TRAINER

Jacob was born in Orlando, Florida and was five years old when his family moved to Mooresville, North Carolina. Since then he found himself playing sports of all kinds. Deciding to stick with soccer, Jacob played through his senior year in high school and ended up being the Captain on many of the teams he played with....

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EDDIE DZIALO

TRAINER

CrossFit has been an integral part of Eddie’s adult life due to its ability to enhance performance and health. After graduating from the University of New Hampshire, Eddie was commissioned as a Marine officer, making him the seventh person in his family to earn the title. As a platoon commander, he served two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan (‘08 and ‘09 respectively) with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion...

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ARIA BREMNER

TRAINER

Aria grew up competing very young. She started competitive cheerleading at the age of six and continued cheering through college at UNC Charlotte. Her competitiveness and love of fitness lead her to CrossFit as a way of staying active. She quickly fell in love and began competing in the sport.

After reaching her goal of competing at the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Regionals in 2015, she decided to...

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