Introducing the CrossFit Dark Athletics Team

Meet the fitness experts ready to help you achieve your fitness goals and your potential.

Our Founder

Joe Cosenza

Joe Cosenza has been in the fitness industry for almost 10 years. He started working out when he was 14 years old for High School Football with his brother, Frank, who he credits with starting and keeping him on track throughout the years. Joe began doing weightlifting and CrossFit in 2008/09 and noticed the amazing euphoria felt after each workout. The challenges faced each day with the WOD were exactly what he was chasing. While doing CrossFit from 2010-2013, weightlifting became more interesting and he wanted to learn more about it. He began training in a small weightlifting gym in South Brooklyn and from there kept increasing knowledge until he was able to open CrossFit Dark Athletics with his partner, Matt Lebovits in 2016. Joe is constantly improving his education and has been growing the CFDA community since inception. Qualification USA Weightlifting Advanced Sports Performance Coach (L2), CrossFit L-1, USA Powerlifting Club Coach

Our gym combines every aspect of exercise science, ensuring that you get the results you want. We offer proven workouts to build energy and endurance. We combine that with sensible eating plans that help you hit that sweet spot where you lose fat while you gain muscle.

We want our gym to be a thriving like-minded community of fitness enthusiasts that support and encourage each other. We aim to do this by combining individual training with group classes of people at your level and coaches that understand your particular needs and goals.

Our Professional Coaches

Stephanie Bock

Group Coach | Strength Coach

Our gym combines every aspect of exercise science, ensuring that you get the results you want. We offer proven workouts to build energy and endurance. We combine that with sensible eating plans that help you hit that sweet spot where you lose fat while you gain muscle.

We want our gym to be a thriving like-minded community of fitness enthusiasts that support and encourage each other. We aim to do this by combining individual training with group classes of people at your level and coaches that understand your particular needs and goals.

Justin Janus

Group Coach | Weightlifting Coach

Theresa Sanzone

Group Coach

Heather Mentone

Group Coach | Nutrition Coach | Glam Abs Specialist

Samantha Kuhles

Group Coach

Mo Omar

Kids Group Coach

Carolina Safar

Client Success Manager | Event Organizer | Joy Spreader

Derrick Kong

Movement Specialist | Weightlifting Coach | Cupping Therapy

Lauren Garby

Group Coach

Mike Zurla

Group Coach | Strength Coach

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