- CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)
- NASM - Sports Nutrition Certified
- Mount Saint Mary College, BA Business Administration
Russ comes to Fortius with a lifetime of athletic and coaching experience. Growing up playing almost every sport under the sun, he excelled in football, wrestling and tennis where he played competitively throughout school. Russ wrestled 5 years varsity with 96 overall wins and placed 4th in his section senior year. He then continued to play tennis at the Collegiate-level placing 2nd in NJCAAs in New York.
After graduating college with a degree in Business Management, Russ continued his competitive athletic career through Olympic Weightlifting, eventually qualifying and competing at the National Championships in 2015. Moving then into competitive CrossFit, Russ excelled quickly – competing at the Asia Regionals in 2013 as an Individual and competing at the East Regional in 2017 on Team Coliseum Strength. Russ then continued on the Sanctionals competition scene with 2 trips to Wodapalooza (Team) and the Granite Games (Team).
Coaching wise, Russ has coached at several gyms over the past 7 years in both CrossFit and Olympic Lifting – obtaining his Level 2 CrossFit coaching certification.
“I’m looking forward to sharing the knowledge I’ve gathered through a lifetime of athletics to everyone and working to help everyone reach their fitness goals!”