About Babylon CrossFit

Babylon Crossfit is a fun and unique gym that motivates its members to push their limits with high-intensity, constantly varied functional movements. We program our workouts for every ability level by offering scaling options to meet your needs no matter what your current fitness level is.

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We’re not your normal CrossFit gym.

When joining Babylon Crossfit, you will join a supportive community who help each other lead healthier lives. During your CrossFit on-boarding you will learn functional, compound movements that will make you stronger and build a solid foundation which will lead your fitness journey.

You will participate in high intensity interval training with a bit of friendly competition. Although the workouts might be shorter than you’re used to, you will be expending more energy than ever before.

Most importantly, our box is family friendly! We have a kids room set up for your little ones, so feel free to bring them with you.

Come down for a free class and try us out!

Trish Evangelista

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Trish is the owner of Babylon CrossFit and a multi-certified, seasoned coach and athlete. Her certifications include CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2, CrossFit Kids, Olympic Weightlifting, Scaling for Crossfit, Lesson Planning, Spot the Flaw, as well as attending a highly intensive immersion course with CrossFit Games competitor, trainer, and owner of highly-acclaimed CrossFit New England affiliate, Ben Bergeron.

After playing four years of competitive college soccer, Trish found herself struggling to keep up her fitness level. One day, she was on the soccer field coaching a youth team and one of the athlete’s parents suggested she try CrossFit. Like many others who try it for the first time, after the first class, she was hooked. Six months later she made the decision to get certified as a Level 1 CrossFit trainer so she could start coaching CrossFit kids because she saw the important role it could play in giving them an opportunity to move for an hour, have fun, and develop relationships with other kids. Six years later, she now coaches both kids and adults and has gone back to further my education and development extensively.

Now with over 8 years of experience coaching kids, teens, adults, senior citizens at 4 different affiliates across Long Island, Trish finally has the opportunity to own her own affiliate. Trish continues to live out her passion each and every day at Babylon Crossfit by helping people achieve their goals and making a positive change in their lives by implementing the CrossFit lifestyle and has already seen the safe, effective exercise and sound nutrition positively affect so many lives.

Chris O’Brien

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Chris O’Brien (OB) is a Certified CrossFit Level 1 Trainer; a Bigger, Faster, Stronger Certified Coach; and a New York State Certified Coach.

With a background in collegiate soccer, OB sought an activity that would be challenging and keep him active after graduation. In December 2011, he found CrossFit and was instantly drawn to the group focus, varied movements, and intense nature that allowed him to grow as an athlete. Shortly after, he obtained his Level 1 and now brings his positive, organized, group-focused coaching style into Babylon Crossfit as a trainer to help each athlete succeed.

OB’s passion for education extends into his career as well, where he currently works as a high school teacher and a varsity soccer coach.

Jacqueline Hartman

Jacqueline Hartman

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Jacq is a Certified CrossFit Level 1 Trainer with a background in fitness that dates back to the 90’s as a personal trainer, aerobic class instructor, and swim coach. She also has her certification in Child Nutrition from the National Food Service Management Institute at The University of Mississippi.

Jacq’s health and fitness experience span sport, style, and time zone having worked in the UK and US including Cruise Ships based out of Miami. She participated in her first CrossFit Open in 2014 and went on to compete in several competitions all over the island, developing a passion to learn and eventually earning her my Level 1 to coach and pass on her knowledge. In addition to Jacq’s level one she has also completed the CrossFit Spot the Flaw, Scaling, and Dumbbells course.

The CrossFit methodology has completely changed Jacq’s mindset of how she approaches fitness goals and helping others achieve theirs. For her, the amazing community of support, education, and encouragement are what motivates her to achieve her fitness goals and be the best coach she can be.

Melissa Kopchynski

Melissa Kopchynski

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Melissa is a Certified CrossFit Level 1 trainer. She has been a CrossFit athlete for 5 years and has 4 years of coaching experience with CrossFit. Other certifications she holds include Spot the Flaw, Scaling for CrossFit, and Programming. She is also CPR/AED trained.

Melissa began her journey with CrossFit after being unable to achieve her fitness goals in a traditional gym environment. She danced for 15 years and taught dance classes for about 5 years, so finding another community in a fitness environment was important. Melissa fell in love with the comradery CrossFit provides and encourages. With the close-knit community CrossFit fosters, Melissa enjoys working closely with athletes to meet their individual fitness goals.
Outside of Crossfit Melissa pursues a career in Speech-Language Pathology, working with various populations.

Matt Levy

Matt Levy

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Matt is a Certified CrossFit Level 1 trainer. After playing college baseball for 2 years as a pitcher, he decided to move home to study health and wellness, with the ultimate goal of becoming a physical therapist. At that time, he was looking for a sport to replace the void that was left from no longer being on a team. As a life-long competitive athlete and hard worker, CrossFit was a natural fit. As he started Crossfitting and competing in local competitions, he began to learn more about it, and his passion grew stronger. After one year of CrossFit, he decided to pursue coaching because of his passion for helping fellow athletes become a better, stronger, and healthier version of themselves.

Matt leads the CrossFit kids program because of his particular interest in younger athletes. Providing an outlet for kids to stay active while socializing and having fun is the most rewarding part of his day. Overall, whether it is an adult or a kid, he enjoys being able to help someone by making them feel good about themselves in their fitness journal.

Jared Fusco

Jared Fusco

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Jared is a Certified CrossFit Level 1 trainer who completed his undergraduate degree at SUNY Cortland, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Biology, followed by a doctorate in physical therapy from Touro College in Bay Shore, NY.

Jared has been practicing as a Physical Therapist for almost 3 years in multiple settings including; outpatient orthopedics, assisted living facilities, and providing home care. He is passionate about interacting with people and helping to guide them to become a better version of themselves, whether that is recovering from an injury or improving overall function.

He has been doing CrossFit for over five years, after getting started while studying as a graduate school student. Since then, he never looked back, earning his CFL-1 as well as a USA Weightlifting Level 1 certificate. Being a physical therapist, Jared is able to implement the same basic movements with all of his athletes to help them achieve their goals.

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Alex Ranieri

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Alex is a Certified CrossFit Level 1 Trainer with a passion for active living.

He found CrossFit back in 2014 at Garden City Crossfit. His first workout was just 7 minutes of wall balls and burpees, which left him exhausted but immediately hooked. Since that day, CrossFit has made a major impact on his life and Alex has found that he continues to find himself surrounded by so many others in the community who share a common bond for better fitness. What began as a pursuit for better health, has led to his role as a coach.

In 2019 Alex obtained his Level 1 at his first box under his coaches, Jen and Dennis Marshall. He enjoys educating others on the importance of regular exercise, a sound nutrition plan, and a positive mindset. Alex is honored to have found a home at Babylon CrossFit. His mission is to inspire others to reach beyond their potentials and crush each of their goals, one at a time.

When Alex isn’t at the gym, he’s hanging out with his two favorites, his wife Kristina and dog Arya.

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Sebastian Moya

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Seb is a Certified CrossFit Level 1 trainer. He started his Crossfit journey 8 years ago with coach Trish at Crossfit Diamond in Amityville. Seb found Crossfit through a friend while doing MMA, and it provided the perfect balance of strength and cardio that he was looking for. His MMA coach began to incorporate METCONs before and after class and he was quickly hooked. Seb has always found joy in helping people succeed in their fitness journeys, which is why he decided to pursue a coaching certificate and began coaching athletes of all ages as soon as he could.

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Greg Barbier

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Greg is a Certified CrossFit Level 1 trainer. He is a lifelong athlete who has had a passion for athletics from a young age, participating in varsity football and track and field in high school. His athletic career continued into college where he ran track and field at Bucknell University and competed with a team that won multiple Patriot League Championships.

Greg found Crossfit 3 years ago and recently obtained his level 1 and Crossfit Programming certificate. He has a passion for using fitness as a tool to maintain wellness and believes it is as imperative for mental health as it is for physical health. He hopes to continue assisting athletes in achieving things they never thought possible.

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Melissa Mirra

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Melissa is a certified Yoga Instructor who graduated from Dowling College in Oakdale Long Island in May 2013 with a BS in Sports Management.

Melissa is also a competitive ice hockey player, having trained for the sport her entire life. She was always looking for different techniques to help improve her agility, strength, and balance. Her search led her to Yoga and at age 20, it changed her life in such a positive way that she went on to complete a teacher training with Jimmy Barkan in June of 2013 and received her 200 hour Level I certification.

Since starting CrossFit Melissa realized the many benefits that Yoga adds to her workouts, and she is excited to share it with the Babylon CrossFit community.

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Corey Lynch

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Corey Lynch, affectionately known as “Carebear” in the coaching community, has been a Crossfit trainer since the beginning of 2017. Since then he has clocked over 2,000 coaching hours, trained 100’s of different clients, and has led several people through their first Spartan races.

Current Certifications include CF-L1, CF-Kettlebells, Romanov Running Technique Specialist, CF-Judge, CF-Scaling, CF-Spot the Flaw, and CF-Anatomy.

Notable fitness experiences include several Spartan Trifectas across over 10 Spartan races, several half-marathons, he’s visited over 20 different Crossfit gyms across multiple states, and He’s judged and participated in over 20 different Crossfit community competitions.

Have an event you want to participate in? Talk to Carebear, you can always count on him to be in your corner.

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