What I find most powerful about training, CrossFit specifically, is its direct correlation with shaping character.

When WODs are difficult, you can feel and visibly see them make you stronger. You also observe that results come from hard work. There aren’t any spoiled kids in the box. Everything is earned and you own it. No one else is going to hand you your health, but a good community and knowledgeable coaching can have your back and join you in the process.

My background is in football specific training. In college I learned how the technique of movements can rapidly increase results and keep athletes safe. Since then, I’ve closely observed and questioned some of the best strength coaches in the world of elite sports from Ryan Capretta (Pro-Active Sports Performance), Mike Boyle (MBSC), Luke Richesson (Head Strength Coach of the 2016 Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos), and many others.

After playing running back for the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL for several seasons and being forced into retirement by injury, I was hired as the head strength coach for the team. The following season I returned to playing and again experienced the results of knowledgeable training and its positive effect on severe injuries.

Whatever your hurdle may be, we can find a way over, around, under, and beyond. That’s what I’ve learned from my coaches and I plan to share those lessons with our athletes.


Certified Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

CrossFit Level-1

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For Coach Nicole her CrossFit journey started with a groupon back in 2011! After pushing herself for 4 weeks she was addicted! After 6 months of actively training and being a part of the amazing crossfit community she received her Level 1 and starting coaching in Auckland, New Zealand. When Nicole is not coaching at Iron Battalion she is chauffeuring her 3 children around or helping them with homework! And every chance she gets she is off to the mountains camping, mountain biking or relaxing by a pool in Palm Springs with her family! Crossfit is a family affair in the Pieroni household, all 5 family members enjoy a good wod! Nicole has a great time coaching the kids including her 11 year old daughter weekly.
Sony has always made it a point in life to look ahead and try new things. If she got too comfortable with life that meant she wasn't challenging herself enough. Part of those challenges took her to a new country and finding a new career.  She moved from Stuttgart, Germany to New York City in 1999 where she lived for ten years. As soon as that started to get a little too familiar she started looking for a new adventure.  This is where she packed up her moving truck and headed west. It is here in Los Angeles where she found  a profession that is continuously challenging (gym owner, motivator, personal trainer, and CrossFit coach).  With fitness both indoor and outdoors she was able to connect with her new city and meet new friends. In addition to CrossFit she loves hiking, rollerblading, snowboarding, riding her dirt bike and learning about other cultures and languages. She speaks English, German, and Slovakian. Specialties
  • CrossFit
  • Personal Training
  • Functional Training
  • Program Design
  • TRX
  • Boot Camp
Torre has extensive experience in a multitude of athletic arenas. Torre played football at Georgetown University where he was participating in their Strength and Conditioning program. Torre has trained extensively for athletic performance and is great coach for any athlete looking to become more explosive. His personal bests are 4.50 seconds in the 40 yard dash, vertical jump 32 inches, and 4.1 in the 5-10-5 shuttle. After graduation, Torre commissioned in the Marine Corps and did one tour of duty in Afghanistan. During his military service, Torre gained a great appreciation for the rigors of endurance and tactical conditioning. Despite Torre’s extensive athletic background, he says CrossFit has pushed him harder than any other athletic experience and is in the best shape of his life. He looks forward to sharing his passion with you!


  • Sports Training
  • Military Conditioning