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I’m originally from Chicago but have lived in Wisconsin, Seattle, and now Southern California which has become my favorite thus far. I’ve been passionate about my fitness my whole life. I was a competitive figure skater starting at a very young age. In high school, I played softball, tennis, and was on the dance cheer team. As an adult, I became addicted to sprint triathlons which inevitably led me into doing 1/2 marathons and a 1/2 Ironman. I also became an avid road biker and completed the Seattle to Portland 206 mile race in one day. After training for 4+ hours a day for so long I completely lost my passion, focus, and motivation. Right about this time, Crossfit was just beginning to become popular and I decided to give it a try despite feeling like it was a program designed for only elite athletes. If I could achieve all of my fitness goals in one hour a day instead of four, then why not right? After my first class I was absolutely hooked. That feeling of accomplishment that you get after completing a workout you didn’t think possible is a unique feeling that you come to crave daily.  To me, Crossfit is about pushing yourself farther than you can imagine, while being surrounded by a community that supports you. Nutrition is also very important to me and I believe it’s the key to a healthy body and top personal performance.  I’m a firm believer in tracking your nutrition as diligently as tracking your progress against your workout goals.

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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!

Specialties

  • Sports Training
  • Military Conditioning