Our Staff

Kevin Yurchak

Coach, Owner

Kevin began training with CrossFit in 2009 at RedShed CrossFit in Netcong, NJ under the guidance of Pat and Janine Neill. In June 2010 Kevin completed his CrossFit Level One Certification and began coaching.

In 2011 Kevin opened CrossFit West Essex and is currently the Founder & Owner along with his wife Raina Yurchak. He is the head coach at CFWE and programs all daily WODs along with coaching individualized Athlete Camps throughout the year.  Kevin is a competitive CrossFit athlete competing at the 2011 Northeast CrossFit Regional as well as local competitions throughout the area.

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level One Certified

Raina Yurchak

Coach, Owner

Raina began at CrossFit West Essex in September 2012 looking for a break from her daily workout routine and a positive lifestyle. Since the beginning her passion for helping members better themselves inside and outside of CFWE has been felt by everyone in her presence.

In January 2014 Raina obtained her CrossFit Level One Certification. She is actively involved in coaching afternoon classes and working with beginners in our on ramp program. Raina’s ability to relate to everyone walking through the door eases the nerves on new members beginning CrossFit for the very first time. Raina is also in charge of our social media accounts as well as the event planning that makes CFWE the best Community around!

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level One Certified

Sam Adams

Coach

Sam began training with Kevin before CrossFit West Essex opened in the summer of 2010. As one of the founding members, Sam was an integral part of growing CrossFit West Essex from a garage gym to the gym it has become today. Sam completed his CrossFit Level One Certification in October 2011 and has been coaching with CrossFit West Essex ever since.

Sam has focused on the art of olympic lifting and has become proficient in not only his own skills but the coaching of others. Whether it be experienced athletes or beginners, Sam’s ability to coach high skill movements has allowed our athletes to continue to grow and improve their technical lifting skills.

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level One Certified

Armando Mendoza

Coach

Armando began his CrossFit journey as an athlete at CrossFit West Essex in December 2011 while serving as a Reserve in the Marine Corps. During August 2012 Armando completed his CrossFit Level One Certification. His enthusiasm and charisma infuses energy into the gym every time he enters. Armando is currently working for the Essex County Police Department while being a Coach at CrossFit West Essex.

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level One Certified

Dave Motisi

Coach

Dave began training at CrossFit West Essex in August of 2012 under the guidance of CFWE. Dave is a licensed Athletic Traier in the State of New Jersey, earning his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine from Quinnipiac University in 2008. In August 2012, he earned his Master of Business Administration with Concentration in Healthcare Management from Monmouth University. Currently, he works at JAG Physical Therapy in West Orange, NJ as an Administrative Director, and continues to practice Athletic Training at youth sports camps around the state.

In early October 2013, he successfully completed his CrossFit Level 1 Trainer exam. His expertise in biomechanics and rehabilitation techniques makes him a valuable asset at our box, with experience training athletes at the collegiate level all across the northeast. You can find David coaching or training at our 6am class during the week, likely advising our members on injury management.

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level One Certified

Jon Buset

Coach

Jon has been a member of Crossfit West Essex since January 2012. He was looking for a program to develop muscle and strength. The previous body building programs he followed became monotonous and he wasn’t getting the results he desired. A friend of his in the Marine Corps recommended Crossfit as a potential way of reaching his goals. After one week of classes at CFWE Jon knew he found exactly what was missing from his training and he has been a part of our community ever since. Over the years he has put on muscle and developed strength he never imagined possible. Jon is a full-time elementary school teacher. The teaching skills he utilizes on a daily basis in the classroom play a major role in his ability to be a patient and effective coach at Crossfit West Essex.

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level One Certified

Greg Espersen

Coach

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level One Certified

George Agugliaro

Coach

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level One Certified