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Jessica Twomey

Owner & Head Trainer

L-1 & L-2 CrossFit Trainer
CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer

Jess was born and raised in Blairstown and is beyond thrilled to be able to bring CrossFit to her hometown! Besides being a CrossFit coach, she is a wife and mother to two amazing daughters. Coming from a teaching background with a love for fitness, Jess easily transitioned into the job of CrossFit coach and has made it her passion.

She has been doing CrossFit herself since 2012 and continues to love it just as much, if not more, than the day she started. She strives to grow as a coach through continuing education at every opportunity because she is committed to providing her athletes with the knowledge and skills needed to reach their fitness goals.

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Chelsea Gallagher

Mobility & Movement Instructor
Certified Group Fitness Trainer

Chelsea's passion for fitness, mindfulness, and nutrition coupled with her career as a teacher, her role as a coach, and her active immersion within our community has allowed her the opportunity to create exercise classes that are unique, energetic, purposeful, and leave you feeling refreshed and accomplished. Power Stretch compliments CrossFit and will support both your body and mind as you venture down your wellness journey.

Chelsea, an athlete herself, is a certified instructor with 10 years of experience leading classes to all age and ability levels. Collaborating closely with Jess, Chelsea's classes will target the exact muscle groups worked during CrossFit in order to improve flexibility and mobility, strengthen and lengthen muscles, and proactively protect joints and prevent injury.

Chelsea's passion for fitness, mindfulness, and nutrition coupled with her career as a teacher, her role as a coach, and her active immersion within our community has allowed her the opportunity to create exercise classes that are unique, energetic, purposeful, and leave you feeling refreshed and accomplished. Power Stretch compliments CrossFit and will support both your body and mind as you venture down your wellness journey.

Chelsea, an athlete herself, is a certified instructor with 10 years of experience leading classes to all age and ability levels. Collaborating closely with Jess, Chelsea's classes will target the exact muscle groups worked during CrossFit in order to improve flexibility and mobility, strengthen and lengthen muscles, and proactively protect joints and prevent injury.

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Nadia Abascal

L-1 CrossFit Trainer

A native Marylander (PG County, if you’re familiar) and converted New Havenite, Nadia is more than a little excited to be at the Station! She started her CrossFit journey in the summer of 2014 as an athlete at CrossFit New Haven and hasn’t looked back since. After becoming a CrossFit coach in April of 2017, her love of the sport and community were even more solidified.

While she is most fond of a heavy barbell, she even enjoys doing pull-ups (don’t tell anyone she said that) when supportive and encouraging people like the ones at Blairstown Station CrossFit are involved!

Aside from coaching, Nadia is also a chemistry teacher at Blair Academy. She loves teaching and eating good food!

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Jennifer Kruegel

L-1 CrossFit Trainer

Jen, born and raised in Wanaque, NJ, moved to the Blairstown area in 2004 shortly after she was married. She began her fitness journey in her basement doing workout DVDs and running. In 2015 she was introduced to CrossFit and that’s when she met Jess. She immediately fell in love with the idea of measurable growth and the positive community that was CrossFit.

While she loves certain movements (like deadlifts) more than others, she has learned to trust the process of CrossFit and is constantly inspired by her fellow athletes!

Aside from coaching, Jen works as an Environmental Educator for Montclair State University’s NJ School of Conservation, where they host middle-school students on their field trips and provide research opportunities for graduate students. She brings the CrossFit mentality into everything she does and encourages her young daughter and husband (also members) to do the same.

While she loves certain movements (like deadlifts) more than others, she has learned to trust the process of CrossFit and is constantly inspired by her fellow athletes!

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Steven Pruitt

L-1 CrossFit Trainer
Yoga Instructor

Steve and his wife Annie came to Blairstown from Mississippi in 2021 with their dog Virgil andcat Eddie.

Steve was an aircraft maintenance officer in the air force for 5 years and was stationed in Japan and South Dakota and traveled all over the world with those units. He left the airforce in 2013 and started Kudzu CrossFit back home in Mississippi.

Steve started CrossFit in 2008, got his L-1 in 2011, earned a masters degree in exercise science, and received his Corrective Exercise Specialist certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Steve has also completed a licensing program for massage therapy at the Jackson Institute of Technology.

And to top it all off began a lifelong practice of Ayurveda. Outside of exercise, Steve also enjoys motorcycles and making music.

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Felicia Ahlers

L-1 CrossFit Trainer

Felicia was born and raised in Blairstown. She discovered CrossFit in 2019, when she was 16 years old. Since then she has become passionate about CrossFit, which led to her earning her CF Level-1 certificate in June of 2021.

As an athlete she works hard to achieve her goals, and as a trainer she loves engaging with the community at the Station and enjoys teaching all age levels.
Outside of CrossFit, Felicia partakes in outdoor activities that challenge her body, like snowboarding, surfing, hiking, and running. She plans to continue to build on her career both asa trainer and an athlete.

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Brian Kise

L-1 CrossFit Trainer

Brian grew up in Columbia and has been in the Blairstown area his whole life. Growing up he played soccer and baseball. He started CrossFit in April of 2019, and has been doing it consistently ever since.

Brian earned his Level-1 certificate in June of 2021 and has made coaching his life passion. Seeing athletes make progress after giving them a cue is what gets him really excited about training others. He loves helping people and enjoys seeing his athletes hit personal goals just as much as he enjoys achieving his own. Brian’s love for the CrossFit methodology and community are what fuel his own training as well as his coaching.