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Butch Santucci - Owner/Coach

Butch grew up playing sports at a very young age in the Pasadena/Glen Burnie area. He excelled in soccer through high school and college and continued to play competitively through the bulk of his 20’s.

After competitive soccer was over his life was missing that competitive push and team camaraderie that was always there. He then turned to a gym where he lifted weights by himself while listening to headphones and would maybe jump on a treadmill here and there until that quickly became boring.

While at the gym he started playing around with CrossFit-esque workouts and started to enjoy the gym again. Soon after he joined his first CrossFit gym in Baltimore City where he was hooked immediately. No more void. It didn’t take long before he learned a lot and found himself helping others more and more to the point that he was spending a couple hours every day after work for almost two years teaching CrossFit to a group of friends at a Gold’s Gym. That quickly turned into wanting to help more people on a larger scale which became Wreck Room.

When I’m not working or doing CrossFit…..

As an Affiliate Owner my life is CrossFit but when I do get some time away it usually involves the couch, TV, Magan, and Mac (my pup).

I CrossFit because…..

It is the most miserable, fun, challenging, exciting, and rewarding thing I have ever done.

My best CrossFit moment was…..

The day I opened Wreck Room.  That or the day I started!

I coach because…..

Helping others is the best feeling in the world.

My favorite coaching moment is…..

Bright Spots Friday.  This happens in our Wreck Room Facebook group where every Friday everyone posts all their successes and wins from the past week.  Not just workout related but family, hobby, or work related.

My favorite movement is……..

Toes to bar or rope climbs.  Gymnastee!

My least favorite movement is…..

Anything heavy.

Favorite cheat meal is…..

Very hot wings and and IPA

Brittany Garner - Coach

Growing up, Brittany was always interested (and still is) in the following: music, gaming, and anything involving a computer. Throughout her life, she wasn’t very active. The most activity that she would deal with was being a color guard for her local marching band during her high school years! Though marching while twirling a flag was cool for a while, Brittany eventually became bored of the activity and quit a couple of years after taking it up. For years following that, she mostly lived a pretty sedentary lifestyle.

Fast forward to 2012. While working for a government contractor, some of her work buddies decided to start an office ‘Biggest Loser’ challenge. Brittany decided that this was her chance to drop some pounds, so she jumped right in. She ended up winning that challenge by dropping a little over 40 pounds during the 4 month period. Loving the way she felt, she continued to stick to her newly found fitness and nutrition regimen after the challenge ended. She began taking various fitness classes to find her ‘thing’. She eventually fell into CrossFit in 2013.

Her first CrossFit WOD was “Filthy Fifty”. It hurt, kind of sucked, and her arms wouldn’t stop shaking after it FINALLY ended (blame the 50 burpees), but for some reason she loved it. There were so many fun, and not so fun, movements that were cool to learn. But, what really stood out for her was, even though she was the last one working out, EVERYONE in the room cheered her on! Learning and being apart of an amazing community of like-minded individuals drove Brittany to wanting to coach CrossFit.

When I am not working or working out…..

Gaming! Comic books! Web development! Lol, I am and will always be a nerd.

I CrossFit because…..

It’s always interesting and the workouts are typically never the same. Plus, with CrossFit comes a unique and highly supportive community. There’s nothing like it!

My favorite CrossFit moment…..

I could easily say that hitting a PR deadlift or back squat would be one of my best moments because I just love lifting heavy. But, my best moment was when kipping pull-ups finally ‘clicked’ and I was able to do ‘Fran’ RX. Took me forever, but I did it!

I coach because…..

Nothing beats the feeling of helping people to achieve. Whether if it’s them getting their first double under or full rope climb, being apart of those moments is exciting!

My best coaching moment is…..

My best coaching moment was helping a member get over her fear of box jumps. She had a pretty nasty incident a while back with them, so whenever it was time for box jump workouts, she would only do step ups. I knew that she was fully capable of doing 20″ box jumps, but we started progressing slow with lower box jumps and safety tweaks that made her feel confident throughout the re-learning process. Eventually, another box jump workout popped up. She rocked it and got one of her first RX scores! We were both freaking out at how much she progressed; it was crazy!

My favorite movement is…..

The deadlift. It’s simple yet, a little complicated and crazy powerful.

My least favorite movement is…..

Running. I mean, do we REALLY have to do this?

My favorite cheat meal is…..

Pizza, wings and french fries… all on the same plate. Yup.

Nicole Allen - Coach

My name is Nicole Allen, I’m a West Point graduate and served five years in the army as a logistics officer. Following active duty, I ran a non-profit/for profit hybrid CrossFit gym in Louisville where I trained at risk and high risk youth as well as adults. Since then, I’ve transitioned into teaching in Michigan (my home state) and my husband and I moved back to his home state of Maryland last month.  Currently, I’m a long term sub for Baltimore County.

When I’m not working or doing CrossFit…..

I love hanging out with my husband and our two lab mix rescue dogs.

I CrossFit because…..

I love being able to shut my brain off and feel strong.

My best CrossFit moment is…..

Getting my first muscle up during the 2015 open :).

I Coach because…..

I love helping others who don’t see the potential in themselves, yet.

My best Coaching moment is…..

watching anyone get that “ah ha” moment.

My favorite movement is….

Cleans or running.

My least favorite movement is…..

snatches and anything static (squat holds, farmers carry)

My favorite cheat meal is…..

all carbs (pasta, ice cream, cupcakes, donuts) I don’t discriminate.

Russell Miller

I grew up in Bowie and currently live in Glen Burnie and work as a software engineer.

Grew up as a competitive swimmer until college and was introduced to the lifting weights. From there it wasn’t long until I discovered Crossfit and have been hooked since then.

When I am not working or working out…

During the week, if I’m not doing chores probably watching TV or playing video games.

During the weekend, you can probably find me running an obstacle course race somewhere.

I CrossFit because…

Of all of the exercise routines that I have tried it is the one that constantly gives me the best results in performance and aesthetics.

My favorite CrossFit moment…

Getting my first ring muscle-up.

I coach because…

I enjoy seeing people reach their true potential. It’s great to work with somebody and to see them progress to do something they never thought they could.

My best coaching moment…

Anytime that I see somebody push through to get a PR or learn a new movement

My favorite movement is…

Ring Muscle Ups, they look so cool

My least favorite movement is…

Thrustersl

My favorite cheat meal is…

… Energy drinks … I know it’s bad

Magan Schneck - Coach

Magan grew up in Pasadena, MD, currently lives in Glen Burnie and owns a Studio in Annapolis doing massage and skincare.

In High School I played Tennis and Softball, and also played on a travel league. After High School I was mainly just a gym buff until a group of friends asked if I wanted to try CrossFit. We were lucky enough to know Butch who was more than happy to introduce us to CrossFit exercises at the local Gold’s gym and the rest is history!

When I am not working or working out…..

When I’m not doing either I’m usually hanging out with my dog and boyfriend or my Wreck Room friends.

I CrossFit because…..

It’s unlike anything I’ve ever done before. I get to see results, I don’t have to plan my workouts and I get to work out with a great group of people. I’ve never been in better shape!

My favorite CrossFit moment…..

Is probably when I got my first strict pull-up, I never imagined being able to do that.

I coach because…..

I like helping people. Knowing someone is reaching their goals or improving themselves because of my help is a great feeling.

My best coaching moment is…..

Will always be helping a member achieve that “first” of something as I did.

My favorite movement is……

Pull-ups!

My least favorite movement is…..

Snatches.

My favorite cheat meal is…..

Anything from pizza, to nachos, to a burger and fries! It’s always changing!