Our Coaches

CrossFit Coaches: Your Guides for Fitness, Nutrition & Health

CrossFit coaches play a huge role in a member’s overall experience at any CrossFit gym. Our coaches are passionate about your success. They’re committed to helping you improve your fitness goals safely. At Real Fitness Sarasota, coaches are crazy about insuring proper movement and technique. If you ever have a question about health, fitness, nutrition, movement modification, or fitness goals, please don’t hesitate to approach any member of the coaching staff and ask for help.

Ray Jester: Coach

BA in Ministry from Kentucky Christian University, CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Striking When my wife and I and our 6-month-old son moved to Sarasota in 2005,

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Justin Flagg: Coach

B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley; CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CrossFit Coaches Prep Course, CrossFit Football, Certified Trainer, CrossFit Gymnastics Certified Trainer, USA Weightlifting (USAW) Certified Club Coach, NASM (National

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Kyle Stuart: Coach

A.A. From the University of North FL, CPR/AED, BLS, EMT, Crossfit Level 1, NESTA-Physique & Figure Training Specialist, ACE – Peer Fitness Trainer, Professional Natural Men’s Physique Athlete “I fell in love

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Meredith Smith: Manager

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Western Kentucky University, ISSA Personal Trainer, ISSA Nutritional Specialist, CPR Certified, Yoga Instructor, Group Fitness Instructor, CrossFit Level 1 Certificate, Specialist in Fitness Nutrition

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Tanya Poppa: Owner

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Eckerd College, CrossFit Level I Certificate, Olympic Lifting Certificate, CrossFit Endurance Certificate, CPR/AED Certified, Specialist in Fitness Nutrition Certificate “I could go on

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