3030 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY 13224

Our Team

DAN PISTON

Coach

Piston@CrossFitSyracuse.com

Education, Experience & Qualifications

  • B.S. Health and Exercise Science, Syracuse University
  • M.S. Exercise Science, Syracuse University (Expected 2018)
  • USAW Sports Performance Coach Level 1 (Expected October 2016)
  • U.S. Naval Aviation Rescue Swimmer (2007-2013)
  • NYS EMT-Basic
  • CPR & AED Certified

CrossFit Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Level 1
  • CrossFit Judges Course

Competitive Experience

  • 2013 Festivus Games
  • 2013 Tough Mudder Buffalo
  • 2013 CrossFit Games Open
  • 2013 CrossFit 315 1 Ass to Risk
  • 2014 Wodchester Games
  • 2014 CrossFit Games Open
  • 2015 CrossFit Games Open
  • 2016 CrossFit Games Northeast Open
  • 2016 Catalyst Games

I found CrossFit in 2012, during my third, and final deployment for the Navy. Thanks to the support and guidance from my friends I made two big changes in my life: cleaned up my diet, and started strength training. Like most people, my first WOD was incredibly difficult, but it also opened my eyes to the challenges offered by CrossFit and I was hooked. As soon as I returned from the deployment, I signed up for my CrossFit Level 1 certification, and began training in a garage gym with my friends. In 2013, I completed my 6 year enlistment, and returned to my hometown of Syracuse to continue my education. CrossFit made such a large impact on my life, I decided to pursue the Health and Exercise Science degree program. After completing my degree in May of 2016, I began working for the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University.

 

Being at CrossFit Syracuse has been an amazing experience. First as a member, and now as coach, I love being around so many people that are constantly striving to challenge themselves physically and mentally. From the wonderful friendships, to meeting my awesome wife, being part of the CFS community has made my life better in every way. It is my goal as a CrossFit coach to help inspire and guide others to lead a happy and healthy lifestyle.