DR. BRIAN STALNAKER
Education, Experience & Qualifications
- Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Utica College of Syracuse University
- CPR & AED Certified
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- CrossFit Mobility
- CrossFit Judges Course
- 2013 WNY Hammerhead Challenge – CrossFit Dewitt
- 2015 No Weak Links Partner Competition- Crossfit Mohawk Valley
- 2013-2016 CrossFit Games Open
I have always been into health and wellness and as a physical therapist I have always gravitated towards functional fitness. I have been CrossFitting now for over 7 years and coaching at CrossFit Syracuse since opening day in 2012. I am lucky to have been part of the original crew at CFS that has cultivated the amazing and supportive community we are today. I open the doors everyday at 5am hoping to play a small part of change in a member’s journey towards fitness and well being. With my professional background as a PT, educating, resolving and preventing movement dysfunction and injury is a standard component to my coaching. I emphasize the importance of active recovery and make it a point to educate my athletes on the proper steps they should take to foster quicker recovery, resolve old injuries, enjoy greater fitness, and avoid future orthopedic injury and dysfunction.
Outside the walls of CFS and my profession, I am beyond blessed to have my wife, Nicole, and 2 year old son, Will, to share the adventures of life with (2nd child due in 2017!). We love to stay active and enjoy what our local community and NYS have to offer, from hiking in the ADK to antiquing and hitting up local markets.