Staff

Cloud 9 CrossFit is proud to have qualified, knowledgeable and experienced staff to safely and proficiently train our athletes. They come from different backgrounds and have separate jobs aside from coaching.

Head Coach/Owner Chuck Makatura

Certifications/Qualifications Owner, Level 1 CrossFit Trainer CrossFit Weightlifting Certified Trainer CrossFit Kids Certified Trainer CrossFit Judge Top 5% Ranking 2014 CrossFit Games Open Actively Competing in CrossFit Competitions Speed and Explosive Football Training Former Collegiate Football Player   About As far as I see it, I’m the luckiest person in the world. I married my […]

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Sr. Coach and Head CF Kids Coach Jaime "JZ" Zyskowski

Certifications/Qualifications CrossFit Level 1 Trainer CrossFit Kids Certified Trainer Regionally Ranked 276, 2013 CrossFit Games Actively competitive in CrossFit CrossFit Judge Competed in WNSO and NPC Bodybuilding competitions Competed nationally in high school cheerleading Ballet and Gymnastics background About I started CrossFit about two years ago because I wanted to train differently and increase my […]

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Sr. Coach and President of WCBC Chris Petrella

Certifications/Qualifications CrossFit Level 1 Trainer USAW Sports Performance Coach CrossFit Judge About I recently left active duty service in the US Army after five years and two deployments to Iraq. I’m glad to finally be back home and continuing on to new things. A few years ago, I was first introduced to CrossFit by a […]

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Coach and Mobility Therapist Dr. John Giacalone

Certifications/Qualifications Doctorate of Chiropractic, Licensed in Physiotherapy and Chiropractic, CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Mobility, CrossFit Olympic Lifting, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, USA Track and Field Level 1, Functional Movement Screening, Selective Functional Movement Assessment About I am a coach therapist that specializes in both the rehabilitation and prevention of injury for active lifestyles. I like to […]

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Head Gymnastics Coach Kyle Kowalczuk

Qualifications/certifications: BS in Health and Physical Education K-12 MS in Exercise Science NASM PES NASE USAG Safety   About: I am currently a head Health and Physical Education teacher at a middle school and a gymnastics coach.  I love pushing myself and others to physically and mentally do what they couldn’t before.  This has lead […]

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Powerlifting Coach Zack Latourette

Qualifications/Certs: CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. 198 Pound Weight Class Pro Powerlifter About: I’m a slow paced guy from Harmony, NJ that loves nothing more than spending time at home with friends, family and my dogs. I started lifting when I was about 14 years old in preparation for high school football and haven’t put the […]

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Strength and Conditioning Specialist Coach Dave Downey

Qualifications/certifications: -BS in Exercise Science Applied Kinesiology, Minor in Nutrition from Rutgers University -USAW Sport Performance -CSCS -Crossfit L1 About: Born and raised just outside Atlantic city, I started coaching track and field when I was 16 with the police athletic league. I went to Rutgers for a degree in exercise science, and while I […]

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"Cloud 9 CrossFit is a place where people find their inner athlete! Our goal is to help you accomplish a fitness level far beyond your expectations. We do this by creating a fun, friendly, and safe environment!"
Chuck Makatura - Owner