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 2 CrossFit Trainer CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer CrossFit Kids Certified Trainer CrossFit Judge Top 1% Ranking 2015 CrossFit Games Open Worldwide 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

CrossFit Level 1 USAW Club Coach NJ EMT-B Athletic Training Undergraduate Student at East Stroudsburg   About Chris: I was first introduced to CrossFit by a friend of mine while serving in the military. After years of the typical weight training routine I was ready for a change and was immediately hooked. I really started […]

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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: BS in Physical Education in Health K-12 MS in Exercise Science NASM PES NASE USAG safety cert CrossFit L1 CrossFit has totally changed my perception of what it means to be fit. Since starting CrossFit I have developed strength, endurance, and mobility to levels that I had never achieved before. Coming from a body […]

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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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Coach Ryan Savage

Certifications/Qualifications: CrossFit Level 1 Trainer CrossFit Judge   About: I was born in Connecticut (GO PATRIOTS) and moved with my family to New Jersey right before high school.  I went to Phillipsburg High School where I played Soccer and Golf all four years.  Now I have my own house in Pohatcong where I live with […]

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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