Owner & Head Coach
Andrew's hometown is Ludlow and he is proud to bring the CrossFit program to the people of this community. Growing up and being active in team sports like baseball, Andrew knows the importance of staying healthy and fit. He is an avid golfer and has entered Long Drive competitions with successful shots of over 390 yards! Andrew is consistently striving to better himself through education and commitment to the CrossFit program.
"I was spinning my tires for years running on a treadmill for 20-30 minutes, lifting weights like millions of others and just not getting the results I wanted. A couple years ago I discovered CrossFit and it drastically changed my life! I am in better shape in just two years of CrossFit, than 15 years using traditional methods. My goal now is to help others discover as I did, how life-changing the CrossFit program is!"
Steve has been an athlete at CrossFit Echo for 4 years. The past two years he has been coaching classes after earning his CFL-1, including a specialty class in Mobility. Steve joined the coaching staff as a way to give back and to help others reach and/or realize their potential. In addition to his CFL-1, Steve has certification in CrossFit Striking and CrossFit Defense. Professionally, Steve is a Licensed Massage Therapist with certifications in Kinesiology taping and IASTM through Rocktape.
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Dan found CrossFit in June of 2015. After being in the Marine Corps for 7 years, he tried many different workout programs and videos to follow along with in order to stay fit. They were good at the time but, always lacked something that would allow him to stick with them. CrossFit just made sense and kept him interested in fitness. Working out with others and making new friends in the community is a huge bonus.
Michael Ryan is a Level 1 Crossfit Coach who's been coaching for over a year at Echo. Previously he trained and worked out at Crossfit Echo for 3 years prior to becoming level 1 certified. He believes Crossfit training not only has an impact on physical health but also mental and emotional health. He has been a part of the Crossfit Echo family for a while now and has seen the positive effect it has on athlete's overall well-being throughout the years. Mike is also a lifelong athlete who played volleyball at the collegiate level, but also dabbles in golf, basketball, tennis, ultimate frisbee, and baseball in his free time. Mike is a very active and competitive athlete who hopes to transfer his interest in helping others improve their health and abilities through positive coaching and motivation. Mike, who is also a registered nurse, has been practicing nursing for over 8 years. He currently works at a local doctor's office. Mike is CPR certified and trained in first aid.
Tim has been working out for 22 years. He also has been coaching youth soccer in western MA for 20 years. He found CrossFit in his 30’s and has found it to be a total game changer. He has implemented the philosophies learned through CrossFit in his professional, personal, and coaching career and has seen great benefits. He enjoys CrossFit because it’s universal, it doesn’t discriminate and is 100% all inclusive. As a coach he gets no greater feeling than seeing someone achieve something they thought was once impossible, and he feels that’s exactly what CrossFit can do for you! Tim is currently using his Level 1 to lead the CrossFit Echo Varsity and Junior Varsity teen programs.
Sports and fitness have always been a part of James’ life. While baseball was his only competitive sport growing up, he could always be found playing any number of sports with friends. Once in college, James began lifting weights and continued with bodybuilding-style workouts into his mid-20’s. James found CrossFit in 2013 and was instantly drawn to the varied nature of the program, as well as the community-focused atmosphere. He employed CrossFit methodology on his own, before becoming a member at CrossFit Echo in February of 2016. In September of 2019 he earned his CF-L1 Certificate, with a goal of helping members of the CrossFit Echo community reach their fitness goals. James is currently the engineering department manager at a local manufacturing facility. Aside from CrossFit, he spends his time with his wife and two children, and continues to play competitive baseball in the Western Mass. Wood Bat League.