OUR COACHES 

 
  Tanner Baldauf   Tanner is the owner and Head Coach of Crossfit Providence. In his previous life, Tanner was an accountant for 3 years and the program director of a small company for 1 year after graduating from Johnson & Wales University. He left the desk jockie life in pursuit of something more. “My job just wasn’t fulfilling, I felt like I wasn’t doing anything to make the world a better place”. He started coach shadowing in the spring of 2015 and from there he fell in love. Tanner is certified Crossfit Level 1 & 2 , USAW Level 1, and Poliquin Biosignature. 

Tanner Baldauf

Tanner is the owner and Head Coach of Crossfit Providence. In his previous life, Tanner was an accountant for 3 years and the program director of a small company for 1 year after graduating from Johnson & Wales University. He left the desk jockie life in pursuit of something more. “My job just wasn’t fulfilling, I felt like I wasn’t doing anything to make the world a better place”. He started coach shadowing in the spring of 2015 and from there he fell in love. Tanner is certified Crossfit Level 1 & 2 , USAW Level 1, and Poliquin Biosignature. 

  John Risica   John Risica has practiced Crossfit for a total of 6+ years as an athlete, masters competitor, and most recently coach. He has completed Level 1 and Level 2 Crossfit coaching certification.  John enjoys the social aspect of Crossfit and has developed a network that he enjoys both inside and outside the box. It is his goal to be of service both as a Crossfit coach and in his career as RI’s most reviewed realtor. 

John Risica

John Risica has practiced Crossfit for a total of 6+ years as an athlete, masters competitor, and most recently coach. He has completed Level 1 and Level 2 Crossfit coaching certification. 
John enjoys the social aspect of Crossfit and has developed a network that he enjoys both inside and outside the box. It is his goal to be of service both as a Crossfit coach and in his career as RI’s most reviewed realtor. 

  Andrew Pavia   Andrew found CrossFit while training on a Golden Glove boxing team at an affiliate in Queens, New York that featured a boxing/CrossFit hybrid program. After witnessing the overwhelmingly positive and supportive CrossFit community as a member of four boxes throughout NYC, Andrew decided to get more involved by getting his Level 1. He and his wife moved to Rhode Island in the summer of 2017 after quitting his job in journalism to pursue a healthier and less stressful life.

Andrew Pavia

Andrew found CrossFit while training on a Golden Glove boxing team at an affiliate in Queens, New York that featured a boxing/CrossFit hybrid program. After witnessing the overwhelmingly positive and supportive CrossFit community as a member of four boxes throughout NYC, Andrew decided to get more involved by getting his Level 1. He and his wife moved to Rhode Island in the summer of 2017 after quitting his job in journalism to pursue a healthier and less stressful life.

 
  Galo Naranjo   Galo comes from a Strength & Conditioning background that all started with CrossFit 5 years ago. He became obsessed with the human body and went on to coach Crossfit, leaving his finance career behind. Recently got certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and is always learning from different disciplines, like yoga, martial arts, and gymnastics strength training and bringing them into his classes. 

Galo Naranjo

Galo comes from a Strength & Conditioning background that all started with CrossFit 5 years ago. He became obsessed with the human body and went on to coach Crossfit, leaving his finance career behind. Recently got certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and is always learning from different disciplines, like yoga, martial arts, and gymnastics strength training and bringing them into his classes. 

  Tiffany Bourassa   Tiff has been apart of the CrossFit world for a little over 5 years. From day one, Tiff fell in love with the sport of Crossfit, and as she has spent more time getting to know the ins and out of the sport her passion has grown even deeper. Crossfit has given Tiff the opportunity to not only stay in shape, but also feed her competitive nature with attending weekend competitions and constantly trying to improve herself in various physical components that are involved with Crossfit. Tiff has her CrossFit Level 1 and is  MHSAA certified coach.

Tiffany Bourassa

Tiff has been apart of the CrossFit world for a little over 5 years. From day one, Tiff fell in love with the sport of Crossfit, and as she has spent more time getting to know the ins and out of the sport her passion has grown even deeper. Crossfit has given Tiff the
opportunity to not only stay in shape, but also feed her competitive
nature with attending weekend competitions and constantly trying to
improve herself in various physical components that are involved with
Crossfit. Tiff has her CrossFit Level 1 and is  MHSAA certified coach.

  Zach Bourassa

Zach Bourassa

 
  Darran Hazebrouck   Darran wasn’t always into fitness. After getting his desk job in 2012, bad habits caught up and soon found himself overweight, unhealthy, and unhappy. After losing the weight, in 2015 he decided to try a crossfit intro class and fell in love. The camaraderie and support in the community is what keeps him coming back for more.  When not in the gym, Darran enjoys being outdoors. He enjoys hiking, fishing, trail running and especially obstacle course racing. During summer if there is a race in town, chances are that’s where you’ll see him. Darran tests the Crossfit concept of being” prepared for the unknown and the unknowable” each and every race.

Darran Hazebrouck

Darran wasn’t always into fitness. After getting his desk job in 2012, bad habits caught up and soon found himself overweight, unhealthy, and unhappy. After losing the weight, in 2015 he decided to try a crossfit intro class and fell in love. The camaraderie and support in the community is what keeps him coming back for more.  When not in the gym, Darran enjoys being outdoors. He enjoys hiking, fishing, trail running and especially obstacle course racing. During summer if there is a race in town, chances are that’s where you’ll see him. Darran tests the Crossfit concept of being” prepared for the unknown and the unknowable” each and every race.

  Lauren Fatse   Lauren joined Crossfit Providence about six years ago in search for a change from her normal routine. The constantly varied workouts to be completed in the hour class time fit her schedule and fitness needs better than anything else. She quickly fell in love with the community at CFP, the competitive aspect and progressions seen through strength and gymnastic movements.  Outside of the gym, Lauren loves spending time with her family and friends.  She also works at IGT, where she has been for almost seven years.

Lauren Fatse

Lauren joined Crossfit Providence about six years ago in search for a change from her normal routine. The constantly varied workouts to be completed in the hour class time fit her schedule and fitness needs better than anything else. She quickly fell in love with the community at CFP, the competitive aspect and progressions seen through strength and gymnastic movements.  Outside of the gym, Lauren loves spending time with her family and friends.  She also works at IGT, where she has been for almost seven years.

  Andrew Fatse   Andrew attended Western New England University where he studied Accounting and played baseball all four years. Crossfit has helped Andrew expand his fitness capacity to things he never thought he was capable of. But most importantly he enjoys the community and how his life has positively changed in every aspect since walking in the door that first day. When not at the Gym Andrew can be found working at his job as a Sales Operations Manager, playing golf, doing work around the house or working out at his new 800 square foot home gym “The DOJO”

Andrew Fatse

Andrew attended Western New England University where he studied Accounting and played baseball all four
years. Crossfit has helped Andrew expand his fitness capacity to things he never thought he was capable of. But most importantly he enjoys the community and how his life has positively changed in every aspect since walking in the door that first day. When not at the Gym Andrew can be found working at his job as a Sales Operations Manager, playing golf, doing work around the house or working out at his new 800 square foot home gym “The DOJO”