Our Staff

Our coaching is what separates us! This isn’t something we just say. We require all coaches to have at least 2 certifications and 20+ hours of coaching experience before we let them on the floor to run a class on their own. You won’t see coaches with entry level experience running a class. We also have the only CrossFit Level 3 Coach in the City of Baltimore (1 of 10 in the State of Maryland). Keeping our staff small and growing coaches from within is a major part in how we get our coaches to know you better and help you better!

Coaching is our product and we take it seriously. Click on a coach for more information.

Gary Ostroski

Trainer, Owner

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2011

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I had been a super competitive athlete in high school. I played football, soccer and tennis. I was part of a basketball team that lost 4 games in two years and was a few heartbreaking shots away from going to Cole Fieldhouse for states. And my track career took me to states finals two years in a row. Once college hit, I made the decision to play intramural sports and focus on my studies and ever since then I had been searching for something to fulfill my competitive drive. CrossFit did that and more.

Why did you become a trainer?

I saw an opportunity. An opportunity to help others while doing something I love. Being a trainer to me is about more than just teaching people how to move. Yes, it is important to make sure people move well but to me the best part of this job is getting to meet so many different people and give them the best hour of their day.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Snatch

What is your favorite cheat food?

A good doughnut

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Spiderman. He came from the bottom and rather than let his past experiences make him jaded he used his powers for good.

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 3 Trainer – 1 of 10 in the State Of Maryland
  • CrossFit Movement and Mobility
  • CrossFit Aerobic Capacity
  • CPR/AED

Sam Stuart

Operations Manager

What year did you start CrossFitting?

I first tried Crossfit in 2013. I began as a member at 410 Crossfit in 2015 and became a coach in 2017.

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

My parents signed me up for the Soccer Tots program when I was 5 years old and I’ve been playing team sports ever since. When college soccer ended, I found it difficult to go to the gym and stay disciplined and motivated on my own. My best friend told me about CrossFit and how it was this “amazing workout experience and you can eat all the bacon you want, AND still get fit” (disclaimer: later found out bacon part is not totally true). So began my CrossFit journey. I quickly realized many of the values that were instilled in me from my team experiences overlapped with Crossfit – hard work, resilience, empowerment, patience, persistence, appreciation for different abilities, friendship, and camaraderie. 410 has a supportive and fun atmosphere and the community is stacked with incredibly caring, strong, and wonderful people who continue to motivate and inspire me to come back each day.

Why did you become a trainer?

I became a trainer because I support and believe that CrossFit changes and saves lives. I wanted to become a trainer at 410 CrossFit because I have never been to a box that made me feel so welcomed and understood. As a social worker, there are experiences and values that parallel to being a Crossfit trainer. I love motivating and empowering others to reach their full potential. CrossFit is about pushing your limitations and becoming the best version of yourself. It’s a privilege to be in a position to help others on their fitness journey.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Power clean and handstand push ups

What is your favorite cheat food?

Pizza and anything chocolate

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?
Captain Underpants for his superhuman strength, wedgie power, and confidence.

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CPR/AED
  • Division II Soccer
  • Licensed Social Worker

Gerald Edwards

Trainer

What year did you start CrossFitting?
2013

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?
Competitive Sports have been a big part of my life since I was a child. While sports and
extracurricular activities are normally considered fun and entertaining, they provided me with
much more. As a youth, I played both competitive basketball and football. Sports and working out became my outlet and a way for me to productively relieve stress. I was fortunate enough to continue on to play football at the collegiate level and excel on and off the field. Sports and fitness have enabled me with the courage to overcome obstacles, build positive character traits, and recognize the importance of a healthy lifestyle. In my opinion, CrossFit embodies all of these things, which explains why I naturally gravitated toward CrossFit over other fitness options.

Why did you become a trainer?
Becoming a Fitness Trainer/Coach has always been one of my personal goals. I find absolute
gratification in assisting others in reaching their fitness and wellness goals. My ultimate goal as a coach is to foster a positive and encouraging training environment in which self-competition, goal-setting, and constant self-assessment are utilized in order for participants to advance their
progress, regardless of their goals or where they are on their fitness journeys.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?
Bar Muscle Up

What is your favorite cheat food?
Cheesecake/Monkey Bread/Pizza/Twizzlers (couldn’t choose just one)

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?
The Hulk (Bruce Banner). He has the beast mode when it’s “go time”. Otherwise he is calm and reserved.

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Striking
  • USA Power Lifting Trainer
  • CSAC Speed and Agility Trainer
  • Division II Football
  • CPR/AED

 

Mike Dominelli

Trainer

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2013

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

Fitness used to be a chore for me: cardio machines and trying to build up those “mirror muscles.”  I spent too many years frustrated by spending too much time at the gym and not seeing results.  When I heard that 410 Crossfit opened up I was curious and gave it a shot, with no expectations.  After that first class, I saw why I wasn’t seeing results before.  CrossFit offered all of things I had been missing at the traditional gym:  structured programming for strength and conditioning, coaching and motivation.  The results at CrossFit were increased speed, stamina and strength.  CrossFit helped me start building a better version of myself – both in and out of the gym.

Why did you become a trainer?

I love seeing gains. People often come into CrossFit as frustrated as I was. Over the last five years, I’ve seen people at all levels of fitness begin with little confidence, work hard and very soon discover that they are fast. Or strong.  Or nimble. The look on someone’s face when they set a personal record on a back squat or a run or – the absolute best – when they get their first pull-up:  that’s what makes me want to be a trainer.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Power snatch.

What is your favorite cheat food?

I can’t say no to a good burger.

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Wolverine. He always comes back for more.

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Masters
  • CPR/AED

Nathalie Cone

Trainer

What year did you start CrossFitting?
2011. I took a break in 2015 when I was pregnant with my son and began training at 410 CrossFit in 2016.

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?
Growing up, anything fitness related seemed dreadful. In my mid-twenties, however, something clicked and I began to take my health seriously. I ran a few 5ks and attended dozens of yoga classes with some friends, but eventually decided I wanted to pack on some muscle. I followed Mark Rippetoe’s Starting Strength program for several months, and while my numbers did go up, I was missing something: community and accountability. I signed up at the closest CrossFit gym I could find and began a journey that has profoundly changed my life.

I do CrossFit not only to feel stronger and look better, but the level of physical and mental self-confidence it gives me is unmatched. It takes me well outside of my comfort zone and reminds me that if I can crush it at the gym, I can crush it at life.

Why did you become a trainer?
Meeting my own personal goals has been rewarding, but I’ve discovered that helping others do the same brings me an even greater sense of satisfaction. I want to join members where they are—exactly as they are—and be a guide on their journey as they work towards a healthier and more active lifestyle. Coaching comes with a lot of teaching, seeing and correcting, but my number one goal is to listen.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?
Deadlift

What is your favorite cheat food?
Does the entire breakfast carbs category count? French toast, pancakes, bagels…mmm.

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?
I used to be obsessed with Sailor Mercury when I was into anime. She’s quiet, introspective and friendly, but that doesn’t mean she’s weak or spineless. As the story progresses, she becomes stronger and more confident in herself and her abilities, which I have always found inspiring.

Qualifications:
•    CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
•    CrossFit Weightlifting
•    CPR/AED