Meet the CrossFit Coaches and Owners at CrossFit Salus in Middletown, NJ

Gino Salveo, CrossFit Salus Owner/CoachGino Salveo, Owner, Head CrossFit Salus Coach and TripleX Weightlifting Coach

Born and raised in New York, I played in baseball and basketball leagues as a young teen and then fell in love with fitness and cycling. I started riding BMX but then started mountain biking and haven’t stopped. In my late 20s I competed in downhill racing and Bike Trials.

I started pursuing my passion for health and fitness in 1996 after finishing my tour with the Coast Guard in northern California. I have been certified with NASM, NSCA and I am currently a CrossFit level 2 Trainer, CrossFit Kids, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and USA Weightlifting (USAW) Advanced Performance Coach (Level 2 Certified).  I’ve participated in local CrossFit competitions and Weightlifting meets and in 2017, I made it to Masters Regionals finishing 148/13,371 in the Open).
I have over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry.
I fully embrace coach Glassman’s letter on virtuosity (doing the common, uncommonly well) and the value of fundamentals. My wife and I are committed to bringing the highest level of service we can to our athletes and community. We look forward to working with you soon.

Angela Salveo, Owner, CrossFit Salus Coach, Foundation Nutrition Coach

Born and raised in Iowa, I grew up in an active family, falling in love with fitness from early childhood. I participated on many team sports, mostly track as well as cheerleading which I participated in from Jr. High through the collegiate level at ISU. Majoring in Exercise Physiology at Iowa State University (2004 grad), I also taught a variety of group fitness classes such as spinning, bootcamp, yoga and did personal training.

I have over 20 years in the fitness industry! Now as a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (also CrossFit Gymnastics & Kids certified) and a Precision Nutrition Coach, I feel so lucky that I get to do what I love: sharing our passion with family and friends in the community & helping people reach their goals.

I’m also just a little competitive. Before the twins were born in 2010, I competed in a handful of NPC Physique shows before I found and fell in love with CrossFit (Masters Open Score in 2018: 305/30,921) …which led to my love of Olympic Weightlifting (68kg snatch and a 89kg clean & jerk). Excited to represent Team USA at the IWF 2019 World Masters Championships in Montreal, Quebec, Canada August 21. I feel blessed that I have married a man who has the same passion for health and fitness as I do. We practice what we preach and our last name has a unique and special meaning as well: SALVEO- “To be in good health: Emotionally, Physically, Spiritually, and Mentally.”

Lisa Ricker, CrossFit Salus CoachLisa Ricker, CrossFit Salus Coach


I started CrossFit in January, 2011. I had just stopped working after 25 years in telecommunications, and was significantly overweight and out of shape. My daughter was a CrossFitter, and encouraged me to do a Whole30 (basically a tough paleo challenge) and join a box. So I did. I lost 65 pounds and was totally hooked.

I have now been coaching CrossFit and CrossFit Kids since 2013. I am Level 1 and Level 2 CrossFit Certified as well as CrossFit Endurance, Mobility, Olympic Lifting, Kids and Judging certificates. I am a USAW Level 2 Sports Performance coach. I have judged a number of competitions, including the CrossFit Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and East Regionals since 2013, and was lucky enough to judge at the CrossFit Games in 2013. I finished 195 world-wide in the CrossFit Open in 2013 (Masters Women 50-54).

I am fascinating by human movement and our resiliency. To learn even more I went back to school to get my DPT, a clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy, in 2013. I graduated in 2016 and am now working with Rutgers on research. I’m back to training and competing after shoulder repair surgery in 2015. I live in Holmdel, with my husband, Chris.

Steven Gluckstein CrossFit Salus Coach

Steven Gluckstein, CrossFit Salus Coach

I was born and raised in Atlantic Highlands, NJ. I was dedicated to Tae Kwon Do from ages 3-10 where I earned my first degree black-belt. After the school shut down I moved to gymnastics. When I was 10 years old my coach, and world champion, Tatiana Kovaleva asked me to join the trampoline team. Within those 17 years I’ve traveled and competed across the globe, including the 2012 & 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

I started CrossFit in 2012 with Coach Gino just after the London Olympics. I quickly became addicted to the push and becoming a better & healthier version of myself. I have a passion for coaching as I’ve coached gymnastics since 2004. Gymnastics calls on absolute attention to every slight movement and body position, and I love that “aha!” moment as a coach when I’ve helped a student figure it out.

I’ve recently retired from competitive Trampoline-Gymnastics and accepted a position as the Head National Team Coach for the Junior National Team. I love coaching and I love helping people.

I look forward to the next opportunity I can help you!

Scott Brownfeld, CrossFit Salus CoachScott Brownfeld, CrossFit Salus Coach

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, I grew up playing football in the streets, stick ball and handball in the school yard, and basketball in the park. I have always loved sports, and they have always been an outlet for me. As an adult, I continued playing sports and doing high intensity exercise. Seven years ago, I took my first CrossFit class and was hooked instantly. Two of my own CrossFit gyms later, I found myself at CrossFit Salus, and this community has given me more than I ever expected.

Health and fitness has always been my passion. Now semi-retired from my first career, staying healthy and fit is my priority. I earned my personal trainer certification from World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) 15 years ago. I received my CrossFit Level 1 certification five years ago, and I completed a USA Olympic Weightlifting training four years ago. Stemming from a longtime interest in anatomy, as a coach I pay very close attention to detail in movement technique. I meet people where they’re at, and I encourage them to dig deeper and push themselves harder.

I am married with a beautiful wife and three beautiful daughters. I love coaching, teaching, mentoring, and helping others. Through CrossFit, I am always becoming the best version of myself. I am a recovering addict, and CrossFit plays a big part in my life. It is my form of meditation, and the box is my sanctuary. There is no doubt that CrossFit has kept me healthier and stronger — mentally, physically, and spiritually — than I have ever been. I get so much from being connected to this community and being with like-minded people. Being part of this special group is very sacred to me, and it is not something I take for granted. It lifts me up to uplift people around me, and this is what I want to bring to this community.

Megan Fuentes, CrossFit Salus Coach

I started CrossFit nearly 7 years ago after my dad had insisted for a while that I try it. He would talk about lifts and practice new movements in the kitchen after dinner. Eventually I gave in and was hooked instantly. I was always active but never really got into organized sports or your traditional gyms. I did gymnastics for about ten years and cheerleading for five and quickly learned that my gymnastics background gave me quite an advantage in form and flexibility in the CrossFit world. I have been CrossFit Level 1 certified for 5 years. By starting out coaching at my dad’s box, I went on to travel and do some assistant coaching Santiago, Chile. I love this sport and very much look forward to sharing my knowledge, coaching, and cheering you on in the box!

Nick Occhipinti, TripleX Weightlifting Coach

Nick Occhipinti, TripleX Weightlifting Coach

I am dual certified as a CSCS and USAW Sports Performance Coach and currently earning a Doctorate of Chiropractic. With extensive experience coaching weightlifting and CrossFit, I focus on both as individual sports and as a means to improve general sports performance. Because I have trained as an Olympic Weightlifter, CrossFitter, and am a self proclaimed amateur strongman, I understand how Olympic style weightlifting plays an integral role in all of these strength sports.


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