Coaches

Your CrossFit Randolph Team

Arnel Ricafranca

Owner / Founder

FMS Certified
Certified CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1)
Certified CrossFit Level 2 (CF-L2)
Certified CrossFit Kids Coach
Certified CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Coach
Certified CrossFit Powerlifting Coach
Certified CrossFit Strongman Coach
Certified CrossFit Gymnastics Coach
Certified CrossFit Mobility Coach
Certified CrossFit Kettlebell Coach
Certified CrossFit Endurance Coach
Certified USA Olympic Weightlifting Coach (USAW-L1SP)
Certified Underground Strength Training Coach
Certified American Strength Training Institute
Certified NESTA Fitness Nutrition Coach
CrossFit Judge

Arnel Ricafranca has been a coach for the since 2005. He has helped hundreds of people from all walks of life. His work has been featured in Morris Health and Life (April issue), New Jersey Life (Sept issue), A.M. Connection (national TV show), The Best of Morris Magazine (Spring issue) New Jersey 101.5 radio, and more.

Arnel also publishes an online fitness newsletter called “Abs Secrets” that is enjoyed by half a million readers in over 170 countries. In additional, Arnel was awarded by the “President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports” for helping America get fit and healthy.

He is constantly researching new and innovative training strategies from reading over 527 research papers, training hundreds of in-person clients, and working with thousands of clients online.

He has a degree in Exercise Science with multiple personal training and nutrition certifications to boot. His goal is to provide you with the most effective CrossFit training to accelerate results through real research and real life testing.

James Simonelli

James Simonelli

Coach

Certified CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1)
Certified CrossFit Level 2 (CF-L2)
ISSA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer

James is an ISSA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Crossfit Level 1 Coach, and Reiki II Certified Practitioner.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Cook College, Rutgers University.  James loves to cook and is currently working towards his certification in fitness nutrition.

James fully embraces a mind, body and spirit philosophy, and in recent years has been exploring and studying this aspect of well being further.  He is committed to helping others achieve their goals, whether related to fitness, nutrition, or achieving mental and emotional balance.  James is father to 8-year-old twins, and tries to lead by example as a parent and in all aspects of his coaching and fitness work.  He finds no greater joy than watching the look on someone’s face when they persevere and achieve their goal.  He can often be found laughing, encouraging others, talking about food, or learning about something new.

“Wellness is happiness with who and what you are, and how you feel.”

Diana Gil

Diana Gil

Coach

Certified CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1)
CertifiedCrossFit Kids Coach
CrossFit Judge

Diana Gil, resident of Roxbury township, is an AFAA certified personal trainer.  She pursued a bachelors degree from Montclair State University in physical education and health while participating in 2 collegiate sports.  With 17 years of competitive swimming and 4 years of girls lacrosse, nutrition and physical conditioning plays a huge role in her life.

CrossFit was more of the ideal training she was looking to do to condition her body to the fullest.  Gym like settings helped get her stated.  But during time it became more of a same-old routine.  She tried to constantly change her workouts to not get her body established to the same movements.  But with given equipment in the gym, there was little she could explore with.

In a CrossFit box she is now able to push herself to the fullest extent her body could handle and see results faster.  With constant variations she feels she is able to go beyond the gym-like settings.  What caught her attention was that CrossFit Randolph utilizes sand bags, gymnastic rings, battling ropes, sledge hammers, and many more equipment you would not see in a regular gym.

As part of the CrossFit community she is able to give back to those seeking extreme body conditioning and help transforming their bodies.

Miguel

Miguel Hernandez

Coach

Certified CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1)
CrossFit Judge

Miguel Hernandez graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology and is an Engineer for the United States Navy. After gaining a couple of pounds from college and working a desk job Miguel became very overweight. He attempted his first CrossFit workout “Cindy” and was unable to complete the workout. Realizing how out of shape he had become, he decided to do something about it.

In March 2013 he joined CrossFit Randolph. After his first workout he was hooked. With the encouragement of the other athletes and great coaching he was able lose 30 lbs. Miguel has been very active in CrossFit spending countless hours at the box and competing in local competitions.

He is currently pursuing his CrossFit Level 1 certification. Miguel’s athletic background includes: high school varsity football, tennis, swimming, wrestling and collegiate tennis. He is now focusing on Olympic Lifting and will be seeking his CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Coach certification.

Pam

Pam Schoenfeld

RD, Holistic Nutritionist

Her goal is to help you reach your goals, whether your objective is weight loss, improvement of body composition, increased athletic performance, and/or managing chronic conditions including diabetes and pre-diabetes, hormonal, digestive, or immune system disorders.

She focuses on balancing your diet to meet your individual nutritional requirements while accommodating your personal food preferences and lifestyle. Pam can guide you through the myriad of dietary plans and uncover what will work for you – whether that be the Paleo Diet, the Low-carb diet, an elimination diet, or a personal plan developed just for you. Her thorough knowledge of the research and anthropological literature ensures your individualized health plan with be grounded in a strong scientific foundation.

My clients report numerous health benefits in just a few sessions, often along with improvements in their blood work. I encourage you to read a few of my client testimonials at my website, www.reinventyourdiet.com. Make a lifelong investment in your health and longevity by making an appointment to see me. I am in-network with Aetna, Blue Cross, Cigna, and United Healthcare/Oxford, and most plans do offer nutritional counseling benefits.

Dr. Patrick Ryan

Doctor of Chiropractic

Doctor of  Chiropractic
Certified CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1)
Certified CrossFit Mobility Coach

Patrick played Division I A-side rugby for 13 years. He sustained injuries to virtually every area of his body but he didn’t let that stop him. He learned how to maintain, heal and strengthen his body. Out of necessity and a calling to help others, Dr. Patrick has become an expert at alignment and recovery.

He received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1996 from Life U in Marietta, GA. In 1998, he and his wife Dr. Gerri opened Ryan Chiropractic Lifetime Family Wellness in Randolph. He has earned certifications in Gonstead Specific Adjusting Technique, Extremity Adjusting, Wellness and Pediatrics. Dr. Patrick has helped athletes of all ages, from youth to professional, recover from injuries, improve performance, and set personal bests.

Patrick has been CrossFitting since 2011 and is currently a member at CrossFit Randolph. He teaches the Wellness Lifestyle: Eat Well, Move Well and Think Well. It is his goal to openly share what he has learned about alignment and recovery with the members of CrossFit Randolph.

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