OUR STAFF

Josh Martin— Owner

My name is Josh and I’m glad you stumbled across my small piece of the fitness world. A few things about me: I grew up playing all sorts of competitive sports, from baseball to basketball and even some speed skating. I went to the University of Florida where I got my degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology and have been very fortunate to work with athletes from a wide range of sports and skill levels. My passion is in helping people reach their health and fitness potential, whatever that may be, and CrossFit has provided the perfect platform for me to do this. Give me the chance to change your life!

Before you entrust me with your health and fitness, I figured it’s only fair to list my experience so you know I’m not just some putz off the street with a few letters after his name and a plain old certificate on the wall:

Certifications/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology – University of Florida
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)—Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids Trainer
  • USA Weightlifting Level 1
  • Florida Football – Athletic Training Student and sport specific training for football
  • Velocity Sports Performance, Sports Performance Coach – worked with amateur and professional athletes from a wide range of sports, where we focused on sport specific speed, power, and agility training. I also got my start in Olympic Weightlifting here through the tutelage of Rich Lansky, USAW Int’l Coach
  • IMG Performance Institute, Performance Specialist Intern – trained large and small groups of amateur athletes in tennis, golf, baseball, football, and soccer as well as some pros in the MLB, NFL, USTA, and PGA, along with Pro Soccer Club Real Salt Lake.
  • New York Yankees– Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator – helped design and implement the workout programs for all levels of the club while assisting their big-league rehabilitation program

Stephanie Utroska - General Manager

My name is Stephanie and I’m very excited that you’re here checking out CrossFit for Glory! My health and fitness journey began many years ago as a young athlete. My background in sports growing up included gymnastics, dance, cheerleading, basketball, volleyball, softball, flag football and track. My father was in the Army, so that’s what brought us here to the Fishhawk area in 2003. I was in the first graduating class at Newsome high school, which was such a wonderful environment that nurtured my love for sports and community.I attended Florida State University where I earned a degree in Early Childhood Education.

This lead to a nine year teaching career, where I taught 2nd grade for 3 years then 6 years at the high school level. While teaching Health and Physical Education at Newsome, I found a passion for coaching team sports as the Assistant Volleyball Coach and Head Flag Football coach. It was during this time that I became an active member of CrossFit for Glory and the doors of opportunity opened for me.I became a CrossFit coach, facilitated productive strength and conditioning programs, competed in local CrossFit competitions and am now an avid weightlifter, competing in local and state meets.

On top of all that, I met my life partner at CFG and have made friendships with so many wonderful people. I feel extremely blessed to work, train and grow in the CrossFit for Glory community. As Head Coach, and as a member, my goals are to help everyone who walks through our doors realize their potential, enjoy their fitness journey, and live a happy and healthy life!

Certifications/Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • USAW L1- Sports and Performance Coach
  • Experienced CrossFit and Weightlifting athlete
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Ed, Masters in Educational Leadership
  • K-12 Physical Education Certification
  • K-12 Health Education Certification
  • 9 years of coaching youth sports grades 6-12
  • Athlete for Tampa Bay Inferno Women’s Tackle Football Team for 2 seasons

Areas of Expertise/Interest:

  • Olympic Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • Strength and Conditioning programs

Marc Zatkiewicz-Head Coach

Hey everyone! I’m Marc Zatkiewicz, but everyone calls me Marc Z. I’m a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer here at CrossFit for Glory and I’m also pursuing a degree in Exercise Science at the University of South Florida.
My story is a bit different in that I never played any competitive sports growing up. When I moved to Florida in the Summer of 2006, I wasn’t able to find the drive to play team sports (or any sport). What I was able to find was the fun that video games provided me, and that’s a hole I lived in through middle school and the early part of high school. It wasn’t until the summer following my Freshman year of high school (2012) where my best friend approached me and convinced me to purchase a membership at the local 24-hour gym in the area. I stayed consistent at the 24-hour gym until CrossFit entered my life.

My mom had been a member of CrossFit for Glory for a few months before the October of 2013 when she finally convinced me to try a class out. The old location was in a warehouse that didn’t have any A/C, and I remember the humidity bogging me down during my first class…and I loved it. I loved getting my butt kicked. I was immediately hooked. I officially began at CFG in December of 2013.

After graduating high school in 2015, I went away to the University of Central Florida for a year before I decided to come back home and pursue coaching at CrossFit for Glory while continuing my education at USF. I received my Level 1 Certificate in June of 2016 and began coaching the next October, three years after I had first tried CrossFit. Above all, coaching, along with being a member at CFG, has allowed me to hone my public speaking skills and form relationships with people who I can confidently call my best friends and family. I’ve truly found a passion in teaching others and helping people reach goals they had previously thought were impossible.

 

Certifications/Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Areas of Expertise/Interest:

  • Good ol’ fashioned CrossFit
  • Motivation

Emily Rulli- Coach

My name is Emily. Prior to my CrossFit life, I was a competitive gymnast for 11 years and was a competitive cheerleader for 3 years during my high school career. I am currently pursuing a health and fitness degree while coaching at CrossFit for Glory (CFG). I have been a member of CFG since spring of 2016. I began my coaching career in the fall of 2018. Coaching CFG members allows me to purse my passions; I am able to champion along- side fellow members to assist them in achieving their goals and it allows me to feed my fitness passion. I love helping others surpass their goals! Since I had a 3- year gap rest between gymnastics and beginning CrossFit, I am empathetic towards those re-learning or re-building their skills and strengths. I wish you luck in your fitness journey!! 

Certifications/Qualifications:

• CrossFit level 1 trainer 

Areas of expertise/ interests: 
•Gymnastics (11 years) 
•Cheerleading (3 years) 
•Helping/ motivating others

Lowell Patterson- Coach

Hello everyone. My name is Lowell Patterson, but I am often referred to by most kids as “Coach P.” I am a lifelong sport enthusiast and educator. Throughout my life sports and active living have always played a very important part of my development and later the development of other athletes. As a child I participated in sports year round playing baseball, soccer, and football. When I entered high school I decided to try other sports as well where I went on to letter in wrestling, track, and football. I worked my way through college as a life guard and swimming instructor. During college I continued to participate in intramural sports for my fraternity, helping them to win several IM championships. Upon graduation I began teaching school and in the last 22 years have continued to stay active participating in adult softball, volleyball, flag football, working on a struggling golf game and running in 5k and adventure races such as the Tough Mudder and Savage races.

My coaching experience began when I was in college as an assistant high school volleyball coach and flag football coach. After graduation I began teaching and coached middle school volleyball, teaching tennis and assisting with track. When I had my own kids and they started playing sports I stepped away from the school coaching to have the opportunities to coach my own children in the variety of sports they participated in including softball, baseball, flag football and lacrosse.

Over the last 6 years I have had the privilege of training athletes in speed, agility, and quickness as the head trainer for Megasports. I also worked as a performance trainer for the FishHawk Soccer Club for two years and was the conditioning coach for the Coyotes Lacrosse boy’s middle school program. During that time I worked with youth, high school and college athletes to develop each individual player’s overall athletic performance. A strong focus was put on improving their game skills through the sessions focusing on each individual’s goals and abilities, thereby helping them reach their top potential.

Following some injuries and an extensive two year break from participating in sports I decided to give CrossFit a chance. Thanks in part from some encouraging from several CFG members that are friends it was a great decision. I tried it and much like the rest of you got hooked! I enjoy challenging myself and seeing and feeling the results that follow every WOD. I enjoy the camaraderie between members and I am excited to begin working alongside you as well as instructing the youth of the sport.

Certifications/Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids Trainer
  • Elementary PE Teacher
  • High School Lacrosse Coach
  • Speed and Agility Coach

Areas of Expertise/Interest:

  • Connecting with people on a personal level
  • Motivation

Margaret Clark- Coach

My interest in sports and fitness began when I was young and continued on into middle and high school where I played basketball for my high school team. I received my degree from the College of Charleston, worked for Delta Airlines for 10 years and became a military spouse and a mother of two girls who both are competitive gymnasts. Many years were spent moving and traveling but through all the changes in my life, I have always been able to take my love of fitness with me.

It was in Newport, RI in 2009 where I discovered my love for CrossFit. I had always been active. I enjoyed running and lifting, but CrossFit gave me the intensity in my workouts, friendly competition and camaraderie I missed from playing team sports. I was drawn to the high intensity, and diversity of the workouts. I moved to Tampa in 2010 where my passion for CrossFit and interest in helping others achieve their fitness goals led me to getting my CrossFit Level 1 certification in 2012.

I spent 2 years coaching CrossFit classes and in the fall of 2014 joined CrossFit For Glory. In addition to my CrossFit level 2 certification I also hold a USA Weightlifting coaches certification as well as the Crossfit gymnastics trainer certification. Besides coaching, I also work as an office manager in a nearby preschool. I enjoy sharing my passion for CrossFit with others and am thankful that it provides me an opportunity to learn and grow as an athlete and coach.

Certifications/Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • USAW L1
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer

Areas of Expertise/Interest:

  • Gymnastics
  • Olympic Weightlifting

Mark James- Coach

Mark found CrossFit when he walked into CrossFit For Glory in March of 2012 and has never looked back. The passion for fitness developed while serving in the U.S Army during a 25-year career, where the value of General Physical Preparedness for the unknown is a valued asset. He demonstrated his athletic prowess and excelled at endurance sports to include running and cycling winning numerous events in each sport.

Mark is married and has three children who are also a part of the CrossFit For Glory community. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Education. Seeing progress and improvements in the athletes at CFG gives him an incomparable feeling of accomplishment no matter age or current physical condition.

Certifications/Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • USAW L1
  • US Army Master Fitness Trainer
  • Retired US Army 25-Years
  • Current Instructor Joint Special Operations University
  • Lifetime of playing sports – baseball, basketball, cycling, running, obstacle courses, etc.
  • 1994 U.S. Military Road Cycling Champion
  • Ranked 39th in Southeast region age group 50-55 2014 Crossfit Open
  • 6th place Master’s 40 and over CrossFit Beat Down on the Pier 2013
  • B.S. History, Ashford University

Areas of Expertise/Interest:

  • Endurance

Lydia- Client Success Manager

Hey there! The elevator version of myself is that I am a Miami native, U.S. Navy Veteran that loves my family and am literally the girl next door. Unlike most coaches, I do not have a lifetime invested in sports growing up or even as an adult… unless you count playing outside till the lamp posts came on as a sport. That or JROTC color guard in high school.

Honestly, though… my passion lies in people. The regular folk. Looking to better themselves. I went from absolutely no Weightlifting experience to becoming a 2018 World’s Master competitor in Olympic Weightlifting. I love to push my boundaries as a female and aim to lead the way for my daughter and anyone else willing to put in the work! Don’t let the tatted - strong willed look stop you from coming over and introducing yourself. Let’s be friends!

Certifications/Qualifications:
United States Navy Veteran - Yeoman
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
USAW Level 1 Sports and Performance
Ranked 9th - 2018 World Masters Weightlifting Championship 75kg
Ranked 2nd - 2018 Florida State Championship

Areas of interest:
Olympic Weightlifting - Masters & Youth USAW
Power of Optimism
Photography & Traveling

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