MANAGERS

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DREW MAZEJKA

OWNER & HEAD COACH | CCFT

Drew has her BSBA in Business Marketing and her BFA in Dance Performance. She has an array of accreditations, including:

  • Certified CrossFit Level 3 Trainer

  • Certified Pre & Postnatal Coach (Girls Gone Strong)

  • CrossFit Gymnastics

  • CrossFit Mobility and Movement

  • CrossFit Endurance

  • CrossFit Weightlifting

  • CrossFit Rowing

  • OPEX Business Systems, Nutrition, Life Coaching, Program Design, and Assessment

  • TRX Certified

  • Power Monkey

  • Mad Dogg Spin

  • Cupping Certified

  • Level 1 Nutrition Coaching Certification JPN

  • Former barre instructor

 

When Drew isn’t in the gym, she enjoys reading, learning, playing with Izzy and Rogue, eating, seeing family and learning how to be a momma to Logan.

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ERIKA VARRIALE

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS & HEAD COACH I CF-L2 & KIDS

Erika grew up in New Jersey and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Science from Rutgers University. She and her husband, Chris, moved to NC when he was assigned to Camp Lejeune. Her interest in CrossFit began when Chris was deployed in Afghanistan. CrossFit provided the mental focus and physical strength Erika needed to get through Chris’s deployment and also gave them a common interest, sharing the workouts of the day and PRs. Athletics have always been a part of her life; from varsity volleyball, collegiate crew, and later earning two Concept2 American Rowing Records in her age division.

 

Erika is not new to management. Before moving to NC, she held a management position with a biotech pharmaceutical company, subsequently set up an LLC to work remotely and launched a direct marketing business. Prior to joining CrossFit Reignited, Erika coached at and managed Down East CrossFit for four years and joined us in August 2017 where she is a head coach and oversees operations for both CrossFit Reignited facilities.

 

Erika is a CrossFit Level 2 trainer. In her spare time she is known to chase after homeless kittens and rescue stranded baby turtles on the beaches.

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STEPH GRANGE

GENERAL MANAGER & HEAD COACH I CF-L2 & KIDS

Coach Steph was born and raised in Hickory, North Carolina playing three sports throughout high school - volleyball, basketball and softball. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Wingate University while playing division II collegiate softball. Chasing a childhood dream and love for the ocean, Steph moved to Wilmington where she earned her Master of Science in Marine Biology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her master’s thesis focused on the anatomy and physiology of jellyfish and is published in the Biological Bulletin. Steph maintains her nerd status as a part-time faculty member at UNCW teaching biology labs as needed each semester.

 

Steph was introduced to CrossFit by Dr. Scocco-Niland, her undergraduate research advisor, during a summer research grant at Wingate. She quickly fell in love with the intensity of the training and spirit of the community. After college she was introduced to the competitive side of the sport and has continued to climb the CrossFit ladder ever since. Steph has competed at every level of CrossFit competition on teams at The CrossFit Games, Wodapalooza, Granite Games, the MACC, the Atlantic Regionals, and many more local competitions. Steph’s goal is to make it back to the CrossFit Games! Along with the competitive side, Steph’s true passion is helping others achieve their health and fitness goals through CrossFit. She currently holds a CrossFit Level 2 and Gymnastics Certification and hopes to continue to develop her education in the science and fitness industry.

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