These are the coaches who will help you realize your full potential.

Dan Vadala

  •  OPEX Level 1 Certified
    • Program Design
    • Nutrition
    • Life Coaching
  • CrossFit Certified
    • Running and Endurance 
    • Movement & Mobility 
    • Nutrition 
    • Gymnastics 
  • PENDLAY Weightlifting Program 1 & 2 
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • Massachusetts Certified Educator
    • Physical Education Grades K-12
    • Elementary Teacher Grades 1-6
  • American Heart Association First Aid and CPR/AED Certified

Danny is all about helping kids and adults reach their full potential. He taught Physical Education at the Pine Grove Elementary School in Rowley, was the manager and head coach of North Shore CrossFit in Beverly, and serves as a coach and consultant to a number of North Shore area private schools, gyms, and CrossFit affiliates.  He has been coaching youth sports since 2000 and has been a personal trainer since 2004.

Geoff Turke

  • OPEX Level 1 Certified
    • Assessment
    • Program Design 
    • Nutrition 
    • Life Coaching 
  • CrossFit Certified
    • Level 1 Trainer
    • Mobility 
    • Endurance
    • Kettlebell
  • American Heart Association First Aid and CPR/AED Certified

After retiring from the United States Army, Geoff decided that it was time to show his softer side. 

He previously worked as the Teen Director for the North Andover YMCA. He also specializes in individual programming for competitive athletes.

Sandy Snyder

  • CrossFit Certified
    • Level 1 Trainer
  • E-RYT 200
  • Yin Yoga Certified
  • Broga Certified
  •  Meditation Certified
  •  Balanced Athlete Level 1 Certified
  •  American Heart Association First Aid and CPR/AED Certified

Sandy is a yoga and class instructor at CrossFit Full Potential. She’s been practicing yoga for over 20 years and has found that it augments her strength training program. She believes strength is nothing without good mobility and flexibility. Balance is key. Sandy’s class focuses on linking breath to movement and bringing skills from the yoga mat to the WOD. On any given day, Sandy can be found sitting in crow pose to avoid running.

Sarah McCartney

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CPR/ First Aid/AED Certified

Dr. Sarah has been a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer for nearly 5 years at various gyms in Georgia and Kentucky but has recently returned to her hometown of Newburyport and her original box, CrossFit Full Potential. You will find Sarah coaching some of those early morning classes as well as specialty classes such as Bootcamp, Endurance class, Mobility, and more!

Dr. Sarah is also a local chiropractor and owner of Clipper Family Chiropractic located downtown Newburyport. With her expertise in CrossFit and general athletics, she will be a great resource to all our members. If you have any health, performance, or injury related questions, her contact info is below.

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Michael Kochansky
  • CrossFit Certified
  • Level 1 Trainer
  • Kettlebell
  • Juggernaut Powerlifting
  • AHA First Aid & CPR/AED Certified

Mike has been CrossFitting since 2009, and serves as a lead instructor in our group classes.  His attention to detail and proper movement progression has made him an asset to our coaching staff, so much so that he is often referred to as “Coach of the Year” by our clients.

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Ethan MacDonald
  • CrossFit Certified
    • Level 1 Trainer
    • Olympic Weightlifting
  • AHA First Aid & CPR/AED Certified

Ethan, affectionately known as “E,” graduated from URI in 2013 with a Bachelors in marketing.  He launched his athletic career at only four years old, joining ice hockey, which he stuck with through college (he tried lacrosse in high school but it wasn’t for him). Ethan can still be found at a local rink lacing up skates for men’s leagues in his spare time. He stumbled upon CrossFit through word of mouth and never looked back, pouring every ounce of passion he had into the sport.  Ethan has always been a competitor and continues to push himself and others around him to the best of their abilities.

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Nick Stratton

  • Crossfit Certified
    • Level 1 Trainer
    • Olympic Weightlifting (Pending)
  • NASM CPT certification (Pending)
  • CFP/First Aid 

Nick S. was active in sports growing up, and graduated from the MA Reserve Police Academy in 2013; in 2015, he earned a Masters Degree in criminal justice. He first tried CrossFit in 2016 and was instantly hooked on the competitiveness and community of the sport. Shortly afterward, Nick realized that a career in law enforcement wasn’t for him, and his true passion was working with athletes and those trying to improve their fitness. He’s currently hoping to attend Merrimack College’s athletic training program.

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Nick Angelo

  • CrossFit Certified
    • Level 2 Trainer 
    • Kettlebell
  • OPEX Camp with Michael Bann

Nick spent years pursuing a career in music, which lead to an unhealthy lifestyle. It wasn’t until Nick’s mid 20’s that he decided that health and longevity should be a priority. CrossFit gave him real results in fitness and health. As a member at CrossFit Full Potential, Nick took his fitness one step further and became certified as a coach. He has been an active member and coach in the community since 2013. It has helped him overcome mental and physical challenges bringing him closer to that optimal version of oneself. Advice he’d like to give to anyone who wants to find that best possible version of themselves: Just show up.

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Maya

  • Frisbee
  • Let’s play frisbee!
  • C’monnnnn frisbee
  • I’m SO good at this
A frisbee circles
As life, as eternity,
Pure joy. Let’s go play.  
What Our Members Are Saying
“Danny, thanks for everything you did to help me get ready for Penn State over the last year. My coaches here were very impressed with my progress since my recruiting trips. You have made me a much better football player and I can’t thank you enough.”
Steve Schoch, #48 Penn State Defensive End
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