Our Coaches

Daniel Vadala, CCFC (a.k.a. Danny Vee) is the owner and head coach of CrossFit Full Potential, as well as a Lead instructor for Tactical Athlete Training Systems and CrossFit’s Level 1 Kettlebell Trainer Course.  He previously served as the Physical Education teacher at the Pine Grove Elementary School in Rowley as well as the manager and head coach of North Shore CrossFit in Beverly.  Dan has served as a coach and business 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. His extensive knowledge of exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle choices helps his clients reach their full potential.

 

  • Bachelor of Science in Education
  • Certified CrossFit Level 4 Coach (CF-L4)
  • USA Weightlifting Senior Athlete/Club Coach
  • CrossFit Kettlebell Certified under Jeff Martone
  • Lead Instructor for Tactical Athlete Training Systems and CrossFit’s Level I Kettlebell Trainer Course
  • OPEX Level 1 Assessment
  • OPEX Level 1 Program Design under James Fitzgerald and Mike Lee
  • OPEX Level 1 Nutrition under James Fitzgerald
  • OPEX Level 1 Life Coaching under James Fitzgerald and Sharon Prete
  • CrossFit Running and Endurance Certified under Brian Mackenzie
  • CrossFit Movement & Mobility Certified under Kelly Starrett
  • CrossFitNutrition Certified under Robb Wolf and Mathiu Lalonde
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Certified under Julie Barnes Mauer
  • PENDLAY Weightlifting Program Level 1&2 under Glenn Pendlay
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • Massachusetts Certified Physical Education Teacher K-8 and 5-12
  • Massachusetts Certified Elementary Teacher Grades 1-6
  • American Heart Association First Aid and CPR/AED Certified

 

 

 

Geoff Turke works full time as Head Coach of our group CrossFit program.  He previously worked as the Teen Director for the North Andover YMCA after serving in the US Army.  Geoff also specializes in individual programming for competitive athletes.

 

 

 

 

  • Certified CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kettlebell Certified under Jeff Martone
  • OPEX Level 1 Assessment
  • OPEX Level 1 Program Design under James Fitzgerald and Mike Lee
  • OPEX Level 1 Nutrition under James Fitzgerald
  • OPEX Level 1 Life Coaching under James Fitzgerald and Sharon Prete
  • CrossFit Mobility Certified under Kelly Starrett
  • CrossFit Endurance Certified
  • American Heart Association First Aid and CPR/AED Certified

 

Sandy Snyder is a CrossFit Level 2 trainer in our Group CrossFit program, as well as our yoga instructor.  Sandy has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and found it to accelerate her strength training program. She believes strength is nothing without good mobility & flexibility. Balance is key. Sandy will sometimes be found sitting in crow pose just to avoid running on any given day.

 

 

  • Certified CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • E-RYT 500
  •  Yin Yoga Certified
  • Broga Certified
  •  Meditation Certified
  •  Balanced Athlete Level 1 Certified
  •  American Heart Association First Aid and CPR/AED Certified

 

 

 

Addison DesRosiers is a graduate of American University with a Bachelors of Science in Health Promotion Management.  She competed at the International level of Irish Step Dancing placing as high as 4th in North America and 18th at the world level.  After retiring from dance she took up CrossFit at Full Potential and has been an active competitor in the sport of CrossFit since 2015.  Addie was the 65th fittest woman in the Northeast Region out of 15,000 competitors in the 2017 CrossFit Games Opens.  She has competed at the Wodapalooza Finals in Miami, FL in 2017 and has twice qualified on a team for The Granite Games.

 

  • Certified CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • Crossfit Power Lifting Trainer
  • Crossfit Gymnastics Trainer
  • CPR/ First Aid/AED Certified

 

 

 

Michael Kochansky serves as a lead instructor in our group CrossFit program.  Mike has been CrossFitting since 2009.  His attention to detail and proper movement progression has made him an asset to our coaching staff.  He is often referred to lovingly as “Coach of the Year” by our clients.

 

 

 

 

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kettlebell Certified
  • Juggernaut Powerlifting
  • American Heart Association First Aid and CPR/AED Certified

 

 

 

Ethan MacDonald (aka “E”) – Ethan graduated from URI in 2013 with a Bachelors in Marketing.  Ethan began his athletic career at the age of 4 when he began playing hockey. There was a brief stint of lacrosse in high school but Ethan continued playing hockey throughout college and even now can be found at a local rink lacing up skates for men’s leagues in his spare time. Ethan 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.

 

 

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Certified under Mike Burgener
  • American Heart Association First Aid and CPR/AED Certified

 

CrossFit Full Potential

5 Perkins Way Unit 4

Newburyport, MA 01950

(978) 463-9348