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Burg CrossFit is a big facility that still has that “small gym” feel. We’ve built our community on genuine friendship, and even with more than 250 members, you’ll still feel that vibe as soon as you walk in the door. We focus on whole-person health. In addition to killer CrossFit coaches, we’ve got a staff of experts on hand to keep you limber mentally and physically, including an in-house massage therapist, a mental health therapist, a nutritional coach, and more.

(727) 220-3070 1150 19th Street North
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Our Team

Committed to excellence and top-quality instruction.

Meet our
fit team

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Owner | CEO | Head Coach

Biography Owner and Founder Tony Vouis, opened Burg in late 2013 in a 1500 square foot dirty warehouse space. Currently Burg has developed into 3 locations, with the original 1500 sq foot location evolving into a completely revamped 10,000 square foot fitness gym. Tony graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design with a BFA in Fine Arts and moved to Florida to pursue glass blowing and start his career as a tattoo artist. A lifelong athlete, he needed a place to stay fit and discovered his natural talent […]

Owner | CFO | Director of BurgFUEL

Biography Owner and Head Coach Jen Hutson also works as Burg CrossFit’s Director of Social Media in addition to being on the BurgFUEL Nutrition team. As far as athletics, she says “I was never a natural, but I could out-work anyone. I’ve always had an innate drive.” All her drive and hard work has led her to specializing in nutrition, teaching about aerobic capacity, and competitive CrossFitting. “I’m passionate about educating our athletes about how to properly fuel themselves in order to meet their goals both in aesthetics and performance,” […]

Head Coach | Director of Facility Management

Biography Head Coach and Facilities Manager, Ray Ritola is known for breaking down parts of a movement to technical ques and inefficiencies. “Some movements can be seen as very daunting to a new athlete,” he says. “It is our responsibility to help guide them through the movement safely but also more efficiently when possible.” Ray is fanatical about learning! “Never will I feel like I become a master at a sport or movement,” he says. “If someone can show me a new way to accomplish something, I will do my […]

Head Coach | Director of Administration

Biography As one of the head coaches at Burg, Nicky is loud AF. You’ll know she is coaching before you even step into the gym. Having created barbell programs for members and having personally competed in Olympic Weightlifting competitions, Nicky loves breaking down the Barbell movements to a degree that either seasoned athletes or newbies can learn from . With a background as a 200hr Registered Yoga Trainer in Ashtanga she loves helping people focus on their mobility and moving safely and efficiently at all times! In her spare time […]

BurgFUEL Nutrition Team | KidsFit Coach

Biography I was always involved in playing sports growing up. I loved being on a team with friends and challenging our physical abilities through competition, so its no surprise that I fell in love with CrossFit! I love getting to be part of a community of like-minded people, all striving to better themselves through fitness and health. As the nutrition coach at Burg, I get the privilege of helping our members improve their relationship with food, reach their health goals, and, most importantly, educate them on how to create a […]

Head Coach | Director of Operations & Programming

Biography As Director of Operations and Programming, Jeff thrives most in the accomplishments of others. One of Jeff’s most fulfilling moments is to have members not only succeed in their goals but to absolutely crush them. Jeff prides himself on being one of the loudest coaches in the gym (even louder than Nicky). You’ve been warned. Being the goofball of the gym, Jeff loves to use the word “Science” to anything remotely mind-blowing (or really any time at all), even when it doesn’t apply, just to make it sound even […]

Doctor of Physical Therapy | 1-on-1 Active Life Coach | Head of Social Media

Biography Dr. Melissa is a physical therapist and 1-on-1 rehab and performance coach that focuses on bridging the gap between fitness and healthcare. She is a firm believer that you shouldn’t have to keep modifying movements in the gym due to pain, and will work with you to fix the root cause of pain or issues you may have. She’s not the type of doctor that will tell you to stop doing the things you love, or to stop living your active life! In her free time, you can find […]