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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.

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Our Team

Committed to excellence and top-quality instruction.

Meet our
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Owner | CEO | Head Coach

Biography Owner and Head Coach Tony Vouis is also Burg CrossFit’s Chief Executive Officer (think: vision caster). He loves being the first person to introduce someone to a technique and guide them as they progress as an athlete. 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 for CrossFit. His dream of […]

Owner | CFO | Head Coach | 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 | CMO | Director of Brand Development | Member Experience

Biography Director of Marketing and all of the things, Olivia Pelts also works as one of Burg CrossFit’s Head Coaches. She says, “There is something profound when someone has an a-ha moment, when their body and brain work together. So often we get in the way of our own growth and progress, and when we can acknowledge those pieces, incredible things can happen.” Olivia specializes in making opportunities happen for people to reach their full potential through physical exercise and mental health counseling. “Honestly, I am grateful to be able […]

Head Coach | Programmer | Head of KidsFIT Program

Biography Head Coach Ryan Moore is one of our programmers at Burg CrossFit, and he’s passionate about helping people change their lives with fitness. He specializes in weightlifting and says, “I absolutely love watching people succeed and achieve their goals.” Ryan’s played sports all his life and met Tony while participating in CrossFit competitions. “We began training together, so coming to Burg CrossFit was an easy decision for my wife and I,” he says. His favorite quote is “If you ain’t first, you’re last.” Certifications CrossFit Level 1 CrossFit Kids […]

Head Coach | Programmer | General Manager at St. Pete

Biography Lead Programmer and Head Coach Ray Ritola enjoys 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 best to […]

Lead Coach

Biography Lead Coach Dax Johnson was a personal trainer for three years before being introduced to CrossFit by his tattoo artist, Burg CrossFit owner Tony Vouis. In addition to specializing in strength, weight loss and group training, Dax can also beatbox and says, “Chick flicks don’t bother me!” “I’m very passionate about anything health and fitness related,” Dax says. “I love making my members smile, laugh, and just watch them enjoy what they do.” Certifications CrossFit Level 1 ACE Certified Bartender Firefighter/EMT

Head Yoga Instructor | Head Coach | Director of Admin

Biography Yoga Instructor Nicole Damon teaches mobility and Vinyasa Flow yoga and is passionate about training members to reach their goals. “I love that moment when they accomplish something they didn’t feel was in their reach,” she says. Her favorite quote is “If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.” Certifications CrossFit Level 1 YYT

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 Programming

Biography As Director of Programming and Head Coach, Jeff is loud (you’ve been warned) and with an endless amount of energy, no matter the time of day. Having an extensive knowledge base from coaching CrossFit for 6+ years and being Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant, Jeff loves to help individuals of any skill level and age as long as they have the drive to want to improve. Jeff believes in the small goals; the daily grind goals. Putting in work, day in and day out will keep you motivated to help […]

Assistant Coach

Biography Assistant Coach Dan is passionate about the sport of CrossFit & especially the Burg community! While he is extremely partial to the members who regularly attend our BurgFIT classes, he absolutely loves facilitating change and transformation in others. Perhaps the greatest quality that Dan possesses is his ability to break down complex movements into an easy to understand format and is equal parts encouraging to those he is in community with. Dan makes our coaching staff all the better and happily represents the masters 35-39 division. Certifications CrossFit Level […]

Assistant Coach

Biography Karri serves as an Assistant Coach at Burg CrossFit and is, perhaps, most famous in our KidsFIT program as one of the main coaches. In regards to Karri’s athletic background, she says “I have been athletic and have played sports my entire life, playing softball and basketball in college. And have worked in the fitness industry for the last 14 yrs.” Having been in law enforcement for over 10 years and serving in multiple specialty units as a civilian and in the military, provides a unique perspective to our […]