team members

matt gallo - Owner


Matt got his start in CrossFit around 2011 while training as a competitive swimmer. He is a passionate athlete with a background in endurance sports. He travels a lot, and can usually be found climbing a mountain. Matt brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his coaching, stemming from a desire to learn and grow as a coach.


Certified CrossFit Trainer (CF-L3)
CrossFit Aerobic Capacity
CrossFit Anatomy
CrossFit Judges Course
USAW Sports Performance Coach

CrossFit Games Judge and Lead Demo

john simonetti - coach


John brings passion, fire, and energy to the gym floor. One of his favorite motivations as a coach is taking someone from a beginner’s level and helping them discover that anything is possible. John believes in hard work, determination and a never-give-up mentality to accomplishing goals. And at the young age of 40-something, he will remind you that age is just a number.
He discovered CrossFit in 2015, and has never felt more at home. After years of working on his fitness, he was encouraged to take it to the next level by competing and coaching.


CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

crizzy romano - coach


Crizzy Romano started CrossFit 4 years ago, and has been all in ever since. She quickly realized she could be more than a casual gym-goer in 2016 and started competing locally. She’s placed in the top 2% in the world in the CrossFit Games Open, with Regional competition just outside of her reach. When asked, Crizzy would say the number one thing CrossFit has done for her is teach her discipline and how to be passionate in all facets of her life. In her spare time she likes to eat chocolate chip cookies, play with her dog and spend time with her girlfriend and family.


CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics
Power Monkey Fitness Camp



Jess mattsson - kids and coach


After years of gym hopping Jessica feels right at home in the CrossFit world. She’s played competitive softball for most of her life and now fills the void with obstacle mud races and Crossfit competitions. With her degree in Sport Management from Rutgers University, Jessica looks forward to helping Crossfit 103 grow. She can’t wait to help kids build confidence, develop life skills and see fitness as fun in the Crossfit Kids program.


CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Kids Trainer

Tommy malagreca - Coach


Born and raised on Staten Island NY, Tommy's love of CrossFit began in January 2017. It has most definitely changed his life for the better. Seeing people where he was when he started the first 6 weeks challenge at CrossFit 103 has inspired him to become a coach in his pursuit to change more lives for the better. He is very passionate about helping others. Tommy obtained his CF-L1 and CF gymnastics certificates and is also CPR/AED certified.  Tommy is also a stationary engineer for the NYC Environmental Protection. He holds a grade 2A engineering license which he obtained through the NYS-DEC. An adventurous spirit, Tommy also enjoys fishing, Camping, Kayaking in the summer and snowboarding in the winter.


CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
CPR/AED Certified

marisol lanza - member services/operations


Marisol is an Army Veteran. Retired as a Major after over 20 Years of Service. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Fordham University, A Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Physical Therapy from City University of New York. She is currently kinda/sorta/sometimes studying for her Physical Therapy Licensing Boards. She started CrossFit January 2018 with her son, Jeremy, and loves the way that it has helped her re-engage with her “tween” boy. They both share a passion for CrossFit and love to come and work out together. Her favorite part in working operations for the gym is watching new members who join cautiously optimistic become CrossFit enthusiasts in a matter of a few weeks.

Chris garcia - membership consultant

Chris earned his Bachelor of Science in Management and Marketing from the College of Staten Island. He recognizes health as the most important aspect of a person's life. As such, he encourages friends family and the community to improve their health through a lifestyle focus on fitness and wellness. Chris inspires by example with his own commitment to fitness and nutrition. His background as a New York City firefighter is a springboard for discussion in his role as a sales manager. He provides firsthand insight on the significance of a supportive community growing together and health and wellness.


Certified First Responder
CPR/AED Certified