Ray Traitz: Co-owner of AMRAP Fitness

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Coach Ray was born and raised in Philadelphia PA, where, at a very young age he sparked a strong interest in moving faster and getting stronger and coaching others to do the same. Testing his mental, physical, and athletic abilities were a daily occurrence throughout his life and continue to be so till this day. 

Growing up Coach Ray participated in several sports: Soccer, baseball, track & field... But! He had a love for and truly excelled in both wrestling and football, participating in both sports for many years, continuing throughout his college career at the Division II school of Kutztown University in PA. It didn't stop there, and continues till this day, as Ray is a competitive CrossFit athlete and has been since 2007, competing in the CrossFit Games Northeast Regionals from 2009-2013, and this year, 2017, as one of the oldest competitors in his newly added master's division (35-39) he finished 23rd in the world in the CrossFit Games Open, and is respected to this day as one of the "OG's" (Original Gangsta's) and best athletes in the Northeast Region in the sport of CrossFit. So, he knows first hand the type of hard work and dedication that goes into being an all around successful competitive athlete. 

Because of his passion for fitness and teaching others, Coach Ray pursued and received his Bachelor of Science in Education, with a minor in Sports Pedagogy; additionally, and even more impressive, Coach Ray holds his Masters in Health & Physical Education from Emporia State University of KS: Furthermore, and along with the above academic credentials, Coach Ray is also well seasoned in the field of Sports Psychology. 

Ray's academic achievements include, but are not limited too:

  • M.S. Health and Physical Education

  • B.S. Education

  • Minor: Sports Pedagogy & Sports Psychology ACEP

  • CrossFit Level-2 Trainer

  • CrossFit Masters Trainer

  • Crossfit Kids Trainer

  • CrossFit Kettlebell Level I Trainer

  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Level 1 Trainer

  • CrossFit Gymnastics Level 2 Trainer

  • CrossFit Basic Barbell/ Strength Trainer

  • CrossFit Aerobic Capacity Trainer

  • Crossfit Endurance Trainer (running, cycling, & swimming)

  • Westside Barbell Powerlifting Trainer

  • CrossFit Strongman Trainer

  • CrossFit Movement & Mobility Specialist

  • CrossFit Competitive Trainer

  • CrossFit Goal Setting Trainer

  • CrossFit Football Trainer

  • CrossFit Defense Instructor

  • CrossFit Indoor/Outdoor Rowing Trainer

  • CrossFit DB Instructor

  • Concept 2 Indoor Rowing & Skiing Certified

  • CrossFit Pose Tech Trainer

  • Dr. Romanov Pose Tech Certified Trainer

  • USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach

  • American Red Cross Sports First Aid

  • Certified Professional Personal Health & Fitness Consultant Specialist

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SUZANNE TRAITz: CO-OWNER OF AMRAP FITNESs

Coach Suzanne is a lifelong resident of Rockland County and mother of two. After owning a successful hair salon for over twenty years, she decided to make a drastic life change and follow her heart to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry. She started her fitness journey at the age of nineteen, weighing close to two-hundred-pounds, and at the age of twenty-six she began her journey as an amateur bodybuilder until finding her true passion and love of CrossFit in 2009, and later becoming a competitive and  internationally ranked CrossFit masters athlete from 2013-2016.  Additionally, at the age of twenty-six Suzanne went back to college, earning herself an associates degree in Liberal Arts And Social Sciences at SUNY Rockland. 

Coach Suzanne is not your everyday CrossFit Trainer, but a connoisseur  in the "Corrective Exercise Continuum", and is a duly certified "CES" through the National  Academy Of Sports Medicine. Suzanne specializes in prescribing  individuals with specific exercise programs to address and correct postural imbalances in the body, preventing acute injuries and reversing chronic injuries, as well as managing and diminishing any current pain due to these imbalances, and therefore  bringing forth all around well-being and quality of life for people of all ages and stages in their lives. 

Suzanne's academic achievements include, but are not limited too:

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine: Corrective Exercise Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer

  • Human Movement Specialist, HMS

  • CrossFit Level-2 Trainer

  • CrossFit Level 1 Gymnastics Trainer

  • CrossFit Strongman Trainer

  • CrossFit Football Trainer

  • CrossFit Defense Instructor

  • USAW Olympic Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach

  • American Heart Association CPR/AED: Adult, Child, & Infant Certified

  • Liberal Arts & Sciences - Humanities And Social Sciences A.A.; SUNY Rockland Cum Laude


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Coach Jared Acosta

Coach Jared was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. Always an active kid, he was known as the “Tasmanian devil” in his early years. He had an interest in wrestling and often pounced on his relatives just because. His energy level needed to be channeled into something productive. 

Jared’s father got Jared involved in fitness early on. Among other sports, Jared began playing baseball at 5, alongside other intramural sports. Jared began calisthenics early on to increase his athletic performance. Jared picked up pop warner football at 10. Jared continue playing both sports through high school. Jared would have played college football if it weren’t for a torn meniscus that he dealt with all of his senior year in high school. 

That’s where the passion for health and fitness is spurred. Jared started working in a global gym in college and became a personal trainer during college. Jared was certified as a personal trainer with NASM and Apex. Jared learned movement patterns and corrective exercises and rehabbed from his meniscus tear without undergoing surgery. 

Since then, Jared continues to hold fitness as a centerpiece of his lifestyle. He has trained for triathlons, adventure races and CrossFit competitions. Jared continues to train using the Crossfit methodology, focusing on strength or aerobic capacity at different points in the year. Jared has successfully completed the Crossfit L1 program. 

Jared loves teaching and loves fitness and looks forward to helping you along your fitness journey. 

Jared’s achievements include, but are not limited too: 

  • CrossFit Level 1

  • NASM-CPT

  • APEX- Personal Training

  • Adult/Child/Infant CPR, Basic First Aid and AED


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Coach Michael Chang

Mike is a devoted husband and proud father of 3 amazing boys. He’s passionate about community and fitness and is actively engaged as a CrossFit CF-L1 & striking coach, a RYT-200 Yoga instructor, Schwinn certified indoor cycling instructor, Lululemon Ambassador, NYS Hiking guide, Volunteer firefighter for Nyack, and a fledgling BJJ practitioner.

15 years into a successful but high stress corporate career in retail as a corporate merchant, Mike found himself financially secure but overweight, unhealthy and unfulfilled. After an unsettling trip to an emergency room, he made the conscious decision to take a risk and leave the corporate world in search of a more fulfilling career that would empower him to help others and do the things he loves. Leveraging his experiences in process change and adult learning, he pivoted his skill sets to incorporate more of the things that he found intriguing and fun.

Mike loves challenges (and always has!) and is naturally inquisitive and curious about people, places and things. Loves food, loves adventure, loves a good time but also believes in duty, honor and respect.Mike’s focus is to be inclusive, inspiring and supportive in helping the community achieve their personal goals in a safe and methodical manner. Come by and say hi!

Michael’s achievements include, but are not limited too: 

  • CrossFit Level 1

  • CrossFit Striking Coach

  • RYT-200 Yoga Instructor

  • Schwinn Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor

  • NYS Hiking Guide

  • Nyack Volunteer Firefighter

  • Lululemon Ambassador

  • Adult/Child/Infant CPR, Basic First Aid and AED