Coaches

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Deb Chase

Founder and Head Coach

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Kelly DeLear

BORN AND RAISED IN PT. PLEASANT, NJ, KELLY HAS BEEN A FITNESS ENTHUSIAST HER WHOLE LIFE; PARTICIPATING IN BOOTCAMPS, 5KS, MARATHONS, TRIATHLONS, AND ASSORTED COMPETITIVE OBSTACLE RACES. IN 2017, SHE COMPLETED A SPARTAN DOUBLE TRIFECTA RACING IN COMPETITIVE HEATS. KELLY HAS COMPETED IN SOME CROSSFIT COMPETITIONS AND PLANS TO DO MORE IN THE FUTURE.

IN 2006, KELLY RECEIVED A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN ART HISTORY FROM MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY AND CURRENTLY WORKS AS A DENTAL ASSISTANT IN VERNON, NJ. SHE BECAME A CROSSFIT LEVEL 1 TRAINER IN 2018 AND ALSO COMPLETED THE CROSSFIT SPECIALTY COURSE IN WEIGHTLIFTING. GOING FORWARD, SHE PLANS TO PURSUE FURTHER CERTIFICATION.

KELLY IS A MEMBER OF THE BROOKLYN BARBELL CLUB, A COMPETITIVE WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM, AND TRAINS IN OLYMPIC LIFTING. KELLY IS EXCITED TO BE JOINING THE CROSSFIT SKUNK TEAM AND IS ANXIOUS TO ASSIST MEMBERS IN ACHIEVING THEIR FITNESS GOALS.

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Krystal Stravato

Krystal stepped into her first CrossFit class back in 2015 and was instantly hooked. The support and motivation she experienced in the class was nothing that she had ever experienced in any other sport. She felt an immediate bond to these people that she’d later consider her family. After nearly 3 years of attending classes, Krystal had a sudden desire to help others achieve their goals. She obtained her CrossFit Level 1 Certification in 2018 and is currently seeking her Level 1 Certification from the Nutritional Coaching Institute. Coaching and training is a huge passion for Krystal, she believes that everyone should feel that pride in achieving the things they thought they never could.

Outside of CrossFit Skunk, she is employed as an Operations Leader for an insurance brokerage. When she isn’t coaching or working she can be found spending time with her husband and daughter and their 2 pit bulls.