Jeff Flippen
Owner / Head Coach

Certifications:
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Level 2
CrossFit Judging Course
Aerobic Capacity
Power Monkey Method
National Council Strength & Fitness (NCSF)
CPR

Born and raised in South Florida. I’ve always been a competitive and active person.
Grew up playing multiple sports baseball, football and hockey. Racing motocross for 10+ years this is where I learned and developed the love for training and fitness. After motocross career came to an end. I turned my passion and competitive nature with my fitness toward triathlons. During this time I got into personal training and started helping others achieve their goals around 2008. Was introduced to CrossFit in 2011 and it was the perfect match. I was instantly hooked and started coaching in late 2012. My dream came true when I opened DFCF in 2015.

What drives me?
To be an example and inspire people to see how far they can go with their fitness goals. That they can achieve more than they ever thought possible.

Experience:
10+ years and still actively compete in CrossFit/fitness
8+ years personal training/coaching
5 year Gym owner

Favorite Movements:
– Bike
– Row
– Muscle Ups
– Deadlifts

Lina Espinoza
Owner / Coach

Certifications:
CrossFit Level 2 Certified
CrossFit Mobility
CrossFit Aerobic Capacity
CrossFit O.C Scaling
Crossfit O.C Spot the Flaw
Crossfit O.C Judge
CPR, American Heart Association
CFNE Inmersion Program

About me:
I’m a Venezuelan living in USA, I’ve been in love with CrossFit since the day I first knew about it 6 years ago, I am passionate about how CrossFit can change your life and as a Coach I realize how important it is to help people to challenge themselves and celebrate with them as they achieve goals that they couldn’t even imagine!  The community, the camaraderie and the support that CrossFit gives, makes you feel that the gym is your second home and that the time you spend in it is the best one of your Day.”

I’m an animal lover ❤

Experience:
Coach at CrossFit Affiliates for 6 years (Venezuela and USA)
Coach Teen Athletes with Rookies athletes program.

Favorite movements:
– Cleans
– Devil Presses
– Bike and Row

Certifications:
CrossFit Level 2 Certified
CrossFit Mobility
CrossFit Aerobic Capacity
CrossFit O.C Scaling
Crossfit O.C Spot the Flaw
Crossfit O.C Judge
CPR, American Heart Association
CFNE Inmersion Program

About me:
I’m a Venezuelan living in USA, I’ve been in love with CrossFit since the day I first knew about it 6 years ago, I am passionate about how CrossFit can change your life and as a Coach I realize how important it is to help people to challenge themselves and celebrate with them as they achieve goals that they couldn’t even imagine!  The community, the camaraderie and the support that CrossFit gives, makes you feel that the gym is your second home and that the time you spend in it is the best one of your Day.”

I’m an animal lover ❤

Experience:
Coach at CrossFit Affiliates for 6 years (Venezuela and USA)
Coach Teen Athletes with Rookies athletes program.

Favorite movements:
– Cleans
– Devil Presses
– Bike and Row

Jaime Negrin
Owner / Coach

Certifications:
CrossFit Level 2
Olympic Lifting Trainer
CPR
Florida Firefighter/Paramedic

About me:
“Growing up playing sports and being athletic made fitness something that was always part of my life. After high school, leaving contact sports behind I still wanted and needed a competitive drive, that’s when I was introduced to CrossFit. Watching videos of some of the best CrossFit athletes with my brother I felt compelled to do whatever it took to reach that level of functional fitness. I began coaching in 2013 and found my passion when I started Olympic Weightlifting. I believe it was what helped me build a strong foundation as a coach and athlete. CrossFit has not only helped me reach substantial physical fitness but has expanded into other aspects of my life as well.”

“Getting in shape is not the only benefit that can be reaped from doing Crossfit; my goal as a coach is to help you cultivate the right mindset to reach any objective in life through the works of Crossfit.  It gave me a sense of community, leadership and the motivation I needed to move through life and I know it can do the same for you.”

What drives me?
“To become a better version of myself everyday.”

Favorite Movements:
– Clean & Jerks
– Box jumps
– Squats
– Muscle ups

Robert L Lassegue
Owner /  Coach

About me:
“Originally from Haiti, I started my fitness journey very early taking karate lessons, I then discovered basketball which became my passion and full focus for the next 25 years. I transitioned to CrossFit after playing and coaching basketball at multiple levels and absolutely fell in love with the community, competition and intensity behind the sport.”

“I’ve lived in 7 different countries and speak 4 languages.”

What drives me?
I’m driven by the concept that what the mind can conceive it the body can achieve

Favorite movement:
Power clean and Jerk

Robert L Lassegue
Owner /  Coach

About me:
“Originally from Haiti, I started my fitness journey very early taking karate lessons, I then discovered basketball which became my passion and full focus for the next 25 years. I transitioned to CrossFit after playing and coaching basketball at multiple levels and absolutely fell in love with the community, competition and intensity behind the sport.”

“I’ve lived in 7 different countries and speak 4 languages.”

What drives me?
I’m driven by the concept that what the mind can conceive it the body can achieve

Favorite movement:
Power clean and Jerk

Nicole Yagual
Coach

Certifications:
USA Gymnastics Fundamentals
SafeSport

About me:
“I started sports at the age of four and have continued since. I have a background in gymnastics, cheer, volleyball and much more. My passion for gymnastics continued and lead me to coaching kids for almost three years now. I’ve been training in Crossfit for two years and it’s nothing but pure love for the sport.”

“I love exploring new places.”

What drives me?
“I’m driven by the idea of a happy and healthy lifestyle surrounded with the right people who push you to be better.”

Favorite movements:
– Squat cleans
– Toes to bars
– Rope climbs

Sammy Gomez
Coach

Certifications:
Crossfit Level 1
CPR

About me:
“I’ve been a fan of all types of sports and fitness since a young age. Bodybuilding and global gyms were my thing for a while until i ran into Crossfit about eight years ago. It was love at first sight. I’ve been coaching Crossfit for six years now and will continue to do so as my love for the sport and helping people achieve their goals continues to grow. I am also certified in coaching for level one in Crossfit.”

“The environment and community you see at DFCF is like no other.”

“A few of my favorite things would be podcasts, music, definitely food of-course.  Unlike most people living in Florida, I am a huge Mets fan!”

Favorite movements:

– Barbell cycling
– Cardio machine work
– Burpees

Sammy Gomez
Coach

Certifications:
Crossfit Level 1
CPR

About me:
“I’ve been a fan of all types of sports and fitness since a young age. Bodybuilding and global gyms were my thing for a while until i ran into Crossfit about eight years ago. It was love at first sight. I’ve been coaching Crossfit for six years now and will continue to do so as my love for the sport and helping people achieve their goals continues to grow. I am also certified in coaching for level one in Crossfit.”

“The environment and community you see at DFCF is like no other.”

“A few of my favorite things would be podcasts, music, definitely food of-course.  Unlike most people living in Florida, I am a huge Mets fan!”

Favorite movements:

– Barbell cycling
– Cardio machine work
– Burpees