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THE Everlasting Fitness STORY

Bret Lurz - OWNER

Everlasting Fitness came to be from a desire to help people. I worked for years in customer service as an employee in a field that I was not super interested in. I did well, my customers were happy with my service but there still seemed to be something missing. I had no control over the owners or the way they did business, I could only react to the situations I was put in.
Ultimately unless I was in a field that I loved I felt I would never be happy with my career. As a former athlete I was always interested in fitness and I felt I knew enough to help people. 

I attempted to work part time as a trainer for a couple different people and I realized that this needed to be my own. I wanted to create something special that I felt these other places did not have. Everlasting Fitness (CrossFit Everlasting) was born in 2012. I learned everyday and I loved the community that was being created. With my wife Morgan and our other fantastic coaches by our side the community has grown year after year because we care. Now that we have grown as coaches and business owners we can solve more problems and help more people. We are not your typical gym. We care and we are here to help.

OUR coaches

BRET LURZ

OWNER, HEAD COACH, ACTIVE LIFE PRO COACH

Bret is the founder and head coach at Everlasting Fitness. As a young athlete, he participated in track and field events ranging from cross country to the pole vault. He also competed in the junior olympics' high jump and hurdles and was a walk-on track and field athlete for u of maryland, college park. Years later, bret began a career as a personal trainer at a globo gym. The experience left a lot to be desired as the workouts were boring and uninspired.

Bret needed a change and he found it in the form of CrossFit. “I saw a CrossFit video online and decided to check it out. I walked into a box and got smoked the first day but I loved every second of it. Six months later, I earned my level 1 and started my coaching journey at my home gym.” bret believes training should be exciting. He wants each member to enjoy it as much as he does. “I love showing clients how fitness, nutrition and mindset can get them the results they want and be fun at the same time. It’s an eye-opening experience because once they realize it, there’s no turning back!”

CERTIFICATIONS
CROSSFIT LEVEL 2 TRAINER
CROSSFIT JUDGES
CROSSFIT KIDS CERTIFIED
CROSSFIT GYMNASTICS
CROSSFIT SCALING
CROSSFIT AEROBIC CAPACITY
USA WEIGHTLIFTING LEVEL 1
NSCA CERTIFIED PT
NPTI CERTIFIED PT
NPTI CERTIFIED NUTRITIONAL
CONSULTANT
PN1
OUTLAW TRAINED
FIRST AID
AED
CPR

MORGAN LURZ

MANAGER, GROUP COACH, 1 ON 1 COACH, NUTRITION COACH, ACTIVE LIFE PRO COACH

Morgan is a coach and manager at everlasting fitness. She's been active most of her life starting with soccer and softball as well as high school cheerleading. But once she hit college, everything changed. She was no longer a paragon of fitness. She'd become inactive and complacent, which led her to start CrossFit in 2012.

When morgan initially joined everlasting fitness, she wasn’t searching for a coaching gig. She didn’t choose it, it chose her. “I thought I wasn’t good enough to fill the position. But I quickly realized it wasn’t about being the best. It was about encouraging and motivating every person that walked through the door. Our members are what make being a coach so exciting. Their will to learn more, push harder, and live healthier is inspiring to me.”

CERTIFICATIONS
CROSSFIT LEVEL 2 TRAINER
CROSSFIT JUDGES
CROSSFIT GYMNASTICS
CROSSFIT AEROBIC CAPACITY
PN1
USA WEIGHTLIFTING LEVEL 1
OUTLAW TRAINED
BIRTHFIT

LISA GREEN

GENERAL MANAGER, GROUP COACH, 1 ON 1 COACH, ACTIVE LIFE PRO COACH

Lisa started her CrossFit journey at Camp Humphreys, South Korea in August 2012 after getting bored with, and seeing no results other gym routines. She received her level 1 certification in may 2013. She moved to CrossFit 254 in killeen, texas in 2015 where she received her level 2 certification in may 2016.

Lisa has a particular fondness for working with beginner athletes and enjoys sharing her rowing experience from Florida State University crew. She loves the idea that CrossFit is adaptable for all ages and abilities.

She has found a new love for helping fill the gaps between the healthcare providers and group classes by giving personal attention to members with aches and pains. We are working to keep people feeling good now and as they get older.

CERTIFICATIONS
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
USA WEIGHTLIFTING LEVEL 1
FIRST AID/CPR/AED

MICHELLE CASLER

GROUP COACH

Michelle Casler joined Everlasting Fitness and quickly found the sport and community was something she was passionate about. Michelle was a gym member for two years before taking the plunge and earning her level 1 certificate. In addition to coaching CrossFit, Michelle enjoys helping members improve their nutrition and using this powerful tool to reach their goals. In 2018, Michelle furthered her knowledge earning her level 2 certificate and precision nutrition certification.

CERTIFICATIONS
AED
CROSSFIT LEVEL 2
CPR
CROSSFIT AEROBIC CAPACITY
PN1

TONI GUIDI

GROUP COACH, 1 ON 1 COACH

Toni is a coach at everlasting fitness with an intensive fitness background that consists of 5ks, 10ks, plus half and full marathons. She's also competed in sprints, olympic and half-ironman triathlons as well as goruck tough events. Previous passions include boxing and spinning. Toni spent years running, swimming, and biking and was desperate for a change.

“I needed to find something new that was a challenge and provided a new experience. Between learning olympic lifts, double unders and other CrossFit moves, I was challenged in a way I never thought possible.” Toni loves sharing knowledge whether it’s in a college classroom or a crossfit box. Teaching others is her driving force. “I love the collaboration that goes along with coaching. Both the athlete and I work for the same goal, which is to promote overall health and fitness.”

CERTIFICATIONS
AED
CROSSFIT LEVEL 1
CPR
CROSSFIT AEROBIC CAPACITY
USA WEIGHTLIFTING LEVEL 1

JOE FARINETTI

GROUP COACH

Joe is a coach at Everlasting Fitness who loves pushing people beyond their mental and physical limits. Bit by the fitness bug as a youth, he participated in football, wrestling, and lacrosse in high school. The latter of which he continued at a division 1 level in college. As an adult, he started CrossFit and found that it was both physically and emotionally fulfilling. So much so, that he wanted to give back to its amazing community.

“I absolutely love teaching and helping people. So, becoming a CrossFit coach was a natural fit. It’s my goal to make your fitness journey as smooth as possible. We’re all on different paths and I really love being a part of that.”

CERTIFICATIONS
CROSSFIT LEVEL 1

JULIE MIZAK

GROUP COACH

CERTIFICATIONS
CROSSFIT LEVEL 1
CROSSFIT KIDS
USA WEIGHTLIFTING LEVEL 1
PN1

MEG SMITH

GROUP COACH, 1 ON 1 COACH, ACTIVE LIFE PRO COACH

Meg found the sport in 2009 and immediately connected with the variety, the challenge, and the community. A competitive swimmer since an early age, Meg competed at the D1 level while at the U.S. Naval Academy, but post-college decided to try various other sports. She has taught all kinds of exercise classes, from water aerobics to boot camp to cycle/spin classes, ultimately becoming certified to coach CF in 2010.

Meg has, due to her family’s military lifestyle, belonged to 6 different CrossFit gyms, to include the cf gym she co-owned prior to moving to Maryland. When asked what she learned from her different cf experiences, she said “Ultimately, cf, when done right, gives you everything you need. Quality coaching focused on sound technique, a place that challenges you and accepts you, and workouts that develop you provide the greatest chance at living a full and healthy life. My goal is to make each athlete work out safer, harder, and with greater confidence to the ultimate goal of knowing that some day, whether tomorrow or 40 years from now, he or she will be able to actively play with their grandchildren because of how they took care of their body today.” meg is excited for the privileged title of coach, and looks forward to challenging each athlete to personally push just a little harder, with a little refinement, every time she can.

CERTIFICATIONS
CROSSFIT L1
CROSSFIT MOBILITY
CROSSFIT JUDGES
USA WEIGHTLIFTING L1
ASFA GROUP FITNESS/BOOTCAMP/CYCLE
CPR
FIRST AID
AED

JENNY DINIZIO

GROUP COACH

Jenny was first introduced to CrossFit in 2017 when she stumbled upon a "6 week fitness challenge". She was currently going to a conventional gym and was bored with the monotony of her training. As a former USAG competitive gymnast, she was excited to find something to fuel her competitive fire again. Immediately, she was hooked. She loves that the sport is truly for anyone, at any age and skill level.

Jenny has her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Towson University, is a doctor of physical therapy from Rutgers University and holds her CrossFit level 1 certificate. Jenny is originally from a small countryside town in NJ and moved to MD in 2015, more recently moving up to Harford County in 2019.

Everlasting quickly became her “Second home” as you can’t beat the camaraderie and atmosphere. You can find her in the gym either working in house at true sports physical therapy, working out or coaching!

FAVORITE WOD: ANNIE
FAVORITE LIFT: CLEAN & JERK
FAVORITE MOVEMENT: ANYTHING GYMNASTICS!

DAN HIMMER

WEIGHTLIFTING COACH

Dan is a weightlifting coach at Everlasting Fitness, with a strength background stretching back to his high school days. A former high school baseball player, he found weightlifting as a means to get stronger for his sport.

Dan has been a member of EF since it's inception, and has been competing in weightlifting since 2014, lifting in the 85kg, 77kg, and now 81kg weight classes. He is a perennial qualifier for national level meets.

As a weightlifting coach, believes in pushing an athlete beyond their perceived limits and reinforcing the importance of mental toughness in weightlifting.

CAREER BESTS
SNATCH: 123KG
CLEAN & JERK: 166KG

DAVE BARNARD

FACILITIES MANAGER

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