Success Stories

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Moises De La Cruz

The Why:

  • At 28 years old I hit the heaviest weight I’ve ever , been of 261 lb
  • I was Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes & being medicated for high blood pressure & high cholesterol

The How:

  • 18 months later I switched to plant based diet
  • 3 months after that I began training with CrossFit Steed 

The Results:

  • I began CrossFit steed at 238lb 
  • After 18 months I hit my lowest weight of 203 lb 
  • I'm now 197 lbs & have been off all medications with below average risk of everything I had previously been medicated for

“When I began at CrossFit Steed, I was unsure if I could handle the workouts & intensity; but the coaches saw something in me at the time that I didn’t see in myself”

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Pasquale DeAngelis

 The Why:

  • I weighed the heaviest I’ve ever been at 380 lbs.
  • Health concerns with high cholesterol and on the verge of fatty liver disease 
  • 3 children, all under 3 years old. A drastic change was needed… “it’s now or never”.

The How:

  • Nutrition Coaching & CrossFit Training

The Results:

  • Lost 75 lbs in 5 months
  • Lost 9 inches off waist and 2 inches off neck
  • Complete Energy boost and overhaul as I can stay alert and lively while playing with my kids throughout the entire day
  • Total cholesterol down under 200, the 1st time since I’m 20 years old!
  • Reversal of the risk of fatty liver disease as of my last blood test

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Marlon Tropeano

 The Why:

  • Type 1 diabetic, taking over 50 units of insulin per day just to get by
  • Recently put on additional Cholesterol medications
  • I was 49 years old and a change was needed if I’m going to be here for my 6 year old daughter throughout her life

The How:

  • CrossFit Training & Nutrition Coaching

The Results:

  • Lost 20 lbs in 8 weeks 
  • “I’m under 200 lbs for the first time in I can’t remember how long… and I’ve even gotten stronger!”
  • Cut 3″ off my stomach, 2″ off my waist and 1.5″ off my neck
  • Insulin intake down to 9+12 day/night (21 total units down from 55)
  • Cut average blood sugar down to 100 from 250


"Crossfit Steed saved my life plain and simple. I can't say how grateful my 6 year old daughter is for everything. All I can say is a huge thank you"

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Chris Renna

 The Why:

  • My 9 year daughter suffered from kidney disease and was in need of a transplant. We couldn't wait much longer and needed to make this happen now!
  • I was a match but in order for me to donate my kidney to her I needed to be at a specific weight and body fat percentage

The How:

  • Personal Training & Nutrition Coaching

The Results:

  • Lost 35 lbs in under 90 days
  • Surgery has since taken place and has been great a success!


"Words can't begin to express how grateful I am to you for helping me plan, create & start my weight loss journey. Not only are you a dear friend but you have become a mentor for me throughout this process. For that, I will be forever greatful"

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Louis Garcia

 The Why:

  • At 265 lbs. I am the heaviest I have ever been
  • Getting older and heavier present much greater health risks especially with a young marriage and very young children
  • I want to look good in my clothes, at the pool in summer, in my suits at work, in general – it’s time for a change
  • no more t-shirts at the pool!

The How:

  • CrossFit Training & Nutrition Coaching

The Results:

  • I got down to 225lbs – lost 40 lbs in 60 days
  • Down to size 32/24 pants waist from size 40
  • Maintained weight loss for 90 days and counting

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Anthony Ferrante

The Why:

  • I was about 30 years old and I realized things were getting out of control when I weighed in at 388 pounds. Something needed to be done and fast!

The How:

  • Nutrition coaching & training
  • Vinny helped me realize that I could still eat delicious food and I am in no way bored or hungry!

The Results:

  • Lost 100 pounds in just 8 months


“This changed my life and perhaps even saved it!”