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Scott B.

Success Story

I am a 62 year old retired mathematics teacher. I am married with 2 adult daughters. I have been competing in USPSA pistol for 20 years. . .

I have never felt mentally old, but I began to feel my physical limitations- getting up in the morning my knees would ache, and after I would do something physical, I would get really intensely sore.

So I started looking for a gym and saw people working out in here when I stopped by the hardware store. The first time I tried to stop in the gym was closed, so I stopped by again the next day and met Coach Brendan and… the rest is history.  Now, I like the functional fitness, I really believe in doing just that. I’m like a squirrel, I never stop moving to the next thing. So, I like that you never know what’s going to come up the next day. . .


My initial motivation for joining the gym was to find a reasonable place to workout to sport my sport ( competitive shooting). Now I’ve grown more toward improving my general fitness outside of my sport. I have had to readjust over the last month or so I am able to do all of my competition training and still come here without burning out. . .


The only limitation that you have is between your ears. The first time I came here I was intimidated- by the abilities of the people around me, the jargon, the movements, the fear that I couldn’t keep up- but I came anyway. People here are welcoming and supportive, so do it. . .

 


I want to thank all of the people, the coaches and other participants, who have been here with me for the past year plus. You hear all the time to never meet your idol, or put someone up on a pedestal, because they will disappoint you. And never in my life would did I think that I would meet someone who broke that… Brendan has been the exception.

When I see his body- his sacrifice- and the level of fitness that he maintains, which is 3x harder than everyone else does, and knowing if he didn’t do all of that what kind of state he would be in. He is overcoming. Every. Day. The single minded focus that he has… He took the initiative to heal himself and won the Working Wounded Games as an arm amputee. He is so compelling… so inspirational. How can you say no to a guy like that?


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Nikki M.

Success Story

I am a 36 year old mother of three and I have been here for two years. I started working out again at 33, before that I was a runner…. that didn’t run. My brother told me at a cookout that I was a ‘former athlete’, which ignited my fire within.

I wanted to show him that I still am an athlete. I started powerlifting, I wanted to try CrossFit and that lead me to find SS&C. . .

It made me more confident. I never trusted that I would be able to weight lift or be in the gym. I’m proud of what I can accomplish. . .

Give it time and it will probably be one of the best decisions you’ve made in your life. . .

I am very, very grateful for the people and coaches I have in the gym. It has gotten me through so much physically and mentally – even if I come to the gym in a bad mood or having a bad day. I leave smiling and laughing. This is the best place with the best people.

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Stephane S.

Success Story

I’m from France, moved here five years ago for the love of my husband. I work in a restaurant because I love everything about food! Never been into the gym until I found you guys. 

I was desperate. Never heard of of Crossfit before, saw an advertisement for the six week challenge, and really needed help.




When asked what I like most about Crossfit, I'd say a lot. It has made me more confident. I never trusted that I would be able to weight lift or be in the gym.


I’m proud of what I can accomplish.



Don’t wait a minute! Just come. I didn’t think I could and I do, that’s why I brought my sister while she was visiting from France. If I can do it anyone can! 



I want to thank the coaches and people. It’s not a competition, everyone is welcoming and I love you all; even though I hate you during the workout!!

 
 

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FITNESS THAT FITS YOU

No matter where you are on your fitness journey, Strategic Strength & Conditioning is here so you can get to where you want to be. We can help you recover from an injury or become a CrossFit pro -- your goals are within reach. Our program is structured to teach you the proper form and technique, and our team will help you perfect movements to ensure you get the best, safest experience possible. We offer a variety of programs with options ranging from personal training and group classes to CrossFit for teens. This is functional fitness to last you a lifetime.

WHAT WE ARE MADE OF

ABOUT STRATEGIC S&C

SS&C was founded in 2015 between a small group and a large need to workout somewhere safely. Head Coach Brendan had just come off of winning the Working Wounded Games, conquering the SEALFIT 20x challenge, and came back to not having a gym to call home. So under the urging of Coach Elise, a business friend,( and a couples of beers) we decided to open our own gym in our very own garage.

Coach Brendans’ reputation quickly attracted clients and motivated fitness people alike, wanting to make the dream a reality. Soon we were able to move to the facility we are at now. As we grow we continue to look back at the reasons why we felt the need to take action; a place of humble people who want to get better. So welcome, and GO TO THE GYM!

TRIBE LEADERS

Brendan Ferreira

Owner, Head Coach

CF L-2/ CF Competitiora/ USAW L-1Brendan Ferreira, head coach of Strategic Strength & Conditioning, was medically retired at the rank of SSG from the US Army after a nearly fatal...

CF L-2/ CF Competitiora/ USAW L-1Brendan Ferreira, head coach of Strategic Strength & Conditioning, was medically retired at the rank...

CF L-2/ CF Competitiora/ USAW L-1Brendan Ferreira, head coach of Strategic Strength & Conditioning, was...

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Elise Ferreira

Owner, General manager

CF-L2 / CF-L1 / CF Striking / YRT200 / Adaptive YogaOriginally from Connellsville, PA, General Manager Elise Ferreira followed her father and mother's footsteps and joined military. For 6 years...

CF-L2 / CF-L1 / CF Striking / YRT200 / Adaptive YogaOriginally from Connellsville, PA, General Manager Elise Ferreira followed her...

CF-L2 / CF-L1 / CF Striking / YRT200 / Adaptive YogaOriginally from Connellsville, PA, General...

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Kelly Ebel

Customer Relations

Began personal training with Coach Brendan in 2016 with little to no prior athletic background. Kelly did six rounds of Coach B's four week Strongman Program, six week boot camp...

Began personal training with Coach Brendan in 2016 with little to no prior athletic background. Kelly did six rounds of...

Began personal training with Coach Brendan in 2016 with little to no prior athletic background....

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Ron Lima

Coach

Endurance SpecialistCF-L1Ron has been doing Crossfit now for six years. His roots began at Crossfit Prowess, where he discovered his love for the sport and competed in both masters and...

Endurance SpecialistCF-L1Ron has been doing Crossfit now for six years. His roots began at Crossfit Prowess, where he discovered his...

Endurance SpecialistCF-L1Ron has been doing Crossfit now for six years. His roots began at Crossfit...

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Scott Malek

Coach

Sports Specialist CF-L1 A lifelong athlete in several sports, baseball in particular, Scott's athletic career was cut short due to a shoulder injury in college. The physical limitations of the...

Sports Specialist CF-L1 A lifelong athlete in several sports, baseball in particular, Scott's athletic career was cut short due to...

Sports Specialist CF-L1 A lifelong athlete in several sports, baseball in particular, Scott's athletic career...

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Jay Ski

Coach

Self Defense SpecialistCF-L1 Jay Wisnewski is a CF-L1 trainer who works with Strategic CrossFit to enable clients to obtain greater levels of fitness and increase mental toughness. Jay has a vast...

Self Defense SpecialistCF-L1 Jay Wisnewski is a CF-L1 trainer who works with Strategic CrossFit to enable clients to obtain greater...

Self Defense SpecialistCF-L1 Jay Wisnewski is a CF-L1 trainer who works with Strategic CrossFit to...

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McKayla Costa

Coach

Gymnastics SpecialistCF-L1 / CF Gymnastics / B.S. Exercise Science  A graduate of UMASS Boston with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, she is passionate about holistic and preventative approaches to...

Gymnastics SpecialistCF-L1 / CF Gymnastics / B.S. Exercise Science  A graduate of UMASS Boston with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise...

Gymnastics SpecialistCF-L1 / CF Gymnastics / B.S. Exercise Science  A graduate of UMASS Boston with...

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OUR STORIES

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Scott B.
Success Story

I am a 62 year old retired mathematics teacher. I am married with 2 adult daughters. I have been competing in USPSA pistol for 20 years. . .I have never felt mentally old, but I...

I am a 62 year old retired mathematics teacher. I am married with 2 adult daughters. I have been competing in USPSA pistol for 20 years. . .I have never felt mentally old, but I began to feel my physical limitations- getting up in the morning my knees would ache, and after I would do something physical, I would get really intensely sore. So I...

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Nikki M.
Success Story

I am a 36 year old mother of three and I have been here for two years. I started working out again at 33, before that I was a runner…. that didn’t run. My brother...

I am a 36 year old mother of three and I have been here for two years. I started working out again at 33, before that I was a runner…. that didn’t run. My brother told me at a cookout that I was a ‘former athlete’, which ignited my fire within.I wanted to show him that I still am an athlete. I started powerlifting, I...

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Stephane S.
Success Story

I’m from France, moved here five years ago for the love of my husband. I work in a restaurant because I love everything about food! Never been into the gym until I found you guys. I...

I’m from France, moved here five years ago for the love of my husband. I work in a restaurant because I love everything about food! Never been into the gym until I found you guys. I was desperate. Never heard of of Crossfit before, saw an advertisement for the six week challenge, and really needed help.When asked what I like most about Crossfit, I'd say a lot. It...

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