OUR COACHES

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COACHES

The wealth of fitness knowledge and training experience inside the walls of CrossFit Immersion is unparalleled. Our coaches cater your workouts and movements specifically to your current abilities allowing you to grow and progress safely and consistently.
Rachel Handfinger

Rachel Handfinger

After having two children less than three years apart, Rachel started CrossFit in 2011 to get back in “pre-baby” shape. The incredible boost in confidence and the results she experienced in the first year, motivated her to become a Level 1 certified CrossFit coach, so that she could help others reach their fitness goals. She received her CrossFit Kids certification in 2013 and her CrossFit Level 2 certification in 2018. Rachel developed a CrossFit Kids program as a way to share her love of fitness and nutrition with children. She believes that fitness is a lifelong journey, and having the support of a community that shares similar goals is one of the most amazing things about CrossFit. Rachel is proud to be a part of the CFI community and enjoys helping people reach their fitness goals and experience the benefits of a happy, active, and healthy life.

Brittany Uribe

Brittany Uribe

An enthusiastic and driven athlete who grew up thriving in triathlon and endurance events, Brittany discovered the benefits of CrossFit in 2013 and has been hooked ever since. Besides becoming a dedicated CrossFit Immersion coach, she graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Sciences. She now works to help children in need stay on track with proper nutrition. In 2016, she earned a spot at the CrossFit Atlantic Regionals to compete alongside some of the top female athletes in the region. Along with her dedication to CrossFit, Brittany effortlessly manages to balance the role of motherhood. She is truly a prime example of making dreams come true.

Tino Villarroel

Tino Villarroel

A Palm Beach County Fire Rescue firefighter and paramedic, Fausto was born and raised in Oakland California and has been involved in athletics his entire life. Known as Coach Tino around the gym, his experiences range from collegiate soccer and basic fitness instruction to the modern Japanese martial art known as Aikido. Fausto was immediately drawn to CrossFit after being introduced to it in 2007 as it was radically different from anything he had previously done. Strongly agreeing with the emphasis on proper form and mechanics, and eager to coach others while positively impacting their lives, he completed his Level 1 CrossFit certification in 2008 and has since gone on to complete additional certifications for Level 2, CrossFit Endurance, CrossFit Powerlifting, CrossFit Kettle Bell, and more.

Tania Registre

Tania Registre

Crossfit has been the catalyst that has remarkably changed Tania’s life. Tania has not always been an athlete. She did not play sports growing up and eventually, her lack of exercise and poor eating habits caught up to her. In 2014, she was introduced to CrossFit and was instantly hooked to its constantly varied, functional movements and the diversity of the workouts. There she discovered her inner and outer strength. In March 2015, Tania joined the CFI team and never looked back. Immersion created a family dynamic that is inspirational, encouraging and fun. Crossfit helped Tania develop her full potential in such a positive and dedicated way, which is why she’s very passionate about passing it on to others.

Joanna Magaldo

Joanna Magaldo

A first grade teacher and Level 1 Certified CrossFit coach, Joanna has always maintained a healthy and athletic lifestyle. She started her journey at CrossFit Immersion in 2010 and eventually began searching for a challenge that would take her out of her comfort zone and push her beyond her limits. After her first WOD, she knew she had found the life-changing program she had been looking for and quickly became hooked. Inspired by the great athletes and coaches around her, Joanna was excited for the opportunity to give back and motivate others. Today, she combines her skills as a teacher with her passion for fitness by helping people achieve their health and fitness goals and encouraging them to aim high.

Tonja Evans

Tonja Evans

Always looking for new and competitive sports with a skilled edge of fitness, Tonja fell in love with CrossFit after a friend introduced her to it in 2010. Although she has been running track and competing in martial arts since a young age, she was instantly drawn to the mental and physical challenges CrossFit offers. After seeing its positive impact on her life, she decided to obtain her CrossFit Level 1 Certification and began coaching in 2012. Her passion for living a healthy lifestyle and staying in shape inspires her to help others find their path to fitness and health. During her downtime, you’ll find Tonja competing in half marathons and sprint triathlons, as well as skydiving just for the rush of it.

Jennifer Hill

Jennifer Hill

A life-long health and fitness fanatic, Jennifer Hill’s perception of fitness changed when she discovered CrossFit seven years ago. The strength and confidence she witnessed in other participants inspired her to become a CrossFit member and competitor, and then eventually a CrossFit Immersion coach. Besides obtaining her CrossFit Level 1 certification, she holds certifications in several other disciplines including step aerobics, kettle bell training, boot camps, and TRX classes. Among her greatest fitness accomplishments are making CrossFit Regionals twice and placing in local competitions. At 50, she’s in the best shape her life and able to do exercises she never dreamed possible. She highly recommends CrossFit to anyone who wants to boost their confidence, increase strength, and meet fitness goals.

Alli Willis

Allison Willis

A soccer and fastpitch softball athlete who graduated from San Jose State University in Northern California. Alli has a bachelor’s degree in recreation, hospitality and tourism with a concentration in therapeutic recreation. She got hooked on CrossFit instantly & loves that no matter how good someone gets at CrossFit, there’s always something to improve or get better at. She has been coaching fastpitch softball for 7 years, fitness programs for people with disabilities for 7 years, yoga for 6 years and CrossFit for 1 year. She has completed the Level 1 Crossfit, Yoga Teacher, Spot the Flaw, Judges, and Lesson Planning Certifications.

Taylor Vaandering

Taylor Vaandering

Born in Toronto , Canada and raised right here in Coral Springs, Taylor has lived the definition of an active lifestyle. Taylor joined CrossFit Immersion in 2017, where he soon after become a competitive athlete and traveled around Florida to do CrossFit competitions. He joined the coaching side of CrossFit Immersion in 2019 as a bootcamp and CrossFit kids coach. The days he doesn’t spend in the gym, he spends in school studying to be a firefighter/ paramedic. On his free time he enjoys hanging out with friends, going to the beach and going for runs. He believes if you want something to happen you need to give it 100% and it will happen, slowly but surely.

Josh Whitlatch

Josh Whitlatch

Specializes in Personal Training – Athletic Performance – Weight Loss – Nutrition – Group Fitness and Bootcamps throughout South Florida. Currently ranked as the #1 Speed and Agility Coach for the state of Florida* Josh resides in Coral Springs with his wife, Mariel, and daughter, Penelope. When not breaking a sweat or coaching, He enjoys being outdoors, going to concerts, the beach, Disney World, you name it. He is an avid sports memorabilia collector and love attending athletic events nationwide.

James Caldwell

James Caldwell

James’s background is in boxing, kickboxing, and advanced calisthenics. He enjoys helping people reach their personal fitness goals in the quickest and safest way possible while having fun and by helping them acclimate to a more healthy and active lifestyle. Certified and highly recommended by the World Fitness Association, James is comfortable working with all age groups and fitness levels

Cassie Doran

Cassie Doran

Cassie is part of our IMFIT team. She is passionate about health & fitness and is a true example of hard work and commitment after losing over 60lbs. She was a personal trainer on mega yachts for 2 years and is ready to bring her experience and positive attitude to help our IMFIT members reach their full potential.

Brianna Maxwell

Brianna Maxwell

Brianna is currently a student at FAU studying exercise science & health promotions. She’s been crossfitting since 2015 and coaching since 2019. As a passionate Olympic Weightlifter, we know she’s ready to help you get the most from your workouts and to help our CrossFitters reach their fitness goals.