Craig Vitale is the CEO and founder of Combine Training. Craig began his athletic career as a Greenwich Cardinal at Greenwich HS. In his senior season, Craig was named First Team All-FCIAC and First Team All-State for football. Upon graduation, Craig attended the University of Tennessee to play football. After his football career at Tennessee, Craig transferred to the University of Southern Connecticut to complete his degree in Exercise Science. He began his training career at Golds Gym. He then moved to New York Sports Club and was named #1 national trainer in 2001.
Craig has been actively racing in triathlons since 2002, and in full Ironman competitions since 2007. Craig qualified for and competed in the Ironman World Championship and the 70.3 Ironman World Championship in 2010, 2012, and 2014-2017.
He has been named All American Triathlete from 2009 to 2017 each year. Amongst his many clients, Craig trains several of the local sports teams and is the official dry land coach for the YMCA Marlin’s swim team and the three-time triple crown Darien Blue Wave boys and girls swim team. He is also the former head swim coach for Greenwich Academy girls swim team. His professional certifications include NASM, ACE, AAAI-ISMA, AFAA, Athletes Performance Mentorship, FMS 1 – 2 certified and USA Triathlon Level 1 coach.
Nick’s goal is to provide a challenging training environment that will help maximize physical potential, while decreasing the risk of injury. Nick has experience working with adults and youth athletes ranging from high school to the Division I Collegiate level. Nick was a competitive swimmer and was a four-time high school All American.
Nick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health Sciences and a minor in Psychology from the University of Connecticut, and a Master of Science in Sports Science with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning from Hofstra University. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Jeff received his Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Connecticut in 2016. There, he studied Kinesiology with a focus in Strength and Conditioning. Upon graduating, Jeff spent two years serving as an Assistant Strength Coach for the Providence Bruins. This experience, along with his love and passion for the musculo-skeletal system, propelled Jeff to pursue an education in Massage Therapy to better assist athletes with the recovery portion of training. He completed his schooling for massage therapy in September of 2018. Jeff is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and is Sport and Exercise Nutrition certified (Pn1).
Chaz received his Bachelor of Science in Applied Exercise Science from Springfield College in 2020. He was also a proud member of their football team. While at Springfield College, Chaz interned at Powerhouse Training and Army West Point where he worked with both Football and Men’s Lacrosse. Chaz went on to complete his Master’s degree at Merrimack College where he served as the primary Strength & Conditioning Coach for Men’s Basketball, Women’s Swimming, and Men’s/Women’s Throwing. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Nic is a lifelong athlete, competing in football, lacrosse, and rugby. He graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a Bachelor in Physical Education. Thereafter, his passion for coaching led him to pursue his CSCS certification and become a Strength & Conditioning Coach. For the past 6 years, Nic has been working with adult and youth athletes from a variety of sports and backgrounds around the world. His goal is to help athletes and individuals reach their full athletic potential through smart, effective physical and mindset training.
He currently holds a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification through the NSCA, as well as a Certified Performance Nutrition Coach certification (PN-1).
Dylan grew up in Norwalk, CT and played football and basketball for Trinity Catholic. He studied Exercise Science at The College of Charleston and worked as an Exercise Physiologist specializing in sports medicine. Dylan has been passionate about strength and conditioning his entire life and has coached multiple D1 and professional athletes throughout his career. Dylan works with athletes of all ages and hopes to inspire the next generation of athletes to work hard and perform to their maximum capacity. Dylan is currently working towards his CSCS and has future plans to obtain his doctorate in Exercise Physiology to ensure each one of his athletes reaches their true potential.
Diana is a first-generation college graduate with a Master and Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Nutrition from Sacred Heart University. In high school, she was on the soccer and track & field team where she developed a love for fitness, sports, exercise, and the science behind it all! She enjoys lifting, running, boxing, and playing volleyball and soccer recreationally. She received her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). She wants to help athletes and people improve their fitness, performance and live a happy, healthy lifestyle.
Tyler’s training objective is to blend athletic development with injury prevention, creating the best equation for lifelong performance. Tyler attended Hofstra University. There he received a B.S. in Psychology with a double minor in Community Health/Sociology, as well as an M.S. in Sports Science with a focus on Strength and Conditioning. After graduation, Tyler went on to work in a clinical sports rehabilitation setting working as a licensed chiropractic assistant. Tyler combined his strength and conditioning background and applied it to help rehabilitate a wide range of youth and adult clients.
He currently holds a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification through the NSCA, as well as a Level 1 Certification through USA Weightlifting (USAW), and he is a Licensed Chiropractic Assistant (LCA).
Glen is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN) with a master’s degree (MS) in clinical nutrition as well as being a board-certified specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD).
He was the former Team Performance Dietitian for the Boston Red Sox (2017-2020) and the former Team Performance Dietitian for the NY Jets (2013-16).
Glen’s nutritional approach is based on three principles that lead to a healthier lifestyle: eating, exercise, and education.
The focus of the e3 Weight Management System is to help you change your body composition and improve your overall health through the understanding and management of energy.