Our Team

Keith "Show Pony" Hurd

Owner - Head Coach

Keith has been training athletes using the CrossFit methodology since 2007. During his athletic career he has been a long distance runner and played basketball and tennis. In his pre-CrossFit life he was a personal trainer and the front of house manager for a variety of fine dining establishments.

Keith’s training philosophy is to help his athletes master the fundamentals and achieve consistency before adding intensity. He emphasizes this in his programming for CFWS, allowing our athletes to work on proper form and avoid injury as they become stronger, faster, and increase their endurance.

Keith is the proud father of twins and lives in Westchester with his beautiful wife, Kristen.

Certifications:
CrossFit Level I
CrossFit Level II
CrossFit Endurance
CrossFit Gymnastics
USAW Olympic Lifting

Somerton Lester

Coach

Somerton found his passion for fitness during his time in the Australian military. Once he ended active service, he saw the need for to help other people tackle their fitness obstacles. His coaching philosophy is based upon leadership, teaching, and being an ambassador who can provide simple and effective directions and cues to help his clients improve. In his spare time, he’s not afraid to “geek out” and eat butter like it’s an entrée.

Certifications:
CrossFit Level I
Australian Institute of Fitness Master Trainer Certified Level III & IV

Libby Geiger

Coach

Libby went from lifting cheerleaders in college to lifting barbells at CrossFit classes in 2008. CrossFit appealed to Libby mostly because of the community and her desire to stay competitive after a lifetime of being an athlete. Yes, cheerleading is a sport! 
A diagnosis of Crohn's disease and a life-altering surgery changed Libby’s motivation behind her training and diet.  In 2017, she made the decision to help others use proper nutrition and an active lifestyle to help overcome their personal obstacles.  Libby became a coach through the CFWS internship program while also working full-time in marketing.

Certifications:
CrossFit Level I
CrossFit Gymnastics
CrossFit Dumbbells
CrossFit Kids
Power Monkey Camp 2017

Mandy “Dainty Inferno” Moreno

Mandy “Dainty Inferno” Moreno

Coach

A weightlifter since she was 12 years old, Mandy started CrossFit as a way to supplement her training as a roller derby player. Before becoming a coach through CFWS’ coaching internship program, she earned her Ph.D. in social psychology at Rutgers and had a career in quantitative market research.

Mandy’s coaching philosophy focuses on finding an athlete’s strengths and working hard to improve weaknesses by mastering the fundamentals while emphasizing the mental aspects of training. She believes mental and physical health are closely intertwined and a diversity of approaches are needed to achieve overall well-being.
Mandy lives in Park Slope with two cats, Queen and Jake, and her ridiculously tiny dog, Ruby.

Certifications:
CrossFit Level I
CrossFit Mobility