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©2019 FEARLESS FITNESS LLC 

OUR STAFF

Brandon Rocco

Founder / Owner

Brandon Rocco first started his career in the health and fitness industry while attending college. In 2011 his passion became health and fitness. He started to train friends at school, while playing collegiate rugby and knew this was his found passion. Brandon then earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports and Leisure Management from Eastern Connecticut State University with a concentration in Sports Performance and Sports Management. From there, he became certified as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor from AFFA. Brandon has racked up over 30,000 training hours working with clients of all ages and demographics. Whether it be 1 on 1, small group or large group; clients will get the best overall experience every time they walk through that door. Brandon's creative approach to fitness has catapulted him to this point and the creation of Fearless Fitness.   

Brandon's wealth of knowledge and expertise in the industry makes the structure and overall workout program at Fearless Fitness, one of the best in Connecticut. Brandon knows how to show clients amazing results focusing on hypertrophy, fat loss, strength/power, and cardio conditioning.

Glenn Marcella

General Manager West Hartford

Glenn Marcella is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and a resident of West Hartford. Marcella is a former exercise researcher and 25 year veteran of the fitness training business. He started The Center Studio in 2003 to offer the community a refreshing alternative to the big-box health clubs. He is known to be an innovative instructor, using unconventional methods to produce dramatic, real-life results. Marcella is known for delivering punishing workouts for his adults yet creates a fun and playful experience at the same time. Mr. Marcella is also a specialist in youth athletic conditioning working with young athletes in soccer, hockey and basketball primarily.

Lexy Gonzalez

General Manager Cedar Park Texas

Lexy is a Central Texas native and the full-time owner/operator of Fearless Fitness in Cedar Park, as well as Lead Coach. She is an AFPA certified Personal Training and Group fitness instructor. Lexy and her husband, Frankie Carlson, recently moved to TX from Connecticut where she formerly Managed/Coached at Fearless Fitness in Farmington, CT. Her goal in opening a location in Texas is to expand the Fearless Fitness brand, and continue to implement and grow the concept of functional strength and conditioning training throughout the area.

Training as an athlete has always been a part of her daily life, even after she stopped competing. She has always had a passion for the influence that sports and fitness has on not only one’s wellbeing, but also the impact it can make on uniting a community together. Those two things are what ultimately led her to formerly pursue a career at ESPN in Connecticut.

During her 5+ year career at ESPN, she received two Emmy Awards for her creative work as an Associate Producer on the most successful network shows: Sports Center, College Football Gameday and Mike and Mike.

She currently trains in Crossfit, Powerlifting, and advanced Kettlebell training. Her goal as a coach at Fearless Fitness is to empower people of all fitness levels to believe that they are incredibly strong and can accomplish any goal they put their hearts and minds to.

Greg Hammons

Program Design Director & General Manager Glastonbury

Greg is a former a high school athlete who after being plagued with injuries including a broken back dislocated shoulder and hip decided to pursue a BS from Plymouth State University in Athletic Training to be able to help more young athletes.  After graduating he was in a major car accident and lost 30% of the nerve innervation in his left arm that forced him to change career directions. He began personal training while attending SCSU for a MS in Exercise Science and Cardiac Rehab. Once graduating he decided to remain in the health fitness industry and apply his knowledge and personal experiences to help people make the most of their fitness journey.  

 

Greg has worked with a full demographic of clientele from college athletes to special populations like MS and Parkinson's. No matter the client Greg is known for helping members believe in themselves and not their limitations. Many former clients say they can still hear him in their heads whenever they face a new challenge. Greg is one of the top trainers in the area and brings his wealth of experience and knowledge to the Fearless Fitness Team!

Ian Gotta

Coach (West Hartford / Farmington / Glastonbury)

Ian is a former high school and collegiate wrestler who became an IFA Certified Personal trainer in 2015. He started lifting weights at the age of 13 and fell in love with strength and conditioning. He attended CCSU from 2013 - 2014 and then attended college in Northern Iowa. After going to college he participated in an NPC teen physique competition and placed 4th in his class. His knowledge and coaching style stems from his experience as a martial artist and wrestler.  

Frankie Carlson

Coach (Cedar Park TX)

Frankie has been in athletics since he was a kid. He competed in football, baseball, basketball, wrestling, golf, and hockey and played Division III football for two years at Mount Ida College in Newton, MA. Due to his own personal experience in dealing with collegiate injuries, he wishes to share his knowledge on pre-hab and rehab for the people he coaches.

Frankie has an Associates Degree in Health and Exercise Science from Manchester Community College and has been a fitness coach for almost 4 years.

 

Frankie has trained and coached in a variety of fitness genres, but he is most passionate about kettle bell training. He has studied books and articles written by Dan John and Pavel Tsatsouline, two of the key founders of kettlebell training and has also created and taught kettlebell seminars.

Frankie’s favorite quote and message to anyone and everyone who wishes to live a healthy life is, “If it’s important, do it everyday”. 

Laurie Venora

Coach (West Hartford)

General Manager Southington

Ray Torres

Ray's fitness journey began in high school when he had to go through minor heart surgery and was forced to keep his heart healthy as much as possible. His doctor told him to stay physically fit and eat as healthy as possible. Fast forward to college when he was studying Animation and Video Arts. However he decided that he no longer wanted to work with computers. He then decided he would become a personal trainer and the rest was history.

 

Ray has been a NASM certified trainer for 8 years. Has had his L1 in  Crossfit for 5 of those 8 years. Using the knowledge he's gained to give his clients a workout that pushes them to their limits!

 

Ray enjoys long walks on the beach, playing video games, eating sushi and Squatting some HEAVY WEIGHT!!

Jordan Riley

MMA Director

Jordan Riley is the Founder and Owner of JRMMA. He started his Martial Arts Career learning Kempo Karate under USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame’s Sensei Frank Shekosky at Cromwell Martial Arts in the early 1990s. Excelling in Sparring competitions at a young age, Jordan took up MMA training with Lions Den CT at the age of 14 years old and lunged into learning many other styles of Martial Arts. Boxing, Kickboxing, MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Submission Wrestling, Shoot-Fighting. 

 

At age 17 Jordan enlisted in the US Air Force to become a Military Security Police Officer and was able to continue his training and competed in combat sports while stationed overseas in countries such as Portugal and Japan. After finishing his military duty Jordan moved to Las Vegas, NV for a year where he resided and trained at  Syndicate MMMA with John Wood & Vinny Magalhaes. 

 

Jordan’s mission is to present the opportunity for EVERYONE to train and will continue to Compete, Coach, and Referee in the Field he Loves.