We’ve got the best coaches in the business. Learn more about them.


BRICK’s coaches are highly qualified and will make sure you get a great, intense workout while staying as safe as possible.

Ryan Nightingale

  • Head Coach
  • CrossFit, B|Fit, 6 Week Challenge and B|X Coach
  • CrossFit L1
  • PTA Global
  • ASFA
  • Former Gymnast at UIC

Lauren Gremizzi

  • B|Fit, and B|X Coach
  • B.S. Kinesiology
  • UIC Athletics Advising
  • M.S. Candidate, Kinesiology: Sport Psychology & Health Promotions
  • Former D-1 Swimmer for the University of Nevada Las Vegas

Johnny Vu

  • CrossFit Coach
  • CrossFit L1, L2
  • Shape Magazine Top 50 Trainer
  • North Central Regional Competition Director
  • CrossFit HQ Seminar Staff Trainer

Alyssa Yoshino

  • GM
  • CrossFit, B|Fit, and B|X Coach
  • CrossFit L1
  • ACE Certified
  • Loves Sharks

Sean Appelson

  • CrossFit, B|Fit, B|X Coach
  • CrossFit L-1
  • B.S. Cybersecurity at DePaul
  • Former Wrestler
  • Former Rugby Athlete for Fairfield Yankees Rugby Football Club

Taylor Roberts

  • CrossFit, B|Fit, B|X Coach at BRICK Chicago
  • Coach at South Loop Strength and Conditioning
  • CrossFit L1, L2
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • Mobility WOD
  • RYT 200hrs
  • Competitive CrossFit Athlete at South Loop Strength and Conditioning