PRIMUS Fitness

Training Staff

Dr. Joey Guinto

Owner/Operator
Experience:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • FAKTR Certified
  • Sports Chiropractor

Joseph Guinto DC, MS is a chiropractor that focuses in sports injuries and rehab, he is passionate about movement, and loves CrossFit as a way to help people move better. Expect a lot of attention to mechanics and proper self care during the workouts! Dr Joey uses Chiropractic and acupuncture to help people get better, and CrossFit to stay better!

Mike Miranda

Born in Orlando, Mike is a UCF grad with a Masters in Exercise Science. He also spent 5 years in the US Army Infantry training training soldiers from all walks of life. In his off time he likes to spend time with his wife and outdoors.

 

Nate Caro

Coach Nate CaroMy name is Nate Caro. I’ve been a Primus member/Coach since 2019 and have been Crossfitting since late 2017 when I was 17 years old. I obtained my Crossfit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1) certificate about a year later. Crossfit has been a big part of my life so far and it helped prepare me for a very big roadblock. Early 2019 I was involved in a motorcycle accident that left me paralyzed from the chest down. Because I was physically fit before the accident I was able to get a jump start into fighting for my recovery. My main priority along with coaching is getting back on my feet and making a full recovery from a spinal injury to inspire others to do the same. Check out my Youtube channel called Nate’s Recovery Channel to witness the miracle. Through God’s will and my effort IT WILL HAPPEN .Until then I’ll be your afternoon coach on Tuesdays ,Thursdays, and Saturday mornings making sure that you are pushed, motivated, and challenged. The Primus family has been great to me and will be the same for you. Come join this great family.

Ben O’Grady, aka “OG”

Assistant Coach

Ben rowed competitively in college at the University of Florida and spent 10 years as a professional coach with stops at UCF, Florida Tech, Texas, Duke, and Louisville. He is one of the longest tenured members of PRIMUS CrossFit, having spent over nine years at the gym.

Ben currently coaches our Strongman classes, as well as assists with general CrossFit programming. He spent years competing in CrossFit throw-downs at the RX and Masters level, and has competed four times at Wodapalooza Miami and twice at Crush Games. Ben is a lifelong athlete and fitness enthusiast.

Nicole Nasrallah, aka “NAS”

Assistant Coach
I have been an active member of Primus CrossFit since December of 2013 and became a coach in December of 2019. I currently hold a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1) certificate. I hope to motivate people the way CrossFit has motivated me; to live a healthy and active lifestyle. I love this community here and consider them family.

I am also the Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator and the Associate Director of Bands at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Florida. I have been teaching in Orange County since 2001. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from the University of Florida and a Master of Music Education from Boston University.

Natasha Garraway, aka “Nat”

Natasha Garraway

Assistant Coach
Loves: Long Endurance Workouts, Chippers are my jam!
Dislikes: Kettlebell Snatches
Fun Fact: Never have I ever had a pancake. Yup, it’s true!

I have been an athlete most of her life, participating in competitive cheerleading, gymnastics and lacrosse at the collegiate level during my time at Rollins College. I worked for the Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA) immediately following my time at Rollins and bring 6 years of cheerleading and gymnastics coaching to the team.

For me, when it comes to CrossFit, it was love at first lift! I have been an active part of the CrossFit community for the last 8 years and couldn’t be more thrilled about the transition from Primus Member to Coach. I believe that Helping others attain their personal goals is one of the most rewarding feelings. Ever since I stopped playing competitive sports, I have missed the camaraderie and competitiveness that those sports bring. CrossFit brought that back into my life and has carried me to the best shape of my life. The support and friendships in the box is inspirational. It is amazing to think many of our athletes have not even scratched the surface of what they are capable of achieving. I look forward to helping you work towards your next PR or goal!

Alexis Patterson

I graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors in Sports and Exercise Science and a minor in Health Science. Fitness has always been a major part of my life as I grew up playing soccer. I played on multiple competitive teams and travelled all over Central Florida for 13 years. I’ve been a member of Primus since March 2012 and was officially welcomed to the coaching staff in February 2021. I’ve seen firsthand how CrossFit has pushed me to attain my health and fitness goals and now I look forward to motivating others to doing the same.

 

Lise Carrion aka “The Mechanic”

Lise Carrions

Lise became interested in massage when her son was born prematurely in 2000, weighing in at 1lb 81/2 oz and could not be held for 1 1/2 months. The first time she held him, it was a kangaroo hold (skin-to-skin) and immediately his breathing improved, simply because he was touched. “I began to think about how the power of touch was so powerful and what could I do with this for others. I love being a Massage Therapist. It is my ministry to serve and heal how God leads my hands.”

Lise graduated from Florida College of Natural Health in 2003 and has been practicing ever since. She is a Kinesio Taping practitioner.