Coaches


Christi Novak - Full Time Coach/Owner


I am a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, ACE-certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor and I hold a Master’s degree in business. I was first introduced to CrossFit in January 2012 and it changed my entire perspective on fitness. I loved how varied each class is. You never know what you’ll be doing next. These broad-range physical challenges truly leave you prepared for anything. Strength, speed, endurance, flexibility, power, agility, coordination and more…CrossFit hits it all. The ultimate definition of fitness. I was hooked from day one and have been using CrossFit methodologies and techniques with my personal training clients and class members ever since. Results have been through the roof. I am so thankful for the opportunity to share my passion with each of you. As a wife and mother of two small children, I am a very family-oriented person and I consider the gym an extension of my family. I’ll be there for you throughout your journey and through motivation, inspiration, and of course a little perspiration I’m sure you’ll go far.

See you in the box!

Crystal Anney


I started CrossFit in January of 2012 to improve my overall fitness. Prior to that, I was a serious long distance runner. In September of 2013, I received my Level 1 CrossFit certification and began coaching that November. I am also a CrossFit Endurance Coach and Level 1 Pose instructor. I have a passion for endurance sports and have trained athletes in Pose running technique as well as programmed them for races of different distances and even triathlons. Additionally, I hold certifications in CrossFit Kettlebell and Olympic Lifting.

Apart from coaching CrossFit, I am also a Physician Assistant and have worked over 10 years with an Orthopedic Sports Medicine practice in Beaver. I have a master's degree in Orthopedic Surgery and I also work in several local Emergency Rooms.
One of my more important and cherished jobs is as a mother. I have two amazing boys that I have been blessed with. You will likely see them at the box as they are becoming big CrossFit Kids fans.

I live by the motto, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. I have a passion to help others overcome their fears and self-doubts. I want to be that positive energy that surrounds them and builds their confidence. I'm looking for to working with the great athletes at CrossFit RITE!

Brandon Lubawy


I am a graduate of Deer Lakes High School and Allegheny College. I have competed as an athlete all of my life in various sports. During my time in school, I developed a strong passion for fitness and nutrition. Over the next decade my methods of achieving fitness constantly evolved until I found CrossFit. I was training for my third marathon when I was invited by a friend to do a workout. It was the 2012 Crossfit Games Open workout 12.1 This workout's goal was to complete a maximum number of burpees in 7 minutes. After years of workouts that lasted hours I couldn't believe how much 7 minutes could hurt. From that day on I was hooked. I was amazed by the results of CrossFit's constantly varied and intense workouts. After a year into CrossFit, I wanted to take my knowledge and growth as an athlete to the next level by becoming a Crossfit Level 1 trainer. Now coaching at CrossFit RITE I get to do something I truly love. I am blessed to have an amazing wife and son. My family comes first which makes it that much more important for me to get the most out of a few workouts a week. I have learned to get the results I want through proper nutrition and supplementation. These areas can make a huge impact on your results so please come to me with any questions. Now chalk up and lift something heavy!

Melissa Tusick


Melissa is a believer in balance. CrossFit allows her to stay connected with her athletic side and continue to progress as a well-rounded, balanced athlete. She played Division I basketball and soccer at Robert Morris University. She is grateful to have found CrossFit as her new outlet, and is extremely enthusiastic about helping others start out on their CrossFit journeys.