Shawn BandelOwner/Head coach

Shawn grew up in Syracuse, New York and was a natural athlete from the start. As a little boy, he could, and would, play ball for hours on end until his parents finally had to drag him inside. His non-stop energy led him into gymnastics, where he competed all the way through high school. Post high school, Shawn attended New York University and completed his Bachelors in Finance while racing competitively in road cycling, mountain biking, and motocross racing.

Shawn’s athletic background has left him with a strong sense of discipline and the know how to stay focused, train smart, and take his game to the next level. He is not afraid of going hard, taking risks, and putting it all out on the line to take home the victory. As a CrossFitter, his adventurous attitude, disciplined nature, and competitiveness have all led him to strive to be an incredible coach, mentor, athlete, and friend to all of the CrossFit Julia members.


CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CrossFit Endurance Certified, CrossFit Competition Training Certified