Ron Yellin

Owner / Head Coach


Ron is a connoisseur of sorts, and most of his passions have nothing to do with anything fancy. He is a child of the 80’s, raised by the Autobots and trained by the All American GI-Joe.

He likes to keep things simple, and has always involved himself in athletic endeavors. While growing up he played soccer, or at least, chased the ball around and tackled people whenever he had the chance. As a teenager, he found the grungy weight room in one of the most dangerous schools in NY, Great Neck North High. It was here that he learned how to lift weights poorly (until he was honored to be coached by all natural bodybuilder Jean Laguerre).

After a few years, he grew weary of his boring routine and discovered a new passion , Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do, which became his primary training routine in his early twenties. Ron trained with Sifu Dino Orfanos, and has done multiple seminars with Sifu Ted Wong and Sifu Chris Kent.

It was in 2008 when Ron was introduced to CrossFit through a friend, and since then, has become fully engaged in the CrossFit lifestyle. Ron has coached at multiple CrossFit gyms, and during his time living in California, was fortunate enough to train under Max Mormont and John Welbourne at CrossFit Balboa. 

Together with his partner Mike, they have fully embraced the CrossFit community even further by opening up CrossFit Greenpoint.

Ron has over 10,000 hours of coaching experience, which includes coaching athletes to the National level in Weightlifting. 

When not coaching, you can find Ron lifting weights, browsing the internet for cute pictures of cats, and organizing clutter into matching shapes and sizes.


  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

  • CrossFit Level 1

  • CrossFit Level 2

  • USA W Advanced Sports Performance Coach

  • Catalyst Athletics Level 1 Coach

  • Catalyst Athletics Advanced Weightlifting Seminar

  • RRCA Level 1

  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting

  • CrossFit Competitor’s Course

  • CrossFit Kids

  • CrossFit Powerlifting

  • CrossFit Football

  • IKSFA Kettlebell Sport Coach

  • Hybrid Athletics Strongman Seminar

  • Freestyle Connection Seminar with Carl Paoli

  • Outlaw Training Camp

  • Phase 6/6 in Jeet Kune Do

  • Attitude Nation Level 1 Certification/Seminar with Jon North

  • NASM CPT (expired)


  • 2nd place AG - YAI Central Park Challenge

  • 2018 NYC Marathon

  • 2018 Lake George Triathlon - Olympic Distance

  • 2017 NYC Marathon

  • 2016 NYC Open - 1st place - 85kg class - with a qualifying total for the American Open Championships (271kg)

  • 2013 American Open Championships - 16th place - Dallas Texas - 77kg class (265kg)

  • 2013 NYC Open – 2nd place - 77kg class with a qualifying total for the National Weightlifting Championships (257kg)

  • 2012 CrossFit North East Regionals competitor

  • 2010 California State Games - bronze medal – 85kg class