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Todd Vitale

Founder & Performance Coach

Todd Vitale, owner of Division 1 Prep and former owner of C4 Training is best recognized for his scientifically structured training programs. Todd has been an elite athlete since his college days, when he played football for the University of Pittsburgh. His accolades include All County and All State titles for defensive tackle in CT during his high school years. Todd was also one of USA Today’s top prospect defensive tackles in the country in 1993.

More recently, Todd is both a triathlete and an Ironman.  “It’s important to understand what kind of training it takes to play a Division 1 Sport or compete in a triathlon when tailoring a sports specific training regimen for my clients,” says Vitale.  These experiences propelled Todd into the fitness industry. “To be able to motivate my clients on a daily basis and witness their inner pride as they surpass their personal goals is why I chose this profession. It is a rewarding experience for me,” says Vitale.

Todd is both a coach and a mentor for his adolescent and collegiate athletes. Division 1 Prep was founded in 2012 and has held the title of “Best of Greenwich” for three consecutive years. “I wouldn’t be where I am today, if it wasn’t for the support of my clients,” says Vitale.  “Here at Division 1 Prep, we are a family. Everyone knows everyone and the older athletes set examples for the younger athletes.”  Todd has prepared many high school athletes for their future in Division 1 level sports in many prestigious schools.  With the competition that exists when applying for college, mastering a sport is a great advantage for the applicants.

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Peter Montpelier

Performance Coach
Peter Montpelier “Coach Pete” has been in the Strength and Conditioning field since June of 1992. He is certified as a Westside Barbell Special Strengths Coach and the United States Weightlifting USAW Sports Performance Coach.
Coach Pete serves as the strength and conditioning coach for Mount Vernon Boys basketball, a NY State perennial power, as well as Stepinac High School basketball and Fordham Prep track and field & football teams. He is the original founder of Destination: College, a 501 C3 not for profit organization whose mission is to take the drive, dedication, and ambitions exhibited by high school athletes and channel these into building a strong academic base. He is married to Joanna Nicole Montpelier and has three children.
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Corey Mack

Performance Coach

Corey grew up in Stamford and attended the University of Connecticut and University of Bridgeport, graduating with a B.A. in history and M.S. in education. During this time he also pursued his interest in outdoor education, which eventually led him to coach and guide children and adults in skiing and various other outdoor adventure sports in California.

After moving back to Connecticut to pursue his teaching career, Corey needed another means to maintain his fitness and health and was introduced to the team at Carozza Fitness and CrossFit Sound Beach. The training was unlike anything he had ever done before and it kept him coming back for three years. Now, as a coach, he hopes to combine his passion for teaching with his love of CrossFit in order to help others acquire and perfect the skills needed to achieve their goals as athletes.

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Mike Palomba

Performance Coach

Mike was born and raised in Stamford CT and has been playing sports since he was 5 years old. He has played baseball and football at the highest level since he has entered high school. He was selected to the All-FCIAC team three years in a row for both sports. After taking a few years off from these sports due to injury, he found CrossFit.

CrossFit has allowed him to compete at a high level of fitness and has now become his life passion. He received a certificate as a level 1 CrossFit trainer and has over 5 years of coaching experience with youth athletes. Mike has competed in many individual CrossFit competitions and has placed first in each one he entered. He has sacrificed many hours of the day to his training and looks forward to working hard as an athlete to reach the regional competition this year, and possibly the CrossFit Games one day. Mike is very dedicated as a coach to help all people to reach their goal of fitness.

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Ray Zimlin

Performance Coach

Ray is a former collegiate hockey and lacrosse player, and played lacrosse at the international level in the 2014 World Lacrosse Championships in Denver, CO. During Christmas break from school he stumbled into a local crossfit gym in Staten Island so he could do his off season workouts. His first day in the gym he did the benchmark workout “Cindy” as his first crossfit workout and immediately got hooked. In addition to being a crossfit, and olympic weightlifting coach, Ray has a background in Strenght and Conditioning, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Training. He works with young athletes regularly as a lacrosse coach, and a sport specific strength and conditioning coach.

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Bill Curcio

Performance Coach

Bill has been a personal trainer for 15 years. He is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as well as a certified CPR/Swim Instructor. He attended CrossFit level one course. He has competed in over 25 sprint and Olympic triathlons, 8 half Ironman triathlons and 4 Ironmans. His passion towards preparing himself for his races is apparent in his training programs at Division1Prep.

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Cuyler Bell

Yoga Instructor

Cuyler holds a BA from St. Lawrence University where she spent three years of her time there on the dance team. She has been an athlete all her life, playing field hockey, lacrosse and ice hockey for over eight years. She has practiced yoga for ten years and has been certified through Core Power Yoga since 2013. She teaches a power vinyasa that will clear your mind, strengthen your body, and alleviate stress!