Our Coaches

Cast Iron CrossFit’s coaching staff is made up of educated health and fitness experts dedicated to forging elite fitness. With years of (coaching and fitness) experience, we are well equipped to provide you with the proper guidance and coaching you need to meet the same goals we share with you.

Matthew Franco, Owner and Head Trainer

My life since I can remember has been in around the world of health and fitness. Growing up I was shown that daily physical activity is a MUST and a sound diet is just as important. After obtaining my degree in Biology from Binghamton University, I went on to study Nuclear Medicine Technology at R.I.T. I worked for many of years in the healthcare industry, seeing all ages and stages of disease. What I have learned from my experience in medicine was that lifestyle and nutrition plays a tremendous role on not only our physical well being but also our mental.

I was a successful natural bodybuilder for most of my 20′s, placing in most shows I competed in along with winning an overall title and my Pro Card. I never was satisfied with bodybuilding and that’s when I found CrossFit. Never in my life had I been pushed or motivated like CrossFit pushed me. I was at first only competing with myself and the computer but eventually I found my way into a local box and began the journey I continue to be on.

I am ever searching knowledge both on training and nutrition. I love educating my clients on the HOW and WHY of CrossFit and not just the ‘CAUSE IT WORKS’ approach. Yes it does work and it will give you results and change your life but with me, you’ll also understand why.


  • CrossFit Level 1
  • 2013 CrossFit Games Regional Competitor
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Level 1
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • CrossFit Kids
  • CrossFit Level 2 Prep Course
  • CrossFit Power Lifting
  • USAW Certified Coach
  • IKFF Certified Kettlebell Instructor
  • Zone Anti-Inflammation Diet Specialist

Education: Bachelor of Science, Biology, Binghamton University
Certificate Nuclear Medicine Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology

Joe Cabrera, Trainer

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  • CrossFit Level 1