"I knew that if I failed I wouldn't regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying."
Meet the Remix Team.... Owners, Trainers, New Member Team
Jason Cavell- Owner/Athlete
Jason Cavell is a licensed CrossFit Level 1 trainer and graduated from the University of Mount Unoin in 2005 with a degree in Business Administration. Jason competed locally in basketball and football at Riverside High School, and he then went on to play football for the Purple Raiders at Mount Union, where he was a four year letterman and member of the 2002 and 2003 national championship teams. Jason gained great experience with Mount Union's renowned strength and conditioning programs, but believes CrossFit takes those fundamental movements to the next level. He loves that CrossFit combines every aspect of fitness with added intensity, and he has seen first hand how CrossFit yields superior and more efficient results. Jason believes that CrossFit is a lifestyle, and thinks that CrossFit Remix can create a community where members are motivated, educated, and encouraged to work as a team to meet and exceed individual fitness goals, no matter what those aspirations are. Jason resides in Painesville with his wife Michelle and son Benjamin. He is also the owner of Ohio Payroll Plus in Painesville; a family owned and full service payroll company that he co-founded with his brother. Jason looks forward to seeing you in CrossFit Remix soon!
John Patriarca - Owner/Athlete
John Patriarca is a licensced CrossFit Level I trainer and graduated from the University of Dayton in 2008 with a degree in Business Administration. John has been heavily influenced by sports and fitness his entire life. He was a local athlete at Lake Catholic High School, where he was a member of the 2001-02 State Championship football team. John began his partnership with CrossFit Remix during the grand opening in the early part of 2013. He believes the community at Remix is the best in the area, and has the ability to take every member to their highest potential as an athlete and as an individual. When John is away from Remix, he can usually be found working at P3 Financial Group; a locally owned and operated financial services firm he co-founded with his brother in 2011. John is excited to see what the future holds for CrossFit Remix and hopes to see you soon!
Daniel Austin - Owner/CrossFit Athlete
Dan Austin (Danimal) is a licensed CrossFit Level I trainer. He became involved with Crossfit in February 2013 with Crossfit RemiX and hasn’t looked back since. Crossfit has offered a challenging and competitive atmosphere that keeps him coming back for more. To become a successful Crossfit athlete, Dan stresses the importance of using proper technique when working out. The community that has been built at Crossfit RemiX offers strong support and guidance for every individual to push their limits. Fitness and athletics have always been a focus in Dan’s life. He has been a strong multi-athletic competitor since a young age. Throughout his athletic career, he has held multiple records in both his schools and community. Taking on his role as a coach at Crossfit RemiX Dan strives to help all members achieve the impossible and feel confident about their workout when leaving the box. He hopes to see you walking in the doors of Crossfit RemiX soon to help you achieve superior fitness.
Chris Chavez - Licensed Trainer/CrossFit Athlete
Chris Chavez is a licensed CrossFit Level I trainer and graduated from Cleveland State University with a degree in Art Education. Chris competed locally in football at Riverside High School, and he then went on to play football for Thiel College. Chris has been involved in CrossFit since 2011 and has been actively coaching for 2 years. Chris began CrossFit weighing 194lbs, in the first year of CrossFit Chris lost 30lbs by staying consistent with his training and diet. CrossFit has changed Chris’ training methodology from slow and monotonous to high intensity and very challenging. Chris believes that CrossFit provides the best training regiment if your goal is to become “fit”. Chris’ goals are to help our members become fit and to help them accomplish their everyday tasks in a positive mindset. Chris currently resides in Painesville and looks forward to seeing you at CrossFit Remix!!
Mike Rutkowski -
Olympic Lifting Coach/Licensed Trainer/CrossFit Athlete
Mike Rutkowski is a resident of Cleveland, Ohio and competed locally at St. Edward High School where he was 4-year starter for the Varsity Soccer Team, earning All Greater Cleveland, All-County and All-Ohio honors. Mike graduated from Tiffin University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration, Computer & Information Technology. While at Tiffin, he was a member of the Men’s soccer and football teams. Mike’s passion for strength and condition came from his high school P.E/weightlifting coach, and has continued to grow since joining the CrossFit community. CrossFit gave Mike a new perspective on training, and he was hooked instantly. CrossFit has continued to challenge Mike to become a better athlete, but also as a coach and example for members. His passion to compete is equally matched by his passion to help other realize they are capable of more, and to help them succeed their goals in the gym.
Dominic Rossi - Licensed Trainer/CrossFit Athlete
Dominic Rossi was born and raised in Northeast Ohio and fitness has always been a big part of his life. From grade school through high school Dominic participated in multiple sports such as football, baseball, wrestling, golf and track & field. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology in 2011. During and after college he tried many different kinds of workout programs but nothing push him past his mental and physical limits until he found CrossFit. It took just two sessions and he was hooked. One year after finding CrossFit he become a CFL1 certified coach and is excited to help others improve their fitness and overall health. “The thing I love most about CrossFit is how it tests a person’s “will”, not many sports can claim that. It allows people to push past their limits and beyond what they think they can do. CrossFit improves your life in so many ways other than just fitness and that’s why it can become so addicting.” Working with athletes to help them achieve the things they never thought they could and witnessing how excited they get when they finally reach their goals I think is one of the best feelings in the world.
Amanda Austin -
Licensed Trainer/CrossFit Athlete
Amanda Austin was born and raised in Ohio with athletics and fitness being an important part of her life. Amanda competed in multiple sports as a child but found a niche in volleyball. She has been a volleyball coach for the past 9 years with experience at both the high school level at Lake Catholic and the Junior Olympic level at Eastside Volleyball Club. Combining her love for athletics and working with children led Amanda to amazing careers as a coach and an educator. She graduated from Cleveland State University in 2012 with her Bachelors in Early Childhood Education and is currently pursuing her Masters in Educational Technology through Ashland University while working as a 4th grade teacher for Mentor Public Schools. In February of 2013 Amanda walked into CrossFit Remix and was hooked. Remix has brought elements of challenge and competition to her life that keeps her coming back every day. As a coach, she likes to push her athletes to conquer their doubts and support their fitness goals in any way she can. Amanda is looking forward to seeing you walk in the doors of Remix soon!
Gaby Trudeau is a certified Crossfit Level I trainer and graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2012 with a degree in Finance. She started diving at the age of 6 and went on to compete on the Canadian national team for 5 years before she got a full-scholarship to dive for the University of Tennessee. She was a Freshman All-American, 4 year letterman and team captain. She moved to the Cleveland area a few years ago to work for Avery Dennison and was encouraged by her roommate to try Crossfit. It only took Gaby 2 classes to get hooked! For Gaby, Crossfit has opened a door to a new and healthier lifestyle. Also, Gaby’s family is still in Canada so she loves that Crossfit Remix is a family and a place to hang out and get a stellar workout with friends. She also loves the competitive aspect of Crossfit and the mental challenge. In her opinion, Crossfit Remix offers workout that can be tailored to anyone’s abilities and goals. The tailoring of workout is one of her favorite thing about Crossfit; there is always a way to make it harder or easier and adapt it to each individual’s skill level. She recently started training for some triathlons and hopes to complete her first IRONMAN* within the next few years. Gaby has a lot of different fitness interest and is excited to help our team make your experience at Crossfit Remix the best it can be!!
Dan Patriarca - Licensed Trainer/CrossFit Athlete
Dan Patriarca is a licensed CrossFit Level I trainer that graduated from the University of Dayton in 2007 with a degree in Business Administration. Dan has been involved in sports his entire life, competing as an athlete at Lake Catholic on the 2001 State Championship football team and the wrestling team, and coaching football ever since. Now the Head Coach of the freshman team at Lake Catholic after coaching at the youth level for seven years, he has been working with young athletes for a long time and has developed a deep appreciation for competition and fitness. Dan began his CrossFit journey in 2013 at CrossFit Remix strictly to lose weight, but it quickly became a lifestyle change for him as he strives to be more fit, healthy, and active every year. He believes that CrossFit offers a unique opportunity to create a better version of yourself each day both mentally and physically, and his passion to help others realize this led him to becoming a coach in 2015. Outside of the gym, Dan lives and works in Painesville and is the co-founder of P3 Financial Group LLC, where he is a Certified Public Accountant specializing in providing financial services to small businesses. Dan can’t wait to see you at Remix and help you achieve your fitness goals!