Team Members

At Alpha Athletics we strive to maximize the member experience. We want to challenge what you think is possible and understand how fun and liberating fitness can be. To be proud of what you accomplish and proud to be doing it with us. We want you to know we have your best interest at heart but that it comes with expectations – the first being hard work. By providing an atmosphere that gives each member these qualities, we can do nothing but succeed.

Strength and Conditioning

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Tony Fusaro

CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Level 2 (2)
CrossFit Football (2)
CrossFit Mobility
CrossFit Kettlebell
CrossFit Strongman
Power Athlete Block 1
IYCA - High School Strength & Conditioning

Tony is the Owner, Head Coach, and captain of the Alpha Athletics ship. He’s considered old in CrossFit years as his journey began in 2009 and has shaped the trajectory of his life since. He partnered in his first gym in January of 2012 before breaking out on his own to open Alpha in September of 2013. “My life changed the day I walked into my first CrossFit gym. This change was not simply physical but mental and emotional and has driven the decisions in my life ever since. Tony takes his role as Head Coach seriously in regards to the influence he has on his members but not at the expense of having fun. “There is work to be done, goals to hit but it let’s not take ourselves to seriously.” His dedication to coaching shines through his interaction with his members and his thirst for knowledge. He continues to challenge his beliefs in an effort to provide the best coaching possible for his members. He’s cultivated an atmosphere at Alpha that is inclusive, supportive, challenging and fun. “At the end of day it’s about respect: respect yourself, respect your fellow members, respect Alpha and respect the journey.”

“Decision is the ultimate power” – Tony Robbins
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April Fusaro

CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Kids
CrossFit Kettlebell
Precision Nutrition L1

You can say CrossFit truly brought April and Tony together as she was a member at his original CrossFit gym. When not at home raising their two young boys April’s current role is behind the scenes as technical and programming support. Even with this hectic schedule she is currently studying for her Precision Nutrition Level One Certification. “Struggling with weight and body image issues has been a part of me ever since I can remember. I continue to improve myself to work with members to help them reach their goals”. She’s a firm believer in healthy habits being necessary for health and is passionate about bringing this awareness to the Alpha members. April is also in charge of fun at the gym and enjoys that role, “being involved in a community and helping to make a fitness environment comfortable and fun is a great feeling”.

“Habits accomplish goals”
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Brandon Lubawy

Head Coach
CrossFit Level 1

Brandon became passionate for fitness in college after his accomplished years growing up playing basketball and baseball. He began training for body building and joined the team at GNC Wellness as a Store Manager. As a proud Pittsburgher, he also completed the Pittsburgh Marathon THREE TIMES! As a result of over training from long distance running, he found himself signed up for the CrossFit Games Open in 2012, where his journey to Strength and Conditioning began.
Brandon enjoys watching the members pursuit of wellness that improves quality of life outside of the gym. He loves to see the members growth beyond their comfort zone. He believes that fitness helps you to be the best version of yourself!

"How you do anything, is how you do everything" Martha Beck
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DJ Zambrano

CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Football
CrossFit Scaling

DJ began her CrossFit career in 2014 as a member of Alpha Athletics. A lifelong athlete and elite level soccer player DJ took to CrossFit almost immediately. She was a staple at evening WODs, gym events and became a gym favorite with her infectious smile and good humor. “I joined Alpha to try something new and fell in love with the community and message”. When the opportunity to begin coaching at Alpha presented itself DJ took it and ran. Her passion lies in empowering the members at Alpha, “I try to create a positive environment for members of all levels to feel challenged but successful at the end of class”. DJ is still a staple at the gym spending almost as much time there as Tony and is often referred to as his long lost twin. Her warm personality, caring nature and expanding knowledge base make DJ the type of coach anybody would love to have.

“The heat is in the meat” - DJ

Alpha Wrestling Club

Gordan Bieber

Trevor Hartless

Shane Ross