Originally from northern New Jersey, Dan has been active all of his life playing basketball, football, track and field and volleyball. Dan graduated from Boston College, where he studied business management, finance and marketing. It wasn’t until after college that Dan found his passion for fitness through CrossFit. A friend invited him to try a Free Intro class at CrossFit NYC and after that very first WOD, Dan was hooked.
After several years of working up the corporate ladder in management consulting and brand strategy, Dan realized his true passion lay in health, wellness and fitness. He decided to leave his corporate America desk job to pursue a more fulfilling career as a CrossFit coach and personal trainer sharing his passion for fitness and health with others.
Dan is a CrossFit L-1 Certified Trainer and full-time coach at CrossFit NYC, competitive CrossFit athlete, group fitness instructor and personal trainer. Dan is focused on pushing himself beyond his limits while doing the same for his clients and students, all in a safe, exhilarating, creative and fun environment.
When he’s not coaching, Dan is an avid explorer of new things, including cuisines, active sports and traveling. You can follow Dan on Instagram at @dan_cas7illo.
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- CrossFit NYC Coaching Mentorship Program (Completed 2016)
- American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer
- Red Cross CPR Certified