• Joe Petrusky Head Coach & Owner


    JoePetrusky is the owner of CrossFit Love. Philadelphia’s leading CrossFit facility. It has turned into a breeding ground for those who want to excel at CrossFit.

    His once small garage space in the Northern Liberties / Fishtown area of Philadelphia is now turning heads. Joe preaches achieving quantitative fitness goals through hard-work, intelligent programming and a no-quit team environment. He promises he will bring passion if you bring the heart. If you are willing to learn, work, and grow . . . you won’t find anything else like it in Philadelphia.

    Joe attended The Pennsylvania State University where he received an undergraduate degree with a B.A. in Telecommunications. Since 2007, he has been a trainer within the CrossFit community and in early 2009 he became the 1000th CrossFit affiliate. He leads CrossFit Love as the premier CrossFIt facility in Philadelphia.

    CrossFit Love Owner

    • CrossFit Love – Regional Team Head Coach
    • (Ranked 6th in 2013 Mid-Atlantic Regional)
    • CrossFit Regional Individual Athlete Coach
    • CrossFit Love Endurance Team Owner
    • CrossFit Barbell
    • CrossFit Endurance (two time attendee)
    • CrossFit Powerlifting
    • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
    • CrossFit Running (before CF endurance was born)
    • CrossFit Rowing
    • CrossFit Gymnastics
    • CrossFit Nutrition
    • CrossFit Kettle-bell
    • CrossFit Mobility
    • CrossFit Self-Defense
    • CrossFit Business One Week Seminar (no longer exists)
    • CrossFit Sectional Judge – 2010
    • CrossFit Open Judge – 2111, 2112, 2113, 2114
    • Team CrossFit Love – 4x Regional Team Love Head Coach (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013)
    • CrossFit Level 2 Coach

    Other Seminars Attended:

    • RKC (Russian Kettle-bell Challenge with Pavel Tsatsouline)
    • Olympic Weightlifting with Dmitriy Klokov & Ilya Ilyin
    • Whole 30 Seminar
    • Whole 9 Athlete Seminar
    • TP Therapy – MCT Principles
    • Strength and Conditioning Coach to HS School, Collegiant, Amatuer, and Professional Athletes.
  • Nick Perugini Assistant Coach \ Doctor of Physical Therapy Graduating DPT Class of 2018

    Nick Perugini received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from Temple University in 2015. During his time at Temple, he began personal training clients in the Graduate Hospital area in small group settings. After discovering CrossFit in 2012, Nick quickly took on an Intern Strength and Conditioning role here at CrossFit Love. During this time, Nick began implementing a mobility program which incorporated corrective exercise, self-administered soft tissue work, and myofascial release techniques. In 2013 Nick earned multiple CrossFit certifications including his CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Mobility, and CrossFit Football. Entering his last year of school at Temple University, Nick earned a position as an intern Strength Coach at Temple University where he assisted in the development of 18 Olympic Sports teams. Here he was able to refine his skill set working with athletes by the way of resistance training, speed and agility training, and self-myofascial release. In the Fall of 2015, Nick entered the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Widener University where he is currently projected to receive his DPT in the Spring of 2018. Since beginning his journey in Strength and Conditioning and Rehabilitation, Nick has become certified through the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Personal Trainer and through USA Weightlifting as a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach.Nick’s passion lies in quality and precision of movement. Nick works with individuals to educate them on the importance of injury prevention techniques, while maximizing performance in and outside of the gym setting. By taking a scientifically based approach to treating and coaching athletes, he ensures that the athlete is receiving the most up to date care during his classes.

  • Dex Kodat Assistant Coach \ Assistant Manager

    Graduating in 2015 with a Bachelors in Political Science, Dexter played football for Occidental College before focusing on the sport of Olympic weightlifting at Waxman’s

    Gym from 2013­2015. During that time, Dexter learned the fundamentals and biomechanics behind the sport from the former head coach of the Mexican Junior National Team, Juan Martinez, and nationally recognized strength & conditioning coach Sean Waxman; while qualifying for and competing in the 2014 National University Championships and the 2015 American Open. While the Olympic lifts are his specialty, CrossFit has given Dexter an outlet to help others develop fitter and healthier versions of themselves.

    USAW Level 1, CrossFit Level 1

  • Brianna Mangiaruga Assistant Coach \ TEAM Love Athlete

    Brianna has been dedicated and competitive ever since she started gymnastics at age 7. She trained and competed 24/7 in gymnastics for 8 years, and then took her abilities to high school and college competitive cheerleading. Throughout college (SRU/Temple) Bri really found a passion for fitness and started creating workouts and hitting the campus gym/fitness classes daily. Bri is all in! She loves the intensity, challenge, competition, and is the epitome of the community and the family aspect that comes with CrossFit. Her family owns CrossFit Q in Quakertown, where she also coaches. CF has become her passion and lifestyle, and she has never felt stronger. Bri has a degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management. Overall, she strives to inspire others and help them with their goals.

    She was part of the 2016 CrossFit Love Atlantic Regional Team.

  • Rosa Torres CFO / Managing Partner /
    Member Specialist

    Rosa started at Crossfit Love four years ago as a member but her passion, loyalty and hard work made us want her on our team as our Controller. Since joining Crossfit Love, she has completely changed her lifestyle, making her the vigorous person she is today. Through her journey to health and wellness, she became even more passionate about food, nutrition and finding ways to implement real, whole foods into her life.Being an accountant, Rosa has put her BA in Business Administration to use by working with people and numbers. Rosa’s purpose is to support the Crossfit Love Team by building and keeping an administrative support system for the business, allowing the staff to focus on the mission of delivering excellence in fitness coaching.

  • Ronald Torrance II Director of Nutrition & Health,
    Managing Partner /
    Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

    Dr. Torrance was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, and when he was 12, his family moved to Sarasota, Florida. In Sarasota, Dr. Torrance developed his love for sports, excelling in basketball, football, and baseball. In 2004, he graduated from Sarasota’s Riverview High School as a two-sport student athlete. After high school, he accepted a combined academic and athletic scholarship from Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina. At Limestone College he played baseball and graduated in 2008 with a double Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics. After achieving his undergraduate degree, Dr. Torrance returned home to Sarasota, where he gained experience working in Marketing before beginning medical school.

    In 2013, Dr. Torrance graduated medical school from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Florida. He then was invited to complete his Family Medicine Residency in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Dr. Torrance is Board Certified in Family Medicine and is licensed to practice medicine in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Currently, he is a fellow in Sports Medicine in Vineland, NJ while he continues to specialize in Family Medicine, functional medicine, and sports nutrition. Another professional experience has been through continuing education in Functional Medicine through the California Center for Functional Medicine. Also, Dr. Torrance was invited to work on the medical staff at the 2016 CrossFit Regionals and 2016 CrossFit Games.

    Alongside his medical career, Dr. Torrance has continued his athletic pursuits. He has achieved a ranking as a semi-professional beach volleyball player, and trains as a competitive CrossFit athlete. His recent sports accomplishments include finishing 197th in the Mid-Atlantic Region as an individual athlete in the 2016 CrossFit Open, as well as qualifying a team for the 2016 Kill Cliff Granite Games.