Melissa Loranger (Coach MeLo)

Head Coach / Co-Owner

* Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Licensed Physical Therapist in Connecticut and New York

* CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

* CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer

* CrossFit Kids Trainer

* CPR & AED Certified

Melissa’s passion for sports and fitness began early in life while running from one activity to the next in Bristol, Connecticut: from soccer and softball to track and ballet. She came to CrossFit in January, 2010 after feeling beat up, worn out, and generally bored with the same old globo gym routine. After one CrossFit Class, she knew that she had found the challenging and exciting fitness regimen she was looking for.

Since that initial introduction, Melissa has seen improvement in strength, skill, conditioning and general health and after 10+ years, continues to see progress and have fun with the sport.  Coach MeLo began coaching in 2012 and her appreciation of physical movement and rehabilitation led her back to graduate school to pursue her doctorate at Hunter College’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program (Class of 2016).  

MeLo enjoys sharing her passion and excitement for fitness with others. In particular, introducing individuals to the vast array of constantly varied movements utilized in CrossFit and helping people set and meet fitness goals they never imagined possible.  She has learned through experience that CrossFit can be for everyone, and it is possible to find enjoyment in working out, while improving one’s health and quality of life.  

Melissa has completed several Continuing Education Courses including Rock Tape FMT, Graston Technique, LLC, the Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Trainer Course and Herman & Wallace Pelvic Floor Dysfunction & Treatment, Level 1 Course.

Nicole Loranger (Coach Nickie)

Nutrition Coach / Co-Owner

* CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)

* Certified Practitioner in Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition

* Burgener Strength - Weightlifting Level 1 Certified

* CPR & AED Certified

Hi All!  I'm known around the gym as Nickie, Nicole, or Coach Happy Pants!  My fitness journey began in school playing softball and cheerleading and continued through and after college with many hours spent in the gym.  I never really had a goal set other than staying fit and healthy, until I decided to take it up a notch and train for a Figure Competition; in which I reduced my body fat down to 13% and took home a 4th place trophy in my division! 


I continued to exercise throughout my first pregnancy and was blessed with a healthy and happy baby boy.  As soon as I was given the green light, I was right back in the gym, but switching it up a little – I decided to try out CrossFit and immediately fell in love.  Soon after, I became certified in both CrossFit and The Zone Anti-Inflammatory nutrition.   I have been coaching at Bell City since 2013 and have also taught boot camp classes in and outside of Bell City.

I continued CrossFit throughout the beginning of my second pregnancy when on New Year’s Eve no less,  I had an appendectomy at 18 weeks pregnant.  I was not able to lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk, sadly not even my toddler, or a barbell.  I easily put on a whopping 60 pounds, but thankfully was blessed with another healthy and happy big baby boy.  I knew I wanted to be as healthy as possible for my babies, especially after my younger brother battled (and beat!!) cancer, so I jumped right back into the CrossFit and Zone lifestyle. 


I continually ensure a healthy lifestyle for my family as well as others by dialing into safe ingredients both in and on our bodies.  In addition to educating others on how to fuel our bodies properly through the use of macros to ensure hormonal balance, I am also a Beautycounter advocate for change within the personal care products industry.  I am more than grateful to have this opportunity to help others with their health and fitness goals.  It’s beyond amazing to watch others progress, transform, and crush and accomplish goals! 


How can I help you?  

Danielle Colosimo Abucewicz

Group Coach / Personal Training

* B.A. Music Performance
* M.S. Music Education
* M.S. Health and Wellness Education (in progress)

* CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)
* Bloodborne Pathogens Trained
* Red Cross Lifeguard
* Red Cross CPR
* Red Cross First Aid
* Red Cross AED
* Red Cross O2
* YMCA Lifeguard
* YMCA Swim Instructor/Coach
* Olympic Weight Lifting Competitor

Danielle Colosimo Abucewicz, from Bristol, CT. A music educator/professional vocalist by day and a dedicated Olympic Weight Lifter/Crossfitter athlete/competitor at night. Certified as a Lifeguard/Swim Instructor for the Southington YMCA, she used to volunteer time in the fall to coach Powder Puff Football at Southington High School. She justs loves people, encouraging and inspiring them to achieve their goals day in and day out.

Carmichael Gugliotti

Group Coach / Personal Training

* B.S. in Chemistry from UCONN

* CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)

Carmichael Gugliotti, a seasoned CrossFitter got his roots at Bell City CrossFit where he met and fell in love with the sport. After a few years of being a member, he took it to the next level and got his L1. After coaching at a few boxes in the area, he decided to join the Bell City Coaching staff.

As an athlete who works full time as a chemical application engineer, he understands the importance of work-life balance and how to make the most out of  time in the gym. Carmichael’s favorite thing about coaching is seeing people manage to achieve things they never thought possible, from that first perfect overhead squat or pull-up to knocking out muscle ups.

Brandon Cepalak

Group Coach / Personal Training

* Associates Degree in Advance Personal Training and Exercise Science, Bryan University

* CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)

* Burgener Strength - Weightlifting Level 1 Certified

* CPR & AED Certified

Brandon Cepelak, from Wolcott, CT. Before CrossFit he trained in a regular gym setting; however since beginning CrossFit three years ago he has fallen in love with the sport and community.  Brandon previously coached Wolcott High School's tennis team where he showed his passion for tennis as well as his desire to help others.  Since completing school he has been determined to utilize his personal training knowledge and assist others in reaching their goals.  Outside of CrossFit, Brandon enjoys various outdoor activities including hiking, kayaking, traveling, and tennis.  

Stephanie Fuller

Group Coach / Personal Training

* B.S. Physical Education, Keene State College

* M.S. Physical Education/Adventure Education, Plymouth State University

* Blood borne Pathogens Trained

* CPR / AED / First Aid Certified

* CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)

Stephanie Fuller is a PE/Health Teacher originally from Terryville, CT and currently residing in New Hartford, CT. She coaches varsity cross country and softball, is a middle school athletic director, and is very active in the school community. She started CrossFit at Bell City in 2014 when she realized that she needed to step up her fitness to keep up with her students and athletes. She loves the camaraderie and inclusivity of CrossFit and getting to witness the successes (big and small!) that people experience en route to achieving their goals.

Kiara Bonilla-Jusino

Group Coach / Personal Training

* B.S. Exercise Science - Physical Education k-12

* M.A. Exercise Science Teaching Physical Education 

* M.A. Health and Wellness

* CT coaching certification 

* Red Cross First Aid / CPR Certified

* CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)

Kiara Bonilla is a former high school and collegiate runner who fell into the world of CrossFit through her desire to push herself while being around others with goals, to motivate herself. She also loves the supportive community that Bell City provides, which reminds her of being a part of a sports team.

During the day Kiara is teaching physical education to students in Bristol, then coaching some of the best cross country and track & field athletes the city of Bristol has competing.

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AUGUST 31, 2020 - WE'RE MOVING!!

On Monday August 31, 2020, Bell City will be opening at a new (yet familiar) location, 650 Emmett St - Unit #3 in Bristol.  This address is where Bell City started, almost exactly 8 years ago.  Same building, different Unit.

More details will be shared in the coming weeks!

SEPT 27, 2020 Olympic Weightlifting Clinic Begins


2 SPOTS REMAIN - Reserve Your Spot Here!

Are you eager to see improvement in your Olympic Lifts? Interested in gaining a better understanding of the Clean, Snatch and Jerk, while improving technique, gaining strength and confidence? Have you ever thought about competing in your first Olympic Lifting meet?
Join Coach Danielle for a 6-week Olympic Weightlifting Speciality Class!

Class size is limited to 7 people, to ensure individual attention, so reserve your spot today!


New Location Opening!


650 Emmett Street - Unit #3 in Bristol

650 Emmett Street Unit 3, Bristol, CT 06010

Tel: 860-314-2699

Email: info@bellcitycrossfit.com


Olympic Weightlifting Clinic Begins!


Class runs: 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25,11/1

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