Our Coaches

Daniel Luffman
Crossfit Coach/Owner

Originally from Sunset Park, Brooklyn, Dan is a New Yorker through and through and a civil servant to the end. Graciously serving our country in the Marine Corps once he finished high school, Daniel Luffman served honorably in Operation Desert Storm in the early 90’s. After several years in the Corps receiving numerous decorations, Dan grew from a Rifleman to a Sergeant when he was honorably discharged. Having served his country, Dan returned home to New York City to serve his home in the NYPD at the 70th precinct. After nine years Dan continued in his pattern of promotions and became a Detective in the 70th Precinct.

In 2006, Dan moved to Long Island. It was at this point that Dan reached one of his greatest physical challenges. After years of performing at his peak physical ability, Dan was struggling with his own physical fitness. As a result, he began training at Bellmore Kickboxing Academy. Still wanting more, Dan joined CrossFit Merrick to keep training. After two years, he was inspired and achieved his Level 1 CrossFit certification and started teaching at Merrick CrossFit. In the last four years, Dan retired from the NYPD as a 2nd Grade Detective and in April of 2012, he started helping others reach their physical peak when he opened CrossFit Lighthouse. He holds a CrossFit Level 2 along with CrossFit Endurance, CrossFit Olympic Lifting, CrossFit Kids and USAW Level1 Sports Performance Coach Certifications.

*Results will vary on each individual*

Testimonials

*Courage, inspiration and ambition. While they are simple words to say, their execution is no easy task. I walked into CrossFit Lighthouse I in May of 2014 having exhausted the usual gym routines, home personal trainers and multiple home training video’s. Looking around the facility, I saw members engaged in box jumps, pull ups and jump ropes? I knew this was going to be something unique. What I didn’t expect was to be welcomed, embraced and motivated beyond compare.
The courage I drew upon to begin this training regimen was equally matched by my gym-mates, each with their own story, reasons and at a point in their lives wanting to be better. We arrive at CrossFit after approaching life’s crossroad of personal or professional uncertainty. Some are students, young and eager to build a mind and body, to compete, train or perform. Some are young parents, newly enthusiastic about life and the hopeful legacy they nurture. Others like myself with older children, hoping to recapture some youth, strength and physique. Regardless, our endpoint is the same: good health=good life.
Inspiration predominantly comes from the owners, trainers and the facility. The new modern, state of the art facility of Lighthouse II allow Dan and Jack and their brilliant staff to teach, encourage, motivate and compel each member’s improvement. From barely finishing a WOD scaled to ability, my personal progression to Rx, acquiring skills of double-under jump rope, muscle-ups and the endurance achieved has improved my health immensely. The comradery, friendships, encouragement and insights are the Box’s double bonuses.
Ambition in life transcends all we do. Ambition is fueled by self-confidence and achievement. These two elements begin with a daily dose of discipline which I define as simply doing what you don’t want to do when you don’t want to do it. Having CrossFit in my day clearly puts the remainder of the day in perspective. Regardless of how imaginative or grand your ambitions are, the physical and mental fitness necessary to achieve them for me are encouraged by CrossFit.*
*Results will vary on each individual*

Dr. Larry Kessler *Results will vary on each individual*,

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Bellmore, NY 11710.
Phone: 516-308-4070
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