About CrossFit Affinity

CrossFit Affinity opened its doors on April 1st, 2013 in Stamford, CT. The gym’s intention is to provide elite fitness and proper instruction to as many people as possible. Owner Kevin Turcio has dedicated himself to helping everyone who walks through the CrossFit Affinity door to achieve their goals. Unlike most gyms, Kevin invests himself into the efforts of each member. 5 years later he is continuing the growth of the gym and looks forward to continuing to build the CrossFit Affinity community

Kevin Turcio

Head Coach/Owner

I am an athlete in the sport of “fitness”.

For me the sport of fitness took hold as I trained to be a United States Marine. I was expected to push myself to my limits on a daily basis. My training has carried me through my life and kept me focused. Outside of being a Marine, coaching is who I am.


  • NASM CPT In progess
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Level 2
  • CrossFit Movement and Mobility
  • USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
  • USAW Level 2 Advanced Weightlifting and Sports Performance
  • Catalyst Athletics CFC Level 1
  • MA Strength Chinese Weightlifting Level 1
  • American Health Association Adult CPR/AED

My enthusiasm for coaching is because I enjoy what I do for a living. I enjoy watching my clients improve with each workout, moving faster controlling their bodies naturally and safely, becoming stronger and more flexible. Most importantly, I enjoy watching my clients achieve their goals, not just for the short term but for the lifelong changes they strive for.

Kent Houseknecht

CrossFit and CoreFit Coach

Kent caught the pumping iron bug at a very young age and turned that love of working out into success in sports at the high school and collegiate level. He started personal training in 1993 while a sophomore at Penn State University. He started teaching classes in 1997 and has continuously worked to improve himself as a teacher and instructor for more than 2 decades. Kent brings a tremendous amount of knowledge, experience and passion to what he does.

Helping people realize their potential is what motivates Kent. “People of all ages and backgrounds find more than just physical strength from working out. They find inner strength, confidence and peace of mind.”


  • Penn State University, Bachelors of Science, Kinesiology
  • NSCA, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • NSCA, Certified Personal Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 1

In time, my personal endeavor grew into a calling to help others in their journey; my aim is to show how Fitness can not only change bodies, but improve lives. To achieve this goal, I go to great lengths to provide clients with the necessary tools to succeed in a motivating atmosphere with challenging and enjoyable workouts.

Joe Colavito

CrossFit Coach

With minimal experience, Joe and two friends signed up for a CrossFit competition at Disney World in September 2014, where they managed not to come in last place. 

Since then, he has built up his garage into his own personal CrossFit box where he trains daily. 

In the Connecticut Army National Guard, Joe serves as a Master Fitness Trainer, helping Soldiers improve all domains of fitness.  He completed his CF Level 1 in March 2018.



  • CrossFit Level 1
  • Army National Guard (active)

Linda Whitridge

Nutritionist and CrossFit Coach

Linda grew up as an athlete, playing multiple sports throughout her time at both Greenwich High School and Princeton University. Having trained at CrossFit Affinity since 2013, she has learned and realized what an effect a balanced, nutritious lifestyle can have, not only on athletic performance, but on general health & well-being.

Linda started AME Higher Nutrition to empower others to feel good. She has partnered with individuals (both CrossFit and non-CrossFit), run successful group nutrition & fitness challenges, and worked with youth athletic teams to shape teen nutrition programs for health and performance.

Beyond helping people through AME Higher, Linda has had the opportunity to coach many athletes, reinforcing the connection between healthy nutrition habits and increased fitness success.

Linda lives in Old Greenwich with her husband, three daughters and dog.


  • CrossFit Level 1
  • MA Strength Chinese Weightlifting Level 1
  •  Precision Nutrition Level 1 (In process)
  • Healthy Steps Nutrition Licensee (including HSN Kids Course)
  • American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED

Claire Fuzesi

Personal Trainer/Fitness Coach

Fitness has always been an important part of Claire’s life. At Johns Hopkins University, she was a member of the varsity cross-country and track teams, and continued her running career after college with a NYC Marathon time of 2:58 (43 rd among all women). Her love for fitness goes beyond just running. She has participated in numerous triathlons, often placing among the top 10, and starteddoing CrossFit in 2016 to compliment her training.

A former social studies teacher at Greenwich High School, Claire also coached the school’s cross-country and track teams, where she passed along her passion for fitness to teenagers. Claire was dedicated to helping each athlete reach their full potential, and taught them the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

For Claire, there is nothing more rewarding than watching people reach their fitness goals and achieve things they thought were not possible.

Claire lives in Old Greenwich with her husband, three kids and dog.


  • CrossFit Level 1
  • MA Strength Chinese Weightlifting Level 1
  • NASM (in progress)
  • American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED


Hands down the best Crossfit style coaching in the area.

“The place is immaculate and the equipment is new and well-maintained. Not to mention, the space…it is huge. The coaches go the extra mile to help each member understand how to reduce the risk of injury. The members are congenial and supportive but love friendly competition. The warm ups, strength training and workouts are carried out in an organized and timely fashion, so you can be out of the gym in an hour. Try this place before you go elsewhere..”

Mondana N.

Great Crossfit gym!

“Kevin is an awesome and motivating coach! Definitely a more personalized coaching and workout experience compared to most CrossFit gyms.”

Ashley L.

Your Crossfit healthy body is waiting

Improve your performance with one of our kick-butt classes. Please feel free to contact us with any specific questions about our programs, or to register today!