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.


  • 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
  • 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

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.

Dante Delgado

Dante graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He began his CrossFit journey in 2011 at CrossFit 214 in Dallas. CrossFit changed his life forever. Over the years through CrossFit he saw significant improvements in his fitness and body composition, he even began running half marathons (without specific training) and playing soccer in recreational leagues.

His passion for CrossFit lead him to pursue coaching. He wanted to help other athletes accomplish their training goals while also seeking continual improvement in himself and coaching abilities. Outside of coaching, Dante works at Eli Lilly and Company. He is a supporter of Texas sports teams including the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Cowboys. He also is getting married this year to his fiancé Heather.


  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Level 2
  • CrossFit Movement and Mobility Certification
  • Completion of Training Think Tank (TTT) – Energy/Strength Systems

Linda Whitridge

Linda played multiple sports throughout her life, playing collegiate field hockey and tennis at Princeton University. She has spent the past five years at CrossFit Affinity, and 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 is a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer, is trained & mentored by Healthy Steps Nutrition, and is in the process of receiving her Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification. 


  • CrossFit Level 1
  •  Precision Nutrition Level 1 (In process)


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!