Danny Lopez-Calleja


Miami, FL

USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach

USA Weightlifting Level 2 Coach

CrossFit Level 1 Coach

CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Certification Staff

Certified Addiction and Recovery Specialist

Family comes first, my business second… Soul is everything in my life and I dedicate every minute of my existence to making sure that we offer the highest quality of training around. I am proud to say that we have put together the best group of coaches and staff in all of South Florida. I believe in quality over quantity 100% of the time. I believe in speaking my mind and keeping a strong sense of community and brotherhood at my gym. For several years I worked in different programs and institutions, teaching young men and women how to stay clean from drugs and alcohol. I have taken all of those lessons I was taught and apply them to our coaching daily. Keeping a positive and motivating atmosphere is key at Soul, and as a family, we will do anything within our power to provide that to our crew!”

Monik Lopez-Calleja


San Fernando, California

CrossFit Level 1 Coach

CrossFit Gymnastics

Mobility and Recovery

CrossFit Kids

Master’s Degree, Mental Health Counseling

I fell in love with the CrossFit program pretty much from the first day I started. CrossFit changed my life, and the passion I found in it has given me an opportunity to feel empowered and strong, and the ability to share that with others. Working with kids in a mental health setting, I have seen the ways exercise and nutrition can help all kinds of emotional and psychological problems. It’s my dream to someday combine the two and work to empower people in the same ways it happened to me. I love the challenge and fun that CrossFit has brought into my life, and the physical changes are something I have never experienced with any other fitness program. I spent 9 months of pregnancy staying strong and healthy with this program and believe that ANYONE at any level can benefit from this! Most of all, I love meeting all of the amazing, strong people that inspire me every day.

Sean Velas

Head Coach/Co-owner

Hometown: Born and Raised in the slums of Shaolin, Miami, Florida Certifications: Lead Coach of the Crossfit Gymnastics Seminar Staff Part owner of Crossfit Soul Hand balancing addict Favorite Quote: “I’m tall for my height” ~Soul Sean Crossfit has been a passion in my life and I am very fortunate to spread the love teaching the Crossfit Gymnastics Seminars around the world!

Anthony Ferraresi


Hometown: Miami Certifications: MS Mechanical Engineering NASM Certified Personal Trainer USAW Sports Performance Coach Crossfit level 1 Crossfit Mobility Catalyst Athletics Weightlifting Coach CPR Certified Favorite quote: “Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” – Confucius

Nikki McGowan


Hometown: St. Cloud, Minnesota Certifications: BSE Exercise Physiology from University of Miami; CrossFit L1 RYT-200 CrossFit Goal Setting CrossFit Kettlebell course L1 and L2 CrossFit Gymnastics Favorite quote: “If you can, you must.”-Baron Baptiste