BRITTNEY MARTELLO- OWNER/ HEAD COACH
I am so fortunate to be able to lead this amazing group of fitness inspired people. This opportunity allows me to pursue my passion for helping others on their fitness journey. I feel blessed to be in this amazing situation and could not ask for a better group of people to be surrounded by.
I was born and raised in Billings MT where I grew up competing in gymnastics, softball, dance, and track & field. I moved to Bozeman in 2007 to attend MSU while participating in the MSU cheer program. I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Development with an emphasis in Kinesiology in 2011. After completing school I took a personal training job here in Bozeman where I enjoyed helping people change their lives through fitness. Along with training I coached kids ages 3-18 in the evenings in tumbling and all-star cheer. My passion is coaching individuals of all ages!
I was not introduced to CrossFit until 2014 where I fell instantly in love with the sense of community CrossFit builds. I joined the coaching staff in December 2014 and loved helping members work towards their goals and break down barriers creating overall stronger people. Along with CrossFit competitions, I enjoy hunting, hot yoga, competing in obstacle course races, hiking with the dogs, shooting my bow, golfing and traveling. I love everything Bozeman has to offer and could not see myself anywhere else.
I met my husband, Ryan, during my time at MSU and we were married in September 2013. Ryan, also from Montana, loves the Bozeman area and so we decided to stay after graduation. He runs a landscape company and is a friendly face you will see around the gym. We have two Boxers (Bentley & Simba) who are like our children.
- Bachelors degree in Health and Human Performance: Kinesiology from MSU (2011)
- CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (2018)
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (2014)
- CrossFit Endurance Trainer (2015)
- CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer (2017)
"Strength is the product of struggle. You must do what others don't to achieve what others won't." - Henry Rollins
Ryan martello- owner/ level 1 trainer
I was raised in small town, Ennis, MT, alongside a great family. The small town lifestyle for me consisted of training for, attending and/or playing any sport of the given season.
I attended Montana State University, where I studied and earned a Bachelors in the “Science of Health and Human Performance.” I met my soon to be wife, Brittney (anyone know her by chance?), during my first semester of school. During my time at MSU I tried out for, and somewhat to my surprise made, the MSU Football team where I spent a couple seasons working hard for the sport and team. Due to not earning a scholarship I moved on from the sport in my later years of college and changed focus to my career development. Not long after graduating college I opened a local landscaping company, now known as Madison River Landscaping. Brittney and I live with our two lovable Boxer’s in Bozeman.
Brittney introduced me to Crossfit. Coming from my old ways of thinking about sports and fitness, I looked at her like…Why do you have rips on your hands?... Is this worth really it? I later found out that yes, Crossfit was indeed something new. It pushed my comfort zones and was a real type of fitness that had much more to offer than a daily WOD. I was naturally guided by the sport to be ok with not being the best, to be humbled, and appreciate my personal journey through the sport. This meant appreciating the small improvements, pushing through weaknesses that I was previously afraid to acknowledge, and finding positives even when I felt I took a step back. I have most importantly enjoyed the company that we keep before, during and after the “WOD”, as the relationships formed here are that of a true team. The bond of our team, our community, is important for many reasons. It provides support and accountability while making us all better, far beyond the aspects of fitness. For this I am very grateful.
With that, I was honored to have the opportunity to become a coach in this community, with people who are authentic and bring positive energy to our lives.
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - albert Einstein
Eric huebner- Level 1 trainer
If you have ever talked to me, you know that spending time with “My Girls” is my deepest passion in life. Easily in second place is spending time at HCF; whether that be working out, coaching, or just BS’ing. This place is awesome!
I have been very active in CrossFit since I started in March of 2013. I was competitive in football, basketball, track (pole vault), baseball, and soccer throughout the majority of my life. I also personally dabble in hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding, swimming, running, racquetball, ping pong, tennis, paddle boarding, yoga, and anything else that keeps me active. I love any and all methods of creating wellness and I am always open to new ideas. I was born in Chicago and raised in Great Falls, MT. I moved to Bozeman in the fall of 2005 for college and have been in love with the area ever since. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Health and Human Development in 2009, and a master’s degree in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences with a focus on Sport and Coaching Sciences in 2013 from Montana State University. My primary focus in the graduate work was in Sport Psychology. Lastly, I am possibly the world’s greatest hugger. Love you bye!
- Master of Science in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences with a focus on Sport and Coaching
- Sciences (May 2013)
- Presented my paper, Personality and the “Clutch” Athlete, at the national conference for the
- American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance in Charlotte, NC
- (April 2013)
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (2014)
- CrossFit Endurance Trainer (2014)
- Bridger CrossFit Head Coach (November 2014 - April 2016)
“The Greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” – Coretta Scott King
Eric Annacone- Level 1 Trainer
Having grown up in a very active and outdoorsy town, fitness came into my life as a necessity. Playing 4 sports a year competitively I had to be physically and mentally tough, and I came to find that I was one of those odd-balls who loved putting hours in at the gym almost as much as actually competing. I started working at my local gym when I was 14, and spent countless, happy, hours in there as one of my first jobs. Working out in a “normal” gym was great, but then I discovered CrossFit. Day-in and day-out following a routine became a bit mundane, so I instantly fell in love with the constantly varied nature of CrossFit. The opportunity to coach all the great people we have at our box is really a dream “job” to me, and I hope I can help each and every individual excel in and outside the gym!
I grew up in a small ski town in Vermont named Stowe, and went to college in Burlington Vermont (UVM). I studied Political Science and Economics in college, and continued to exercise and compete incessantly. I moved to Bozeman a year after I graduated college (2015), and have loved every second of it! I picked up CrossFit a few months in, and became addicted instantly. Turning fitness into a sport was like my two worlds colliding, and gave me something to compete in on a daily basis again.
I have competed in 3 competitions since I started CrossFit, and look forward to many more. Growing up I was competitive in hockey, soccer, tennis and lacrosse, and enjoyed skiing, hiking, and lifting as well. Nowadays I’m pretty open to trying any new active activities, and love meeting new people.
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- CrossFit Scaling Course
"if you are persistent, you will get it. if you are consistent you will keep it."
dave dalgardno- Level 1 Trainer
I grew up a degenerate skateboarder. The son of a bodybuilder, I was introduced to the typical gym setting at an early age. Filling my time with extreme sports rather than organized school sports, I saw firsthand how ill-prepared and poorly conditioned I would be were I to follow in my father’s footsteps as a bodybuilder. As a result, my search for a fitness-solution began early-on.
After going through school, receiving my Doctorate, and beginning practice, my 5’9” frame had ballooned to 240lb, and i desperately needed to get in shape. I began running, and doing some strength work I found online. My first CrossFit workout was “Cindy”. I didn’t know i could kip pull-ups, and couldn’t do a strict pull-up, so i did ring rows, and got 13 rounds in 20 minutes. I couldn’t move for several days.
In 2013, I was invited to join the rehab and medical staff at the 2013 Northwest CrossFit regional in Kent Wa, where I fell in love with the sport. It was mind-blowing to me that people so strong, could move so fast, and for so long. I immediately joined a CrossFit box in my little town of Longview Wa, and got my CFL1 not long after.
I have been coaching since late 2013, and am constantly making connections between what I do as a chiropractor, and training and coaching CrossFit. It is my sincere belief that CrossFit is the best method for safely getting into the very best shape of your life.
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (2013)
- Bachelor of Science in Human Biology Doctor of Chiropractic
- RockTape Certified
- FMS Certified
"the greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it." - Moliere
ian Crawford- Level 1 trainer
Born and raised in Seattle, WA, I was always an athlete. In high school I played soccer, basketball, and ran cross country. For college I attended the University of Washington where I obtained my Bachelors degree in Finance. After taking time to travel internationally post graduation, I spent a year in Bozeman to experience my girlfriend’s home town. Returning to Seattle, I worked in finance for a year before being presented with a job opportunity in Bozeman that was too appealing to ignore. Thankfully I had spent time as a member of Hyalite crossfit before I moved so settling back in could not have been easier.
All together I have been a Crossfit participant since 2008 when my older sister taunted me to come with her to a class. I was terrible, but I kept showing up. I knew I’d never be the biggest when it came to pure strength so focusing on improving my technique meant that I was soon able to lift heavier and go harder than people larger than myself. Fighting to keep up with the members next to me was (and still is) the best motivator for me. I also love the ability of Crossfit to improve every other physical activity I undertake. To not be sore after the first day of ski season or to finish playing soccer and not be fatally winded is a benefit that I’ll never overlook. Receiving my level one trainer certification has me excited to pass on the tips, tricks, and technique I’ve learned over the last decade and I couldn’t think of a better place to do so than at Hyalite Crossfit.
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
"Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better." - Pat riley
jackie langton- Level 1 Trainer
I started CrossFit in 2009 to midigate all of the running injuries I kept having. I was instantly hooked! I still love to run, but CrossFit has given me the strength and foundation to help prevent those injuries. Jeff & I moved to Bozeman in 2016 to enjoy life more. We quit our 40+ hour a week jobs and sold our CrossFit gym we had owned for over 3 years. I've always been a coach/instructor in some capacity since I was 18. I love helping people achieve results, finding their inner strength they didn't know they had, and discovering the simple "ah-ha" moments that help them move forward.
- CrossFit Level 1 trainer
- Strongman Specialty Course
- Old Woman Wisdom
"Alone we Can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller
jeff langton- level 2 Trainer
Jeff started CrossFit in 2009 with the founder of the first CrossFit affiliate ever in Seattle. In early 2013, he and his wife Jackie opened CrossFit Bothell in Bothell, WA where he was the head CrossFit and Strongman coach until they sold the gym in late 2016, so they could follow their dreams and move to Montana. Jeff has 30 years of coaching experience in various sports including CrossFit, skiing, rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, and soccer. When he is not in the gym, you will find Jeff outside enjoying SW Montana and all that it has to offer. (He is married to the strong women pictured above.)
- CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
- Strongman Specialty Course
- CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." – Confucius
NiCholas villasenor- level 1 trainer
I grew up in Butte, Montana in a family that had experienced a lot of success in team sports growing up. As I grew up certain parts of sport culture turned me off early on. Although then I wouldn’t admit it, I VERY disliked team sports (still do). So, early on I really turned to extreme sports, namely, snowboarding as a kid. While I loved it I was often distressed that there was no real measurability. Then a CrossFit gym opened in my hometown when I was a senior and I decided to give it a try. I honestly can’t remember why I went back as my first workout seriously humbled me but I did.
I came to Bozeman as a freshman and continued to work out on campus in the functional training room.
This is the year where I learned to love the snatch and clean and jerk as well as CrossFit. Any free second I had was spent absorbing any knowledge I could from the CrossFit Journal. I have spent considerable time watching, coaching, and correcting friends in form and movement as well as attended a handful of seminars centered on the Olympic lifts.
Being a coach here at this gym is actually a dream come true for me. I have planted myself at this gym
desiring to: grow personally as an athlete, befriend everyone who walks through the door and, help
them do things they have never thought possible. I am happily married to my wife, Zoe, and enamored
by our sweet dog, Luna. If you ever have time ask me about my obsession with a pug.
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (2018)