Kaleena Marcavage

Head Coach / Owner
Kaleena Marcavage


  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2), est 2020
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1), est 2010
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified, est 2013


Kaleena found fitness at the age of 20 when she began consistently training at a traditional gym. Like most new gym-goers, she focused on body building movements and Powerlifting. After about a year, she began to broaden her horizons and started to incorporate more functional and foundational fitness concepts. These concepts included the Paul Chek Core program, cardiovascular interval training (now called HIIT), and MMA conditioning. After falling in love with the intensity of these regimens, Kaleena decided that in order to continually improve as an athlete, she needed to continue with intensity packed workouts. That’s when CrossFit made its way into her training regimen.

She was introduced to CrossFit with her long-time training partner, and SciFit Training owner, Tom Casey. During her first CrossFit WOD (Workout of the Day) at a traditional gym, it became clear that the intensity and style of the CrossFit regimen required a different type of fitness space. Kaleena decided to take her training to an MMA academy where she continued her fitness journey and found her zest for programming challenging workouts.

After a year of coaching and training CrossFit at the MMA academy, she attended a CrossFit Level 1 Certification Course in April of 2010 and earned the CF-L1 Trainer Certificate. A short time afterward, CrossFit Scranton opened its doors and Kaleena signed on as Co-head Coach.

Kaleena credits CrossFit as the main reason she’s such a well-rounded athlete, but it’s the coaching opportunities that the regimen offers that Kaleena most enjoys.  She finds nothing more rewarding than imparting health and fitness knowledge to others and helping her athletes realize their goals.

It was clear after the experience gained at CrossFit Scranton, that Kaleena was destined to change lives one workout at a time. That mindset and drive was the catalyst for the collaboration between Kaleena and Coach Tara Leslie. Together they decided to expand the Northeastern Pennsylvania CrossFit community and opened CrossFit Vertex in 2012.


Interested in working directly with Coach Kaleena?  She has open Personal Training slots on Mondays at 3:00 PM, Tuesdays at 1:15 PM and 3:00 PM, and Wednesdays at 3:00 PM

Book here:  Kaleena Vertex 1 ON 1

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