About Us

Functional fitness programming may seem random to the client and that’s a good thing! But the fact is that functional fitness workouts are in reality anything but random. Great functional fitness coaches make sure everything is well thought out weeks or sometimes months ahead of time. That’s the difference between joining a mediocre box and an exceptional one. We are indeed the latter. Functional workouts need to account for many different domains. The “unknown and unknowable” is a part of it, but the programmer should know everything being thrown at an athlete and why.  At Bastion School of Fitness we know exactly what you need because we’ve lived it, studied it, tested it, put it into practice and take our jobs seriously so can feel confident about putting your trust in us.

Meet Our Coaches

Pat McGovern

Owner, Olympic Lifting/Powerlifting Coach


  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified
  • CrossFit Level 2 Certified
  • CrossFit Level 3 Certified
  • CrossFit Powerlifting
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • NSCA Personal Trainer
  • Travis Mash Learn 2 Lift Seminar
  • Underground Strength Olympic Lifting 1 and 2.
  • Enderton Strength L1 Olympic Lifting Seminar
  • Stan Efferding Performance Seminar

I was overweight for most of my life and never thought of exercise as any fun. That was however until I started running in college and found a love for training I never knew I had. Running was great for burning through my fat, but it also torched my muscle so I added weight training to my program.  I made huge gains in the beginning but then started to plateau.  It was around this point that I saw the CrossFit games on ESPN and was hooked.  Upon finishing college I signed up for CrossFit and I’ve been shattering goals ever since. One of these goals was to help change people’s lives through enhancing their fitness. Becoming fit changed my life for the better and I’m working every day to help others feel that same sense of accomplishment.

Part of that journey involves helping each individual on a daily basis.  I personally have competed in CrossFit events, Powerlifting, and Olympic Lifting.  I thrive on learning more about each individual sport and I use the knowledge I have gained in my years in the industry to create the best strength programs available.  This is not just a hobby of mine, this is my life.  This is what makes me thrive.

Choosing to walk through our door is the first step on your fitness journey, but rest assured you will not be embarking on it alone.  I will be with you through it all.

Juana Garcia


Growing up I was always an athlete, I grew up playing multiple sports and fascinated by all sports. In college I joined the cycling club at Stony Brook University and that’s when my cycling career began. I remember winning my first individual cycling race with a rode bike that was gifted to me by my parents. I have worked really hard in becoming a competitive cyclist, and along my career I have picked up Duathalon racing along with Triathlon racing. I have participated in several races earning my spot on the podium in each race. I am now a dual athlete, and have won many individual races in the sport.
In the season of 2018, I won three consecutive races in a row for first place for Duathalon racing. Which resulted me in earning a spot to race at the USAT Northeastern Regionals. After receiving the honor to race at regionals. I immediately began training like never before.
In July 2019, I raced in my first USAT professional Duathalon race in Massachusetts for the USAT. I placed second place in the race, earning my spot to race in Nationals with hopes to making the Olympics.
I found CrossFit through a friend, so in December of 2015 I decided to join CrossFit and since then have been a competitive CrossFit athlete. I have been incredibly lucky and have met great friends and great coaches along the way. In 2017 I decided to take the CrossFit level 1 and since then I have been coaching athletes along the way. I love to coach, it brings me joy when those who I have coach accomplish their goals. As a coach I have learned to listen to my athletes and work hand in hand to meet their needs. One of my biggest joys as a coach is interacting with my athletes on a daily basis, and listening to their personal goals and working alongside them to achieve their goals. That’s what makes it all worth while as a coach the community and time spend with each and every athlete.
  • July 2019, 2nd Place USAT Northeastern Regionals for Duathalon
  • August 2019, 1st Place Long Island Tri by the bay Triathlon
  • The Stony Brook School Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • November 2017, CrossFit kettlebell course
  • December 2017, CrossFit level 1 trainer
  • February 2018, CrossFit running and judges course
  • The Stony Brook School varsity volleyball coach
  • 2019, Second fittest woman in El Salvador

Alison Pristera

Olympic Lifting Certification

I have been an athlete for most of my life; soccer being my number one passion. Playing soccer through my adulthood, I was forced to “hang up my cleats” after my third ACL surgery, (still to this day, not having an ACL) but that did not stop me from my journey to continuing to lead an active and healthy life style.  Once I was no longer able to play soccer, I was introduced to the sport of Crossfit. This was a very humbling experience as I really did not have much experience inside a gym, or with a barbell. But I was instantly hooked. Learning a new sport, finding a new confidence to compete, meeting friends that will last a lifetime, how can I not fall in love with it!  

In 2016 I had a pretty bad back injury that kept me out of Crossfit for about a year. This experience helped me take a step back to understand the importance of training properly, nutrition, sleep, stress, recovery. This all matters! I want to share my experiences to help you the best version of you, inside and outside the gym! 

I have competed in Crossfit, trained in Powerlifting, Olympic Lifting, Strongman, Bodybuilding, which has not only helped me to become a better athlete, but a better trainer and coach for you! 

I care about you, and there is nothing more important to me than helping you go through an experience that makes you happy! It is helping you get closer to achieving your health and fitness goals that makes me happy! I want to help you discover the benefits of health and nutrition that made me become the person I am today, and I am here to help guide you every step of the way! 

The Facility

CrossFit Bastion is a 5,500 square foot facility that is fully equipped for all your CrossFit needs! We boast enough equipment to comfortably hold classes of 15+ people, 2 showers for your convenience, lockers, and plenty more. Along with Standard CrossFit classes we will also be offering both Olympic and Powerlifting classes, also known as Bastion Barbell Club.

As one of the largest CrossFit facilities on Long Island, combined with a top notch training staff, we pride ourselves on creating the best possible atmosphere for our athletes to succeed!


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