Meet Our Team

Bill Bacarella

Hi!!! My name is Bill Bacarella and I have had a life changing experience from CrossFit.  CrossFit has given me the dedication and determination to conquer any task life throws at me.  If I get knocked down, I just do a burpee and jump right back up.  CrossFit has given me the strength to keep moving forward even when I want to quit.  There is a special bond between crossfitters because each and every member of the community knows what every other member is going through to succeed.  LIGHT THE FIRE!!!


  • CrossFit Level 2 Certified

  • CrossFit Gymnastics Certification

  • CrossFit Scaling Course

  • Masters Degree in Kinesiology (Wayne State University)

  • Bachelors Degree in Athletic Training (Albion College) National Athletic Trainer Association (NATA) – Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

  • Assistant Varsity Coach and Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at St. Mary Catholic Central High School

  • Strength and Conditioning Internship with Eastern Michigan University

  • Strength and Conditioning Internship with Wayne State University

  • 4 year letter winner for football at Albion College (3 year starter)

Katie Bacarella

I found CrossFit after becoming bored with my exercise routine. I had been a runner for a number of years, but was getting bored with the same routine every day. My boyfriend at the time (and now my husband), Bill introduced me to CrossFit and I never looked back. CrossFit has helped me learn to embrace my body and all that is capable of. Since starting CrossFit, I have been able to let go of the desire to be skinny, and now focus on being healthy & what my body is capable of doing. CrossFit helped me cope with my coursework during PT school, and continually helps me strive to be the best version of me I can be. I enjoy introducing others to the community of CrossFit and watching them grow through CrossFit.


  • CrossFit Level 2 certified

  • Bachelors Degree in Athletic Training (Albion College) National Athletic Trainer Association (NATA) – Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree from University of Michigan

  • Practicing oupatient physical therapist in orthopedics & sports medicine

  • CrossFitting since 2012

  • Winner of 2013 CrossFit Downriver’s Competition: Downriver Open –Women Rx division

  • Excollegiate cross-country & track runner at Albion College (5K, 6K, 1500m, 3000m steeplechase)

Patti Zulewski

From the time I was in 6th grade until my high school graduation, I was on the swim team. Being a part of a team meant more to me than the sport itself; I loved being a member of something great! Upon graduation (and the end of my high school swimming career) the freshman 15 found me. Ok, really it was the freshman 80 in my case! I tried every workout under the sun – I was even an aerobics instructor for several years. I lost some of the weight but it never really stayed lost.  I found CrossFit in 2013 when I was trying to get in shape for my wedding. It didn’t take long for me to fall in love, and I kicked myself for waiting for so long to try it. I had found the one thing I missed about my high school swimming days: I found a community that I wanted to belong to. I also learned that I felt empowered every time I put weight on the barbell and was able to lift it.  CrossFit has also lead me to a love of all things health & nutrition related which helped me to get back down to my high school weight (and a smaller pants size than when I was in high school!) I enjoy watching members discover their love for CrossFit and seeing member achieve the goals they set.  I cannot wait to welcome you to our LTF Family!


  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified

Greg Adair


  • CrossFit Level 1 certified