Meet the Cliffhanger Team

Albert Piascik

Head Coach, Owner, CSCS, TSAC, USAW Advanced Sports Performance, CF-L1, CF-Football

Al Piascik brings 10 years of strength & conditioning, coaching knowledge, and experience to CrossFit Cliffhangers as Head Coach/owner.

Albert is a former high school and college athlete who specializes in Olympic and Powerlifting, fitness development, and personal training.

Previously, Al was the facility manager at Athletes Warehouse, in Pleasantville NY, where he trained high school and college age athletes, as well as adults; helping his clients to achieve their fitness goals. He also formerly worked as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and Assistant Head Football Coach at SUNY Maritime College in Throggs Neck, NY.

Al lives in Oradell, NJ with his wife, Kevyn.


  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Football Trainer
  • NSCA-Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • NSCA-Tactical Strength & Conditioning-Facilitator
  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
  • USA Weightlifting Advance Sports Performance Coach
  • USA Weightlifting Club Coach Certification

Kevyn Piascik

CF-L1, Owner, Coach

Kevyn Piascik began CrossFit after months of resisting her husband’s’ encouragement. A former athlete in high school and college, Kevyn always enjoyed sports and being active, but was convinced CrossFit was not “for her” (“weightlifting is not for me” “those people are so much stronger than I am”, etc) until she finally gave in and tried it over 4 years ago. After only a few workouts, she realized that CrossFit is about improving yourself, and that even the most intimidating workouts can be modified and adjusted for every individual’s’ abilities.

Kevyn grew up in Cooperstown, NY, and currently works at NJIT in Newark, NJ. She and her husband, Al, live in Oradell, NJ.


  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Alexis Pappas-Fierro

CF-L1, CF-Kids, USAW Sports Performance Coach, Owner, Coach

Alexis has been coaching at CrossFit Cliffhangers since its doors opened in January 2015, and is the CFC Kids Coach. Alexis has been CrossFitting for more than 3 years, and has competed in a number of local CrossFit competitions. In 2016, she qualified for the Super SteelFit Championship. Prior to falling in love with CrossFit, Alexis was an avid runner, participating in numerous 5k races, as well as a half marathon.

Along with coaching at CrossFit Cliffhangers, Alexis is a special education and mathematics teacher in Bergen County. She grew up in Bergen County and attended Rutgers University. She currently lives in Oradell, with her husband, Justin.


  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids Certified Trainer
  • USAW Sports Performance Coach
  • NJ State Certified Teacher: Elementary Education, Teacher of the Handicapped with concentration in Mathematics