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CO- Owner and Director of Fitness Operations

A 2017 CrossFit Games athlete and four-time Regional athlete, Coach Ray Fleser has had a life-long fitness journey. He is proud to offer you a world class fitness experience at Ironclad Fitness Center.



  • Wodapalooza, Elite team of 4, 11th place 

  • CrossFit Games Open: 452 in the world, top .3% 


  • Wodaplooza, Elite team of 3, 3rd Place 

  • Elite Sanctional competitor at the MACC, the Filthy 150 and Asburry Summer Games 

  • CrossFit Games Open: 427 in world, top .3% 

  • USAW Sanctioned weightlifter, 291kg total (275lbs Snatch & 366lbs Clean and Jerk) 


  • CrossFit Games East Regional Team: 7th place

  • CrossFit Games Open: 48 out of 16,000


  • CrossFit Games: Captain, Coach, 14th in the world

  • CrossFit Games East Regional Team: Captain, Coach, 5th Place, qualified for 2017 CrossFit Games

  • CrossFit Games Open: 47th out of 15,000


  • CrossFit Games East Regional Team: Captain, 11th Place at East Regional

  • CrossFit Games Open: 55th out of 14,000


  • Reebok CrossFit Games Open: Fittest Man in Rhode Island

  • CrossFit Games East Regional Team: Captain, 9th Place at East Regional

  • CrossFit Games Open: 46th out 14,000

Local competitions:

-over 20 podium finishes in various competitions throughout the North East since 2014


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  • Crossfit Level 3 Coach

  • CrossFit Kids Coach

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer

  • CPR/AED Certified

  • ACLS Certified

  • Crossfit Strongman Coach 

  • USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach

      Ray has been a life long athlete, lettering in Varsity Football and Track in High School. He went on to play for the Men’s Rugby Team at URI, where he studied Kinesiology, playing in two division title matches. After playing for URI, he played for the USA Division 1’s Boston Rugby Football Club, making it to the National Elite 8, with a 5th place nationwide finish.

      In the Winter of 2013, after attending the Elite Training Camp at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center, Ray made selection for the USA Maccabiah Rugby Team, and represented the United States at the 2013 Maccabiah World Games in Israel. Against teams from around the world, USA brought home the Bronze medal.

Coach Ray began CrossFitting as a way to stay in shape for rugby, but over the years, his focus shifted primarily to CrossFit.  After three years off the pitch, Ray joined the Newport Rugby Club in Fall, 2016. He started every game as a flanker and helped earn the team a 7-1 season record, taking first place in New England. Starting each game in the fall of 2017, Ray helped Newport win the New England division for a second time with an 8-1 season record.

      Ray has dedicated his life to fitness, sports, and coaching athletes achieve their goals. His experience includes CrossFit, military-style Boot Camp fitness (former member of the United States Air Force), Olympic Weightlifting, weight-loss, strength and mobility training.

      The programing for Ocean State CrossFit is original and created by Coach Ray. It challenges the most elite level athletes along side brand new first-timers, in a safe, inclusive, supportive and challenging environment.

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