Bill Bacarella


My name is Bill Bacarella and I want to share with you how I am becoming the best version of myself each day and “my why,” for doing what I do. I opened Light the Fire CrossFit becuase I wanted to become the person I needed as I was growing up. I found working out at a youg age through sports but I never realized the benefits other than physical and I started helping others. Fitness will increase confidence, reduce stress and anxiety, and give you a better self image. I knew what it did for me, but to hear others say what it does for them reminds me that what I do is making  differance and saving lives. 

My wife and I are blessed with 3 beautiful daughters. The direction our life has taken us, is to raise strong women, both physically and mentally. I want to teach my daughters to celebrate their bodies by what they can do through heath and fitness and not by what it looks like. Living this mantra, I am a better husband, father, son, brother, and friend. I know I can help you become the best version of yourself. You’re worth it!


  • 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)