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EVERY DAY IS AN OPPORTUNITY

We utilize CrossFit with a strong emphasis on strength as our primary training method. Our students focus on optimizing physical competence. In each of our athletes, we train to perform successfully at multiple, diverse, and randomized physical challenges. The 10 recognized fitness domains (cardio-respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy.) The stimulus provided is always varied and the results are dramatic. The atmosphere is one of support and camaraderie to anyone willing to put in the work.

CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program. We have designed our program to elicit as broad an adaptational response as possible. CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of ten recognized fitness domains. They are Cardiovascular and Respiratory endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, and Accuracy.
The CrossFit Program was developed to enhance an individual’s competency at all physical tasks. Our athletes are trained to perform successfully at multiple, diverse, and randomized physical challenges.

The CrossFit Program was developed to enhance an individual’s competency at all physical tasks.
This fitness is demanded of military and police personnel, firefighters, and many sports requiring total or complete physical prowess. CrossFit has proven effective in these arenas.

Aside from the breadth or totality of fitness the CrossFit Program seeks, our program is distinctive, if not unique, in its focus on maximizing neuroendocrine response, developing power, cross-training with multiple training modalities, constant training and practice with functional movements, and the development of successful diet strategies.

Our athletes are trained to run, and row, at short, middle, and long distances guaranteeing exposure and competency in each of the three main metabolic pathways. We train our athletes in gymnastics from rudimentary to advanced movements garnering great capacity at controlling the body both dynamically and statically while maximizing strength to weight ratio and flexibility. We also place a heavy emphasis on Olympic Weightlifting having seen this sport’s unique ability to develop an athletes’ explosive power, control of external objects, and mastery of critical motor recruitment patterns. And finally, we encourage and assist our athletes to explore a variety of sports as a vehicle to express and apply their fitness.

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MEET OUR TRAINERS

David Rojas
David Rojas

Dave is a co-owner and trainer at CrossFit Worcester. He is member of the Worcester Police Department and serves on the department’s Mounted Unit. Dave has been involved with CrossFit since 2009 and has been training athletes at CFW since the facility opened its doors in 2012. Dave is a CrossFit Level 2 coach, is currently preparing for the CrossFit Level 3 exam. Certifications include:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certification
  • CrossFit Level 2 Certification
  • CrossFit Striking Certification
  • CrossFit Weightlifting Certification
  • CPR/AED First Responder
Dave has always been physically active and has a passion for sports. The demands of police work require a high level of physical fitness and he remains a thrill seeker. Dave has completed numerous obstacle course races and is a veteran of the GORUCK challenge, Spartan Race and Tough Mudder.
Paul Cyr
Paul Cyr

is a co-owner and trainer at CrossFit Worcester. He is fourteen-year veteran police officer with the Worcester Police Department, an active member of S.W.A.T. and a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Paul is a CrossFit Level 2 coach, is currently preparing for the CrossFit Level 3 exam and serves as the gym’s subject matter expert on nutrition. Certifications include:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certification
  • CrossFit Level 2 Certification
  • CrossFit Mobility/Movement Certification
  • CrossFit Striking Certification
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
  • Nutritional Therapy Consultant -NTA
  • Nutrition & Wellness – Vanderbilt University
  • MA Criminal Justice Health & Wellness -Level 3 Instructor
Paul played numerous sports throughout his academic career and is a veteran of the Tough Mudder, the GORUCK Challenge and numerous road and obstacle course races. While he still enjoys these sorts of physical endeavors, Paul is living his dream by helping people meet (and exceed) their personal fitness and wellness goals. He became a certified nutritionist in 2014, has lectured throughout the state as s subject matter expert and has helped countless people improve their quality of life through nutritional education.
Scott Boulay
Scott Boulay

is a co-owner and trainer at CrossFit Worcester. He has been involved with CrossFit since 2010 and has been training athletes at CFW since the facility opened its doors in 2012. Scott is a CrossFit Level 2 coach, is currently preparing for the CrossFit Level 3 exam and serves as the gym’s programming director. Certifications include:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certification
  • CrossFit Level 2 Certification
  • CrossFit Striking
  • CrossFit – Scaling
  • CrossFit – Judges
  • CPR/AED
Scott played baseball at the collegiate level and is a veteran of the Tough Mudder, the GORUCK Challenge and numerous road and obstacle course races (including multiple half marathons). While he still enjoys these sorts of physical endeavors, Scott is now driven more by training CFW’s athletes and helping them accomplish things they never thought possible.

“CrossFit Worcester combines high-intensity workouts with an amazing and supportive community that fosters a healthy competition and feeling of belonging I’ve never experienced anywhere else”

Amy Sciannameo
Amy Sciannameo

Amy Sciannameo started CrossFit in 2009, became a CrossFit Worcester founding member in 2012 and has been training athletes there since 2015. Certifications include:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certification
  • CrossFit Level 2 Certification
  • CrossFit – Scaling
  • CrossFit –  Spot The Flaw
  • CrossFit – Strongman
  • CrossFit – Powerlifting (Conjugate)
  • CrossFit – Judges
  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach Certification
  • CPR/AED
With a love for running, Amy embraced CrossFit as her method of cross training and was immediately hooked. Since 2012, she has completed 12 marathons, over 25 half marathons, two GORUCK Challenges and numerous obstacle course races, including Tough Mudders, Spartan Races and Tough Ruck. While she still enjoys running, Amy is now focusing more on Crossfit and most importantly, her development as a CrossFit trainer by assisting athletes of all abilities in finding enjoyment outside their comfort zones.

“The community within Crossfit, especially Crossfit Worcester, is one that is as challenging as it is welcoming. As a trainer, I can think of nothing more rewarding than the look on someone’s face when they have done that which they have said they can not do. “

Jon Sewell
Jon Sewell

Jon Sewell has been a member at Crossfit Worcester since it first opened, and a trainer since late 2016.  He works primarily with On-Ramp classes to ensure that new members are eased into the culture and physicality of training at CFW. Certifications include:

  • CrossFit level 1 Certification
  • CrossFit – Strongman
  • CrossFit Striking
  • CrossFit – Scaling
  • AED/CPR
Jon has dabbled in just about every kind of fitness training out there.  He’s copied down arm day routines from Muscle and Fitness and Flex magazines, done the whole GOMAD thing from Starting Strength, trained for 10K runs, studied numerous martial arts and competed in boxing, thrown around atlas stones and cabers in strongman sessions, and lugged around backpacks of bricks in early GORUCK events.  He continues to return to CrossFit – the one training methodology that allows him to continue dabbling in various strength and training disciplines.

“Crossfit Worcester is such a special place.  The training will absolutely begin preparing you for whatever challenges you may encounter in not only athletic pursuits, but in your day to day life.  The physical preparedness is great, but the mental toughness and self-confidence that we see our members develop is what I enjoy the most.  You’ll also meet, sweat with and befriend absolutely amazing people from nearly every walk of life, broadening not only your physical capabilities, but your perspective as well.”

Allie Rahal
Allie Rahal

Allie joined the CrossFit Worcester coaching team in 2014 after spending two years as a CFW member and collegiate athlete. Allie is a CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2 coach as well as an ACE certified Group Fitness instructor.

Certifications include:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certification
  • CrossFit Level 2 Certification
  • ACE Group Fitness Certification
  • CPR/AED
Allie used her CFW training to improve as a collegiate athlete and believes that the CFW program and commitment to functional movement is ideal for individuals of all ages and abilities. She loves helping members build confidence and feeds off the energy of group classes. “CrossFit Worcester is really unlike any other fitness establishment or training regimen. I’ve seen and experienced how CrossFit Worcester has changed and even saved lives. I’ve grown stronger physically and mentally because of the amazing resources available, supportive community and consistent commitment to the CFW programming. CrossFit Worcester is my happy place, my escape and my home all in one.”
Craig Boulay
Craig Boulay

Craig started doing CrossFit 10 years ago and has been a member of CrossFit Worcester since its opened.

Craig became addicted to CrossFit from the second he tried it. I firmly believe that CrossFit combines the two most important things for a healthy body and mind; exercise and socialization. The community at CFW is second to none, as witnessed by it winning best CrossFit gym 3 years in a row. I’ve enjoyed my transformation from “athlete” to “coach” because I truly believe that for whatever troubles you, CrossFit is the cure.

Corey Pinette
Corey Pinette

Corey started CrossFit in 2012, became a member of CrossFit Worcester in 2017, and began coaching in 2018. He enjoys coaching and seeing athletes achieve their goals.

Certifications Include:

  • Crossfit Level 1
  • CPR/AED

Corey was a 3-sport athlete in high school and is a veteran of the US Navy. He loves staying active and has completed numerous obstacle races, including the Tough Mudder, Spartan, and Savage races. He enjoys the variability of CrossFit and how no training day is the same. Corey has been to 35 different countries, and therefore has dropped into many boxes around the world. His favorite part of CrossFit, by far, is the community. “You feel like you have been going to that box for years. Everyone is so nice and welcoming; you never feel like an outsider. This is especially true at CrossFit Worcester.”

Liz Liimatainen
Liz Liimatainen

Liz started CrossFit in 2013 and was immediately hooked on the excitement and community. She found herself at CrossFit Worcester in 2017, joining the coaching team in 2018.

Certifications include:

  • Crossfit Level 1
  • CrossFit – Judges

Growing up a competitive gymnast, Liz always had a passion for being active and feeling strong and she loved that CrossFit brought that passion back into her life. She loves the thrill of competing with others, but finds the most motivation in competing against herself. Since becoming a trainer, she has enjoyed sharing these passions with others and watching athletes of all ages and abilities fall in love with feeling and becoming stronger every day. Learning even more about the ins and outs of programming and nutrition, Liz loves that these movements can be adapted for athletes of any ability and believes this lifestyle is the key to living a longer, happier life.

Joe Curley

Joe joined Crossfit Worcester in November 2012 at the age of 51. In November 2017 he completed his Crossfit Level 1 Certification and began coaching immediately starting with the on-ramp program and afternoon classes. Other Certificates include:

  • Crossfit Judges
  • CrosfitScaling
  • Crossfit Spot the Flaw
  • CrossfitLesson Planning.

His athletic career began as a youth and high school hockey player. In his 20’s and 30’s he focused primarily on running, biking and swimming while competing in numerous marathons and triathlons including several Boston Marathons and the Ironman Triathlon. Distracted in his 40’s he let himself go physically and at the age of 51 arrived at the doors of CFW curious and hopeful.

What I found at CFW was a new mindset; which in turn created a new body. Primarily having an endurance mentality my body couldn’t do what it did when I was younger. How wrong I was. The appeal to me about crossfit was the daily dose of fitness. Not all daytraining; but short intense focused workouts. Each class offered a chance to improve, to go beyond what I previously did. Slowly I became an athlete again.

I use to identify with the words “the loneliness of the long distance runner”. Today I enjoy the camaraderie and joy of the crossfit community and the end of fitness isolation as we celebrate each other’s fitness and nutrition goals and successes. Now I identify with “TOGETHER WE CAN”. That’s why I became a coach. We are all in this together; sharing our experience, strength and hope.

Laura Nickerson
Laura Nickerson

Laura Nickerson (Nowell) joined the CrossFit Worcester coaching team in 2018 after spending three years as a CFW athlete. Laura has a passion for CrossFit and coaching athletes and uses her flexible work from home schedule to work with CFW members in the early mornings, afternoon and night.

Certifications include:

  • Crossfit Level 1
  • CrossFit- Scaling
  • CrossFit- Judges
  • CPR/AED

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