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Outside the Box: Family!!! It’s always been about my big Portugues family and now that I have my own wife and son to enjoy, life is even more special. Family cookouts, family birthday parties and just Sunday Family dinners make up most of our spare time. Besides that you might catch me playing hockey in a men’s league over the summer or out on the golf course. I can also bust out into a techno dance party every once in a while.
Favorite Foods: Pizza, Chipotle and Tequila…what, it’s paleo of course?!
Favorite WOD: Anything with HSPU…”DIANE” 2:24
Least Favorite WOD: Anything with heavy Power Snatches…”Opens WOD 12.2” 67reps
Outside the Box: I love adventures of all kinds, snowboarding, scuba diving, horseback riding, go carting…fun stuff! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE a good movie night!!! And I really LOVE a good massage ;)
Favorite Foods: Lean meats, veggies, and nuts……….Pizza with extra, extra mushrooms, and Sour Patch Kids
Least Favorite WOD:Anything with heavy thrusters. yuk!
Trainer/Injury Prevention Specialist
Education: St. Anselm College
Certifications: CrossFit Level 1 Registered Nurse CPR/First Aid BLS/ACLS
Notable Achievements: Athlete for All Seasons Award - Dartmouth High School
Outside the Box:
Hey, I’m Justin, the man with many hats at CrossFit Dartmouth. I handle CFDs day to day business operations and member services. I also coach CrossFit classes and lead the High School and Collegiate Sports Specific Team Training Program. As a Registered Nurse, I am also an injury prevention specialist, stressing the importance of preventative maintenance, health and well-being and working with clients with specific injuries.
I instruct athletes of all ages and fitness levels in nutrition, fitness, and athletic conditioning. I believe building my students self-confidence up in the box translates into a confident person in life. It is my sincere desire to pass on my love for fitness to everyone I meet.
I have been an athlete my entire life. I received the “Athlete for All Seasons” Award at Dartmouth High School for playing a sport every season of each year of high school. I attended St. Anselm College where I played Division 2 Varsity football for 4 years. I started my collegiate football career as a 200 lb. speedy defensive end and ended it as a 320 lb immovable defensive nose guard.
Following college I was completely burnt out and took a hiatus from the gym and working out. This lasted a little too long…about 10 years! By that time, I knew every excuse in the book and used them when it came time to go to the gym. Then I was introduced to CrossFit. I immediately recognized CrossFit’s superiority at sustaining a high-level of physical performance while dealing with the stressors of life (For me it was Critical Care Nursing). I have never looked back! For me, CrossFit is a mentality, a way of life, not just a fitness regimen. It encompasses healthy eating, fitness and healthy living. It pushes you to be better you and has made me a better me.
My first unassisted pull-up after 3 months of CrossFit and starting with the biggest band ever created in history.
15th Place World CrossFit Games 2012 55-59yrs
Boston University BFA Degree 1981
AAFA personal Training certification 2009
CF level 1 certification 2010
Crossfit Games Qualification 2012:
- Open: 9th Place
- Games: 16th Place
Crossfit Games Qualification 2013:
- Open: 11th Place
- Games: 19th Place
Crossfit Games Qualification 2014:
- Open: 10th Place
- Masters Qual: t-11th Place
- Boston 1979 (5:10)
- CT Yankee 1980 (4:49)
- Two Sprint Triathlons 2010
Shoreline Masters Competition:
- 1st Place 55+ (2013)
- 3rd Place 55+ (2014)
Outside the Box:
I work as a Senior Graphic Designer for GES (Global Experience Specialists) which is the premier design and sales exhibit company in the world. I love my job and the people I work with! The company is very creative and instills it’s employees to think creatively and out of the box everyday. I do freelance designs for friends & family – I especially love creating art and designs for CFB/CFD. Some of my creations include logos for t-shirts, hoodies, signage, and printed material. I have designed three different logos for CF Boxes – the most recent being Crossfit Tolerance in Rhode Island. Also, I’m a single mom to an up and coming music producer!
Coffee and chocolate! Although I stay paleo, every once in a while I have a dessert! We all need a reward if we achieve our goal.
Making it a three-peater to the Crossfit Games Coaching the community that is CFB/CFD everyday! They are a joy and inspiration!!
Exercise Science candidate, Bridgewater State University
CrossFit Level One (CF-L1)
CrossFit Regional Team Competitor 2014
8th at 2014 Southie Showdown
1st at 2014 Battle of the Benchmarks Team Competition, BayState CrossFit
Outside the Box:
On weekends you can often times see me relaxing or with friends and family. I love spending time with my Catahoula Leopard dog, action movies, the beach (or anyplace near the water), hiking, and of course the occasional house party and club meet-up! Music for me is all types really- the Offspring, Eric Church, the Dirty Heads, AfroJack.
Favorite Foods: Nachos, pizza, red wine and tequila!
Tough question to answer but probably anything “for time” that includes power cleans, pull-ups, kettle bell swings, burpees or box jumps!
Least Favorite WOD:
Anything with heavy thrusters..there have been some nasty WODs programmed by my coaches. But you have to do it anyway if you want to be better
Coach Crossfit Bridgewater
Eastern Nazarene College
Bachelor’s of Science in Sport Management
CrossFit Level 1
NCAA Division II Baseball
NAIA Division I Baseball
All-conference and All-region Accolades
Opportunities to try out for the:
- Boston Red Sox
- Cincinnati Reds
Outside the Box:
Kyle has worked with the OAKS Athletic Development team based out of Chicago, ran speed and strength development for high school athletes in Illinois, and worked with the Eastern Nazarene baseball program as the strength and conditioning coordinator. Kyle has interned with us for the last two months. During his first day at work he took on “Helen” and took the #2 Leaderboard spot in his first ever CrossFit WOD. The very next week he Crushed “Christine” and took the #1 spot on the Leaderboard. Needless to say he is a Met-Con Ninja!!!
Outside the Box: I have a beautiful wife, two handsome sons and two bulldogs at home. I work at Jordan's Furniture full time and bartend at Napper Tandy's Walpole part time. I am a drummer and have played in several bands over the years. From recording in professional studios to basement studios, playing big stages to little dive bars: I've seen it all! I love music and have a huge CD collection. We all remember what CDs are, right?
Favorite Foods:Pizza (preferably Hawaiian), peanut M&Ms and Guinness
Favorite WOD: Isabel 3:36
Least Favorite WOD: JT. This WOD always gets me!!!
Notable Achievements- U.S. ARMY 1998-2001. CrossFit Regional Team Competitor- TEAM Bridgewater 2014 CrossFitting since 2012.
Outside the Box- I'm your stereotypical housewife/stay at home mom of 1 boy and 1 girl. You can find me cleaning, cooking, doing laundry, helping with homework and many other exciting things when I'm not leaving it all on the floor at the gym. I also like to shop, get my nails and hair done and go for a good massage too! Yes, you can still love all things girly and have a 300+ deadlift too!
Favorite Foods- Mama Mia's Chicken Marsala with homemade noodles And their Antipasto. Love a good cheat meal on the weekend!
Favorite WOD- "Jackie" Row 1000m, 50 thrusters, 30 pull-ups Or "Christine" 3 rounds 500m row 12 be dead lifts 21 box jumps
Least Favorite WOD- "Amanda" 9-7-5 Snatches ( squat) and Muscle ups
Outside The Box:
When I'm not teaching high school or spending time with family and friends, I enjoy being a board member for the Eric Fernandes Memorial Scholarship Fund which raises money for scholarships for the children of New Bedford firefighters.
I've also been a DJ since 1995. Even though time is limited now a days, I love to dust off the 1's and 2's from time to time and drop a set. Over the past couple of years, I've enjoyed spinning Crossfit competitions.
Fav Food - pizza pizza
Fav WOD - Isabel
Least Fav WOD - Fran