Steve has been a member of HWCF since the fall of 2013. After starting he was hooked and couldn’t drink enough of the coolaide. This is Steve’s second go around as head trainer. Steve likes really short fast work outs or heavy ones. When he’s not working out he’s either playing Army or video games. Steve has two Chihuahuas names Nate and Chico.
Nick first took onramp at HWTC in Aug of 2014 in an effort to find a way to break the monotony of a
typical weightlifting program. He immediately loved the constantly varied nature of the workouts and
the challenges of trying new things that he normally would not have attempted. He obtained his Level 1
Certificate in Oct 2017 and has been coaching at HWTC since. You’ll find him hanging around the gym in the afternoon doing cleans while avoiding thrusters and wall balls. You can often judge the intensity of the workout of the day by how messed up his hair is afterward.
Karmin was the third Head trainer has been an instructor at the HWTC since June 2013. He was introduced to CrossFit while deployed in in 2007. He comes from a traditional weightlifting background and has recently focused the last two years on endurance sports ranging from triathlons to marathons. Karmin is a certified CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Trainer.
Carlos has been Crossfitting since July 2013 and brings to the table a natural talent for gymnastics. He became an L1 trainer in December 2013 and continues to find ways to refine his coaching such volunteering to be a judge at the 2014 East Coast Championship. Carlos also Coaches at CrossFit South Shore. Carlos is also a certified CrossFit Gymnastics coach.
Steve joined the HWTC coaches on a journey to become a better CrossFit athlete and to help our box community. As primarily a runner since 1977, Crossfit provided the intensity, variety, and mobility he really needed to become healthier and more fit. As a long term Hanscom team member he also hopes to increase our coaching team continuity. Now if he could just get better at double unders, thrusters, overhead squats, snatches, and butterfly pullups. The journey continues.
Randi has always been active but comes from no specific sports background. It took a while before she actually tried out Crossfit, but she was instantly hooked after doing her first WOD in January of 2012. She loved how challenging these workouts are both physically and mentally.
Randi received her Level 1 in March of 2014. She enjoys being able to coach all levels of athletes and also reach her own personal fitness goals along the way.
Christina participated in the HWCF on-ramp in 2014 when she discovered that pure cardio isn’t going to make her jacked. The new friendships and competitive environment is what keeps her rolling out of bed at the crack of dawn each day. She loves all the workouts everyone hates like Karen and Fight Gone Bad. You can often find her back squatting in the corner, trying to conquer a CF fear (i.e. handstands), or convincing everyone to do mid-line after a workout. Just because the white board says we are done doesn’t mean we don’t have a few GHD sit-ups left!
Bud is simultaneously our oldest and newest coach. He may be oldest by years, but he is newest having reached his Level 1 in Oct 2017. Don’t worry, though, he has enthusiasm for CF like a youngster! Bud started CF in Feb 2015 and the hook was set deep. The former Division 1 lacrosse player (Air Force) and coach, Bud says after years of snide remarks about CF from the upstairs weight room, his first WOD (and every one since) left him gasping for air like he was doing wind sprints at 7000 feet again! He lost 15 pounds, came off cholesterol meds while avoiding going on blood pressure meds. But, don’t let “Grandpa Bud” fool you – he made it past the first round of the Open in 2017 to the On-Line Qualifier – the first ever from
HWCF — and wound up finishing 99th … in the world… for the Masters 60+ group.
Trophy husband, proud father, Veteran, active-duty dependa. Hanscom Warrior since 2015. CrossFit Level 1 Trainer since October 2016. Former smoker and heavy drinker (But still knows how to turnip!) Currently enjoys snatching and counting macros. Fat kid at heart. Loves long rides on the assault bike. Avid Philadelphia sports fan. Pre-workout, trap music, and flexing hard for The Gram. Hard work beats talent. Some days we lift heavy weights, some days we lift heavy emotions. <3
Cynthia completed On-Ramp at HWCF in January 2016 and earned her CFL1
in May 2018. She grew up a competitive gymnast, but literally grew out
of the sport when she became a 5’9” teenager. After that, she avoided
any form of sport or serious fitness activity (outside of military
requirements) until her husband, Coach Justin, convinced her to try
CrossFit. The WODs, supportive community and jovial competition
quickly grew on her. As an athlete, her favorite movements are
deadlifts and handstands. As a coach, she loves to see and help people
discover how strong and able their minds and bodies truly are –
especially other moms! Cynthia is an active duty Coast Guard member
and is married with two sons and a step-daughter.
Coach Ryan is both a full time hipster and purveyor of fitness. A lover of great coffee and good beer. He collects T-Shirts, stickers and random useless facts. He’s quick with a joke and to light up your lungs with a spicy warmup. He enjoys long walks in the White Mountains and attempting to build a fire like they do on Dual Survival (in reality his wife is the fire god of the family.) He is married to the gorgeous Emma and they parent a super handsome fur baby named Gunner. –
Veteran Soldier who now realizes that all those years of running, push-ups and sit-ups didn’t produce fitness. Functional fitness convert since 2011. CrossFit L1 December 2017. Found most weekends in the White Mountains skiing, hiking, biking, running or climbing. Occasional Spartan Racer or Uphill Runner who doesn’t need to run much because CrossFit produces results. Pursuing a second career as a ski instructor but wishing it paid enough to be considered a job. Food is fuel. Sleep is required. Enjoys IPAs but realizes that it’s not fuel.
Matt started CrossFit in 2013, joined HWCF in 2016. Ever since his first WOD he was hooked! He drank the Kool Aid, lost 40+ pounds, and made fitness an essential part of his life. After years of seeing the results for himself, he crossed over, took his Level 1, and was honored to become a HWCF Coach and then voted to be one of the two Head Coaches. He loves working with new and experienced athletes, helping them improve their skills, make them laugh and share the passion of building a strong community.