Greg graduated on-ramp with Hansom Warrior CrossFit in September 2014. He immediately became hooked and is a true testament to Col Jeff Cooper’s observation that for most “the fear of sporting failure is worse than the fear of death”. 18 months and 3 competition’s later Greg set out to achieve his CrossFit Level 1 so he could help others achieve the success he has found. Now a coach, Greg finds the same thrill in helping others achieve, as he does hitting a new PR. You can find Greg around the gym way to early in the morning trying to convince someone to do “Linda” with him.
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.
Josh was introduced to CrossFit Nov 2011 and fell in love during the first WOD(Cindy). He has participated and trained in a wide variety of intramural sports and activities. A true Chicago sports fan, always moving on to the next season. Each sport and training program hasn’t kept his attention the same as CrossFit.
Josh has been an athlete with Hanscom Warrior Training since Jan 2013. He completed L1 certification in May 2015 and enjoys every workout, especially Olympic Weightlifting and Chippers.
Kim played collegiate basketball at the US Air Force Academy. Post college, she found the atmosphere and style of CrossFit appealing after playing team sports from a young age. Kim was a member of the All Air Force women’s basketball team in 2012 and is a current athlete in Yankee Volleyball community here in the greater Boston area.
Eric was introduced/humbled by CrossFit when his older brother convinced him to do an easy little workout called Cindy when he was looking for something new after years of lacrosse on the high school and college level. He found CrossFit to be the perfect mix of competition and intense athleticism for a “has been” athlete like himself who’s no longer content recounting his glory days. You’ll also see his wife Erin around the gym and his little daughter Kate crawling around soon. As a strong believer in the “get out of the gym” mentality he also enjoys mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, rock climbing, camping, fishing, cross country skiing, hiking, or anything else that gets him outside.
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.
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
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!
Michael has been involved with helping others attain higher levels of fitness for a long time. From teaching people to swim in high school with the American Red Cross, training his soldiers in the 82d Airborne Division, building a $1M fundraising MS event team, teaching SPINNING for over 10 years, and now a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer with Hanscom Warrior Training Center he has had one goal; to help people be the best version of them they can.
There are few things as satisfying as helping someone finally accomplish something they have been chasing, from climbing a rope to getting the rhythm on the butterfly pull up. Helping people improve to be stronger, healthier, and happier is incredibly rewarding and he has never seen a program that does it better or faster than CrossFit.
You’re stronger than you think, come and find out.
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.