Instructors

Eric Siegel

ericohsI found CrossFit after playing NCAA Division III soccer for Emerson College, and dabbling in recreational running.  CrossFit allows me to pursue my passion for fitness on a daily basis, and has helped me to reach some life long goals, such as running marathons, as well as other achievements I couldn’t have dreamed of, like competing in the CrossFit Games.  I believe everyone is an athlete, stronger and more capable than they know, and working with individuals of all ages and abilities to achieve their goals is incredibly rewarding.  I particularly enjoy working with distance runners to improve technique and help them incorporate CrossFit into their program, so they can run faster races with less training time, reduced risk of injury, and recover quicker.

  • CrossFit Level I Certified
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • CrossFit Movement and Mobility
  • CrossFit Nutrition
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
  • “F” Coaching License, US Soccer
  • Competed at the 2011 Crossfit Games as part of CrossFit Fenway’s team
  • Coached or competed at the 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 North East Regionals

Joe McGhee

After years of playing competitive baseball I found CrossFit in September of 2009, and it changed my life.  My development as an athlete, coach, and person since starting has allowed me to accomplish things I never thought possible,joe both physically and mentally.  I started coaching at CrossFit Fenway in July 2010.  Since then I have made made great friends, been exposed to an awesome community, competed at the CrossFit Games, and I get to do what I love every day.

  • CrossFit Level I Certified
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • USA Olympic Weightlifting Level 1 Certified
  • CrossFit Powerlifting
  • CrossFit Movement and Mobility
  • Competed at the 2011 Crossfit Games as part of CrossFit Fenway’s team
  • Competed at the 2010, 2011, and 2012 North East Regionals
  • 2nd Place 2012 Northeast Garage Games Series

Sam Horenstein

Coming from a life behind a desk, CrossFit has had an enormous positive impact on my life – not only the fitness benefits, but the inspiring people and community. Many of these benefits have come as a result of training, preparing for, and competing in local throwdowns, and the CrossFit Games Regionals with Fenway’s affiliate team. I like to work with athletes who are looking to excel in their chosen sport, or someone who feels that they are out of shape but ready to make a change.

Certifications
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
Gymnastics Seminar with Coach Carl Paoli
Level 1 Weightlifting Seminar with Coach Jon North
Regionals Competitor, CrossFit Fenway Affiliate Team, 2012

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Mandy Brown

Mandy is a Certified Level 1 Certified CrossFit Instructor. She is currently a senior about to graduate from Boston University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Hospitality Administration and a minor in Statistical Methods. She served as Vice President of Recruitment and then went on to become President of the Eta chapter of Alpha Phi. She loves working with people and firmly believes that anyone can do CrossFit. Mandy began CrossFit by accident learning from a trainer friend in her hometown that the circuit workouts they had been doing together were actually part of a soon-to-be fitness phenomenon. She hasn’t stopped CrossFitting since and is dedicated to helping others reach their full potential. Mandy is just as much about breaking personal records as she is about breaking stereotypes.

  • CrossFit Level 1 Instructor
  • USAW Level 1 Weightlifting Certified

Maralene Zwarich

maralene_lungeMaralene is a Level 1 Certified Trainer. She was a multi-sport athlete throughout high school playing basketball, volleyball, soccer, and running track. She went on to play Division I basketball and volleyball at Northeastern University. Graduating in 2007 she holds both a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Education. Since age 5 she has always participated in team sports, she has thrived in that community environment.

After college she stretched her skills even farther and took her basketball talents overseas to play professionally in 5 different countries. After she hung up her basketball shoes (at least at least professionally) in 2010, she found herself feeling lost without a team/community to be a part of and she went searching. Living at the time in Dallas she found a gym and began doing CrossFit workouts without even knowing it and got hooked. The first thing she did when she moved to Boston was search out a box to become a part of and the rest is history.

Although she had a very successful career, she cannot imagine what she would have been if she had found CrossFit earlier. “I have gained so much strength and mental toughness that I did not have before. I have found in CrossFit a great community that pushes me beyond my limits day in and day out, harder than I have ever been pushed before, both mentally and physically. I hope to share that with each and everyone I coach. I take great joy in pushing someone beyond what they thought they were capable, and watching the triumph on their face when they realize it too.”

JT. Photo Credit: Ellen Claire PhotographyJT Scott

JT is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer who enjoys introducing new and formerly-untrained athletes to the prospect of unlocking their genetic potential. He is dedicated to the goal of maintaining CrossFit Fenway as a facility that provides access to life-changing fitness education and inspiration to all comers. His passion is creating a welcoming environment at CFF and motivating members to use conscious choice as a practice in their lives inside and outside of the training facility. His mission is to change the world.

Outside of CrossFit, JT is a queer activist, as well as a (literal) fire-breather and fire-eater with the Boston Circus Guild, amongst his many other interests.