I found CrossFit when I was a varsity wrestling coach in Charlotte, NC. I was wrestling with my kids at open gym when a couple teachers were like “you should try this thing CrossFit”. One Saturday I went to CrossFit Charlotte did the workout “Helen” took me 13 minutes, I could not swing a 53# KB, and then i violently threw up after the workout and ever since that day I was hooked! CrossFit has 100% made me a better athlete, mover and mentally tougher than ever! CrossFit has introduced me to life long friends and has taught me life long lessons.
My wife Molly and I have owned and operated gyms ever since 2010 and cannot wait to grow this awesome community at CrossFit Fenway!
- CrossFit Level I Certified
- USAW Level 1CrossFit Olympic Lifting
- OPEX Assessment and Program Design
- Developed and programmed for 5 CrossFit gyms and 3 CrossFit games teams.
- 2011 Midatlantic Regionals – 15th place Individual
- 2012 Midatlantic Regionas – 11th place Individual
- 2013 Northeast regionals – 3rd place – team
- 2013 CrossFit Games – 31st place – team
- 2014 Northeast regional – 2nd place – team
- 2014 CrossFit Games – 21st place – team
- 2015 East Region – 4th place – team
- 2015 CrossFit Games – 12th place – team
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, 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.
Joe recently returned from a summer working as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Red Sox single-A affiliate in Greenville SC.
- CrossFit Level I Certified
- National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
- USA Olympic Weightlifting Level 1
- 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
Maralene 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.”
Chris Wells grew up playing competitive ice hockey before attending UMass Dartmouth where he was awarded a B.A. in Criminal Justice. While on track to attend law school, Chris discovered his passion for health and fitness. He became a certified personal trainer and began working at Boston Sports Clubs. He discovered and immediately began CrossFit in 2012 after a stint at Mike Boyle’s Strength and Conditioning in Woburn, MA where he specialized in high school sports performance. Chris was instantly drawn to the community aspect of CrossFit, and particularly admires the togetherness that helps lift people up during workouts. As a coach he strives to make sure that each of his athletes reaches their full potential on a daily basis. He believes that CrossFit is the perfect vehicle to transform an individual’s every day life; the ultimate goal is to move better, feel better, and be prepared to handle whatever life throws at them next.
- CrossFit Level 1
- USA Weightlifting Level One Coach
- Certified Personal Trainer, NASM
JT is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, USAW Level 1, and Licensed Massage Therapist 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.