MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

John C. Mariani

What brought you to Mountain Strength CrossFit? After spending most of my 30s see-sawing up and down in weight I was going frustrated with myself that I couldn't maintain a healthy lifestyle. I realized what was missing was structure, variety and a supportive...

The WOODS!

What brought you to Mountain Strength CrossFit? Lynda :  Dan started first and his enthusiasm was contagious so I had to check it out for myself. Dan: I knew I needed to get back in shape (other than round) and knew going to the YMCA and trying to do it by myself...

MEG-A-TRON!

What brought you to Mountain Strength CrossFit? I was looking for something to get me back into routine exercise after a long, long period of sporadic workouts.  I found a listing for boot camp classes through the Arlington Recreation department. I thought, “What the...

Stratton Newbert

What brought you to Mountain Strength CrossFit? I used to do quite a bit of road and trail racing, but stopped about 5yrs ago due to chronic IT problems.  I was unhappy with my fitness level after a 3-day backpacking trip last summer and began to worry about being...

Mike Flanagan

What brought you to Mountain Strength CrossFit? I was turning 40, and needed a complete physical reboot.  I ran varsity cross country and track in college (which will no doubt shock my 6am class mates who see me suffer through our runs today).  But without a team, I...

Adam Rudiger

What brought you to Mountain Strength CrossFit? A little over a year ago my family and I moved from the West Coast to Winchester and I was looking for a new exercise routine.  Previously, I would go to the gym by myself and do the same boring stuff without much...

Brooke Bass

What brought you to Mountain Strength CrossFit? Fitness has always been part of my life.  I grew up an athlete, playing 3 sports in both high school and college, and stayed fit after college and throughout and during my first pregnancy.  But then I got pregnant with...

Hilary Bradshaw

What brought you to Mountain Strength CrossFit? I have been dealing with chronic back problems since an injury 6 years ago, and could no longer run or play any sports, which was all very depressing and making me start to feel really old.  I tried every treatment...

The Ellis’

What brought you to Mountain Strength CrossFit? Throughout the years, we have both been members of various gyms and found that we did not get anything out of them. We had been having lots of conversations about doing something to ward off the rapid effects of aging....

Nicky Shargel

What brought you to Mountain Strength CrossFit? After I had my second baby I was looking for a way to get fit.  I was working out with a personal trainer who encouraged me to try other things.  The only things I knew about Crossfit were that my friend Brooke loved it...

Dave Fatula

What brought you to Mountain Strength CrossFit? My wife Ami brought me to MSCF.  She did SGX training last year, and stayed in the gym, went through on ramp and loved MSCF.  She kept convincing me to come try it out, because I'd been with a personal trainer for a long...

Cristina Hain

What brought you to Mountain Strength CrossFit? Originally, my mother signed me up to start CrossFit, she thought that it would be a good experience for me but little did she know I was the only girl involved. When I first arrived I went into the bathroom to change...