MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Jenn McCarthy

What brought you to Mountain Strength CrossFit? When I joined 2 ½ years ago my goal was to get stronger. I was working out at a big named gym and was purely doing cardio exercises.  I was lost when it came to strength training. I tried doing the circuits, personal...

Heather Cooke

What brought you to Mountain Strength CrossFit? I decided I needed to get back in shape about six months after having my son and I was having trouble finding the time and motivation. Also, I wanted to get strong and do more than just run. My body had seriously...

Amy Mariani

What brought you to MSCF? My husband has been a member for several years, but I had no interest in joining.  I was satisfied with my workout routine, and thought I was in decent shape.  About a year ago, I started noticing that I was putting on weight with no changes...

Andrew Maggiore

What brought you to Mountain Strength CrossFit? Jeremy, Audrey and I moved to Arlington from Somerville at the end of last year and I joined a gym that was unsavory on all levels -- amenities, staff and clientele. I posted on the Arlington List Serve asking where I...

Jeff Shargel

What brought you to Mountain Strength CrossFit? My wife, Nicky, introduced me to MSCF (if you do not know her, she is the shy girl that frequents the 9:15 a.m. class.)  Witnessing Nicky’s amazing crossfit transformation at a time when I was hitting a bottom in terms...

Jennifer Geller

What brought you to Mountain Strength CrossFit? I had been wanting to try CrossFit for a little while, so I started researching different gyms in the area. I came across MSCF, which really peaked my interest, so I went in to check it out and met Rich. He was very...

Thomas Byrne

What brought you to Mountain Strength CrossFit? I was turning 50, and had spent the better part of a decade working 70-80 hours a week. In my younger years I’d been an avid hiker and mountain biker, but the stresses and demands of running a start-up no longer allowed...

Mona Pomegas

What brought you to Mountain Strength CrossFit? I was looking for a program to help me and my husband train for our first Spartan race and learned about MSCF. On day 1 of Spartan training, we realized we were more out of shape than we thought we were. We knew then we...

Matt Pupa

What brought you to Mountain Strength CrossFit? I was at Crossfit H2O in Medford until it closed last fall. They recommended checking out Mountain Strength and I’ve been here ever since. What is your favorite exercise or movement? It definitely changes here and there,...

Anna Abbanat

What brought you to Mountain Strength CrossFit? My friend Maya Colman and Peyton Whitney always talked about it and ended up bringing me along with them.   What is your favorite exercise or movement? Jump rope.   What is a skill that you are working on to improve?...

Abigail Mumme-Monheit

What brought you to Mountain Strength CrossFit? My parents started at Mountain Strength last summer and thought I would like it. They gave me 10 classes for my birthday, and I was hooked. I ran cross country for the past four years, but I wanted to get stronger...

Michaela Romanova

What brought you to Mountain Strength CrossFit? As a college tennis player I was always pushed to train and perform my best. On daily basis I was part of team organized practices. Upon graduation I found my work outs monotones and boring. I needed some inspiration and...