MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Brooke Bass

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

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

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

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

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...

Jenn McCarthy

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

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

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

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

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

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...