BIO

Coach Rachael

Rachael (Rae) began fine-tuning her coaching skills in the sands of Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom during a National Guard deployment.  With literally a hundred soldiers seeking exercise and community during deployment, Rae began instructing her fellow soldiers in the foundation of CrossFit.  With a cross-section of backgrounds that comes with the National Guard, Rae had to learn how to instruct and mentor in ways that supported all these various perspectives.  Since returning state-side Rae has continued to coach and develop those around her.  Rae now takes the enthusiasm that she has shown over many years into her own gym in an effort to support her community.  She still spells her name wrong.  But cut her some slack. Spelling’s never been her best subject.

Qualifications & Benchmarks

Level 1, Level 2, CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Kettlebells, Cardio Sport, CPR/AED Trained, American Council on Exercise: Orthopedic Exercise Specialty.

Coach Justin

Justin began like many thinking he would tip-toe into the waters of CrossFit based on the recommendation of a friend.  However, also like many others, he quickly developed a love of all the tremendous benefits that CrossFit brings and dove head first into the sport of fitness.  This immediate passion for CrossFit propelled Justin into coaching of the sport as it parallels his experience as a long-standing military officer and military instructor.  Since that time, Justin has helped develop hundreds of young men and women in leadership and fitness.  Justin brings his dedication to the development of others to his own gym where he continues to make a positive impact on those around him.  He carries around more body hair than most people can deadlift – but don’t mess with him or Dian Fossey will hurt you. Don’t get it? It’s a “Gorillas in the Mist” reference – don’t worry,  I had to Google it too.

Qualifications & Benchmarks

Level 1,  CrossFit Kids, Level 2, Level 3 (Certified CrossFit Fitness Trainer), CPR/AED Trained.

Coach Raj

Raj talks a good game and can say things like “Dip, Drive, Press” and make it sound like he knows what he’s talking about.  Women like his girlish figure and guys are jealous that he can deadlift 2.5x his body weight.  No longer a poser, Raj is the real deal: cool red Inov8s accentuate his often shirtless physique. We are each individually either scared of him or scared for him. He has always been a vocal cheerleader for his fellow CrossFitters and is now converting that energy into coaching.  What Raj lacks in height, he makes up for with a big heart and enthusiasm. Surround yourself with coaches like Raj.

Qualifications & Benchmarks

Level 1, CrossFit Kids, USA Hockey Level 4 Coach, CPR/AED Trained.

Coach Mike

Mike’s CrossFit story starts in Waltham, MA, while he was attending the National Personal Training Institute.  There, he was introduced to a lovely lady by the name of CrossFit. He fell head over heels, and has adopted it as his strength and conditioning program of choice.  The relationship has blossomed –  fast forward about 2 years and he now not only is a level 1 trainer, he has his CrossFit Kids Certification and has plans to continue to grow through attending many future certifications. One of the best athletes in the gym, Mike is passionate about his own fitness, but even more passionate about coaching and improving those around him. Long story short, CrossFit and training people to improve have taken over his life.

Qualifications & Benchmarks

Level 1, CrossFit Kids, NSCA Certified Personal Trainer, CPR/AED Trained.

Coach Nikki

Born and raised in NH, Nikki has always been an athlete, playing college soccer and softball, and she has coached both sports for many years at several levels. She sports a Master of Sport Administration with a Certificate of Athletic Administration. She’s a self-proclaimed “good bartender” – can anyone confirm this? Her body is her temple: no tattoos and ears pierced only once. She’s been a CrossFitter since March 2013, and has been a CrossFit certified trainer since April of 2014. She’s bossy and definitely likes to tell you what to do. The quickest way to her heart? Pizza and chocolate. Nikki’s words of wisdom: “I believe that the desire to change is more important than the willingness to compromise, and that real change takes real work. I love cats. CrossFit is conditioning for all of Life’s random circumstances. It is absolutely for everyone.” Nikki loves cats!

Qualifications & Benchmarks

Level 1, Master of Sport Administration with a Certificate of Athletic Administration, CrossFit Kids 

Coach Joel

A CrossFitter for just over 2 years, Joel also began his journey under the watchful tutelage of Coach Rae. A twenty year Army veteran, Joel is loud and full of energy, is fiercely competitive and has a contagiously positive attitude. He will undoubtedly meet you at the door by yelling your name, with an accuracy of over 90%.  If he gets your name wrong, he owes you 20 burpees. Joel loves to see our athletes improve and will push you to do your best.  After a long day working for the NH Army National Guard Joel makes his way to CrossFit with his family. Yup, that’s you. Bring the action!!! Level 1.

Qualifications & Benchmarks

 Level 1, CrossFit.

Coach Jenny

Coach Jenny grew up in Northern hills of Vermont. She has always been active and still enjoys lots of outdoor activities throughout the seasons here in New England. She spends a great deal of time hiking, biking, kayaking and snowboarding. Jenny worked in the traditional fitness world for 10 years as a personal trainer and nutrition specialist. Then one day she woke up and found CrossFit. So with her prior experience in the fitness industry, she started to teach herself the fundamentals, left the corporate fitness world, and is now truly seeking to change lives through Fitness.

Jenny says: “The CrossFit community has brought me back to real motivation. Now as a Level One CrossFit Coach I want nothing more than to help lead others down the same path to true fitness. CrossFit is a lifestyle, a community, a family… and the best part about it… as long as you show up… you will always receive positive results in all aspects of life.”

Education and Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1 Coach
Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology
MBA in Strategic Leadership
ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer
ISSA Specialist in Fitness Nutrition
CPR/AED Certified

Coach Alexis

Coach Alexis has been a long time Battle; a 4 year CrossFitter who got her Level 1 trainer certification in 2016. She has always had a love for sports and working out, and now she has found her calling: CrossFit. She routinely takes on challenges in her fitness life (1/2 Marathons, Tough Mudders and Spartan races). Anything that challenges her she hits head on, kinda like getting her coaching Certification. She’s a full time Occupational Therapist and a mother of 2 crazy space monkeys (boys) so she knows how to teach people new things that will help improve their life. We’re also pretty sure she just likes telling people what to do!

Education and Certifications:

Level 1 Trainer Certification
Full Time Occupational Therapist Assistant

Coach Tamy

Coach Tamy is a recovering marathoner – once upon a time, she thought that long distance running was “fitness”, and devoted her life to the cause. She completed ten marathons before realizing the damage that she was inflicting on herself. She found the religion of nutrition first, and then stumbled into Battle CrossFit because the world of nutrition and the world of exercise have the same goal. She fell in love with CrossFit when she first walked into the gym, despite her confusion that there weren’t scary-looking machines. She loves that CrossFit, in addition to building fitness that translates to the real world, also gives members the human connection largely missing in our modern world through its supportive community atmosphere. Tamy loves physical challenges, and routinely runs obstacle courses and mud runs. She is an 18-year veteran teacher, but left to pursue her passion and is now a Functional Health Coach who is making the world a healthier, happier place by helping people achieve their best health and fitness.

Education and Certifications:

CF L1 Trainer
BS Edu
FDN-P (Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner)
CPR/AED Certified