Our Coaches

CFNE is home to some of the worlds best coaches. We take pride in making fitness fun and enjoyable while delivering the results of a world-class strength and conditioning facility.

Ben Bergeron

“I have a few loves in my life; my wife, my family, powder skiing, and CrossFit New England. I have been coaching fitness for over 15 years, and have never been apart of something as special as what we have at CFNE. I wake up everyday and get to do exactly what I love most in life; coach amazing people. The members of CFNE – from the kids, to the competitive athletes, to the grandmothers, to those looking to loose 100 lbs.- inspire me to be a better person. One of my benchmarks for success and a happy life is to be able to blur the line between work and play, and I can say with 100% certainty that owning and coaching at CFNE has done just that.

Certifications
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
CrossFit Barbell Trainer
CrossFit Running & Endurance Trainer
CrossFit Kids Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
CrossFit Mobility and Movement Trainer
CrossFit Olympic Lifting Trainer
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, National Strength & Conditioning Association  (NSCA)
Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
Certified Fitness Trainer, International Sports & Science Association (ISSA)
CPR, American Heart Association

Experience
Owner and Head Coach, CrossFit New England, Natick, MA
Strength and Conditioning Coach, Noble and Greenough School, Dedham, MA
Master Trainer, Boston Sports Club, Wellesley, MA
Strength Coach, Athletes’ Performance Enhancement, Natick, MA
Personal Trainer, Summit Fitness, Wellesley, MA
Lacrosse Strength and Conditioning Coach, Brandeis University, Waltham MA

Athletic Achievements
2nd Place, CrossFit Games Northeast Regionsals 2013 Affiliate Team (Coach)
1st Place CrossFit Games Northeast Regionals 2012 Affiliate Team (Coach)
1st Place Reebok CrossFit Games 2011 Affiliate cup (Coach)
1st Place CrossFit Games Northeast Regionals Affiliate Team 2010
Ironman Florida Triathlon 2007
Ironman Lake Placid Triathlon 2008
2 time Boston Marathon
College Rugby

 

Heather Bergeron
“In the 20 years that I’ve been teaching fitness, I’ve come to realize that exercise has the potential to be more than just something we squeeze into our schedule a few times a week. If we invest the energy and time, it has the power to make many other facets of our lives incrementally better as well. At some point, we’ve all experienced it with working out: the harder we work and more consistent we are, the more we want to clean up other areas of our life too. For many of us, whether we are competitive by nature or avoid it like the plague, training with others who are working towards similar goals builds that fire within us…AND makes the whole trip a lot more fun. One of my main goals in training clients is always the same; to let people leave all of their ‘baggage’ at the door and empower them to surprise themselves with what they are actually physically capable of.

Nothing means more to me than my family.  Absolutely nothing.  And, one of the things I love the most about CrossFit is that it is something that my entire family can share together: husband, children, parents, grandparents.  It makes staying fit and active, eating a clean diet, and supporting a full-blown community so much a part of our lives that we are all on this crazy cool journey together that can only land us a better life than we could ever have dreamt of before we found CrossFit.

Similarly, I couldn’t be more grateful for the role I get to play with CrossFit Kids.  We all think back to our own childhoods and wonder what where we’d be had we started when we were as young as some of these kids.  I get to help make this a reality for kids that walk in our door every day.  I take that very seriously.  My own kids help me understand the balance required to keep kids interested WHILE helping them really appreciate what this whole thing is reeeally all about: leading a clean and strong life, having fun, and supporting each other along the way.  Just waiting to see which of our CFNE Kids will be on the CrossFit Games podium some day! ”

Certifications
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
CrossFit Running & Endurance Trainer
CrossFit Kids Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
CrossFit Mobility and Movement Trainer
Certified Primary Group Exercise Instructor, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFFA)
Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Resource Associates (FRA)
Certified Yoga Teacher, Fitness Resource Associates (FRA)
Certified Spinning Instructor, Mad Dog Athletics (IFA)
CPR, American Heart Association

Experience
CrossFit Headquarters Level 1 Seminar Staff
CrossFit Headquarters Kids Seminar Staff
CrossFit Headquarters Media
Strength and Conditioning Coach, Noble and Greenough School,  Dedham, MA
Group Fitness Director, Stonehill College, North Easton, MA
Strength Coach, Athletes’ Performance Enhancement, Natick, MA
Group Exercise Instructor, Boston Sports Club, Wellesley, MA

Athletic

Achievements
1st Place CrossFit Games Northeast Regionals 2011 Affiliate Team
6th Place CrossFit/USAW Open (63 kilo weight class) 2010
8th Place CrossFit Games, 2010
1st Place CrossFit Games Northeast Regionals 2010
17th Place CrossFit Games, 2009
Ironman Lake Placid Triathlon, 2007
8 Marathons

Contact Heather at heather@CrossFitNewEngland.com

 

Kevin Montoya
I am a full time coach at CrossFit New England and I like to work with athletes who are looking to do do better in their chosen sport, or someone who feels that they are out of shape but is ready to make a change.

My fitness philosophy: Fitness is the closest thing to a direct link to happiness. You feel better, look better, and perform better. In short, fitness enhances the way you experience life.

I live in Natick with my lovely wife (Mandy) and two dogs (Bella and Max). My wife and I enjoy bouldering, watching movies, and Chipotle. My dogs just seem to like destroying things and causing trouble, but I still adore them.

Current Experience
Strength & Conditioning Coach, CrossFit New England, Natick, MA
CrossFit Gymnastics Seminar Staff Lead Coach
CrossFit Weightlifting Seminar Staff

Previous Experience
Head Coach/Operating Manager, Flex Gym, Lakewood, CO
Assistant Manager, General Nutrition Center, Parker, CO
Sports Performance Trainer, Fitness19, Parker, CO

CrossFit Certifications
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Coaches Prep Course
CrossFit Nutrition
CrossFit Gymnastics
CrossFit Advanced Gymnastics
CrossFit Weightlifting
CrossFit Advanced Weightlifting

Other Certifications
USA Weightlifting – Sports Performance Coach
International Sports & Science Association – Certified Fitness Trainer

Athletic Achievements
2nd Place – Reebok CrossFit Games 2013 Affiliate Cup
2nd Place – CrossFit Games Northeast Regionals 2013 Affiliate Team
1st Place – Kill Cliff Competitors Competition 2013
1st Place – CrossFit Games Northeast Regionals 2012 Affiliate Team
1st Place – Rocky Mountain Oly Open (77 Kilo Weight Class) 2010
1st Place – Tactical Strength Championship September 2010
1st Place – CrossFit/USAW Open (77 Kilo Weight Class) 2010
2nd Place – CrossFit Games Mountain States Sectional 2010

Contact Kevin at kevin@CrossFitNewEngland.com

 

Harry Palley
HarryCrossFit has translated well beyond the gym walls for me. It has become my lifestyle – the constant pursuit of excellence. What separates CrossFit from the other driving factors in my life however are the incredible relationships and camaraderie that inherently come with this experience. It’s a program that brings together all walks of life – and thrives off it. With the sole requirement being the will to succeed, CrossFit is truly for anyone who is willing to try.

I could not be prouder to be a coach here at CFNE. And I take that responsibility very seriously. Each passing day at the gym is an opportunity for our athletes to become not only fitter, mentally and physically, but to become better people. This is why we call ourselves ‘coaches’, and we hold that title proud.

Certifications
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Powerlifting Trainer
CrossFit Running and Endurance Trainer
CrossFit Nutrition Certified

Experience
Competitors’ Coach – CrossFit New England
Infantry Officer, USMC

Contact Harry at Harry@CrossFitNewEngland.com

 

Geoff Leard
For as long as I can remember athletics and competing have not only been a way of life for me, but also a great tool to test my character.  In my teenage years I started to excel both in football and the boxing ring.  I sacrificed gallons of sweat and countless hours into training and saw great results, but unfortunately routine became the enemy and I got bored.  I needed something new and after talking to a few buddies in the Military I began watching CrossFit videos.  At first these individuals seemed nuts for putting their bodies and minds through this “torture,” and I wondered how could someone get a good workout in under 15 minutes? At that point I had to give it a shot. Well, immediately after it was finished, I was hooked and haven’t looked back since. I loved the feeling and the sense of accomplishment after completing something I thought was so challenging.  It not only tested my level of fitness but it enabled my mind to break down barriers I never would have encountered before.  CrossFit has helped me become physically harder and mentally stronger and prepared me for whatever life may throw my way.  It’s taught me that the body can achieve what the mind can perceive.

I am very fortunate to have experienced how amazing CFNE truly is, from both a member and now as a coach.  It really opens your eyes to the amazing community we surround ourselves with on a daily basis.  Whether its going to battle against the other competitors or helping athletes achieve something they never thought was possible.  I’m happy to say I have more results and PR’s at this point as a Coach then I do in my own logbook.  My passion in life is CrossFit from the moment I wake up till the time I go to sleep. I have never been more fit, healthier, and happier to be part of a community so special, and I hope I can get you on that path too.

“Do today what others wont, do tomorrow what others cant”

Certifications
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
CrossFit Running & Endurance
CrossFit Kids Trainer
CrossFit Coaches Prep Course
CrossFit Powerlifting Certification
Mark Divine: Unbeatable Mind Academy Student

Experience
Coach, CrossFit New England
Coach/Director, High School Strength and Conditioning

Athletic Achievements
New England Football Conference All-Academic Team 2007
NEFC Champions 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
6 Years Amateur Boxing Experience
2011 Worlds Toughest Mudder Participant
GORUCK Challenge Boston Class 027

Contact Geoff at Geoff@CrossFitNewEngland.com

 

Ashley Fors
AshleyCrossFit has changed my life, I am healthier overall, fitter than I have ever been, happier every day, find passion in all that I do, build relationships with amazing people, and help others to do the same.  After being presented the opportunity to coach at CFNE, what I found myself truly enjoying was coaching new athletes in the sport, seeing the fire inside of them as they saw their lives change both inside and outside of the gym.  Each time it is as if I revisit that moment myself again.  I am our head elements coach, and absolutely love it!

I am also a cardiac RN at Milford Regional Medical Center.  I have been able to take so much away from the foundations of CrossFit and transfer it to my patients and coworkers.  Through these two backgrounds I focus my concentration on nutrition and overall health and wellness across the lifespan.

Certifications
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
ALCS  certified

Contact Ashley at ashley@CrossFitNewEngland.com

 

Max Isaak
MaxI came into Crossfit New England looking for something I could add to my weekly regiment. I thought it would be something I’d do on the side. Boy was I wrong. Crossfit has quickly become an enormous part of my life. The community, the workouts, and the people are like nothing else I’ve experienced before. I feel incredibly lucky to train and coach at CFNE.

I coach adults, teenagers, and kids at CFNE and love coaching the different ages and abilities. I am a firm believer in the saying “practice makes habit” and encourage all athletes of all ages to train their weaknesses and reap the benefits.

Most of all I love to have a good time. You only have one life so you might as well enjoy it to the fullest. Eat well, train hard, and smile. Life is good!

Certifications
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Kids Trainer

Experience
Coach, CrossFit New England
High school Strength and Conditioning Coach, CrossFit New England
CrossFit Kids Coach, CrossFit New England

Contact Max at max@CrossFitNewEngland.com

 

Rachel Martinez
RachelI have been an athlete since the age of 6. I was training at my gymnastics club 4 hours a day 6 days a week until I went to college in 2002. My athletic career continued until the time I graduated college in 2007 and then what? I did not know life without sport and thankfully found CrossFit in 2011. It has become a way of life for me and I could not imagine my life any other way. I look forward to the time I get to spend in the gym, not only to push myself harder than I ever thought possible but to help and push others as well.

I moved to Massachusetts in January of 2013 and had instant friends and family at CFNE. The environment is like no other and having the opportunity to be one of the coaches here is a feeling I cannot describe. I am so fortunate and grateful to have chosen CFNE as my home and could not be more proud to coach at such an amazing place!

Certifications
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Kids Trainer
Strongman Certification

Experience
Coach, CrossFit New England
Coach, CrossFit Dynamix, Queens, NY
Varsity High School Gymnastics Coach, Valley Stream High School, NY

Athletic Achievements
3rd Place – CrossFit Games Northeast Regionals 2014
2nd Place - CrossFit Games Northeast Regionals 2013 Affiliate Team
1st Place – Individual Pump Garage Games 2012
1st Place – Team Europa 2012
1st Place – Team Beast of the East 2012
Full Athletic Scholarship, University of Maryland, Division I Gymnastics Team

Contact Rachel at rachel@CrossFitNewEngland.com

 

Cheryl Nasso
CherylNI have been a part of the CrossFit community for over four years now. I can honestly say that I have learned more about myself in these past four years than I would have ever imagined. My love for helping people started over 10 years ago when I decided I wanted to become a personal trainer as well as lead group fitness classes. Seeing people do things they never thought they could do has always been the most exciting part of my job. When I joined CrossFit, I knew right away that this was the career I wanted. I have developed a love for this sport that extends outside of just coaching, but as a competitor as well. I strive to pursue being the best athlete I can be as well as making others believe that there is an athlete inside of them. I believe that knowledge is power, through struggle we find success, and above all that living in the now is the best way to find happiness.

I came to CrossFit New England to work with the best of the best. I wanted to better myself as a coach and as an athlete. What I have found is a community full of amazing people, and a place that I can say I look forward to showing up to each and every day. Although I miss the sunny Florida winters, the amount of knowledge I have gained make the long winters worth it!

Certifications
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Coaches Prep Course
CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer

Contact Cheryl at cheryl@CrossFitNewEngland.com

 

Sean Tully
sean
I began my fitness journey training to be stronger for college tennis. I soon realized that what I enjoyed more than anything else was finding and pushing my physical limits in my training. After years of bodybuilding and powerlifting I found the perfect training program in Crossfit. After years of Crossfit I found the best gym at CFNE.

I have a passion for helping others to be their best by improving their fitness. I have found that when you can accomplish things in the gym that you previously thought impossible, this leaks into life outside the gym and anything becomes possible. I realized very quickly after walking through the doors at CFNE that it was the place to be if I wanted to improve as a coach and athlete. I am honored to be a part of the coaching staff at CFNE and look forward to helping others accomplish their fitness goals every day.

Certifications
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Experience
Coach at CrossFit Boston
Head Trainer at CrossFit the Taj
Merrimack College Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach

Athletic Achievements
#1 Doubles and singles tennis player at University of New Hampshire
1st Place - 2013 Southie Showdown CrossFit Competition

Contact Sean at sean@CrossFitNewEngland.com