Our Trainers

Craig Robertson »

Head Coach, Owner

Craig Robertson

Head Coach, Owner

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2011

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I was given a gym membership for Christmas when I was 15 years old. I immediately became fascinated by the ability to change your body through hard work. I knew I wanted to make fitness a career but after a short internship decided working in a big box gym wasn’t for me.

Why did you become a trainer?

I discovered CrossFit my senior year of college and was reignited with the passion for fitness. I was already studying Exercise Science and working as a personal trainer. After seeing how well CrossFit worked I wanted to help others find a love for fitness as well.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Squat Cleans

What is your favorite cheat food?

Any kind of chips

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Iron Man. He wasn’t born or given superpowers. He created himself as a superhero.

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Football
  • CrossFit Movement and Mobility
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Judges Course
  • CPR/AED Certified

Rachel Milbury

Coach

Rachel started Crossfit in 2011 soon after her third child was born. Crossfit became a fun way to stay in shape by focusing on the challenge of hitting performance goals rather than trying to burn calories in order to maintain a certain aesthetic.

Rachel has a masters in social work from Boston University, as well a Bachelors in psychology.

She has been coaching Crossfit for the past two and a half years, and spent the last year as head coach/program director at a local Crossfit.

CrossFit Credentials:

CrossFit Level-1
CrossFit Level-2

Kristen Domboski

Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2014

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I got into CrossFit to lose weight and get back into shape! I had fallen into the worst shape of my life and needed to make a change. I was instantly hooked on CrossFit and now I’m in the best shape I’ve been in since Army basic training.

Why did you become a trainer?

I started helping as an assistant coach during large classes and found I really enjoyed coaching. From there, it made sense to get my CF-L1 in order to take my coaching to the next level. I find it rewarding to pass on the knowledge that I’ve gained through other outstanding coaches and positively impact peoples lives.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

STO, rowing and power cleans

What is your favorite cheat food?

Pizza, buffalo wings, Captain and Coke, Pasta, Cookie Dough and Mocha’s from SPOT!

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Deadpool! He always speaks his mind and was a bad-ass soldier even before becoming a Superhero.

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • USA-W Sports Performance Coach
  • EMT
  • B. Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering
  • MBA

Ryan Blake

Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2012

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

Fitness for me began the minute I realized I wanted to be the best baseball player I could be. I started lifting the minute we had our first captains practice for football that summer. I soaked in every word the upper classman had to say about weights. I applied it, asked questions, worked with the trainers, read articles, the whole shebang. I never really lifted heavy until I started doing CrossFit. I was still pretty strong, but I was your typical gym goer doing sets of 10-15 on everything with a huge focus on my rotator cuff strength/flexibility, as well as stretching before and after any physical activity. Shortly after my freshman year in College I found CrossFit, and fell in love with the diversity each day brought forth. On a bigger scale, I also fell in love with the social factor each day in the gym brought. It reminded me of every day at practice. It also provided me a competitive outlet in my workouts, and a push mentally I would never get working out alone.

Why did you become a trainer?

I became a trainer because I love helping people. I’ve worked with and coached kids since I was 13 years old, and as I got a better understanding of all the movements in CrossFit, I found myself helping people in class, staying after helping other members to get the same level of understanding as I did. It very quickly became a passion, and as a result led to a desire to get my Level One. I had to save for a long time to cover the cost, but it was worth every penny. It led me to now begin studying Exercise Science and Biology because the human body is an incredible machine, and I want to know everything I can to better not only myself, but those around me to the best of my ability.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Snatches snatched and more snatches! Snatches always have just clicked for me, and I just think they are fun. It’s just an overall display of elegance and power in a matter of seconds.

What is your favorite cheat food?

To be honest, all of the cheat meals. But if I could to pick….definitely pizza and beer. I love trying all sorts of cool beers.

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Without hesitation, Batman. The idea being Batman could be any one of us. We can take this concept and apply it to being a professional athlete, or even being successful in any endeavor we encounter. As long as we have proper guidance along the way (and successful ninja training from Ra’s Al Ghul), any one of us can be the Batman. Having the aptitude in particular subject areas such as school, business, athletics, being a parent, allows anyone to be super in some aspect. In this case, being the Dark Knight.

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Exercise Science/Biology BS Candidate at Bridgewater State University

Samantha Virgadamo »

Nutritionist

Samantha Virgadamo

Nutritionist

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2013

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I was never an athlete growing up but began to dabble in standard gym workouts as a teenager. I went to the gym because I thought I had to, not because I thought it was fun. It wasn’t until I was introduced to CrossFit more than a decade later that I became excited about physical fitness and the complementary role it played to a healthy diet in overall health, stress-management, and day-to-day happiness.

Why did you become a nutritionist?

I became a nutritionist because I wanted to help people find the fittest and healthiest version of themselves. What we eat and how we fuel our bodies on a daily basis is the foundation for health and affects our energy levels, disease risk, performance in our workouts, and even our overall feeling of well-being. I am excited to show how eating for wellness and fitness can be exciting, incredibly tasty, and that it means more than 3 squares of chicken breast, steamed broccoli, and sweet potatoes.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Love any WOD with cleans or deadlifts.

What is your favorite cheat food?

Bear with me, I’m going to answer like a nutritionist on this one. It’s best not to think about certain foods as “cheats” but as conscious choices we make to indulge in a food we love from time to time. Cheating implies you should feel guilty. When I’m looking to indulge, it has to be worth it. Not just any pizza is worth it to me, but a slice of sausage pizza from my favorite pizza place is worth the splurge without any guilt.

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

I have to go with Wonder Woman. She is the embodiment of strength and confidence.

Qualifications:

I completed the Didactic Program in Dietetics and am currently working on my Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition at New York University. I also have a diploma in Culinary Arts from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France. I have worked with CrossFit athletes to use nutrition to help meet their performance and body composition goals in NY and LA since 2014.