Jon Conant is the co-owner and primary coach at CrossFit Cape Ann. In high school, he was a high level cross country runner and nordic (xc) skier. Looking for a change from the competitive aspect of racing, he relocated out west to attend Colorado College, where most of his athletic emphasis was based on climbing and trail running in the Front Range. After graduating in 2000, he came back to Cape Ann where he has been active in the surf, climbing and art communities. He found CrossFit in 2007 and has been in love with the methodology and training style ever since. He worked at North Shore CrossFit as a coach for 2 years prior to starting CFCA. His certifications include: CrossFit Level 1, Crossfit Gymnastics, CrossFit Kettlebell, CrossFit Olympic Lifting, CrossFit Mobility, Crossfit Endurance, Gym Jones Level 1, CPR & First Aid. Learn more about him at his blog http://izzyhasaposse.wordpress.com/
Karen Conant is co-owner of CFCA as well as one of our coaches. She is also the eye behind some of CFCA’s unique touches as well as our fish bones logo. A freelance graphic designer, Karen makes sure that our packaging, products and website all jive with our clubhouse feel. She also manages the CFCA memberships and works hard to make sure that the back end of the business is running smoothly. Outside of the gym, she is also an avid surfer and a retired member of the Boston Massacre – Boston’s all star flat track roller derby team. Karen is CrossFit Level 1, Crossfit Gymnastics & Gym Jones Level 1.
Heather Fraelick is a Gloucester-native and a lifelong athlete. Heather played field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse as a youth, and captained her lacrosse team at Wheaton College. Having taken a hiatus from intense exercise post-recovery from cancer, Heather started running in 2010 and within a year’s time ran her first half marathon, 25K, and a full marathon in New Orleans. Running helped Heather get back into an active routine but she craved something different. The environment CrossFit offered, the community and the training methodology turned out to be a perfect fit for her. Outside of the gym Heather enjoys gardening, cooking, beach-bumming and – her newest hobby – stand-up paddle boarding with her husband, and fellow CFCA member, Rick Fraelick. Heather is a Level 1 CrossFit Certified.
Scott Weissman is a native of the Cape Ann area. He discovered Crossfit in 2008 to increase his athleticism by learning proper strength and conditioning techniques. Years later, he is still hooked. Outside of the gym Scott enjoys surfing, mountain biking, and running. When he’s not tackling the WOD, Scott is a full-time emergency department nurse and is working on his Masters at Northeastern University. He is Crossfit Level I certified and occasionally eats paleo.
Megan Goddard is currently a Student at Salem State studying Sport Movement Science with a concentration in Sport Management. After school she hopes to work in the field of sport tourism and blend her love of travel with outdoor activities. She had been involved with CFCA since we opened our doors and was doing CF before that in Atlanta, GA. She enjoys coaching and the tight community at CFCA. Meg is a resident of Rockport and is Crossfit Level 1 Certified.
Keri Landry is a the north shore native. In college she competed in cheerleading at a national level and also traveled the country competing with an All-star team. She Joined CFCA in 2010 after phasing out of competition and really enjoys what Crossfit offers. She believes that being healthy is a lifestyle and CFCA’s community helps build and support that choice, no matter what level of fitness you are at. Keri is still an active cheer coach who loves working with kids and is also Crossfit Level 1 Certified.
Ross Robinson is a Gloucester-native whose passions have always been pushing his limits outside of competitive athletics… first with skateboarding and snowboarding, then rock climbing and surfing. After gaining a degree in Outdoor Education from UNH, his truck became his home-base out west for the next 8 years while working as an outdoor educator. He led mountaineering and sailing expeditions for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) in western Canada, and worked from science instructor to captain aboard tall sailing ships in the Caribbean and across the Pacific. In late 2007 he moved back to Cape Ann and now works on tugboats out of Boston. Ross has been hooked on CrossFit since the opening of CFCA. The awesome community of people and intensity of the workouts are what keep him coming back for more. He credits many new achievements in his outdoor pursuits to his training regiment at CFCA and the paleo lifestyle. Ross is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.
Bubba Hagood is a resident of Gloucester, living on lobster cove in Annisquam. He discovered Crossfit in 2008 when he was introduced to it by Ben and Heather Bergeron, owners of Crossfit New England, a local box that won the Crossfit Affiliate Cup in 2011. He has been a competitor since 2008, competing in local, regional, and national competitions. Bubba was the second place finisher in the 2010 Crossfit Opens in his age class and finished 15th in the Games that year. He is training to get back to the Games again this year. Outside the box Bubba enjoys climbing, diving for lobsters, tracking his car, pina coladas , and getting caught in the rain. He spent his college career at MIT rowing crew and drinking – he is a rocket scientist turned entrepreneur. Bubba is Crossfit Level 1, Gymnastics, Barbell, and Olympic Lifting Certified.
Chris DeWolfe has been a lifelong resident of Gloucester. He graduated from Salem State College with a degree in Sports Management & Coaching. He pitched for Salem State Baseball and has been coaching high school baseball for the past ten years. He started running competitively after college. Chris felt running wasn’t enough to help prepare him for the versatility of tasks that life can throw at you and was introduced to Crossfit by Danny Vadala. He felt this was exactly what his training was lacking and has been hooked ever since. Chris is Crossfit level 1 Certified.
Kiwi & Moxy are CFCA’s certified mascots. They enjoy being outside for long runs in Dogtown or swimming off the coast in the summer. You’ll see them around the gym from time to time or if you join us for a trail run or other activities.
Diana Rodgers, NTP of Radiance Nutritional Therapy is our Nutrition Consultant. She conducts workshops at several CrossFit gyms, cooking classes, and individual consultations at her office and via skype. In her consultations, she evaluates food journals, health history, metabolic status and bloodwork to develop a specific diet and supplementation protocol for her clients. She is also a contributing writer for Paleo Magazine. www.radiancenutrition.com
Jemma Tory is CFCA’s contact for massage therapy. She has always lived on the other side of team sports and has instead been drawn to the graceful power of the body through dance, gymnastics and yoga. She recently found Crossfit and loves the amazing balance between practicing crossfit and yoga. She practices massage out of the Well for Integrative Medicine in Gloucester. If you are looking to get treated, you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org