Meet Our Team

Derek McDermott

OWNER - HEAD COACH

CrossFit Level 2 

USAW Level 1

EMT Certification

University of Connecticut - Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology; Strength & Conditioning

University of Memphis - Masters in Sports Business and Management


Denise Roby

COACH

CrossFit Level 1

USAW Level 1

Strongman 

Nivi Carbonell

COACH

CrossFit Level 1

CPT (NASM)

CrossFit Gymnastics

CrossFit Endurance

Enderton Weightlifting Certificate

Ben Norland

COACH

CrossFit Level 2

CrossFit Strongman

CrossFit Mobility

USAW Level 1

Hamilton College - Bachelors of Arts - Science Biology

Eastern Connecticut State - Masters in Secondary Science Teaching

Erica Newfang

COACH

CrossFit Level 1

Precision Nutrition Level 1

Hartwick College - Bachelors of Arts in Psychology

University of Connecticut - Masters plus 30/Sixth Year - Educational Psychology

University of St. Joseph - Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

Carly Young

COACH

CrossFit Level 1

University of Connecticut - Bachelor of Arts in Accounting

Sacred Heart University - Masters in Accounting


Derek Pontier

COACH

USAW Level 1

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist 

Bridgewater State- Bachelors of Science- Exercise Science

Bridgewater State - Masters of Science - Strength & Conditioning  

Jen Schaefer

COACH

USAW Level 1

Nick Ragaini

COACH

USAW Level 1

CrossFit Level 1