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  • Anastasia

    Coaching with CrossFit Route 7 since December 2019 and gym owner since December 2020!

    Since the doors opened in 2015, CrossFit Route 7 has become a second home to me and its members have become family. In December 2020, I became an owner because I cannot imagine not giving back and serving this community. The Route7 community is one of the most gratifying and fulfilling groups I have ever been a part of and I feel so passionate about sharing that with others.

    Athletically, I did plenty of long distance running and played soccer and basketball for years. When I found CrossFit though, it provided me with something I did not know I was missing: a competitive fire, physical and mental strength I did not know I was capable of, results, and the best support system anyone could ask for.

    I am so honored and grateful to not only be an owner, but to coach with this fantastic crew. We keep our standards high and our doors and hearts wide open to all. Come drop in and say hi! It might just change your life!

    I hold the following certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CF-L1
    • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CF-L2
  • George

    If you can be fortunate enough to combine your passion with your investments, you will never work a day in your life. I am grateful to have this opportunity now with Anastasia and Tucker at CrossFit Route 7. Two exceptional people and a world class facility.

    I started doing CrossFit in 2013 (joined CFR7 on opening day in January 2015) and have never looked back. I’ve spent a lifetime in gyms, on fields, on the ice and in locker rooms and nothing else comes close to the fulfillment you feel through the intense effort & focus of CrossFit. I joined to improve my athletic abilities and my fitness, but I was also embraced by a larger community filled with the most positive group of people I have ever met. The manager, coaches and the members are all exceptional. That is unique to CrossFit, you get both the Fitness and the Community.

    I have been a morning person my whole life. You will find me at the 6 am or 7 am most days. If you are curious about Route 7 come work out with me, my treat. If you are already here and there is anything you think we could be doing better, do not hesitate to reach out.

  • Tucker [email protected]

    Coaching since April 2011.

    Founded Ballston CrossFit in January 2012.

    Founded CrossFit Route 7 in January 2015.

    As the owner and Head Coach at CrossFit Route 7 and Ballston CrossFit - I am truly living my dream of owning businesses I am so passionate about! In February 2012 I opened Ballston CrossFit and we now have close to 300 members. When I got the opportunity to open CrossFit Route 7 in January of 2015, I was extremely excited to be able to share a healthy lifestyle with more people! I have always strived to live a healthy and fun-filled life (pura vida!) - live life to its fullest every day!

    As a competitive national-level tennis player, including a member of James Madison University's (JMU) Division 1 Varsity Tennis, I learned how to train hard and get results. After graduating from JMU, I continued to pursue athletic achievements and adventure sports (one of my favorite races was the XTERRA National Championships in Lake Tahoe, NV against some of the country’s top off-road triathletes). Thankfully, in late 2009, I found CrossFit and it has totally transformed my approach to fitness, in an incredibly positive way! As I approach my upper 30's, the incredible results from CrossFit continue to allow me to improve my overall fitness (I love getting stronger and faster every day)!!

    When I'm not at CrossFit Route 7 or Ballston CrossFit, you can find me mountain biking, playing floor hockey, boosting air on the kiteboard or wakeboard, hanging out with friends, or backpacking around the world! Be sure to ask about great places to go on your next international adventure!

    I love my job and feel very lucky to love what I do - teaching my friends how to live a fit and healthy lifestyle!

    I hold the following certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CF-L1
    • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CF-L2
    • CrossFit Endurance
    • CrossFit Olympic Lifting
    • CrossFit Mobility and Movement with Kelly Starrett
    • CrossFit Gymnastics Certification
    • CrossFit Masters Certification
    • Gymnastics with Carl Paoli
    • USA Weightlifting (USAW) Level 1 Sport Performance Coach
    • Coached by US Olympian Cara Heads (
    • Business of Excellence Immersion Program at CrossFit New England with Ben Bergeron (business consulting for CF box) - April 2016
    • 3-2-1 Go "Fuel Your Passion" business consulting seminar for CF boxes
    • Power Monkey CrossFit training camp - coached by Olympians Chad Vaughn and Dave Durante

    Philippians 4:13 - I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.
  • Casey

    Coaching CrossFit since March 2011!

    As a seasoned coach I’ve been involved in the fitness industry for 15 years. What started off as a goal to become a professional Muay Thai fighter ultimately ended unfulfilled, but instead brought me to the training program I love so much today - CrossFit.

    Since then I’ve been training CrossFit for over a decade, and coaching since 2011. In the meantime I’ve managed and owned a gym, coached countless CrossFitters, Olympic weightlifters, athletes from the professional level down to high school, competed on almost every level from local competitions to Regionals, and continued my Strength & Conditioning education through any/all modality I could find, both traditional and not.

    I look forward to bringing my breadth of experience to Route 7, to help you see your own potential, kill your weaknesses, and reach your goals!

    I hold the following certifications and accomplishments:

    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CF-L1
    • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CF-L2
    • USAW Sports Performance Coach
    • CrossFit Mobility
    • CrossFit Powerlifting
    • CrossFit Sport Specific (formerly CF Football)
    • CrossFit Striking Certified
    • ACE Personal Training Certified
    • American Heart Association CPR Certification
    • NREMT
  • Cooper

    Coaching with CrossFit Route 7 since June 2019.

    Growing up, my passion has always been sports. I played soccer, lacrosse, wrestling, basketball, and football as a kid. I was always taught to push myself to the limit and give 100% effort no matter what. I remember as an elementary school kid pushing myself to get the physical fitness award in gym class, even staying after school so I could run the mile again. Running was a weakness, so from then I started running and haven’t stopped.

    I fell in love with fitness, and since the age of 13 I have lifted very consistently, following all types of programs and methods, and learning all I could from a very knowledgeable strength coach in high school. Maybe you’re tired, or maybe you’re in a bad mood, but that doesn’t matter. Success doesn’t care, and results don’t lie. That’s what I love about fitness.

    I was always better at offseason training then I was at football. I remember thinking, “darn, I wish there was a sport of that consisted of constantly varied high intensity functional fitness”. Well, maybe not exactly that thought, but competing in fitness was something that interested me. I heard about CrossFit and signed up for a beginners program at CrossFit Route 7 and quickly fell in love with it! CrossFit is so much fun, and you are rewarded for pushing yourself. If you keep showing up and working hard, you will get better!

    Since then, I have competed in numerous competitions, received my CrossFit Level 1 Certification, and have been able to share my knowledge and mindset with others. Coaching is a wonderful way to improve peoples lives and there is no better feeling then watching someone improve!

    I hold the following qualifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CF-L1
    • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CF-L2
    • USA Weightlifting (USAW) Level 1 Sport Performance Coach
    • 12 Week Performance Coaches Academy with Cara Heads Slaughter
    • Cara Heads and Danny Carmago Olympic Lifting Minicamp participant
  • Elizabeth

    Coaching with CrossFit Route 7 since October 2019.

    When I was young, I always seemed to stumble around on the sports field. Whether it was soccer, basketball, or softball, I continuously struggled with balance and coordination. Then in 2006, I discovered the sport of rowing. It not only helped me forget all of those “ball sports”, but also became my passion for the next 10 years. I rowed at the highest level throughout high school, trained with the U.S. Junior National Team, and competed in Division 1 at the University of Notre Dame. Rowing taught me many things: discipline, patience, the importance of teamwork. It helped me build confidence and maintain a strong mindset. It helped me define the meaning of endurance and hard work. I first tried CrossFit during the rowing off-season. I immediately fell in love with the challenge, versatility, functionality, and incredible tight-knit community. After I completed my college rowing career, I dove headfirst into CrossFit, and found myself itching to share what I loved about it with others.

    CrossFit doesn’t give you a place to hide from your weaknesses. It helps you identify them, and then gives you the tools necessary to strengthen them. Your only job is to show up and work hard. CrossFit provides all of us the equal opportunity to become better versions of ourselves every day. As a coach, my #1 objective is to help others on their own journey towards seizing that opportunity.

    I’m extremely humbled, honored, and excited to be a part of the CrossFit Route 7 community. No matter where your relationship with fitness stands today, I hope to support, encourage, and coach you through that relationship and whatever else life throws at you. I look forward to getting to know each of you and your specific goals. I am excited to be coaching you, training with you, learning from you, cheering for you, and celebrating successes with you.

    I hold the following certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CF-L1
  • Mary Ann

    Coaching with CrossFit Route 7 since May 2019.

    I joined CrossFit Rt 7 during its grand opening. Prior to CrossFit, I was an avid gym-goer who loved weight training and worked in a fitness center since 1991. However, I hated cardio and Crossfit gave me the solution I was looking for. It allows me to get my cardio in a shorter, fun, and effective format. So I have combined hitting the weight room with attending Crossfit. I am more fit in mid-40’s than my 20’s.

    I have been fortunate to begin my coaching career here at CrossFit Route 7 through their coaching mentorship program. I love teaching the 7-Fit program because it is easy to modify to help beginners build a baseline of fitness and can be progressed to helped the advance fitness person have a great workout. And the fellow students are amazing at giving each other support and encouragement.

    I hold the following certifications and accomplishments:

    • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    • CrossFit Dumbbells Certificate
    • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
    • FMS Level 1
    • Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 with CHEK Institute
    • EXOS Mentorship Phase 1
  • Rachel

    Hi! My name is Rachel and I am so happy to be a part of this team and community! I am originally from North Dakota. I grew up in Fargo (yes, really) and spent much of my time at the lakes in Minnesota. I loved having all of the seasons; beautiful winters and summers at the cabin with endless outdoor fun. I graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in Community Health Education. I had always been active growing up and in school doing volleyball, track and swimming.

    Previous to CrossFit, I was a runner and I loved it! In 2010, I did my first full marathon and over the next 4 years had done 19 more plus countless half marathons and shorter races. I loved the physical part of running but the mental test that each race would bring was my favorite. It gave me a chance to do better next time, prepare better, eat better, and train harder. Nothing has ever topped that feeling until I found CrossFit.

    I quickly fell in love with this sport because there is so much room for success. There is always a new skill to work on, more weight to be lifted, or more recovery to be had. It leaves so much room for goals to be achieved and a more fulfilled life to be lived! Then you add the community part in and it truly turns into a family. Most CrossFit boxes I have been in do great job of this but CrossFit Route 7 and Ballston CrossFit have always stood out to me since the beginning. I felt so welcome. Every person is friendly and encouraging, it's a wonderful family to be a part of!

    My passion is to train, coach and help people find their preferred form of fitness. Please let me know if I can ever be of assistance to you!

    I hold the following certifications and accomplishments:

    • Bachelor of Science in Health Education, North Dakota State University
    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CF-L1
    • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CF-L2
    • USA Weightlifting (USAW) Level 1 Sport Performance Coach
    • Personal Trainer Certification with National Council of Strength and Fitness (NCSF)
    • Participated in CH Fitness & Performance 12-week Coaches Academy led by Olympian Cara Heads
  • Scinju

    Coaching since January 2018

    Coaching with CrossFit Route 7 since November 2020.

    Growing up, I was not big on sports or fitness. When I got to college, I began lifting weights and running, but I was never consistent. After a few years of haphazard training programs and inconsistent schedules, I found a local CrossFit gym. Having knowledgeable coaches, a well-planned program, and a community to motivate me and hold me accountable made all the difference, and I was hooked.

    After a few years of training, I decided to take things to the next level. I got my L1 and began coaching. Since then, I have been able to grow my knowledge of powerlifting, weightlifting, and gymnastics, which has made me a better coach and a better athlete.

    My favorite aspect of coaching has been watching the people around me grow and develop. Whether it is getting their first double-under or hitting a new PR, being a part of someone’s fitness journey is one of the most rewarding things that I have done.

    I hold the following certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CF-L1