CrossFit Kumba Coaches
At CrossFit Kumba, we only hire the best of the best!
Our CrossFit Kumba Personal Trainers hold nationally accredited certifications and/or their degree in the field. CrossFit Kumba Personal Trainers wear many hats, not only serving as your personal coach, but also as an educator, positive role model, and a major source of motivation and encouragement!
Are you the type of personal that has a difficult time sticking with a program? Having appointments made weekly with a personal trainer will hold you accountable and eliminate your excuses!
An exercise program that works for one person may not work for another. CrossFit Kumba Personal Trainers will customize the appropriate workout program to help you meet your individual goals and get results fast!
Break Through Plateaus
Many people suffer from plateau syndrome where it seems like no matter what you do, you no longer see improvement. CrossFit Kumba Personal Trainers can help you achieve new levels of fitness that you never dreamed possible!
CrossFit Kumba Personal Trainers will assure that the settings of your equipment are adjusted accordingly and that your posture, technique, and breathing are correct throughout your workout.
Meet Our CrossFit Trainers
My name is Gabrielle Montenegro (Gabby for short) and I’m original from Saratoga Springs, NY and have been in the Boston area for 3 years now. I have grown up playing sports all my life and I played college ice hockey at SUNY Oswego in New York State. As well as coaching CrossFit, I also coach the Girls’ Varsity Ice Hockey Team at Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill. Once graduating from college I tried to find the same competitive, fast pace environment like hockey and within a couple months I discovered CrossFit and have been doing it now for 4.5 years and have loved it ever since! Within the last year, I have been lucky enough learn and get taught by some of the best CrossFit Coach in the business at Reebok CrossFit One which has allowed me to spread that information and knowledge I have learned to a new CrossFit Community. CrossFit has allowed me to continue pushing myself physically and mentally and has introduced me to so many like-minded people that known the importance’s of fitness in once life. As a coach I want to inspire individuals to make long term lifestyle changes, and I have found that CrossFit’s scalable intensity and commitment to functional movement make it the perfect program for individuals of all ages and abilities. I always like to tell new people or people interested in trying CrossFit that anyone can take part and do any of the functional movements in CrossFit. All the movements shown and taught in CrossFit are actions we use in the world outside of the CrossFit Box, so should all master them with the best of our ability.
John Quigley, CrossFit Level 1, CPT
John has been a Certified Level 1 CrossFit Trainer since 2010. He started training with CrossFit in 2008 while stationed in Virginia. John was bored with the traditional Army physical fitness program (pushups, situps, & run) and wanted to find something that would challenge him mentally and physically. After his first session at CrossFit Alexandria (later Outlaw CrossFit), he was hooked. Since then John has visited and worked out in over 15 CrossFit Affiliates across the U.S. and last coached at a Military Affiliate. He is known for his vast collection of CrossFit t-shirts, loves any workout with a heavy deadlift, and has developed a special love/hate relationship with the hero WOD “DT.” John is passionate about CrossFit and has made it his personal goal to prove genetics don’t have to be an excuse for achieving fitness and living a healthy lifestyle.
Thomas McCormack, CPT
Thomas has been a NASM Certified Personal Trainer for 7 years and has practiced in almost all areas of health and wellness across the commonwealth. He is also a NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, Les Mills Instructor, L1 CrossFit Trainer, and focused his studies in Athletic Training at Merrimack College. Concentrated on the Human Movement System, Thomas brings a philosophy of high intensity training that coexists with sound bio-mechanics to create a pain-free, functional, Elite athlete.
Carlos Terron is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, who is passionate about helping others that want to better their lives and is confident that fitness is the tool to do it with. In 2012, after many years of being a typical gym goer, Carlos did his first WOD and was hooked. CrossFit became his passion and opened up a whole new way of pushing himself as an athlete that he had never experienced before. Carlos believes that being a part of CrossFit, helps break down mental and physical barriers while celebrating your achievements in a community setting. He shares his passion and knowledge to ensure the health and performance of all of the athletes he coaches. Carlos strives to be a well rounded coach and athlete and trains in many modalities including weightlifting, powerlifting, gymnastics, running and cycling. Over the years, Carlos has participated in the Best Buddies Challenge 50 mile bike rides, Reebok Spartan Races, Mayflower Sprint Triathlon and the 2014 & 2015 CrossFit Games Open. When he is not coaching, Carlos is the Chief Operating Officer of Elite Health and Fitness, a husband and a father.
Brian McDonough, CPT, CF1, CF2, USA Weightlifting, Kenpo Black Belt
Brian McDonough came to CrossFit Kumba in 2014, he has long time experience in fitness, nutrition, and martial arts. Brian has been training with the CrossFit methodology since 2006, and achieved his Level 1 Certificate with CrossFit in 2007 and recertified in 2011. His progressive and all inclusive approach comes from a diverse mix of training disciplines, martial arts and combat sports. Brian has been involved and employed in the fitness industry for 20+ years and holds accredited certifications as a personal trainer, youth fitness instructor, group fitness instructor, cycle instructor, Olympic Lifting Trainer and CrossFit instructor. He holds a third degree martial arts black belt in kenpo karate and is a former two-time World Association Kickboxing Organization USA Team member. He has completed multiple obstacle course races, including Tough Mudders, Spartan Beasts, and Spartan Sprints, as well as cycling races such as the Tour De Cure 65 and 100 mile bike rides.
Over the years has used his expertise to train business professionals, military, law enforcement, amateur and pro fighters, youth, professional athletes and everyday people who just want to get in shape. McDonough has worked with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and professional athletes including:
Richard Gere (actor - Hachiko: A Dogs Story; An Officer and a Gentleman; Pretty Woman)
Jason Clarke (actor – Dawn of The Planet of the Apes; The Great Gatsby; Public Enemies; Lawless)
Phillip Noyce (director - The Bone Collector; Clear and Present Danger; Patriot Games)
Jason Isaacs (actor - Black Hawk Down; Harry Potter; The Patriot)
Kevin Chapman (actor - Mystic River; Ladder 49; Brotherhood)
Cary Takagawa (actor – 47 Ronin; Mortal Combat; Pearl Harbor)
BenJarvus Green-Ellis (athlete- New England Patriots; Cincinnati Bengals)
McDonough has received recognition from Mayor David Cicilline, Governor Donald Carcieri, Attorney General Patrick Lynch and State Representative Joseph Almeida for his work with youth in the Providence Rhode Island community. He was the Co-Founder of the very successful and highly recognized Ishi Dojo Youth Center which he ran for 6 years. He has created fitness businesses and business models alike. Brian has been active in his community organizing fundraisers, youth programs and building awareness around a fitness lifestyle. He is currently working towards acquiring his Emergency Medical Technician License.