Our Team

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Chris Martin – Head Coach

Chris was born in Bennington Vermont and grew up in Brookfield Connecticut.  All of his life Chris loved being active and outdoors.  He enjoys fishing, spearfishing, backpacking, mountain biking, tennis, baseball and rugby. Chris played tennis through high school and went on to play Division III tennis at Western Connecticut State University while getting his B.A. in Mathematics. After graduation, Chris moved out to Martha’s Vineyard where he first started CrossFit and immediately fell in love with the sport. He was doing things he never thought he could do. After three years as an athlete and participating in some competitions Chris decided to get his Level 1 CrossFit certification. He started coaching while on MV and has been obsessed with researching different diets, strength programs and efficient yet safe movements.

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1

“As much as I love challenging myself, I love pushing others to accomplish their goals and set new ones. I am so excited to be a part of this community and love how accepting and friendly everyone has been at CrossFit Bona Fide.”

 

 

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Addison DesRosiers – Coach

Addison is from a small town in Massachusetts called West Newbury. She started competing in Irish dancing at the age of eight and competed in her first world championships at age eleven in Belfast Ireland. She continued to compete internationally until 2012 placing as high as 15th in the World and 5th in North America. Along with Irish Dancing, she ran on the cross country and track team all four years of high school. Her love for running continued into college where she attended American University in DC. She ran her first full marathon her freshman year for the Girls on the Run DC charity organization. She recently graduated in May with a Bachelors degree in Health Promotion Management. A prior marathon runner, she wanted to vary her fitness training regimen and discovered her love for CrossFit and its methodology. She was hooked and her passion for it led her to pursue a career as a CrossFit trainer, receiving her level 1 certification in April 2015 in DC. Combining her experience in Heath marketing and her passion for CrossFit, she hopes to bring the amazing benefits of this fitness program to as many people as possible.

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1

 

 

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Bryant Mitchell – Owner/Coach

Bryant was born right here in Portsmouth at the former Pease Air Force Base and grew up in Kingston, NH. He attended The University of New Hampshire where as “walk on” he earned a full scholarship and starting position on the football team (truth be told – he spent most his time injured and watching from the sidelines!). After graduation Bryant’s career has been spent mostly in the health and fitness field leading customer service, sales, and managerial teams.  It wasn’t until starting work at Reebok in 2011 that Bryant was first exposed to CrossFit. In fact, as Reebok’s Fitness and Community Manager, Bryant’s team works directly with the owners and coaches of the 6,000 plus US based CrossFit affiliates.  Bryant received his M.B.A. from the Babson College Olin School of Business in 2007; he is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS®) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA™) and is both a CrossFit Level 1 and CrossFit Endurance certificate holder.  Bryant, his wife (and business partner) Abby, and two boys, Landon and Wyatt, live in Amesbury, MA.

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1

CrossFit Endurance

NSCA CSCS

“CrossFit has changed the way I think about fitness and coaching – I’m working harder and having more fun. I’m learning more and getting better each day. We started CrossFit Bona Fide simply to help other people get better too!”

 

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Abby Mitchell – Owner/Coach

Abby is originally from southern Maine. She graduated from The University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Science and it was there that she really found a passion for fitness and wellness.  Abby enjoys being active, played college field hockey (freshman year) and completed the Boston Marathon. After her graduation from UNH Abby worked in the health and fitness field for over 8 years wearing many hats–personal trainer, account manager, sales, customer service, and fitness center manager, just to name a few.  About 8 years ago Abby left the industry to assume the Marketing Director role for a software company where she was responsible for event planning, branding, public relations, and planning/executing campaigns.  However, she never lost her passion for fitness or her desire to work in the fitness industry.  When she first found CrossFit in 2011, she was hooked and knew that one day she wanted to own and operate a CrossFit box. With a strong foundation in health and fitness combined with her marketing experience, Abby’s a great fit as a coach and to lead the marketing and sales efforts for CFBF.  She enjoys participating in not only CrossFit but 5K races, sprint triathlons, adventure races, paddle boarding, biking, yoga and skiing.  In addition to her degree, she is a CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Endurance and CrossFit Kids certificate holder.  Abby, her husband (and business partner) Bryant, and two boys, Landon and Wyatt, live in Amesbury, MA.

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1

CrossFit Endurance

CrossFit Kids

“As a busy mother of two young boys, I understand first-hand the challenges involved with staying active and fit. Going through two pregnancies in four years, gaining, losing, and gaining (back) baby weight, trying to find the time to exercise with day care drop off/pick up, not to mention a 2.5 hour round trip commute . . . it can be overwhelming and even seem impossible at times. Our goal is simple – to provide you with the support, motivation and convenience to make it a reality.”