• Chase Devine Coach

    Chase grew up playing sports and was a high school athlete who ran track & field and wrestled, but when he first tried a CrossFit class, he immediately fell in love with the sport. He not only believes that CrossFit, combined with good nutrition, is one of the most effective forms of exercise to become stronger, fitter, and healthier, but also that it helps individuals learn to move more efficiently using proper form and technique. As a coach, Chase enjoys watching people experience CrossFit for the first time, then grow confident and motivated as they progress.

    In a prior life, Chase was a professional chef, so he enjoys cooking in his spare time, as well as playing with his dog, Xena. Chase is a humanitarian at heart and is dedicated to helping people live a healthy life.

    CREDENTIALS

    • CF-L1
    • Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)
    • Stretch to Win Institute
    • Movement Course, Training Think Tank (in progress)
    • BA – Culinary Arts (Nutrition), SUNY Delhi

     

    ACHIEVEMENTS

    • Former professional chef who won a national state title in competition
  • Dan Krahe Coach

    Dan first became fascinated with strength sports as a child and started lifting weights when he was 15. After discovering CrossFit at 18, he dove head-first into teaching himself everything he could about physical development. He’s a self-taught athlete, but thanks to instant access to information, he has molded himself after his personal heroes.

    Although CrossFit is not always perfect in practice, Dan believes fundamental principles are incredibly sound and fell in love with the philosophy behind CrossFit: Use the best means at your disposal to become as physically well-rounded as possible and constantly demand more from your mind and body. Dan embraces this principal by pushing through workouts to be the strongest version of himself, and he loves seeing members do the same. He believes that when individuals become more confident in the gym, they become more confident in other parts of their lives and begin to meet the world’s challenges head-on.

    Dan’s favorite movements are loaded carries, particularly the front-loaded Zercher sandbag carry, as it’s a test of raw strength and helps people learn to keep their bodies safe under heavy loads.

    Outside of the box, Dan thrives on learning new information by listening to podcasts and enjoys watching a good film or laughing at a stand-up comedy sketch. He studied furniture design in college and built furniture professionally, and despite never liking furniture, he can discuss it for hours on end.

    CREDENTIALS

    • CF-L1
    • BA – Furniture Design, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Rowena De Jesus Yoga Instructor

    Ro has been teaching yoga internationally and in the Boston area for over 10 years. She completed her 200-hour teacher training with Ana Forrest and prenatal yoga teacher training with Bec Contant. Ro’s classes focus on preparing the body for action and restoring it from stress through the use of active (Forrest, Vinyasa) and passive (Restorative, Yin) elements of yoga. Her classes will promote core strength, flexibility, balance, improved circulation, and breathing. For the active athletes, Ro’s class is known to be an excellent preparation for a hard workout the following day or a great recovery tactic post-workout.

    When Ro isn’t teaching yoga or doing CrossFit, she can be found rock climbing, hiking in remote corners of the world, and discovering new medicines as a drug discovery research scientist.

    CREDENTIALS

    • yogaHOPE teacher: Dedicated to establishing rehabilitative yoga programs in residential facilities for underserved women in substance abuse recovery, poor and homeless women, and victims of domestic violence
    • BS – Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, UCLA
    • MS – Public Health, Tufts University

    ACHIEVEMENTS

    • Experienced Marathon runner
    • Experienced in Yin, Vinyasa, Shadow, Ashtanga, PranaVayu, Baptiste, and Bikram Yoga
  • Mike Lombardi Coach

    Mike is a former rower, soccer, and basketball player. He attended Princeton University, where he rowed for the Heavyweight Men’s Varsity team. After graduation, Mike coached at Princeton for four years before moving on to work with Olympic hopefuls. From 2014-2016, Mike traveled around the world to work with the best minds in physiology, nutrition, and mobility. During this time, he began testing and developing training programs to achieve peak performance in both rowing and everyday life.

    Mike believes that every athlete is different, so he takes the time to get to know each one on a personal level. He is an intense competitor, but his true passion is teaching and helping others reach their goals and beyond.

    CREDENTIALS

    • CF-L1
    • AED/CPR
    • MBA – Business, Boston University (Anticipated 2018)

    ACHIEVEMENTS

    • Olympic Rowing/Strength Coach
    • U-19 United States National Rowing Team​
    • Former Rower at Princeton University
  • Sara Lombardi Coach

    A life-long athlete and competitor, Sara was born in Boston and grew up in both Marblehead, MA, and Simsbury, CT. She competed in many sports through grade school and high school until rowing became her full-time passion. This passion lead her to Princeton University, where she was recruited to row, and ultimately finished her college career as a two-time All-American athlete and captain of her team. Upon graduation, Sara declined some offers from Wall Street to follow her dream of becoming an Olympian. While traveling along the “road to London,” she earned the title of World Champion in the Women’s Four in both 2010 and 2011.

    It wasn’t until after finishing fourth in the London Olympics that Sara was introduced to CrossFit. When Sara was injured in 2014, she knew she had to change the way she trained. She began a journey seeking health and peak performance, but the path that unfolded changed how she understood rowing and body movement. Sara is now bringing this holistic perspective on movement, strength, and endurance to RCFBB to help shape the Endurance program.

    CREDENTIALS

    • CF-L1
    • BA – Psychology, Princeton University

     

    ACHIEVEMENTS

    • 2013 World Cup Silver Medalist (rowing, Women’s 8)
    • 2012 Olympian (fourth place, rowing, Women’s Pair)
    • 2011 World Champion (rowing, Women’s 4)
    • 2010 World Champion (rowing, Women’s 4)
    • 2010 Bronze at the NCAA Championship
    • 2009 & 2010 DI First-Team All-American
  • Briana Hamilton COACH


    Briana “Breezy” or “Breezyham” Hamilton grew up in upstate South Carolina. Raised by her mother, superhero, and world Tina, she quickly learned that hard work, determination, and humility were key factors in becoming successful. Throughout high school she was an all-around athlete excelling in multiple sports and started training at Crossfit Spartanburg at the end of her senior year, which prepared her physically for a successful career as a D-1 athlete for the Florida State Seminoles and professional athlete in both the NPF (Pennsylvania Rebellion and Akron Racers) and the GRID League (Boston Iron).

    Briana’s traveled the world playing softball professionally and now has decided to settle down as one of the newest coaches at Back Bay. Breezy has faced her fair share of adversity in all stages of her life, but she always has a smile and laugh to share with the world.

    CREDENTIALS

    • CF-L1
    • BS – Enviromental Studies, Sociology
    • Minors – Psychology, Child Family Studies

     

    ACHIEVEMENTS

    • 2011, 2014 CrossFit Regionals competitor (2011: Southeast, 10th place)
    • 2015-2016 Professional GRID athlete, Boston Iron
    • Professional Softball Athlete
    • 2014-2015 Pennsylvania Rebellion Softball Organization
    • 2015-2016 Akron Racers Softball Organization
    • 2014 and 2016 USSSA Pride Fall Tour
    • 2010-2014 Florida State Softball Team, Division 1 Athlete
    • 2014 Woman’s College World Series Contestant
    • 2014 All ACC 3rd Team
    • 2012 Seminole Golden Glove
    • 2012 Seminole Most Improved
    • 2012 All ACC 1st Team
    • 2011-2012 All ACC Player of the Week
  • Dr. Richard Green President and Chiropractor – Sports and Spine Injury Center

    PERSONAL INTERESTS

    Dr. Green enjoys time with his son and watching him learn, grow, and play sports. In his free time, he enjoys golf, tennis, CrossFit, as well as travel and exercise of all kinds

    PUBLICATIONS

    Schmorl’s Node Phenomenon, Journal of Neuromusculoskeletal System, Volume 2, No. 1 Spring 1994
    Sacral Stress Fracture In A Female Runner: A Case Report, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Volume 30, No. 3

    EDUCATION

    • BS and Doctorate – Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Chiropractic
    • American College of Sports Medicine Team Physician Course Part I,II & III – University of Miami

     

    CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

    • 2016 Provider at CrossFit Games for Team Back Bay (Carson, CA)
    • 2012-Present Medical Director of Athlete Services at North East Regional CrossFit Games (Canton, MA, Hartford, CT, Albany, NY)
    • 1991-2005 Boston Red Sox Team chiropractor
    • 1992-Present Chiropractic provider for many Boston Bruins players
    • 2001-Present CrossFit Corporate Headquarters official in-house chiropractor
    • 1991-1994 Chiropractor for Delta, Northwest, and United Airlines

     

    CLINICAL INTERESTS & CERTIFICATIONS

    • 1995-Present Full Body Active Release Provider
    • Graston Technique Provider L1 and L2
    • Fascial Manipulation Provider
    • SFMA
    • Functional Movement Screen Provider
    • ARP Wave Facility
    • Foundation Training Provider
    • Rock Tape & Fascial Movement Provider
    • NKT Provider
    • Active Isolated Stretching Provider
    • LiteCute Class IV 9 & 25 Watt Laser Provider

  • Dr. Wes Hendricks COACH

    Dr. Wes Hendricks graduated from the University of Western States with a doctorate in chiropractic and a bachelor’s degree in human biology. Upon graduation, Wes moved to Massachusetts to complete his Clinical Externship at Beth Israel Hospitals Spine Center. Wes has a passion for human movement and helping people improve their health and performance.

    CREDENTIALS

    • CF-L1
    • Selective Functional Movement Assessment
    • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Sport 1
    • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Sport 2
    • Rock Tape Performance Movement Technique
    • Graston 1
    • Faktr
    • Function Release Upper Limb
    • BS – Human Biology, University of Western States
    • Doctorate – University of Western States, Chiropractic

    ACHIEVEMENTS

    • 2010 NY/NJ Crossfit Sectionals (8th)
    • 2010 Reebok CrossFit Regionals competitor (northeast, 30th)
    • 2012 Crossfit Open competitor (northwest, 19th)
  • Nikita Vladimirovich Durnev WEIGHTLIFTING COACH


    Since a young age, Nikita has been involved in a variety of competitive sports, including hockey, soccer, and wrestling in Russia. At age 13, he became interested in Olympic weightlifting, and he was adorned as “Master of Sport” in Olympic Weightlifting at age 18. Since then, Nikita has been coaching Olympic Weightlifting here in the US and in Russia.

    CREDENTIALS

    • Russian Master of Sport – Olympic Weightlifting

     

    ACHIEVEMENTS

    • Several Olympic Weightlifting Titles in Russia