Our Team at CrossFit Prototype

Michael Collette B.S C-PT CES

Co-Owner/Head Coach CrossFit Prototype | Personal Trainer

Michael Collette has been in the personal training field for over 6 years and has 10 years of experience in the field of exercise physiology. Michael graduated Cum Laude from Westfield State University with his Bachelor’s Degree in Movement Science with a concentration in Sports Medicine. Michael’s passion for CrossFit training started while he was in his senior year and final semester at WSU. His interest peaked while he was a Master Trainer at Boston Sports Clubs in Westborough and used the CrossFit training methodology and his Sports Medicine background to help his clients reach their goals both physically and mentally. Michael has a vast training background from training high school and collegiate athletes to the general population. His training philosophy is simple and stems from his Sports Medicine.


Certifications:

  • B.S in Movement Science w/ Concentration in Sports Medicine
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrosFit Level 2
  • Certified Speed and Agility Coach (CSAC)
  • Certified Weightlifting Performance Coach (CWPC)
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • USAW Sports Performance Coach
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • IGNITE! Neuromotive Coach
  • CPR/AED Certified

Interests and Activities: CrossFit, quoting movies, eating, playing new sports, relaxing and enjoying time with family and friends
Favorite Quote: “Hard work always beats talent when talent refuses to work hard”
Contact: Mike@crossfitprototype.com


Brian Zancewicz

 General Manager | Personal Trainer


Brian has been in personal training field for eight years and has been fortunate enough to have over 18 years of exposure to high level power lifting, strong man, and MMA training. Brian’s passion for CrossFit training started when a friend and sparring partner in law enforcement introduced him to it.  The programming, methodology, essence of community, and most of all the fact that CrossFit was universally for everybody, held much appeal to Brian. Brian has been CrossFit level 1 certified for over four years and he holds certifications as NASM certified personal trainer, NASM corrective exercise specialist and USA weightlifting sports performance coach level 1.


Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 2
  • USAW Sports Performance Coach
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist

Interests and Activities: CrossFit, Jiu jitsu, increasing consciousness and enjoying time with family.
Favorite Quote: “There is no salvation in time, you cannot be free in the future. Presence is the key to freedom, so you can only be free now”
Contact: Brian@crossfitprototype.com


Ben Gabriel B.S

CrossFit Coach (CF-L1)/ EMT/ Personal Trainer/ Virtuosity Classes Coach/Weightlifting Specialty

Ben Gabriel is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer who is currently studying exercise science at Becker College. Ben was introduced to CrossFit training in 2009 when playing soccer in High School and immediately saw it to be a much better way to get in shape for the sport. After graduating he built himself his own personal gym in the garage and spent time teaching himself the different movements. He specifically found interest in the Olympic lifts and continues to enjoy the barbell movements. Ben hopes to be able to transfer the passion he has for CrossFit workouts to other people so that they can live a long, healthy, active lifestyle.


Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Becker College
  • CPR/AED Certified

Interests and Activities: Lifting all the weights
Quote: “When in Rome”
Contact: Ben@crossfitprototype.com


Jon Collette

CrossFit Coach (L1) | Personal Trainer | Prototype Nutrition Coach | Head Coach of Prototype kids


Jon started with us shortly after we opened our facility in 2012. He started off opening our Prototype kids program having experience working with troubled youth. Jon now has over 10 years’ experience working with children and is our Head coach for the Prototype kids program. As a child, Jon struggled with being overweight and took a passion in fitness training and nutrition. He’s one of our full-time trainers and enjoys coaching CrossFit as well nutrition with his clients. Outside of the gym Jon’s a Star Wars nerd who loves new experiences and new places to travel.


Certifications:

  • ISSA Personal trainer
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Ignite Neuromotive Coach
  • CPR/AED Certified

Interests:
-CrossFit, Running, Hiking, Sports, Outdoors, Movies, Music
Favorite quote
-“Do or do not. There is no try.” -Yoda
Contact: Jon@crossfitprototype.com


Garret St. Onge B.S

CrossFit Coach (CF-L1)


“I come from a running background with very informal weight training regimen.  Mike and Brian introduced me to Crossfit workouts and I have been hooked since.  The workouts may seem quick and easy but they challenge every individual of all fitness levels.  The workouts vary both in intensity and type (but with a planned course) keeping the workouts fun. This type of training has provided me with vast improvements in my strength and conditioning and I owe that to Crossfit training.

When Mike and Brian opened CrossFit Prototype, I wanted to make sure I was involved.  I started small with the simple cleaning and maintenance of the club and have moved on to upgrading the club with equipment installation and protection devices to give the clients the best possible experience when they are in the box.”


Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Favorite Quote: “You compete against no one but yourself!”
Contact: garret@crossfitprototype.com


Tony Piscillo

CrossFit Coach (CF-L2) | Personal Trainer

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I love fitness! As a kid, I was always involved in sports (soccer, football, baseball & hockey) and started training at a gym when I was 16.  I have worked as a personal trainer for the past 10+ years and in 2008 was introduced to CrossFit, and fell in love. I quickly started sharing Crossfit with my friends & family & opened STCF in 2010.
In 2016 I merged my gym with CFP and have seen the CrossFit community explode. Currently I do personal training and run small group training at CFP. My specialties include Olympic Weightlifting and Endurance.
Certifications :
  • CrossFit L1
  • CrossFit L2
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • USAW L1
  • NASM CPT
Interests:
-CrossFit, Weightlifting, Hiking, longboarding, hockey & spending time with my wife two boys, and 2 dogs.

Bethany Farrar B.S

CrossFit Coach (CF-L1)

Bethany first learned about CrossFit when she was taking classes with Coach Mike back at BSC.. Fitness has always been a passion for her since she received her degree in Physical Education and Exercise Science. CrossFit sparked her interest due to its ever changing routines and having the ability to continually challenge one self. Since starting, she has been in CrossFit competitions and continues to strive for new PRs and be part of the wonderful Prototype community that has become more of a family to her.


Interests and Activities: Lifting heavy, hanging with friends/family, reading, crafting, beaching it, watching movies
Favorite Quote: “The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.” – Audrey Hepburn
Contact: Bethany@crossfitprototype.com


Caitlin Pond M.S

CrossFit Coach (CF-L1)

Caitlin currently holds her CrossFit Level 1 instructor certification and is a former Division III college athlete.  She attended Colby-Sawyer College with a Degree in Biology and minor in Chemistry. Then obtained her Masters Degree in Biotechnology at Worcester State University while working full time at BlueSky Bioservices.

Caitlin competed in track and field through college in multiple events such as hurdles, shot put, javelin, and pole vault. After graduating, she competed in multiple obstacle course races. After completing the Fenway Spartan back in 2012 decided to try our CrossFit. She has been hooked ever since competing in multiple competitions and now looks to bring her wealth of knowledge to CFP!


Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CPR/AED certified

Interests: Anything outside and active paintball, camping, hiking etc. Yoga, food prep, baking (non-paleo high calorie) and cheat meals.
Favorite Quote: Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present. Bil Keane
Contact: cpondrun@gmail.com


Joe Black

CrossFit Coach (CF-L2)

Growing up, I was always active and involved in sports (baseball, basketball, cross-country, indoor track and rollerblading). In 2011, I discovered CrossFit and was instantly hooked. In 2015, I switched my focus to Olympic-style Weightlifting, training with Strength Ratio out of Asheville, North Carolina and competing locally at weightlifting meets throughout Massachusetts.
One of my passions is helping others, which is what led me to coaching and personal training. In January 2017, I quit my corporate job to pursue my passions. I currently work remotely with a few personal training clients and write weightlifting programs for CFP athletes. I am extremely excited to be a part of a great gym and community and look forward to helping others reach and exceed their health and fitness goals!

Certifications
– CrossFit Level 2
– CrossFit Weightlifting
– CrossFit Gymnastics
– USA Weightlifting Sports Performance
– Certificate of Strength & Conditioning Specialists (CSCS, In Progress)
Interests
Weightlifting, CrossFit, working with my hands, a tasty New England IPA, music, spending time with my wife and our animals, hanging with my friends and being around my incredible family
Quote
“The distance between dreams and reality is called action”
Contact: Joe@crossfitprototype.com

Jessica Steurer M.A (R-DMT, LMHC in progress)

Prototype THRIVE! Coach (CF-L1)

Jessica graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Arts in Dance/Performance Studies and a Double Minor in Marketing and Psychology at Roger Williams University. Throughout her undergraduate, she studied under many world renown artists and danced pre-professionally for contemporary and ballet companies, including Urbanity Dance and Boston Ballet. Jessica is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Specialization in Dance Movement Therapy (MA, R-DMT, LMHC).

Jessica currently holds her CrossFit Level 1 certification. Her interest in CrossFit began post-graduation when she thrived to continue to challenge herself with high intensity and diverse training outside of dance. She hopes to share her knowledge and passion for CrossFit, and to continue to be a part of a fun and welcoming community.


Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Interests: Traveling, Cape Cod, Cooking/Baking, Cheat Meals, Music, and Dogs
Favorite Quote: “I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary” – Elon Musk
Contact: Jess@crossfitprototype.com

Steve Cimino B.S

Prototype Elite Sports Training Coach

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Steve began his training career shortly after graduating from Westfield State University. He started exclusively training teams as a skills development coach for the New England Revolution of MLS. Shortly after signing on with the Revolution skills development program, Steve transitioned to their performance development program. Steve was then promoted to director of sports performance, where he focused on the development and progression of all types of athletes. Now working as a group and individual trainer, Steve uses his passion for fitness to push others to succeed.

Certifications:

  • ISSA Personal trainer
  • CPR/AED Certified
  • ICA Fitness & Conditioning for Soccer License
  • NSCAA National Diploma

Contact: Steve@crossfitprototype.com


Kimi Negrin Ph.D

Prototype Nutrition Head Coach

Dr. Kimberly Negrin is the newest addition to the CFP team as the Nutrition Director and Head Coach of Prototype Nutrition. She has been committed to nutrition and life coaching for the last 5 years and specializes in physique transformation. From basic lifestyle changes to the extreme performance and physique athletes, her philosophy encompasses a balanced intake approach to nutrition to achieve goals safely and sustainably. She holds a B.S. in Biochemistry, M.S. in Biomedical Science and Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine from UMASS Medical School specializing in metabolism, obesity/Type 2 Diabetes and metabolic dysfunction that occur under high fat/carbohydrate consumption and unhealthy dietary conditions. She is a regionally awarded All-Natural Figure/Bikini competitor and passionate about being an integral piece of an athletes journey to the stage. As a mentor and life coach, she believes that you are simply one positive thought away from creating the life you dream.  With a passion for science and research, Kimberly takes a holistic and scientific approach to health and wellness by providing her clients with the most up-to-date methods to approach dieting for sustainable results and the necessary resources to provoke habitual change to uncover passions, conquer obstacles and to guide you to your best self.

Contact: Kimberly@crossfitprototype.com


Heather Yeomans M.S

Prototype Nutrition Coach

cfp_12__MG_8860-Edit-300x200Heather has been a part of the Prototype team since 2014, handling community relations and event management. Heather has recently taken on a new role as a Prototype Nutrition coach. She embraces her alma mater, Springfield College’s, philosophy of spirit, mind and body in her work and personal life. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science of Movement Sport Studies as well as a Master’s in Physical Education. Heather is a middle school wellness teacher and coaches basketball.

Heather is constantly trying to push herself to the next fitness level in CrossFit as well as women’s bodybuilding. She recently received her pro card in women’s bodybuilding. She has been committed to her own personal nutrition and looks forward to helping others reach their nutrition goals.


Certifications:

  • Precision Nutrition L-1

Interests and Activities: Working out, competing, cooking, hanging out with family and friends
Favorite Quote: “If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it”.- Ronnie Lott
Contact: heather@crossfitprototype.com


Jackie Cimino B.S

Prototype Nutrition Coach

Jackie started as a Prototype Nutrition Coach in January 2017. Her love of nutrition and cooking started back in college where she starred in and produced her own cooking show from the inside of her dorm room. Multiple episodes on Healthy Cooking in College aired on campus and local access television, unfortunately, Food Network never reached out so she completed her degree in Liberal Arts and Communication.

Shortly after graduating Jackie’s love of health and wellness led her to a job in personal training. She loved working with clients on their fitness and their nutrition goals and later enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to learn more about the holistic approach to health. Jackie believes that living a healthy and balanced lifestyle does not need to feel like a struggle and with the proper tools and knowledge everyone can reach their goals.

Certifications:

-Integrative Nutrition Health & Wellness Coach

-ACSM Personal Trainer

Contact:

Jackie@crossfitprototype.com


Nicole Moore

Member Outreach and Support


Nicole Moore is a Certified Level 1 CrossFit Trainer, who graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2010. Since then she has worked as a pharmacist for CVS Pharmacy. Nicole developed a passion for fitness training in 2011 when she started doing triathlons and training with Michael Collette at Boston Sports Club, where he introduced her to CrossFit workouts. She fell in love with CrossFit, and found that it was a complete lifestyle change by improving her overall quality of life. She enjoyed the constantly varied workouts, and the ability of it to prepare an athlete for the unexpected. Nicole then received her Level 1 Certification in November 2012 and has since found how rewarding it is to coach others and help them improve themselves.


Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • USAW Sports Performance Coach
  • CPR/AED Certified

Contact: nicole@crossfitprototype.com


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