Our Team at CrossFit Prototype

Michael Collette B.S C-PT CES

Owner of CrossFit Prototype

Michael Collette has been in the personal training field for over 7 years and has 12 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
  • CrossFit 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

 Head Coach | 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
  • CPR/AED Certified

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


Jon Collette

Prototype Nutrition Director | CrossFit Coach | Personal Trainer

Jon has been working 1-1 and in small groups with clients on their nutrition for 3 years now. His approach to nutrition is about forming sustainable lifestyle habits to help you succeed. His mindset when it comes to nutrition is not about restricting any specific foods or drinks put understanding how to incorporate them to meet your lifestyle and goals. Jon has experience working with youth athletes, Women getting ready for their weddings, Men looking to increase strength/size, and overall population looking to lose weight and increase their energy without sacrificing their favorite foods.


Certifications:

  • HSPA (Certifid Sports Nutrition Coach)
  • Precision Nutrition (PN-L1)
  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified
  • Ignite Neuromotive Coach
  • ISSA Personal trainer
  • 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


Joe Black

CrossFit Coach | Personal Trainer | Prototype Barbell Head Coach

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
– Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach
– CrossFit Level 2
– USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
– CrossFit Weightlifting
– CrossFit Gymnastics
– Certificate of Strength & Conditioning Specialists (CSCS, In Progress)
– CPR/AED Certified
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

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


Joey Walker

CrossFit Coach | Personal Trainer | Massage Therapist

Joey Walker is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer with heavy interests in Gymnastics working with top-level gymnast Breanna Vacca (Elite Gymnastics academy Ashland, MA), and a background in Olympic Lifting working with USAA and acclaimed Olympic Lifter Carly Mauch a National level lifter in 75 and 75+ weight class.

Growing up in Holyoke, MA he played varsity sports in High school such as Football, Basketball, and Volleyball. After high school, he then became a lifeguard at a local Boys & Girls club where he both had lifeguard duties and also ran Aqua Athletics for seniors as well as rehabilitative individuals. A physical therapist worked at the Boys and Girls club and while watching her help patients in the water recover, it sparked an interest in him to seek a similar profession, thus landing him at Branford Hall Career Institute – where he studied Massage Therapy.  He has been employed as a Licensed Massage therapist for the past 6 years.

A few years ago, Joey gained a significant amount of weight. Eventually, he started a path to take back his life and regain control. He spent a year losing close to 100 pounds. During this time of his transformation, Joey heard about CrossFit and decided to check it out.  He then joined a local CrossFit Box and the rest is history- he was hooked in less than a week! Always looking to better himself. Joey discovered that he loved working hard to improve his own fitness, but he also loved helping others as well. This eventually drove him to obtain his CF-L1 designation in hopes that he could share his passion for CrossFit as a coach. Joey looks forward to helping as many individuals as he can to gain a state of healthiness and happiness.

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • LMT (licensed massage therapist) since 2012
  • CPR/AED Certified

Interests and Activities: Olympic Weightlifting, Gymnastics, Boston Red Sox, a great silver/Blanco Tequila, all sports, hanging out with friends and enjoying the CrossFit community as much as possible.

Favorite Quote: “Keep it light and do it right!”
Contact: Joey@crossfitprototype.com


Garret St. Onge B.S

CrossFit Coach


“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 2 Trainer
  • CPR/AED Certified

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


Bethany Farrar B.S

CrossFit Coach

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

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: caitlin@crossfitprototype.com


Kimi Negrin Ph.D

Prototype Nutrition Consultant

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


Fernando Zengotita

Systems Manager

Fernando is responsible for the day-to-day operations of CrossFit Prototype and Integrated Martial Arts. Fernando uses his 15+ years of business and managerial experience to help the community at CFP thrive. Fernando trains regularly in CrossFit & practices all forms of martial arts such as Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Mixed Martial Arts on a regular basis. He has a blue belt in Jiu Jitsu and has competed in many tournaments medaling in most with the help of CrossFit conditioning. In addition, he helps train the IMA kids martial arts class and trains the Boxing Boot Camp Class.

Contact: Fernando@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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