Our Team

CrossFit Reach ยป Our Team

Robby Blanchard

Robby earned his B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science from Fitchburg State University and is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Robby also holds an MBA from Fitchburg State University. As a CrossFit L1 Trainer and Owner of CrossFit Reach, Robby started CFR with the goal of helping his clients live longer, healthier lives through CrossFit. Robby strives to make CFR the premier CrossFit Box in the area by creating a community that is second to none. Robby is also known to tell some pretty awesome jokes too.

Robby currently holds:

  • B.S. Exercise and Sports Science, Fitchburg State University
  • Master of Business Administration, Fitchburg State University
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • CrossFit L-1 Certified Trainer
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified
  • CrossFit Strongman Certified
  • USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Certified

Dan Dumont
Head Coach

Dan is an extremely passionate person and freely admits to being obsessed with the sport of CrossFit and coaching here at CrossFit Reach. Dan started his CrossFit journey three years ago as a member of our box before transitioning into a coaching role. Through CrossFit, Dan went from being 200lb+ a few years out of college to a trim 175lb CrossFitter and one of the best athletes in the box. Through his own personal journey Dan has gone on to become an excellent coach who has the ability to realize the potential in the person he is coaching and adapt his coaching to suit that person's needs. Dan has also assumed the role of Head Coach and head of Programming here at CrossFit Reach. If there is a workout that was hard and you didn't like...you can thank Dan! Dan is also one of the Coaches of the Reach Barbell Club. Outside of CrossFit, Dan resides in Dracut with his wife and his dog Kendrick. Dan is also a Front End Developer for Constant Contact in Waltham, MA.

Dan currently holds:

  • B.S. Communications Media, Graphic Design, Fitchburg State University
  • CrossFit L1 Trainer
  • USAWL Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
  • Attitude Nation Certified under Jon and Jessica North
  • CrossFit Mobility under Kelly Starrett
  • CrossFit Gymnastics under Jeff Tucker

Crystal Barnes
Coach/Kid's Coach

An athlete through high school and college, Crystal earned her BA in Mathematics from Arizona State University. Staying in shape and active post-graduation became difficult and the typical 45 minute elliptical workouts, redundant. Crystal found TNT Bootcamp in May 2011 and instantly became hooked. Each workout was challenging and always changing. When CrossFit Reach opened in March 2012 it translated beyond the box for her, it became a lifestyle and a second family. She is very excited to start her coaching career here at Reach as a CrossFit L1 Trainer. Crystal is also the Head Coach of our Kids program. As a professional, Crystal works for Philips Electronics in Andover, MA and she is also pursuing her MBA from UMASS Lowell.

Crystal currently holds:

  • B.A. Mathematics, Arizona State University
  • CrossFit L-1 Certified Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids Certified

Jen McArdle

Several years ago Jen was introduced to CrossFit and after completing her first workout, she never looked back. Jen coached at CrossFit Nashua for several years before continuing her coaching career here at Reach. In addition to being an experience coach, Jen is also an incredible athlete. In the 2013 CrossFit Open, Jen placed 2nd for women in all of New Hampshire and 120th out of 4000+ women in the North East. As a coach Jen is very particular when it comes to form and making sure her athletes are performing movements in a safe and effective way. Oh, and her "Fran" time is 2:50.

Jen currently holds:

  • B.S. Spanish Language and Culture, Northeastern University
  • CrossFit L-1 Certified Trainer
  • USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
  • AFAA Group Fitness Certified

Jim Apostolakes

Jim began his career as a member here at CrossFit Reach. In a little over a year, Jim has transformed himself into an athlete who has an incredible engine, a huge desire to learn and get better and al the tools to become a great CrossFitter. No matter what the temperature, hot or cold, you can always find Jim working out without his shirt on. When Jim is coaching, you can find that same passion, dedication and desire in how he runs his classes as he wants you to have the same passion for CrossFit that he has.

Jim currently holds:

  • CrossFit L-1 Certified Trainer
Corianne Zerbey

Corianne is one of our newest coaches and started coaching here in December of 2013. Corianne began her CrossFit journey several years ago and continues to improve as an athlete and a coach. She is currently pursing her degree in Exercise and Sports Science at the University of North Carolina of Charlotte. As a coach one of Corianne's greatest strengths is her ability to motivate through constant cheering and encouragement.

Corianne currently holds:

  • CrossFit L-1 Certified Trainer
  • Certified Personal Trainer, Boston Academy of Personal Training