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About Crossfit Boynton Beach

RobLabar-GYMRob is the co-owner (managing member) of CrossFit Boynton Beach. Rob is a 5+ year veteran in the sport of CrossFit and Olympic lifting. Prior to CrossFit, Rob spent his whole life in a traditional gym doing non-traditional training. Rob’s training was very ‘CrossFit like’ prior to hearing about CrossFit. Once learning about CrossFit, the transition was natural and logical. A no brainier.

In 2013, in addition to winning 4 major local competitions in FL, Rob qualified for the CrossFit Games in California and placed 10th in the world! (40-44 division). Rob has a strong background in management and has the ability to create super teams in way of coaching staff. Rob’s goal is to create an overall experience that is unmatched anywhere else. We hope you agree.

Coaches

 

Rob Labar

Rob has always had a passion for human performance. Rob is Crossfit certified, holds an Olympic Lifting certification under Coach Mike Burgener (Senior Int’l Weightlifting Coach for the US) and a Kettlebell certification through Agatsu under Shawn Mozen. Rob has also attended numerous other Weight-lifting seminars and clinics. He is a student of the game and is always continuing to improve both as a coach and an athlete.

His formal education includes a Bachelor of Science in Business from FL Atlantic University.

Rob practices what he preaches, having competed in CrossFit competitions over the past 5 years, starting with the 2009 Southeast Regionals and a participant on the winning affiliate team, and placed 28th in 2010 at the FL sectionals. Rob was the Event Director for the SE Regional CrossFit Games in 2011 & 2012.

In 2013, Rob got back in to the competitive side of things and placed 9th in the world in the mens 40-44 division in the 2013 Open, earning a spot in the 2013 CrossFit Games, where he competed earning a 10th place finish worldwide.

E-mail: Rob@crossfitboyntonbeach.com
Phone: 561-702-4844

Sarah Franklin

Coach

Sarah has a passion for people, fitness and health. Sarah’s athletic career began as a child and grew into her college years where she played 4 years of Volleyball at Covenant College. Sarah was an all-conference and all-region volleyball player, finishing 2nd in the Nation in kills! She also received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.

Sarah is a fierce athlete and competitor, and was part of the winning team at the 2009 CrossFit SE Regional Games in Jacksonville and competed on the CrossFit Boynton Beach Team at the 2013 SE Regional Games, and most recently competed as an individual in the 2014 SE Regional CrossFit Games

Sarah has worked in the health and wellness industry for the past 8 years and is now pursuing a career  as a firefighter/paramedic.

Sarah has been a CrossFit Certified Instructor since 2009.

Aline Labar

Coach

Aline’s passion for fitness began in middle school when she joined the track team. After high school, Aline maintained a fitness regimen of running and minimal weights. In 2008, Aline was introduced to CrossFit and found out what true fitness was all about.

Since becoming CrossFit Certified in 2009, Aline entered the competition arena by competing in the 2010 CrossFit Games. Aline qualified at Sectionals by finishing top 15 in the State of FL. She then went on to compete at SE Regionals in Jacksonville. Although she did not place in the top 4 (in the Southeast 7 states) to qualify for advancement, she was fortunate to be able to compete with an affiliate team at the CrossFit Int’l Games in California. Aline also competed in the 2011 Open, placing 39th in the SE Region, which qualified her to compete at the Southeast Regionals in Jacksonville.

Aline has attended various weightlifting clinics including Danny Comargo & Glen Pendlay, as well as receiving her CrossFit Kids certification in 2012.  She didn’t waste any in launching our CrossFit Teens program at Boynton Beach.  It is a thriving program, Aline does the programming.

Aline is a Registered ER Nurse at JFK, a wife to Rob LaBar, and a proud mother to Kailie & Kaden.

Alex Ruggiere

Head Coach

Alex is a young athlete with a bright future. His background includes 4 years of wrestling in high school where he qualified for state his junior and senior year. He then went to the next level by taking up MMA in 2008 where he currently holds a record of 13-1.

In efforts to increase his strength and overall conditioning, Alex turned to CrossFit. Alex excelled instantly, and after 6 months became certified as a CrossFit instructor. His passion for the sport is evident each day as he strives to continue to be a better coach and athlete.

Alex has also attended the most comprehensive certifications through Optimum Perfomance Training (OPT) including Program Design and Assessment. He’s also attended various Olympic Lifting seminars including Glenn Pendlay (Senior Olympic Weight Lifting Coach) and Donny Shankle (Senior national champion, World Team member and Pan Am team member). As well as with Jesus Henares, Junior European National Championship, and with Jon North ‘Attidude Nation’. Alex currenly receives programming & Coaching from Travis Mash, Head coach for Attitude Nation Weightlifting Team.

Alex has competed at several local competitions and was a part of the CrossFit Boynton Beach Team for the 2013 SE Regionals Games

Alex is currently programming for many CrossFit Boynton Beach members for our Individualized Design Program (ID)

Derek Bishop

Coach

Raised in Bradenton, FL coach Derek Bishop was quickly recognized for his athletic abilities at a fairly young age. He was a two time All-state football Player and a 4 year state qualifier for weightlifting at Bayshore High School. This lead to an athletic scholarship at 1- AA Liberty University where he played football as a fullback under Danny Rocco and trained alongside Master Strength Coach Bill Gillespie during the 2008-2009 season. Come 2010, Derek graduated with a Degree in Economics.

Derek started at Crossfit in May 2013, and is now the Crossfit Boynton Beach resident power house and currently boasts a 280# snatch, 345# clean & Jerk and a 465# back squat! He’s a tank and currently holds a Crossfit level 1 certification which he gained in November of 2013 and his passion for fitness is provided well throughout his training.

Allow Derek’s passion and success in fitness come to you as a huge benefit. His knowledge, high quality training and experience will provide exceptional benefits to you when trying to achieve overall health, fitness and happiness.

John Thomas

Coach

John is a Level 1 certified coach, a veteran of the armed forces, and grew up playing ice hockey in Massachusetts.  During his time in the military he went through part of BUD/s (SEAL) training and first started dabbling in Crossfit in 2006.  After sustaining a major injury during the 2012 open John has recovered to become a more focused athlete.  He has 3+ years coaching experience and is passionate about what he does.  

Tom Hemenway

Coach

Tom is a 12 year veteran with Deerfield Beach Fire Rescue and a Paramedic. Tom also serves as a Life Guard for the City of Delray Beach.

Tom has dominated in Sports his whole life. Tom attended Towson University where he obtained a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. While attending this Division 1 school, Tom made Conference Finals his junior and senior year in the 200m Individual Swim Medley and the 200m Backstroke. Tom became the captain of the swim team his senior year.

Tom also competed in Life Guard competitions around the country. Tom had (2) third place finishes in the ‘Landline’ and ‘Surf’ rescue events, and finished 9th in ‘Beach Flags’ at Lifeguard Nationals. This competition included United States and Australia.

After falling in love with CrossFit, Tom became CrossFit certified and attended an Olymplic Weightlifting seminar from Danny Camargo, President of Florida Weightlifting Federation. Tom would like to share his passion for sports, fitness & CrossFit with others.

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Delray Beach Location

1405 N. Congress Ave #14
Delray Beach, FL 33445
Phone: (561) 276-3699

Boynton Beach Location

975 Gateway Blvd. Suite 106
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Phone: (561) 702-4844

West Palm Beach Location

512 Evernia St.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: (561) 702-4844