About Us

Mike Young

Co-Owner (Director of Training & Head Coach)

Take classes with Mike and you are tapping into a huge database of CrossFit wisdom. He wants to help you reach your full potential and has plenty of tools in his arsenal to do so. He brings well-rounded athleticism and a positive attitude to the CFF community. Mike is also the uber-competitive athlete, competing in any race he can get his hands on! Train with him, and tap into his contagious athletic habits to become a strong CrossFitter.

  • CrossFit Level 2 Certified
  • CrossFit Judges Course & CrossFit Scaling Course
  • USAW Level 1 – Sports Performance Coaching Certificate
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified
  • BrandX Method Kids Advanced Certified
  • Captain of the CREW team for the Division III Tigers in the Liberty League
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) – BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • SUNY Alfred – Associates of Applied Science in Mechanical Design Engineering Technology

Contact: myoung@CrossFit-Framingham.com

Chantal Balben

Co-Owner (General Manager & Coach)

With an extensive gymnastics background Chantal is a natural at CrossFit and coaching others. Her skilled but easy going demeanor can put even the most intimidated Newbie at ease. As an experienced children’s gymnastic coach, Chantal sees many similarities in coaching CrossFit: “Focus first on technique, we take small steps, and I always encourage, encourage, encourage!”

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified
  • CPR/First Aid Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Instructor Certified
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine – Personal Trainer Certified
  • Curry College – BS in Community Health & Wellness

Meaghan Giansiracusa

Co-Owner (Coach)

Meg has an addictive positive personality that is impossible to resist and an unrelenting passion for fitness and changing people’s live for the better.  Her fitness is a passion that started with the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira and helping to grow that gym into a booming successful venture; seeking more strength and well rounded fitness she transitioned into CrossFit and never looked back. You can spot her immediately from across the gym by looking for the most brightly colored spandex.

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified
  • CPR/First Aid Certified

Allyssa Bates

Co-Owner (YOGA Instructor & Coach)

Allyssa is our “Croga* Master” extraordinaire.  She has been with us since August, 2013 and the community hopes she never leaves. Her classes are the perfect compliment to our WODS and user friendly for the beginner. Allyssa will help you stretch your tired, sore muscles for a great post-WOD recovery.

Fun fact: Allyssa held her high school record for the 200 Butterfly for 18 years!

  • YogaFit Certified
  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified
  • Yoga Instructor @ BSC & Fitcorp
  • Spinning and Boot camp trainer
  • 10 Marathons
  • CPR/AED Adult & Child Certified
  • UMass Amherst – MS in Sports Management
  • Babson College – MBA

* “Croga” – CFF terminology for Allyssa’s post – WOD yoga classes.

Cameron Carpenter


After discovering CrossFit from working at the Y for 8 years I never looked back. Focusing on gymnastics and weightlifting, CrossFit only brought helping others become better versions of themselves became a main goal. Firmly believing that everyone could benefit from what Crossfit has to offer, he enjoys helping athletes of all levels reach their next goals.

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified
  • AFAA certified personal trainer
  • TRX trainer
  • BrandX Method Kids Certified
  • CPR/AED Certified

Adam Oliver


Adam brings a wealth of academic knowledge and several fitness certifications to our CFF team with a BS degree in Phys Ed including course work in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, and Nutrition.  He was the lead CrossFit coach for 2 years at his previous box where he also played a major part in the daily operations.  His goal is to provide clients with the tools for lifelong fitness.

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified
  • Crossfit Level 2 Certified
  • CrossFit Mobility Trainer Certified
  • USAW Level 1 – Sports Performance Coaching Certified
  • NFHS Interscholastic Coaching Certified
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certified
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Adult & Pediatric Certified
  • Pursuing Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialists (CSCS)
  • Norwich University – BS in Physical Education
  • NU – Corps of Cadets


Katrina DiGiacomo


Katrina has a passion for teamwork and helping others achieve their goals.  She especially loves how CrossFit compliments her gymnastics background as a coach and as a gymnast. Helping people with anything gymnastics related is her specialty, “Seeing people achieve their fitness goals is such an amazing thing to witness and be a part of!”

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified
  • Current USA Gymnastics Coach
  • BrandX Method Kids Certified
  • CPR/AED Certified
  • Xcel Diamond Level Competitive Gymnast
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