Meet our Team

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Founder / Box Owner, Coach

I have always had a keen interest in competitive team sports leading me to thrive in playing club and school soccer which I played through college and coached at the high school and U-19 levels, as well as playing basketball and baseball through high school. It was through sport that I learned the value of teamwork, camaraderie, discipline, and hard work.

It was in coaching where I gained an appreciation and pure joy from helping others achieve goals and pushing themselves beyond barriers that seemed unbreakable. That same passion continues as I watch those I work with hit a PR, correct a lift, meet and exceed their goals, and make life changes that may have once seemed insurmountable. This is the reason Rockingham CrossFit exists.

I truly believe that the common thread binding us all together is the desire to fulfill our God-given potential and have fun while we are doing it. For those who are committed to the journey will discover a more healthy, happy, and productive life.

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
Aerobic Capacity Certification

Aaron Clymer

Keith Mcneil

Throughout my life, I have had a passion for improving people. Whether that was coaching kids basketball, martial arts, or forging the paths and careers of young Sailors as a Senior Chief during my 23 years with the U.S. Navy.

My first CrossFit workout was during a deployment in 2012 when I was introduced to “Murph”. This workout proved itself to be one of the hardest workouts I had ever done in my life. Six months after deployment, I had gained a lot of weight, and became severely out of shape. Remembering that workout, I found a local CrossFit box and never looked back.

Now in my mid-40’s, I am in the best physical and mental shape that I have ever been in. My natural leadership abilities, passion for teaching, and love of CrossFit have made for a natural transition to gym ownership with my best friend Aaron.

My ultimate goal is to take goal-oriented, hard-working individuals and bring them into a community that supports each other, and helps each other reach their goals – in fitness and in life.

Founder / Box Owner, Coach

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
USA Weight Lifting

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Coach

From a young age playing town league soccer and t-ball to junior league ice hockey in the IJHL and collegiate men’s rugby in NERFU, the majority of my life has been spent participating in competitive and recreational sports. The sport of CrossFit was introduced to me in 2013, and in my 20+ years of sports, I’ve never been more passionate about a sport. Competition aside, I undoubtedly value the unrestricted benefits of regular training in CrossFit for an individual’s health and wellness more. But my favorite part about this sport is the incredible CrossFit community.

 

Having recently become a father to my daughter Olivia Jane, I’m further driven by the mentality to reinforce a truly healthy, happy and positive lifestyle. It’s a continuous aspiration of mine to be the best version of myself every single day – for my family. They are my everything.

 

Outside of CrossFit, I have a background in Mechanical Engineering and Project Management. Other passions of mine include the outdoors and anything with a motor that's loud and fast.

Adam Stankard

Michael Paquette

Coach, Social Media and Graphic Artist, Facilities Manager

I grew up never being into sports, or even having the drive for anything competitive. I never thought that I would one to head to the gym every day, or ever.

I went to college in Boston for Media Arts & Animation; after college, my sister dragged me to a CrossFit class (as is the same for so many CrossFitters). The rest, as they say, is history – I was hooked.

Now, I am at the gym pretty much every day. Not only for the health benefits but because of the amazing community. I work during the day for an airline, but after work is my favorite part of the day when I can head to the gym and hear about everyone’s day.

CrossFit has made me more confident in my abilities as a human. Being able to say that I can lift twice my body weight off the floor, or back squat the weight of a large man is a pretty amazing thing to discover about yourself.

My fellow athletes became my family. I met my best friends in this environment of working hard, pushing each other, and now I am privileged to be apart of their gym. They keep me in check and keep me going, and we have a blast along the way!

I love the combination of gymnastics and weightlifting. I love the people, and I love the challenge.

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Kids Trainer

Coach

CrossFit for me is the culmination of 20 years spent as a gym rat, a bodybuilder, a powerlifter, an endurance runner, a cyclist and eventually a student of functional training. My foundation in functional training began with flipping tires, dragging cars across parking lots, swinging sledgehammers, throwing kegs, moving atlas stones, sprinting hills, carrying yokes and lifting strongman logs. I was certainly aware
of the CrossFit subculture within the fitness circles I already occupied but only insofar as to pull back the curtain and take a peak; however one fateful afternoon in fall the allure baited me up the side stairs of a basically unmarked warehouse into my first “box” and as the almost universal experience goes…….I was hooked.

The challenge was endless, the workouts were endlessly difficult and I had as many doubts as I had breakthroughs. It was immersive, physically demanding and relentlessly humbling; but those characteristics create the culture of amazing people I’ve met along the way. It’s immensely fulfilling to be able to see fresh faces squeamishly open the side door of a basically unmarked warehouse and be able to become a pivotal part of their journey as a coach, hopefully, a mentor and absolutely a friend.

Jeff Clark

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Peter Koch

Coach

The substantial impact CrossFit has made in my life is the reason why my ultimate mission as a coach is to dedicate an endless effort in providing the opportunity of insight I had the experience in receiving, to anyone willing to begin their training journey.
Coming from a family of 8, my siblings and I were all very active from a young age, participating in a wide range of different athletics and fitness atmospheres had become an integral part of my life. By age 15 I began weightlifting, and after the many years of repetition and complete predictability in my workouts, the unbearable reality of being stuck in a plateau happened. I was certain my passion for fitness was still present within me, and my competitive nature was too determined to let this roadblock stop me. I continued to push through my workouts only to be left with an overall feeling of being unsatisfied every time.

During this time in my life, a friend suggested I join them in a CrossFit session, and from that road on, my passion for working out again finally had its light shed back. My standard gym lacked all the unique aspects CrossFit provided me with, and being able to experience it and not dream of it anymore, gave me a feeling of euphoria. The community, friendships, and overall encouraging atmosphere had left me implemented with the true depth in phrases such as “Do it! Don’t give up! You will never know what you are capable of until you try! You are NOT your failures! Keep going! ” This influential outlook I’ve obtained from CrossFit has changed my life in the most unimaginable ways and not only from a physical level but from a mental and spiritual level as well.

It has led me with the capability to achieve any goal I set even if a countless number of approaches is required; as well as face any obstacles in my daily life because the instilled drive within me makes it fully possible.
By stepping out of my comfort zone I found I have only been positively affected by the deep-rooted principles and possibilities that CrossFit holds. I took the personal action of becoming a coach in the hopes of passing this drive on to as many as I can, and to promote the understanding that being your best, not the best, is one of the most crucial goals for one to obtain. 

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
 

Coach

From being a kid kicking around the farm to being an adult and becoming a competitive equestrian, I was always surrounded by people; people who would challenge me and push me to be the best rider I could be. Shortly after I graduated college, I stopped riding competitively and I soon after lost the spark I once felt, I lost my community.

One day I was dragged by a friend into my very first CrossFit class and I never looked back. I left that class humbled, intrigued and wanting to learn more. CrossFit challenged me and pushed me all while bringing me into a community that supports one another. I found my spark that I once felt from riding competitively and decided along the way that being strong was fun and I still didn’t have a knack for running.

I fell in love with the functionality of CrossFit and the never-ending ways to adapt and scale movements. During my endeavor of learning, I stumbled upon a passion for sharing my knowledge with others. I quickly began to discover how much I enjoyed helping people uncover skills and movements they didn’t know they were capable of. Nothing brings a smile to my face more than watching athletes uncover their true potential by challenging themselves with the support of others. I met fellow athletes who would eventually become my family. I found a community, a family and a challenge all in one.

Alex Rizzo

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
 

Our Community

Our members train together – we push each other. You’ll find yourself working harder than you ever thought you could, while rediscovering that inner child that loves – and looks forward to – playing and having fun.

You will find yourself breaking down barriers and setting new standards for yourself, along with the people beside you.

We strive to create a bond among our members that can’t be faked or manufactured.

Together we sweat. Together we grow. We find weaknesses and we get stronger, together.

The community of CrossFit is one of our greatest strengths.

We are supportive, we are competitive, we are strong and we are humble … we are Rockletes.

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Our Story

It was first conceived as an idea between two friends over dinner, as a humble thought: “How can we help the most people improve themselves in our community?”  From that little spark, Rockingham CrossFit was born. Five years earlier Aaron Clymer and Keith Macneil were brought together through CrossFit. First as acquaintances, workout partners, competition teammates, coaches, best of friends and eventually CrossFit affiliate owners.

Their passion for fitness and thirst for knowledge is as infectious as their fun-loving personalities.  Even though random dance sessions and constant laughter can be heard inside the walls of RCF, they take learning and fitness extremely serious, and they expect no less from their coaches and staff.

The mix of Aaron’s triathlete training, high school and collegiate experience both as an athlete and a coach, and Keith’s military and coaching experience has been the perfect marriage of hard work, dedication and commitment.  This prescription of humor, tireless devotion to their craft, and guiding their members to reach their full potential has culminated in RCF blossoming into a first-class CrossFit affiliate and the Londonderry area’s premier destination for CrossFit, fitness and most of all…fun.